Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that addresses the appearance and function of the teeth and jaws. Treatment may be necessary for a variety of reasons.
The NHS Forth Valley Orthodontics service is located in Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) Outpatient Area 6.
In the Orthodontic department of FVRH we treat patients who require complex orthodontic treatment for example:
- Patients with missing teeth
- Patient with teeth that have failed to erupt into the mouth
- Patients with cleft lip and palate
- Patients who requiring multidisciplinary input into their care
- Patients who require surgery to improve their jaw position
Many patients will not require complex orthodontic treatment and can be treated in an Orthodontic practice, rather than in a hospital.
Your dentist or doctor can refer you to an Orthodontic practitioner who will assess where you would be best treated. If you require more involved treatment they will refer you to the Orthodontic department of FVRH.
You can access Orthodontic treatment by referral from your dentist.
If you are under treatment in the Orthodontic department of FVRH and need to change an Orthodontic appointment please call 01324 566429/566222. If you reach the answer machine please leave a message and someone will call you back.
If you are under treatment in the Orthodontic department of FVRH and have a problem with your braces e.g. broken/loose/causing irritation please call 01324 566437 between 8.30 – 9am Monday to Friday. If you are calling out with this time you will reach the answer machine. If you leave a message someone will return your call.
If problem with your braces is at the weekend please call NHS 24 on 111
The Orthodontic department in Forth Valley Royal Hospital is made up of a team led by Orthodontic Consultants.
- Dr B Doubleday
- Ms Louise Greene
- Mr Craig Dunbar
- Mr David Birnie
- Lynne Roberts
- Lynsey Keane
- Victoria Lyons
- Joy Petrie
Orthodontic Lab Technician
- Jennifer Alexander
- Jacqueline Bell
- Annemie Breesch
- Lead Dental Nurse Jan Palmer, supported by a specialist team of dedicated Dental nurses