Exceptional Care
About Us

What makes us different?

  1. Orthodontic experts: Our orthodontists are on the GDC register as ‘Specialist Orthodontists’ and highly skilled in the profession. Dr Patel with 40+ years of experience.
  1. Proven Results: Perfected over 36,000 patients since 1988.
  1. Client Focused: We place the patient at the heart of our management.
  1. Personalised treatments: Every patient is unique. Our orthodontic treatments are individually customised to address your concerns, aligning teeth and accounting for individual facial structures.
  1. Technology: Advanced 3D scanners, radiography and imaging and videography. That right, videography recording of speech and smiles.

A clinic like no other

This is a clinic like no other with many commenting it is like a music or recording studio.

Schedule a consultation to experience the unique visit to FIRST Ortho and leave smiling even before any orthodontics!


Easily accessible in Buckhurst Hill, FIRST Ortho is just an 8 minute walk from the Underground Station, with ample parking and convenient access from nearby areas.

At the heart of major schools in the area: Chigwell, Bancroft, Trinity, Davenant, Forest, Woodford County and West Hatch to minimise time out of school.

We are just up the road

2 miles from Loughton

1.5 miles from Chigwell

2.3 miles from Chingford

6 miles from Epping

2.5 miles from Woodford Green

3 miles from South Woodford

4 miles from Wanstead, 4 miles from Snaresbrook

3 miles from Theydon Bois

7 miles from Waltham Abbey

7.3 miles from Ilford

9.2 miles from Romford

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Mahesh Patel

Specialist OrthodontistDr. Mahesh Patel

My interest in orthodontics was kindled when I took my sister for an opinion about a gap between her upper teeth. I drive past that place on my visits to Leicester. It is now a community centre and I reminisce about how one’s life can be redirected by a chance meeting.


Specialist OrthodontistDr. Jay Patel

When I was 17 and deciding my career, I went watch my dad work. At that moment I thought ‘this is what I want to do’.. Fundamentally what made a mark, was the ability to help, connect and work collaboratively with others. Since a young age I enjoyed working precisely with my hands, I had now found a way to connect and help with this skill.


What Our Patients Say

Whilst we have treated over 33,000 patients since 1988, here are some recent testimonails.

Fatima Awow
I highly recommend Dr Patel and First Ortho!

For anyone that is considering orthodontics, regardless of age, I highly recommend Dr Patel and First Ortho! I was actually a patient here almost 10 years ago and I decided to revisit due to their high quality of care.

Claire Franklin
I feel so lucky to have Mr Patel.

I personally don’t think you really wont find another orthodontist as exceptional as Mr Patel. I would recommend him and his team to anyone and will use him for both my children when they need treatment.

Claudia Leachman
Dr Patel & his team couldn’t do more for me!

The change in my teeth already is amazing (especially my lower arch) and I’d recommend this practise to anyone looking for a highly talented orthodontist.

Paris Rathore
I personally recommend him

Dr Patel has been my orthodontist for years and I personally recommend him as he is the best at what he does. How he cares for your teeth and the excellence in the whole orthodontist surgery itself.

Life-saving for my teeth

The advice & tips given was life-saving for my teeth and guided me on Proper Oral Healthcare. 10/10 Orthdontist, defo recommended!

Always so welcoming & very thorough

My son can see my beaming smile instead of me covering my face, hiding what used to be my biggest insecurity. So thankful for all of Dr Patels care & service.


Get In Touch

If you have a question or would like to book a consultation, please contact us in the best way that suits you.

Our Practices
102-104 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill

26 Clarence Avenue
Gants Hill
Ilford, IG2 6JH

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