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Specialist orthodontics

in Surrey

Discreet teeth straightening with Invisalign®

If you’ve always felt you missed out on braces as a teenager, or you’ve noticed your teeth becoming more crowded in recent years, you don’t have to put up with crooked teeth – or resign yourself to unsightly metal braces. With Invisalign, our specialist orthodontist, James Grant can offer a solution that is completely metal-free. Invisalign’s revolutionary, removable system of near-invisible aligners allows you to get the dental treatment you need without anyone noticing. If you’re interested in getting Invisalign in Surrey, book an Invisalign consultation at Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre and let’s start the journey together.

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Lingual braces in Surrey

If your lifestyle means that conspicuous metal braces are out of the question, our specialist orthodontist in Surrey can offer lingual braces as a discreet solution. Lingual braces work just like fixed metal braces – except that they are attached to the tongue-facing side of your teeth, so they are almost completely hidden from view. Unlike cosmetic brace systems that only address problems with the front ‘smiling’ teeth, lingual braces are suitable for a wider range of orthodontic problems, including malocclusion, or a bad bite.

Braces for adults and children

There is a reason traditional metal braces have been used for so many decades – they enable dentists to precisely control the movement of teeth, and deliver predictable results. Fixed metal braces – which are available with white or coloured brackets – offer a cost-effective solution for younger patients, and are ideal for adults whose orthodontic needs cannot be treated using cosmetic braces. At Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, our specialist orthodontist will recommend the best solution for your needs. Where appropriate, we also offer early orthodontic assessments and treatment for children aged around seven years old, which can often reduce or eliminate the need for braces in the future.

Adult Braces
James Grant

James Grant

Consultant Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Hons) (Lond), MSc, MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Eng), FDS Orth RCS (Eng)
GDC Registration Number - 79762

James Grant trained at Guy's Hospital and qualified as a dentist in 2001. He became a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) in 2003.

Following postgraduate orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, James gained an MSc in Orthodontics in 2006 and qualified as specialist orthodontist (MOrth) in 2007.

He became a fellow of the Royal College in 2009. From 2010 to 2018 he worked as Consultant Orthodontist at the Children’s Hospital, Brighton and is currently Consultant Orthodontist at Western Sussex Hospital Trust in Chichester and Worthing.

James is married to Ruth and they have three children – Ed, Kiriana and Jonno. His hobbies include tennis, golf and rugby, though he only watches the latter nowadays! He also plays the guitar and enjoys the outdoor life.

FAQs

How do I know which brace system is right for me?

At Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, our patients have access to a consultant specialist orthodontist – so you can be sure you or your child will get the most up-to-date advice on the treatment that is most likely to deliver the results you want.

What does the Invisalign treatment involve?

If your dentist agrees that you’re suitable for Invisalign, you’ll begin with a consultation during which you’ll be able to see a 3D time-lapse image of your teeth before, during and after treatment. You’ll need to sit for dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab so that your bespoke Invisalign retainers can be made. Then you simply wear the retainers for the prescribed amount of time, changing them every few weeks until your treatment is complete.

How quickly can I expect results with Invisalign?

This is dependent on your individual case, but typical treatment times are around nine months. You’ll need to have a permanent retainer fitted behind your teeth after treatment to maintain the results.

Why choose lingual braces?

Lingual braces offer the best of all worlds – invisible, comfortable brackets and the ability to treat complex cases such as bite problems.

Are lingual braces comfortable?

The custom-made brackets hug your teeth to minimise discomfort. The system does feel strange in the mouth at first, but patients generally get used to it very quickly.

Will lingual braces affect my speech?

Some patients may experience a slight lisp at first, but generally lingual braces don’t cause any major problems with speech.

John HopwoodJohn Hopwood
21:03 06 Feb 24
Extremely well run Dental Practice, with experienced, skilled dentists (and Hygienists) using the latest techniques. However, for such a service, the prices are higher.
Linden HazelwoodLinden Hazelwood
20:57 04 Feb 24
I just had an amazing root canal treatment with Dr Maslinda Mohamad. Dr Maslinda explained the procedure in detail. It was completely painless throughout and took very little time. A big thankyou to Dr Maslinda.
Gordon WoodmanGordon Woodman
19:18 22 Jan 24
My dental treatment with Katherine Daley was first class. Professional, very competent and reassuring with a great sense of humour. I could not recommend her and the practice too highly.
Louise ThomasLouise Thomas
12:45 18 Jan 24
Stricklands is brilliant, everyone is friendly and they put you straight at ease especially if you are a nervous patient. I have avoided dentists for 7 years and I have now been going to Stricklands for just over a year and they are excellent every time. Would definitely recommend especially if like me you aren't the easiest patient!
Barbara JeffersBarbara Jeffers
09:41 18 Jan 24
Helpful reception staff at this practice, good dental hygiene care and thorough and professional care from my dentist. He tries to save teeth wherever he can and does not rush to extractions.
Jeremy de HalpertJeremy de Halpert
16:05 21 Dec 23
Amanda AmouiAmanda Amoui
14:07 17 Dec 23
Naomi is a credit to the practise always honest and open with any treatment or suggestions and a pleasure to see on a regular basis.
Leonie O.Leonie O.
20:40 01 Dec 23
I think I've used Stricklands for over 20 years as I always receive a great service. I'm not changing any time soon.
margaret Beckmargaret Beck
19:55 30 Nov 23
I came here a few years ago now with a number of problems which Simon Allen kindly took on. Now, with some restoration and two implants later I am thrilled with the results. Dr Allen is a brilliant dentist and has totally restored my faith in dentists. It is a pleasure to go there. In fact the whole team, root canal, implant and general staff are of the highest possible standard. I am so glad I found Stricklands.
Petras AndruskeviciusPetras Andruskevicius
19:08 17 Nov 23
Excellent service from Darren and Nicki as usual. Great advice and response to questions.
LucyLucy
08:07 16 Nov 23
Timely professional and friendly service
Tri DangTri Dang
21:00 13 Nov 23
I did my filling 39 years ago, and it is still perfect. The whole team are always so nice to me, I would highly recommend. Keep up the good work! ????
EBA Performing ArtsEBA Performing Arts
11:31 08 Nov 23
My dentist, Samantha, always makes me feel immediately at ease, providing detailed feedback about my dental heath and offering a treatment plan going forwards. I highly recommend this practice.
Claire ThomasClaire Thomas
11:47 02 Nov 23
Very customer focused , great service
CamaronbrandonCamaronbrandon
22:15 01 Nov 23
I had been referred to Stricklands by my regular dentist for a specialist scan, the staff were very helpful throughout the visit, and would happily go back if I needed to
John HurrellJohn Hurrell
16:27 26 Oct 23
I had my quarterly appointment with Nicki Steel. She is excellent. Thorough, very professional - always great results.
Louise WilkinsonLouise Wilkinson
21:01 06 Oct 23
Had a great initial appointment with Maslinder - she is extremely professional and kind. I’m a nervous patient but Maslinder managed to put me at ease and explained the options thoroughly and carefully.
Chris BoobyerChris Boobyer
12:43 22 Sep 23
We are so lucky to have this team in Haslemere. Always very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble Their service is delivered in a very professional manner. Simply excellent.
Neve AshleyNeve Ashley
19:57 12 Sep 23
The best experience at a dentist I have ever received. Organised, helpful and professional.
Mike WMike W
19:53 06 Sep 23
Excellent professional staff did a very good job
Alexander WatersAlexander Waters
20:11 24 Aug 23
A top quality experience! I would highly recommend.
Honeysuckle WeeksHoneysuckle Weeks
03:13 18 Aug 23
Diane CookDiane Cook
20:25 10 Aug 23
Always brilliant, with friendly staff from start to finish.
Libby DriscollLibby Driscoll
19:59 11 Jul 23
David JeffersDavid Jeffers
08:38 07 Jul 23
I always feel welcome at Stricklands and feel I can trust my dentist to tell me the truth about the state of my teeth. I believe he is competent in carrying out any necessary work.I have slight niggles about the information on line which feels to me like a cut and paste job which doesnt quite fit your circumstances. For instance we are told to wait outside in our car if we are early (where exactly?), we are also told that the door will be kept locked but it hasn't been on my last two visits, you say patients should be wearing face coverings but nobody was on my recent visit. I loathe and detest that online form you requst should be filled in repeatedly. It is not user friendly. There should be a paper option available.I am Barbara Jeffers not David Jeffers (we share an email address) but there is no option to explain this on your feedback form.
Ms V.Ms V.
12:31 30 Jun 23
Very pleased.. Dr. Allen is a fantastic dentist and the staff has been great.
Amanda GreenAmanda Green
20:38 29 Jun 23
A clean, bright modern practice.From the moment you walk in you are greeted by friendly staff and as a nervous patient I was put at ease in the relaxing environment.I was constantly kept informed of what was happening.
christiana RIDDLEchristiana RIDDLE
04:08 19 Jun 23
first visit, felt at ease from the start. good advice given, plan of care given . Dentist so lovely and her assistant .excellent
Sacha WallsSacha Walls
17:04 18 Jun 23
I was seen by Dr. Sam Ellis who I found extremely helpful, professional and concise in explaining what was wrong with my tooth problem and has drawn up a programme to ensure my teeth stay healthy in the future. It made me feel very confident that my teeth are now in safe hands!
yvonne andersonyvonne anderson
16:33 02 Apr 23
I have been using this dental service since 2005 and every experience I have had there has been positive. All the staff, whatever their role, are kind, helpful and effective. I could not recommend Stricklands highly enough.
Alan BrownAlan Brown
10:30 29 Mar 23
A first class dental practice. My current dental surgeon, Darren Jones, is both excellent and a pleasure to see and all the staff give first class service. Highly recommended.
Lottie Skuthe-CookLottie Skuthe-Cook
11:54 16 Feb 23
An overall great experience! Simon Allen is a fantastic dentist who's managed to rid me of my fear of dentists and the whole team is a joy to deal with. Thank you!
Kevin Adr HallKevin Adr Hall
10:18 28 Jan 23
Being a very nervous patient of anything to do with dental work, I was as usual greeted at reception with a good morning and a smile which always helps.The Treatment is always first class and carried with care.I cannot praise my dentist Samantha and my hygienist Nikki highly enough.
Caroline GibbonsCaroline Gibbons
21:04 05 Jan 23
Superb service every time. The staff are friendly, and all the treatment I've received has been extremely thorough and gentle- fantastic for a nervous patient like me!
Felicity CantFelicity Cant
08:07 05 Jan 23
I have had the same dentist since I was 5 so was initially nervous to have a new dentist. The young Irish gentleman,Gef, who has stepped into some big shoes was brilliant. Friendly and helpful, as was Sophia the hygienist.
Kate SquireKate Squire
23:27 24 Nov 22
I had a great experience for my root canal treatment. Everything was explained to me in good detail before and during the treatment, the staff were amazing and really put me at ease. Thank you so much.
Marco AttardMarco Attard
14:54 25 Apr 22
Fantastic service, the whole team were very welcoming and helpful from the start. I was there for emergency treatment with Darren Jones and both he and the team made me feel relaxed and confident in very difficult circumstances. Well done and keep up the good work! THANK YOU!
Linda TroddenLinda Trodden
12:08 14 Apr 22
I have just had an appointment for a checkup with Dr Fraser. I feel very comfortable with him and he makes you feel at ease. He also did 2 xrays and gives you detailed information of the results. He also has a very pleasant dental nurse working alongside of him. The receptionists are very friendly, I have in the past asked if they would let me know if their are any cancellations and they do so promptly. I also see Sophie the hygienist every 3 months and she advices exactly what I should be doing when cleaning my teeth I also feel very comfortable with her and she is very friendly.
Vivian YuanVivian Yuan
17:19 10 Apr 22
I got an appointment the very next day when I rang about my fallen implant tooth and it was a very good visit. The staff are very polite and helpful. Dr Frazer took an x-ray and very carefully examined my implant and the fallen tooth. Even through he could not fix it, because the implant was done in Canada, but he explained clearly to me what’s the next step to do when I get back to Canada. I was very relieved and knowing that I had the best care at the Stricklands Dental Fitness centre.
Natalie DNatalie D
21:02 30 Mar 22
Recently visited Stricklands for the first time and was very impressed by the ambience and care under Dr Fraser. I felt I was adequately equipped to make decisions about my teeth as the advice given was clear and helpful. The email contact was also clear so I knew exactly what I needed to do and when. Thanks for a great service.
Ali RoseAli Rose
13:44 02 Mar 22
Very good service. I had a regular check up to a very high standard of quality. The way they calmly talk you through the process of what they're checking for (including checking for lumps and bumps around your jaw area which they didn't used to do!), was very reassuring. The practice is in a great location and clean and light throughout. Staff on reception were very efficient, friendly and helpful. It is a bit expensive being a private dental centre (£75 for a 10min check up). Only complaint is that the wait times for appointments can be insane. My hygienist appointment was cancelled as they had COVID, her next available slot was 3 months later in the beginning of march! If your appointment has been cancelled I think they should go to greater lengths to try to get you seen sooner.
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