Orthodontics in Catford

A significant number of individuals try and cope with the consequences of misaligned teeth, not necessarily discomfort, but largely because it can severely damage their confidence. Our smile plays a crucial role in our perception of our appearance, and this isn’t merely about superficiality, it profoundly influences our self-view.

In addition to impacting appearance, misaligned teeth can pose a significant challenge when it comes to maintaining oral hygiene. This is due to the difficulty it presents in brushing those hard-to-reach areas. The long-term effects of such a condition can be harmful to our health, resulting in conditions like gum disease and eventual tooth loss.

Numerous solutions are available for your consideration. Therefore, schedule a consultation and discuss with an expert about the recommendations they would make to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

The period required to rectify misaligned teeth using permanent braces typically ranges from 18 months to two years. Regular consultations are necessary to modify the wire, facilitating specific movements of the teeth. During every visit, the rubber bands that connect the wire to each metallic bracket will be replaced. These rubber bands are available in diverse colours, and a lot of our younger clients delight in interchangeably selecting different colours for each visit. However, for a less noticeable appearance, we offer clear or silver bands.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Enhanced Oral Health

Consulting a dentist regularly can significantly improve your oral health and general wellbeing. Food particles lodged in crooked teeth contribute to plaque accumulation, which can result in tooth decay and gum diseases. Misaligned or overcrowded teeth also increase the likelihood of tooth loss and damage to the jawbone.

Teeth Protection

Problems concerning the development of a child’s teeth and jaw can become noticeable at an early age. Immediate intervention can aid in correcting the growth patterns of their upper and lower jaws, guaranteeing enough space for multiple permanent teeth to emerge. Failing to address these issues could restrict the child’s ability to eat certain food and potentially lead to malnutrition. Hence, it’s vital to tackle these dental and jaw growth issues to avoid malnutrition.

Self-Confidence Boost

You could be very self-conscious about your teeth, and this restricts you from expressing happiness via smiling or laughing. You may even conceal your mouth, avoiding displaying your smile in photographs. Nonetheless, orthodontic treatments can greatly improve your quality of life. It is beneficial to start these treatments early in life to lessen the need for more severe procedures. The benefits of orthodontic therapy go beyond merely enhancing your smile, providing other perks as well. The main objective of braces is to foster improved oral health.

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

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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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Dulwich Dental Office is a renowned clinic that delivers a high-quality dental care service in East Dulwich. Call: 0208 6933339

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