Would I be able to get braces or a retainer on the NHS?

Q.
Hello Dr Hutchinson. i had a brace when i was about 13- 14 and had 4 teeth removed due to over crowding i had head gear at night to bring one tooth on the top down and elastic bands but when i had them removed i didn’t wear my retainer i had no problem untill i had turned 21 ad fell pregnant when my wisdom teeth started to grow i have had all 4 of them removed but now i am 28 i have noticed my teeth arent as straight as they should be the bottom are more crooked and some of them overlap and on the top one of my teeth stick out just a little bit would i be able to get a brace or retainer on the nhs just to strighten them out
A.
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. Sadly not, the NHS Orthodontics treatment is only offered for children. If you live near a Dental Hospital that teaches students you may be able to be treated by them free of charge. Hopefully that is of some assistance to you.
Dr Ian Hutchinson

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