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‘We stand for quality, great service and innovation. Digital technology is shaping our future’

Ann John, General Manager

Receiving great feedback from happy customers always puts a smile on my face

Lee Daniel, Lab Manager

The best part of my job? Making a small appliance that has a huge impact on the patient’s life

Leigh Hall, Head of Fixed Appliance Department

The best part of my job is working with cutting-edge 3D printers.

Anthony (Ant) Emmett, Digital Technician

Specialist orthodontic laboratory. Working to the highest standards

Our skilled technicians possess a wealth of experience and incredible depth of knowledge- attributes which go into every appliance we make.

Digital Services

We believe there is huge potential in digital dentistry. We’ve invested in the latest technology and now we’re committed to taking our customers on the same journey.

Smile 3D

Perfect for treating mild to moderate malocclusions, Smile 3D is a flexible clear aligner system which can be adapted and modified to suit your needs and those of your patients.

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Smilefile is our convenient, low-cost digital solution for orthodontic practices. It takes all the hassle out of creating study models, PAR scoring and storage.

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Intraoral scanners

We are a ‘linked lab’ to all the top intraoral scanners and have our own secure transfer portal. So you can easily send your patients’ digital files to us in an instant.

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Our Products

A great deal of skill and hard work goes into every appliance we make. Our team can accommodate any number of design variations and you can be confident that your appliance will be finished to the most exacting standards.


SomnoMed® is the global leader in COAT™ (Continuous Open Airway Therapy) and provides clinically proven diagnostic and treatment options for sleep-related breathing disorders.

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Pressure formed appliances

We use the highest quality pressure forming machines and materials on the market to create a huge range of appliances from mouthguards to bleaching trays.

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Functional appliances

Functional appliances use the principle of growth guidance. They use the natural growth potential of the patient to effect change.

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An innovative new anchorage method for tooth correction, developed in Germany and now available exclusively from JJ Thompson.

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Active appliances

Active appliances are used to effect tooth movement. Our active appliances are all custom-made for your patients, and the design variations are endless.

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JJ Thompson can expertly create your preferred retention appliances with any number of modifications to meet your patients’ needs.

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Latest News & Blog

Somnomed - losing sleep over Covid-19?

In more normal times, there can be tens of thousands of individual sleep studies taking place at any one time. Of course, it goes without saying that sleep studies have also been on hold lately, and the impact on people’s health and personal lives should not be underestimated.

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How we can help

As we popped the corks and sang Auld Lang Syne on December 31st 2019, none of us could have imagined what 2020 had in store for us, not just in the UK and Europe, but right across the globe.

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The lab is open! What you need to know

The last couple of months have been difficult for everyone. We sincerely hope that our customers, suppliers and colleagues are all safe and well. Having undergone a short period of closure, followed by a phased opening on a skeleton staff, we are delighted to say that the lab is now operational again.

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