Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Dentistry - Orthodontic

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the growth and development of the teeth, jaws and face.

The Orthodontic service is consultant led and highly specialised. It provides a comprehensive advisory service on all aspects of Orthodontics and treats multi-disciplinary cases requiring advanced Restorative Dentistry, Orthognathic Surgery or Dentoalveolar Surgery.

The team works closely together and provide joint clinics where appropriate to deliver specialist dentistry and maxillo-facial surgery.

The main departments are:

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Maxillofacial surgery

The departments provide an advisory service for people who have been referred with problems which affect the teeth, gums, mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Treatment is available to correct complex problems that need specialist expertise or equipment and is provided on an outpatient or day care basis. The team is linked to the Regional Cleft Service at Guy’s Hospital and carries out the Orthodontic component of treatment for local people who have cleft lip and palate.

Priorities for treatment services are given to joint care with other specialists, patients with significant congenital or acquired oral abnormalities and those with a significant medical history or a disability.

Once the specialist component has been delivered, the patient is returned to the primary care provider (usually their own dentist) for continued maintenance.

The team is actively involved in training and postgraduate education, with links to a number of London teaching hospitals and several members of the team are on the specialist lists held by the General Dental Council.


What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Check where and when your dentist referred you then contact the Department to check that the referral has been received and accepted.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Please call 020 8401 3978 or email

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your completed medical history and registration forms
  • A list with the names of all the medicines you take
  • Any dental appliances or radiographs you have that are relevant to your problem.

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive on time and allow sufficient time to register at the desk.

Contact Us

Please contact us on: 

020 8401 3978 or email


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