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Referred patients should have:

  • Significant malocclusions (IOTN 5, 4 or 3 with high aesthetic need)
  • Genuine interest in undertaking orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances
  • Excellent standard of oral hygiene and be dentally fit

Radiographs where available should be included.

Referral of patients over the age of 18 years is only accepted if the orthodontics is a part of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.


Treatment policy

Where possible, advice is provided for further management by the referring dentist.

Cases with significant treatment need (IOTN 5, 4, or 3 with high aesthetic need) may be accepted for treatment in the Department.

Patients requiring urgent treatment are started as soon as possible, while patients with routine malocclusions are added to the treatment waiting list.