Brighten Up Your Smile:
Loughton Orthodontist

If you’re in Loughton and you’re looking for a great orthodontist practice for your children or for yourself, FIRST Ortho is here for you.

Orthodontist LoughtonWe’re one of the most experienced orthodontist practices in the Epping Forest District, as well as one of the most innovative and knowledgeable.

You’ll also find that we’re the friendliest – take a look at what our other Loughton patients say about us here.

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FIRST Ortho is easy to get to from Loughton

FIRST Ortho is located at 102-104 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, which is a five-minute train ride from the Debden Underground Station in Loughton. Once you get to Buckhurst Hill Underground, we’re a seven-minute walk away, so we’re really easy to get to.

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

There are also the 167 buses between Loughton and Buckhurst Hill, which stop at Buckhurst Hill Underground, so you’re literally moments away from that new smile.

Making Loughton smile

FIRST Ortho practice offers its Loughton patients of all ages a comprehensive range of orthodontic and cosmetic dental procedures.


Braces are the go-to solution for misaligned teeth as they effectively bring the teeth into their correct alignment and spacing within the jaw.

There are several different types of orthodontic braces so your orthodontist will help you to make the right choice depending on your needs, preferences and lifestyle.

FIRST Ortho designs, manufactures and supplies:

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  • Ceramic braces – we use a transparent ceramic material to give older teenagers and adult patients a discreet way to realign their teeth
  • Functional braces – we use these to correct a less common bite problem known as overjet and we’re one of only a few UK orthodontists offering functional braces
  • Incognito lingual braces – these braces lie behind the teeth so they’re essentially invisible but no less effective than other styles of dental braces
  • Invisalign braces which offer children and adults with milder cases of misalignment a gentle and noninvasive way to correct their bite
  • Bonded and removable retainers – these correct and maintain the arch shape of upper and/or lower teeth in the jaw; our retainers can treat up to eight teeth whereas most other orthodontists can treat up to only six
  • Steel and Damon braces – the “train track” braces we’re all familiar with and which are ideal for younger children

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What Our Patients Say

Here’s what some of our Loughton 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.

This is what FIRST Ortho offers

Orthodontics is about so much more than a smile

Orthodontist LoughtonOf course, a great smile is an invaluable asset, but orthodontics doesn’t stop there. There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in this branch of dentistry.

Even if your misaligned teeth are at the back of your mouth and out of sight they still need to be corrected to help to preserve their structure and long-term health.

Misaligned, or maloccluded, teeth are often subject to unusual stress and wear patterns as they don’t fit together as they’re “designed” to when you chew. Eventually this abnormal stress can cause cracks, excessive wear and even breakages in the teeth.

Misaligned teeth can be harder to clean

If a misaligned tooth is recessed behind one or more of the adjacent teeth, it can be harder to reach with a toothbrush and dental floss. This can lead to staining, dental decay and even tooth loss.

Good dental hygiene is the start of your smile

Orthodontist LoughtonBrushing our teeth twice a day is vital for a beautiful smile and FIRST Ortho is ready to help with anything that a new toothbrush and floss can’t deal with.

FIRST Ortho also offers cosmetic dental treatments.

Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding can add the finishing touch to your smile by filling in gaps or chips, as well as any discoloured areas. It’s also known as composite bonding and is less invasive than veneers or crowns as there’s no drills involved!

Teeth whitening

Many of our Loughton patients come to us for teeth whitening treatments and as long as the discolouration isn’t due to decay, we can gently lift your teeth by a few shades, which also lifts your confidence.

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

Receive £90 cashback when your treatment begins!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is FIRST Ortho’s Buckhurst Hill practice easy to reach?

Yes, we’re at 102-104 Queen’s Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BS. FIRST Ortho is a seven-minute walk from Buckhurst Hill Underground Station.

We’re also on local bus routes and we have on-road parking outside the practice.

Do you offer weekend appointments for school children?

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, their adjustment appointments are usually scheduled for every few weeks and don’t take long, leaving lots of time for learning!

Do you treat nervous dental patients?

FIRST Ortho welcomes nervous patients and we can honestly say that you’ll feel more like you’re at a spa than an orthodontist. Our relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff will keep you coming back for more.

Do you treat NHS patients?

Most children under the age of 18 qualify for free treatment under the National Health Service and we can also treat some adults under the NHS.

Can I have a virtual consultation with FIRST Ortho?

Yes, we offer virtual consultations. We’ll need photos of your teeth which clearly show gaps or misalignments so we can make an initial assessment before you come to see us in person.

We’re always happy to talk

Call FIRST Ortho on 02085181022 to talk about your orthodontic or aesthetic needs and we’ll work out how we can restore your smile and increase your confidence.

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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