Orthodontic survey results

We asked 2,097 people to assess their stance on orthodontic treatment, click below to see some of the highlights

    Orthodontic FAQ's

    We have collated some of the frequently asked questions and provided you with the answers, click below to find out more.

      Children’s Hygiene

      As a parent, you will understandably want to ensure that your children have the best overall health possible and good oral hygiene is a key part of this as your children grow; however, it can also be one of the hardest to monitor and influence.

          IOTN Explained

          At your orthodontic assessment, the orthodontist will use a two-part grading system called the ‘Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need’, commonly referred to as ‘IOTN’ to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and whether this can be completed on the NHS for those under 18.

            Why see a specialist?

            A specialist orthodontist will take this knowledge and skill to the next level in their pursuit to provide healthy, happy smiles to last the test of time – but what makes a specialist different?

              Being dentally fit: A must for orthodontic treatment

              Your dental fitness is essential if you are considering orthodontic treatment, but what does this mean? 

                How to take a photo for your orthodontic appointment

                To help your clinician have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.

                  New patient journey video

                  Our new patient journey video

                  Take a look at our video to find out more about our new patient journey

                    Child patient journey

                    Child patient journey

                    We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.

                      Your patient journey

                      Our new patient journey

                      Every single decision we have made and step we have taken has been with a focus on the safety of you, our colleagues and clinicians. 

                        Elastic Module

                        At home guidance 

                        Following guidance from both the Chief Dental Officer (England) and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), we are currently unable to offer face-to-face appointments, including emergency appointments. During this time, we are offering patients an orthodontic emergency advice service.

                        However we've put together some  helpful tips on that you can follow at home!


                        Our guide to cancellations

                          Finaghy Orthodontic Centre news

                          How to brush your teeth

                            Finaghy Orthodontic Centre news

                            How to manage mouth ulcers

                              Portman Dental Care Awards

                              Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
                              Award Logo 2018
                              Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
                              The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                              Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                              Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care