What you need to know about Incognito in Weybridge

There’s no denying that, in today’s world, looks are important. If you regularly have to face the public for your job, you have a busy social life or you simply enjoy looking good, then you might be reluctant to improve your smile with braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer you options when it comes to teeth straightening that mean that you do not have to compromise your look.

Incognito-in-WeybridgeOne of the options we offer is Incognito. In Weybridge, at our clinic, we can check if your teeth alignment issue is suitable for this type of braces.

Incognito are lingual braces. This means that they are attached to the backs of your teeth. Once in place, they cannot be seen from the outside. Incognito braces work in the same way as traditional braces and take roughly the same amount of time to work so you do not have to sacrifice efficiency in order to straighten your teeth discreetly.

How are Incognito in Weybridge fitted?

Incognito are fitted in much the same way as traditional braces. Brackets are fixed to the backs of the teeth and then a wire is threaded through them. It can feel a little awkward during the actual fitting process because the dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will be working on the backs of your teeth but the whole process should take no more than an hour or two.

How do they feel in the mouth?

Once you have your Incognito in Weybridge fitted, they are relatively low profile against the teeth so you should get used to the feel of them in your mouth relatively quickly. Like all braces, they can be a little uncomfortable at first. This should settle down within the first few weeks. In the meantime, you can mitigate any discomfort with mild painkillers. Your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will advise you on what is normal. We also see you for regular check-ups to ensure that you are happy and comfortable.

Some patients find that their speech is temporarily affected when they get Incognito. This fades quickly as the tongue gets used to the presence of new equipment in the mouth. You can talk to your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics if you are concerned.

Invisa-what?

Invisalign! You’ve never heard of it? Well, we can understand that. After all, it’s not like you are ever going to see anyone wearing this brilliant solution to wonky teeth, as one of their main selling points is they offer invisible alignment. Hence the name.

Invisalign in Weybridge is available from accredited dentists, such as us at Weybridge Orthodontics, where we make straightening out your teeth our sole focus. We really know our stuff when it comes to creating lovely smiles. Indeed, we have over 21,000 satisfied customers out there in the world with very big grins.

Invisalign in WeybridgeThe benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge

Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular ways to straighten teeth. It’s different from traditional bracket and wires braces and it works well on mild to moderate misalignment issues.

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that it is pretty much undetectable when it is in place. This mouth guard-style straightener is made of clear, rigid 3D-printed plastic that is only 0.3mm thick.

The other main benefit to this system is that Invisalign is removable. You take it out every time you eat, or drink anything other than clear water. People love this aspect of Invisalign in Weybridge because it gives them complete freedom with their food choices. People who have bracket and wires braces have to avoid foods that get could get stuck in their braces, or even break them. This can make things hard-going when treatment lasts for months on end, as it tends to do with straightening, as teeth can only be moved so fast.

Thirdly, busy people love the fact that using Invisalign involves fewer trips to see us. With bracket and wire braces, the progression of movement is caused by the wires being tightened through the brackets, and that means a trip to the dentist every month at least. With Invisalign, you wear an aligner for 7-10 days. Pressure points carefully built into it nudge your teeth along, and when the pressure wears off, you move onto the next aligner in the series. You will still need to come in to see us so we can check everything’s going to plan, but you will need far fewer appointments.

What’s so great about orthodontics in Weybridge?

Although it is now possible to get some straightening treatment with your general dentist, there’s no substitute for coming to see someone who has been specifically trained in orthodontics in Weybridge.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeOrthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focusses on creating wellaligned teeth and jaws. To become an orthodontist, dentists have to do another three years of postgraduate training after the five years they have already completed to become a general dentist.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, not only have we helped more than 21,000 people to better, brighter, straighter smiles, we are a practice that other dentists refer their patients to for orthodontics in Weybridge.

This is quite a responsibility of care, and we make sure we stay at the top of our profession. To do this, we founded OrthoProgress, a peer review and continuing education forum. It means we stay up to date with all the latest developments in techniques, materials, equipment and understanding.

Just like nearly every other aspect of work and life, orthodontics has been revolutionised by the digital age. And at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have fully embraced digitalisation. When you come to us for a consultation, we will use scanners to measure the inside of your mouth rather than taking impressions. It takes a couple of minutes to scan the inside of your mouth with a hand-held scanner. It produces hundreds of pictures and reference points, from which we can build up a detailed three-dimensional picture of your teeth and jaws. We can manipulate this on-screen and show you how your teeth look now.

We also have a programme that allows us to show you how your teeth will need to move to come into alignment. Many of our patients find that being able to see the predicted end result inspires them to take on the commitment to straighten their teeth. There’s nothing like being able to picture your goal to stick to the process.

If you are longing to get your teeth straightened, but find the outlay rather terrifying, don’t worry. We offer a range of 0% finance options to help you spread the cost.

Get in line with Incognito

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we strive to fulfil everyone’s needs and preferences when it comes to treatment options. A great option for patients looking to adjust their teeth without the appearance of ugly traditional braces, is Incognito. In Weybridge, Incognito braces are fixed securely behind your teeth, making them completely hidden from view so you can go about your day-to-day routines without having to feel conscious about your teeth.

Incognito in WeybridgeHave you been considering braces here in Weybridge? Incognito lingual braces can be used to treat all the dental alignment issues that traditional braces can treat and should achieve the same great results. The braces hide discreetly on the back of your teeth, not on the front like conventional ‘train tracks’, making them a great choice for anyone wishing to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to the fact that they are having treatment done. Whether your alignment issues are small or more complex, it is likely that you will be able to wear Incognito braces. Of course, the braces are custom-made for each patient to maximise comfort and ensure great results.

Do I really need to straighten my wonky teeth?

Of course, you don’t have to, however we do recommend it as straight teeth are generally easier to clean. Your oral health will be better when your teeth are in line. Correcting a misaligned bite means you will be able to chew your food properly, eliminating uneven wear or exaggerated wear in points where some teeth are doing all the work. You have less chance of plaque building up between clean straight teeth so your risk of gum disease, tooth loss and cavities will be reduced. Aside from the physical health benefits, there are psychological rewards. If you feel conscious of your wonky teeth, you will probably find that your confidence can be greatly improved when your teeth have been straightened.

If you decide to choose Incognito braces in Weybridge, we will use 3D-imaging technology to draw up a complete assessment of your teeth. Using this technology, we can give you an idea of the finished result and predict a relatively accurate treatment time frame.

Making the decision to get Invisalign in Weybridge

Deciding to get your teeth straightened as an adult is a big step. You are balancing the desire to improve your smile against the issues that come with braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we can offer you options to realign your teeth that can help you make up your mind to go for it.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWe work with a number of teeth straightening methods. When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics for a consultation, we can help you decide which one is right for you. Depending on the type of issue that you have with your teeth, you might be able to choose Invisalign in Weybridge.

Once you see the benefits of getting Invisalign in Weybridge, we think it will make your decision about whether or not to get braces much easier.  These are some common concerns when it comes to braces and how the Invisalign experience is different:

  • Obtrusive equipment – when most people think of braces, they imagine traditional, metal equipment. This can be off-putting if you don’t want your teeth straightening treatment to have an impact on your look. The Invisalign method uses clear aligners that fit over the tops of your teeth. They are made from clear plastic so it’s hard to see them once they are in place;
  • Discomfort – Invisalign aligners are smooth on the outside. This means that they do not catch on the inside of the cheek nor do they present an issue when you are undertaking hobbies like playing sports or an instrument;
  • Awkward fitting process – to be fitted for Invisalign, you simply need to have impressions and scans taken. This data is sent to Invisalign and they return your finished set of aligners. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we give you instructions on how long to wear them and how to take care of them and you do the rest at home;
  • Restricted food choices – when you wear normal braces it is not advisable to eat mushy food that you need to bite into or very sticky things. When you have Invisalign, you take your aligner out to eat. This means there are no restrictions to your food choices at all. You simply need to ensure that you clean your teeth before re-inserting your aligner.

More than mild misalignments

It may seem as though every alignment problem can be fixed today with braces that are whisper thin, gossamer light and more like an invisibility cloak than a tooth straightening device. And that is pretty much true for mild issues, but not everyone has mild alignment issues. Sometimes jaws need to be brought into alignment so that they bite together properly.

If this is the case, then this is the kind of treatment that needs to be carried out on children who still have malleable bones. With orthodontics in Weybridge, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we use twin block braces to get the jaws to meet together properly.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhat is a twin block?

Twin block braces are removable devices that are made by skilled technicians to encourage the growth of the lower jaw. A twin block is one of our powerful jaw aligning devices from orthodontics in Weybridge. Two blocks, one upper and one lower can reduce an overbite reliably and quickly in as little as six months.

They harnessing the power of the chewing muscles so they need to be worn all the time. At first, if your child’s jaw becomes tired, they can simply leave the blocks out for a short period.

The twin block is designed to allow your child to eat with it in. It may be difficult at first, so they can take it out for meals until they get used to the way it feels in their mouth. Taking it out to eat while they get used to it won’t harm the treatment and their bite will still improve, but treatment will take longer if it is removed for long periods of time.

Is brushing and flossing easy?

Yes, because you can remove your child’s twin block and they can clean their teeth as normal with a toothbrush and toothpaste. The twin block braces need to be cleaned in our special cleaning solution four to five times a week.

To find out more about how orthodontics in Weybridge can help your child, why not bring them in for a consultation. We recommend an orthodontic check-up at about age seven, so we can plan for any treatment.

Braces behind the scenes

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we find that many of our adult patients would love to get their teeth straightened, but they are not so keen on the idea of wearing braces that are going to invite stares and comments. After all, they are not teenagers, and are often in responsible, public-facing jobs that do not invite personal comments.

The dentistry world is well aware of this and over the last couple of decades has come up with some ingenious ways to make braces more discreet, and sometimes even pretty much invisible. However, most of these are only good for mild to moderate misalignments and will not work on severe or complex cases.

Incognito in WeybridgeHowever, in Weybridge, Incognito braces are a great solution to the problem of wanting discreet straightening for complex misalignments here at Weybridge Orthodontics, a dental clinic that focusses on teeth straightening.

Complete discretion

The clever thing about Incognito braces is that they are fixed onto the insides of the teeth, rather than on the front. Hidden away behind the teeth, people cannot see them, and will not know you are wearing braces unless you wish them to.

Targeted results

In Weybridge, Incognito braces are the only braces system where each bracket is customised to the size and shape of each of your teeth. The arch-wires and bonding trays are also made to your measurements so that they are comfortable to wear while delivering targeted results.

Easy to maintain

With Incognito braces tucked away behind your teeth, you can carry on with your daily business without the self-consciousness that comes with other kinds of braces. Also, because they are permanently fixed to your teeth, they won’t get lost or broken.

What we do

When you come to us at Weybridge Orthodontics for a consultation, we use 3D imaging technology to show you how your teeth will look after treatment. We will also make a detailed and thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, taking precise and detailed measurements to ensure that your braces are a comfortable design and fit.

Why not book a consultation for Incognito in Weybridge with us today?

Feel better about your smile

One of our most popular treatments for mild to moderate misalignments is Invisalign in Weybridge here at Weybridge Orthodontics. Our patients love how it makes them feel better about their smile and their life, which they go on to enjoy more as they appreciate the significant health benefits that can come from having straighter teeth.

However, even with the convenience of Invisalign in Weybridge, treatment does require certain sacrifices. They are not as many as traditional braces, but they need to be taken into account when deciding on this way to get straighter teeth. Let us give you some tips to help you get over the transition to wearing Invisalign in Weybridge, and to make the experience, which takes on average a year, more pleasant.

Invisalign in WeybridgePractice speaking

You may find that when you first start wearing Invisalign clear aligners, that you have developed a lisp or have a little trouble speaking clearly. Try talking to yourself in the mirror or reading aloud to help you get used to speaking more quickly.

Use the removal tool to get your aligners out

Although you will be wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, during that time, you’ll find yourself removing them several times. You have to take them out in order to eat, and every time you consume anything other than plain water, otherwise the clear plastic will stain and become visible over your teeth. Using the removal tool can make getting your aligners out much less fiddly.

Keeping your aligners clean

You will be wearing each Invisalign aligner for at least 20 hours a day for a week to 10 days. They will be spending a lot of time in your mouth, and during this time, even though you will be brushing your teeth after every meal, they can get dirty. They may become stained and could start to smell rather bad. To stop this happening, the trick is to soak your aligners while you are eating. The best thing to use is a denture cleaner, but you can also use a dilute solution of mouthwash, as long as you avoid mouthwashes with dyes that can stain your aligners.

Does my child need to see an orthodontist?

Are you wondering when or whether your child would benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge? The answer is most probably yes. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe every child should be evaluated by an orthodontist at or around age seven, even if their parent does not have any immediate concerns.

Orthodontist in WeybridgeIf there seems to be no problems, why should they see an orthodontist?

Sometimes our children may have underlying structural problems with their jaw or incoming teeth that aren’t apparent at first glance. X-rays and the eye of a fully trained orthodontist can help to identify potential developmental issues before they can turn into a bigger issue. By visiting our orthodontist and having your child evaluated at age seven, you may be saving them from having to undergo far more invasive and potentially expensive treatment later in life.

When your child is seven years old, his or her mouth is a blend of baby and adult teeth. As the rest of the adult teeth come in, orthodontics in Weybridge can help to guide jaw development to ensure adequate room for the remaining permanent teeth to erupt without crowding other teeth or causing other problems that could become more detrimental in the long run.

Even if your child turns out not to need early intervention treatment, this initial evaluation can provide you with an outline of potentially what to expect in their childhood years. Since we provide your child’s initial consultation at no cost to you, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose by visiting us here at Winchester Orthodontics.

What are the warning signs that my child could benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge?

As we have already mentioned you really should have your child evaluated even if there are no warning signs, because there may be underlying structural issues that are not apparent to the naked eye. Nevertheless, if your child appears to be suffering from crooked teeth, overbite, underbite or any problems developing teeth then we recommend not postponing their early consultation appointment at Weybridge Orthodontics.

We could save you and your child time and money when orthodontic problems are caught early.

The Incognito way

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we are excited to be able to offer adults and teenagers an alternative to traditional metal braces, with hidden lingual braces. Adults and teenagers alike will sometimes avoid much needed orthodontic treatment because they find traditional metal braces unattractive, distracting, or they feel they make them look childish.

Say goodbye to these views with Incognito in Weybridge. You can achieve the same results as traditional braces with a hidden treatment apparatus on the tongue-side of your teeth. Incognito lingual braces can achieve the same results as traditional orthodontics in a manner that is inconspicuous and undetectable. By discreetly attaching the braces to the back of the teeth, we can help you achieve healthy, straight, beautiful-looking teeth.

Incognito in WeybridgeAdvantages of Incognito lingual braces

Our patients love Incognito lingual braces because they are invisible when they smile, allowing them to share their beautiful smiles with confidence during and after treatment. While Invisalign aligners also offer similar cosmetic benefits, Incognito braces are always on and always working toward giving you the results you need and want.

If you are an athlete, a musician who plays a wind instrument, or a patient who is not a candidate for Invisalign but wish to have a more discreet orthodontic treatment option, Incognito in Weybridge could be just what you have been looking for.

Am I a candidate for Incognito in Weybridge?

After an initial consultation and evaluation at Weybridge Orthodontics, we can determine if lingual braces are the best method for straightening your teeth.

Once we have determined that you are an ideal candidate for lingual braces, we will take impressions of your teeth, which are then sent to a lab for custom-made brackets and wires. The braces will then be bonded behind your teeth for effective, but discreet, treatment. Periodic visits to see us during treatment will give us an opportunity to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to optimise your final results.

Give us a call today

Don’t delay orthodontic treatment because you are worried about how braces will affect how you look; Incognito in Weybridge will give you a discreet option you can trust.