Are the dentists scamming me?!
Question: Are the dentists scamming me?
The NHS will provide you with orthodontic treatment for genuine clinical need up to the age of 19 and in full time education.
Have you actually been referred to the orthodontist?
Check when the referral letter was sent by your dentist?
If the referral letter was sent then ring the clinic and see when it was received and hw long you have now been waiting for an appointment?
But the issue may be that you are actually borderline to meet the clinical criteria and are therefore a low priority. They no longer provide for cosmetic reasons.
It should not after this amount of time still be with your dentist and you should by now be dealing with the orthodontic clinic.
i think it sounds like they are dragging their feet on this.The NHS were reluctant to give my daughter a brace when her front teeth crossed over said it was only cosmetic and i had to go private for her.Trouble is they are strapped for cash so they tell us. we were told a brace should be fitted as early as possible
It seems like it to me. Try another dentist, or just get mad at him. That often works.
You'll still get them free if you are still in education or on a low income