We are pleased to have a contract for delivery of NHS orthodontics for children and young people Under 18. NHS care is intended for problems such as prominent front teeth, crowding or teeth that are stuck in the jaw with no space to come down. Before treatment can begin, we must assess whether patients are eligible. Because funding is limited, we are only able to treat a predetermined number of patients each year, which may mean a wait. Some young patients prefer not to wait and choose the private option.