Advanced Dentistry

Dental occlusion

Did you know that underbites and overbites not only look unsightly, but that they can cause pain, tooth damage and even the loss of teeth? We can diagnose a misaligned bite, known as dental malocclusion, and provide a range of treatments to help your jaw muscles, joints and teeth to work together in harmony.

Spot the signs

An unbalanced bite can cause a range of issues, some of which you might not even realise are related to your teeth. If any of these symptoms feel familiar, then talk to us about treatment today:

  • Tender or aching teeth
  • Crooked teeth that are heavily worn or constantly breaking, fillings that fracture or crowns that work loose
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Clicking, crunching jaw pain, including pain in your jaw joints and pain while opening or close your mouth
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), which can cause headaches, neck and shoulder pain
  • Pain or discomfort on the side of your face around your ears or jaw joints
  • Teeth grinding, which can happen while people are sleeping. Signs of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, include pain, tenderness or a stiff jaw when biting your teeth together

    Your jaw deserves more

    We can offer you a range of treatments, depending on your individual issues and needs. Some of our treatment options include:

    Tooth straightening or adjustment

    Using orthodontic treatments such as braces or aligners to reposition teeth and jaws.

    Explore our range of orthodontic options

     Bite guards

    Bite guards prevent people from grinding their teeth at night, which can cause tooth and jaw pain, as well as damage to your teeth.

    Tooth replacement

    When teeth are missing, it can lead to uneven pressure being placed on the jaw, misalignment and bite problems. Dental implants, bridges or dentures can fill gaps and distribute pressure across your teeth, often resulting in instant relief.

    See how we can replace missing teeth


    While medication can’t provide the long-term results offered by dental treatment, we can suggest medication to help provide temporary relief.

    Diet and corrective exercises

    We can provide you with a range of exercises, along with guidance on a ‘soft diet’, you can follow to help put less stress on your joints and reduce pain. 

      Put your trust in us

      All of our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our team boasts specialist skills in complex dental procedures, using the latest evidence-based technology.



      We pride ourselves on offering competitive prices, without compromising on quality here at The Oxford Smile Clinics. We also offer 0% Finance options and flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost of your treatment.

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      Complete care 

      You’re our number one priority, which is why we’d love to invite you to join our complete care plan. We’ll provide you with personalised, routine care to keep you healthy and your smile looking perfect, all for a small monthly fee.

      Patient Experience

      Delivering first class experiences

      Our team take pride in providing great care to ensure that your visit is as relaxing as it can be. We want you to feel at home in our warm and friendly clinic.

      Patient Experience

      Delivering first class experiences

      Our team take pride in providing great care to ensure that your visit is as relaxing as it can be. We want you to feel at home in our warm and friendly clinic.


      What causes tooth decay and broken teeth in the first place?

      People might need root canal treatment for a range of reasons, from tooth decay to leaky fillings and trauma to a tooth following an accident or injury to the mouth.

      What happens during a root canal treatment?

      The bacteria in the root canal is removed and the infection is treated. The root canal is then filled, and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.

      I’ve heard that root canals are painful: how much does it hurt?

      Root canal treatment is usually performed under local anaesthetic meaning that it is no more uncomfortable than having a filling. You may feel a little tenderness immediately after your treatment, but this should lessen and disappear after a few days.

      Will I have to change my routine after having root canal treatment?

      To help your teeth heal after your treatment, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene. We also recommend avoiding smoking, fizzy drinks and sugary treats, along with foods that are hard to bite.

      What will my tooth look like after the root canal?

      In the past, most teeth that underwent root canal treatment would darken. However, with advances in techniques, there are several treatments that can restore the natural colour of your teeth and complete your smile.