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myorthodontist, The Crescent, Taunton Specialist orthodontist in Taunton, TA1 4EB

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Welcome to myorthodontist, The Crescent, Taunton
Specialist orthodontist in Taunton

Welcome to {my}orthodontist Taunton located in the town centre. We are a 6 surgery Specialist Orthodontic practice on The Crescent , right on the corner of Upper High Street. Did you know you don't need to be referred by a Dentist to have your teeth straightened? We have 2 Clinicians and 4 Therapists on hand to provide you with both NHS and Private teeth straightening, from fixed stainless steel braces, to braces that don't show, such as Invisalign removable Clear Aligners, Spark removable Clear Aligners, Incognito hidden braces, Tooth Coloured Ceramic braces and Bonded Retainers. We also offer Teeth Whitening and have finance options available to suit your needs. We have on-street parking outside the front of the practice and The Crescent North car park just a few minutes walk away. For those looking for public transport there are multiple bus routes that run through the area. Our practice is all on one level, and we have a lift at the rear of the practice for disabled access, just ring the doorbell and a member of staff will assist you. If you would like to enquire or book a consultation, the team would love to hear from you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 01823 270953 if you would like to discuss our teeth straightening options or you can fill in our online referral form

We're using less paper

To reduce the amount of paperwork in our practices and to make life easier for our patients, we’re introducing electronic forms for you to fill in ahead of your appointments. These will replace many of the forms you normally complete in practice. This change also helps us reduce our impact on the environment, saving millions of sheets of paper per year.

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Our services at a glance

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What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Just like to say thank you for everything your doing. My daughter is so happy that you are helping her get her teeth back on track. Difficult times but you have made a young girl very happy, thank you x"

    Reviewed on 27/01/2021

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Contact us:

Call us on 01823 270953

Teeth straightening enquiry 03308 221 833
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Email General enquires

How to find us:

Orthoworld 2000, 23 The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4EB.

Practice facilities

  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

Our opening times

08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)

    From£150.00

  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)

    From£30.00

  • Fixed lingual appliances

    From£3500.00

  • Mouthguard one colour

    From£29.99

  • OPG X-ray

    From£50.00

  • Removable retainer (each)

    From£100.00

  • Removal of old bonded retainer

    From£125.00

  • Additional Tooth Coloured Brackets

    From£300.00

  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper and lower

    From£2800.00

  • Fixed metal braces for adults - upper or lower

    From£2200.00

  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper and lower

    From£2300.00

  • Fixed metal braces- complex cases

    From£3000.00

  • Iconix - upper and lower

    From£3250.00

  • Invisalign Comprehensive - upper and lower

    From£4200.00

  • Invisalign Express upper and lower

    From£2000.00

  • Invisalign Express upper or lower

    From£1800.00

  • Invisalign Lite- upper and lower

    From£3000.00

  • Invisalign Lite- upper or lower

    From£2500.00

  • Invisalign teen

    From£4000.00

  • Teeth Whitening

    From£299.00

  • Spark Aligners

    From£3000.00

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-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
    braces

    iconix-braces

    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
    aligners

    clear-aligners

    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.

  • Invisalign
    clear aligners

    Invisalign teen clear aligners

    Getting the smile you love shouldn't be awkward. Invisalign clear aligners are made from SmartTrack material, so they are more comfortable and easier to put on and take off. You get a customized treatment based on years of research and intelligence from millions of patients. Convenient clear aligners that are the right fit for you.

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 myorthodontist, The Crescent, Taunton

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Dragos-George Popescu (Orthodontist) Qualified from: DMD Timisoara 2004 Romania, 2004 GDC No: 280429
    Dr. Popescu qualified as a General Dentist (DMD) in 2004, at University of Timisoara and started his career as an Associate General Dentist with a special interest in Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry. After 10 years his desire to continue his training and education led him to complete a three-year master’s degree in Orthodontics also at the University of Timisoara. Dragos became interested in Orthodontics as it requires to consider a multitude of factors including: functional occlusion, periodontal health, smile aesthetics, facial balance, airways, TMJ health, stability, whilst, placing all this into the context of a coherent treatment plan that addresses the needs, expectations, and goals of the patient. He enjoys, the challenges presented and problem-solving aspect of orthodontic malocclusions, as well seeing the results of his treatment planning, whether it is a beautiful smile, or better function. Dragos is keen to connect with his patients and team members, he endeavours to be a clear communicator who is happy to fully explain and discuss all treatment options, answer questions, and strives for perfection with every patient. In his spare time Dragos enjoys spending time with his family and plays tennis when time allows.
  • Dr.Nicky Henderson (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS (Edin), MSc (Uni Lon), FDS (RCSEng), MOrth (RCSEng) United Kingdom, 1990 GDC No: 65336
    Dr Nicky first trained as a dentist in Edinburgh, then accumulated a range of experience in various branches of the profession including a year lecturing at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She attained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England before training to be an orthodontist at London’s Eastman Dental Institute, obtaining a research MSc, and became a specialist in 1998. Since 2005 she has worked exclusively in private practice treating mostly adult patients, and has extensive experience in providing a range of appliances for all types of problems. She loves living in the country, enjoys running, cycling and generally keeping fit, plays brass instruments and keeps bees.
  • Miss.Olivia Lewis (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist England, 2016 GDC No: 235182
    Olivia started her career in dentistry in 2008 when she emigrated from Australia to the UK. After coming to the UK she trained in Dental Nursing in 2012 and Dental Radiography in 2013. She then specialised in Orthodontic Nursing and at Leeds Dental Hospital in 2015 gained the diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. In 2016 she moved to Somerset to join the Orthoworld team. She is passionate about providing a high standard of care to her patients and ensuring they are well supported throughout their treatment journey. In her spare time she is an avid baker and enjoys making cakes for special occasions for friends and family.
  • Mrs.Alison Yendell (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy University of Warwick 2015 UK, 2015 GDC No: 119025
    Alison qualified as a Dental Nurse in Wellington New Zealand whilst living out there for almost 3 years. After returning to the UK she continued her career working as a Dental Nurse for a private Periodontal practice in Surrey from 1997 to 2001. Then relocated London from 2001-2003 again in the periodontal field of dental nursing. In 2003 Alison was asked to return to Surrey and work in a mixed Specialist Private Practice which included Implantology, Oral Surgery, Periodontology and Endodontics. 2009 Alison moved to an Orthodontic practice and whilst there realised she wished to pursue a career as an Orthodontic Therapist. After studying at Warwick University she qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2015. Alison enjoys working as part of a team and also finds Orthodontics very rewarding. She enjoys getting to know and encourage and motivate patients through their Orthodontic journey. Outside of work she enjoys spending her time with her family especially her young son who she says keeps her on her toes and never fails to entertain. Alison also enjoys travelling, photography, reading and running.
  • Mrs.Christine Coleman (Treatment co-ordinator) Qualified from: Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDN 1978 UK, 2007 GDC No: 109179
    Chris started her dental career in general practice working with all ages of patient and assisted with NHS and Private adults, children and patients with special needs, developing experience in such areas as minor oral surgery, restorative dentistry, sedation and assisting with patients with periodontal problems. Chris is a qualified Dental Nurse, Orthodontic nurse and has a certificate in dental radiography, she has also obtained an advanced certificate in therapeutic counselling skills. After moving into orthodontics in the 1990s Chris has worked in all areas of the practice including nursing, reception and admin. Since becoming our treatment co-ordinator some years ago Chris has developed her role enabling her to assist our Orthodontists and support the team, undertaking extensive training and personal development including attending courses on Invisalign and Lingual braces. Chris has become our first point of call for patients (of any age) who may be interested in exploring the options available to them for private orthodontic treatment, helping them to understand the financial options and assisting them throughout their treatment journey. She is an indispensable member of our practice team with her extensive experience, quiet efficiency and warm manner with patients.
  • Mrs.Judi Macdougall (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Warwick,United Kingdom, 2009 GDC No: 109181
    Judith qualified as a dental nurse in 2002 and joined the Orthoworld team in 2004. Judith then went on to complete NEBDN Orthodontic Nursing Qualification in 2006 and NEBDN Specialist Radiography in 2007. After 3 years’ experience in Orthodontic nursing Judith then went on to complete her qualification in Orthodontic Therapy in 2009 at Warwick University. Judith has had experience of working in a hospital setting, Private and NHS dentistry within the North and South Somerset areas. Amongst this Judith has also had experience of working for the Primary Care Trust with patients with special needs and learning difficulties. Judith enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, tourism and keeping fit with cross fit.

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Make a dental referral

Our referral form

Here at myorthodontist, The Crescent, Taunton we accept referrals from dental professionals and also self-referral’s from patients of all ages. You can download our referral form and send it to us. We will contact you to confirm your referral. You can also use our online referral form.

You can post the completed referral form to us:

myorthodontist, The Crescent, Taunton
Orthoworld 2000,
23 The Crescent,
Taunton,
TA1 4EB

Or you can email the completed form to: [email protected]

If you need any help with our referral form you can speak to us on 01823 270953.

Our clinicians overview

  • Mrs.Judi Macdougall (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Warwick,United Kingdom, 2009 GDC No: 109181
  • Mrs.Alison Yendell (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy University of Warwick 2015 UK, 2015 GDC No: 119025
  • Miss.Olivia Lewis (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist England, 2016 GDC No: 235182
  • Dr.Nicky Henderson (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS (Edin), MSc (Uni Lon), FDS (RCSEng), MOrth (RCSEng) United Kingdom, 1990 GDC No: 65336
  • Dr.Dragos-George Popescu (Orthodontist) Qualified from: DMD Timisoara 2004 Romania, 2004 GDC No: 280429
  • Mrs.Christine Coleman (Treatment co-ordinator) Qualified from: Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDN 1978 UK, 2007 GDC No: 109179

Read more about our clinicians here

* 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: Tuesday, April 2, 2024