Teeth straightening, or orthodontics, can give your smile a smart looking makeover by sorting out problems such as crooked, crowded, protruding, gappy or twisted teeth. As well as enhancing your appearance, straightening can bring a host of additional benefits, such as helping you to eat and speak more effectively, improving your facial shape and making teeth easier to keep clean.
Although orthodontic treatment is often associated with children, adults are increasingly turning to teeth straightening to sort out misaligned teeth or to correct teeth straightening that may have relapsed since childhood. We offer more discreet, adult-friendly options such as virtually invisible aligners (Invisalign) or clear fixed braces (Radiance Plus) so you can avoid having to wear noticeable metal braces.
We provide the latest straightening techniques to both adults and children to address a whole range of irregularities of the teeth and jaws, from mild issues through to more complex needs. As well as fixed braces (with the option of customisation with coloured bands), we also provide removable and functional braces, and retainers to keep your newly straightened teeth in place.
We will thoroughly assess your smile, carefully scrutinising your teeth and jaws, so we can work out which treatment is most appropriate for you and your lifestyle. We will also listen to your concerns and work with you towards a happier, healthier smile. To top off your straightening treatment, we can brighten your neater smile with teeth whitening and keep it well protected with tailor-made mouth guards.
Shirley qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1992, achieved her M Orth specialist qualification in orthodontics and registered on the specialist list in Orthodontics in 2000. Shirley was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at Barts Dental Hospital in 2004 and now works as an Orthodontic Consultant at the new Royal London Hospital site.
As a Consultant Orthodontist with over 20 years training Dentists and Orthodontists and her additional training in children’s dentistry Shirley is equipped with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care. Having orthodontic treatment with her means that you will be in the best possible hands.
Shirley is able to offer the very latest treatments available, enabling her to treat adult and child patients who have simple, moderate and complex needs and to improve both the appearance and the function of their teeth.
Being an Invisalign Platinum provider, Invisalign Teen accredited and member of the Invisalign London Specialist Orthodontist group put Shirley in a unique position to offer Invisalign treatment for a very wide range of cases.
“Patients in my care receive my personal attention at all times and are treated solely by me. I love to treat patients and help them achieve and keep for life the beautiful, healthier and happier smiles they desire. I look forward to meeting you and helping however I can.”
Outside of orthodontics Shirley lives locally with her husband and two teenage children. For many years Shirley has been a Local School Governor and organises a local book club. Shirley enjoys active holidays whether its walking in Norfolk, skiing in the Alps or exploring further afield with her family.
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