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NHS TREATMENT AT BRIGHT ORTHODONTICS

Bright Orthodontics are pleased to provide NHS orthodontic treatment for motivated patients under 18 with excellent oral hygiene and meet the NHS IOTN criteria.

Once we’ve received your details from the central dental referral portal, our team of Specialist Orthodontists will carry out assessments, and those who meet the criteria will be offered NHS orthodontic treatment.

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BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT

We hope all patients will read and understand the information we send you before embarking on your NHS Patient Journey with us. You’ll need to ensure you’ve filled out the online forms we’ve sent 24 hours in advance. You must let us know if the child has additional needs; We may then ask for more information to make sure we can best help your child during their visit.

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THE NHS ASSESSMENT

During your initial appointment you can discuss any initial concerns with one of our Specialist Orthodontists whilst we assess your bite and alignment to determine your IOTN Score. This is straightforward and involves nothing more than taking a few measurements. We may also take clinical photographs and x-rays.

Once we’ve determined your treatment needs and you’ve understood the commitment to treatment, you’ll be offered an appointment for records (photos, scan, Xrays) and then appointment for consent where we will discuss all of your treatment options. A legal guardian must be present in this appointment to obtain consent for those under 18 years of age.

At the end of your assessment visit you’ll proceed, starting in one of the following groups:

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Qualify for treatment

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Review

You’re nearly there! Your review appointment Orthodontic treatment is carefully planned to commence…

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Hospital Referral

We’ve referred you elsewhere - let us explain why! Occasionally correcting your bite…

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Discharge

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PATIENT JOURNEY AFTER CONSENT

Whether you/your child is having a removable brace or a fixed brace, we’ll give you the appointment to fit the appliance and take onboard any additional information you’ll need to take care of your brace and to keep teeth healthy.

Your fitting appointment will be between 30-60 minutes depending on the type of braces you’re receiving. We also offer a brace care kit that can be purchased at reception.

THE PATIENT JOURNEY

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First Contact

We will contact you to book an appointment and sent online forms to complete. Please complete these atleast 24 hours before your appointment.

Initial Consultation

A Specialist Orthodontist will assess if you qualify for NHS treatment and discuss your smile goals.

Clinical Records

You’ll have photographs, 3D scans, and x-rays taken to help us create a treatment plan.

Treatment Planning and Consent

We’ll present your treatment options and ask for your consent to start treatment.

Brace Fit

The start of your treatment - your brace fit appointment will take approximately 20-60minutes. We will give you all the information you need on how to care for your new braces.

Progress and Adjustments

Every 6-10 weeks you’ll see us to make minor adjustments and review your progress.

Brace Removal

It’s smile day! We’ll carefully remove your braces and take scans to create your retainers.

Retainer Fit

24hrs after your brace removal we’ll give you retainers to keep your teeth straight.

Retainer Reviews

You’ll see us every 2-3 more times to check that your retainers are still fitting well. Don’t forget to bring them with you!

Discharge

Congratulations! You’re ready to be discharged from our care. If you ever have any problems in the future we’re always happy to see you!

GETTING STARTED

CONSULTATION

PRE TREATMENT RECORDS

PLANNING & CONSENTING

FITTING

FITTING YOUR BRACE

ADJUSTING YOUR BRACE

REMOVAL OF BRACES

AFTERCARE

FITTING RETAINERS

CHECKING RETAINERS

DISCHARGE

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