Orthodontics

COVID-19 service update

From Monday 22 February, routine face to face orthodontic appointments restarted. The team are in the process of contacting patients either by telephone or letter to offer new appointments. Please be patient with us as we have a triage system in place and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Please note that the ‘virtual emergency service’ is no longer running now that normal face to face clinics have resumed. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from your braces please call the Orthodontic Department on 01342 414161.

About our orthodontic service

Our specialist orthodontic team advises and treats children and adults with complex orthodontic problems such as facial deformity and anomaly, hypodontia, malalignment of the jaws and positional problems of the teeth.

The orthodontic consultants also provide specialist care for patients requiring orthodontics and jaw surgery; cleft lip and palate care; hypodontia (care for patients with missing multiple teeth); buried/impacted teeth; and sleep apnoea (care for patients with sleep disordered breathing).

Clinical effectiveness

Full details of our patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness measures are published in our annual Quality Report. You can find the latest version here.

How to contact us: If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Maxillofacial and Orthodontics Unit (Main Outpatients) on 01342 4144419 or 414304. We are open for appointments Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm.

If you are receiving treatment with us, we hold an emergency clinic – only for patients in severe discomfort or with bleeding, between 8.30 and 8.45 am every weekday morning, except bank holidays. Please contact us first, if possible, so that we can get your notes out. You may need to wait to be seen.

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