Our Orthodontic Therapists

What is an orthodontic therapist?

An orthodontic therapist is a dental clinician registered with the General Dental Council; and is an integral member of the team who works alongside our orthodontic specialists.

Our orthodontic therapists have undergone special rigorous formal university-based training that allows them to fully understand the treatments that are being provided and how they work. They are able to perform routine orthodontic treatments. However, an orthodontic therapist cannot diagnose, treatment plan or carry out any procedures that are irreversible in nature. They also follow a detailed unambiguous prescription from the specialist orthodontist.

Orthodontic therapy is a relatively new concept in British dentistry and only adopted by modern specialist orthodontic practices. We believe that having therapists as part of our team has helped us to be more forward thinking and innovative. It has enabled us to have a more focused approach with a whole team overseeing the treatment plan. This ensures great results and better attention to your care.

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Benefits of having an Orthodontic Therapist:

The following describes orthodontic therapists’ “scope of practice” as determined and mandated by the General Dental Council, the governing body of the practice of dentistry in the UK:

See also: Orthodontic Dictionary

Additional skills which orthodontic therapists could develop include:

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