Can I Get Help with Payment for Braces if I’m on Jobseeker’s Allowance?

Q.
Can I get braces for free if I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance?

I asked my dentist for braces when I was 13 years old. I waited over a year for an appointment to get braces. When I went to attend my appointment, I was told that my appointment was made earlier and a letter was sent to my house. By this time I had moved house so I was not aware of the appointment change. Later I visited my dental surgery and it showed on the computer that my treatment had been done. Later I explained to my dentist and he gave me another appointment but I was told to get my braces done later at the dental hospital. Now I am 20 and receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance.

I have spoken to my dentist and was informed that I have to pay over £4000 to get braces and implants in place of extracted teeth.

Is there any way I can get it for free or get help with the cost as I am not working and it would take me years to save £4000?  Thank you for your time.

A.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t manage to get the braces done when you were younger. However, brace treatment is only available on the NHS for people under 18. Regards, Andrew. 
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