Rediscover Your Smile
Orthodontist in Essex

Orthodontist EssexIf you’re in Essex and you’re looking for a great orthodontist practice for you or your children, FIRST Ortho is here for you.

We’re one of the most experienced orthodontist practices in the Essex area, as well as one of the most innovative and knowledgeable.

You’ll also find us to be the friendliest.

How to get to us?

By car

We offer excellent connectivity to all the principal towns in Essex. Our practice is just a 12-minute drive away from the A406 in South Woodford, which provides efficient access across the region.

If you’re coming to FIRST Ortho by car you can either use our on-road parking, directly outside the practice or you can use the Queen’s Road car park nearby. 

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By rail

FIRST Ortho is located at 102-104 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Once you get to Buckhurst Hill Underground, we’re a seven-minute walk, so we’re really easy to get to.

  • From Romford: Take the Elizabeth Line towards Liverpool Street but alight at Stratford. From there, switch to the Central Line going towards Epping and exit at Buckhurst Hill.
  • From Chelmsford: Take a Greater Anglia train to Stratford, London, and then switch to the Central Line to get to Buckhurst Hill.
  • From Colchester: Board a Greater Anglia train to Liverpool Street Station, then change to the Central Line eastbound towards Epping, alighting at Buckhurst Hill.
  • From Basildon: You would travel on a C2C train to London Fenchurch Street, take the Tube or walk to Bank Station, and catch the Central Line eastbound.
  • From Brentwood: Catch a TfL Rail service to Stratford and transfer to the Central Line there.

Making Essex smile more

FIRST Ortho in Essex provides a wide range of orthodontic treatments with a focus on both function and aesthetics:

  • Orthodontist EssexVariety of Braces: Offers ceramic, functional, Incognito lingual, and popular Invisalign options, alongside traditional steel and Damon braces for children. They extend beyond typical UK orthodontists by making retainers for up to eight teeth.
  • Cosmetic Dental Treatments: Dr Mahesh Patel specialises in cosmetic bonding, enhancing smiles by filling gaps and fixing chips with a less invasive approach than veneers or crowns.
  • Teeth Whitening: Tailored for those with staining from foods or drinks, using gentle treatments suitable for repeat sessions to maintain a bright smile.

Beyond just improving smiles, FIRST Ortho’s approach ensures correct teeth alignment for long-term dental health, addressing potential issues such as abnormal wear, cleaning difficulties, and the risk of tooth decay or loss.

Proper alignment supports effective oral hygiene, underpinning the ethos that a great smile is built on the foundation of robust dental health.

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What Our Patients Say

Here’s what some of our Chingford orthodontic patients have to say about us.

I highly recommend Dr Patel and First Ortho!
Fatima Awow

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.

I feel so lucky to have Mr Patel.
Claire Franklin

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.

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

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.

I personally recommend him
Paris Rathore

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.

Our range of orthodontic services

This is what FIRST Ortho can offer patients coming from Essex:


Steel bracesBraces are the most popular solution for misaligned teeth, irregular spacing and bite problems, bringing the teeth into the correct alignment and balancing them throughout the jaw.

There are different types of orthodontic braces and the best type for you will depend largely on your needs and also on your preferences and your lifestyle.

When you come to see us at FIRST Ortho, your orthodontist will discuss your best course of treatment with you, as well as recommend the best type of equipment for your needs so you get the best results. FIRST Ortho designs, manufactures and supplies:

  • Orthodontist EssexCeramic braces, which use a transparent ceramic material so older teens and adult patients have a more discreet way to correct any alignment issues.
  • Functional braces, which correct a less common bite issue called overjet – only a small number of orthodontists in the UK offer these braces.
  • Incognito lingual braces, these braces sit behind the teeth instead of on the front, making them even more discreet than ceramic braces 
  • Invisalign braces, a popular and much less invasive choice for children and adults with mild cases of dental misalignment 
  • Bonded and removable retainers to correct and maintain the arch shape of a set of teeth; FIRST Ortho makes retainers which can treat up to eight teeth, whereas most UK orthodontists offer retainers for only four to six teeth
  • Steel and Damon braces – the familiar “train track” braces popular with younger children and which offer lots of flexibility and room for adjustment.

FIRST Ortho also offers cosmetic dental treatments. 

Cosmetic Treatments

Orthodontist EssexCosmetic bonding is ideal for adding the finishing touches to your smile as it fills in gaps and restores the appearance of chipped or discoloured.

Also known as composite bonding, cosmetic bonding is much less invasive than veneers or crowns and (best of all) is totally painless – no drills allowed!

FIRST Ortho’s Dr Mahesh Patel is a cosmetic bonding expert with many years of experience. Dr Patel works with specially-selected materials and is an expert at matching the shade and appearance of the composite material to that of your natural teeth.

Maloccluded teeth can suffer extra stress

Misaligned teeth can suffer from unusual wear patterns as they’re not fitting together as they should when you chew.

Over time, these wear patterns can weaken teeth, causing cracks and even breakages.

Teeth whitening

Orthodontist EssexA popular treatment among our Essex orthodontic patients is teeth whitening.

ome people have naturally darker teeth while some find that strongly-coloured drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee leave stains behind over the years. 

As long as your teeth aren’t discoloured because of dental decay, FIRST Ortho can bring up the colour of your teeth by a few shades, giving you a lighter, brighter smile and more confidence. 

Some tooth whitening patients notice that their teeth have returned to their natural shade after a while (or after more coffee!). Our whitening treatments are very gentle, so you can come back for a freshening-up treatment without any problems.

Orthodontics is about so much more than your smile

Orthodontist EssexYou might think that orthodontics is just about creating an attractive and even smile.

Of course, your smile is an important factor in our work, but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in this branch of dentistry.

Whether your misaligned teeth are at the front of your mouth or at the back, it’s important to move them into the correct alignment to maintain their long-term health and structure.

While misalignment in your front teeth – your incisors and canines – is more visible and might seem more serious because of this, a misalignment – or malocclusion – can be serious wherever it is.

Misaligned teeth can be harder to reach with a toothbrush

It’s not just abnormal stresses and wear patterns that can affect misaligned teeth.

If a tooth is recessed behind one or more of its neighbours, it can be very difficult to clean it effectively. 

If you can clean one or more of your teeth as effectively as the others then it might develop staining, dental decay or even gum disease, which eventually leads to tooth loss.

A great smile starts with great dental hygiene

Orthodontist EssexThe foundation of a beautiful smile is having great dental hygiene.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is a good start, but we can advise you on your best dental care regime and FIRST Ortho is ready to step in for anything that a new toothbrush and floss can’t deal with.

Schedule a commitment-free consultation with our specialist orthodontists to explore your treatment options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can patients easily access FIRST Ortho's practice in Buckhurst Hill?

Absolutely, the clinic is conveniently located at 102-104 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, with the postcode IG9 5BS. It’s a brief seven-minute stroll from the Buckhurst Hill tube station, making it straightforward for those using the London Underground.

Additionally, the practice is served by numerous bus lines in the vicinity and offers the convenience of on-street parking directly in front of the building.

Are weekend appointments available for schoolchildren at FIRST Ortho?

We don’t offer weekend appointments, but we’re open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday so an afternoon appointment needn’t disrupt your child’s education.

If we’ve fitted your child with braces, then their follow-up appointments for adjustments are usually scheduled for every few weeks and don’t take long at all, leaving lots of time for learning!

Do you treat nervous dental patients?

We certainly do! FIRST Ortho has been welcoming nervous patients for years and many find that they’re much less nervous once they step inside the practice.

The atmosphere feels more like a spa than an orthodontist and our staff are (we might be biased…) a delight to be around, which is why even our most nervous patients keep coming back.

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.
102-104 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill

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