Our face and smile are our window on the world. Stained discoloured teeth detract from this and our overall appearance. They need not do so, there are a range of whitening techniques available, which can transform dental appearance, producing a progressive lightening of tooth colour to return confidence to our smiles and ourselves.
This is often carried out after seeing an orthodontist or just as a procedure in itself.
Start your own improvement, contact the practice and speak with our practice manager or receptionist.
Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Snoring has become a major problem for many people over the last years. Once you have seen an Orthodontic consultant and simple snoring is established special devices fitted in the mouth can completely eliminate snoring.
Snoring can also be a part of a more serious condition called sleep apnoea. With this problem people often snore and also cease breathing during sleep. They are then awakened momentarily, breath and then fall asleep again, only to find themselves tired during the day, really due to lack of sleep.
This problem needs the care of a group of Specialists including a Respiratory Physician ENT surgeon and sometimes an Orthodontist and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon.
All this is best conducted in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team with which the Practice works.
If you would like to discuss these problems we will be delighted to assist and set the road to elimination of snoring and sleep apnoea in motion.
For many people the facial bones as well as the teeth have not grown into the most harmonious positions.
To correct these problems and provide the most enhanced facial and dental appearance the teeth need to be adjusted and the bones of the face realigned surgically with the input of a Consultant Maxillo-Facial Surgeon.
This practice is very experienced in such work and has associate Consultant Colleagues in Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
Patients who would find both dental and significant facial appearance enhancement an attractive proposition will be welcome to seek initial advice and meet the combined team for any subsequent treatment.
To arrange a 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.