Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.


Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the growth of the teeth, jaws and face. Hospital orthodontic services focus on the most complex treatments, which often involve many different specialties.

If you need advice or wish to speak to a clinician please contact the department using this email address WSHNT.strichardshospitalorthodontics@nhs.net . Please leave your name, hospital number or date of birth, and the best contact number to call you on. One of the Consultants will get in touch with you.

COVID update Patients’ Advice


Our consultant-led orthodontics service provides treatment for patients at St Richards’ Hospital in Chichester and at Worthing Hospital.

We receive referrals from local dentists, advise other specialists and also provide orthodontic treatment for patients qualifying for NHS treatment.

British Orthodontic Society

The British Orthodontic Society has lots of very useful information for patients about orthodontic treatment.

Click on the following hyperlink to find out more:

British Orthodontic Society: Useful information about orthodontics

Information for dentists: Referral guidelines for orthodontic treatment


Bullying and orthodontics

Have you been bullied because of the appearance of your teeth?

If so, there is a website that can help you. Click on the following hyperlink to find out more:

Bullying and Orthodontics website



Please scan the QR codes below to access patient information leaflets from the British Orthodontic Society 


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