Correcting Bite Problems & "Buck Teeth" For Good

Overbites, underbites, cross bites and open bites are very common and can be easily treated here at our practice in East Molesey. 

Correcting Overbites

Overbites and underbites are very treatable. 

We are one of Surrey’s top dentists offering the latest orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. We are an Invisalign Platinum Provider, meaning we treat more than 200+ patients with Invisalign per year.

Please call 020 8224 7562 for more information.

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“We treat many patients who are uncomfortable or embarrassed about their overbite… Please don’t be; it is a very treatable condition. My patients have seen amazing results in less than 6 months.” Dr Ali Rifai

The Practice

  • Based in East Molesey
  • Free parking outside the practice
  • Overbite patients rated us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Open till late Mon & Thurs

Highly Rated Orthodontists

  • 25+ years of experience fixing overbites
  • The go-to dentist for class II malocclusions
  • Platinum Providers of Invisalign
  • Minimum of 200 Invis cases annually
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!

Free Invisalign Consultation

Considering straightening your smile with Invisalign? Request a consultation for free so we can assess if it’s right for your bite. 

How bad a problem is an under/overbite?

The severity of an underbite is primarily determined by the size of the protrusion. 

The NHS have grades 1-4 but basically the larger the protrusion (over 4mm) the greater the possibility of having difficulties. These can include

  • Chewing or biting down on food
  • Talking or pronouncing certain words or syllables
  •  Side of face or jaw pain as the jaw is misaligned
  • Possible nipping of gums or lips
  • Slight facial appearance distortions 
  • Gum disease

An overjet is when the upper front teeth protrude outwards, this can often be referred to as buck teeth where the horizontal relationship between the upper and lower incisors.

This dental condition is characterised by the lower teeth extending outwards further than the teeth located in the upper jaw.

These are often referred to as a Class III malocclusion, which can create a bulldog-like appearance.

Both are often caused by genetics as the condition is hereditary. However, overbites can also be caused by bad habits such as thumb sucking.

Other causes of the condition include teeth grinding and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

Underbite causes:

Some people develop an underbite naturally. There is no other reason than genetics; they were born that way.

Other people may have classically sucked their thumb, forcing upper teeth to protrude as the thumb hinders natural growth.

A dummy or child, pacifiers can also cause over and underbites if used to pass the age of three in children.

Another cause could be an early injury to the jaw. When the jaw bones heal incorrectly, the teeth will no longer align naturally, causing a protrusion

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Underbite treatment

Once our orthodontist has examined your teeth and gums, they will most likely recommend one of three procedures:

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Fixed braces

Fixed braces, traditional braces, or train tracks as they used to be known, have improved over the years and now come in various front and behind-the-teeth styles. They also come in a variety of colours. They are fixed onto the teeth. In addition, other clear-fixed and lingual braces to choose from that are cheaper. 

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Invisible braces like Invisalign come in a wide range, Full, Lite, i7 & Teen Clear Aligners. Invisalign are clear plastic braces that can be removed. This is because you replace last week's retainer with a new 'mould' as the treatment progresses. This process moves your teeth into the desired shape.

For happy, healthy smiles

Jaw surgery

Jaw surgery is reserved for severe overbites that cannot be corrected with traditional orthodontic treatments. This is an expensive process. Some people develop an underbite naturally. Other people may have classically sucked their thumb, which forces upper teeth to protrude.

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