The Invisalign Process

As a top Invisalign-rated provider, the Gentle Dental should be your first choice for Invisalign treatments in Surrey. Know realistically what to expect with our Invisalign procedure guide.

What’s the procedure is actually like? From start to finish…

Did you know that Invisalign trays also work as bleaching trays, which means many patients are able to straighten and whiten their teeth comfortably and at the same time?

But that’s not the only thing that’s amazing about the straightening system – the process, which is discreet and fast is unlike any other tooth straightening method that exists today.

Here’s everything you need to know about the stages of your potential Invisalign treatment…

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Step 1: Appointment with your Invisalign dentist

This is an important stage as it is where we learn everything we need to know about your teeth in order to send accurate results to Invisalign to create your bespoke removable aligners.

The orthodontist will begin by studying your mouth, its shape, functionality and misalignment problems.

Whilst, Invisalign is fantastic and treats a wide of concerns like overbite, underbite, crossbite and overjet, it can have its limitations.

For example, whilst most patients are approved to undergo the treatment, very severe bite candidates may need to pursue other forms of tooth straightening treatments and that’s why an initial consultation is used to provide you with realistic expectations.

However, as Platinum Invisalign providers who have treated hundreds of cases, we have not come across a patient we have not been able to help yet!

Your first consultation includes:

We take the guesswork out of designing your dream smile…

  • A scan of your mouth (worth over £300): Using advanced technology, the iTero Element® scanner takes 6,000 3D images of your teeth in just minutes, which will allow you to compare what your smile looks like now to what it will appear like after treatment. This piece of technology has improved tooth straightening procedures immensely because it is more accurate, creates better fitting aligners for increased comfort and allows patients to get excited about the results. This also helps dentists accurately track your progress at every appointment you attend.
  • Your choice of additional and free treatments: For us, we know that creating the perfect smile does not just end with straightening and aligning the teeth, but improving teeth aesthetics in regards to colour and shape. Therefore, we offer our patients numerous additional and great value for money procedures (teeth whitening and composite bonding) that can be combined into your final cost at a reduced fee. See more about our packages here.
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step 2: The manufacturing of your clear aligners

Our use of improved technology allows us to offer faster treatment times.

For example, because we have used the iTero scanner in your initial appointment, these results are uploaded immediately to the Invisalign lab, which saves time to mail results and receive the aligners in return.

This is where you leave everything to us – you can go out and enjoy all the fun things life has to offer, whilst we communicate with the Invisalign lab to craft your custom trays.

Within a few days, we will receive a mockup of what the modifications will look like at each stage, once our orthodontist approves this, we can give the go-ahead for the lab to start making the aligners, which will be shipped directly to us upon completion.

This stage of the process can take on average, around three weeks.

Overall advantages of Invisalign systems

Safe, stable, and secure

Practically invisible, strengthens the oral state

Faster and easier, no stigma

Require fewer appointments, check-ups, and treatment times

Does not disrupt activities like sports and playing musical instruments

40% fewer appointments compared to traditional braces

Less likely to need an emergency appointment

3D digital planning for complete accuracy and precision

Step 3: Begin your Invisalign journey

Once your aligners have arrived, we will bring you back into our dental office for your “delivery” appointment.

This is where we will begin to test out your first set of aligners and apply the attachments to your teeth that will be used to keep your aligners fitting securely when you wear them.

Then you’re all ready to go home equipped with your first several trays that will include information and care kits.

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Step 4: Now, watch the magic happen

Once your aligners have arrived, we will bring you back into our dental office for your “delivery” appointment.

This is where we will begin to test out your first set of aligners and apply the attachments to your teeth that will be used to keep your aligners fitting securely when you wear them.

Then you’re all ready to go home equipped with your first several trays that will include information and care kits.

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!

What the payment process is like

First, the Gentle Dental will schedule a paid consultation charged at £69, allowing you some time with the Treatment Coordinator and orthodontist, who will analyse your bite, take impressions and map out your smile. Here, we will also discuss which package you would like to pursue and assign the additional free treatments to go alongside your service.

Once the initial appointment has taken place and the details sent to the lab, we require a 10% deposit to secure your treatment and the dentist’s time.

We will invite you back into our dental office once we receive your custom aligner trays back from the laboratory; at this stage, our patients will pay upfront to pay the remaining balance quoted to them in the initial consultation.

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How much does Invisalign cost?

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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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