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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.

Problems with your braces

King’s patients who are experiencing problems with their braces (previously put on here at King’s), can contact the Main Reception to arrange an emergency appointment on 020 3299 3055.

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.


First floor, Dental Institute, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

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

Please fill in the form below and either:

  • email it to [email protected]
  • post it to:
    Dental Waiting List Office
    KCL Dental Institute
    Bessemer Road
    London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

Our emergency orthodontic service is for patients currently being treated at King’s.

For suspected cancer use the urgent suspected cancer referral pathway.

Other Queries

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

Referral forms

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Dental Referral Form – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery71 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mr Anand Arya Consultant - Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Miss Geraldine Brown Consultant Orthodontist
Miss Monika Cedro Consultant in Orthodontics
Mr Jamie Gwilliam Consultant Orthodontist
Dr Mary Kate Kearney Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Gavin Mack Consultant Orthodontist
Miss Liz O'Higgins Consultant Orthodontist
Mrs Shruti Patel Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Katja Rahneberg Specialist Orthodontist
Dr Mark Sayers Site lead Consultant Orthodontist - QMH
Mr Jadbinder Seehra Consultant Orthodontist
Mrs Mariam Shahid Noorani Consultant Orthodontist
Mr Jagdeep Singh Dental Technician
Miss Rachel Stephens Consultant Orthodontist
Miss Helen Tippett Consultant Orthodontist
Mr David Young Consultant Orthodontist