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Croydon Orthodontist Dr. Kalim Sadiq BDS, MFDS, MSc, MOrth: Specialist Orthodontic Practitioner

Orchard Orthodontics
Orchard House
114-118 Cherry Orchard Road
Croydon CRO 6BA
Tel:020 8649 7500

Dr. Sadiq is the principal on the practice. He qualified from Guy's Hospital in London in 1998 with BDS having attained distinction in five subjects of study including Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Radiology and Therapeutics.

Dr. Sadiq then undertook a house-job in the University Dental Hospital of Manchester after which he was appointed as a senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Addenbrooke's hospital, the teaching hospital of Cambridge University. During this time he passed the Membership to the Faculty in Dental Surgery (MFDS) examination with the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow.

Later Dr. Sadiq undertook the three year full time specialist postgraduate programme in orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. Upon graduating he received a Master of Science Degree (Msc) and passed the Membership in Orthodontics (M.Orth). Dr. Sadiq came top in the country in the specialist M. Orth examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) gold medal in 2004. This was presented at the BOS conference in Harrogate the same year.

Dr. Sadiq was also awarded the best clinician during specialist training in the department of orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital (2001-2004)

Dr. Sadiq has keen interest in clinical research and continuing education; He has given presentations in orthodontic conferences on research topics both in the United Kingdom and in Europe.

Treatments available

There are three main types of brace used to correct orthodontic problems. These are removable, functional and fixed braces. Removable braces are made of acrylic and wire. They are used to correct more simple problems. Functional braces are a pair of removable braces used in growing children to help correct the relationship of the top and bottom jaws.

Fixed braces are composed of small brackets which have a special slot which contains a three dimensional prescription to move the teeth into their correct position. The brackets are attached to the teeth using a special adhesive. A thin wire is then inserted into the bracket slots and the two components work together to straighten your teeth. There are several different types of fixed braces.


At the end of treatment retainers are provided to help maintain the teeth in their perfect position. Retainers may be removable or bonded.

Adult treatment

We offer treatment to people of all ages. It is never too late to create that perfect smile you've always dreamt of, giving you the confidence to present yourself in the way you want to. There is a selection of braces to choose from:

Labial fixed braces

These are composed of small brackets which are bonded to the teeth. The brackets may be made of stainless steel but some adults prefer to opt for the aesthetic tooth coloured braces which are used with initial tooth coloured archwires.

Self Ligating braces: for faster treatment!

Self litigating bracket systems reduce the friction between the wire and bracket allowing for more effective and efficient tooth movements with less force. This decreases the duration of treatment and any discomfort associated with forces applied to the teeth. At Orchard Orthodontics we use the Damon

system (www.damonbraces.com). Damon incorporates a revolutionary 'sliding door' to hold special wires in position.


Invisalign is a treatment system that uses a series of custom made clear removable aligners which fit over your teeth. An impression is taken of your teeth and sent to California to create a stimulation of your tooth alignment. Each aligner is programmed to produce minute changes to your teeth to allow them to move into their correct position.

Lingual Braces (tongue side)

Lingual braces are fitted on the inner (tongue side) of the teeth, completely obscuring their view. They are well suited for people who do not wish to show a brace at all.

Initial Consultation

Your treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs. At your initial appointment a complete orthodontic assessment is completed and you have the opportunity to fully discuss your orthodontic problems, your aspirations for treatment and the options available to you.

All children under the age of 18 are seen free of charge for the initial consultation. For adults there is a consultation fee which is GBP 47* This becomes free of charge if you go ahead with treatment.

Treatment cost The overall cost of treatment depends on the duration of treatment and the type of brace you chose.

Orchard Orthodontics: Our Ethos

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that uses braces to align teeth to improve their appearance and function.

Orchard Orthodontics is a specialist clinic. We aim to provide you with quality orthodontics in a caring environment giving you the individual care and attention you need.

Our staff is dedicated to making your treatment as easy and enjoyable for you as possible.

Kalim Sadiq is a breath of fresh air in Croydon.

He provides a very professional, efficient and courteous service for orthodontics”.

Dr. M. Patel, Referring Dentist, Croydon

Dr. Sadiq's dedication exceeded my expectations.

He takes great pride in his work and his attention to detail has left me with the smile that I had wanted for years”.

Mr A. Wigglesworth (BSC Hon MIED PGCE) adult patient.

One Response to “Croydon Orthodontist Dr. Kalim Sadiq BDS, MFDS, MSc, MOrth: Specialist Orthodontic Practitioner”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dr Sadiq is the best! First CLASS treatment!!! He treated my daughter. His work was exceptional - a reflection of quality.
    Thanks Dr Sadiq.

    Mrs Bundu-Kamara

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