HSE Braces

Your child can get braces at Zen with no wait and claim back the cost

All children on a HSE waiting list for braces are entitled to have orthodontic treatment in Northern Ireland.  The HSE will then reimburse up to €2100 of the cost.  This is because of a cross-border scheme that allows patients on waiting lists to travel North for treatment.  The process to claim back the cost is straightforward and 100% of our patients have received their refund as expected.

If you have a letter from the HSE confirming your child is on the waiting list for braces, all you have to do is book an appointment at Zen to start the cross-border process.  We are located just across the border in Newry and we will provide you with a copy of the forms you need to complete to claim back the cost.  It really is that easy.

Your child will receive a warm welcome from our friendly staff and as we are an award winning Specialist Orthodontic practice, your child will receive the highest standard of treatment.

We have been treating children on the HSE waiting list for over a year now and it is wonderful to see the difference skipping the waiting list makes to families.

Children’s braces have stainless steel brackets with a wide choice of coloured bands that your child can change at each appointment. Once the brace has been fitted, your child will visit Zen every 6 – 8 weeks for adjustment appointments. Included in treatment are retainers and any review appointments up to 1 year after the brace has been removed.

Cost of treatment £2500

Why do parents choose Zen Orthodontics?

  • 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
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Jade and her Grandfather built up a great relationship with us throughout Jade’s treatment, have a listen to their experience at Zen.

Sophia, 14

Upper and Lower Braces

Sophia wanted her teeth to be straighter and had a beautiful smile after only 13 months of treatment

Christopher, 17

Upper and Lower Braces

Christopher wanted to close the spaces between his teeth and got great results after 12 months of brace treatment

Emma, 13

Upper and Lower Braces

Emma had a overbite and was delighted with her results after 16 months of brace treatment

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What other parents say

Here are what some of our HSE parents have said about their experience at Zen.

"Very professional service and lovely staff who make sure that my daughter is relaxed and comfortable throughout"

"No words just look at the results, absolutely excellent treatment"

"Easy to deal with, extremely professional, and fantastic customer service"

"Beautiful, clean practice, talented friendly and fun staff"

We would love to welcome you and your child to Zen, add your details below and our friendly treatment coordinator will arrange a consultation appointment.

Contact Details for the Cross-Border Directive

The HSE has established a National Contact Point (NCP) office for the administration of the Cross-Border Directive in Ireland and the contact details for the NCP are:

National Contact Point, Cross-Border Healthcare Directive Department, HSE Cross Border Directive, St Canice’s Hospital, Dublin Road, Kilkenny Tel: 056 778 4546 Email: crossborderdirective@hse.ie