Orthodontics

What we do

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry concerned with the growth of your teeth, jaw and face. Treatment aims to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.

We provide a highly specialised orthodontic service for adults and children, many of whom have complex treatment needs. We plan multidisciplinary care with maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgeons, restorative dentists and paediatric colleagues.

The conditions we treat include:

  • problems with the development of the teeth and jaws in children
  • severely crowded and unerupted teeth
  • missing teeth
  • incorrect bites
  • severe facial disproportion in adults.

Adjusting your braces
King's patients who are experiencing problems with his or her braces (previously put on here at King's), can come in to clinic weekdays 8:45 to 9:15am to have them adjusted or repaired.

Preparing for your appointment

You must be referred by your GP or dentist, and you must be registered with a dentist who has agreed to provide you with routine dental care while you are having specialist orthodontic treatment. You must have healthy teeth and gums and good oral hygiene.

Location

First floor, Dental Institute, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3055

Conditions we treat

Our service treats the following:

  • Patients who present with an orthodontic malocclusion which is rated to have an orthodontic treatment need of grade 4 or 5.
  • Patients who require multidisciplinary care with restorative dentistry, maxillofacial surgery or specialist paediatric care.

Special consideration will be given to medically compromised patients.

What is required before referring a patient

Patients should have a healthy dentition and be registered with a dentist who they see for routine care.

Patients should bring any x-rays of their teeth or jaws, taken within the last 12 months.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

For routine referrals, please send a referral letter to:
Dental Waiting List Office
KCL Dental Institute
Bessemer Road
London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

An emergency orthodontic service is provided for patients currently being treated at King's.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance for urgent referrals, please contact the Department PA, tel: 020 3299 9000, ext 1071.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mrs Margaret Collins Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Jamie Gwilliam Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Gavin Mack Consultant Orthodontist
Miss Liz O'Higgins Consultant Orthodontist
Mrs Shruti Patel Consultant Orthodontist
Dr Stephen Powell Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Mark Sayers Consultant
Mr Jagdeep Singh Dental Technician
Miss Helen Tippett Consultant Orthodontist/Training Programme Director