Crooked & Uneven Teeth

If your teeth are crooked, uneven or overcrowded you could develop conditions like gum disease later down the line.

Align Crooked Teeth in 18 Weeks

For some, disliking the appearance of their teeth is a good enough reason for a change. And cosmetic dentists and orthodontists, we understand how insecure and embarrassed crooked teeth make our patients feel. 

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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“I understand that having crooked teeth can cause real upset. With our range of cosmetic braces, we can easily correct overcrowding and misalignment.” Dr Ali Rifai

The Practice

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

Your Dentist

  • Worked with uneven smiles for 25+ years
  • One of the very few Platinum Providers in Surrey
  • Skilled in severe crowding & aligner technology
  • Minimum of 60 Invisalign cases a year

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!

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All your straightening options

The Gentle Dental is an Invisalign Platinum Provider

If your teeth are crooked, uneven or overcrowded, you should feel no pressure to straighten them as they pose no massive oral health risks.

Here at the Gentle Dental in East Molesey, we offer a range of treatments designed to suit you and your unique condition.

Whether it’s cosmetic work or orthodontics, we are here to find the best solution that works for you. Please call 020 8224 7562 for more information.

Crooked teeth are often caused by baby teeth moving into crooked positions when they are too small to fill the space in the gum.

Other causes include genetics, overcrowding in the mouth and habits like using a pacifier and tongue thrusting.

Health issues crooked teeth cause include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Chewing/digestion problems
  • Wear and tear to teeth, gums and jaw
  • Can result in teeth cracking, jaw strain and temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Problems with speech
  • Lack of self-esteem

Whilst most crooked teeth cases have no major underlying oral conditions, they can sometimes be a potential threat to your oral health.

In cases where teeth are severely crooked, gum disease can form.

Most of the gum diseases cases we come across arrive as a ramification of crooked teeth.

Gum disease is a serious issue that can cause teeth to become loose and gums to recede.

If gum disease is permitted to grow it can develop into the more serious periodontal disease and then periodontitis, which is a serious condition that damages the jaw bone and teeth.

Orthodontic recommendations - your options

There are three simple classifications of crooked teeth; mild, moderate and severe.

Each dictates which treatment is most suitable.

Mild crowding is the simplest problem to correct and might just be a few teeth that need straightening. This can be achieved with a dental veneer or short-term orthodontic treatment like Invisalign Go. Mild crooked teeth cases can often be treated in as little as three months.

Moderate or severe crowding in the past has restricted treatments to clear or fixed braces. However, treatments like Invisalign have successfully treated overcrowded and crooked teeth.

We also offer a range of invisible and fixed braces to suit all budgets. However, please note the more complex your crowding is, the longer you may have to wear braces.

Fixing crooked teeth with veneers.

This procedure is the quickest way to correct imperfections and alignment issues. Completed in just three appointments, veneers are a popular option because they are minimally invasive and conceal imperfections quickly.

Unlike crowns, wafer-thin veneers require no additional shaving, shaping or drilling. To be applied, enamel on the front of the tooth is roughened so that the veneer can be applied securely.

A permanent treatment, veneers can last a lifetime and the process cannot be reversed. Other brands of veneers like composite veneers, use a resin material, which is not as durable but does not alter or affect the teeth in any way. More.

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Fixing uneven teeth with braces

  • Metal braces: The recommended choice for severe cases involves using traditional, fixed braces, which can take up to 24 months to align teeth.
  • Ceramic braces: Similar to metal braces, ceramic braces use tooth-coloured wire that does not stand out as much and is a favourite amongst adults. The process is the same as metal braces, however, because of their colour cost more. More.
  • Invisible braces: As the name suggests, Invisalign uses invisible, clear aligners to straighten teeth faster than conventional treatments and is the ultimate adult brace recommendations. Monthly payment options with 0% finance are available.
  • Lingual braces: Another invisible method of aligning teeth is like traditional braces, except they are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front. More.

See all orthodontic solutions.

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Fed up with Crooked teeth? Do something about it today.

What should you do? Should you straighten?

This final decision, of course, is completely up to you. For many patients, the decision comes down to cost.

As experienced dentists, we advise that it is best to make a decision that is beneficial to your oral health, saving you money on your oral care in future.

We have dental plans and finance options to suit a variety of patients – talk to us today to explore your options.

If the appearance of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, this might affect your self-esteem and might be the reason you want to pursue treatment.

So, choose the route that makes sense for you, whether it’s the fact that Invisalign is removable or see-through, or that Six Month Braces only take 6 months, find the treatment that works for you.


Get an interest-free loan in under 5 minutes

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.

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