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Parents – your chance to shape NHS Orthodontic Services

8th November 2018


NHS England wants to hear your views about how you feel child orthodontic services should be delivered in the future. Orthodontic treatment, which often involves fitting braces, is used to:

•           improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth; and
•           correct problems with the bite of the teeth.

All parents of primary age children in the Midlands are encouraged to complete this online survey, which asks for your views about:

•           preferred appointment times
•           whether you would prefer your child’s orthodontist to be based near your home, school or place of work
•           how important it is that your child’s orthodontist is accessible using public transport
•           acceptable waiting times for assessment and treatment

Parents whose children are already receiving treatment are also asked to rate the quality of the service and share any suggestions you may have about how it could be improved.

An NHS spokesperson said: “We are responsible for planning, buying and monitoring NHS orthodontic services to make sure they meet the needs of local people. We will soon be arranging new contracts to provide these services in the future and we want to hear the people’s views about what the services should look like. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey so your views can be taken into account.”

You can complete the survey here:

The closing date is Sunday 25 November 2018.

By completing the survey, you are consenting to the information being shared with NHS England Midlands & East (Central Midlands).