Orthodontics Wimbledon & South London
We provide adult orthodontics for patients throughout London and Wimbledon.
Some adults feel that they are too old to visit an orthodontist and undergo orthodontic treatment. This is not however the case, orthodontic treatment can be successfully undertaken at any age. Some patients have started treatment in their 60 and 70's with great success.
Many patients need to visit an orthodontist to improve the position of their teeth due to periodontal disease and the misaligned teeth can be realigned before being stabilised.
Most adults would like invisible or clear braces. These come in various forms.
Some clear braces are placed on the front of the teeth with colourless attachments and tooth coloured wires. American Ortho polycrystalline brackets are selected.
Some invisible braces are placed with the attachments on the inside of the teeth. GAC Innovation MTM/L brackets are selected with ultra low profile for patient comfort.
Some use materials which are made of see through plastic which fit over the upper or lower teeth or both. Orthocaps aligners are selected.
The practice thus uses a range of "State of the Art" appliances selected to suit the needs of the patient. All is discussed in detail at the consultation stage and each proposed programme is detailed for the individual.
To arrange a Consultation for adult orthodontics contact the South London, Wimbledon based 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.