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Orthodontics

Orthodontics at a Glance

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry providing treatment to improve the positioning of teeth.

Unfortunately, there are a growing number of claims where patients have not received the best care in orthodontics, with negligence causing pain, suffering and injury.

If you have received unsuitable treatment and injury has been caused you may have a claim.

If you have concerns over the orthodontic treatment which you or a family member has received, then contact our expert team today.

woman with teeth braces

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry providing treatment to improve the positioning of teeth.

Unfortunately, there are a growing number of claims where patients have not received the best care in orthodontics, with negligence causing pain, suffering and injury.

Some common mistakes, which are likely to provide grounds to make a claim, are:

  • A failure to properly assess a patient and carefully plan the treatment. In these circumstances, a patient may receive unsuitable treatment and injury may be caused, including the loss of teeth.
  • With orthodontic treatment, teeth may need to be extracted to ease overcrowding or to expose adult teeth which are still within the gum. Unfortunately, negligence and poor planning can lead to the extraction of the wrong tooth or teeth.

If you have concerns over the orthodontic treatment which you or a family member has received, then speak with our expert team today. Contact us on 01904 556600 for a confidential, no-obligation, discussion about your claim. Alternatively, email us or fill in the form opposite and we will contact you.

Orthodontics Success Stories

Compensation for nerve damage during dental surgery

56 year old Kee Wong Shum came to Pryers to claim compensation for nerve damage he suffered during dental surgery. A cosmetic dental procedure Kee Wong Shum felt unhappy with the appearance of his teeth, and it had affected his confidence for a long time. He decided to have a dental implant to help him […]

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£11,000 Settlement

Man in pain from toothache raising hand to face

Compensation for Surgery without Consent

Pryers helped Kirsty claim compensation after undergoing a different surgery than planned which led to nerve damage in her mouth. She had avoided wisdom teeth extraction for years knowing the risks. So when they performed this surgery without her consent, it surprised her. Wisdom Teeth Complications Kirsty, a young telephone customer service advisor, enjoyed balancing […]

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£70,000 Settlement

Dentist Extracts Teeth Instead Of Exposing Them In £5,000 Dental Negligence Claim

Pryers Solicitors successfully represented Sonia, 42, in a dental negligence case. On the 10th October 2014, Sonia attended surgery to have the UR3 and UL3 teeth exposed. However, instead of exposing the teeth, the dentist extracted both of her teeth. A letter of claim was served in 2017, and the defendant admitted liability. Pryers Solicitors […]

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£5,000 Settlement

Key People

Robyn-Hawxby

Robyn Hawxby

Partner

Robyn Hawxby qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Pryers in 2008 as an Associate, after working at another local law firm [...]Read more
Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Solicitor

Jonathan Gray graduated from Nottingham Law School in 2009 with a law degree. He went on to study the Legal Practice Course [...]Read more
Hannah Cazaly

Hannah Cazaly

Solicitor

Hannah Cazaly is a Solicitor at Pryers, specialising in medical negligence and dental negligence claims. Hannah graduated [...]Read more