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We are the No. 1 Specialised Orthodontic Lab in the UK.

Ashford is the #1 orthodontic laboratory in the UK with a reputation for exceptional customer service and high-quality products. With a customer base across the UK, the Ashford facility has expanded since joining the ALS group with significant investment in new technology to enable advanced production techniques.

*Based on our state-of-the-art 24,000 sq ft facility

Our Story

In 2001, director Sean Thompson created Ashford Orthodontics in pursuit of his long-standing desire to run a first-class specialised orthodontic laboratory.

Over 70 staff, four facilities and hundreds of clients later, Ashford has gone from strength to strength with consistent year-on-year growth, now servicing a majority of NHS contract holding practices.

Our Team

Craig Stevens

Laboratory Director

Dave Newton 

Production Manager

Paul Newton

Production Manager

Kaley Boreham

Operations Development Manager

Layla Maratty

Operations Manager

Neil Briggs

Facilities Manager

Sarah Brown

Events and Sales Support Manager

Hannah Bird

Operations Team Leader

Nathan Connolly 

Essix Team Leader

Kye Horn

Operations Team Leader

Kelly Hammond

Essix Team Leader

Gary Maratty

Plaster Room Team Leader

Richie Lloyd

Technical Team Leader

Steph Mitcheson

Technical Team Leader


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“I have bounced around trying various ortho labs over the last 10 years trying to get the level of service I need to run a busy mixed ortho practice. So it has been a relief to have found Ashford – a dedicated Ortho specialist Lab who are always two steps ahead of the field, and genuinely good folk too. I would recommend them to all my colleagues.”

Rhu McKelvey

Beam Orthodontics

We wouldn’t go anywhere else…

"We’ve worked with Ashford for many years now. We wouldn’t go anywhere else. Their service, products and the team there are exceptional."

Gavin Bennett

Queensway Orthodontics