Orthodontist South London & Surrey -
S P Orthodontics
This long established practice offers excellence in diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthodontic presentations, in a modern well-equipped practice in South West London. It is staffed by Consultants and Specialist Orthodontists.
Problems with the growing dentition and poor facial appearance have been increasingly recognised over the last years. Many parents wish to give their children the best possible start into adulthood by improving both dental function, dental and facial appearance, by visiting an orthodontist.
If these problems are seen to be developing, then advice should be sought in a child's seventh chronological year. Older children or adults, who become aware of such problems later, should of course, seek advice at the time they are first noticed. This starts the process leading to enhancement of both dental function and dental and facial appearance.
Please click on the orthodontic consultant below to read more about them.
Dr Stephen Powell
BDS(Hons) Lond, FDSRCS(Eng), M.OrthRCS (Eng)
Consultant in Orthodontics to:
King's College Hospital, London
Dr Alison Williams
BDS (Bris), PhD (Bris), MSc (Lond); FDS M’Orth FDS (Orth) RSC (Eng)
Former Consultant in Orthodontics to:
The Royal London Hospital
Dr Pragati Agarwal
BDS (Brist), MSc (Lond), M.OrthRCS (Edin)
Working as a Specialist Practitioner in Orthodontics, as well as formally working at Kingston Hospital.
Consultant Orthodontist Wimbledon
Orthodontic treatment improves both dental and facial appearance making patients feel better about themselves. They enjoy their life more with improved self-confidence. Children often perform better at school both academically and socially. Psychologists have measured all these changes for the better.
Straight teeth are cleaned more easily and thus do not accumulate plaque as before. This leads to enhanced dental health.
Some patients present with pain in their faces, called TMD, caused by an uneven bite and a displacement of their lower jaw on closing their mouth. This can be eliminated by treatment from an Orthodontist.
Finally teeth that protrude are more likely to be damaged in playing sport and in other moments of unplanned contact. After eliminating the protrusion this risk is significantly reduced.
These are some of the immense benefits of treatment from an Orthodontist.
To arrange an orthodontic consultation contact the practice using the information on the contact page.
Dr Stephen Powell
BDS(Hons)Lond, FDSRCS(Eng), M.OrthRCS(Eng) is Consultant in Orthodontics to King's College Hospitals, London, England.
Dr Stephen J Powell qualified with a first class honours degree in Dental Surgery from the Royal Dental Hospital, University of London in 1966.
He was awarded the Diploma in Orthodontics and the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1969/70, whilst training at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, and the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street London. He obtained the Membership in Orthodontics at its inception.
Dr Powell has attended and given many specialist courses over the past twenty years, both Nationally and Internationally and is a member of the British, European and American Associations of Orthodontics.
He is actively engaged in the post-graduate training of Orthodontists and is former Post Graduate course director in Orthodontics at King's College Hospital part of GKT London. He is an examiner in the MSc in Orthodontics of the University of London, the Final MFDS, MJDP and ORE examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr Alison Williams
Dr. Williams qualified in Dental Surgery from the University of Bristol in 1982. She spent six years working in the Community Dental Service in Bristol before taking up hospital posts in oral medicine and surgery and paediatric dentistry.
In 1991, Dr. Williams commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, which undertook alongside a research post at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After completing a her training in orthodontics, Dr. Williams returned to Bristol to work on a National study of the care of children born with cleft lip and palate. She undertook this work, which formed the basis of her PhD, whilst undergoing consultant training in Orthodontics.
Dr. Williams was appointed as Consultant Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at Bristol Dental School in 2001. She returned to London to take up a similar post at Kings College Hospital in 2004, where she was actively involved in training postgraduate students in orthodontics, whilst treating patients with complex malocclusions.
Since 2012, Dr. Williams has worked solely in Specialist Orthodontic practice, treating both adult and child patients. She has maintained an interest in teaching orthodontics by becoming an Inspector of Educational Standards for the General Dental Council. Dr Williams has been an active member of the British Orthodontic Society since she started specialist training. She regularly helps to man the Society’s stand at dental trade shows and scientific advice, where she advises budding orthodontists on training and answers questions from dentists about orthodontic clinical issues.
Dr Pragati Agarwal
BDS(Brist), MSc.(Lond), M.Orth.RCS(Edin)
Dr Agarwal qualified in Dental Surgery from Bristol University in 1995, and subsequently worked in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and then Pediatric Dentistry before commencing 3 year training programme in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital, London.
She obtained a Masters degree in Orthodontics together with the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Her Master’s thesis was on the measurement of facial aesthetics in surgical orthodontic adult patients, and aesthetics in the orthodontic patient, children and adults, continues to be of special interest to her.
Since leaving Guy’s Hospital in 2004 she has worked in Orthodontic Practice in London and maintained an interest in surgical cases through continued practice at Kingston Hospital, Surrey.