At Hartog Dental, we know how important our orthodontic care is to you and your children’s confidence and peace of mind. You only have one chance to get it right as the teeth and the facial structures may be permanently changed by orthodontic treatment which is why our orthodontist is trained to consultant specialist level.
Ross was awarded the gold medal for the highest score in the UK for his specialist exams
Dr Ross McDowell is a widely respected orthodontist: Not only does he have the very highest accreditations possible but he was also awarded the gold medal for the highest score in the United Kingdom for his specialist orthodontist exams in 2010. He is warm and caring, and of course extremely passionate about his orthodontic work. Ross is also a consultant orthodontist for Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight where he enjoys leading a team to care for the most complex areas of crowding.
Ross was born in Winchester and grew up in Alresford; he has two children aged 3 years and 3 months respectively. Hartog is very proud that we have now become Ross’s primary referral centre; indeed, it is a testament to the reputation of Hartog Dental that he has joined us.
Patient Mrs W
Crooked teeth can be corrected with orthodontic braces, which work by moving the teeth into a more properly aligned direction. The dental braces usually take the most part of a year, to a few years (depending on the severity of the teeth misalignment) to successfully move the teeth into the desired straighter position. However, not everyone wants to have dental braces for such a long period of time – which may be the reason why some people just opt to endure their crooked teeth by hiding their smiles behind hands or by learning how to smile in the smallest (and most timid) way possible, rather than have the metal braces on their mouth for a long period of time, but today there are many ways of straightening your teeth without using metal braces.