To receive NHS orthodontic treatment patients need to be assessed by an orthodontist using a special index called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). When the index is measured at or above a level set by national guidance, it is clinically appropriate for them to receive NHS orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic Waiting Times
To support referrals for NHS orthodontic treatment, the downloadable document below provides current recorded waiting times for each provider. This information should form part of the discussions with patients and their parents, to allow an informed choice of provider to be made.
Orthodontic Waiting Times -
The NHS Orthodontic Care Pathway
Please find the care pathway resources below:
|Wessex Orthodontic Referral Pathway|
|Wessex Orthodontic Referral Form|