Surrey, South London
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 London. It is staffed by consultants and specialists orthodontist.
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 and appearance by visiting an orthodontist.
If these problems are 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.
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Orthodontic treatment improves 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 removed.
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.
BDS(Hons)Lond, FDSRCS(Eng), M.OrthRCS(Eng) is Consultant in Orthodontics to St George's and 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.
BDS(Brist), PhD(Brist), MSc(Lond), FDS, M’Orth, FDS(Orth) RCS(Eng)
Dr Williams qualified in Dental Surgery from the University of Bristol in 1982. She spent several years working in the Community Dental Service before taking up hospital posts in oral medicine and surgery and pediatric dentistry. In 1991, she commenced her 3 year training programme in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, which she undertook alongside a research post at the Royal College of Surgeons.
After completing her training in orthodontics, Dr Williams moved to Bristol Dental School 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 Thesis, whilst undergoing consultant training at Bristol.
Dr Williams was appointed as Consultant Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at Bristol in 2001 and then moved to Kings College London to take up a similar post. She now works as Consultant in Orthodontics to The Royal London Hospital.
Dr Williams is actively involved in the training of postgraduate Orthodontic Specialist Registrars and higher trainees. She is a member of the British Orthodontic and European Orthodontic Societies and the Craniofacial Society and has contributed to Scientific Meetings of these Societies.
Her particular areas of interest are:
- The treatment of children with severe malocclusion
- The care of children born with cleft lip and palliate
- Orthognathis surgery
- The psychosocial impact of malocclusion
BDS(lond), MFDSRCS(Eng), MSc(Lond), M.OrthRCS(Eng)
Tasnim qualified in Dental Surgery from The Royal London Hospital in 1996, and worked in General Practice, Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry, before commencing her orthodontic specialist training programme at the Royal London Hospital.
She achieved a Masters Degree in Orthodontics and her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Her Masters thesis was on the levels of prostaglandin's in gingival crevicular fluid in surgical patients. She is focused on the treatment of Orthognathic Surgical cases.
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.