Dentists Near Claygate

The Gentle Dental is a well-established orthodontic clinic with over 20 years of experience using Invisalign to straighten a patient’s smile.

Our prime location means we can welcome patients from Surrey and SW London, including Claygate, Cobham, and the neighbouring boroughs of Twickenham.

“Excellent service and care. Dr Ali Rifai knows his stuff and has a great team in place! Surgery is spotless and using the latest tech. Highly recommended.” David H, Claygate

Why should you choose Invisalign braces over regular traditional wired braces? Invisalign clear braces are removable and widely used to treat alignment and bite issues, including crossbites, underbites, crowding, etc.

Invisalign also offers our patients discretion. Because they are near invisible, you can complete your teeth straightening treatment without worrying about your appearance. 

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  • Accredited Invisalign practice
  • Offering competitive prices
  • Fast and effective results

“More than 2.5 million people around the world have had the treatment already.”

platinum providersOne of our most experienced dentists, Dr Michael Marshall, has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and is accredited in using Invisalign and aesthetic dentistry.

If you’re considering braces to straighten your teeth, Invisalign is fast becoming the recommended popular treatment for its discreet properties.

Who is not eligible for Invisalign?

Not everyone can get Invisalign braces.

Patients exhibiting gum disease or seriously misaligned upper and lower jaws are not viable candidates.

Children and young teenagers cannot receive the treatment, and patients are unable to commit to wearing the aligners consistently.

Ensuring you can receive the treatment can only be done once you’ve had a consultation with the dentist.

Stages of treatment

1. Questionnaire

Click on the smile questionnaire – take some pictures of your teeth, and then we will get back to you with a quotation. If you wish to proceed.

2. Book a consultation

Dr Marshall will invite you for an oral examination at our East Molesey practice to assess the mouth’s state. Here, the orthodontist will determine if the Invisalign treatment is suitable.

If so, together, you will begin to design a unique treatment plan custom-made to suit you.

3. Start your treatment

The next phase will see the patient receiving a set of custom-made aligners that will be required to be worn every day.

On average, you will swap out the aligners for the next series every two weeks.

The Invisalign dentist will schedule follow-up appointments every six weeks to evaluate the success of the treatment.

4. Your smile is transformed

Most adults can see the treatment results within 12 months, but this can vary from case to case.

Once the process is complete, you’ll have a straight smile and renewed confidence.

You will then continue to wear retainers at night for up to six months after treatment.

Invisalign benefits

In comparison, traditional braces can often be uncomfortable and straighten the teeth faster than Invisalign braces.

Many of our Invisalign patients have claimed that wearing clear braces feels like wearing no braces.

The revolutionary process has allowed our patients to receive tooth straightening treatment without feeling self-conscious about their smile.

As Invisalign uses transparent, thin aligners, it has allowed many adult patients to discreetly carry out their treatment and avoid the stigma attached to metal braces.

Additionally, Invisalign braces are removable and can be taken out to eat and brush teeth – ensuring a strong standard of oral health hygiene and health.

What does Invisalign fix?

Aligners are widely used to treat a range of bite problems and tooth alignment conditions, both mild and moderate, including:

Why Choose us for your Invisalign?

  • Many patients we receive from Claygate have been referred to us by neighbouring dental practices in the area for their patients to receive a high standard of orthodontic care. Read our reviews.
  • We are Platinum Providers of Invisalign – we are recognised as one of the best, which means you can trust us to carry out your treatment effectively! We have worked with Invisalign for a very long time and have treated more than 300 hundred patients.
  • The modern, virtually invisible alternative to traditional metal braces uses a set of clear aligners that adjust the position of your teeth comfortably and efficiently.
  • Our high standard of quality orthodontic care has earned us a reputation as the go-to dental studio to straighten and correct misaligned, crooked teeth.
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Directions from Claygate

The surgery is located within an eight-minute drive of Thames Ditton using the A309.

Travelling to us by public transport from Claygate train station will take 37 minutes.

We are located less than a five-minute walk from Hampton train station. View directions here.

Contact us today to book your consultation. Call 020 8224 7562.

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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