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Outpatients Level 2
Tel: 01803 656321
Fax: 01803 654898
Orthodontics is the dental specialty involved in monitoring the growth and development of the face and the teeth. Improvements in the functioning and the health of the mouth, and in the appearance of the teeth are brought about using braces. For some patients, the orthodontist can choose the best time to ask the dentist to take out some teeth, or ask his hospital colleagues to perform a small operation. This will allow the other teeth to grow the best they can, reducing or hopefully avoiding the need for complex bracework later on.
The purpose of the Orthodontic service is to:
There is no cost for NHS treatment.
There are 2 Orthodontic Consultants.
Your dentist must refer you to one of the consultants.
There are leaflets available for each speciality via National Bodies/Groups which are listed here.