Buck Teeth

When your upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth, this is referred to in dentistry as an overjet, or socially as “buck teeth.”

Fix buck teeth forever

We understand better than most if you are concerned about big front teeth sticking out. With smile problems like this, we would advise seeing a specialist in teeth and jaw alignment – and you’re in luck, here at The Gentle Dental we offer a range of fast treatments for dental profusion in East Molesey, Surrey.

The Treatment

The Cost

  • Invisalign £3,500 + FREE cosmetic treatment
  • Six Month Smiles from £1,999
  • Inman Aligners from £1,799
  • Pay as little as £37.46 a month with finance
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The Practice

  • Based conveniently in East Molesey (KT8 0DL)
  • Free parking available on site
  • Rated 4.9 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Open weekends and evenings

Your Dentist

  • 25+ years of experience fixing malocclusions
  • The go-to orthodontist for Class II cases
  • Platinum Provider of Invisalign
  • Thousands of smiles straightened

Invisalign Cases & Reviews

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Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won’t regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn’t speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven’t guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants – 3 New Teeth – June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn’t want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards – it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle – don’t waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign’s. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can’t thank this practice enough for all their help. I don’t post reviews very often, so when I do, it’s because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai’s priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I’m delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn’t an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

Quick contact

Orthodontic consultations

Our Platinum Invis Provider Dr Rifai will personally take the time to plan your treatment with unbelievable accuracy that ensures the final result is the best for a long-term harmonious, attractive and functioning smile. 

What your consultation with expert Invisalign dentist, Dr Ali Rifai:


1. Comprehensive Assessment

In-depth look at your alignment, bite and how the upper and lower teeth meet.

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2. Full Smile Evaluation

Assess your facial profile and the position of your lips and chin to teeth.


3. 5D iTero Scan

Diagnosing the health of enamel using near-infrared imaging of teeth.


4. Simulation Technology

To accurately visualise the results of your smile following treatment. 


Why do I have buck teeth?

One of the most common causes of buck teeth in adults is thumb sucking – but it can also be genetic. 

A naturally occurring condition, protruding or big front teeth affects many of us and can often make you feel bad or embarrassed about your smile – there’s even a dedicated Quora feed asking If Buck Teeth are Attractive.

Although some people are happy to embrace their imperfections, others are not – and likely you wouldn’t be reading this page if you felt 100% confident with your smile. 

And if that’s the case, we’re sorry to hear that the thought of smiling might make you feel uncomfortable, and we can help change that.

Plus, we’re likely the best local dental practice to take this journey with. See what you get for FREE with our Comprehensive Invisalign package.

  • Thumb-sucking
  • From sucking a dummy or pacifier
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Genetics
  • Missing teeth, additional teeth or impacted teeth

The two conditions are often confused for each other.

Overbites define a vertical misalignment, where an overjet (buck teeth) causes horizontal misalignment. 

Those affected by an overbite will see their upper teeth pointing down, whereas an overjet will point and protrude the teeth diagonally. 

It is also completely possible to suffer from the two conditions at the same time. 

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It only takes 2 minutes to apply and you’ll get an answer immediately – applying for a loan has never been easier. 0% finance is available for many treatments up to £30,000. Credit decisions will be subject to individual circumstances. You must be over 18 and earn an income to apply.

Treatments for Protruding Teeth

With experienced orthodontists and cosmetic dentists at our practice, we’re able to offer several innovative treatments faster than traditional metal braces, which many of our adult patients want to avoid at all costs.

View all of our orthodontic treatment options for big front teeth here – all of which are discreet, invisible-like systems that allow you to correct your misalignment problem privately and comfortably. 

Many people underestimate the power of Invisalign and as Platinum Invisalign dentists, you can trust us when we tell you that correcting overjets and protruding is absolutely possible with Invisalign clear aligners – it’s also supports both upper and lower arches.

We can specially craft and design your Invisalign trays to correct protruding teeth and give you a straighter smile in just 12 months.


Buck teeth do not have to be corrected using metal braces.

In fact, many of our orthodontists and Invis dentists at the Gentle Dental use clear aligner technology to straighten teeth without uncomfortable brackets or wires.

With Invisalign, we can create aligners that focus on certain areas of the smile, and will use a series of aligners to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

The length your treatment will depend on the system you choose, the extent of your issue and what dentist you choose.

For example, here are some typical timelines for common buck teeth conditions:

  • Invisalign: 6-12 months
  • 6 Month Smiles: 6 months
  • Lingual braces: 12 months
  • Inman aligners: 18 weeks

Thankfully, there are versions of Invisalign that are perfectly designed for growing mouths.

We can fix buck teeth, or protruding teeth in children with Invisalign First, which will guide their smiles into the correct positions.

Or we can wait and target the problem with fixed braces.


The consequences of ignorning buck teeth

Whilst many people will leave the condition untreated, many dentists would disagree and tell you that protruding teeth should not be ignored.

An overbite can cause several problems including:

  • Speech impediments and lisps
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty chewing and eating
  • Damage to neighbouring teeth and gums
  • Pain in the jaw when chewing or biting
  • Change in facial structure and appearance

As dentists, we would tell you to correct your malocclusion as soon as possible – this is because patients often face problems down the line that affect their bite and functionality. 

For example, conditions like tooth movement and gum disease are common for those living with overjets.

Call us today for help 020 8224 7562.

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