Orthodontics

Please note, due to the COVID-19 situation, as of Monday 23 March face-to face orthodontic clinics will no longer be running. All patients currently receiving treatment will receive a telephone call by a clinician around the time of their booked appointments. New or review patients will be reappointed at a later date.

Any patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort from their appliances should call 01342 414419 or 01342 414142 and leave their name, date of birth and telephone number (and hospital number if known) and a clinician will call back for an assessment. Please note patients will NOT be allowed access to the department unless they have an authorised emergency appointment booked. Apologies for any inconvenience caused at this difficult time. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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