I'm over 18 and have been referred to see an orthodontist because of a severe underbite. I got bullied badly at school and had a fear of the dentist hence when the surgery was not done earlier. After six months I have my initial consultation in two weeks. How long have you waited? Is there a long waiting list in the NHS? I've waited so long I just want the braces and then surgery... If only it all happened that quickly!!