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THE AESTHETIC COMPONENT (AC) HAS 10 GRADES The NHS does realise that some children need orthodontic treatment just because their teeth look really bad. The Aesthetic Component is a scale of 10 colour photographs showing different levels of dental attractiveness. The grading is made by the orthodontist matching the patient to these photographs. The photographs were arranged in order by a panel of lay persons. In the NHS, the AC is used for border-line cases with Grade 3 DHC. If the case has a high AC score, NHS treatment is permissible. Dentists will refer patients to us for a specialist IOTN assessment so that we can determine and secure their NHS entitlements. We are currently assessing patients from the ages of 7-18 years. 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 4 5 AT OCTAGON ORTHODONTICS We do not have any waiting lists for assessments or for treatment and most patients who qualify are receiving their NHS entitlement immediately. If your child has been on a waiting list elsewhere you can ask your dentist to make a referral to Octagon Orthodontics. In view of the current NHS directive with regards to waiting lists, our services are fully compliant and we have a high level of patient satisfaction. 53 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODONTICS


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