Would braces be covered by the NHS?
Q. Hi Dr Caplan, i am 27 and have what i consider really crooked teeth which are probably caused by an overlapping bight. I have arranged through my dentist to see a specialist about braces or what would need to be done and my dentist says it would probably require surgery to align the jaw. Would the NHS cover any of this? I dont have a high paying job, but have a crooked smile really affects my confidence and i really want to get this fixed.,
A. This is unlikely to be covered by the NHS