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Specialist orthodontist
Under 18s braces
Specialist orthodontist
Under 18s braces
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Welcome to Orthoworld Blackpool
Specialist orthodontist in Blackpool

Orthoworld Blackpool is located in the Blackpool area, we provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment.

Whether you’re a teen ready for your first fixed appliance or an adult interested in invisible options – we cater to everybody’s needs, with a mixture of private and NHS options.

The team would love to hear from you, get in touch using the details above.

We look forward to welcoming you into our practice soon.

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 01253 309040 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
    01253 309040

  • Tooth whitening

    Teeth whitening

    Improve the appearance of your teeth with our world class whitening systems. For more information call
    01253 309040

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Absolutley amazing staff during this pandemic, its very professional from when you walk in. Super fast service (which is needed during corona). Amazing job Orthoworld Blackpool is coronavirus ready."

    Reviewed on 07/07/2020

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Contact us:

Call us on 01253 309040

Email General enquires

How to find us:

Orthowold 2000, 24 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9AQ.

Practice facilities

  • Disabled access

Our opening times

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Additional Tooth Coloured Brackets


  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • Child Fixed metal braces - upper and lower


  • Clinical review with clinician


  • Damon metal - Upper and Lower


  • Damon metal - Upper or Lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper or lower


  • Hygiene - Airflow


  • Hygiene Appointment- Scale and polish


  • i7 - Upper or Lower


  • i7 upper and lower


  • Invisalign - upper and lower


  • Invisalign Lite - upper or lower


  • Invisalign Lite- upper and lower


  • Mouthguard one colour


  • Mouthguard two or more colours


  • New patient consultation


  • Opg x-ray


  • Removable retainer (each)


  • Removal of fixed appliance


  • Removal of old bonded retainer


  • Teeth whitening


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.

  • Clear


    Clear aligners offer a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of clear, customised removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Advanced technology allows you to visualise your completed treatment. This is a great option for those wanting a more discreet, wire free treatment.

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 Orthoworld Blackpool

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Alex Rengit (Orthodontist) Qualified from: MOrth England, 1988 GDC No: 127730
    Alex acquired professional qualification as an orthodontist in 1988 and then worked as an orthodontist in private practice in Dubai. He has qualification as Specialist in Orthodontics with Membership in Orthodontics MOrth at Royal College of Surgeons of England, Fellowship in Orthodontics FFDOrth at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, MPhil Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Manchester and registration in Specialist List in Orthodontics at the GDC. He’s a member of the British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association. Alex has worked as a Specialist Orthodontist in primary care NHS practices and secondary care hospitals in England and Ireland continuously since 2007. He has extensive experience leading specialist orthodontic practices in UK, Republic of Ireland and Dubai. Alex’s expertise includes fixed orthodontic appliances and invisible lingual braces including Incognito, removable and aesthetic orthodontic appliances including Invisalign, and various functional appliances including Twin Block Appliances, for both NHS and private. Alex is an easy-going person and likes to spend time with family and friends. He loves sport including football and cricket, in his leisure time he enjoys playing squash and tennis. Outside his professional work, he is engaged in charity works in the local community he lives.
  • Dr.Kumar Akundi Qualified from: BDS MFDSRCS(Eng) MDS (Orthodontics) Specialist in Orthodontics India, 1996 GDC No: 101134
    Kumar completed his Masters in Orthodontics Degree in 2000. He subsequently has worked in Orthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at various NHS hospitals in Yorkshire and Bedfordshire and has completed his membership exam in dental surgery. Since 2011 he has been working as an Orthodontist at Orthoworld in Colchester, Essex. Kumar is relocating to the Fylde and joins Orthoworld Blackpool in April 2016. Outside the practice Kumar loves spending time with his family and enjoys travelling and playing tennis.
  • Dr.Minu Rengit (Orthodontist) Qualified from: Orthodontist England, 2008 GDC No: 166735
    Minu qualified as a dentist in 1993. After graduation, she worked within a specialist orthodontic practice in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for nearly a decade. Following this, she chose to pursue orthodontics further, joining the postgraduate training programme at the University of Manchester in 2004. She subsequently received a master’s degree in orthodontics with Merit, as well as entry into the specialist list in orthodontics held by the General Dental Council. Additionally, in 2007, Minu gained membership in orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and later on, a fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry (Orthodontics), from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Thereafter, she has been working in various specialist orthodontic practices and hospital posts involving treatment of complex, multidisciplinary and routine cases. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, cooking or travelling with friends and family.
  • Mrs.Tracey Seville-Parkins (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS United Kingdom, 2008 GDC No: 129051
    Tracey is one of Orthoworld Blackpool's most knowledgeable and experienced Orthodontic Therapists. With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, Tracey started her career in 1999 as a Trainee Dental Nurse in Derbyshire. Once qualified in 2001 Tracey relocated to Blackpool and joined Orthoworld where she started her training to become a Orthodontic Dental Nurse. During this time Tracey also qualified as an Dental Radiographer, and achieved a qualification in Oral Health Education in 2008. Tracey's successes did not go unnoticed as she was accepted onto one of the first Orthodontic Therapy courses at Manchester Dental University. Achieving high grades, Tracey was awarded with Most Outstanding Log Book and Reflective Practice. Once qualified Tracey began gaining more experience within the Blackpool practice carrying out PAR scoring, in which she became calibrated in 2012. Tracey still shows the same passion for her role as she did twenty years ago. Now working in NHS and Private clinic's Tracey is now one of the most senior members of the team.
  • Ms.Siobhan O'Farrell (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin, United Kingdom, 2008 GDC No: 147230
    Back in 2003 Siobhan started her career at Orthoworld Blackpool as a Trainee Orthodontic Dental Nurse, here she showed great enthusiasm and dedication to the industry. Once qualified Siobhan began to gain more responsibility within the practice gaining her Dental Radiography qualification. This then lead Siobhan to gain many other qualifications including, Invisalign Impressions and Ashley Later Communication course. In 2014 Siobhan then set herself the challenge of studying to become an Orthodontic Therapist. Again, Siobhan found huge success. Siobhan still continues to push herself every day to develop her skills and knowledge within the dental and orthodontic sector.
  • Mrs.Maria Melville (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 216400
    Maria started her Orthodontic career in 2009 at just aged 19 as a full time trainee Orthodontic Dental Nurse, qualifying in 2011. Maria has always shown dedication and determination, making it her goal to become an Orthodontic Therapist. In order to make this a reality Maria used her same determination and gained her radiography and impression qualification in 2012. This allowed her to expand her Dental Nurse responsibilities within the practice gaining a wealth of experience within both Private and NHS clinics. Fast forward to 2016, Maria started her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy at Manchester Dental University, where she graduated in June 2017 from the Royal College of Surgeons. Maria is still working within Orthoworld Blackpool as an Orthodontic Therapist, taking pride within her work, gaining more experience and wisdom each day.

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: Tuesday, 28 June 2022