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Specialist Orthodontic Team

At Aligned Orthodontics we are proud to have a fantastic team of highly qualified staff who undergo continual training to keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances in orthodontics. As well as possessing extensive technical skills, the team at Aligned Orthodontics are friendly, warm and approachable.  We want all our patients to feel at ease as soon as they walk through the door.

Dr Anika Maini
Principal Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Anika Maini

BDS (Honours), DDSc (Orthodontics), MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed)
GDC No. 83291

Having benefitted from Orthodontic treatment as a teenager, Anika has personal experience of the process and understands the positive impact straight teeth can have on your confidence. She is now focused on being able to deliver the same confidence building, high quality treatment to her own patients. An expert in treating teenagers and adult patients, Anika keeps abreast of the latest developments and continually strives for clinical excellence.

Anika qualified at the top of her graduating year from Dundee University Dental School in 2004, having gained multiple prizes and awards along the way including 16 distinctions across academic and clinical subjects. She then went on to gain a wide variety of experience in all of the hospital specialties including restorative dentistry, children’s dentistry, oral medicine and oral and maxillo-facial surgery. Committed to postgraduate education she quickly gained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental surgeons in 2006 before deciding to pursue Specialist training in the prestigious Liverpool Dental Hospital Orthodontic Speciality programme.

During the 3 years of postgraduate training Anika was also an honorary clinical lecturer involved in teaching dental students. In 2011 she qualified as a Specialist Orthodontist in addition to completing a Doctorate focused on Orthodontics.  In the same year she was awarded a prize for exam cases by the British Orthodontic Society in recognition of her excellent clinical standards.

A certified lingual practitioner with both incognito and WIN appliances and experienced in the use of Invisalign clear aligners, Anika enjoys treating all complexity of cases with the latest technology. 

Dr Ailbhe McMullin
Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Ailbhe McMullin

BDentSc (Honours), MSc Orthodontics, MOrth RCSEng, FDS RCSeng
GDC 86052

Ailbhe splits her working week between her Consultant Orthodontist role in the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and specialist practice.

Originally she graduated with Honours from Trinity College Dublin Dental School in 2004. Following a number of hospital and practice based jobs, she undertook specialist training in the Manchester region before being appointed as a consultant in 2014. Her specialist interests include provision of more invisible brace options including WIN lingual braces.

In her spare time she’s usually training for her next half Ironman or marathon challenge!

Dr Grant Isherwood
Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Grant Isherwood

BDS, DDSc Orthodontics, MFDS, MJDF, MOrth RCSEd
GDC 208893

Grant obtained his Bachelor degree in 2011 from the University of Dundee and completed his foundation training in Edinburgh before attaining maxillofacial, paediatric and orthodontic senior house officer posts in various teaching hospitals around the UK.

He then worked in general dental practice in Glasgow and the West Midlands. He carried out his orthodontic specialist training in Liverpool and simultaneously completed a Doctorate level research degree.

Grant has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous scientific papers in both European and National journals.

Specialist Nurse Team

Patients and parents alike find the continuity of our staff very comforting. They often remark how reassuring it is to see the same faces throughout their treatment and when they bring their other siblings/children for treatment. It is also a measure of the dedication and pride they all take in ensuring your experiences at Aligned Orthodontics are nothing short of excellent!

Victoria Grey
Dental assistant and Treatment Co-ordinator

Victoria Grey

GDC 256004

Vicky qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and has always specialised in the field of Orthodontics. 

Since qualifying she has continued to develop her skills and gained qualifications in radiography, impression taking and clinical photographs. She has a wealth of experience in all Orthodontic appliances including Invisalign and lingual appliances.

She joined the Aligned team in 2019 as our head nurse and treatment co-ordinator.

Joanne Naylor
Dental Assistant

Joanne Naylor

GDC 117977

Joanne worked in general practice before deciding to specialise in orthodontics and joined our team in 1992.

She is an experienced and empathic dental nurse who puts our patients at ease. She is a member of the GDC with further qualifications in fluoride application and dental health advice.

In addition to assisting our specialists in the surgery, Joanne advices patients on how to care for their braces.

Reception Team

This is your first point of contact with Aligned Orthodontics. Our reception staff are responsible for the smooth running of the practice. Our Receptionist/Administrator, Jo Cole, uses her extensive knowledge of all the dental treatments available to offer you friendly, professional advice. She is always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have, including any about your dental care, to help you come to an informed decision.

Joanne Cole
Receptionist / Administrator

Joanne Cole

Jo joined us in 2000 and is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the practice. 

With over a decade of experience in Orthodontic practice, Jo can offer advice and reassurance when necessary to our patients. 

She is the first to ensure patients are made to feel welcome and is the familiar friendly face that our patients love to see.

Zara

“Excellent treatment, very professional. The staff are lovely and friendly. They looked after my daughter and gave her more confidence when visiting the dentist”

P Ford

“My daughter has been coming to Aligned for 16 months. The level of care shown towards her has exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the practice to anyone considering having braces fitted. Thank you so much!”

Kate

“We have been delighted with the service received and we are thrilled with the outcome.”

Lydia


“We are absolutely thrilled with everything you have done for Milly. Having straight teeth has given Milly a new found confidence. Thank you to all of your staff for everything. It is all worth it in the end.”

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