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NHS vs Private

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:44 am
by RachF
I am being treated on the NHS currently and have had braces on for 16 months, I have joint clinic tonight to discuss my treatment plan and hopefully get a date for the op.

I have private health care through my employer which wouldn't pay for orthodontics but MAY pay for surgery. I need upper jaw impaction, lower jaw advancement and genioplasty so I am guessing it is Lefort 1, BSSO & Genio? I will confirm that tonight anyway.

Has anyone gone from NHS orthodontics to private surgery? Does it work out ok? I will be using the same surgeon whether I go private or not so really I am just hoping to jump the queue.

So basically what is the benefit of going private?
Has anyone done it this way?

Re: NHS vs Private

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:43 pm
by Dureena
What will happen with your postop orthodontic care? Will the NHS still do it?

It's not rare to have elective procedures postponed on the NHS if there's a emergency case or even due to
a lack of available beds, I'd imagine private operations get postponed far less frequently.
That fact together with potentially skipping the queue is the reason I'd consider the private route.