Private or NHS
At Cygnet Orthodontics we believe in the highest standard of care for all our patients whether private or NHS.
NHS treatment is only offered to patients under the age of 18 at the time treatment starts. Patients must be seen to need treatment under the government assessment criteria called the IOTN. Appointment times are offered between 9.30 pm and 3 pm and we use metal braces.
Unfortunately due to the constraints on the NHS funding there is a treatment waiting list for NHS patients.
Children and teenagers can see the orthodontist sooner and not need to wait on the NHS waiting list.
There is more flexibility to the appointment times available to our private patients.
Certain braces are not available under the NHS such as clear braces invisible clear aligners (Invisalign) or braces on the inside of the teeth such as Incognito.
Treatment for digit habit and some problems of the dentition are not offered for early treatment under then NHS.
There is no treatment exceptions for those patients that have psychological effects under the NHS as a result of bullying or patient concerns about their appearance.
We have several levels of treatments on a private basis limited to the times the appointments are available.
Independent Patients can be seen with appointment times between 9am and 4pm on weekdays. You can book one appointment ahead therefore giving more availability to book around holidays and school timetable. We use metal braces which have coloured elastics if required. There is a reduced fee for this service. Clearer brace options can be added to this plan with additional cost for the types of brackets used.
For all our private patients there is the ability to come at any time the practice is open, book multiple appointments ahead in time subject tot appointment availability and the choice of all the braces that we offer in the practice. This service is seen as the premier service and the benefits are reflected in the investment for the treatment.
Payment for your treatment can be made with a 20% deposit which is payable at the start of treatment with the remainder paid by monthly standing orders over the treatment time. Alternatively the full fee for your treatment can be paid up front minus the administration fee for standing order payments.
We accept all major debit cards, master card and visa except American Express.