More information on our COVID-19 protocols and what to expect can be found below.

The safety of our staff and patients remains paramount and we will continue with the strict and robust protocols already in place. It is important that anyone visiting the practice adheres to the current COVID-19 safety advice as provided by the Government.

From July the 19th it is not mandatory to wear masks however it is recommended by the British Medical Association that people continue to do so in healthcare settings. With this in mind we are requesting that all patients continue to wear a mask whilst visiting the practice (unless exempt). Let’s keep everyone safe.

Please also familiarise yourself with the flowchart below before visiting so you know what to expect.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email at

Stay safe.


Want to start Orthodontic treatment?

Virtual consultations

We are now able to start new treatments - so if you have been concerned about your smile - especially during all of  those Zoom meetings during lockdown don’t worry we can help you.

In order to start treatment, you need to have an initial  consultation to ensure we have thoroughly assessed your dental condition and can give you the best advice for the best type of treatment for you.

However, we also understand that people are concerned about visiting places  so we can also offer Virtual Consultations with one of our Specialist Orthodontists. Here we can ‘meet’, discuss your concerns and outline the options available to you –including new initiatives such as Dental Monitoring all without visiting the practice.

Please email us at (title your message – New Patient Video Consultation) or call us on 01904 633061 so we can discuss how best to get your treatment  started.

Video Consultations

To provide with you the best treatment we are offering online video consultations via Google Meet. Simply email to schedule a consultation.


York’s Specialist Orthodontists

Since 1996, the team at Orthokind have been delivering excellent treatment alongside great care. We are a Centre of Excellence and the best people to help you achieve the smile you want.


Outstanding Care

The decision to have orthodontic treatment is a big one, and we can help you with this.
We offer free consultations so you can find out the treatment options available to you, find out who will treat you and how much it will cost. At the start of treatment you will know exactly what to expect and if you need help with financing we can look after that too. Find out more here.

Meet our Specialist team

Dr Kiarash Banai

Specialist Orthodontist
BDS(Lon.) MFDS RCS(Eng.) MSc(Lon.) MOrth RCSEd
GDC Number: 72258

Dr Adekoyejo Ogunro

Specialist Orthodontist
FDS RCS (Eng.) MSc (Lon.) MOrth RCSEd Stat (1999)
GDC Number: 75650

Stephen Cain

Specialist Orthodontist
BDS MSc MOrth RCS (Edin.)
GDC Number: 54200

Dr Chris Barker

Specialist Orthodontist
GDC Number: 82173

Specialist versus General Dentist

All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5% of dentists are orthodontists.

Both dentists and specialist orthodontists can provide orthodontic treatment, but a general dentist usually has less formal training and may not be as experienced as our dedicated Specialists.

You can be rest assured that our Specialist Orthodontists are highly qualified and their levels of expertise will ensure that you will get the best end result - that perfect smile.

Providing NHS Treatment

We have provided high quality NHS orthodontics care to children over the last 23 years. We are committed to the continuation of this service so that the children in our community have the opportunity to benefit from lovely straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

All of our patients receive the same high quality treatment and end result however they are funded. See if you or your family could qualify for NHS treatment.

Did You Know?

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and Oral Health Foundation recently launched a new website warning the public of the dangers of undertaking “direct to consumer” teeth straightening – also known as “DIY braces"

The British Orthodontic Societies official advice is that 'if you are considering having orthodontic treatment, it’s absolutely vital to see a suitably trained professional. They will have the knowledge, expertise and experience to make sure you’re guided through this complicated medical process in a safe, appropriate and effective way.'

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Members of the Specialist Orthodontic Group

We’re proud to be members of the group of orthodontic practices committed to providing excellent results. Check out our blogs on the Specialist Orthodontic Group website.

You’re in the hands of Specialists

Be Confident
Straight teeth are the most important part of your smile – a great smile will make you feel more confident. Numerous studies have shown the value that an attractive smile can bring to an individuals personal and professional life.

treatment options

It’s Never Too Late…
We are seeing more and more adults of all ages coming to us for help with misaligned teeth they once thought could never be treated. Whether you’re fifteen or fifty years old you can still get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Naturally Beautiful Smiles
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years; we use the latest proven techniques to realign your own teeth and gently persuade them to move back into their ideal position, giving you a great experience and amazing results.


Book your consultation

Visit us at our practice in the heart of York for an initial consultation. Even if you’re unsure of what treatment would be best, we can always provide expert advice.

Book your consultation

Visit us at our practice in the heart of York for an initial consultation. Even if you’re unsure of what treatment would be best, we can always provide expert advice.