At Orthodontic Excellence in Solihull, West Midlands, patients are made to feel welcome. Hot drinks are available in the waiting room as well as free Wifi and a TV, creating a relaxed and friendly environment in which patients receive orthodontic treatment. This patient-centred approach is a result of 40 years of experience in the orthodontic industry – the Orthodontic Excellence team know what patients like.
A patient’s treatment journey at Orthodontic Excellence begins with a free consultation. There’s no obligation for a patient to embark on treatment but such a decision can be an informed one. Patients are assessed by the clinic’s award-winning specialist orthodontists and a bespoke treatment plan, including quote, is provided from the outset.
Treatments on offer at Orthodontic Excellence include Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, metal and ceramic braces, and lingual braces. The practice has Platinum Elite Invisalign provider status. Patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can also be treated at Orthodontic Excellence. Competitive fees help make treatment affordable as do interest-free finance plans.
Dr Peter Huntley
Peter began the full-time study of orthodontics in 1986 and after qualifying as a specialist in 1989, immediately set up the Warwick Road practice. Since then, the pursuit of excellence in orthodontics has been his passion. Peter has always been involved in teaching orthodontics, including a total of seven years as a part-time clinical lecturer at The Eastman and then The Royal London Hospitals.
Early in his career, Peter developed a special interest in adult orthodontics and leads a two-day biennial course on this topic. He has been invited to lecture on numerous occasions by the British and Irish Orthodontic Societies as well as by the universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.
Peter is one of just three UK mentors appointed by 3M to teach the use of the Incognito lingual appliance. He was the winner of the British Orthodontic Society’s ‘Against the Odds’ award in 2007, came third in 2006 and was runner-up in 2009.
Dr Virginia Rootkin-Gray
Virginia started her dental undergraduate training at Guy’s in London in 1994 and followed that with a broad range of posts in oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and general practice, as well as publishing in dental literature and gaining her MFDS qualification.
She was accepted for specialist orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London in 2002. During her training programme, she gained an MSc in Orthodontics and Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Virginia adores her work. “Every person I see has different needs and my days are spent creating smiles for people of all ages”, she says. “My particular interest is treating adolescents with aesthetic appliances. Indeed, there is a growing demand from our younger patients to have inconspicuous appliances so that treatment can happen as if by magic.”