Meet the team

Specialist Orthodontists

Dr. Padhraig Fleming & Mr. Jigar Patel

Dr. Padhraig Fleming

BDent Sc. (Hons.) MSc., PhD, MFD RCS MFDS RCS MOrth (RCS) FDS (Orth) RCS FHEA
GDC Number: 86211

Padhraig studied Dentistry in Trinity College Dublin graduating with a Gold Medal and First Class Honours. He undertook postgraduate and Consultant training in Orthodontics at the Royal London. He was awarded his MSc. with Distinction in 2007, the Membership in Orthodontics and British Orthodontic Society Medal in 2008, FDS (Orth.) from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 and his PhD in 2013.

He is an Associate Editor of two orthodontic journals and the Journal of Dentistry and has received research awards from the British Orthodontic Society and the Dewel Award from the American Association of Orthodontists in 2011 for his research on self-ligating brackets. He has recently co-authored a popular orthodontic textbook: Clinical Cases in Orthodontics.

Padhraig prides himself on the quality of his clinical care and in undertaking continuing education. He uses a range of fixed appliances including hidden lingual braces and is happy to offer Saturday appointments.

Dr Padhraig Fleming uses the very best orthodontic systems and techniques from around the world. These include ceramic and lingual braces and Invisalign which are all very popular with adults.


Mr. Jigar Patel

BDS (Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’), MFDS RCS (Eng), MJDF RCS, (Eng) M’Orth RCS (Edin), MPhil (Birmingham), FDS RCS (Orth) (Edin)
GDC Number: 83688

Jigar studied Dentistry in Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas Dental Institute in London and undertook further training in the fields of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. He was awarded membership to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons following this period of further training.

Jigar subsequently completed five years of full time specialist and consultant training at Birmingham Dental Hospital and upon graduation was honoured to have been awarded the British Orthodontic Society Medal. An award given by the British Orthodontic Society panel of consultant and specialist judges to only one individual upon graduation in recognition of having completed the best treated patient cases.

In addition to clinical work he actively examines, teaches and lectures. He is involved with dental professional examinations as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. He has extensively lectured and presented both nationally and internationally including being invited to present his work at both the British and American National Orthodontic Conferences. Jigar has also had his work published in multiple professional peer-reviewed journals.

He is currently a part-time NHS consultant at East & North Hertfordshire Trust where he treats an array of complex multi-disciplinary cases and provides advice for specialist colleagues and general practitioners. He is in a unique position to be able to offer and provide the very latest and cutting-edge treatments to patients.

Jigar Patel is proud to be amongst a small, select number of UK clinicians qualified to a consultant and specialist level.


Specialist Orthodontist

Restorative Pre-alignment

As a specialist orthodontist within a restorative practice we have huge experience at pre-aligning teeth prior to further restorative treatment;

  • To enable the most minimally-invasive approach
  • As part of comprehensive reconstructions
  • Localised extrusions of short teeth
  • Alignment of collapsing and over-erupting teeth around extraction sites prior to implant placement.

Ceramic Braces

The days of metal ‘train tracks’ are definitely a thing of the past. Ceramic braces are a low-visibility alternative to metal braces. These braces can be used to provide the full range of orthodontic treatments but with much better strength and wear resistance than composite brackets.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces


Invisalign uses a very high-tech manufacturing process to make a series of removable clear aligners which makes them almost invisable. Invisalign can straighten teeth over a slightly broader range of cases than the Inman aligner but still cannot be used for severe crowding. Treatment times are typically from 6 to 18 months.



Lingual Braces

We offer a range of different lingual braces including Incognito, Harmony and the Win system. These are similar to conventional brackets that are bonded to the inside of the teeth so they are invisable to others. Treatment times vary depending on case type typically 6 – 24 months.

Incognito Lingual Braces

Incognito Lingual Braces

Orthognathic Surgery

For patients who present with disproportions in facial growth, facial asymmetry, malocclusion and function. We work closely alongside the orthognathic consultant surgeon to correct and enhance the position, aesthetics and function of the jaws, teeth and overlying soft tissues.

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