Welcome to North West Orthodontics, in Lancashire, Cheshire & Manchester, UK
North West Orthodontics (UK) is the only private orthodontic practice with branches in Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester and Stockport, throughout the Northwest of England, UK. The clinical lead is Stephen Ward. He is an NHS Consultant in Orthodontics and is registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the General Dental Council (registration number 68208).
Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry dealing with the correction of abnormal bite and poor cosmetics. Your dentist will call this malocclusion. A malocclusion can result in problems with dental health, function or cosmetic appearance and although most orthodontic treatment is carried out in the teenage years, age is no barrier to care. Most of our patients are aged between 20 and 60 years, our oldest patient was 83 years old and a letter from this patient can be found in the patient testimonial section.
What is a Specialist Orthodontist?
Not all orthodontists are specialists!. An orthodontist who is listed by the General Dental Council as being a specialist has initially qualified as a general dentist but subsequently undertaken a recognised higher training programme in orthodontics. Although this may sound a little confusing the title orthodontist does not indicate that the person has any additional training or orthodontic qualifications!. The only way to ensure that your orthodontist has specialist training is to visit the web-site of the General Dental Council. If specialist training has been undertaken then the orthodontist will be registered as a specialist.