Orthodontist acquires Lisburn practice

An orthodontist from Lisburn has acquired one of the city’s long-standing practices following a £350,000 investment supported by Ulster Bank.
Paul Reid and orthodontist Emma McCroryPaul Reid and orthodontist Emma McCrory
Paul Reid and orthodontist Emma McCrory

Lisburn Orthodontics was established 30 years ago and offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments, including removable, fixed and aesthetic appliances and retainers.

With a six-figure funding facility supported by the bank, orthodontist Emma McCrory has invested in the acquisition of the business and its trading premises. The investment comes as social media and Zoom culture drives demand for orthodontic treatments amongst adults.

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Emma explained: “We’re seeing a lot more adults seeking these types of treatments, which I believe is driven by the influences of social media and remote working. Video conferencing has become the norm and many of us are now much more conscious of our smile.”

In response to more adults seeking easy access to orthodontic treatments, Emma said the practice will soon open up for self-referral: “The business has operated now for three decades and we want to continue its legacy while building upon its reach. As well as opening our books for self-referrals we are also planning to introduce a wider range of clinical treatment options.”

Paul Reid, business development manager at Ulster Bank, said new ownership and future plans to expand its services and patient capacity will ensure Lisburn Orthodontics continues to provide a quality service for new and existing patients. “Emma brings a wealth of experience from her time working with both NHS and private patients,” he said.