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What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito Weybridge is the only kind of teeth straightening device that is truly invisible when you smile. Although many other devices boast discretion, they are still visible, usually in the form of a clear plastic tray or teeth coloured brackets and wires.


This treatment however is attached to the back of your teeth and therefore there is no sign of you using a teeth straightening device when you smile. Many people have some concerns about a speech impediment with a device that is attached to the back of their teeth, however for most users of Incognito Weybridge, they adjust within the first few weeks and then there is no concern whatsoever.

How does this treatment look?

Incognito Weybridge is very similar looking to traditional braces although they are attached to the back of your teeth and not the front. In addition, they are coated with gold plating to ensure that there are minimal grooves and edges that can trap food or cut your tongue.

Because we spend a lot of time cleaning in between wires of traditional braces to remove stuck debris, since this device is attached to the back of your teeth and we would be unable to see any food stuck, we need to cover the device to create a smooth surface to ensure teeth remain clean and healthy throughout the duration of treatment.

Some of our patients choose to use this treatment for their upper arch and a more traditional device on their lower arch to reduce the costs of their plan. If you are considering using a truly invisible device to straighten your teeth, then feel free to discuss with us the many options that are available to you, so that we can create a bespoke plan that is aligned to your needs and goals, and in order that you can experience the best possible teeth straightening journey.

It is important to us that you feel confident and in control of this momentous time, ensuring that you are willing to go through with the treatment and benefit from the life changing advantages that straighter teeth offer you.

What are some of the advantages that straight teeth can offer?

Having straight teeth is beneficial both for your self-esteem and general wellbeing. Your teeth when crossed and cramped are more difficult to clean, meaning that your oral health is generally at a disadvantage when compared to others who have a correct bite and alignment.

When teeth are not as clean as they can be, plaque and tartar builds up which can cause bad breath, cavities and eventual tooth loss.

Your self-esteem also suffers, both because there is an expectation to have beautiful straight and white teeth and because we tend to unconsciously judge others who do not align to these health goals.

By choosing to make a positive impact on your health by straightening your teeth, you are choosing to honour your wellbeing and we will be eternally supportive of this. Let’s discuss the personal changes that you can experience by straightening your teeth and finding the best possible device to allow you to confidently and comfortably do this, today.

Invisalign Weybridge: Weybridge Orthodontics and you

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we care about all of our patients’ needs and we understand the importance of feeling confident in the treatment we provide. For many adults, however, the thought of choosing visible braces to improve the alignment of their smile makes them feel like doing anything but smile and we know it! Choosing Invisalign Weybridge with us at Weybridge Orthodontics could be the solution you’re looking for.

What is Invisalign Weybridge?

Invisalign is an alternative to fixed, visible braces. It consists of clear plastic aligners that are bespoke, made to fit comfortably along the gum line. As the name suggests, when worn, they are barely visible to other people and are basically invisible! The aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. You will receive sets of aligners to take home and change on a weekly basis, coming for check-ups every six weeks or so.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

If you’re looking for a discreet solution to realigning your smile, then Invisalign does just that. We find that our patients enjoy the flexibility that Invisalign offers. You can remove the aligners when brushing and flossing, enabling you to look after your teeth and gums properly. You can also remove them when you are eating and drinking, so there’s no need to clean your dinner off them after having enjoyed a meal – a slightly less pleasant way to end a meal! Not only that, but you can remove the aligners when you want to play a particular sport or if you have a social event that you don’t want to wear them for. The flexibility and choice that Invisalign offers allows you to have control over your treatment and still get results – as long as you generally aim for around 22 hours a day of wearing the aligners.

Another major benefit to choosing Invisalign is that they are comfortable to wear. This is thanks to the fact that you will have an iTero scan which will get the exact measurements of your mouth for your aligners to be made and allows a 3D animation to be made to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment, before you’ve even started wearing them! There’s nothing like a little bit of imagination to help your motivation for treatment. Invisalign also offers a range for teenagers called InvisalignTeen and motivation factors can always be useful – the scan just won’t get them to do their homework any more willingly!

Finally, clear plastic aligners tend not to break as easily as other brace systems such as fixed braces. This means you shouldn’t be needing as many emergency appointments, if any. We know that you will have a lot of commitments and won’t want to be visiting us too frequently and you shouldn’t have to. If you do need to see us, though, we are always here and ready to help. Just book in with our friendly receptionists for an appointment and we look forward to greeting you.

For a smile that shines, check out Invisalign and find the confidence that a great smile brings.

Professional care with orthodontics in Weybridge

Treatment that addresses any alignment issues that you may have with your teeth or jaw is important for your general health and wellbeing and this is why orthodontics Weybridge is often provided to children at around the age of 7 to ensure that their development is on track.


Because if your teeth or jaw are not aligned properly, you can suffer from complications with eating, which can result in nutritional deficiencies or gut problems. If you do not have a healthcare professional who looks at these conditions holistically, then you may go several years without correct treatment and this can have devastating impacts on your growth and health.

Other issues that can present with a misaligned bite include headaches, neck pain or speech difficulties, to name a few. Orthodontics Weybridge can correct these issues by using specific devices to realign your bite and your teeth, improving your confidence as well as your health.

By looking at some of the options available, you can begin to understand the vast range of different solutions that are on offer, so that you can make an informed decision as to what treatment solution is the best for your personal situation. We help you to decide what is right for you in this important moment, by offering opinions and facts on the advantages and disadvantages of each option, and discussing the potential time frames and costs of each of the options that are available to you.

Is straightening teeth only for children?

Not at all. Although orthodontics Weybridge is offered at a young age, it is also consistently followed up throughout your life, when you change dentists or when you present with potential symptoms that might signify a misalignment.

A lot of adults are coming through wanting cosmetic alterations to the alignment of their teeth because they did not have braces when they were younger and their teeth are not as straight as they want them to be.

Many streamlined options are available to these individuals, focusing on the specific needs that they present with and eliminating a lot of the other features that are not applicable to them. This can reduce the length of time braces need to be worn, reduce costs and allow for other features to take precedence, making their teeth straightening experience a more enjoyable one.

Is there any complications associated with straightening your teeth as an adult?

We generally like to straighten the bite and teeth of younger patients because their bones are more malleable and subject to movement. As an adult, it may take a little longer to straighten your teeth, but we can certainly still do it and there is no reason why adult braces cannot be just as effective as devices used on younger patients.

In fact, the majority of patients that wish to have cosmetic realignment treatments performed on their teeth are adults and because your teeth will only get more twisted with age rather than naturally straighten, there is no time like the present to embark on a journey of self-improvement.

Invisalign Weybridge, giving you something to smile about

Having misaligned teeth can be a source of embarrassment, anxiety and frustration. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe that nobody should feel like this. We want our patients to feel confident and happy, smiling on the inside and out. Invisalign Weybridge offers a discreet solution to realigning your teeth and is comfortable and convenient too. We believe that you deserve the very best and that’s why our extensive range of treatments includes one of the most popular brands of aligners on the market.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Weybridge is a discreet solution to realigning your teeth because it consists of clear plastic aligners that sit comfortably on the gum line. They apply gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. When worn, they are hardly noticeable thanks to the clear plastic that they’re made from. They are also durable and aren’t prone to breaking as there are no small parts. You will receive sets of aligners to take home and change on a weekly basis, only coming to see us for check-up appointments every 6 weeks or so.

How do I get Invisalign?

If you are interested in trying Invisalign, the first thing you need to do is book in for a consultation with us at Weybridge Orthodontics. We will give you a thorough examination and check to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. If it is, we will then scan your mouth with iTero technology to get the measurements for your aligners and from this we can also make a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment. It’s advanced technology at its finest! Invisalign can treat mild to moderate alignment issues and we will be happy to discuss your individual circumstances with you and let you know what will work best for you.

Why is Invisalign worth having?

The beauty of Invisalign is the fact that people won’t notice you’re wearing the aligners – unless you tell them! They can be removed when you are eating and drinking, so you won’t have a messy clean up operation after every meal. When you want to brush and floss, you can also keep up this important part of your oral hygiene routine with ease, as you don’t need to wear your aligners while you do this. You can also remove them if you have a particular occasion you don’t want to wear them for, or if you want to take part in sports. We only advise that you try to wear your aligners for around an average of 22 hours a day leaving you plenty of flexibility for the rest of the time.

Invisalign is also a comfortable solution to realigning your teeth. As the aligners are made-to-measure for your specific mouth, they should fit nice and snugly on the gumline and not rub. If you do have any issues, we are more than happy to see you and for the rest of the time, you will be given sets of aligners to change at home on a weekly basis and will only need to come and see us for check-ups every 6 weeks or so, saving you from frequent visits and time off work to do so.

If you have children who also need treatment, Invisalign has a range especially for young people called Invisalign Teen.

So, if you think that Invisalign might be a treatment you’d like to find out more about, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We want you to feel confident about your smile and we’re confident that we can help you.

Ever heard of the hidden brace? 5 FAQs about Incognito braces from Weybridge Orthodontics

When many people hear the word ‘brace,’ they instantly picture a small child wearing the traditional, metal brace.


While this image is ingrained in many people’s minds, with modern orthodontics there are many more options available for people to straighten their teeth, especially adults and teenagers. Of course, if you have a more complex case of misalignment, then regardless of your age, it is likely that you will need to wear a metal brace to get the smile you want, but for less severe orthodontic issues, there are more options available.

Braces ranging from clear to invisible, from cosmetic to removable are now commonly used in dental practices across the UK and at Weybridge Orthodontics, we are no different!

When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics to get your dream smile, our team will carefully assess your teeth and choose which one of our many braces is the most suited to your needs. In more moderate cases of misalignment, our team may choose Incognito in Weybridge to straighten your smile, which, as the name suggests, is actually a hidden brace!

How can you have a hidden brace? How does it work? Read on for the answers to these questions and more surrounding Incognito in Weybridge.

How can a brace be hidden?

This is a very good question!

While almost every other brace is placed or fitted to the front of the teeth, Incognito in Weybridge is attached to the back of the teeth and can be fitted to the upper and lower jaws. Due to the size of the brace and its discreet positioning, no one besides you and our team will know you are wearing it!

Who can have this brace?

Unlike many other discreet braces, this type is suitable for adults, teenagers and even children who want to realign their teeth.

You may notice that you will have more benefits from this brace if you have issues such as overcrowding, spacing or teeth that are protruding. While our team will determine if you are suitable or not, many complex cases can be resolved with this brace.

What is the treatment time?

As it treats more severe cases than other braces like Invisalign or the Inman aligner, the treatment time is about the same as traditional metal braces.

While our team will be able to give you a more accurate estimate on how long you will be wearing them for, on average the treatment time is 24 months.

Are they uncomfortable?

After having the braces initially fitted, you may notice that your tongue may feel sore.

And, as this brace will need tightening in the same way as a traditional brace, you may notice some discomfort after having adjustments made. But that end smile will make it all worthwhile!

Will they make me talk oddly?

Most patients do not experience any speech issues, but as this brace is directly in contact with your tongue, it is normal to notice some minor changes in the way you talk. But, it’s only temporary!

Unsure if Invisalign is the brace for you? An introductory guide from Weybridge Orthodontics

If you are an adult who has misaligned teeth, it can really impact on your confidence.


Everyday activities like smiling in photographs or attending social gatherings can feel harder, often resulting in a reduction in social outings, which does little to boost confidence.

Of course, many adults believe that the only way to get a straighter smile past the age of 18 is with traditional, or metal braces. Luckily, this is no longer true!

Now in the world of adult orthodontics, there are numerous ways for you to get the straighter smile that you have always wanted, and few of them involve wearing a far-from-discreet metal brace!

When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics, our team will choose the most appropriate aligner for you. We are able to offer our suitable patients the world-renowned Invisalign in Weybridge, which combines the strength of a regular metal brace with the discretion of, well, near-invisibility! What more could you want from a brace?

Want to know more about Invisalign in Weybridge? Read on for our brief, jargon-free guide to this orthodontic option.

What is it?

As you are likely to have guessed, Invisalign in Weybridge is an invisible brace. Well, near enough!

Made from clear plastic, this treatment involves the use of custom-fitted trays to move your teeth from their old positions into newer ones, without exerting force or causing much discomfort. 

How does it work?

As mentioned earlier, this invisible brace uses a set of custom-fitted trays to move your teeth. When you attend your initial consultation, our team will take a 3-D scan of the inside of your mouth and use associated computer imaging to produce a step-by-step guide on how your teeth will move. These images will then be sent to a laboratory, where the trays will be created to support each step of this treatment.

Once your aligner feels loose, you simply pop in the next one!

Does it treat all orthodontic issues?

While this brace is now able to treat a wider variety of misalignments, protrusions and spacing problems, it is unsuitable for more complex orthodontic problems.

If you present with a more challenging orthodontic case, our team at Weybridge Orthodontics may recommend treatment with a fitted clear brace or a traditional one.

Can I take it out?

Yes, you can.

This brace is fully removable and requires no tightening from an orthodontist to work. As it is removable, you can eat, drink or brush your teeth with ease, without needing to worry about food getting stuck in your braces. Just make sure that you put it back in afterwards!

How long will the treatment take?

Although it is removable, this brace works surprisingly quickly.

On average, many patients wear this brace for around 6 months, but this will vary depending on your unique case. It may also be used in a treatment plan with other braces, which usually cuts this time down drastically.

To achieve results, you need to wear it for a minimum of 22 hours each day.

Think orthodontics is just about straightening teeth? Five health benefits of wearing a brace

When it comes to straightening teeth, everybody knows that wearing a brace is the best way to get a straighter smile.


And, with modern braces being as varied as they are, there is now more choice than ever in which brace can be used to get you the smile that you have always wanted!

While many metal braces historically have been far from confidence-boosting in the short term, long term, their results are undeniable, leaving many people with straighter, healthier smiles. While many people assume braces exist solely to treat cosmetic issues, there are a range of secondary health concerns that braces can have a positive impact on, especially if you have more complex misalignments.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we recognise the secondary issues that often occur when teeth are misaligned. Our orthodontics in Weybridge are targeted to not only straighten your teeth quickly and effectively, but to reduce other issues that you may be experiencing as a result of having crooked teeth. So, if you are looking for a team who know everything there is to know about braces, look to Weybridge Orthodontics!

But what are the health issues that our orthodontics in Weybridge can help to alleviate? Read on to find out.

Supports the jaw

Having misaligned teeth undoubtedly puts additional pressure on the jaw, and can lead to conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder. Also, having misaligned teeth often means that your jawbone is compromised, causing issues with chewing biting and even leading to headaches and migraines.

As our orthodontics in Weybridge gently move your teeth, your upper and lower jaws will align correctly, allowing you to eat, bite and floss without discomfort.

Prevent tooth decay

Tooth decay is a major concern for dental teams and, it goes without saying, that crooked or misaligned teeth have more areas for plaque to accumulate. Also, as crooked teeth are harder to brush, they are tougher to keep healthy, leading to things like tooth decay.

While you may need to attend a hygienist appointment while wearing your brace to ensure your teeth are clean, post-treatment, your teeth will be easier to clean and there will be fewer incidents of decay. Brilliant!

Better nutrition

As previously mentioned, teeth which are not correctly aligned are not as good at biting into or grinding up food. This can lead to consumption of softer, less nutritious foods and problems like acid reflux.

As braces gradually align your teeth, you will be more comfortable with biting into foods like raw vegetables and fruits, and will notice a reduction in gastrointestinal issues too!

Prevents gum disease

With nowhere to hide as your teeth straighten, bacteria which could lead to periodontal diseases are easier to remove, so you will have a lowered risk of developing gum disease.

Better overall health

Plaque and crooked teeth go hand in hand and as excess dental plaque has been linked to heart disease, having a brace fitted could actually improve your overall health. Talk to our team today about which brace is the best one for you!

Not sure how to care for your new Invisalign brace? 5 tips from Weybridge Orthodontics

When you are told you qualify for treatment with an invisible brace, it will probably present you with an array of different questions.


Unlike traditional braces, invisible ones are often removable and require specific care in order to keep them invisible and functional. And, unless you know a lot of people who have worn an invisible brace, it is unlikely that you will know how to manage this brace in day-to-day life.

Luckily, our team can help!

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a wealth of experience of working with both clear and invisible braces and can provide you with some all-important tips. One of our most popular braces, Invisalign in Weybridge, requires a bit more care than many people assume and so, our team has provided the following guide in jargon-free language.

So, read on to learn more about how to cope with the day-to-day puzzles that treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge may bring!

Wearing time

Our team may have already informed you of this, but in order for Invisalign in Weybridge to work quickly and effectively, you will need to wear it for a bare minimum of 22 hours per day.

While this may sound challenging, this brace is designed to be comfortable to wear, and as it is custom fitted to each stage of treatment, you shouldn’t notice that you are wearing it. This brace is comfortable enough to sleep in!

Small toothbrushes

It is a fact that when you wear braces that slot over your teeth that are also removable, you have to keep your teeth clean, to avoid pressing bacteria against the enamel.

So, while wearing this brace, it is worth investing in a toothbrush to take with you to work, evenings out or any other social function where you will be eating.

Before you put the brace back in, brush your teeth thoroughly to ensure any debris from the food has been removed to avoid decay.


When you are given this brace by our team at Weybridge Orthodontics, it will come with a plastic carry case.

While it may be oh so tempting to simply put the brace in your bag when you aren’t wearing it, it is vital that you put it back into the carry case. This will protect it from being damaged and will be easier for you to find it if you are prone to forgetfulness! Simple!

Water only!

In the modern world, we should all be drinking more water.

In the hustle and bustle of working life, many people drink more powerful drinks, such as coffee or tea. To avoid staining, when you wear this brace, stick to drinking water. If you can’t resist getting a coffee at lunch, be sure to remove your brace and to brush your teeth afterwards!


How do you clean this brace?

Simple; you run it under a lukewarm tap to remove debris and brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush. No mouthwash, no toothpaste and no force, this brace is easy to clean. Perfect!

Could Incognito in Weybridge help you discreetly amend crooked teeth?

Keeping your smile healthy


Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe that it is our duty as an orthodontic practice to do all that we can to ensure that every one of our patients have teeth that are as healthy as they possibly can be. Whilst many people seek out cosmetic braces such as Incognito in Weybridge for cosmetically driven reasons, we also stress the health benefits that treatments of this nature can have – both mentally and physically. We understand, here at Weybridge Orthodontics, that for many people who have misaligned or crooked teeth it can be the cause of stress, embarrassment and a loss in self-esteem. For those who feel this way, we implore them to contact one of our discreet orthodontic specialists to see whether or not treatments such as Incognito in Weybridge could be the answer to improving their oral and social wellbeing.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Whilst more conventional methods of amending crooked teeth – such as metallic braces – have proven to be a tried-and-tested method of successfully straightening out a patient’s teeth and improving their overall oral health, they are not famously praised for their impact on how patients look. This detrimental effect on the outward appearance of patients has led to many who could be benefitting from the healing aspects of the treatment putting off doing so. In response to this, here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we are happy to now offer patients a range of ‘discreet’ alternative treatments which can effectively realign a patient’s smile, without them having to wear visible and image-altering braces for the length of treatment. One such treatment of this nature is Incognito, which can realign crooked or overlapping teeth in a way which leaves very little impact on how a patient looks when compared to conventional methodologies such as metallic braces.

How does Incognito work?

The Incognito method of amending overlapping or crooked teeth – also called ‘lingual braces’ – operates in a way which is relatively similar to conventional braces. The fundamental difference however is that the metallic brackets and wires which are connected to each individual tooth are placed at the back of the patient’s teeth. As such, the braces are completely hidden from the front and the patient can enjoy life as normal – without attracting any attention or scrutiny. As you can imagine, the process of fixing a brace system to each individual tooth from within the interior of a patient’s mouth is far more complex than with traditional braces. Therefore it initially requires that patients visit our practice here at Weybridge Orthodontics to have all the appropriate measurements taken to allow for one of our Incognito experts to create their unique braces.

How do I go about getting Incognito braces?

If you have teeth which are misaligned and are looking to amend this, but do not wish to put your outward appearance on the backburner for the time it takes to complete your treatment, then you ought to contact one of our discreet orthodontic experts here at Weybridge Orthodontics. In doing so, we can assess your dental wellbeing and formulate a uniquely tailored treatment plan which will ultimately provide you with a straighter and healthier looking smile – without affecting your appearance in the process.

Is Invisalign in Weybridge the solution to your orthodontic worries?

Pay some attention to your dental wellbeing


Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we empathise and recognise that a great many of our patients have been affected by the impact of recent global changes that relate to the Covid-19 crisis. All we want, as a quality and trustworthy orthodontist is to provide our unique and individual patients with the level of care which they deserve. We understand that a great many of our patients may have been hesitant or resistant to seeking out orthodontic care such as Invisalign in Weybridge during the recent lockdown measures. However, it is our belief that our numerous patients out there ought not to put their dental and oral needs on the backburner any longer, and ought now to seek out the dental care and support that they deserve.

The importance of straight teeth

Recent global events have caused all of us to pay an even closer amount of attention towards our health and wellbeing. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics it is our principal aim as a practice to ensure that each of our patients is as healthy as they can possibly be. Having teeth which are properly aligned can have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the health of a patient’s teeth and decrease the chance of dental and gum issues developing. Many of our patients here at Weybridge Orthodontics do not necessarily understand how having crooked or poorly aligned teeth can have a negative impact on their oral health, and to what extent treatments such as Invisalign in Weybridge can positively improve their dental health.

Why should I seek out Invisalign in Weybridge?

For many people, the advantages of having straight and healthy looking teeth do not extend beyond the aesthetic. However, there are several health benefits to having a straighter smile, which many patients out there may have overlooked. People who have crooked and badly aligned teeth are far more susceptible to developing preventable gum issues such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. The likelihood of developing such conditions is increased for those who have dental misalignment, as there are more difficult to reach spaces and gaps between their teeth in which pockets of bacteria and plaque can form. These plaque and bacterial deposits can cause a number of issues to develop in a patient’s teeth, including gum disease – which is the current leading cause of permanent tooth loss in adults across the country.

What is Invisalign?

Those who are unaware of what Invisalign is, or how it could potentially be used to benefit their smile, need only call upon the expertise of one of our ‘discreet orthodontics’ specialists here at Weybridge Orthodontics. Whilst conventional and commonplace methods of correcting dental misalignment – such as fused metallic braces – are typically regarded as having a negative impact on a patient’s appearance, treatments such as Invisalign leave almost no trace. This is because the fundamentals of the treatment are completely different from contemporary treatments. The Invisalign system does not align a patient’s teeth though common methodologies, but rather consists completely of a single transparent dental retainer. This retainer is custom moulded to fit over a patient’s teeth perfectly and makes use of pressure points which are built within it to apply force to specific teeth. As these retainers are made to perfectly fit over each patient’s unique dental shape, and they are made from a transparent plastic, they are almost completely undetectable when they are worn.