You can download an easy to use referral guide for every day use HERE
Is my patient eligible for NHS treatment?
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Eligibility for free-of-charge NHS orthodontic treatment is based on the severity of the malocclusion measured using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN), and on the age of the patient.
When should I refer for an orthodontic assessment?
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Most patients can be referred when the permanent teeth are first established. Find out more about the important occasions when this is not the case.
Where should I refer my patient?
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The definitive answer to this question will depend on local arrangements and you may wish to contact your Primary Care Trust, Managed Clinical Network or Local Dental Committee.
How do I make a referral?
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These tips are intended to help get the best and most efficient treatment for your patients when making an orthodontic referral.
When should I avoid making an orthodontic referral?
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There are occasions when an orthodontic referral may not be appropriate. Find out more here
What are the options for referring adults or patients with mild problems?
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Many adults are now seeking orthodontic treatment for a wide variety of problems. There is limited funding for adult orthodontic treatments with the majority being carried out on a private basis. For patients with mild orthodontic problems who do not qualify for NHS treatment some may choose to seek a private referral regardless.