About Us

Only Orthodontics are committed to providing outstanding patient care through our values of honesty, integrity and professionalism. Our highly qualified team delivers the very highest level of orthodontic excellence and care to every one of our patients.



“Only Orthodontics” was originally sited as an in-house orthodontic team at Netherton Dental Practice. But in 1995, John Derbyshire started working purely in orthodontics, so moved to Greenhead Road where he established Only Orthodontics as an independent orthodontic practice.

John was the only orthodontist at the time, and Joanne Hinchcliffe, now an orthodontic therapist, was our dental nurse.


Michael Pearson joined the practice in 2000, after 22 years of working in dentistry and orthodontics in the Army. By now, the practice had three orthodontists and had incorporated a third surgery.

We also introduced a staff training programme, allowing dental nurses to take the national orthodontic and dental radiography certificate to improve our service.


Only Orthodontics were confirmed as the leading local provider of orthodontic care in 2006, when we were awarded the NHS contract for Kirklees and Calderdale.

Digital x-rays and photography were integrated into our system, and in 2009, we undertook a full refurbishment of the surgery to accommodate an additional four orthodontic chairs.


Two of our highly qualified dental nurses, Joanne Hinchcliffe and Karen Townend, were among the first in the country to be trained as orthodontic therapists. Our nurses, Natalie Greenwood, Shemma Foley and Amanda Clune were also trained as radiographers and qualified to take impressions.

We were joined by two excellent specialist orthodontists, Carolyn Vincent in 2010, and Fiona Jenkins in 2014, meaning our patients would benefit from an even wider breadth of experience and specialist skills. Both have sadly now left the practice.


Three highly skilled orthodontists joined us between 2015 and 2019; Claire Rooney, Annie Kelly and Gavin Bell, securing Only Orthodontics as one of the leading practices in the country.


Only Orthodontics entered 2020 as an entirely private provider of orthodontic services, offering high quality treatment through a range of affordable options for treatment packages including aesthetic braces and Invisalign. We were further joined by Orthodontists Zynab Jawad and Margaret Conway as well as Orthodontic Therapist Halima Khaliq

A complete refurbishment programme will also take place in 2020 to further modernise the practice and ensure an excellent experience for every one of our patients.