Orthodontics in Balham

Our clinic holds a distinct focus on Orthodontics. We take immense pride in the orthodontic procedures and services we offer to our clients, encompassing Invisalign and concealed braces. No matter your dental worries, our independent orthodontists are committed to helping you achieve your ideal smile. Schedule a consultation or explore further details about our treatment options below.

Using dental braces for aligning teeth is often the most economical and enduring method to enhance a smile. Our objective at Dulwich Dental Office is to make you feel confident about your smile, be it the shape, arrangement or hue of your teeth. The advancements in the field of brace technology have enabled us to correct your teeth alignment faster and with less discomfort than ever.

Once orthodontic care has been finished, we advise our patients to utilise retainers, as without them, the corrected teeth could slowly revert to their previous position. Using retainers following orthodontic procedures ensures your teeth remain in their corrected position, safeguarding your newly improved smile.

There are two varieties of retainers, namely permanent and detachable retainers. The permanent one is essentially a wire affixed to the rear of your teeth by the orthodontist, while the detachable one is a plastic retainer worn during the night. Both serve the same purpose of safeguarding your smile and guaranteeing its longevity for years ahead.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Enhanced Oral Health

Your dentist plays a significant role in enhancing your oral and general health. Leftover food debris nestled among misaligned teeth can escalate the buildup of plaque, a factor that leads to tooth decay and gum disease. There’s an elevated risk of losing your teeth and jawbone when your teeth are incorrectly positioned and overcrowded in your mouth.

Teeth Protection

Issues related to dental alignment and jaw growth can be noticeable even in early childhood. Timely intervention can hinder the progression of both upper and lower jaw development and ensure sufficient room for multiple permanent teeth to emerge. If untreated and the ability to chew is compromised, there’s a potential risk of malnutrition.

Self-Confidence Boost

Feeling self-conscious about your teeth can induce feelings of anxiety or embarrassment, hindering you from expressing joy through laughter or a smile. You might even hide your mouth or refrain from showing your smile in pictures. Undergoing corrective procedures can significantly enhance your quality of life. It’s most beneficial to begin these treatments at the earliest opportunity to reduce the possibility of needing more invasive procedures. Orthodontic treatment can do more than just improve your smile.

Orthodontists are primarily dentists that specialise in correcting and maintaining healthy oral and dental function. Orthodontists are trained in identifying and treating periodontal disease and misaligned teeth.

Orthodontists do the following:

  • Supervise facial growth (jawline and bite) in children
  • Diagnose and treat misaligned teeth and jaws (malocclusion)
  • Create a treatment plan that includes braces and retainers
  • Perform teeth straightening surgery
  • Install dental appliances, such as braces, palatal expanders, orthodontic headgear, or Herbst appliances

The world of orthodontics has advanced greatly since you were a child. We have several discreet and convenient treatment options available for you. For instance, you might be interested in clear braces, which are hidden out of view.

The best time to start treatment is in the early, formative years. However, with modern technology and advancements in orthodontics, you can undergo treatment even after you have become an adult.

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Meet The Dulwich Dental Office Team


Dr. Heerel Amin


Dr. Javier Perez

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Dr. Yazan Douedari

Dr Cavan Ho-

Dr. Cavan Ho


Dr. Abigail Richmond

Dr. Lily Wang

Dr. Shanil Patel

Dr. Akruti Patel


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Years Combined Experience


Satisfaction Rate


The Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Nurses & Especially the Receptionist staff are very Polite, Friendly & most importantly they try to fit you in quickly in the event of an emergency. Recently I couldn’t get the time of work for an emergency appointment for my 81 year old Mum so I called an Uber for her & told the receptionist this. The young Black Lady called me when she ordered & place my Mother in a cab – so she went above & beyond her duties with a lot of Customer Care & Respect for my Mother- Thank You so much

Zehra M.

Friendly staff and a very good turn around for appointments , next step to meet the hygienist if he’s as lovely as the rest of the staff it will be great

Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

A great surgery; Dr Cavan in particular spent time with me to make sure my new night guards fitted well and were up to the job

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

Dr. Cavan is super attentive and thoughtful and great at putting is patients at ease. I hate going to the dentist but havent dreaded it once. Everyone is super friendly and clinic is nice. I could not recommend more.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.




We have a range of core therapies, from bridges, crowns, root canal and dentures through to Oral Cancer Screening.



These treatments use specalist technology, need more involved care, or are for a specific group of patients, like children.


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