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{my}orthodontist, The Crescent, Plymouth Specialist orthodontist in Plymouth, PL1 3AB

Specialist orthodontist
Metal braces
Under 18s braces
Specialist orthodontist
Metal braces
Under 18s braces
Accepting New patients

Welcome to {my}orthodontist, The Crescent, Plymouth
Specialist orthodontist in Plymouth

Welcome to {my}orthodontist Plymouth. We provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a friendly, welcoming and professional environment. Our practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments including Specialist Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Facial Aesthetics and Teeth Whitening. We are a well-established, experienced provider of orthodontics in the South West catering to both private and NHS patients. We tailor our approach to suit your individual requirements, ensuring an exceptional experience for all ages. Our range of braces include both ceramic and stainless-steel fixed braces, in addition to Invisalign, the leading provider of clear aligner systems. Both dentist and self referrals welcome

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 01752 222444 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

  • 5 out of 5

    "Friendly, thorough, professional, skilled dentists/orthodontists. Great with children. Prompt reply to queries."

    Reviewed on 27/03/2019

  • 5 out of 5

    "Highly recommend can’t fault there service and hospitality"

    Reviewed on 12/07/2019

  • 5 out of 5

    "I would highly recommend The Cresent Dental Centre , the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly and the advice I was given by them was very useful. All in all a very professional practice with the customer in mind, if you happen to be nervous about going then please just go there and you’ll be well looked after!"

    Reviewed on 06/12/2018

  • 5 out of 5

    "I would just like to take the time to give a 5* review, i joined the crescent over a year ago as i was very unhappy with how my teeth were, 1 year and 6 months later i had my braces off today i can say nothing but how happy i am with the results there just perfect, i would like to say a massive thank you to Doina and Mike for giving me the best experience, they are by far very experienced Orthodontics in my option and very professional, they have achieved what they have always said from the beginning, i had a over bite and they have corrected that for me and put every effort in to make my smile the best it can be , also the staff at reception are really friendly i recommend the crescent to anyone who is unhappy with there smile or wants braces. Thanks again for giving me such a possitive experience."

    Reviewed on 06/06/2018

  • 5 out of 5

    "Initial fitting of adult braces. So efficient & staff are really friendly. Hennie always makes me laugh & puts you right at ease."

    Reviewed on 12/04/2017

  • 5 out of 5

    "Just felt I had to leave a review. I had my braces removed today after 22 months of having them on. I am absolutely delighted with the result. They are better than I ever could have imagined. The service and treatment I received from Doina, Mike and the whole team was outstanding. I would 100% recommend The Cresent to anyone who is thinking of getting any work done. Thank you! ??"

    Reviewed on 14/02/2019

  • 5 out of 5

    "Lovely friendly staff, always polite and helpful"

    Reviewed on 03/07/2019

  • 5 out of 5

    "My son is only 5 months into his treatment his teeth look amazing already. Friendly staff and excellent service 5*"

    Reviewed on 14/02/2019

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Contact us:

Call us on 01752 222444

Prefer to email? hello311@mydentist.co.uk

How to find us:

The Crescent Specialist Centre, 2 The Crescent, Plymouth, PL1 3AB.

Practice facilities

  • Free wifi available

Our opening times

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

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • Ceramic upper and lower


  • Ceramic upper/metal lower


  • Child Fixed metal braces - upper and lower


  • Clinical review with clinician


  • Fixed metal braces - Upper or Lower


  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper and lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper or lower


  • Hygiene Appointment- Scale and polish


  • Iconix - upper and lower


  • Invisalign Comprehensive - upper and lower


  • Invisalign Lite - upper or lower


  • Invisalign Lite- upper and lower


  • New patient consultation


  • Opg x-ray


  • Removal of fixed appliance


  • Removal of old bonded retainer


  • Retainer replacement (Private)


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.

  • Iconix


    Iconix braces are a sophisticated and elegant alternative to traditional braces. These braces are made of stainless-steel champagne-coloured brackets that provide aesthetics of rose gold 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.

  • 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 {my}orthodontist, The Crescent, Plymouth

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Doina Vulcu (Orthodontist) Qualified from: DMD Timisoara, Romania, 1996 GDC No: 129429
    Dr Vulcu qualified as a Dentist in 1995 from The Faculty of Dentistry Targu-Mures, Romania. Five years later she became a Specialist in Orthodontics, entering the UK Orthodontics Specialist List in 2010 and becoming a member of the British Orthodontic Society. After completing numerous hours of postgraduate courses in Orthodontics, Doina has a specialist interest in the Invisalign clear aligner system. Dr Vulcu has extensive experience working with both adults and children, taking great pride in offering the best orthodontic treatments possible. Listening to her patients, she creates bespoke treatment plans to suit all individual needs, ensuing a unique patient experience. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with family including her mischievous dog Max.
  • Miss.Sally Chapman (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Ort Therapy RCS Edin 2016 / NEBDN Dental Nursing United Kingdom, 2016 GDC No: 246693
    Sally is originally from Cardiff and moved to Plymouth in 2012 to train as a dental nurse. On completion of her dental nurse training she joined {my}orthodontist in Plymouth in 2014. During her time nursing she gained her radiography and impression taking post qualifications and in 2015 she started her Orthodontic Therapy training back in Cardiff, attending Preston University and qualifying in 2016. In September 2019 Sally was nominated and shortlisted as Orthodontic Therapist of the year and attended the clinical conference as V.I.P guest. Since working here Sally has been inundated with positive feedback from our patients and she continues to put anxious patients at ease.
  • Mrs.Fiona Louise Rees (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Ort Therapy RCSEd 2018 United Kingdom, 2018 GDC No: 119430
    Fiona worked in a private dental practice in Tavistock and qualified as a Dental Nurse from the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) in 2006. After 6 years in General Dentistry and working with specialists in Endodontics and Oral Surgery, she started working at Bristol Orthodontics. During her time at Bristol Orthodontics she gained qualifications from the British Dental Association (BDA) in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education and Impression taking. After 3 years experience in Orthodontics Fiona began working at the Crescent Specialist Dental Centre and started her Orthodontic Therapy training, qualifying from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2018.
  • Mrs.Jessica Harry (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCSEd United Kingdom, 2017 GDC No: 265703

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