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. One of our orthodontists 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.
Sanjay Kumar MSc BDS FDS MOrth (GDC 68517)
Sanjay graduated as a dentist from Guys Hospital, London in 1992 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996. He gained his postgraduate orthodontic qualifications at the University of Bristol & the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2002. Sanjay is registered on the General Council’s Specialist List for Orthodontics and also works as specialist in orthodontics at Derriford Hospital.
Ms Catherine Godden MSc BDS BSc MFDS MOrth (GDC 72677)
Catherine graduated as a dentist from The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1996 and gained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons in 1999. She gained her postgraduate orthodontic qualifications at the University of London & the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003. Catherine is registered on the General Council’s Specialist List for Orthodontics.
our orthodontic therapist
Amanda Stephens Dip Orth TherRCSEd (GDC 110418)
Amanda qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2015 having completed her training at Bristol Dental School and Derriford Hospital. In the past Amanda has had many years experience working as a specialist orthodontic nurse and currently works as an orthodontic therapist at Derriford Hospital as well as at Plymouth Orthodontics Ltd. She is registered as an Orthodontic Therapist with the General Dental Council.
the team at Plymouth Orthodontics
The clinicians are 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 very experienced and friendly registered dental nurses:
Naomi Beeching – GDC149836 (Practice Manager and Dental Nurse)
Alison Campbell – GDC111840 (Senior Dental Nurse)
Sarah Kumar – GDC111607 (Dental Nurse)
Carole Mitchelmore – GDC113945 (Dental Nurse)
Molly Reilly – GDC267265 (Dental Nurse)
Hayley Venning – GDC113888 (Dental Nurse)
Holly Wiffen – GDC247814 (Dental Nurse)
All of our team are fully committed to providing quality clinical care.
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.
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):
Appointments are available as follows;
Saturday: 08:30-12:30 (currently subject to staff availability)
Parking & Buses:
There is usually free street parking close by. Bus stops may be found directly outside the practice and nearby on Mannamead Road.
We can now provide treatment in Tavistock
Find us at:
Lynbridge House Dental Practice,
26 West Street,
Opening Hours (By Appointment Only):
Tuesday: to be advised