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{my}dentist, Laura Street, Sunderland Specialist orthodontist in Sunderland, SR1 1PT

Specialist orthodontist
Hidden braces
Tooth coloured braces
Metal braces
Under 18s braces
Specialist orthodontist
Hidden braces
Tooth coloured braces
Metal braces
Under 18s braces
Accepting New patients

Welcome to {my}dentist, Laura Street, Sunderland
Specialist orthodontist in Sunderland

{my}orthodontist, Laura Street, Sunderland is located in the heart of Sunderland. We are situated within walking distance of the popular city centre, with no shortage of parking spaces located around the practice with easy access to bus and Metro services. We are convenient for those seeking orthodontic care in Sunderland, Newcastle and surrounding areas. Whether you are interested in Invisalign, Ceramic Braces, Fixed Braces, a dazzling smile, we love to hear from you! We cater to everybody’s needs. We offer finance meaning treatment is affordable and convenient with a mixture of private and NHS options available. Our qualified team of orthodontists and orthodontic therapists provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment. All of our clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council and deliver an excellent service to all of our patients. You will be welcomed by our friendly reception team who are always happy to answer questions you have. We would love to hear from you, why not get in touch using the details above to help you find out which treatment options work to help you achieve the results you desire.

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 01915 144414 if you would like to discuss our teeth straightening options or you can fill in our online referral form.

Our services at a glance


  • Straight teeth

    Straight teeth

    Transform your smile with clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. For more information call
    01915 144414

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "After contacting for an appointment for my daughters broken retainer Linda was so helpful and booked me an appointment that was perfect she was very helpful and friendly on the phone thankyou so much"

    Reviewed on 14/08/2018

  • 5 out of 5

    "Friendly and very helpful reception staff. The Orthodontist is honest and clear in his explanations. Everyone showed, well appreciated, patience with my Autistic teenager. Thanks for not giving up on us."

    Reviewed on 07/08/2018

  • Google 4 out of 5

    "I have had my braces for 6 months now and so far 10 have came off. I am really careful about what I eat and brush my teeth when I’m supposed to. Although it’s frustrating that so many have come off already when they do we ring up and they make me a quick appointment to come and get it fixed."

    Reviewed on 15/08/2019

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Contact us:

Call us on 01915 144414

Prefer to email? hello638@mydentist.co.uk

How to find us:

26/27 Laura Street, Sunderland, SR1 1PT.

Practice facilities

  • Parking
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

Our opening times

09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • Child Fixed metal braces - upper and lower


  • Clinical review with clinician


  • Fixed lingual appliances


  • Fixed metal braces - Upper or Lower


  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper and lower


  • Fixed tooth coloured braces - upper and lower


  • Follow-up


  • Invisalign


  • Invisalign Comprehensive


  • New patient consultation


  • Private appliance repair


  • Removable retainer (each)


  • Removal of old bonded retainer


Ortho Options - For a confident smile
Under 18's braces

It’s common for orthodontic treatment to begin in the teenage years, once all or most of the permanent teeth have come through. At that point it becomes clear whether someone might have dental concerns such as significant crowding, an over or underbite, or difficulty biting the teeth together which might affect eating or properly cleaning the teeth.

In cases where these issues are significant, braces will be available on the NHS. They assess who will receive braces according to a scoring system called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need, or IOTN score.

Some teens may not meet the IOTN score, in which case the NHS treatment is not available, or the waiting list in their area may be very long meaning they are unable to start treatment quickly. That is why we have a range of affordable private orthodontic treatments available for teenagers.

Orthodontic treatments for teens

With our Ortho Options, we can provide a huge choice in private orthodontic treatment for teenagers, suitable for a wide range of budgets.

To see if it’s right for you or your teenager, you’ll first have an assessment with one of our team who will explain the different treatments, what is involved and our finance options*. There are no long waiting lists, so if you are keen to go ahead we can book an appointment to see an orthodontist without delay and begin the treatment journey.

  • Metal
    fixed braces


    Metal fixed appliances consist of small metal brackets attached to the teeth with a wire tied into the brackets. The wires are then used to move the teeth into the desired position giving the orthodontist control over the tooth movements. The ties can be coloured giving you the option to customise the brace.

  • Ceramic
    fixed braces


    Ceramic fixed braces are more discreet than metal braces and consist of small tooth coloured brackets attached to the teeth with a wire tied into the brackets. The wires are then used to move the teeth into the desired position giving the orthodontist control over the tooth movements.

Why choose Ortho Options

  • 1.Teeth straightening treatment provided for under 18s that don’t qualify for NHS treatment
  • 2.Assessment with a treatment co-ordinator who’ll explain how it works
  • 3.If you do decide to proceed with treatment, another appointment will be arranged with the orthodontist, so we can take pre-treatment records, which include models of your teeth, x-rays and photographs for a more detailed assessment and a final treatment plan. Range of treatments available to suit all budgets, from traditional fixed metal braces to invisible, removable aligners
  • 4.No long waiting list
  • 5.Interest free finance* available

* Whitecross Dental Care Limited (registered office: Europa House, Europa Trading Estate, Stoneclough Road, Kearsley, Manchester M26 1GG. Company No. 244415) is part of the mydentist group. Whitecross Dental Care Limited is a credit broker not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number: 674183. Credit is provided by Secure Trust Bank trading as V12 Retail Finance with whom we have a commercial relationship (and so we are unable to provide independent advice) and is subject to age and status.

Meet the team at {my}dentist, Laura Street, Sunderland

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Ahmed Abdullah (Orthodontist) Qualified from: Registered under s16(2A) Dentists Act 1984, DDS, MDentSci (Paediatric Dent), FRACDS (Paed), PhD (Dent), MHEA (Teaching) MOrth RCSed Reg under s16(2A) Dentists Act 1984, 1984 GDC No: 111234
    On completion of his diploma in Dentistry in 1996, Ahmed worked as a general dental practitioner for about 6 years in both hospital and practice environment. Thereafter, Ahmed completed 2 years of training in paediatric dentistry at Leeds Dental institute and was awarded a Master in Dental Sciences in Paediatric Dentistry degree (2004). This was followed by completion of a PhD degree in dentistry (2009). Ahmed worked as a clinical tutor in Paediatric Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute between 2008 and 2010 and completed a Certificate in Education, which awarded him a membership status of the Academy of Higher Education, he then joined University of Bristol as academic and completed his training in Orthodontics. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and is on the Specialist Orthodontic Register. Ahmed enjoys all aspects of orthodontics and provides a high quality of care for adults and children.
  • Dr.Colin McMurray (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS,MFDS RCS,MSc,MOrth RCS United Kingdom, 1999 GDC No: 76455
    Colin graduated with honours from Newcastle University in 1999. He attained his MFDS qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002. During his training pathway Colin has gained wide experience with positions as a Senior House Officer at Newcastle Dental Hospital followed by a post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Newcastle General Hospital. Colin completed his specialist orthodontic training as a Registrar at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, attaining his Membership of the Faculty of Orthodontists at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2007. Colin is on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. Colin treats NHS patients at our orthodontic centre in Darlington and also provides access for patients at our outreach clinic in Bishop Auckland. Colin also offers private orthodontic treatment, including aesthetic braces and Invisalign clear aligners.
  • Mrs.Christine Horgan (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy UK, 2010 GDC No: 117430
    Christine originally started working as a dental nurse in general practice. In 2008 she moved to a specialist orthodontic practice and retrained as an orthodontic therapist at the University of Central Lancashire, qualifying in December 2010 with a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She also holds a Certificate in Dental radiography. On a day to day basis you will find Christine working in her surgery fitting, adjusting and removing fixed and removable braces. Christine also enjoys working in orthodontics, helping people to smile with confidence, especially those who were particularly self-conscious about their teeth.
  • Mrs.Keeley Jane Ross (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy UK, 2011 GDC No: 6154
    Keeley has worked in dentistry for 28 years. She started her career as a trainee dental nurse in a city centre practice in Manchester in 1991. Keeley qualified as a dental nurse in 1993 and worked for 7 years before moving to Newcastle in 2000 to study to be a dental hygienist at Newcastle Dental Hospital. While working as a hygienist in an orthodontic practice, Keeley developed an interest in this field of dentistry. She qualified as an orthodontic therapist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2011 and has worked in both general and orthodontic practices in the North East area.

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards. Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

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Last updated: Thursday, 19 May 2022