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Smile broadly with Invisalign

Whenever you look in the mirror or look back at old photos, do you wish your teeth looked less crowded, crooked or gappy? If your teeth are letting down your smile but you can’t bear the thought of wearing unsightly fixed metal braces, then you’re in luck. With Invisalign in Weybridge, you don’t need to endure the train track look to get straighter teeth. In fact, hardly anyone will even notice you are having your teeth straightened, when you choose Invisalign at Weybrigde Orthodontics.

Invisalign in WeybridgeThe discreet way to straight teeth

Invisalign doesn’t remotely resemble traditional braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, it uses clear, transparent aligners, which are moulded to snugly fit over your teeth. A series of aligners are designed, each worn for around 7–10 days, gently nudging your teeth into straighter positions via in-built pressure points. Once one aligner has done its job, you simply take it out and pop the next one in, as the aligners are removable.

Treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge takes on average 12 months though times will vary according to how crooked your teeth are to begin with.

Living with Invisalign

The perks to using Invisalign make this a great option for self-conscious adults who don’t want the world to know about their teeth straightening. Their clear appearance means no-one will notice when they’re on, while their removable nature makes eating and cleaning your teeth no different than before you started your treatment. This is because you must remove your aligners whenever you eat, drink, brush or floss. This ensures that they do not become stained. You’ll therefore need to brush your teeth before you pop your aligners back in after every meal. You must also wear your aligners for at least 20–22 hours a day to ensure your treatment runs to schedule.

Find out more

If you’d like to keep on smiling with confidence while you get your teeth straightened, then it’s worth considering Invisalign in Weybridge. It works well for mild to moderate misalignments. To find out if it could work for you, get in touch with our friendly team to book an Invisalign consultation.

Are you looking to straighten your smile?

Every year more and more adults are seeking treatment to realign their teeth in the least painful and least noticeable way. Traditional metal braces give off a very “brace face” teenage image, and many adults feel this look does not go over well in professional, romantic or social settings at their age.

Incognito in WeybridgeHave you considered Incognito Braces?

And here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand why many adults are seeking treatments using transparent, invisible, yet effective and comfortable ways to realign their smile. And luckily the technological advancements have made that possible.

Incognito braces, or as we call them Incognito, in Weybridge, are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional braces. The braces can work for anyone, any age, any teeth. So, if teenagers and adults alike want to avoid the braceface image, then these are for you.

How do they work?

The braces are placed on the teeth the same way as traditional braces, a metal bracket is glued to the teeth with a wire laced in between them and then the wire is slowly pulled over time to move the teeth into the desired place. The only difference is the brackets are placed onto the inside of the teeth making the braces virtually incognito. In Weybridge, many of our patients have enjoyed the benefits of a new smile without the aesthetic of metal in photographs, while laughing, or even against their lips.

The braces treatment using Incognito in Weybridge is a sure way to achieve your dream smile and avoid looking in the mirror with a mouth full of braces.

Book a consultation today

If you are interested in Incognito in Weybridge, then you should book a consultation with us here at Weybridge Orthodontics as soon as you can. Once at your appointment, we can discuss detailed treatment plans, budget, time frame, and expectations. We will look at your teeth and create a game plan for where we want your teeth to be. We find it important our patients fully understand their treatment process start to finish. We always want our patients to feel comfortable, educated, and informed throughout the process.

Orthodontics in Weybridge for adults

If you are an adult living unhappily with wonky teeth, then it is possible to get them straightened with orthodontics in Weybridge.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a great range of treatments for adults to alleviate alignment issues from the mild to the severe. Although we offer braces on the NHS, only patients under the age of 18 qualify for treatment. This means that if you are an adult requiring orthodontics in Weybridge, you are going to have to go private.

But don’t worry, we’ve got some great braces available privately that you can’t get on the NHS. And, because we know that most people need to spread the cost of treatment, we also have a good range of ways to pay.

Your initial consultation

Every treatment starts with a thorough consultation, during which we might need to use x-rays or scans, or take clinical photographs. We will talk to you about the various treatment options that will work best for you, including how long each treatment will take.

We will also have a chat about our various payment plans and how much payments will be over a range of timescales.

From our discussions with you, we will draw up a written treatment plan, including prices.

Prices and ways to pay

Consultations cost as little as £55, and we also run special offers on consultations throughout the year, so keep an eye out for one and take advantage of it. It will be on our website.

We offer 0% finance (subject to terms and conditions) to make paying for your orthodontics in Weybridge easier. There is a deposit to pay, but how much it is varies. Then you can choose from paying for your treatment over 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. Payments are made by standing order.

Why have private treatment?

When you go private there are no waiting lists. We can get started on your treatment right away. You also get to choose from a wider range of braces, some of which are so discreet as to be invisible once they are in place.

Why come in for a chat with one of our treatment co-ordinators?

Don’t fancy yourself in brackets and wires?

If the idea of having to have brackets, whether metal or clear ceramic, glued to the front of your teeth and strung together with wires puts you off getting your teeth straightened, then come and find out about another method.

Invisalign-in-WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand that for many of our patients, having to mar their looks with traditional braces is not something they can do. Often this is because they have to maintain a certain image of professionalism or authority. If they are younger, it’s because life’s hard enough already being a teenager without having to feel crucified with embarrassment about their braces for months on end.

That’s why we offer Invisalign in Weybridge. Invisalign revolutionised the world of teeth straightening when it first hit the market back in the late 1990s. Since then, more than 6 million people have had their teeth straightened with these nifty clear aligners.

Invisalign in Weybridge works really well on mild to moderate alignment issues. It pushes rather than pulls teeth into place. This means it’s not so great for complex alignment processes or for teeth that failed to descend properly and need to be pulled down, or up, out of the jawbone. That said, it is possible to start with traditional braces and then move onto Invisalign in Weybridge once the alignments have reached a simpler stage.

Easy smiles, easy snacks

Invisalign aligners are made of transparent rigid plastic that fits exactly to the contours of your gums. When you put them on over your teeth, they fit like an extra layer of enamel and pretty much disappear from view. As well as being undetectable, the fact that Invisalign aligners are also removable takes a lot of hassle out of eating and cleaning. All you have to do is remove and store them while you eat, brush your teeth thoroughly and then put them back in again.

On average it takes a year for treatment and this is followed by a period of wearing a retainer, either bonded or removable, to keep your teeth in place while the bone and ligaments settle down.

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign in Weybridge, come in for a consultation.

Orthodontics in Weybridge for children

Have you been looking at your child’s teeth and thinking, ‘Uh oh, I think we’re going to need braces here’? If you have, or if you and your partner both needed braces as kids and you think your child will too, then the best thing to do is bring them into Weybridge Orthodontics for a check-up.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeOrthodontics in Weybridge will have moved on considerably since you were a child. For one thing, we can treat children earlier now.

The early check-up for orthodontics in Weybridge

Because we now have digital x-rays and scans, we can see into the jawbone much more easily. This means we can take a look at your child’s adult teeth while they are still waiting behind their baby teeth to come through.

For this reason, we recommend that you bring your child in for a check-up at around the age of 7. Don’t worry if your child is already older than 7, we can still take a look and work out a treatment plan if necessary.

We tend to start treating children between the ages of 9-14, when most, or all, of their adult teeth have come through. Sometimes we do what we call interceptive treatment, which means that we start treating while some of the teeth are still on their way through.

Why have early treatment?

Sometimes it can be a good idea to have orthodontics in Weybridge at an early age if we need to correct a problem that is developing because of habits such as thumb or finger sucking. We also carry out treatment early if we think we will need to guide the growth of the jawbone so that it will be able to accommodate all the teeth. We often undertake early treatment to prevent the need for drastic, invasive interventions later on.

This may mean that your child will need a second treatment with orthodontics in Weybridge to correct the alignment of their teeth with braces. But this treatment is often much shorter in length.

Starting treatment earlier can also mean finishing earlier, perhaps before the dreaded years of self-conscious adolescence really get a grip, making your child’s experience of being a teenager easier and maybe yours too.

Behind the scenes with Incognito in Weybridge

When dental researchers set their minds to something, they can come up with all sorts of innovations that move techniques and treatments forward in leaps and bounds.

Incognito in WeybridgeWhen they realised that there was a large amount of the adult population who would love to have straighter teeth, if only they didn’t have to wear embarrassing braces that would interfere with their career and social standing, they put their minds to the task of developing discreet braces.

Now there is quite a range to choose from. Some braces are discreet, some are invisible and some, like Incognito in Weybridge, are hidden. Hidden because they sit behind the teeth, next to the tongue, rather than being attached to the front of the teeth, where everyone can see them.

Predictable, accurate results

Incognito in Weybridge are the braces of choice for people who have more complex or severe alignment issues. This is because they use brackets and archwires to pull the teeth into alignment, just like traditional braces.

Traditional brackets and wires tend to be able to exert more force and therefore work better on the premolars and molars, which have 3 roots each to move. Brackets and wires are also able to deliver more predictable results.

100% customised braces

Incognito in Weybridge are the only braces to be 100% customised. Because the brackets go on the insides of the teeth, they need to be able to fit each tooth exactly. The archwires are also fully customised.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we take detailed measurements of your teeth using a handheld scanner and these measurements are used to manufacture each bracket individually. This means it takes a bit longer, so please expect a wait of about 3 weeks before your braces arrive.

Once your Incognito braces have been fitted, you will soon get used to wearing them. You can go about your life without having to feel at all self-conscious about having braces. To all intents and purposes, it will seem to the outside world as if your teeth are straightening themselves instead of being helped by these hidden braces.

Book an appointment for a consultation and let’s find out how Incognito in Weybridge can bring a smile to your lips.

Invisalign mistakes to avoid

Just like any other treatment, Invisalign involves a learning period for patients to get used to it. Invisalign is a very simple treatment and won’t require much time or effort from your part, but without knowing, it’s easy to make rookie mistakes.

Invisalign in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we are here to help you adjust to Invisalign in Weybridge. This teeth straightening treatment is much simpler than regular braces and doesn’t require as many visits to the dentist for adjustments. However, without knowing, it’s easy to do some of the following common mistakes:

Don’t throw your aligners away

When you start with Invisalign in Weybridge, you are not used to the idea of having a foreign object in your mouth for 20 hours a day. And while it’s great that you can remove your aligners for a few hours every day, it’s really important to store them in a safe place in order to avoid an accidental loss. For instance, if you are eating in a restaurant, don’t store your aligners in a napkin, because they can easily be thrown away. Instead, carry with your Invisalign case with you at all times and use it for storing your aligners when you remove them from your mouth. The chances of losing them this way are much slimmer.

Don’t leave your aligners out for your mouth for too long

Invisalign in Weybridge doesn’t come with many rules and regulations. However, this doesn’t mean that you can do whatever you want, because your treatment can easily be compromised. One thing that should be imprinted in your mind while you are undergoing treatment is the fact that you should wear your aligners for at least 20 hours per day (some dentists may even say 22). This time frame only leaves a few hours to eat, drink and participate in activities where you’d rather not have your Invisalign aligners in. Measuring this time precisely is crucial for the effectiveness of your treatment.

Get in touch

To get started with Invisalign in Weybridge, call us today. Our helpful team will help you set up a consultation appointment in order to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Important health benefits of orthodontics in Weybridge

Orthodontics have been around for many years, but in recent decades they have evolved considerably. Whether you want to have orthodontics for cosmetic or health reasons, it’s really important to understand that teeth straightening is very important for your health – both oral and general.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, you can find a wide range of orthodontics in Weybridge designed for adults. While these treatments will transform your smile and improve your self-esteem, they will also protect your oral health and help keep your teeth strong and healthy for longer. After all, straight teeth are healthy teeth, provided that you take good care of them.

Straight teeth are less likely to be infected

Misaligned teeth which are overcrowded have many small and deep crevices where bacteria tend to hide. These areas are difficult to reach in your mouth and require specialised care to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Without treatment, these crevices can eventually lead to serious gum disease and even tooth loss. Proper orthodontic treatment with braces or removable aligners can prevent gum disease and tooth decay and keep your oral health in good shape.

Stop bone erosion

Have you ever thought how important your bite is? If your bite is not properly placed on your jawbone, then chances are that you put too much pressure on your jawbone when you bite or chew. Over time, this pressure can lead to serious problems such as headaches and bone erosion. All these problems can be easily prevented with the help of orthodontics in Weybridge.

Improve your speech

Misaligned teeth – whether gapped or overcrowded – can affect your speech in many ways and it’s the main reason some people can’t pronounce certain letters (such as s) properly. Moving your teeth and bite into their right position will improve your speech immensely.

Eat better

Last but not least, misaligned teeth can affect your nutrition and overall health since it may be difficult to bite certain foods and this can lead to digestive problems. By getting orthodontics in Weybridge you will reduce these problems and restore your overall quality of life.

Not converted? To learn more about our orthodontic services and how you can take advantage of them, contact us today.

Join the 6 million smiles with Invisalign in Weybridge

Back in the 1990s, a student at Stanford University in the USA was lying on his bed, daydreaming about how much nicer it would’ve been to get his teeth straightened if he’d been able to do it with his mouth-guard style retainer rather than brackets and wires. He turned that dream into a reality, and now more than 6 million people have benefited from his daydream.

Invisalign in WeybridgeIn Weybridge, Invisalign clear aligners are available from Weybridge Orthodontics, where we use them to correct mild to moderate malocclusions. And with great success.

People love Invisalign in Weybridge because these smooth plastic aligners are comfortable to wear, almost impossible to see and allow you to keep on eating whatever you like.

You take out the ultra-thin, transparent aligners each time you eat or drink anything other than plain water and to brush your teeth.

How to get Invisalign in Weybridge

The first thing to do is come along for a consultation with Weybridge Orthodontics. We can do an assessment to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. Invisalign does not work on every malocclusion situation. If your teeth are severely out of line, you may need to start off with another kind of braces and then move onto Invisalign part-way through the process.

We will take detailed measurements of your teeth using a handheld scanner that builds up a 3D image of your teeth on a nearby monitor as we scan. We use that to show you how your teeth will need to be moved and what your aligned smile will look like.

If Invisalign is right for you, you will receive a series of aligners. Each one has carefully placed pressure points inside it. They press on the teeth until the jawbone responds by dissolving and rebuilding itself to relieve the pressure. This takes 7-10 days. Then you put in the next aligner, and so on until you reach the last one and the treatment is done. You then need to wear a retainer while your teeth and bone settle down into their new arrangement.

Give us a call now and book an appointment.

Behind the scenes straightening with Incognito in Weybridge

People have been trying to straighten wonky teeth for centuries and in that time, braces have changed enormously. Today, we have ways to straighten teeth that allow you to keep your dental business to yourself.

Incognito in WeybridgeYou have probably heard about discreet braces and clear aligners. Aligners go over the teeth. Discreet braces are smaller than normal and go on the front of the teeth. They are great systems, but generally speaking, they can’t cope with complex or severe straightening issues.

For those, you still need to have metal bracket and wire braces because they are more able to deliver targeted, accurate results. What are you going to do if you have such misalignment issues and don’t want to wear clunky metal braces on the front of your teeth?

Well, don’t worry that you will have to wear metal braces that show. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a really great braces system that can help you. Incognito in Weybridge is a 100% customised braces system that can deal with even the most complex alignment problems.

Incognito in Weybridge is different because it has fully customised brackets, wires and bonding trays that are designed to fit each of your individual teeth. And the beauty of them is that they go on the tongue-side of your teeth, and so they are completely hidden from view.

Consultation

When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics for Incognito in Weybridge, we will take detailed measurements of the inside of your mouth using a scanner. This builds up a picture of your mouth that we can display on a nearby screen. From this, we can run a programme that allows you to see how Incognito will gently move your teeth into a lovely straight smile.

Treatment

Once we have fitted your Incognito braces, it will take a few days to get used to wearing them but you will soon adjust to eating and cleaning and speaking with them in place.

You will come back every few weeks to get them adjusted to keep up the alignment pressure. After the braces come off, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your smile in place while your teeth and bone settle into their new arrangement.