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Orthodontics - Stockport

Contact Information

Directorate Manager – 0161 419 5802


0161 419 4260 and 0161 419 4188 (Orthodontics)  

0161 419 4272 (Max Fax)

Waiting List Team

0161 419 4634 and 0161 419 3426

Outpatient appointments – Stepping Hill Hospital (Outpatients B)

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm 

Outpatient appointments – Stepping Hill Hospital (Outpatients B)

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm 

About Our Service

Welcome to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics (OMF Surgery) The department provides a range of surgical and orthodontic services across south Manchester. 

If you have been referred to us we will endeavour to provide the very best treatment for you.


Your dentist or GP can refer you to the Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Department or to the Orthodontic Department.

The Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Department provide treatment under general anaesthetic (as a day case), or local anaesthetic and IV sedation or simply local anaesthetic alone.  During your consultation this will be discussed and agreed with you.

You may be required to have an x-ray taken on the same day, so please allow extra time for this.  If it is recommended that your procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic you will be asked to attend a pre-operative assessment on the same day to confirm that you are medically fit to undergo general anaesthesia, again you will need to allocate extra time.

Following your consultation, a letter will be sent to your referrer (either your dentist or GP) with the outcome of your consultation and proposed procedure and you will be placed on a waiting list.  You will be contacted in due course by our Waiting List Office, who will offer you a convenient date for your procedure.

Although treatment for head and neck cancer is provided at South Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust, for diagnosis of suspected head and neck cancer your GP or Dentist will refer you into Stepping Hill hospital, through the urgent referral system to enable the Consultant to assess your condition.   


The orthodontic department at Stepping Hill serves the local population and the surrounding areas and provides orthodontic treatment (braces) for those patients with complex maocclusions including those with missing, impacted (buried) teeth and those requiring orthognathic surgery (surgical repositioning of their jaws) combined with orthodontics.

The Consultant is also able to provide advice to your general practitioners and specialist orthodontists in primary care. The department is also actively involved in research, audit and training of registrars.

Our Expertise

The team comprise Consultant Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons and Consultant in Orthodontics and a team of supporting doctors and dental nurses. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialist surgical service treating soft and hard tissue disorders around the face, mouth, jaws and neck. Orthodontics is a speciality providing treatment for the alignment of teeth and jaws.

How to Use the Service

Referrals are made in the following ways:-

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Urgent referrals for suspected head and neck cancer will be made either by your GP or your local dentist who will fax a referral in to the booking service and you will be offered an appointment within 14 days.

For facial skin and soft tissue disorders, you may be referred to us by other specialist services (e.g. dermatology) if this deemed appropriate.

For children (age of 2 – 16) with extraction of deciduous teeth and up to 4 permanent teeth it may be possible for your dentist to refer you into the hospital on a dental care pathway.  He will complete part of the form and send this into the hospital on your behalf or ask you to take it with you on the day your child’s procedure is due to take place.

If this is not seen to be appropriate for your child or your own treatment then a referral will be made by your dentist or your GP to the hospital who will then send you an appointment to be seen in outpatients at Stepping Hill Hospital (it may also be required on the same visit for you to have an x-ray undertaken and a preoperative assessment) and a date will then be arranged for your treatment.  If a post-operative follow up is required this will be arranged then this will be confirmed following your surgery being undertaken.

For Orthodontic referrals your Dentist will refer you into the service if he feels that you fulfill the criteria set by the Primary Care Trust.

© Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 2024. Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE. 0161 483 1010