Orthodontic retainers

It is a regulatory requirement that retention proposals should be included in the initial prior approval submission. Therefore, Practitioner Services request that for cases with an acceptance date on or after 1 January 2021, you include any proposals for retainers in the prior approval submissions for active treatment.

For cases with an acceptance date on or after 1 April 2021, any submissions requesting prior approval that do not include proposals for retention will not be approved. These submissions will be returned to the practitioner requesting the addition of any proposed retention appliances or observations detailing why they will not be required.

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