Covid-19 Pandemic

Following advice, from the NHS and British Orthodontic Society, Smiles Orthodontic Practice is closed to patients. All appointments for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

If you have a fixed brace and wear elastics please continue with these. Leave a phone message if you run out so we can send you some more. Removable appliances and retainers should continue to be worn as instructed.

If you have a problem with your orthodontic appliance there is guidance in the Orthodontic Emergencies Protocol on the British Orthodontic Society website.

At this stage please only contact the practice if you have a concern or orthodontic emergency that is causing discomfort. Unfortunately we are unable to replace brackets, repair broken removable appliances or provide replacement retainers.

These are extraordinary times and the safety of our patients, staff and families is paramount.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Smiles as soon as possible.

The Smiles Team

Why Choose Us

High quality private and NHS orthodontic treatment

We pride ourselves in putting our patients first and that means we always aim to listen to you and provide you with a first class service. Choosing to have your teeth straightened with braces is a big commitment and we know how important it is for you to have a great result which is why we work with you and where clinically possible we aim to meet your individual needs. It is our aim to give you the very best in orthodontic care.

Our work consists of treating a whole range of different conditions such as tooth crowding, protruding teeth and gaps between teeth. We specialise in a wide variety of orthodontic treatments including clear fixed braces, Incognito braces and Invisalign aligners.

As well as providing high quality private orthodontics for adults we are also a key supplier of NHS orthodontic treatment for children and young people under 18 from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Smiles Orthodontics is a well established practice which has offered private as well as NHS orthodontic treatment for over 15 years. We have 3 highly trained and skilled orthodontists in our practice, supported by an equally well qualified team of nurses. Our team pro-actively undertakes continuous professional development with the aim of being the best in our field. We are committed to providing high quality orthodontic care and work for both our NHS and private patients.

As a practice we conform to rigorous government standards set by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). We meet all essential requirements on clinical governance and quality assurance through our practice policies and protocols.

“Our aim at Smiles is to fulfil our patients’ aspirations by giving them a smile they are proud of. We are focused on providing a high quality and professional service, utilising the latest technology and techniques, while treating every patient as an individual in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.”

Dr Mark Wolkenstein
BDS (Lond) LDS RCS (Eng)


Smiles Orthodontic Practice