Woodbury Park Dental

1a Woodbury Park Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9NH

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1a Woodbury Park Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9NH

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments in the world. It has helped to treat more than 12 million crooked smiles in the last 20 years and it is available for you here at Woodbury Park Dental in Tunbridge Wells. If you are thinking about straightening your teeth then read the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign in Tunbridge Wells to find out more.

What does Invisalign use to straighten teeth?

Invisalign in Tunbridge Wells straightens your teeth using clear, thermoplastic aligners which are BPA free and designed to be almost invisible when worn in your mouth. Each aligner is individually designed and manufactured to fit your teeth with accuracy and precision so they are also comfortable to wear.

I have a crown, is Invisalign still an option for me?

To make sure that Invisalign in Tunbridge Wells is suitable for you our dentist will carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth and gums before proceeding with the process, however it has proven to be safe and suitable for those who have crowns, veneers and other dental treatments or repairs.

How long do I have to wear the aligners?

The duration of the treatment will depend on how crooked your teeth are to begin with. Some patients require as little as three months to see an improvement in the alignment of their teeth. Other patients with more complicated orthodontic issues may take 6 to 12 months to achieve the results that they are looking for. Some patients require up to 18 months to correct the alignment of their teeth.

The aligners work as a series and each of the aligners needs to be worn for approximately 2 weeks before you move on to the next aligner. Each day you need to wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours. Compliance is essential for successful results.

Can I brush and floss my teeth during the treatment?

You need to take the aligners out of your mouth at mealtimes and for cleaning your teeth. This allows you to brush your teeth and floss properly, helping you maintain your daily hygiene routine as normal.

What’s the best way to clean my aligners?

When you take your aligners out at mealtimes you can soak them in a cleaning solution to remove any bacteria that may be lingering on the surface of them. You can also brush your aligners with an ordinary toothbrush and rinse them with lukewarm water.

Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?

It is important to wear a retainer following orthodontic treatment. Many patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment when they were younger find that their teeth become crooked as an adult. Speak to us at Woodbury Park Dental to find out about wearing a retainer following your treatment with Invisalign in Tunbridge Wells. A retainer will help you maintain the newly achieved alignment of your smile, so that you can enjoy a neatly even, symmetrical, beautiful smile for the rest of your life.

Call us on 01892 522 297 and book an appointment to discuss if Invisalign® is a good solution for straightening your smile.

Dr Fiona Thompson


GDC No. 177473

Fiona graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2009. She worked in large multidisciplinary practices in Essex and South West London before joining the team at Woodbury Park.

Fiona is a caring professional with a passion for high-quality general dentistry. She takes a holistic approach to providing dental care and believes in providing excellent communication and treatment planning to meet each patent’s individual needs.

She is also interested in providing aesthetic treaments such as cosmetic orthodontics including invisalign and minimally invasive procedures.

Fiona believes strongly in furthering herself through continuing post graduate education and has done this through gaining qualifications such as Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties and frequently attends courses on all aspects general practice. Outside of dentistry Fiona is kept busy by her young family but enjoys tennis, skiing and reading if she gets a spare minute.

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Opening Times

Monday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Tuesday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Thursday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Friday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Saturdays: closed

Sunday: closed

(Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm closed daily)

For out of hours emergencies please contact Dentaline on 01634 890300.

Parking - There is parking available onsite and free for one hour opposite the practice on Woodbury Park Road.