Gants Hill, Ilford Orthodontist
Our Practice

Gants Hill Ilford PracticeOur Gants Hill practice is currently being upgraded and is not available for appointments, but rest assured, our expert orthodontic team is still available at our

Buckhurst Hill Location

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

Receive £90 cashback when treatment commences.

Gants Hill Ilford PracticeOur Gants Hill practice was established in 1988 as one of the first in East London, with patients referred all the way from Southend in the east to Cambridge in the north.

Under the name of FIRST Impressions, this clinic developed into a high class orthodontic service with largely NHS patients of 1,500 to 2,000 referrals per year.

It was innovative in its delivery in efficiency and quality, gaining the highest Key Performance.


Centrally located in the Borough of Redbridge, our practice offers easy access to both the Central Line and local bus services.

We are recognised by NHS authorities both locally and nationally. Now operating as a private referral centre, we focus on providing services to the local population in Gants Hill, Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Woodford Green, South Woodford, and Walthamstow. Additionally, we are within a short drive from Ilford, Romford, Buckhurst Hill, Chingford and Epping, further expanding our reach within the Borough of Redbridge.

New Name, Same Trusted Team

StaffThe clinic was briefly rebranded as Evolution Orthodontics, then changed once more to FIRST Ortho, it remains under the same director, Mahesh Patel, and specialist orthodontist Jay Patel.

Contact First Ortho for all your orthodontic needs and bring your smile back to life.

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What Our Patients Say

People trust FIRST Ortho as we have treated 36,000 patients since 1988, including 60 children of local dentists, seven dentists and four cosmetic dentists. See some recent testimonials.

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.

020 8518 1022
26 Clarence Avenue
Gants Hill
Ilford, IG2 6JH

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