Welcome to the Orthodontics Department

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry that is concerned with the growth, appearance, health and function of the teeth and jaws.

We have a large team working in the department consisting of three orthodontic consultants: Karen Drage, Roger Robinson and Dr Jules Scott; two Specialist Registrars in training, 3 clinical assistants as well as nurses, receptionists & secretaries.

The consultants see all the new patients on their initial visit, to provide advice and/or treatment. 

No treatment is carried out at the initial visit.

The work of the orthodontic team at Derriford Hospital mainly involves the treatment of patients with complex orthodontic needs.

More information about braces and orthodontic treatment can be found on the following websites:

  1. A Guide for Patients
  2. Orthodontics & information about dental health: www.dentalhealth.org.uk

Images from the orthodontics department 

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