NHS referrals

NHS referrals

At Neo Orthodontics, we can treat patients under the NHS.

NHS orthodontic treatment

Neo Orthodontics was established in 2011. Each year we receive more than 1,000 patient referrals from over 100 dentists. We offer NHS treatment in routine cases, up to 18-years of age. However, we recommend patients are referred to us before they are 16-years-old, as they may have to wait for an appointment. Appointment dates vary from time to time, so please contact reception for further details.

To be eligible for NHS treatment, patients must score 3.6 or above on The Index of Treatment Need (IOTN)


NHS waiting list

Once you have referred a patient to us for an orthodontic assessment, they will be placed on our New Patient Waiting List, subject to the assessment outcome. If the patient is eligible for NHS treatment, they will then move to our Treatment Waiting List.

We receive over 1,500 referrals a year; therefore, we have two types of waiting lists:

  • New Patient waiting list: Approx. 18 – 24 months
  • Treatment waiting list: Approx. 3 – 6 months

However, this is subject to change. We shall contact your patient by letter when we are ready to arrange an NHS orthodontic assessment.


How to refer

All child patients should be assessed orthodontically by their own family dentist at nine years of age. Patients should preferably be referred when all of their permanent teeth have erupted. If a problem is found, early referral is preferable to late referral.

All NHS patients are required to be referred by their family dentist.

For your convenience you are able to refer patients by downloading our referral form and returning to us via fax or post.

Email: referrals@neo-orthodontics.co.uk
Fax: 0844 3756 931
Post: You can refer to us by post or by personal correspondence.

Orthodontic GDP NHS & private referral form