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Orthodontics - your appointment

You must be referred by your GP or dentist, and you must be registered with a dentist who has agreed to provide you with routine dental care while you are having specialist orthodontic treatment. You must have healthy teeth and gums and good oral hygiene.

Our service treats the following:

  • Patients who present with an orthodontic malocclusion which is rated to have an orthodontic treatment need of grade 4 or 5.
  • Patients who require multidisciplinary care with restorative dentistry, maxillofacial surgery or specialist paediatric care.

Once we have received your referral we will first want to meet you on a consultation clinic. The clinic is always led by a consultant.

Due to the nature of the clinic and the varying patient needs consultations can sometimes overrun. This may mean that you are not seen at your exact appointment time. We will do our very best to keep you informed of any delays and we apologise for this.

We will assess your problem at the first appointment. You will have any investigations you need, such as x-rays, but you will not have any treatment. Please bring the following with you:

  • Your appointment letter
  • A list of any medications you are taking
  • A list of any questions you want to ask

If you need to come back for treatment we will place you on the appropriate waiting list and you will be given a leaflet on what to expect next time.

On the next appointment and if you are undergoing treatment please follow carefully any instructions you have been given.