Orthodontics in Peckham

Orthodontics offers a proficient solution for aligning your teeth and rectifying your bite. It’s a specialised area in dentistry dedicated to aligning and straightening teeth through the use of wires and brackets which exert pressure on the teeth to shift them into a specific position. The field has evolved over the years, and presently, the treatment duration is significantly reduced and far more comfortable than before.

Individuals experiencing issues with their bite or the alignment of their upper and lower teeth might want to think about undergoing orthodontic procedures. Such treatments demand consistent oral cleanliness from the patient and routine appointments to the dental office for monitoring and modifications. The duration of the treatment, which is dependent on the degree of realignment needed for your teeth, can range from a few months to a year, promising great results. With the benefit of steady permanent retention, you can have the confidence that your teeth will remain in place once the treatment concludes.

The primary advantage of undergoing orthodontic treatment is that it leads to healthier teeth due to improved alignment. When your teeth are properly aligned and straight, there are fewer crevices and spaces where food can become lodged and plaque can accumulate, leading to tooth decay.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Enhanced Oral Health

Teeth alignment is a great solution for both grown-ups and younger individuals. If you’re contemplating orthodontic procedures, our highly experienced dentist will carefully evaluate your oral condition, addressing all your queries and explaining the procedure properly. Subsequently, a customised oral care plan will be constructed for you or your child in collaboration with the dentist.

If you have regular check up’s, you’ll notice a steady improvement in your oral hygiene and overall health. The presence of food debris stuck between misaligned teeth can enhance the buildup of plaque, leading to tooth decay and gum problems. When your teeth are incorrectly aligned or overcrowded, the risk of tooth loss and jawbone damage escalates.

Teeth Protection

Issues related to dental alignment and jaw growth can become apparent while a child is still quite young. Taking early action can assist in rectifying the growth of their upper and lower jaws and ensure there’s sufficient room for several permanent teeth to come through. If unaddressed, the inability to consume certain foods could potentially result in malnutrition. Therefore, it’s crucial to resolve these problems as soon as possible.

Self-Confidence Boost

If you are self-conscious about your smile, this can prevent you from smiling or laughing. You might even hide your mouth when talking to someone, or having your picture taken. However, orthodontic care can significantly enhance your lifestyle. It’s most effective to begin such treatments at a young age to minimise the requirement for more intensive procedures. The scope of orthodontic therapy extends beyond just improving your smile, offering additional advantages as well. Primarily, the purpose of braces is to promote better dental 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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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.




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