About Orthoplus

We are a specialist orthodontic practice in Ballymena which offers treatments, both NHS and privately, to children and adults resulting in a smile to be proud of. Sally-Ann opened the specialist practice in 2009 with Lorraine joining at the start too. Hannah Shields, a dentist with special interest in orthodontics, has recently joined the team part time. All the us work hard to develop the right treatment plan for each patient and aim to complete it to the highest possible standards of care and exceed your expectations of what your finished smile will be.

  • Specialists diagnosing and treating every case
  • More than 25 years experience
  • Flexible appointments – early morning and evening
  • Competitively priced
  • 0% payment plans
About Orthoplus

What Our Customers Think



How often have you looked at yourself in the mirror, wishing you had perfectly straight teeth? Few of us have naturally perfect teeth, but with the help of orthodontic treatment, you can have a beautiful smile you can be proud of. Straight teeth not only result in a beautiful, confident smile, but a healthier one too, allowing you to maintain the healthy teeth for years to come. So, a great smile and also……

  • More self-confidence
  • Straight and correctly positioned teeth are easier to clean – this means less risk of tooth and gum disease later in life
  • Straight teeth are less prone to injury during contact sports, or physical activities
  • Less risk of excessive tooth wear and problems with the jaw in later life
  • Better chewing actions and speech in some people
Orthoplus Benefits


Anyone can benefit from braces as long as the teeth and their supporting bone and gums are healthy – there is no age limit!?

View Treatments

Meet Our Team

All the team members work hard to ensure that your first to last visits are handled efficiently to get the smile you always wanted!

Team Members

Sally-Ann Todd

Sally-Ann is the practice principal qualified as a dentist from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1997 and is registered with the General Dental Council, 73181. She then completed her General Professional Training in a local dental practice in Northumberland and in the Dental Hospital for a further two years. Sally-Ann then undertook posts in maxillo- facial surgery and paediatric dentistry before getting married and taking a four month honeymoon travelling the world! She returned to study for another three years of orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London and gained her Master in Orthodontics in 2003 and then the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Glasgow in 2004. Then, returning to her hometown Ballymena, she has worked in specialist practice, before planning and starting Orthoplus in September 2009. Sally-Ann continues to learn and develop with new appliances and techniques, recently becoming an accredited Invisalign practitioner

Team Members

Lorraine Corrigan

Lorraine graduated as a dentist from Queens University, Belfast in 2002 having gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours. She is registered with the General Dental Council, 80693 and has been working at Orthoplus since its opening in September 2009. Having completed her vocational training year in dental practice in Castlewellan, Co. Down Lorraine spent two and a half years working as a Senior House Officer within hospitals in Northern Ireland enjoying rotations in Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2004 Lorraine obtained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow after which, in 2006, she was awarded a Specialist Registrar post in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, Belfast. After a three year period of study (during which she got married!) she qualified as a Specialist Orthodontist in 2009 gaining her Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and a Master of Philosophy Degree from Queen’s University Belfast. Lorraine maintains her enthusiasm for Orthodontics, keeping up to date with new techniques and has recently become an accredited Invisalign provider.

Team Members

Hannah Shields

Team Members


Frances is usually your first contact with us at the practice reception and is also a qualified dental nurse. She brings a vast amount of experience from dental chairside and reception roles, having worked on the front line to accommodate patients in dental settings. Having been part of our team since September 2016, Frances always has a smile and takes the time to make every patient or parent feel at ease, listen to their news, or address any concerns.

Team Members


Claire usually works with Sally-Ann and is a registered dental nurse with her NEBDN National Certifcate Qualification. Claire brings a wealth of dental and orthodontic experience over her career to date and has worked with many different orthodontic appliances. Having had her own orthodontics done, Claire is able to relate to patients and give valuable, practical advice and help.

Team Members


Tammy usually works with Lorraine and is a registered dental nurse with her NEBDN national Certificate Qualification. Tammy worked in general dental practice since 2005 before making the decision to enter specialist practice, starting her orthodontic nursing career with Orthoplus in 2014.

Team Members


Maire usually works with Mark and is a registered dental nurse with her NEB Diploma in Dental Nursing. On the days Mark is not in, she is at reception working alongside Lisa. Again, having her own orthodontic treatment recently completed, Maire is able to explain things to and reassure patients about any aspects of treatment.