Get to know us
Bamford Orthodontic Practice is committed to providing outstanding customer service to all of our patients, from the very first visit to completion of treatment. We have been serving Greater Manchester for 40 years and offer bespoke plans and personalised orthodontic treatment to help you achieve your smile goals.
What sets us apart
We offer interdisciplinary treatment, providing both dental (through Bamford Dental Practice) and orthodontic care within the same practice. Each discipline offers its own reception area; general and orthodontics.
Orthodontics should be accessible and easy. We offer late night Monday appointments to accommodate your schedule.
Our equipment is the latest in its class, featuring modern digital x-ray machines and intra-oral scanners that allow our patients to see a simulation of their teeth as they progress through orthodontic treatment.
We not only offer payment plans to meet your family budget, we offer free teeth whitening when you complete orthodontic treatment with us. Speak to your treatment coordinator to learn more about the other discounts we offer.
We have a purpose-built dental and orthodontic practice with modern facilities and 10 dental surgeries. All surgeries are fitted with the latest dental equipment, technology and materials to serve our patients. While our original location was on Bury Road, we have been extending on our current site since 1984 to modernise the practice, add further surgeries and enhance the services we can offer our patients.
Bamford Dental Practice is a large multi-disciplinary practice employing 38 dedicated members of staff. Below, we have featured our staff specialising in our orthodontic offerings.
GDC No. 71160
Maria studied dentistry at the University of London and qualified in 1995. She joined Bamford Dental Practice in April 2016 and is a Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics who became a Practice Principal the following year.
Maria completed her specialist and consultant training in Birmingham, winning National and European awards along the way.
She has won the Aesthetic Dentistry Award for the best interdisciplinary case for two consecutive years (2014 and 2015).
Maria enjoys treating children and adults and provides a full range of treatment options, including aesthetic braces such as Invisalign and lingual appliances such as Incognito. This is in addition to the more conventional ceramic and metal brackets. Maria’s other clinical interests include orthognathic surgery (surgery to correct jaw discrepancies) and the use of temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).
Maria is actively involved in research and is currently undertaking a clinical trial in South Manchester. Maria lectures and trains orthodontists to become specialists and consultants.
Maria is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Lingual Orthodontic Society and is currently on the British Orthodontic Society Research and Development Committee.
When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running, yoga, tennis and umpiring lacrosse matches.
Nick HallPractice Principal and Orthodontist
GDC No. 60598
Nick is a Practice Principal and Orthodontist. He qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and joined Bamford Dental Practice the following year as a General Dentist. Nick became a Practice Principal in 1991.
From 1996 Nick has worked exclusively in orthodontics, treating approximately 300 patients per year for their orthodontic needs.
For children and young adults up to 18, Nick is able to provide orthodontic treatment both privately and on the NHS. For adults over 18, he provides orthodontic treatment on a private basis.
He received his Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics in 2010 and is an accredited “Invisalign” Practitioner.
Nick is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and The British Dental Association and sits on the Local Dental Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Manchester Managed Clinical Network.
He has three grown up children and in his spare time enjoys cycling, gardening, looking after his chickens and spending time at his holiday home in Spain.
Lucy TaylorOrthodontic Hygienist and Therapist
GDC No. 6468
Lucy is an Orthodontic Hygienist and Therapist and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2017. She attended Manchester University and successfully achieved a BSc (Honours) Degree in Oral Health Sciences in 2004.
Lucy also gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene (EDH) and Diploma in Dental Therapy (EDT), both in 2004, together with a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009.
Lucy most enjoys helping to create beautiful smiles for our appreciative patients by fitting and adjusting orthodontic braces, ensuring excellent oral health is maintained throughout treatment.
Outside of work Lucy owns two horses and competes most weekends in dressage events. She has been selected to represent England and the North West for the past four years.
How can we help you?
Our team at Bamford Orthodontic Practice don’t just want you to achieve a beautiful new smile; we want you to enjoy each step along the way. Your treatment journey begins at your first consultation appointment. Schedule yours with our specialist team today.Book a free consultation