If you have a temperature, feel unwell or have tested positive to Covid-19, please phone reception and we will rearrange your appointment.
If you have been referred for an appointment by your dentist but have not heard anything, please do not worry, you will be seen but there is an NHS waiting list to be assessed by an orthodontist. We prioritise patients with toothache and those who have been referred by their dentist for an urgent orthodontic opinion, other children will then be seen according to age with the oldest seen first. Currently we have over 1000 children waiting to be seen on the NHS and the average age for their first appointment is 13 years and 4 months. If patients are ready to start treatment at this age this can usually be arranged quite quickly as we do not have a practice waiting list for treatment.
If you do not want to wait and would like your child to be seen sooner on a private basis, please contact reception and book an appointment.
BRACE PROBLEMS AND WHAT TO DO?
If you have a loose bracket you can leave it alone, or if it is causing irritation you may be able to remove it by slipping the elastic ring off first If you have a sharp wire please try using orthodontic wax or feel free to cut the end off with either a pair of nail clippers or a small pair of wire cutters if you have a set available, please ensure that they are clean first. If you have a serious brace emergency causing pain please 01392 251106 and our staff will explain what to do.
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
Established in 1982, Exeter Orthodontics provides high quality, evidence-based, specialist orthodontic care for adults and children alike, in an attractive, friendly and comfortable environment.
The five orthodontists are all registered orthodontic specialists with the General Dental Council (G.D.C.). Collectively they have treated thousands of patients from Exeter and the surrounding area. Our orthodontic therapist and all of our nurses are fully qualified and registered with the G.D.C.
The practice has been recently redesigned and refurbished with five well equipped surgeries and state of the art sterilisation room and digital x-ray facilities. We only use high-quality professional dental laboratories staffed by qualified technicians.
We are delighted that following a thorough procurement process, we have recently been awarded two new NHS orthodontic contracts. The practice is monitored by the Care Quality Commission.
We would like to thank the patients that have kindly consented to allow us to use their photographs on our website. We would also like to thank James Kimberley who represents American Orthodontics, for providing us with high quality precision braces and for allowing us to use some of their professional photographs. We hope that you find this website informative and helpful, if you require additional information or would like to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Website updated: 2nd May 2023