About us

We are Chesterfield’s largest practice wholly devoted to the speciality of Orthodontics. In these pages, you can find out more about our practice and about the art of straightening teeth with appliances (braces).

The practice was established in 1995. In 2005 we moved to our new premises in the town centre. This accessible location gives us a modern and comfortable environment to treat our patients, with the emphasis on a relaxed but professional service.

Our aim is always to provide a high standard of orthodontic treatment using a range of modern appliances – a “Smile by Design”.


Our practice was set up by Phil Williams, a specialist of over 30 years experience. He established an enviable reputation for providing high quality orthodontic treatment in a relaxed and friendly manner.

Chesterfield Orthodontics was acquired in 2019 by two of the region’s most highly-regarded Orthodontists – Jonathan O’Dwyer and David Tinsley. They have worked at Chesterfield Royal Hospital for the last 20 years and completed their Orthodontic Specialist Training there in 2003. Both have a long commitment to orthodontics in the local area, having worked at the Orthodontic Centre on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield for over 15 years.

We treat patients on referral from other dentists in the North Derbyshire region. Our NHS contract allows us to treat children under the age of 18 years. We welcome adult patients on a private basis.


Chesterfield Orthodontics was set up by Phil in 1995, originally at 182 Hasland Road. Nick joined the practice in 2004, and as the practice got busier, we set about finding a suitable site for a new building. The “Slipper Baths” building was virtually derelict, gave us the advantage of being a freehold site with a small amount of car parking space, and is just a stone’s throw from the town centre.


So the new Chesterfield Orthodontics – Smile by Design was opened in September 2005 by Paul Holmes MP. We now have a very pleasant working environment, are fully computerised (and so “paper-free”) with the latest and best in digital X-Ray processing, and we are able to comply with all of the many requirements set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Patients benefit from a cool glassy interior with light, airy waiting rooms and reception area. The treatment rooms are modern and hygienic, and there is air conditioning throughout these areas. Our practice facilities allow us to comply fully with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), for further information please see our Privacy Policy which can be found in under the Downloads tab.

More recently, we have extended our building to add an extra surgery along with increasing size of the waiting rooms. Together with our fantastic team, it means we are able to offer a relaxed yet professional environment for providing the best possible care to our patients.


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Contact us

We would love to hear from you.

You can use the form here to make enquiries about what we do and make a self referral if you are a private patient.

If you are already a patient you can get in touch with us here (unless it's an emergency, in which case please phone or email us directly).

You can also use the form to leave feedback.

Our address:
Chesterfield Orthodontics,
South Place,
S40 1SZ

NHS enquiries to:
01246 550033

Private enquiries to:
07931 642350