Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5.30pm

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

I have tooth ache and it is outside normal hours, where can I go for help?

If you have a problem outside normal practice hours or you're in pain, you can first try helping yourself by taking painkillers. If your problem is more urgent, you can access out-of-hours dental services Dentaline on 01634 890300 or you can call NHS 111.

Where can I find the surgery and is there parking?

We are located on London Road in Sittingbourne, Kent. Please click the "contact" tab for a map and telephone number. There is plenty of parking on adjacent side roads – Burley Road & Rock Road.

I'm worried I cannot afford my treatment

The prices of an examination are detailed on the fee guide section, please note this is a guide only and maybe subject to change - please contact the surgery for more information.

Please note that your treatment options along with costs will be discussed with you at your first appointment; you are under no obligation to continue with treatment. However the examination/new patient fee will have to be paid. We are also able to offer financing to our patients, please ask at reception for more information.

Do you have disabled access?

Unfortunately due to the layout of the building we have restricted Disabled Access. We do however have a surgery on the Ground Floor. Please contact the Reception Team if you require treatment in the Ground Floor surgery, or if you use a wheelchair. If we are unable to accommodate, we will endeavor to help you find another dentist locally.

I'm very nervous about attending the dentist, can you help me?

YES! We always will hear your concerns and will work with you to address these, and will not push you into anything you are unable to cope with. If you have any concerns, please air these with the dentist on your first appointment.

What will happen on my initial visit?

You will receive a full detailed examination of your mouth, where we check your medical history and perform an oral cancer screen. We will check your teeth for decay and gum disease. We will then discuss any of your treatment needs, treatment options and costs before proceeding with any proposed treatment.

Invisalign

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign shows you your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth towards the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.

What are aligners made of, and what do they look like?

The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to bleaching trays.

How do the aligners straighten teeth?

Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to the tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance, specifically for your situation.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, your Invisalign Provider can give you more detailed information.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice you’re wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Invisalign aligners are removable. For the best results and timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you will have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would. For fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the dentist’s chair. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imaging how much better it can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.

How much does Invisalign cost?

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. As a general rule the cost for adults is comparable to traditional fixed braces and is typically between £2,500 and £4,00, although if only minor tooth movement is required, prices could start from £1,500. However, only an Invisalign Provider can accurately determine the cost.

How Do I get started with Invisalign

Book an appointment for a free consultation with us on 01795 472 020