Dr Steffen Decker, our lead orthodontic specialist, says he is fortunate and grateful to have orthodontics as a profession and finds it uniquely rewarding. A good orthodontist must possess several attributes; a keen eye for angles and spatial relationship, good listening and communication skills and the ability to balance theoretical and practical concerns.
Steffen has completed his primary dental training and his specialist training in Germany, Switzerland and America. He is well trained in interceptive early treatment starting at the age of 7 and has completed over 2700 cases in early intervention in his 12 years of practice.
From classical functional devices like twin block to more modern approaches like Invisalign First – he is able to choose the best solution for each child's orthodontic needs.
His passion for invisible treatment options like Invisalign and lingual braces and his expertise is unrivalled. Dr Steffen enjoys teaching and lecturing all over the world in the field of orthodontics. In 2017 he was awarded world number 1 lingual Incognito Provider and since 2021 he belongs to the TOP 1% Invisalign Kids &Teen Providers in Europe, Middle East and North Africa and was awarded the Diamond Apex Status.
As a dedicated parent to three boys himself he knows how to establish rapport with children and developed a practice philosophy that involves patients in his or her own treatment, which contributes to great patient compliance and excellent results.
Dr Steffen Decker is one of the worlds leading lingual orthodontists. He has treated over 1300 lingual orthodontic patients and was a member of the global advisory board for 3M and their clinical advisor for Western Europe. He is the director of two MSc Programs at the City of London Dental School and Bolton University. Dr. Steffen is also an Official Invisalign Clinical Speaker lecturing world wide.
Further Dr. Decker is a well experienced Invisalign® provider and undertook a Master in Aligner Therapy. His focus is especially invisalign first for kids under 10 years and Invisalign Teen.
Dr. Steffen only uses the most advanced technology and techniques to deliver the highest quality of care for his patients. This involves using digital smile design, intra-oral digital scanning and treatment outcome simulation in order to ensure his patients receive the best results.
Raman qualified from School of Dentistry at Birmingham University in 1998. He has passed examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons and has a Masters in Orthodontics from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, where he was trained in interceptive orthodontics by one of the world renowned professors Birte Melson.
Raman is an Invisalign Diamond Apex Provider Doctor and Clinical Speaker for Invisalign. He has trained over 4000 dentists and orthodontists in the Invisalign system across Europe. Raman has been an Invisalign provider since 2008 and has treated over 2000 Invisalign cases to date. Raman has written and contributed to numerous publications and orthodontic literature. He authored the Invisalign master class series for Orthodontic Practice to showcase treatments requiring orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.
Raman has trained at the prestigious Spear Institute in the USA and is an advocate of Facially Driven Treatment planning where a holistic approach is taken in positioning the teeth that respects the patient’s aesthetics, function, structural and biological needs.