Dentists Near Esher

The Gentle Dental is a leading orthodontic clinic, with experienced dentists who specialise in Invisalign teeth straightening braces.


Our 20 years of experience in orthodontic dentistry has earned the clinic a notable reputation in Esher, Staines and Sunbury.

“I am completely delighted with the results of my Invisalign treatment. Thank you so much, Ali, for all your care and attention to detail and especially for having me picture ready for my daughter’s wedding 5 months before the end of my treatment.  Beautiful straight white teeth- so nice!” – Judith P, Esher

Our orthodontists are experiencing a huge increase in the number of patients opting for Invisalign.

The clear braces treatment promotes better oral health and hygiene in comparison to traditional braces, which often can cause tartar and plaque buildup.

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Your guide to Invisalign

The removable aligners offer patients a discrete process to straighten their teeth that is comfortable and twice as fast as traditional braces.

What is Invisalign?

➡ Invisalign for adults

➡ Invisalign for teens

➡ Invisalign for children

The process of Invisalign is a simple one, which uses a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into a straighter position.

The high-grade, transparent aligners have the power to close gaps present between teeth and can correct misaligned teeth to produce a better-improved bite.

The Gentle Dental has seen many patients leave our clinic feeling happy and confident after receiving their treatment. This is because Invisalign is widely known to help improve a patient’s self-confidence because of the fast, discreet journey to the perfect smile.

Also widely accredited for the advantages it can also have on your oral health, Invisalign can improve bites, helping patients to chew and eat better with no restrictions placed on diet.

What’s the Invisalign treatment procedure like?

Step 1: Your bespoke Invisalign treatment plan

Our practice uses the latest technologies and scanning systems to take the most accurate impressions in order to create perfect moulds. Your initial consultation to receive Invisalign will start with a digital 3D scan of your teeth.

This is where we will create a 3D video of your current smile and how it will transform. When the patient is happy with the finished look provided by the scan, the aligners are made and the treatment can begin.

Step 2: Discrete performance

As Invisalign aligners are removable they allow the patient to continue eating what they want and still maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. For adults, they can be removed for special occasions or big meetings.

You will have a series of aligners that will need to be swapped every two weeks or so as the teeth gradually align. Every six to eight weeks you will have check ups with the orthodontist who will ensure that everything is going as planned.

Step 3 – The final result: straight teeth!

Once the treatment is complete you’ll be left with the new smile that was designed for you those few months ago. Some patients at this point whiten their teeth to complete their new smile.

Step 4 – Retainers and Bonding

Now that the teeth are in their correct position, we can look into fixing any minor imperfections in shape, which can be enhanced with cosmetic bonding.

Following the treatment, retainers will be required to be worn during the night to prevent the teeth from relapsing into their original state. Many patients opt for the Vivera retainers that are made with the same technology as Invisalign aligners.

What are the main advantages of Invisalign?

Clear Invisalign braces have four impressive benefits:

  • Invisalign is basically invisible, allowing patients the chance to discreetly straighten their teeth
  • Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes eating and drinking more comfortable and brushing easier. It also promotes better oral hygiene that strengthens oral health.
  • Comfortable to wear. As the braces have no metal brackets or wires the mouth is free from breaks or irritations and requires no adjustment appointments.
  • Invisalign uses the latest technology to allow the patient to view their virtual treatment plan results. This will show patients how their teeth will look once the treatment has been completed.
How long will the treatment take?

Treatment times can vary from patient to patient. The length of time will depend on the type of orthodontic problem and the severity of the issue. Treatment is often completed within 12 months, with some treatments being completed in four months. The most severe cases can take two years.

What are the health benefits?

Invisalign braces have many benefits, including many advantages of your overall health. By correcting misaligned teeth, you avoid creating abnormal bite patterns, which negatively impact surrounding teeth.

Dental issues connected to misaligned teeth include tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, headaches damaged bone, chips and fractures. The likelihood of later being diagnosed with disorders like gum disease and tooth decay as brushing and interdental cleaning is more difficult to achieve.

Does everyone use Invisalign?

As a new and exciting tooth straightening process, Invisalign has become the clear popular choice for many of our patients.

However, please note that Invisalign is not suitable for all patients.

One of our orthodontists will be able to determine if you are a good candidate and if it will be the best solution for correcting your bite and straightening your smile.

Discretion is a big factor for many of our adult patients, so if you are not a viable candidate for Invisalign, we have other discrete methods available.

Why choose us in Esher for Invisalign treatment:

  • Other London dental surgeries often refer patients from Esher in need of orthodontic solutions to our five-star rated dental studio. Read our reviews.
  • We are Platinum Providers of Invisalign – this means we are recognised as one of the best, which means you can trust us to carry out your treatment effectively!
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Travelling to us from Esher

Our team of talented dentists are led by the very accomplished, Dr Marshall. It is under his direction that has allowed our practice to welcome patients from Esher (KT10 postcodes), Claygate, Hersham and beyond.

The surgery is located within an 8-minute drive of Esher using the B3379.

For train users, we are located less than five minutes 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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