Orthodontic Health is the leading clinic for early orthodontic treatment in the UK. We work with children to treat malocclusion (crooked teeth) and its related symptoms. We have over 40 years of experience in this field.

The Team

Dr Mike Mew

GDC registration number 69138

Clinician and Lecturer

Dr Michael Mew qualified in the 1993 as a dentist at the Royal London Hospital. After several years in general practice, community dentistry and facial surgery, he entered the renowned Orthodontic programme at Aarhus University in Denmark, qualifying as a specialist dentist in 2004. He is particularly interested in the cause of crooked teeth and the Aetiology of Malocclusion, he feels that when the profession understands so little, it is best to start at the bottom and work up.

Dr Yasemin Ozdemir

Dentist  GDC Number 290254

Yasemin joined the team in 2019. She qualified as a dentist in 2005 and as a Paediatric Specialist with a PhD in 2012, at Ege University in Turkiye.  In her professional life, she has worked in children’s dentistry, in particular facial growth, both at Ege University and in her private clinic for more than 10 years. She has attended significant post-graduate education particularly, concepts of Wilma Simoes and Myobrace® and has provided Functional Jaw Therapies since 2012 for young patients aged between 4-10.

Yasemin understands the importance of proper function and correct myofunctional habits in order to promote the forward growth of facial bones. She strongly believes that early interventions for the signs of malocclusion may have a great impact on the child’s overall health.


  • Comparison of Conventional versus Colored Compomers for Class II Restorations in Primary Molar: A 12-Month Clinical Study. Medical Principles and Practise, 19; No:2 (2010).
  • Management of multiple sequelae in the permanent dentition: 3 years follow-up. Dent Traumatol. 2011 Feb;27(1):67-70.
  • Associations of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-1 receptor antagonist, and IL-10 with dental caries. J Oral Sci. 2015 Mar;57(1):31-6.
  • Comparative evaluation of pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in pulpotomized primary molars. J Oral Sci. 2015 Jun;57(2):145-50. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.57.145.
  • The Role of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms on Dental Caries. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2016;40(3):211-4.

Sue Lloyd

PA to Dr Mew

Sue joined the practice in 2011 as Dr Mew’s PA.  Sue is responsible for the day to day operational management of the practice.  Sue has extensive experience of running her own small business and is friendly and approachable.  Away from the practice she enjoys photography, dancing and gardening.

Inga Klovaite

GDC registration number 232391

Myofunctional Therapist for Mewing

Inga joined the practice in 2013 as a qualified Orthodontic Nurse.  She is responsible for  ensuring the patients’ comply with their exercises. She has gained a wealth of experience in orthotropics during her time at the practice and is a valuable member of staff.  Away from the practice she enjoys reading about health and self-improvement.

Nadiya Faranz

Dental Nurse

Natalie Fillery




History of the Clinic

There has been an orthodontic clinic in Purley for nearly 40 years. The clinic was initially set up by Dr Mike Mew’s father Professor John Mew when he relocated his London clinic out of central London, Wimpole Street. His son Dr Mike Mew took over the clinic in 2014. Since 2014 Dr Mew has been working to further develop both the clinic and the treatment therapy itself. He has established a teaching and research side to the clinic, The London School of Facial Orthotropics, more information about this can be found at www.lsfo.co.uk.