Orthodontics is concerned with the growth and development of the teeth, jaws and face; including the correction of dental and facial abnormalities.
Orthodontic management involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of abnormalities in these areas to produce healthy, functional bite; creating greater resistance to disease and improving dentofacial appearance.
The orthodontic service provided within the EDH setting varies significantly from that provided within the primary care setting either in specialist practice, community or general practice. The department focuses on providing advice to a range of practitioners including specialist practitioners and undertakes treatment of patients with integrated treatment needs.
The department also has a high number of multidisciplinary clinics with other specialties. Patients are seen for assessment and diagnosis, treatment, advice and second opinion and treatment if they fall into the listed categories below:
Other contact information
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street
Other referral information
Waiting times for consultation: 2 weeks of receiving referral letter
Referrals made must, in addition to the standard information, contain:
- Salient features of the malocclusion
- History of previous orthodontic treatment
- Recent relevant radiographs where available
Criteria for Acceptance for Treatment
- Interceptive treatment to prevent or limit the extent of a developing malocclusion.
- Growth modification
- Severe or complex malocclusion
- Multidisciplinary treatment
- Moderate complexity occlusion for specialist training purposes
Referrals are accepted on the basis of patients having good oral hygiene and no primary dental disease. Patients presenting with mild malocclusion for treatment on aesthetic grounds and those already undergoing orthodontic treatment started elsewhere eg specialist practice, whether started in this country or abroad will not be normally accepted.
The Orthodontic Administrator
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital
47-49 Huntley Street
Orthodontic treatment is provided for severe and complex malocclusions and those requiring multidisciplinary treatment. Ten general diagnostic clinics are held each week, as well as the following multidisciplinary clinics:
25,000 patients are seen annually, of whom approximately 2,000 are new patients.