In April 2006, a new contract came into effect in NHS Orthodontics between orthodontic providers and NHS England. Katz & Madhok Orthodontics has an NHS contract that secures funding from the Local Area Team, and therefore we are able to provide orthodontic treatment under the NHS.
NHS orthodontic treatment is subject to the following conditions:
- Patient must be referred by general dental practitioner
- Treatment must start before the age of 18
- Patient's individual orthodontic needs must meet the NHS qualification criteria
The initial consultation is free of charge, and we aim to see patients within 4 weeks of the initial referral. As we have no waiting list, once approved, the treatment will normally commence within 8 weeks of your initial consultation.
Alternatively, if your child does not qualify for NHS treatment, you will be given the option to undertake orthodontic treatment privately.