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The Orthodontic Centre, Pontprennau Specialist orthodontist in Pontprennau, CF23 8RP

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

Welcome to The Orthodontic Centre, Pontprennau
Specialist orthodontist in Pontprennau

Welcome to The Orthodontic Centre, Pontprennau. We provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming and professional environment. Within our team we have Orthodontists Dr Bethan Lewis, Dr Emma Henley and Dr Tomos Crandon who have over 30 years Orthodontic treatment between them. Our team are also supported by Orthodontic Therapists Miss Rainer Edwards, Mrs Nicola Engstrom Miss Jane Brace and Miss Hayley Aggett. For more clinician information please visit the ‘Meet the team’ section on our website. Our team are able to provide a variety of treatments, 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. Our practice is an 18-minute walk from Heol Pontprennau bus stop, with parking available.

Transform your smile

With clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. You can contact us on 029 2054 6300 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
    029 2054 6300

  • Tooth whitening

    Teeth whitening

    Improve the appearance of your teeth with our world class whitening systems. For more information call
    029 2054 6300

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "The staff are very welcoming, professional and made me feel safe with all the measures they have in place for COVID. Every procedure was explained to me clearly before it took place and I felt reassured and involved every step of the way."

    Reviewed on 26/08/2021

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Contact us:

Call us on 029 2054 6300

Prefer to email? hello680@mydentist.co.uk

How to find us:

The Orthodontic Centre, Beck Court, Pontprennau, CF23 8RP.

Practice facilities

  • Parking
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

Our opening times

08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our treatments and costs

  • Bonded retainer (each)


  • Bonded-retainer repair (per tooth)


  • Child Fixed metal braces - upper and lower


  • Fixed labial appliances


  • Fixed lingual appliances


  • Fixed metal braces - Upper or Lower


  • Fixed metal braces for children- upper or lower


  • Hygiene - Airflow


  • Hygiene Appointment- Scale and polish


  • i7 upper and lower


  • Invisalign - upper and lower


  • Invisalign Lite- upper and lower


  • Invisalign teen


  • Mouthguard one colour


  • Mouthguard two or more colours


  • New patient consultation


  • Removable retainer (each)


  • Removal of old bonded retainer


  • Teeth whitening


  • Upper lingual / lower labial


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.

  • 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 The Orthodontic Centre, Pontprennau

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Bethan Lewis (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS (Bris), MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Edin) United Kingdom, 1998 GDC No: 74471
    Bethan qualified as a dental surgeon in 1998 (University of Bristol). After 1 year in general practice and 3 years in various Hospitals she qualified as a Specialist in Orthodontics in 2005 (Cardiff University). In 2005, Bethan started work as a specialist orthodontist in Bristol until joining us at 'The Orthodontic Centre' in Pontprennau. She treated both NHS and private patients and has a great deal of experience treating both children and adults. She now has over 10 years’ experience carrying out a variety of orthodontic treatments including silver and tooth coloured fixed braces (on the front of teeth), Incognito fixed braces (on the back of teeth) and also the Invisalign system (clear plastic aligners). She is passionate about her work and the quality of her treatment. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two young children. Her interests include running, swimming and cycling.
  • Dr.Emma Henley (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS university of Dundee 2002 Dundee, 2002 GDC No: 81027
    Emma graduated from the University of Dundee in 2002 and worked as a Vocational Trainee in Blairgowrie, Scotland for a year. Following this Emma worked as a Community Dental Officer in Aberdeen, followed by Senior House Officer posts in Paediatrics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative and Oral Medicine in Dundee, Liverpool and Manchester. Emma gained her MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. She completed her Orthodontic Specialist training in Cardiff where she was presented with a distinction for her MScD and she gained her Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010. Most of Emma’s spare time is spent with her young family. Otherwise she will be training for her next triathlon, sailing or surfing with her friends and family. But, she might do another marathon for charity. Having spent the last nine years providing NHS and private orthodontic treatment to a mixture of children and adults in England and Scotland Emma still gets great satisfaction from a wonderful orthodontic result.
  • Dr.Tomos Crandon (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS Wales, 2002 GDC No: 80792
    Specialist Orthodontist (GDC 80792) Tomos qualified in dentistry at Cardiff in 2002 and gained a diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007. After a variety of hospital posts, including paediatric dentistry, maxillofacial surgery and then five years in dental practice, Tomos began his 3 year specialist orthodontic training in 2008, where he gained a distinction in his Masters in Research and his Membership in Orthodontics in Edinburgh. He is registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in orthodontics. He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the European Orthodontic Society and the British Lingual Orthodontic Society. Tomos has a special interest in cosmetic orthodontics and is a registered ‘incognito’ practitioner. Outside of work Tom is renovating a farm in the Vale of Glamorgan and enjoys spending time with his partner and his horse ‘Paddy’
  • Miss.Rainer Edwards (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England England , 2010 GDC No: 146060
    Having worked as a Dental Surgery Assistant for 10 years in a general dental practice, Rainer joined The Orthodontic Centre in 2000. She then successfully undertook her general dental nursing and orthodontic nursing qualifications, before then gaining certification in the taking of impressions and dental radiography. The opportunity then arose to train as an Orthodontic Therapist, and Rainer qualified in 2010 from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). Rainer loves this role, as she thrives on making a tangible difference to the confidence of her patients. In her spare time, Rainer is a proud and supportive mum to her daughter, as well as finding time for home renovations and long walks with her bulldog.
  • Mrs .Nicola Engstrom (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Scotland, 2011 GDC No: 117102
    Nicola’s career in dentistry began in 1997 when she began her general dental nurse training. She qualified in April 1999 and went on to work in a general dental practice until December 2003. She left this position when the opportunity arose to join The Orthodontic Centre, which she did in the following January. Nicola then obtained her dental radiography certification, and qualified as an orthodontic nurse in December 2006. In October 2008, Nicola and her husband left the UK for a working holiday in Australia. She worked for seven months in a general dental practice in Sydney. In January 2010 she returned to the Orthodontic Centre and commenced the orthodontic therapist course, which she graduated in November 2011, becoming a qualified Orthodontic Therapist. Nicola enjoys her work as a therapist and loves getting to see the positive changes to a patients’ smile, throughout the course of their treatment.
  • Ms.Hayley Aggett (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy, University of Warwick England, 2020 GDC No: 243976
    Hayley Aggett embarked in the world of dentistry when she was just 17 years old as a dental nurse in a busy general NHS and Private practice in Swansea. She achieved the National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2010 and progressed to Head dental nurse in the Swansea Orthodontic Centre. While working as a dental nurse she developed an interest in furthering her career to a more hands on role, and so secured herself a place in Warwick University to study for a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. Hayley graduated as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2020 and is now a valuable member of the team at the Cardiff Orthodontic Centre. Hayley enjoys keeping fit by training regularly in the gym and taking long walks with her dog called Button.

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: Monday, 25 April 2022