Upgrade your smile with adult orthodontics in Weybridge

Ever wondered what is the difference between orthodontics for children and orthodontics for adults? As their names already suggest, the former is designed for children, whereas the latter is intended for adults. However, metal braces – which are very popular among children – can also be used by adults. Unfortunately, they are not discreet.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we want to encourage adults to have their teeth straightened and for this reason, we offer adult orthodontics in Weybridge. Incognito and Invisalign are two innovative and popular teeth straightening methods that have been developed to tackle alignment issues prevalent among adults.

Is Invisalign truly invisible?

Invisalign was developed in the 1990s and has become very popular in recent years. A clever type of orthodontics in Weybridge, Invisalign uses invisible aligners that push rather than pull teeth into their correct alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of a very durable plastic material which can sustain all the forces required to help the teeth move. And if you are considering this orthodontic option for your teeth, you will be delighted to find out that Invisalign aligners can be removed whether you wish to eat or brush your teeth. Invisalign has introduced a laid-back attitude to teeth straightening. However, this treatment required a high degree of responsibility and for this reason, it is not an ideal option for children – Invisalign aligners should remain in the patient’s mouth for 20-22 hours per day in order to work as they should.

Subtle teeth straightening with Incognito

Incognito refers to a specific type of lingual braces, which have been trademarked. Just like other types of lingual braces, Incognito orthodontics in Weybridge are attached to the back of the teeth, one by one. Unlike metal braces, Incognito braces are customised to provide more effective treatment. They can treat a wide range of dental problems – from moderately misaligned teeth and bite problems to heavily twisted and rotated teeth. Incognito braces are permanently attached to the teeth and are connected by an archwire, which is equally invisible, helping the teeth move gradually into their correct position over a specific amount of time (12-24 months).

A great solution for tricky teeth

Have you noticed how fewer and fewer people have wonky teeth these days? How are yours? Have you heard about all the great new ways there are to get teeth straightened? Have you also heard that so many of the more discreet ways seem to be designed for people with only mild to moderate misalignment concerns? Great for them, but not so good for you if you’re on the more complex end of the misalignment spectrum.

Incognito in WeybridgeIf you’d like to get your teeth straightened by can’t face the months and months in brackets and wires that seem to be your only option, we have a nifty solution for you. Come and investigate Incognito in Weybridge.

If you have complex alignment issues, you are going to need more than an aligner or a very simple clear bracket and wire brace can handle. Clear aligners can’t, for example, pull down a tooth that has not descended properly, and the more simple bracket and wire devices are designed to work on the front few teeth only.

Incognito in Weybridge

This device can deal with any amount of complex straightening and it does it without anyone knowing you are wearing it. How? By being fixed to the tongue side of the teeth rather than the cheek side. Incognito in Weybridge is what is known as a lingual (tongue side) brace. It still has brackets, but each one is custom-made to go onto the backs on each individual tooth. Each tooth is measured very accurately with a scanner to get the exact dimensions and these are sent off to the manufacturer. Because each bracket is individually made, it takes about 3 weeks to get your braces made. That means there’s quite a long wait between your consultation and coming in to get your braces fitted, but it will be worth it.

Of course, it will take a few days to adjust to wearing Incognito in Weybridge and you may well have to make some brave food choices to keep your device in one piece, but at the end of treatment, it will have so been worth it.

Join us on an Invisalign journey

When you decide to get your teeth straightened, you are making a big commitment. Teeth straightening takes a long time, there is no quick way to get the teeth to change position inside the jawbone. So, if you are going to get your teeth straightened, you want to make sure it’s in a way that you can cope with for the next chunk of your life. One way many of our patients here at Weybridge Orthodontics are choosing is with Invisalign in Weybridge.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWhy so popular?

In Weybridge, Invisalign is proving to be the straightening method of choice for teens and adults alike, and there are 2 good reasons for this.

See-through

Firstly, Invisalign does not obscure the teeth with uncomfortable brackets and wires. Instead, there are pressure points inside smooth, clear plastic mouth guard-like aligners. These go on over the teeth and do not rub against the inside of the cheek. Plus, because they are made of very thin plastic, people are going to have to peer quite hard at you to spot you are wearing them.

This means that you can continue with your daily business, or going to school, without becoming the unwelcome focus of anyone’s attention. All they will see is your teeth somehow becoming magically straighter, millimetre by millimetre over a matter of about a year on average.

Easy eating and cleaning

The other big advantage of choosing Invisalign in Weybridge is that the aligners are removable. You pop them out and store them in their carry-case when you need to eat or drink anything that is not simple water. Then brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in. This is so that the aligners do not become stained and therefore are rendered visible against your teeth.

The hygiene routine is much simpler and quicker than with traditional braces, and yet you will also find yourself cutting out snacks and coffees because you don’t want to have to go through all that cleaning every hour.

You must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to stay on schedule with Invisalign in Weybridge, but don’t worry, with aligners this hard to spot, wearing them couldn’t be less hassle.

Does your child need orthodontics in Weybridge?

What do you want for your children’s teeth? Let’s take a guess. Let’s assume that you want them to be strong and healthy, free from decay and gum disease and last for as long as possible once they reach adulthood. Let’s assume that, given one wish for your children and their teeth, it would be that they never lose any of them. Seems like a tall order, perhaps, but there are some things that you can do to make this wish come true and one of those is invest in orthodontics in Weybridge.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeTreatment with orthodontics in Weybridge happens earlier

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we like to see children for an orthodontics evaluation when they are about 7 years old. By this time, their adult teeth are just starting to come through and during an evaluation, we will be able to predict how well the rest of them will align. If we think there is going to be a problem, then we can do something about it while the teeth are coming through. This is earlier than in the past, when children would come for orthodontics in Weybridge once most of their adult teeth were in place.

Treating children earlier, say from the age of 9, means that we can guide the teeth into the correct positions rather than moving them once they have already arrived and settled into their homes.

The other big bonus about your children having orthodontics in Weybridge earlier in life is that the treatment can be done and dusted by the time they hit puberty and appalling self-consciousness sets in. With their teeth already straightened, you can spare them months of anxiety about being stared at, every adolescent’s nightmare.

Discreet braces

Also, depending on the severity of your children’s alignment issues, we may be able to treat them with smaller, more discreet braces that take over their mouths like an invading army.

Discreet braces include those by Six Month Smiles, which treat mild to moderate misalignments on the front 6-8 teeth. So if you have left it a bit late, your teenager can still get their teeth straightened without dying of embarrassment every day for months on end.

It isn’t a problem with Incognito

There are times when you’ll want to show off you new bling, whether it’s a piercing complete with a shiny, new stud or a flashy pair of cufflinks gifted to you. Glinting metal isn’t always a beautiful sight to behold though. Wearing braces is a prime example. Maybe friends have told you that you don’t need to endure the embarrassment of fixed metal braces thanks to clear aligners or tooth-coloured braces. Unfortunately, you know those are of no use to you; your misalignments are just too severe.

Incognito in WeybridgeGood news, at Weybridge Orthodontics we have just the thing for you, discreet braces that can handle mild, moderate and severe cases of misalignment. It’s called Incognito. In Weybridge this teeth-straightening treatment is a popular choice for adults with crowding, protrusion or rotation of their teeth, which other discreet braces just can’t handle.

How does Incognito work?

Incognito in Weybridge is a fixed braces treatment. But before you picture yourself sporting the train track look, hold on. Although these braces are metal and fixed, they are attached to the back surfaces of your teeth, facing your tongue. So, unless someone gets very up close and personal, they aren’t going to spot your braces.

Using the traditional mechanics of fixed metal braces means Incognito in Weybridge can handle more severe cases of misalignment that other discreet braces, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, can’t.

Custom-made just for you

As Incognito braces are attached to the backs of your teeth, each bracket is specifically designed to fit onto each individual tooth. This really is the ultimate is personalised braces treatment.

See the final finish from the start

3D imaging technology means you’ll get the chance to see the predicted results of your treatment before you even get your braces fitted. We’ll also be able to give you an estimate of roughly how long it will take to achieve these results.

What’s next?

If Incognito in Weybridge sounds like the solution you’ve been waiting for, get in touch with our braces dentist today. After a thorough oral examination, perhaps including x-rays, we’ll be able to let you know if Incognito is right for you.

Invisalign, your ‘don’t miss’ next fashion buy

Having straight, white teeth is a fashion necessity in our age of social media. Although appearance is only part of the picture of how we present ourselves to the world, it is what first impressions are based on. Since our smile holds the power to influence how we are initially viewed it is worth investing in. As an adult, facing all the wires and clips of traditional braces treatment as a means to correct minor dental issues such as overbite, can be daunting. This is why Weybridge Orthodontics has invested in quality technological alternatives such as Invisalign. In Weybridge, we can fit these clear, invisible aligners and provide you with straight teeth in as little as 12-18 months, with none of the disadvantages of traditional braces spoiling a good selfie or putting you on the back foot in your next interview.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWhat are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign are clear plastic tooth guards created through 3D printing technology. During your first treatment, our dentists will take an impression or scan images of your teeth. These are then used to produce nifty tooth guards that will gently correct your smile over the course of your treatment plan.

So you’re interested, what next?

Invisalign in Weybridge isn’t always the answer, so we will do a full dental assessment first. Once we are clear that this is the best treatment to correct your tooth misalignment, your clear plastic tooth guard will be produced, and a treatment plan created just for you. There are no wires or clips to fit the aligner in place, just perfectly engineered plastic aligners that fit over your teeth like a glove.

Wearing your tooth guard 20-22hrs a day, you’ll change them every 1-2 weeks according to your treatment plan. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and fit so well they feel incredibly comfortable, you only need remove them for eating and you’ll never have to worry about the impact on your daily appearance.

At regular check-ups every 6-8 weeks with us, we will adjust your aligners and treatment plan as we go, ensuring the best possible results for you. Invisalign in Weybridge could boost your confidence and ensure you make that perfect next impression.

Braces behind your teeth with Incognito in Weybridge

Braces don’t really add to your image. As a kid, you can expect to get teased for having braces, so if you are an adult in an important position at work, or perhaps you deal with the public, or have to look extra well-groomed in some way, the last thing you need is braces on your teeth.

Trouble is, the first thing you need is great, well aligned teeth. It’s a conundrum, that’s for sure. Or at least it used to be, but dental researchers have been working hard over the last couple of decades to design braces that don’t dominate your mouth. There are several that work well on mild to moderate misalignment issues, but if you have more complex issues, does it mean you have to have the metal mouth look?

Incognito in WeybridgeNo, not if you come for Incognito in Weybridge with us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Never heard of Incognito in Weybridge?

Well then, here’s your chance to find out more! Incognito is a brand of fixed braces, but not as you know them. Instead of having the brackets and wire on the front surfaces of your teeth, they go on the inside, adjacent to your tongue. This means they are completely hidden from view.

The brackets look a bit different too. They are made of gold alloy for starters and each one fits over the entire surface of your tooth. They take a bit longer to make as each bracket is custom-made from detailed measurements to exactly fit each tooth.

Because you have a bracket on each tooth, Incognito in Weybridge works really well to correct complex alignment problems. Such issues take longer to correct as the teeth have to be moved in order. The biological processes involved in moving teeth – the dissolution and rebuilding of bone around the tooth to allow it to move – cannot be hurried. Because of this, complex issues can take a good couple of years to sort out, but with your braces hidden from view, that’s not such a big deal.

To find out about Incognito in Weybridge, why not come in for a consultation?

Straight teeth no matter how old you are

You can put up with a part of your body not working properly for a long time, but what was once a mild inconvenience can progress into pressure and pain, and have knock-on effects on other body parts. This is just as true for your teeth as other body parts, but maybe you thought you could not do anything about your wonky teeth now that you are way past being a teenager.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThis is a myth. It’s true that after about age 18, your jawbone sets hard and cannot be adjusted but your teeth can be moved within your jawbone at any time in life. So, if your wonky teeth are becoming increasingly hard to live with, it’s worth investigating orthodontics in Weybridge with us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Orthodontics in Weybridge can correct mild to complex misalignment issues in adults. We have a range of braces and aligners to suit every issue. Also, because the vast majority of grown-ups can’t think of anything much more embarrassing than wearing braces, we have a good range of discreet braces too. Some are even almost invisible, others are hidden from view.

Come in for a consultation

When you come to us for a consultation for orthodontics in Weybridge, any nerves will be dispelled by the warm welcome. We will put you at your ease and you will soon feel at home.

Our dentists will want to know all about what you perceive as your alignment issues, which teeth really annoy you with the way they sit in your mouth, and also about how you’d like your teeth to look.

We will then thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw and face and will take x-rays and impressions to get a better view of what is going on inside your mouth. With all the information assembled, we can then put together a written treatment plan for you, and can demonstrate and discuss the various devices that are suitable for correcting your alignment issues.

Nervous patients

We are very experienced and skilled in helping nervous patients, so please don’t let your anxieties stop you getting the smile you deserve.

Get your teeth straight with Invisalign in Weybridge

If your teeth are only mildly to moderately out of alignment, say a couple of twisted teeth or a bit of a lean in or out, do you really want to have to wear metal braces on them? The cure seems worse than the problem when the person most conscious of your mild alignment issues is you. Why make everyone notice your wonky teeth when only a few ever commented in the first place?

Invisalign in WeybridgeThere may be no need to get metal braces fixed to your teeth at all. If you come into Weybridge Orthodontics and let our highly trained dentists take a look at your alignment issues, it could well be that the best, and most discreet, way to correct them is with Invisalign in Weybridge.

If you have never seen or heard of Invisalign in Weybridge this is probably because these clear plastic aligners are almost invisible when they are in place over the teeth. You’re not going to spot anyone wearing them in the supermarket or on the bus.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Off your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners look like very thin clear plastic mouth guards. The plastic is only 0.3mm thick and it is transparent. The aligners are made from digital scans of your teeth, so they fit exactly, like a second layer of enamel over your teeth.

You receive a series of these 3D printed aligners. You start at number one. When you put it on over your teeth, you will notice that it presses, and feels a bit uncomfortable. These are the built-in pressure points in action, pressing on your teeth to get them to move. Over the next 7-10 days, bone in your jaw will be dissolved to relieve the pressure by your tooth, and built up again behind it. Once the pressure has completely worn off and your aligner feels like it fits properly, it’s time to move onto the next one, which will feel uncomfortable as slightly different pressure points nudge your teeth along the path to correct alignment.

Why not come into Weybridge Orthodontics and find out how we can help you?

The tongue side of teeth straightening with Incognito in Weybridge

It’s all well and good getting adult braces when you only have mild to moderate alignment issues going on. You can have clear ceramic brackets, tooth-coloured wires or clear aligners that pretty much disappear altogether when they go on over your teeth. But what if your teeth are way more wonky than such devices can cope with? Do you have a stark choice between living with teeth that look like they had a party in your mouth or spending a couple of years behind the bars of heavy duty braces?

Incognito in WeybridgeThe answer is no. There is a third option: Incognito in Weybridge from us at Weybridge Orthodontics. These gold alloy beauties can cope with any alignment issue, no matter how severe and complex, and they can do it with complete discretion, even more so than clear aligners.

Behind the teeth, not in front

The clever thing about Incognito in Weybridge is that they are fixed to the tongue side of the teeth rather than the cheek side. This means they are completely hidden from view.

Incognito is a bracket and wire device but the difference is that each bracket is made to measure for the lingual side of each of your teeth. We scan your teeth to get pinpoint accurate measurements and devise a treatment plan. The gold alloy brackets take a while to make, so there is a hiatus between your measurement appointment and coming back to get your braces fitted.

Once they are on, you may find it takes a few days to get used to wearing them. Your speech may not be as clear as you adjust to having lingual braces but this will pass.

You will need to come back to us for regular check-ups and adjustments and how long the treatment takes depends entirely on what needs to be done. It could be 2 years or more for complex alignment issues. To everyone around, it will look as though your teeth are being straightened by magic.

After your teeth are aligned, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in the correct place while the jawbone settles down around them.