The NHS have developed this picture chart to make it easier for patients to understand if they are eligible for NHS braces. The NHS will only fund moderate to severe cases that they deem require treatment for functional purposes or to maintain good oral hygiene. Looking at the pictures numbered 1 – 10, they will only provide funding for patients scored 6-10. 1-5 are not eligible for treatment under the NHS. However, your orthodontist is the best person to advise you if you qualify, as there is a much more detailed scoring system that your orthodontist will conduct to give you your overall score.
Aesthetic Component Chart