« BackYoung girls ’embarrassed to go out and meet their friends’ due to orthodontic waiting lists

It’s not fair that young girls feel too embarrassed to go out and meet with their friends because of their teeth.

That’s according to Independent TD Danny Healy Rae who raised the issue of orthodontic waiting lists in Kerry in the Dáil.

Deputy Healy Rae said it’s emerged young girls and boys are currently facing a four to five year wait for orthodontic treatments, including braces, in the county.

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He said this “is not on” and a very difficult situation for young people to be in:

Responding to Deputy Healy-Rae, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said the increase in recruitment and added investment in the health service should see waiting times diminish: