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NHS Orthodontics - Discover your smile with our Park Orthodontists

Are you looking to get NHS orthodontics for a better smile?

Book a complimentary smile assessment at Park Orthodontics to determine your eligibility for an NHS orthodontic treatment.


Subject to age and status, minimum spend applies.

Find Out If You’re Eligible for NHS Orthodontic Treatment

We offer all the NHS orthodontic services. This includes assessments, digital x-rays and braces.

Dentists can refer children and adults to be assessed via phone, post, e-mail, and website. Once assessed, we will let you know if you are eligible for NHS treatment and discuss your treatment options.

The NHS will provide funding towards moderate to severe misalignment cases; however, mild problems are not covered. If you do not qualify for NHS treatment, you will be advised of the private options, which may include a discounted ‘NHS equivalent’ independent treatment.

Children under 18 years of age, adults under 19 years of age in full-time education or adults on relevant government benefits will be offered the initial examination free of charge under the NHS. Adult patients who do not fall into these categories are still entitled to an NHS assessment but will be charged a fee. Please call or e-mail us if you are unsure which category you are in.

Dr Andrew McGregor

Does The NHS Provide Invisalign Treatment

Hi. I’m Andrew McGregor. I’m a specialist orthodontist here at Park Orthodontics. A question I often get asked is, does the NHS provide Invisalign? Click the Play button to find out more.

Steps To Getting NHS Orthodontic Treatment

The following are the primary steps to getting NHS orthodontic treatment.

Benefits of Getting NHS Orthodontics

The following benefits are also the primary reasons why people get NHS orthodontic treatment:

Removal of dental crowding

Your dentist will correct any closing spaces of your teeth and straighten them out for a significantly improved smile.

Alignment of dental arches

NHS orthodontic treatment is designed to correct your bite so both the front and back teeth are even.

Reduced likelihood of damage to teeth

When a dentist applies NHS orthodontics, your chances of experiencing damage to prominent teeth will be reduced dramatically.

iTero Element Scanner

See your new smile before treatment starts!

All our patients are involved in their treatment decision.

This is made possible by using the sophisticated smile simulation software within our iTero scanners.

Our 3D scan will show what your new smile could look like after orthodontic treatment and allow you to make and see real-time modifications to ensure you will be happy with the end result!

Ask Questions

Have Questions About Our Teeth Straightening Solutions?

If you have enquiries about our teeth straightening solutions, don’t hesitate to contact Park Orthodontics. We are open to answering your questions, so you’ll know which approach is right for you.
Andrew McGregor in Surgery

We Offer Private Dental Treatment Options

An appointment for an orthodontic assessment will determine if you’re an excellent match to receive NHS orthodontic treatment.

If you aren’t eligible or don’t want to wait, you can still use one of our private treatment options.

The most common dental treatment alternatives we offer at Park Orthodontics are traditional braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign.


Patient Testimonials

You can also take a look at our 5-Star Google & Facebook reviews from happy patients.

“Just wanted to say a big Thank you to all the team at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow. My son had his braces taken off today after 18 months and his new straight teeth look amazing. From day one the teeth straightening service at Park has been first class!”
Carol McGowan, Old Kilpatrick
“I've just finished my 'active' treatment with Park Orthodontics and I am more than happy with my results. The whole team were very welcoming and professional and put me at ease for all my appointments. I could not recommend Park Orthodontics more!”
Hannah Yahya, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute
“Nothing but professional, my daughter Sarah got her braces off today after nearly 2 years and I can’t get her away from the mirror, the difference is unbelievable! Everyone at the practice have been great . I couldn’t recommend them higher!”
Alan Wright, Glasgow
Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about NHS orthodontic treatment.

The high demand and funding availability are the main reasons for a waiting list.

The National Health Service is responsible for funding all expenses of individuals qualified for orthodontic treatment.

Individuals not eligible for NHS treatment may seek private dental options instead.

In Scotland, you can have NHS orthodontics at any age. You have to qualify the same way as kids. If you are under 26 years old and eligible, your treatment will paid for by the NHS.

The ideal age to have NHS orthodontic braces is usually around 12 or 13, while a child's mouth and jaws are still growing, but sometimes it can be earlier or later. The prospect for improvement in an adult is more limited, treatment is likely to take longer, and there is a good possibility you will have to go private.

Yes! Ask for a referral to the new orthodontist with a history of your treatment so far. Ask for the study models and x-rays to be sent on or given to you to take to the new orthodontist. Under the new NHS contract, since 1st April 2006, there has been no official obstacle to changing orthodontists should you wish to.

No, unfortunately not. National Health Service funding doesn't cover invisible brace options like Invisalign clear aligners or clear braces. NHS treatment includes fixed metal braces and functional appliances. It’s worth noting that fixed braces are an excellent way to straighten your teeth.

NHS orthodontic care isn't usually available to adults. However, it can sometimes be approved on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, you are extremely unlikely to be offered Invisalign braces. NHS treatment is usually carried out using fixed metal braces.

As part of NHS orthodontics treatment, your orthodontist is responsible for your care 12 months after treatment ends. After this period, you'll have to pay privately for continuing maintenance, repeated treatment, and any replacements or repair of retainers.

For the NHS to approve your application, we will take records (including photos, impressions for study models and x-rays of your teeth). We then send these off along with a treatment plan to Primary Care Services for independent approval. The waiting time is approximately one week from receipt of all documents. Once approval is granted, we can get started with your treatment!

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