Negligent orthodontic treatment

We've got your negligent orthodontic treatment claim covered

Orthodontic treatment is treatment used to straighten the position of the teeth. When visiting an orthodontist, you expect a professional experience, and to receive a good standard of care. In most cases, orthodontic and dental professionals treat their patients with the utmost care and attention, but unfortunately mistakes are sometimes made.

If you experience negligent orthodontic treatment, either via the NHS or privately, it could cause you unnecessary pain or suffering. As specialists in dental negligence, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Types of orthodontic claims we help with

When it comes to negligent orthodontic treatment, there are a number of things you could claim for, including:

• Failure to implement an appropriate treatment plan
• Removal of the wrong tooth
• Wrong number of teeth removed
• Incorrectly aligned braces or retainers
• Braces or retainers used for the wrong length of time
• Poorly constructed or unsuitable braces or retainers

How might you be affected by orthodontic malpractice?

If you’ve experienced orthodontic malpractice, you could require further treatment, which can be costly, time-consuming and uncomfortable. You might experience unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of errors made in your treatment. You may also be left with poorly aligned teeth, which could affect your confidence.

Am I eligible to make an orthodontic negligence claim?

Dentists and orthodontists, whether working for the NHS or privately, have a duty to provide you with a certain standard of care. And if you’ve received negligent orthodontic treatment, you have the right to bring a claim for compensation against those responsible.

If you think you have received negligent orthodontic treatment, you may be able to make a claim. For example, if you had braces fitted to straighten teeth, but they were left on for too long and damaged the teeth, you could be able to make a claim.

How our legal team can offer support

We understand that this can be a very upsetting and traumatic time for you. When mistakes are made in your orthodontic treatment, this can impact you physically but also emotionally, especially if you’re not confident in the look of your teeth. At Patient Claim Line, we will take the stress out of bringing a claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Making a claim against your dentist can feel overwhelming, but Patient Claim Line will guide you through the process. As one of the UK’s most respected solicitors specialising in orthodontic claims, we have over thirty years of experience in claims involving orthodontic negligence.

This means that any claim made through us will be treated with the utmost professionalism and a direct approach aimed at delivering the resolution and the compensation that you deserve.

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Meet the team

Rikki Spofforth

Rikki Spofforth
Litigation Executive

Rikki is a Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. Having joined the company in 2014, Rikki joined the Medical Negligence team a year later, and recently started his Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Rikki has experience in all stages of file handling, from taking initial enquiries, through to valuing and settling claims alongside our team’s senior solicitors.

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