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Orthoworld Blackpool Specialist orthodontist in Blackpool, FY3 9AQ

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Welcome to Orthoworld Blackpool
Specialist orthodontist in Blackpool

Orthoworld is located within the heart of Blackpool, in the North West. We provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment. Our team of highly qualified Orthodontists, Orthodontic Therapists and Advance Nursing Team are devoted in improving smiles for children and adults on their teeth straightening journey. Our intention is to enhance oral health, aesthetics and self-esteem through striving to meet expectations and desires by providing high-quality treatments. Our Orthodontists offer services such as fixed braces, removable braces, Vivera retainers and bespoke mouthguards. We also provide Invisalign clear aligners and invisible braces. We offer NHS teeth straightening for children after qualification. Private treatment is available for children and adults. Our Treatment Coordinator will talk you through the options of treatment, tailoring to your needs. We offer interest free finance options so you can spread the cost of braces or other treatments. Parking at the practice is free on-street parking or private car park. We look forward to being a part of your new smile journey and we hope to welcome you 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


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

Teeth straightening enquiry 03308 221 833
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Email General enquires

How to find us:

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

Practice facilities

  • Disabled access

Our opening times

09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • Clinical review with clinician


  • Mouthguard one colour


  • New Patient consultation


  • OPG X-ray


  • Removable retainer (each)


  • Removal of old bonded retainer


  • Crown - Composite/Arcrylic


  • Extraction - Complex


  • Extraction - Special Difficulty


  • Additional Tooth Coloured Brackets


  • Damon metal fixed- upper and lower


  • Damon metal fixed- upper or lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper and lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper or lower


  • i7 upper and lower


  • i7 upper or lower


  • Invisalign


  • Invisalign full- upper and lower


  • Invisalign Lite- upper and lower


  • Invisalign Lite- upper or lower


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.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 Relocated to the Fylde and joined Orthoworld Blackpool in April 2016 and joined {my}dentist Fleetwood in April 2022. He works at both practices, within the company. Kumar treats both NHS and Private patients. He offers various teeth straightening treatments such as NHS teen braces, Vivera retainers, Invisalign clear teeth aligners and invisible braces. Outside the practice Kumar loves spending time with his family and enjoys travelling and playing tennis.
  • Miss.Hollie Cornwell (Practice Manager) Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 268725
    Hollie started her dental career in 2014 in general practice and successfully gained her Dental Nursing Diploma in 2017. She later went on to do post qualifications in Fluoride Application and Dental Radiography with the BDA. Hollie joined Orthoworld Blackpool early 2023. Hollie's role as practice manager is to ensure the practice is compliant and all policies and procedures are followed. She is responsible for the health, safety & welfare of her staff and the patients. She thoroughly enjoys leading an incredible and devoted team. Outside of work Hollie travels around the country and across Europe showing her British Shorthair pedigree cats for championship.
  • Miss.Lydia Bradley (Nurse) Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 270163
    Lydia started her career in Dentistry in 2017 when she successfully qualified as a Dental Nurse. Lydia's role at Orthoworld Blackpool is Head Nurse. She joined the practice in 2020. Lydia has gone on to gain qualifications in Dental Radiography and Orthodontic Nursing, she is keen for developing and expanding her knowledge within the industry. Lydia enjoys working with the public and helping people to achieve a perfect smile, from fixed appliances or Invisalign, it’s a rewarding feeling. She works with every clinician at the practice, so no day is the same, she supports in both NHS and Private clinics. Outside of work you will find Lydia walking her dog, socialising with friends and family or on holiday experiencing different countries and their cultures.
  • Mrs.Abigail Taylor (Nurse) Qualified from: NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Assessment City & Guilds 2004 United Kingdom, 2004 GDC No: 295582
    Abi started her dental career in 2004 when she successfully qualified as a Dental nurse. She joined Orthoworld Blackpool in June 2021. She is dedicated to her role and says she loves everything about her job! Abi works chair side and provides support to Orthodontists and Orthodontic Therapists during treatments, her favourite treatment is to assist with the fitting of fixed braces and caring for patients throughout their journey in the practice. She finds is highly rewarding when patients are satisfied with their enhanced smiles after treatment. Outside of work Abi is devoted to raising money for charity, going on walks with her dog Lola and spending quality time with family and friends.
  • Mrs.Kirsten Hayden (Nurse) Qualified from: National Certificate NEBDN 2004 United Kindgom, 2007 GDC No: 121932
    Kirsten has spent most of her career in Dentistry. She also works dual site at another My{dentist} practice, Leamington road. She has worked at My{dentist} Leamington Road for 29 years and joined Orthoworld Blackpool 7 years ago, part-time as a Dental nurse. Kirsten successfully gained a post qualification in Dental Radiography back in 2005. Kirsten is always seen with a smile on her face, she really reassures patients who are nervous. She likes all aspects of her job. She mainly assists the Orthodontists and Orthodontic therapists during NHS treatments. Outside of work Kirsten enjoys spending time with her family and going on long dog walks
  • Mrs.Maria Melville (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin, United Kingdom, 2017 United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 216400
    Maria started her Orthodontic career in 2009 working for {my}dentist, at the age of 19 she trained to become an Orthodontic Dental nurse, successfully 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 Dental Radiography and impression qualifications 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 and later graduated in June 2017 from the Royal College of Surgeons. Maria is still, always expanding her knowledge at every given opportunity. Maria still remains a valuable and well-loved member of staff at Orthoworld. She strives to see our patients develop confidence as their smile is created.
  • Mrs.Siobhan O'Farrell (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin, United Kingdom, 2008 GDC No: 147230
    Siobhan is an enthusiastic, dynamic Orthodontic Therapist working for {my}dentist. Siobhan began her career in orthodontics in 2003 and has over 20 years’ experience. Throughout her career Siobhan has shown great dedication to her work and has great knowledge and understanding in all aspects of her field. Siobhan first qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2004 and her passion and drive for orthodontics and dentistry helped her quickly develop a very exciting career. She has gained qualifications in Dental Radiography, Orthodontic Dental nursing and then achieved her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy after studying at Manchester Dental University and graduating from the Royal college of Surgeons in 2014. Before she came an Orthodontic Therapist, Siobhan had a successful career as a treatment co-ordinator doing a number of courses to ensure our patients have an exquisite experience at the practice. Siobhan later won a trip to Dubai along with three other treatment co-ordinators from the company, to reward their hard work and continuous commitment. Siobhan’s hard work continues at Orthoworld, she is a real integral member of the team always showing hard work, care and dedication to our patients.
  • 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.

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* 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 PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance and AppToPay with whom we have a commercial relationship (and so we are unable to provide independent advice) and is subject to age and status. **Pay in three monthly instalments. This is a credit product. Minimum spend applies. Not all products offered by Secure Trust Bank PLC are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Last updated: Monday, May 13, 2024