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Advice on the NHS waiting list

Our NHS waiting list time is currently 36-42 months for patients with no health need for urgent treatment, although it is possible for us to give certain patients priority to start treatment sooner where there is a clear clinical need, such as:

  • Patients with impacted canines, where there is a risk of root damage to adjacent teeth
  • Patients who need functional appliance treatment, who would need to start before the end of their growth spurt

In the interest of fairness to all our patients, we cannot reduce waiting list times where there is no clinical need, such as:

  • Patients with severe crowding
  • Patients with high aesthetic need for treatment
  • Patients with speech problems
  • Patients with IOTN 5 but no clinical reason for urgency
  • Patients who prefer an earlier start due to school or college commitments

Equally, there are situations where waiting a period of time would be of benefit to the patient, for example:

  • Patients awaiting exfoliation of their primary dentition.
  • Patients with CIII skeletal problems, where treatment may be best delayed until after their growth spurt.

The above clinical situations are only examples and are not inclusive of all possible clinical scenarios. Please contact us for advice if you have any questions.

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