Orthodontic Care in Lewisham

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that is geared towards restructuring teeth and improving the bite. Traditionally, it involved the use of wires and brackets that create pressure to shift the teeth into the desired position. In recent years, the technology has made leaps and bounds; treatments are now shorter and more pleasant than they used to be.

For those who have issues with how their upper and lower teeth fit together, orthodontic treatment is a valuable option. To ensure successful treatment, the patient must have good dental hygiene and visit the practice regularly for examinations and adjustments. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, the treatment can take between a few months to a year, and once completed, permanent retention will guarantee that the teeth remain in their new positions.

Orthodontic treatment is beneficial due to the fact that it improves the overall health of your teeth. When your bite is correctly lined up and your teeth are correctly positioned, there are fewer crevices and places for food to become stuck and tartar to accumulate, causing decay. In this way, orthodontics is a long-term investment in your dental health.

Our knowledgeable professionals at Dulwich Dental Office, located near Lewisham can attend to all types of orthodontics treatments.

Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment

Improved Oral Health

Going to the dentist can be beneficial for both your oral health and your general wellbeing. If there are gaps between your teeth, food particles can get stuck, leading to plaque build-up, which can cause cavities and gum disease. Additionally, if your teeth are misaligned or too close together, it can put you at a higher risk of losing your teeth or having damage to your jawbone.

Protect Your Teeth

It may be apparent at a young age that a child has problems with the alignment of their teeth and the growth of their jaw. Quick action can stop the growth of the upper and lower jaws and give room for the coming of permanent teeth. If the ability to chew is not addressed, there is a risk of experiencing nutritional deficiencies.

Boosting Your Self-Confidence

Your emotions can make you anxious or embarrassed, which stops you from smiling or even socialising. You may cover your mouth and not show your smile in pictures. Remedial treatment can enhance your way of life. The most ideal opportunity to begin treatment is as quickly as possible, as it will reduce the requirement for any intrusive treatments. Orthodontic treatment not only helps to improve your smile, it has a positive impact on your life, not to mention your 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

Dr. Akruti 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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