Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the development and growth of the teeth, jaws and face. This dental specialty focuses on the management of irregularities and abnormalities associated with these structures. Its aim is to produce a healthy functional bite.

Orthodontists are specialist dentists, who have undertaken specific and extensive training, enabling them to effectively diagnose and treat abnormalities in the alignment of teeth and associated facial structures. Orthodontic specialists and consultants share a close working relationship with local dental practitioners as well as playing a key role in the multidisciplinary management of more complex patients. For this, they work together with oral and maxillofacial surgeons in addition to other dental and allied specialities.

We welcome children and adult patients to the department for treatment advice, second opinions and active treatment. Our acceptance for treatment is largely based upon the Index of Treatment Need (IOTN) categories 4 and 5, i.e. those in the greatest need for treatment. Adults are accepted where multidisciplinary care is required. Patients can also be referred to be seen privately.

Services provided

Within the orthodontic department, we aim to offer a consultant led, comprehensive orthodontic service for the surrounding local area.

The range of conditions treated within the department, include:

  • severe malocclusions
  • interceptive orthodontics
  • impacted teeth
  • hypodontia
  • cleft lip and palate
  • craniofacial anomalies

A variety of appliances and treatment modalities are utilised including: 

  • removable and fixed appliances
  • functional appliances
  • orthodontics combined with orthognathic surgery
  • orthodontic management of hypodontia.

The team

  Role Contact details
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital    

Miss Mairéad Hayes

Professional qualifications:BDS; MFDS RCS (Edin); MSc; MOrth RCS (Eng); FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng) 

GDC Number: 80767

Consultant Orthodontist

Telephone: 01256 314761 (option 2)


Email: hh-ft.ofo@nhs.net

Miss Teniola Oyeleye

GDC Number: 150056

Orthodontic Registrar

Telephone: 01256 314761 (option 2)


Email: hh-ft.ofo@nhs.net

Elaine Weaver

Professional Qualifications:  BDS

GDC No: 71098
Clinical Assistant   
Sarah Bates
GDC No: 113131
Nursing Team  
Rosemary Green
GDC No: 112301
Nursing Team  
Sarah Milgrom
GDC No: 122824
Nursing Team  
Aly Robertson 
GDC number: 190491
Nursing Team  
Olivia Dhumisani 
GDC Number: 141685
Nursing Team  
Emma Connolly 
GDC Number: 256947
Dental Nurse   
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester    

Mr Charles Cole

Professional qualifications:BDS. M.Sc. FDS.M.Orth.RCS.(Eng)

GDC Number: 51552

Consultant Orthodontist

Telephone: 01962 824431


Email: Charles.Cole@hhft.nhs.uk

Helen Daivies

Professional Qualifications: BDS

GDC No: 61725 
Clinical Assistant  
Lynne Allen
GDC No: 145399
Nursing Team  
Lynn Bailey
GDC No: 124868
Nursing Team  
Kelly Hughes
GDC No: 116145
Nursing Team  
Helen Palmer
GDC No: 108902
Nursing Team