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Orthodontic treatment moves teeth to create a better functioning bite with improved appearance.

We are able to provide short duration orthodontic treatment for suitable patients on a private basis. We can also refer more complicated cases, and those severe enough for NHS funded treatment to local orthodontic colleagues.

If you are interested in a consultation for how to straighten teeth you can book in
Adults with minor to moderate can be treated at Beckenham Dental. Severe cases we can liaise with a local Orthodontist to set up a treatment plan.

Children can be referred to our local NHS orthodontic referral centre.

There are a few systems out there to straighten teeth. You can have the conventional way of using fixed brackets or the clear way of using Invisalign.

The dentist will discuss your options after a consultation

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of removable, clear aligners that gently move teeth into a more properly aligned position. This revolutionary orthodontic system lets you have the teeth straightening treatment you want, without the embarrassment of a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. The average treatment time is about 1 year, although the treatment period may vary depending on the individual orthodontic case.

What can you expect from the Invisalign Treatment Process?

  • An impression of your teeth will be obtained even before any treatment planning takes place, to make sure that your teeth can be straightened using Invisalign.
  • Upon confirmation that you can take advantage of this cutting-edge system, a detailed virtual 3D treatment plan (ClinCheck) will be developed and presented to you.
  • ClinCheck will show you the projected series of movements your teeth will be planned to go through during the course of the orthodontic treatment, so you can see for yourself what the end-result will be after Invisalign– even before the actual treatment starts.
  • You will start the treatment by wearing the virtually invisible, removable aligners in 2-week periods. Your teeth will gradually move into the desired position as the treatment progresses. During the treatment period, you will be asked to come in for regular checkups to monitor the teeth straightening progress, until the desired result is achieved.

What Problems can be solved by the Invisalign System?

These are some of the most common concerns that can be improved by Invisalign:

  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Widely-spaced teeth
  • Deep bites
  • Under bites
  • Cross bite

What are the Advantages of an Invisalign Treatment?

Invisible Treatment – Invisalign lets you have your orthodontic treatment without the obvious metal parts that are included in conventional dental braces. The clear, virtually invisible aligners will work on moving your teeth into better alignment in a discreet manner – you can keep your orthodontic treatment a secret from anyone else if you wish to do so!

Effective Teeth Straightening – Your teeth will gradually be moved into the desired better alignment in about one year’s time (depending on the individual orthodontic case). You will also be able to visualise what you will look like after the treatment, BEFORE the treatment starts, with the help of the virtual 3D treatment plan.

Convenience & Comfort– The aligners are easily removable, so you can conveniently take them out before meals so you can enjoy your food even more. You can also remove the aligners before brushing your teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene while undergoing your orthodontic treatment. The aligners are made of a smooth material, so there are no sharp metal parts inside your mouth as you straighten your teeth.

Frees Up your Schedule – You will only need to go for dental visits every four to six weeks, so your schedule is not tied unnecessarily to your orthodontic treatment. Your schedule is left more flexible for other life events or occasions.

About us

Our practice has been established since 1973 and we are a committed team of 11 dentists, 5 hygienists and dental nurses dedicated to providing high quality dental care to our patients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We realise that to many patients continuity is an important consideration. The last thing they want is a different dentist at every visit. We have an incredibly loyal and motivated team, which between them have almost 200 years of service to the practice.

The practice ethos has always been to promote dental health by prevention, whilst repairing the results of time and decay to the highest standard. Combined there is a huge range of experience and expertise to call upon so if you have a specific need there will always be some one within the practice to fulfil it.

What people say about our Treatments

Nice clean practice, polite and patient staff (yes I was late), Doctor Witter was reassuring, gentle and explained everything to me. Thanks I won't leave it so long until the next time!!!

Chris Scott

I had an excellent experience at Beckenham Dental. Dr. Sharman was amazing. He has a very calm and reassuring bedside manner that made it so much easier to relax. I had a root canal performed and he was so patient in answering all of my questions and concerns.

John Ferraro

I have been a patient at this practice for around 13 months now and can't recommend it highly enough. Dr Sharman is both patient and reassuring in his approach, and was able to rectify an issue that was missed by my previous practice.

Sean Townsend

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Call 0208 650 1209 to book an appointment.