Taking oral hygiene to heart

Although we understand that poor dental care can lead to poor dental health, our teeth act as the gateway to the body, so ensuring that you have stellar oral hygiene will ensure you avoid more serious health conditions.

    Orthodontic FAQ's

    We have collated some of the frequently asked questions and provided you with the answers, click below to find out more.

      Orthodontic survey results

      We asked 2,097 people to assess their stance on orthodontic treatment, click below to see some of the highlights

        IOTN Explained

        At your orthodontic assessment, the orthodontist will use a two-part grading system called the ‘Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need’, commonly referred to as ‘IOTN’ to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and whether this can be completed on the NHS for those under 18.

          Children’s Hygiene

          As a parent, you will understandably want to ensure that your children have the best overall health possible and good oral hygiene is a key part of this as your children grow; however, it can also be one of the hardest to monitor and influence.

              Being dentally fit: A must for orthodontic treatment

              Your dental fitness is essential if you are considering orthodontic treatment, but what does this mean? 

                Why see a specialist?

                A specialist orthodontist will take this knowledge and skill to the next level in their pursuit to provide healthy, happy smiles to last the test of time – but what makes a specialist different?

                  How to take a photo for your orthodontic appointment

                  To help your clinician have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.

                    Your patient journey

                    Fixed brace aftercare

                    If you’ve recently had fixed braces fitted and you want to know how to take care during your treatment, we've produced this handy guide to help you with your orthodontic journey.


                      Reopening FAQ's

                      As our practices begin to reopen. We have put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding your appointments and PPE.

                        Seven ways to keep you safe

                        As our practices begin to reopen, we have put together seven simple ways to keep you safe whilst you are in our care.

                          New patient journey video

                          Our new patient journey video

                          Take a look at our video to find out more about our new patient journey

                            Child patient journey

                            Child patient journey

                            We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.

                              Your patient journey

                              Our new patient journey

                              Every single decision we have made and step we have taken has been with a focus on the safety of you, our colleagues and clinicians. 


                                Our guide to cancellations 


                                  Top tips on how to keep your mouth healthy by brushing your teeth

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                                    At home guidance 

                                    Following guidance from both the Chief Dental Officer (England) and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), we are currently unable to offer face-to-face appointments, including emergency appointments. During this time, we are offering patients an orthodontic emergency advice service.

                                    However we've put together some  helpful tips on that you can follow at home!

                                    Top tips

                                    Top tips during your orthodontic treatment


                                      About orthodontic treatment


                                        Types of treatment

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