Plymouth Orthodontics can give you a life-changing experience

Deciding to get braces is a big decision. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, making your journey an enjoyable one where you are looked after every step of the way.

what happens at my first visit?

At your first visit, we will get to know you by putting you at ease and asking you some questions so that we can understand what you want from your experience, before examining your face, mouth and teeth. It works both ways: we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. Sometimes we take an X-ray picture of your teeth. Our orthodontist, Sanjay, will talk to you about the positions of you teeth and jaws and will give you some treatment options. You will not be given braces at your first visit and there is currently a waiting list for NHS orthodontic treatment.

how long does treatment typically last?

Orthodontic treatment times can vary depending on what we are trying to achieve. Treatment usually takes between 12 and 24 months to complete but some treatments can be completed sooner. Patients visit the orthodontist regularly (every 6 to 10 weeks) during this time period to review progress and to allow the braces to be adjusted.

our orthodontist - Sanjay Kumar

As a registered specialist in orthodontics with the General Dental Council UK, Sanjay has received a high level of training to diagnose and treat orthodontic problems. Because he has over ten years of experience, and is highly skilled and up-to-date, he can use the latest techniques and several different approaches to build the perfect treatment plan to suit you.

Sanjay Kumar (GDC 68517)

1992 – Bachelor in Dental Surgery, Guys Hospital, London
1996 – Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2002 – Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
2002 – Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Bristol

Work History

1992 to 1993 – Vocational training and work in GDP (General Practice Dentistry)
1994 to 1997 – Hospital posts in Maxillofacial surgery
1998 to 1999 – Community dentistry, including special care and children’s dentistry
1999 to 2002 – Specialist training in Orthodontics at the University of Bristol
2002 to 2007 – Specialist in Orthodontics: positions in specialist practice
2002 to date – Specialist in Orthodontics: Derriford Hospital
2008 to date – Specialist in Orthodontics: set up Plymouth Orthodontics

Sanjay has had many years experience working in every facet of dentistry. In addition to his work at Plymouth Orthodontics, he also works as a specialist in orthodontics at Derriford Hospital and also spends time keeping up with the latest orthodontic techniques so he can give you the best dental care.

When not working Sanjay can be found having fun with his family and trying not to fall off his mountain bike!

the team at Plymouth Orthodontics

Sanjay is supported by a great team who work hard to ensure that your visits and treatment are an enjoyable and stress-free experience. We are lucky to have three very experienced and friendly registered dental nurses: Alison Campbell (GDC 111840), Carole Mitchelmore (GDC 113945) and Naomi Beeching (GDC 149836) who are fully committed to providing quality clinical care.

our facilities

We provide treatment in a relaxed environment with the latest technology on-hand to help us provide you with the best care. For example, our X-Ray suite is fully digital, which means instant high quality images with low X-ray doses.

contact us

If you have any special needs or concerns about access to the practice, or suggestions about how we can improve our services, just contact us and we will be happy to help.

Find Plymouth Orthodontics Ltd at:

60 Lower Compton Road


tel: 01752 662554

fax: 01752 603222

Opening Hours (By Appointment Only):

Monday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Monday: 8.30 am - 6.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30 am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 6.00 pm

Parking & Buses:

There is usually free street parking close by. Bus stops may be found directly outside the practice and nearby on Mannamead Road.

Accessibility & Disability Access:

There are steps leading up to the practice and due to limitations of our building we are unable to provide wheelchair access.