HSE Braces

Children can get their braces at Zen with no wait

At Zen we have no waiting lists, so your child will be seen within weeks.  Your child will receive a warm welcome from our friendly staff and as we are a Specialist Orthodontic practice, your child will receive the highest standard of treatment.

We have been treating children on the HSE waiting list for over 6 years now and it is wonderful to see the difference skipping the waiting list makes to families.  We know it can be an anxious wait for children needing braces, so it’s fantastic that there is an alternative.

Jade from Dublin is one of the many children on the HSE waiting list who have come to Zen for their treatment.  Have a listen to Jade and her Grandfather’s experience at Zen.


Here are some reasons why parents choose to come to Zen for their child’s treatment…

  • Excellent treatment
  • Great prices
  • Cost is easily claimed back under the Cross-Border Scheme
  • No waiting lists
  • Warm and welcoming environment
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Open Saturday’s and late night Thursday
  • Recommended by other parents

How does the Cross-Border Directive work?

Under the Cross-Border directive, children on the HSE waiting list for braces are entitled to request orthodontic treatment in Northern Ireland.  Then to receive reimbursement of the cost of the treatment from the HSE.

Patients can claim back up to €2100 towards the cost of treatment.

If you have a letter from the HSE confirming your child is on the waiting list for braces, you can make an appointment at Zen and start the cross-border process.

We will provide you with a copy of the forms you need to complete, to claim back the cost.

We would be delighted to welcome you and your child here at Zen.  To arrange an appointment please click on the button below.

"Very professional service and the lovely staff always make sure that my daughter is relaxed and comfortable throughout. No words, just look at the results, absolutely excellent treatment!"

Michelle – Mum of Nicole