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myorthodontist, Harrison House, Durham Specialist orthodontist in Durham, DH1 4EL

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Welcome to myorthodontist, Harrison House, Durham
Specialist orthodontist in Durham

myorthodontist, Harrison House, Durham is located in the Durham area, we provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment.

Whether you’re a teen ready for your first fixed appliance or an adult interested in invisible options – we cater to everybody’s needs, with a mixture of private and NHS options.

The team would love to hear from you, get in touch using the details above.

We look forward to welcoming you into our practice soon.

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 01918 142352 if you would like to discuss our teeth straightening options or you can fill in our online referral form

Our services at a glance


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Contact us:

Call us on 01918 142352

Email General enquires

How to find us:

, Suite 1A Harrison House, Durham, DH1 4EL.

Practice facilities

  • Parking
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

Our opening times

08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • New Patient consultation


  • Removable retainer (each)


  • Mouthguard one colour


  • Ceramic upper and lower


  • Ceramic upper/metal lower


  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper and lower


  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper or lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper and lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper or lower


  • Iconix - upper and lower


  • Invisalign full- upper and lower


  • Invisalign teen


  • Teeth Whitening


Ortho Options - For a confident smile
Under 18's braces

It’s common for orthodontic treatment to begin in the teenage years, once all or most of the permanent teeth have come through. At that point it becomes clear whether someone might have dental concerns such as significant crowding, an over or underbite, or difficulty biting the teeth together which might affect eating or properly cleaning the teeth.

In cases where these issues are significant, braces will be available on the NHS. They assess who will receive braces according to a scoring system called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need, or IOTN score.

Some teens may not meet the IOTN score, in which case the NHS treatment is not available, or the waiting list in their area may be very long meaning they are unable to start treatment quickly. That is why we have a range of affordable private orthodontic treatments available for teenagers.

Orthodontic treatments for teens

With our Ortho Options, we can provide a huge choice in private orthodontic treatment for teenagers, suitable for a wide range of budgets.

To see if it’s right for you or your teenager, you’ll first have an assessment with one of our team who will explain the different treatments, what is involved and our finance options*. There are no long waiting lists, so if you are keen to go ahead we can book an appointment to see an orthodontist without delay and begin the treatment journey.

  • Metal
    fixed braces


    Metal fixed appliances consist of small metal brackets attached to the teeth with a wire tied into the brackets. The wires are then used to move the teeth into the desired position giving the orthodontist control over the tooth movements. The ties can be coloured giving you the option to customise the brace.

  • Iconix


    Iconix braces are a sophisticated and elegant alternative to traditional braces. These braces are made of stainless-steel champagne-coloured brackets that provide aesthetics of rose gold attached to the teeth with a wire tied into the brackets. The wires are then used to move the teeth into the desired position giving the orthodontist control over the tooth movements.

  • Clear


    Clear aligners offer a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of clear, customised removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Advanced technology allows you to visualise your completed treatment. This is a great option for those wanting a more discreet, wire free treatment.

  • Invisalign
    clear aligners

    Invisalign teen clear aligners

    Getting the smile you love shouldn't be awkward. Invisalign clear aligners are made from SmartTrack material, so they are more comfortable and easier to put on and take off. You get a customized treatment based on years of research and intelligence from millions of patients. Convenient clear aligners that are the right fit for you.

Why choose Ortho Options

  • 1.Teeth straightening treatment provided for under 18s that don’t qualify for NHS treatment
  • 2.Assessment with a treatment co-ordinator who’ll explain how it works
  • 3.If you do decide to proceed with treatment, another appointment will be arranged with the orthodontist, so we can take pre-treatment records, which include models of your teeth, x-rays and photographs for a more detailed assessment and a final treatment plan. Range of treatments available to suit all budgets, from traditional fixed metal braces to invisible, removable aligners
  • 4.No long waiting list
  • 5.Interest free finance* available

* Whitecross Dental Care Limited (registered office: Europa House, Europa Trading Estate, Stoneclough Road, Kearsley, Manchester M26 1GG. Company No. 244415) is part of the mydentist group. Whitecross Dental Care Limited is a credit broker not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number: 674183. Credit is provided by Secure Trust Bank trading as V12 Retail Finance with whom we have a commercial relationship (and so we are unable to provide independent advice) and is subject to age and status.

Meet the team at myorthodontist, Harrison House, Durham

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Colin McMurray (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS,MFDS RCS,MSc,MOrth RCS United Kingdom, 1999 GDC No: 76455
    Colin graduated with honours from Newcastle University in 1999. He attained his MFDS qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002. During his training pathway Colin has gained wide experience with positions as a Senior House Officer at Newcastle Dental Hospital followed by a post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Newcastle General Hospital. Colin completed his specialist orthodontic training as a Registrar at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, attaining his Membership of the Faculty of Orthodontists at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2007. Colin is on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. Colin treats NHS patients and offers Private Orthodontic Treatment, including Aesthetic Braces and Invisalign Clear Aligners.
  • Dr.Judith Muriel Charlton (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BMedSci (Hons), BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS (Edin), MSc (Ortho) MOrth RCS (Edin) Edinburgh, 1997 GDC No: 79418
    Judith is an experienced Specialist Orthodontist. She finds the job very rewarding, having seen the impact that straightening teeth has on self esteem in both children and adults. She specialises in all fixed appliances including metal, ceramic and Damon as well as Invisalign clear aligners. Judith believes it is best to create a natural smile wherever possible, using natural teeth and enhancing them through whitening procedures to achieve highly aesthetic results. Judith belongs to the British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She has published several research papers and has presented these at international dental conferences. She goes to schools to teach children about dental health and supports local children’s charities Outside of work Judith enjoys spending time with friends and family, long walks with her dogs Bruno and Jack and loves going to spinning classes.
  • Miss .Skye Donley (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Diploma Orthodontic Therapy University of Warwick 2020 UK, 2020 GDC No: 276875
    Skye first joined {my}dentist in 2016 as Student Dental Nurse, she soon realised her interest was in orthodontics so continued her develop to become an Orthodontic Nurse. Skye then was successful at interview in a {my}dentist Orthodontic Therapist programme and graduated in 2020 from Warwick University. Skye is looking forward to continue to progress her career with {my}dentist, she is kept busy working in multiple practices across the North East as an orthodontic therapist, she supports orthodontists with NHS and private treatment, she really enjoys her role. In Skye's spare time Skye likes to keep active, socialize with friends and travel to new places.
  • Miss.Jodie Stokoe (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, Royal College of Surgeons England, 2020 UK, 2020 GDC No: 231895
    Jodie started training to become a Dental Nurse in 2009 when she left school. She started working for {my}dentist in 2015 and went on to gain further qualifications in Orthodontic Nursing and Radiography. After 10 years of being a nurse she was given the opportunity to train as an Orthodontic Therapist at Leeds Dental Institute through The Royal College of Surgeons, and successfully completed her Diploma in September 2020. Jodie knew from early on in her Dental Nursing career that Orthodontics was the career path she wanted to go down as she enjoyed giving people the confidence to smile.
  • Mrs.Christine Horgan (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy UK, 2010 GDC No: 117430
    Christine originally started working as a dental nurse in general practice. In 2008 she moved to a specialist orthodontic practice and retrained as an orthodontic therapist at the University of Central Lancashire, qualifying in December 2010 with a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She also holds a Certificate in Dental radiography. On a day to day basis you will find Christine working in her surgery fitting, adjusting and removing fixed and removable braces. Christine also enjoys working in orthodontics, helping people to smile with confidence, especially those who were particularly self-conscious about their teeth.
  • Mrs.Keeley Jane Ross (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy UK, 2011 GDC No: 6154
    Keeley has worked in dentistry for 28 years. She started her career as a trainee dental nurse in a city centre practice in Manchester in 1991. Keeley qualified as a dental nurse in 1993 and worked for 7 years before moving to Newcastle in 2000 to study to be a dental hygienist at Newcastle Dental Hospital. While working as a hygienist in an orthodontic practice, Keeley developed an interest in this field of dentistry. She qualified as an orthodontic therapist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2011 and has worked in both general and orthodontic practices in the North East area.

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2024