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.

our orthodontists

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 therapists

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.


Naomi Beeching (GDC 149836)

Naomi is our practice manager and a qualified dental nurse. Naomi is training to be an orthodontic therapist and is currently studying on the Bristol Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Programme. Whilst she is training, Naomi is able to treat patients under the supervision of a specialist orthodontist.

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 Trainee Orthodontic Therapist)

Tina Bell – GDC140170 (Dental Nurse)

Alison Campbell – GDC111840 (Senior Dental Nurse)

Emma Crocker – GDC109184 (Dental Nurse)

Sarah Kumar – GDC111607  (Dental Nurse)

Molly Reilly – GDC267265 (Dental Nurse)

Victoria Walmsley – GDC138314 (Dental Nurse)

Claire Stenning- GDC 266891 (Dental Nurse)

Helen MacKenzie- GDC 108693 (Dental Nurse)


All of our team 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):

Appointments are available as follows;

Monday: 08:30-19.30
Tuesday: 08:30-17:30
Wednesday: 08:30-17:30
Thursday: 08:30-19.30
Friday: 08:30-17:30
Saturday: 08:30-12:30 (currently subject to staff availability)

Plymouth Orthodontics will be closed on Bank Holidays. If you need urgent brace care, please contact:

Plymouth Dental Access Centre
Seven Trees
Baring Street
0333 0063 300

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.


We can now provide treatment in Tavistock

Find us at:

Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic,
25 Plymouth Road,
PL19 8AU

Tel: 01822 611121

Opening Hours (By Appointment Only):

Monday and Thursday: 09:00-17.00

Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic