Firs Premier is excited to offer Private Orthodontic Treatments to patients who would like to improve the appearance of their teeth.
Dr Raj Patel is also available for FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION appointments.
His experience includes -
If you would like an appointment or you are waiting on an NHS list and want to consider your options with Dr Patel, please phone the practice on 0116 267 4254
Orthodontic treatment (usually with braces) is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, and to correct problems with the bite of the teeth.
The benefits of orthodontics can include:
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth or their teeth don't meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles. In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.
Orthodontic treatment is usually only started after most of a child's adult teeth have started to come through, which is usually at around 12 years of age.
Your Surgeon - Dr Rajesh Patel BDS (Sheffield 1992)
Raj’s interest in full mouth restoration and reconstruction, lead him to develop skills in orthodontics, dental occlusion (the way teeth meet when we bite), dental implant surgery and cosmetic dental surgery.
From 1997 to 1998 Raj worked in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Dundee Dental Hospital and gained his Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FDSRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. This involved treating injuries in the head and neck region.
Since 1998, he has also been providing dental treatment with sedation in hospital and general practice environments.
After leaving Dundee, Raj worked at a specialist orthodontic practice in Northampton to broaden his dental knowledge and gain experience in orthodontics. Whilst also working in a specialist orthodontic practice in Leicester he has accrued over 15 years of orthodontic experience using conventional fixed braces and cosmetic removable orthodontic appliances, functional appliances, lingual appliances and Invisalign (invisible braces).
Raj completed his implantology training in the UK, USA and Europe. He has also worked at Lavender Road Dental Practice (Leicester) which gave him the opportunity to work in their specialist implant centre. He has been placing dental implants since 2004 and gained experience in all aspects of dental surgery from simple placement to complex cases involving bone grafts, sinus lifts, ridge splits and full mouth implants.
Raj worked as a trainer at the Implant Education Centre in Leicester from 2009-2011. In 2012 he completed a course in Dental Mentoring with the FGDP and is now involved in training and mentoring fellow dentists in advanced dentistry with an emphasis on dental implants. To date, he has been involved in training over 22 dentists on a one-to-one basis and is currently a visiting trainer to 14 practices. In 2014 Raj became accredited as a mentor for the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology.
To book an appointment at Firs Premier contact us on 0116 267 4254 or send us a message on our Contact Us page.