September 6, 2022

If you’re considering straightening your teeth, you’ll want to make sure you have the best orthodontists in London to choose from. Here are our top tips for finding a patient-orthodontist match made in heaven.


Find an orthodontist who knows their stuff

Access to specialists should be a crucial consideration in your search for the best orthodontists in London. This is a foolproof way to ensure you’re being treated by the very best. 


A specialist orthodontist is a dentist who has undertaken extensive training – three extra years worth, to be exact. They are experts in all aspects of orthodontic treatment – the area of dentistry concerned with misaligned, irregular teeth and jaws. 


Ten Dental is a London private dentist with three specialist orthodontists across our Clapham, Balham, and Wandsworth practices.

Consider the range of treatments available

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, the world is your oyster! There are multiple treatments to choose from, and the kind you select is (almost) entirely up to you. 

The only caveat to this is the severity of your misalignment. In some more complex cases, metal braces may be the only viable solution to create your desired result. 

When choosing from the best orthodontists in London, you should ensure that they offer a broad range of options for you to choose from. That way, you’ll know you’re getting exactly what you want. 

As a London private dentist, we offer a wide range of treatment options including:



This advanced technology straightens teeth using a series of almost invisible, removable aligners that are tailor-made for your teeth. 


Treatment is discreet, convenient and comfortable; each aligner needs to be worn for 20-22 hours a day and should be replaced every two weeks as your teeth gradually move towards the desired position. 


Before you start Invisalign treatment, we will even take a 3D scan of your mouth to show you a simulation of what your smile could look like once complete!


Ceramic braces

Tooth-coloured braces are another discreet choice that may be more suitable for some orthodontic cases, such as crowding or spacing. 


Although they are more visible than Invisalign, the stain-resistant ceramic material and reflective wires keep things as subtle as possible. 


Treatment times can be faster with fixed braces, so they can be a good choice if you want to save time.


Metal braces

Traditional, metal ‘train track’ braces are an effective option for all patients – not just teenagers! 


Metal braces are a popular option for patients who can’t access NHS treatment because the crowding is too mild. 


Invisalign and ceramic braces are more costly options, so metal braces are the best option for a perfectly straight smile on a budget.


Lingual braces

Lingual braces are attached to the back of your teeth, making them virtually invisible to others. They achieve the complex teeth movement of traditional braces without the unsightly wires, potential enamel damage or discoloration. 


Whilst these are the most popular orthodontic treatments at Ten Dental, we also offer Six Month Smiles, Inman aligners, and CFast braces. You can learn more about our full range of options here.


Consultations are key

Always ensure that your orthodontist of choice offers you a consultation before your treatment begins. This is the perfect chance for you to speak through your options and make an informed decision about the right one for you.


At Ten Dental, we always schedule a consultation with our patients before any treatment. We’ll take detailed scans of your mouth and work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan. 


There’s no need to travel for treatment

Ten Dental is a London private dentist with state-of-the-art clinics in Clapham, Balham, and Wandsworth.


We’re accepting new patients! You can start treatment with a specialist orthodontist right away – there are no long waiting lists. Book a consultation today to kickstart your journey towards a straighter smile.