Orthodontics in Thornton Heath

Orthodontics presents a productive, long-lasting strategy for aligning your teeth and rectifying your bite. This specialty field within dentistry emphasises the alignment and straightening of teeth through the utilisation of wires and brackets, exerting pressure on the teeth to shift them to a straighter position. This area of expertise has developed significantly over the years, and present-day treatments are much quicker and more pleasant than previous methods.

Individuals experiencing issues with their dental alignment or how their upper and lower teeth meet should think about undergoing orthodontic procedures. Such treatment requires the patient’s commitment to maintain excellent oral hygiene and frequent consultations with fine-tuning at the dental clinic. The duration of the treatment, which guarantees a positive outcome, varies from a few months to a year, depending on the severity of the teeth misalignment. With the application of a fixed permanent retainer, you can have confidence that your teeth will remain in place once the treatment concludes.

The main advantage of undergoing orthodontic procedures is that well-aligned teeth contribute to better oral health. When your teeth are straight and your bite is correctly aligned, there are fewer crevices and spaces where food particles can hide and plaque can accumulate, which leads to tooth decay. Therefore, orthodontics can be viewed as a long-term commitment to maintaining your dental health.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment


Enhanced Oral Health

A dentist can greatly enhance your overall health and oral cleanliness. Food which remains stuck in improperly aligned teeth can result in plaque accumulation, which in turn can cause tooth decay and gum disease. If your teeth are crowded or incorrectly positioned in your mouth, there is a greater risk of tooth and jawbone loss.

Teeth Protection

Problems concerning your child’s teeth alignment and jaw expansion could start becoming apparent from a very young age. If addressed promptly, this can prevent incorrect growth of the upper and lower jaw, facilitating a smoother appearance of many permanent teeth. If the problem is ignored, there is a potential danger of malnutrition.

Self-Confidence Boost

You may feel self-conscious about your smile, not feeling confident to smile or laugh in public. You may hide your smile, even refusing to reveal it in photographs. Our expert team are here to make you smile proudly again. Starting the treatment early minimises the need for more invasive procedures. Braces serve as the primary orthodontic remedy for bettering oral health. Orthodontics can offer benefits beyond merely refining 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


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Dr. Cavan Ho


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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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