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Invisalign Consultation

Free Invisalign consultation with our Treatment Co-ordinator at Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists, Thames Ditton throughout September. Cut treatment time by up to 50% – ask us how.

Call us now on: 020 8390 1839
Or email Barbara at: barbara@myorthodontist.co.uk

 

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Walpole Warn Against Using Non-Specialists

Remember, in the UK, any dentist can call themselves an ‘orthodontist’ even if they have no specialist qualification. Only those clinicians with recognised specialist training can be listed on the General Dental Council’s Specialist Register and call themselves ‘Specialist Orthodontists’.

Take a look at the video to find out more… Enjoy, and please share!

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Trainee dental nurse Vacancy

We’re looking for someone bright and personable who we can train as a dental nurse in our busy, successful private orthodontic practice.

You will be working with us for 3 ½ – 4 days per week plus 1 in 2 Saturday mornings as well as attending a training course (although this can be done on-line). This will lead to your dental nurse qualification.

This will be a challenging and varied role where you will learn chairside skills as well as digital clinical photography, impression-taking, retainer fabrication and reception.

Please email a brief cv as well a covering note as to why you think this role is right for you to chris@myorthodontist.co.uk

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Invisalign open day

Invisible Braces Open Day

Tuesday August 11th – Invisible braces open day – £981 saving! – just a few spaces left!

Beat the September rush and benefit from a significant reduction to our usual fees.

Please call us now on 020 8390 1839 to schedule your free-of-charge consult with our Specialist Orthodontist.

Tuesday 11th August, appointments from 8.30am to 6.15pm

£981 fee reduction off Invisalign* treatment, Including £250 off AcceleDent (rrp £800) (Treatment completed 50% faster)

invisible treatment

FREE consultation

FREE tooth whitening at end of treatment

Book soon to reserve one of limited number of consults (just two left for the afternoon)

Call 020 8390 1839 or email barbara@myorthodontist.co.uk, or visit http://www.myorthodontist.co.uk to find out more.

*When registering for full treatment, including AcceleDent, on the day. Terms & conditions apply.

See you there!

 

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20 years feature

Celebrating 20 years of great orthodontic treatments

Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists – celebrating 20 years of great orthodontic treatments resulting in thousands of happy patients.

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Sharon Orton-Gibbs’ stewardship of Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists, Surrey’s foremost private specialist orthodontic practice.

We caught ups with Sharon this week to discuss what had changed – and what has been constant over the last two decades.

When Dr Orton-Gibbs took over from her father, eminent orthodontist Dr Harry Orton, OBE, the practice consisted of two dental chairs in one room in the family home. Today, Walpole is a stylish but functional 4 clinic practice in Thames Ditton, offering outstanding facilities for both her team and patients alike.

“My PA’s job was certainly different then as all of our correspondence was generated with carbon paper to ensure hard copies were kept of everything. All of our records were paper based and we also had to take plaster cast moulds of our patients’ smiles at the beginning and end of treatment” Sharon recalls.

“Today all letters are part generated during the consultation process and emailed shortly thereafter. We also use a digital camera and digital x-ray machine now and store study records as 3D files electronically.”

Clearly there are obvious benefits to patients – they can see the same orthodontist’s impression of their smile at the initial consultation and then immediately see treatment simulations being generated on screen. This is possible through patient information software which is used to help patients not only understand why they may need treatment but also exactly how it will be delivered and the final results.

“I have always aimed to have my practice use cutting edge technology – Walpole was one of the first to use digital photography. We were also the first independent practice to treat a patient using Invisalign and the first in the world to use AcceleDent, to deliver treatment faster” Sharon said. “Our patients really do appreciate that we consistently use the latest technology to deliver outstanding results which is ultimately why we are rewarded with so many family and friends being referred to us”.

“Virtually all my practice procedures are now software-driven and all paper files are a thing of the past” Sharon confirms. “Everything is a lot more environmentally friendly now with no more unhealthy chemical waste and with radiograph development, far less plaster used and of course a lot less paper waste.”

Patients also find their orthodontic treatment is significantly improved – braces are now more comfortable, less visible and with the recent AcceleDent innovation, treatment can be finished as much as 30% to 50% faster.

“My patients now have a great deal of choice open to them – there are invisible braces, near-invisible braces and clip in and out aligners. Material improvements mean that the wires used to move teeth are gentler and provide longer-lasting pressure to move teeth more efficiently. Invisalign now provides an excellent 3D set-up facility allowing patients to see precisely what tooth movements will occur, which will ultimately give them the result they want.

“We have also invested in a 3D scanner so Invisalign patients and patients wanting braces behind their teeth can avoid gloopy impressions as we send their 3D scan straight to the lab and can proceed much faster” she adds.

“The last 20 years have flown by – I’m incredibly fortunate to be in a branch of dentistry where the patient outcomes are consistently rewarding because of the pleasing results of our treatments. I can honestly say that great orthodontics can change the lives of patients so I feel privileged to have been able to help so many people obtain the perfect smile that they deserve.”

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Never too late for a perfect smile

At Walpole, we have the experience to know that you’re never too old to achieve your perfect smile. More and more, we are seeing patients up to 70 years old beginning their first treatments for a brand new smile.

Getting treatment to improve a smile at any age notably improves a patient’s quality of life. The results often lead to spike in confidence and self worth. A new lease of life awaits any of our patients, and with the employment of the very latest in orthodontic technology, we can ensure your treatment is as quick and painless as possible.

According to the British Orthodontic Society, more than one million people are looking to braces to bring a beautiful smile back to their faces, rather than undergoing alternative invasive treatments. Walpole pioneered Invisalign invisible braces in the UK over 20 years ago, and our extensive experience is bolstered by our adoption of new technologies such as the ground-breaking Acceledent device, which can reduce your treatment time by around 50%.

As well as correcting crooked teeth, often without the need for extractions, we provide a wide range of treatments [link to http://www.myorthodontist.co.uk/services/treatments/] to best suit our patients.

As well as cosmetic benefits, Orthodontic correction could repair or prevent a number of health problems. When the teeth don’t meet correctly, the muscles of the jaw often strain, causing jaw and joint problems and even chronic headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly, reduce muscle strain and prevent further health issues.

It’s never too late for a perfect smile, and the Specialist Orthodontists at Walpole have the experience and expertise to improve your health, confidence and overall well-being. One in five Orthodontic patients is now an adult. Will you be among them?

“I worried about increasingly crooked teeth. I now find myself really pleased with the result, not only cosmetically but even more because I am now able to keep all my teeth properly cleaned and free of the gum disease which threatened them. So thank you to all the team who each contributed to the well being of a 70 year old” – Mary

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Walpole Sponsors Turbokids Triathlon Club

Foremost Surrey orthodontic practice, Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists, is proud to be sponsoring local youth club Turbokids Triathlon Club.

“We are delighted to be able to offer assistance to this young club, said Walpole’s Practice Director Chris Gibbs. “We’re about delivering great smiles to children, which helps boost their confidence and is something they are truly grateful for in their adult life.

“Turbokids is all about providing children the same age as our youngest patients with that same confidence through the opportunity to develop all-round fitness as well as self motivation and determination”.

Turbokids’ is a British Triathlon association affiliated club whose aim is to promote triathlon in the 8-12 age group, providing training, advice and encouragement to anyone interested in this wonderful sport. In due course, it will expand to other age groups. The club’s training sessions are based around Esher West End (running and biking) and at Hurst Pool (East Molesey) for its weekly swimming session.

Please go and join Surrey’s newest and friendliest Junior Triathlon Club, you can enjoy some sessions on a trial basis.

Richard Thevenon – Head Coach of Turbokidds said “I am delighted to team up with a practice supporting the values of triathlon and we welcome Walpole’s young patients for a free trial”.

Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists likes plan and set the foundations for an adult smile when a child is aged 8-9 and do NOT need dentist referral to do so. Specialist Orthodontists are trained to look out for any orthodontic problems that exist or may be developing. Early treatment may reduce the need for adult extractions later as well as provide improvements to the jaw size and shape that would not be possible once all adult teeth are through.

To organise a trial session with Turbokids Triathlon Club email Richard@turbokids.co.uk or visit their website at www.turbokids.co.uk

To book yourself or your child for an initial consultation call 020 8390 1839 or email Barbara@myorthodontist.co.uk.

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Children’s orthodontics – Fact-finding coffee morning

“If only I’d known, I would have come sooner”

If you have ever wondered why you would pay for orthodontics for your child when it’s available on the NHS, please come to our open morning to hear why an initial private consultation at age 8-10 can be a really smart move. At this informal gathering we will go through with you the key benefits of a Specialist Orthodontist seeing your child at the right time – and that is before all the adult teeth are through. Our NHS colleagues are under considerable pressure and, we understand, some actively discourage referrals from dentists for patients younger than 12. We are routinely seeing anxious parents who then self-refer their child to us, once they have been told elsewhere that their child needs adult extractions. If you would like to avoid that risk, this morning will be for you. We will run through what happens at our initial consultation, what records we take and why, and what we are looking for when assessing what treatment many be required, and when that is best carried out. In many cases, an early examination can lead to The discovery that adult teeth are not growing into a good position, easily corrected – thus avoiding more complicated treatment later Expander treatment with removable braces that can create sufficient space and help avoid the extraction of healthy adult teeth Treatment with removable braces that can significantly reduce the need for any or all later treatment with fixed braces Some jaw growth modification that may not be possible when all the adult teeth are through and the jaw has stopped growing Where: Walpole House, 15 St Leonards Rd, Thames Ditton When: Wednesday March 25th, 10.30 (prompt start) to 12.00 Tea, coffee and cakes.

All attendees will receive a voucher for 50% off our usual consultation fee.

To make sure we have enough cake  RSVP to: Barbara@myorthodontist.co.uk or call 020 8390 1839

“Because choosing your child’s orthodontist is as important as choosing the right school”

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Walpole Sponsors Turbokids Triathlon Club

Foremost Surrey orthodontic practice, Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists, is proud to be sponsoring local youth club Turbokids Triathlon Club.

“We are delighted to be able to offer assistance to this young club, said Walpole’s Practice Director Chris Gibbs. “We’re about delivering great smiles to children, which helps boost their confidence and is something they are truly grateful for in their adult life.

“Turbokids is all about providing children the same age as our youngest patients with that same confidence through the opportunity to develop all-round fitness as well as self motivation and determination”.

Turbokids’ is a British Triathlon association affiliated club whose aim is to promote triathlon in the 8-12 age group, providing training, advice and encouragement to anyone interested in this wonderful sport. In due course, it will expand to other age groups. The club’s training sessions are based around Esher West End (running and biking) and at Hurst Pool (East Molesey) for its weekly swimming session.

Please go and join Surrey’s newest and friendliest Junior Triathlon Club, you can enjoy some sessions on a trial basis.

Richard Thevenon – Head Coach of Turbokidds said “I am delighted to team up with a practice supporting the values of triathlon and we welcome Walpole’s young patients for a free trial”.

Walpole – The Orthodontic Specialists likes plan and set the foundations for an adult smile when a child is aged 8-9 and do NOT need dentist referral to do so. Specialist Orthodontists are trained to look out for any orthodontic problems that exist or may be developing. Early treatment may reduce the need for adult extractions later as well as provide improvements to the jaw size and shape that would not be possible once all adult teeth are through.

To organise a trial session with Turbokids Triathlon Club email Richard@turbokids.co.uk or visit their website at www.turbokids.co.uk

To book yourself or your child for an initial consultation call 020 8390 1839 or email Barbara@myorthodontist.co.uk.

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