About us

About us

Meet Our Team

Our purpose is your smile. At Ely Smiles Braces, we share our culture, our expertise, and our hearts with each and every patient we see.

Cambridge orthodontist

Dr Stefan Abela


Founded and managed by Dr. Stefan Abela and focuses exclusively and solely on orthodontic treatment on both developing and growing patients as well as adults.

Dr Stefan Abela is a Registered Specialist in Orthodontics. Dr Stefan is also a Consultant in Orthodontics and an International speaker and has received awards for winning research projects.

Dr Specialises and has greater interest in invisible teeth straightening.

To date he has obtained the following Qualifications: BChD, MFDS RCS Eng, MSc, MOrth RCS Ed, GCAP, AHEA, FDS Orth RCS Ed.

Dr Stefan has a vast knowledge and experience in orthodontics. He has successfully treated over a 2000 cases. Dr Stefan also teaches Invisalign skills to dentists in the training programme aspiring to become specialists in this field.

Dr Stefan is a Platinum provider for Invisalign, highlighting his expertise and clinical knowledge in treating all kinds of bites and jaw problems with Invisalign.

He has published multiple international peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
Dr Stefan pays great attention to detail and loves to work together with patients to deliver treatments to the highest standard.

Mr Andrew Sidebottom

BDS (Hons), FDSRCS (Eng), MBChB (Hons), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS)

I have been an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery consultant in Nottingham (Queens Medical Centre) since 2001 having completed higher specialist training (CCST) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and gained the gold medal for the exit FRCS in 2000

I am on the specialist list for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also on the Specialist list for Oral Surgery. I have both dental and medical degrees and dual fellowships of the Royal College of surgeons.

I have focused my consultant career on developing a practice which specialises in TMJ pain management and Facial Deformity and have a large tertiary referral practice in this area. I have been the NICE (2009, 2014) and NHS England adviser for TMJ replacement, BAOMS Clinical Lead (2012-2017) for TMJ and associate editor of BJOMS (2009-2019).

I have over 80 publications and 28 book chapters including the 42 edition of Grays Anatomy and have carried out the most TMJ replacement surgeries in Europe.

Private Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

I work at BMI Park Hospital (2001-date) and Spire Nottingham Hospital (2017-date) delivering oral and maxillofacial surgery services with specialist interest in TMJ and facial deformity/orthognathic surgery.

Dental Implants

I am fully conversant with primary placement of dental implants and the provision of pre-prosthetic bone and soft tissue surgery to both augment the ridge and fill the facial sinuses using autogenous and artificial bone. I am happy to provide both a supportive surgery role in provision of adequate bone foundation or to place the implants with the dental practitioner providing the restorative solution.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

I have been trained in facial cosmetic surgery and carry this out on a private basis. This links well with my facial deformity surgery as the latter provides a much clearer insight into the underlying bony architectural changes which can be made without altering the overlying skin. My specialisation in facial surgery and anatomy provides a unique insight into the appropriate management of the subtle changes which are required to give excellent cosmetic outcomes.

Dr Andrew Sidebottom
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