Dentists Near Sunbury-on-Thames

Gentle Dental is a trusted orthodontic clinic that has been providing orthodontic tooth straightening solutions, including Invisalign, for more than 20 years.

Our reputation and skills mean we receive an influx of patients from all over Surrey & SW London, including Sunbury-on-Thames.

“I have been a patient of Dr Ali Rifai at the Gentle Dental Practice for a while now and can’t rate his patient care highly enough. He and his staff are excellent. Their flexibility on appointment times is very convenient and overall I am a very happy customer.” – James H, Sunbury-on-Thames

More and more of our patients experiencing bite and alignment issues are opting for Invisalign treatment. The invisible, transparent aligners allow our patients the chance to straighten their smiles without the stigma of a metal mouth.

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Your guide to Invisalign

Invisalign offers patients the choice to eat what they like as the aligners are removable and can be taken out to eat, drink and even attend big social events.

Invisalign benefits

Invisalign is fastly becoming the most popular tooth straightening treatment at our practice.

A growing choice amongst adults, the clear brace aligner treatment is made of transparent plastic that makes them almost invisible.

On top of being discreet, one of the other major advantages of clear aligners is that they are removable.

Not only does this make it more comfortable to eat and brush teeth, but it also promotes stronger oral hygiene and strengthens gum and tooth health.

Are you suitable for Invisalign?

Invisalign is used to treat and fix many orthodontic problems and bite issues, such as:

  • Overcrowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
How does Invisalign work?

In comparison to traditional, metal braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth more quickly and discreetly.

Every two or so weeks, your custom-made almost invisible aligners will change to adjust your teeth little-by-little each week.

Invisalign braces are made from a very thin, clear medical plastic that allows the patient to complete their tooth straightening treatment without feeling self-conscious.

For more information regarding Invisalign call the practice on 020 8224 7562.

Do I need Invisalign?

Many of our Invisalign patients have confessed that Invisalign was the best thing they have decided to do.

Quick, easy and effective, the clear brace treatment is one of the most recommended methods for straightening your smile and further avoiding oral health issues and complications.

Patients reluctant to correct their bite and smile issues can face serious oral health problems further down the line, which include gum disease (the more serious periodontal disease) and tooth decay.

Stages of Invisalign treatment:


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.

Book a consultation

Dr Marshall will invite you for a consultation at our East Molesey practice to assess your mouth, take a digital scan using iTero and provide you with a simulation of what your teeth could look like.

Your dentist will determine if the Invisalign treatment is suitable. If so, together we will begin to design a unique treatment plan custom made to suit you.

Clincheck Review – The unique ClinCheck® software allows patients to see their treatment plan from beginning to end even before the start of treatment.

We will either carry out this appointment via Zoom video call or at our clinic – whichever you prefer.

We will also use this appointment to finalise any paperwork that may not be finished.

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 7 days.

Your Invisalign dentist will schedule follow-up appointments every 8 weeks to evaluate the treatment’s success.

Your smile transformed

Most adults will be able to see the results of the treatment within 4-12 months, but this can vary from case to case.

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

To protect your investment we will provide you with a set of retainers which will hold your teeth in place.

These retainers should be used indefinitely to maintain the position of your teeth.

Why choose us in Sunbury-on-Thames for Invisalign treatment:

  • Neighbouring dental studios often refer patients from Sunbury-on-Thames looking for orthodontic solutions to our practice. This is because we produce a certain standard of orthodontic care that can sometimes be difficult to come by locally. Read our reviews.
  • We are Platinum Providers of Invisalign. This means we are recognised as one of the best, and 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.
  • We offer a wide choice of tooth straightening treatments that suit adults, children, and teens, including Invisalign, Inman Aligners, Lingual Braces, Six Month Braces, and Ceramic Braces.
  • Dr Michael Marshall is accredited in using Invisalign and aesthetic dentistry, receiving a certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry from Advanced Dental Seminars.
  • At the Gentle Dental, we understand every patient’s finances are different, that’s why we offer a range of ways to pay and payment plans to suit every patient.
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Directions to our practice from Sunbury-on-Thames

Our team of dentists, led by the talented Dr Rifai have allowed us to accept an array of patients from Sunbury-on-Thames (TW13, TW15 & TW16), Shepperton, Weybridge and beyond.

The surgery is located within a seven-minute drive of Sunbury via A308 or A316.

Patients travelling to us by public transport can take the train from Sunbury Cross Shopping Centre (typically 48 minutes).

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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