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I visited Dr Shirley Cox back in the summer to start the ball rolling with my Invisalign braces – she was so helpful and spent time getting to know me, and to understand what I wanted to achieve from the braces. 4 months on and I’m really seeing results!! I had my fixed braces off over 15 years ago, but having failed to wear my retainer – I wanted to tidy up and improve my smile again – the invisible braves Shirley recommended and provided, have done just that. Most importantly they fit in with my professional lifestyle – no one realises I’m wearing them which is just what I wanted! I would recommend her and her practice to all who want a personal, professional service. Thank you Shirley!

Lydia Ward, 2018
Dr. Cox is a great Orthodontist.

She created the best treatment plan for me which achieved perfect results really quickly. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends!!!

Franz Doerr, Feb 27th 2017
A big thank you for my beautiful smile! It feels amazing not to have crooked teeth any longer; being able to smile confidently has changed my life and I am truly grateful for what you have done. I was unsure and nervous about orthodontic treatment until I met you. You were kind, gentle and put great effort in achieving such fantastic results for me. I am so glad that I went through with the treatment, now I have an awesome smile forever! Thank you very much – Afshan Bibi

Afshan Bibi, 2016
What a fabulous Orthodontist Dr Cox is!

I had my final appointment last week and have now finished my Invisalign treatment and am so happy with my new wonderful smile.

It really is all I ever hoped for and more.

M. Prince, July 2020
Dr Cox has been superb. I’m a Dental Therapist and wanted a consultant specialist to undertake my treatment. I’ve been deciding for some time now whether to take the “plunge”

I’ve worked alongside Dr Cox at Barts NHS trust for 10 years. I’ve seen her clinical work first hand. The decision was easy to make to approach Dr Cox. She listened to all my concerns and delivered a perfect result. I felt a part of the treatment and always felt Dr Cox was listening to me at all stages. The after care has been second to none.

I would urge everyone to see this fantastic Consultant Orthodontist. You won’t be disappointed.

L. Bassi, 2019
Dear Dr Cox, nicI wanted to thank you for my recent treatment.

After having 4 years of orthodontist treatment when I was 12-16 years old, I didn’t keep up with the nighttime retainers and my teeth moved. I was really unhappy with my smile and needed a solution that fitted in with my lifestyle, I wasn’t prepared to go back to fitted braces. Your advice for a Invisalign brace, and then a permanent wire on the back of my teeth means no one noticed throughout my treatment, and now afterwards. It was so effortless and pain free.

I just wanted to thank you for all your help, I found you so friendly and easy to talk to! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you and often do to my friends.
All the best.

L. Prince, Jan 27th 2016

Orthodontics Cases
Case 01 – Adult Male


Reverse bite and severe crowding. In this case the lower teeth are ahead of the upper teeth and this bite has caused some wear on the upper and lower front teeth. These teeth were aligned with upper and lower fixed braces. Improving the appearance but also minimising further damage to the teeth.

Case 02 – Teen Boy


Where the upper teeth are in a forward position the use of contemporary braces can help to improve the bite and the appearance. Teeth are in a more forward position can be at increased risk of trauma.

Case 03 – Adult Male


Spacing of teeth can occur naturally or can be due to possible gum disease. Gaps between teeth in some cases can be closed or in some cases teeth can be moved into correct position and allow the placement of teeth to restore function and appearance.

Case 04 – Adult Female


When teeth are lost there can be significant changes to the bite and appearance of the teeth. In this case both the upper and lower teeth were aligned and the teeth were placed in the correct positions. This allowed for whitening and for the missing teeth to be replaced

Case 05 – Teen Girl


Sometimes teeth in particular upper canine teeth can become buried in the jaw and not erupt properly into the mouth. In this case a gold chain is placed on the buried tooth and with a fixed brace this tooth is aligned. In this case there is also a missing upper front tooth, which has been replaced with an implant.

Case 06 – Adult Male


Spacing of teeth can occur when teeth are small in size. In this case the space in the midline was closed and the slightly small upper front teeth were restored with composite build ups to give a pleasing smile

Teeth Whitening Cases

Some teeth respond slower to the whitening gel than others, and may need a longer period to get to the desired shade. We try to achieve 4-5 shades whiter with this treatment, but there are no guarantees.

Darker stained teeth (tetracycline stained) may require a longer period of whitening. The whitening Gel will lighten your natural teeth, but will not lighten crowns, veneers, fillings or internal stains.

Grey Teeth


Root Filled Front Tooth


Very Yellow Teeth


Trauma To Front Tooth


Tetracycline Staining


Very Yellow Teeth


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Dr Shirley Cox

BDS(Hons), FDS RCS (Eng), MSc(Lond), M Orth RCS(Eng), FDS Orth RCS (Eng)
GDC: 68425

Shirley qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1992, achieved her M Orth specialist qualification in orthodontics and registered on the specialist list in Orthodontics in 2000. Shirley was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at Barts Dental Hospital in 2004 and now works as an Orthodontic Consultant at the new Royal London Hospital site.

As a Consultant Orthodontist with over 20 years training Dentists and Orthodontists and her additional training in children’s dentistry Shirley is equipped with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care. Having orthodontic treatment with her means that you will be in the best possible hands.

Shirley is able to offer the very latest treatments available, enabling her to treat adult and child patients who have simple, moderate and complex needs and to improve both the appearance and the function of their teeth.

Being an Invisalign Platinum provider, Invisalign Teen accredited and member of the Invisalign London Specialist Orthodontist group put Shirley in a unique position to offer Invisalign treatment for a very wide range of cases.

“Patients in my care receive my personal attention at all times and are treated solely by me. I love to treat patients and help them achieve and keep for life the beautiful, healthier and happier smiles they desire. I look forward to meeting you and helping however I can.”

Outside of orthodontics Shirley lives locally with her husband and two teenage children. For many years Shirley has been a Local School Governor and organises a local book club. Shirley enjoys active holidays whether its walking in Norfolk, skiing in the Alps or exploring further afield with her family.

Shirley Cox

Useful Travel Links

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  • Metro Orthodontics at Wapping Dental Centre is conveniently. Located on The Highway between the City and Canary Wharf.
  • Shadwell DLR is 200m and Wapping Station 500m away.
  • Bus numbers 100 and D3 stop within 50m.
  • Parking is available at Yellow Park multi storey Tobacco Dock. Wapping Lane 70m away.
  • The practice is a short taxi ride from the City and Canary Wharf.
  • Royal Wharf Dental is conveniently located at Royal Wharf in the Royal Docks off North Woolwich Road by the Thames Barrier Park.
  • Just 10 mins from Canary Wharf and 5 mins from both The Excel Centre and City Airport
  • Pontoon Dock DLR is 200m and Canning Town Jubilee line is 10 mins away.
  • Bus number 474 stops within 50m.
  • The practice is on a busy short taxi route and Ubers are readily available.
  • Parking locally in Royal Wharf street bays, free for 30 mins then pay via Just Park.
  • Uber Thames Clipper River bus stops at Royal Wharf
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