We can help with the treatment of:

  • cleft lip and palate
  • developmentally missing teeth (hypodontia)
  • impacted or ectopic teeth
  • obstructive sleep apnoea (via referral from the Respiratory service
  • orthognathic (jaw) surgery
  • problems with dental development

If you’re referred to this service, you’ll be invited in for an assessment with our consultant-led team. During the appointment we’ll discuss the reasons you’ve been referred to us and what treatment may be considered.

We’ll examine your mouth and teeth and take some measurements. We may also:

  • take moulds (impressions) of your teeth
  • take photographs of your teeth
  • take an X-ray

If you’re ready for treatment, we’ll discuss:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of treatment
  • how long treatment is likely to take
  • what you need to do in order for the treatment to be successful
  • when your treatment might begin

You may be discharged back to your own dentist if:

  • the risks of treatment outweigh the benefits
  • if you’re not ready for treatment and need to come back when you’re older
  • if your dental health requires improvement with the support of your dentist

Orthodontic Secretary
Cumberland Infirmary
01228 814225