Meet our specialist Orthodontists

At the Swindon Orthodontic Centre, we are fortunate to have the specialist knowledge and skill of a team of experienced Orthodontists. Find out more about these specialist orthodontists who’ll be administering your treatment.

All our orthodontists are registered on the Specialist List of the General Dental Council (GDC) of Great Britain after having dedicated a further three years of full-time postgraduate training to obtain their specialist orthodontic qualification of MOrth RCS.

Dr M Sadaf Khan

Specialist Orthodontist
GDC no. 78455

Sadaf is a GDC registered Specialist Orthodontist who trained as a dentist at Guys Hospital, London and then specialised in Orthodontics at Kings College, London. He has been a previous Consultant Orthodontist at the John Radcliffe Hospital and University College London (UCL). Sadaf is a very highly regarded specialist with 17 years experience treating thousands of children and adults with both fixed and Invisalign braces.

Sadaf initially developed Oxford Orthodontics on London Road in Headington. This has subsequently undergone a complete update and re-fit providing a beautiful and relaxing new environment for patients. Swindon Orthodontics, Witney Orthodontics and Thame Orthodontics have also been added as sister practices and plans are underway to develop and update these to the same high standard. The practices are renowned centres of excellence and recognised Invisalign Diamond providers. 

Sadaf's ethos is to put the customer at the heart of everything he does and to excel at the customer experience and clinical outcome.

Dr Sophia Wahla

Specialist Orthodontist
GDC no. 77608

Sophia Wahla is a very sought after and highly qualified specialist orthodontist who is trained to Hospital Consultant level. She qualified as a dentist at Glasgow University in 2000. She has a masters degree in orthodontics from King’s College London and did her membership in orthodontics at the Royal College of Edinburgh.

Sophia is also a Diamond Invisalign provider and loves being an orthodontist. She finds it especially rewarding working with young children and seeing first-hand the improvement in their dental aesthetics and confidence at a critical stage in their development. She also enjoys the challenges of adult orthodontics and can provide a range of aesthetic brace options. She is committed to delivering excellent aesthetics and providing a high quality of clinical care to her patients.

Dr Leonor (Leo) Chen

Dentist [Special Interest in Orthodontics]
GDC no. 80306

Dr Leonor Chen undertook her Bachelor of Dental Science at The University of Melbourne.

During her time in Australia she worked in the East Gippsland region providing dentistry to remote rural areas and worked in the Aboriginal Dental Program. Leonor gained her Diploma in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons UK and has provided over 5000 new smiles in 17 years working in specialist orthodontic practices.  

She has found a new passion providing facial aesthetic treatments and is furthering her knowledge in this field by undertaking a Masters Course in Facial Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine from Manchester University.

Leonor is dedicated to making sure all her patients are happy and comfortable during their appointments.

Dr Yvonne Cartledge

Dentist [Special Interest in Orthodontics]
GDC no. 65834

Yvonne qualified as a Dentist from Bristol University in 1990. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Oxfordshire for nearly 20 years. She has always really enjoyed improving smiles and during her time in general practice, she developed a strong interest in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics. In 2012 she moved into orthodontic practice, becoming a Dentist with a specialist interest in Orthodontics.

She thinks Orthodontics is a wonderful branch of dentistry and she finds it very rewarding to be in a position where she is able, not only to transform a person’s smile but very often their confidence too. In her private life, she is married and has 3 sons who are now all in their 20’s, she also has 2 dogs and 2 horses!