Stratford Orthodontics is the only specialist orthodontic practice in Stratford upon Avon and South Warwickshire. Dr’s George and Jackie Simpson opened their practice in 2003. Over the years more than 50,000 patients have been treated successfully. Dentists from around the UK have trusted Stratford Orthodontics to treat their families and children safe in the knowledge they will receive the best possible results.
"The quality of service I received is unparalleled to previous dental care experiences. All of the staff, from receptionist to my orthodontist, George, were very friendly and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable"
The latest clear aligner technology available at Stratford Orthodontics
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We now offer SPARK Aligners too!
We're still in the top 1% of the U.K's Invisalign Specialists!
We Specialise in Smiles!
What You Need To Know
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities.
As Specialist Orthodontists registered with the GDC we are able to provide accurate diagnosis of dental or facial irregularities and provide treatment options so that you can make an informed decision on whether to pursue orthodontic treatment and the most suitable treatment for yourself.
Typical treatment lasts from six to thirty months depending on age and severity of the problem. Orthodontic treatment can produce dramatic and life enhancing results and we can give you the beautiful smile you hoped for.
Your First Visit
Great Communication, Great Results
We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak in language you understand. We will discuss our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!
After we have assessed your records, we will conduct a treatment consultation to explain all aspects of your orthodontic treatment in detail. We provide a comprehensive clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem. We encourage questions from both the patient and parents, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.
Questions You May Have
During your first visit, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
How long will treatment take?
How much will it cost?
What are my payment options?
Will the NHS pay for my treatment?
Do I need a second opinion?
Treatments We Offer
The support you need for the smile you want
Spark Clear Aligners
The latest innovation in clear aligner technology
Spark Aligners are made with TruGEN™, the latest innovation in clear aligner material. Spark’s nearly invisible aligners are clearer and more comfortable.* In addition, we’ve designed them for more efficient and effective tooth movement.* Discover the difference Spark Clear Aligners can make for you when you try a product that’s BPA, mercury, latex, and phthalate-free! Available now at Stratford Orthodontics.
The clear alternative to braces
Stratford Orthodontics a Diamond Invisalign Provider. Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative to fixed braces. A series set of custom-made aligners are made for you and are worn in two-week increments.
Please contact us for further information.
An Invisalign treatment that is made for you
Bespoke and sent straight to you
Invisalign is a more recent technology that lets you have the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces. By using a series of clear, removable aligners custom made for you. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into a straighter position step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike conventional braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.
Traditional Braces & Ceramic Appliances
We specialise in traditional braces. Private patients have the choice between traditional braces and braces with ceramic brackets. We will alway do our best to find a treatment that fits your lifestyle and budget. We offer 0% finance for all private orthodontic treatments.
Ask your general dentist about orthodontic treatments available on the National Health Service. Here at Stratford Orthodontics we are able to treat some patients via a referral from your dentist. Ask your dentist to refer you to us. For NHS treatment we have to assess your teeth and general oral health for cleanliness and suitability. Unfortunately not everyone passes these checks and sometimes we may have to ask you to come back and see us once your brushing has improved. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to us about NHS guidelines and rules.
Supporting Public Health
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Looking After Your New Smile
We always do our very best to make sure you have an amazing smile at the end of your time with us. When your treatment ends we give you a pair of custom made retainers. Retainers have to be worn and we can't emphasise this enough. It's really important you watch the two videos we've uploaded here and learn why wearing retainers is so important.
The British Orthodontic Society have made a video a video we'd like you to watch.
Why go to a Orthodontic Specialist?
On average it takes 6 years to qualify as a registered dental surgeon. In the UK It then takes another 6 years of specialist training that requires successful examination in Fellowship in Dental Surgery and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons.
In addition some specialists also have a Masters Degree in Orthodontics.
As specialists we have usually had a further 6 years postgraduate training compared to normal general dental surgeons
Dr George Simpson
BDS FDSRCS MOrthRCS MPhil
Principal Specialist Orthodontist - GDC 65408
George qualified in 1990 as a Dental Surgeon. He then spent 7 years working in a General Dental Practice and in Hospitals gaining a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of England. He went on to work as a Registrar and Consultant in hospital, gaining a Masters Degree in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons and membership in Orthodontics. George has owned two Specialist Orthodontic Practice in Stratford Upon Avon and Birmingham for more than 17 years now. As well as practicing, he has worked as a part time lecturer in Orthodontics at Warwick University.
Dr Jacqueline Simpson
Principal Dental Surgeon - GDC 60631
Jacqueline qualified in 1985 as a Dental Surgeon and spent several years in working in hospitals gaining further training in Dental Surgery and Orthodontics. She then spent a further 10 years in a General Dental Practice before establishing the two Orthodontic Practices with her husband, George.
Practice Manager GDC 172513
Toni has worked with George for 10 years and is a fully qualified Orthodontic Dental Nurse. Toni manages all aspects of surgery life, helping to ensure patients receive the best possible service in all three of Dr Simpson's surgeries. Toni is qualified to take x-rays, deal with every element of patient nursing care and works in the background with NHS and CQC partners
Orthodontic Therapist - GDC 110939
Shagufta has worked with George and Jackie Simpson since 2002 working in all of George's practices. She completed her Orthodontic Nursing qualification in 2007 and in 2009 she achieved her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy at Warwick University. Shagufta sees all of our patients and is the Invisalign Orthodontic Therapist Lead for us. Shagufta works between all of our practices and helps her patients find the right treatment for them.
Orthodontic Therapist - GDC 188726
Jo started working for George in July 2007. Jo initially qualified as a Dental Nurse then as a Orthodontic Nurse. In 2013 Jo qualified as a Orthodontic Therapist at Warwick University. Jo is able to fit, adjust and remove appliances (braces and retainers). Jo is able to take photographs, impressions and work with specialist orthodontics to a prescription.
"I've had the privilege of working for George and he helped me achieve the smile I have today"
Orthodontic Therapist - GDC 293813
Daniela has worked with us for four years and from day one her passion and enthusiasm has helped her become an integral part of the Stratford Ortho Team.
Daniela is a fully qualified Orthodontic Nurse, she also is qualified in Dental Radiography and this year Daniela became our latest Orthodontic Therapist!
It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to reach the goals she has and we're super proud to have her on our clinical team.
Is Orthodontic Treatment Right For You?
Will it Hurt?
Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically over time. After getting braces, patients may have some discomfort for a day or two because there is a new force moving teeth, but our patients do not say their braces are painful. Today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable and use technology that reduces the discomfort. Miniature braces and state-of-the-art orthodontic materials reduce both the discomfort and treatment time.
Please ask if you have any concerns.
What if I have missing teeth?
If you are missing teeth, your adjacent teeth will naturally drift into the empty space. This will cause a functional, aesthetic and/or periodontal problem. Orthodontic treatment will correct or prevent these problems, and provide proper tooth alignment so that your dentist can replace the missing teeth. The result is improvement in the health of the teeth and mouth, as well as in appearance. Properly aligned teeth provide a beautiful smile, aligned bite for best function, and a more youthful appearance. Time without treatment can worsen conditions.
Can you be too old for braces?
There's no age limit for getting braces. The health of your gums and bone, which support your teeth, is the only factor. Adult Orthodontics continues to grow in popularity. We design treatment to accommodate professional and social concerns for our adult patients. Clear braces and Invisalign treatment provide nearly invisible treatment.
Our patients travel from far and wide with our furthest commuting patient working in New Zealand! We have treated many actors and sports stars here at Stratford and are proud to have completed our ‘least young’ patient of 80 recently.
The treatment of orthodontic issues varies with each patient. It is critical that treatment begins with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis. The orthodontic specialist has been trained in the use of all current appliances and therapies and can judge which treatment or combination of treatments will bring the BEST desired result.
Photos from our Stratford Upon Avon surgery.
Our Smile Achievements
Every smile is unique. We tailor our treatment so its works for you. No pushy sales, just results that speak for themselves. These are pictures of our patients and their beautiful smiles.
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6 Rother Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU