IOTN, Richmond (Manchester). The IOTN is a clinical index to assess orthodontic treatment need. Requirements of medical indices: Clinical validity and. aesthetic component dental health component dhc ruler conventions for index of orthodontic treatment need. J Orthod. Mar;28(1) The use of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment need (IOTN) in a school population and referred population. Uçüncü N(1).

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The IOTN is used to assess the need and eligibility of children under 18 years of age for NHS orthodontic treatment on dental health grounds. The British Orthodontic Society believes that, if treatment has to be rationed, then the IOTN is an objective and reliable way to select those children who will benefit most from treatment and is a fair way to prioritise limited NHS resources. The accurate use of IOTN requires specialist training and the assessment of dental health need for orthodontics using the IOTN should take place in a specialist orthodontic practice.

Grade 1 is almost perfection. Grade 2 is for minor irregularities such as: Grade 3 is for greater irregularities which normally do not need treatment for health reasons.

Grade 4 is for more severe degrees of irregularity and these do require treatment for health reasons. Grade 5 is for severe dental health problems. The NHS does recognise that some children need and benefit from orthodontic treatment on the basis of poor aesthetics.


Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN)

The Aesthetic Component iot the IOTN 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. FAQ What is orthodontics? What is an Orthodontic Therapist? Who can carry out orthodontic treatment? What should I expect from my Orthodontist or Dentist?

What Is The IOTN?

What happens at the first appointment? What does orthodontic treatment cost?

Can I have treatment within the NHS as an adult? What kind of braces are there? How do I choose which type of brace to have? Traditional brace, what are the alternatives? How often will I need an appointment? Do I need to see my own Dentist during treatment? Should treatment start if I am moving away?

What happens when my braces are removed? What can go wrong with braces? What questions should I ask My Orthodontist or Dentist? Does adult inex differ from treatment for children? Will I need to have teeth extracted?

How long will treatment take? What is an orthodontic therapist? What should I expect from my orthodontist or dentist? What questions should I ask my orthodontist or dentist? Looking after your Braces Orthodontics: When should a child first ion an orthodontist? Why are extractions sometimes necessary as part of orthodontic treatment? I don’t want to wear the metal braces, what are my options?

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Can Iorn have ‘colours’ on the brace? Do I need to see my own dentist during orthodontic treatment? Should treatment be started if I am moving away? Will I need retainers?

Why is there a waiting list? Are there any charges for NHS treatment? What can I do if the NHS won’t fund treatment for my child? What are the costs?

Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN)

As an orthodontic specialist, where can I work? How do I apply? Where can I find out more? How can I become an orthodontist? Where can I study dentistry? Where can I train to be an orthodontist? What are my options after becoming a specialist orthodontist? A simplified summary of the IOTN assessment is provided below.

Grade 1 iofn almost perfection Grade 2 is for minor irregularities such as: Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube.