‘The Impossible’ film star opens practice

Hollywood star and former patient of one of the UK’s leading orthodontists, Tom Holland, officially welcomed Walpole to its new Thames Ditton home on 27 February at a reception for more than 40 dental professionals.

Tom, star of disaster movie, The Impossible, and the stage show, Billy Elliot, was treated by Dr Sharon Orton-Gibbs.

He was introduced by his comedian father, Dominic Holland and highlighted the difference a perfect smile can make, from landing a leading Hollywood role, to giving a teenager the confidence to smile.

Walpole Practice co-owner Chris Gibbs said: 'Doubling the number of the treatment rooms from two to four allows us to manage the growing demand for specialist orthodontist care we are seeing through referrals from dental professionals and direct.

'Our official opening coincides with our new patient education campaign which highlights the benefits of early treatment for some children. We would like to see children between the ages of 8 and 9 to advise their parents when best to get going with treatment and achieve the transformational impact the perfect smile has on lives.'

Walpole encourages people who may be considering treatment to pop in to the practice and speak with one of the team who will be able show them round and answer any questions they have.

It was established more than 40 years ago and is an exclusively private specialist orthodontist practice run by Dr Sharon Orton-Gibbs, one of only 260 consultant-level orthodontists in the UK.

It combines excellent patient care with the most advanced orthodontic knowledge and experience to achieve best possible jaw alignment and the perfect smile for children and adults.

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