What is an
specialist orthodontist is a highly trained professional who has completed
a five-year university dentistry degree course to obtain a dental
qualification; then worked in various branches of dentistry to gain a
broad working knowledge and experience of its different fields; and then
completed an approved three-year full-time university or hospital
postgraduate orthodontic training programme to achieve higher
This advanced training includes subjects such as growth and development,
genetics, biomechanics and anatomy; as well as clinical skills in the
design, application and control of corrective appliances or braces.
Orthodontics has long been a specialised discipline, though general
dentists are also legally entitled to perform procedures in any branch of
dentistry. However, specialist orthodontists are the most highly trained
experts in the field of orthodontics.
Our orthodontists Dr Adel Bou Saba and Dr Peronei Engelbert have for years limited their
practice to the treatment of orthodontic problems only. They are both members of
the British Orthodontic Society.