the best dentistsOrthodontist Sunbury-on-Thames – Discreet Dental Braces & Aligners

The 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.

Not only this, but Invisalign also 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.

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.

  • platinum providersNeighbouring 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, which means you can trust us to carry out your treatment effectively! We have been working with Invisalign for a very long time and have treated more than 300 hundred patients.

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 it 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.

Why patients choose us in Sunbury-on-Thames:

  • Open late and swift emergency appointments. Our opening times are flexible so we can cater to all types of patients, from nervous patients to family appointments.
  • Wide choice of tooth straightening treatments that suit both adults, children and teens including Invisalign, Inman Aligners, Lingual Braces, Six Month Braces and Ceramic Braces.
  • No obligation brace quote consultations.
  • Dr Michael Marshall is accredited in the use of Invisalign, and aesthetic dentistry, receiving a certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry from Advanced Dental Seminars.
  • More than 25 years of experience.
  • Varied payment options and plans.

Cost of Invisalign

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.

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.

Directions to our practice from Sunbury-on-Thames

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.

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.

Get in touch

“It feels like an absolute blessing to be able to chew food again ‘properly’. I am so thankful…

Mrs Charlton


Fantastic Dentist, I haven't stopped recommending their care, skill and professionalism. The opening times and appointment availability is…

Georgie Sherrard

Dr Ali and his team created a Hollywood smile for me. I am absolutely thrilled. I had horrid…

Caroline Mitchell

I have been a patient of Dr Ali Rifai at The Gentle Dental Practice for a while now…

Jason Hamilton

I am completely delighted with the results of my Invisalign treatment. Thank you so much Ali for all…

Judith Pain

Dr Rifai and his staff have been looking after my mother for several years, she's in her 90s…

Paul Bennett

I had a tooth filling with Ali at The Gentle Dental Practice recently. The finished filling is amazing…

Joshua Beth

I have recently been coming here to have work on my teeth and I’ve enjoyed every moment of…

Kane Sharman

What an amazing dental practice. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dr Ali is great and understanding. I…

Ria Winstanley

Ali is an excellent dentist. He also cares very much for patient well being. Ali also went beyond…

lisa clark

Did a great job of straightening my teeth with invisalign treatment!

James Crisp

Amazing service! You can have a crown made whilst you wait, and no more horrible moulds!! Highly recommend…

Domenica Dilieto

I visited The practice for the first time yesterday and had emergency dental treatment. Ali was absolutely brilliant…

Emma King

I am delighted to be able to offer my thoughts regarding the dental work offered by Dr Rifai.…

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