Orthodontics

COVID-19 service update

The Orthodontic Department has resumed normal service. All patients currently under treatment should be back in the system for regular appointments. However, if you are waiting for an appointment to be arranged and have not heard from the Orthodontic Secretaries, please call us on 01342 414161, 01342 414419, 01342 414142 or 01342 414304. If you are waiting for a new patient consultation we will endeavour to get you booked in as soon as we can.

Please note we no longer have a ‘walk-in’ emergency service.  However, if you are receiving orthodontic treatment with us and are experiencing pain, discomfort or bleeding, please call the department on the contact numbers mentioned below and an emergency appointment will be arranged for you. 

Under 18’s can be accompanied to their appointment by a parent or guardian. All follow-up appointments should be booked at the orthodontic appointments window before leaving the department.

Please use the hand sanitiser when entering the building and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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 414161, 01342 414419, 01342 414142 or 01342 414304. We are open for appointments Monday to Friday 9am–5pm. The department is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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