Useful Information

Routine questions and answers about orthodontic treatment can be found on The British Dental Health Foundation website, The British Orthodontic Society website or The American Association of Orthodontists website.



How do I book an appointment?

An initial consultation at 8-9 years of age is often beneficial to assess the orthodontic needs and plan for treatment at the optimal age. Increasing numbers of adults are now undergoing treatment with new developments offering more aesthetic appliances.


If you wish to refer a patient to Nigel you may contact us by: post, telephone or e-mail.


All correspondence and radiographs should be sent to the office at Brockley House. If recent radiographs are available, it is helpful if these are enclosed with the referral.


Following referral the patient is contacted and a New Patient Assessment is offered. Our ways of working have changed due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe. The New patient assessment is now in several parts:

1. A video consultation - up to 20 mins

2. Radiographs arranged, if required

3. 'Face to face consultation at Brockley House

4. Written report


How do I contact the practice in an emergency?

Broken braces may not constitute an emergency, but the practice needs to be informed so that an earlier appointment can be arranged if required.


Please telephone the practice in this instance. The Brockley House Office has a telephone answering machine that takes messages when no-one is able to answer the telephone. If you do not receive a response to a message and your call is urgent, please send a text to the mobile telephone number provided.