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What exactly is Orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry, that works on the alignment of the teeth and jaw and ensures that the bite is working correctly. Teeth being misaligned is extremely common, due to the complexity of teeth, and due to genetic factors, such as the wisdom teeth slowly becoming obsolete to modern humans. It is important that your teeth are straight to ensure that they are biting correctly, and not putting any strain or eroding any other teeth. If you have any concerns or queries about orthodontics, then do not hesitate to contact us at Weybridge Orthodontics, and we will be able to give you more information on what you need. Our patients are our number one priority, and we want to ensure that you know exactly what treatments you need, and are brought up to speed on any extra costs or information.

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Why is orthodontics important?

Having straight teeth is important not just for cosmetic reasons. A misaligned jaw can have many dangers, such as putting more strain on several areas of the teeth and causing tooth erosion. Tooth erosion can be dangerous, as it can pose a serious risk of cavities, as your enamel will have been worn down and be less protective.

Fixed Braces

One of the most common forms of orthodontic treatment are fixed braces. Fixed braces offer an extremely practical solution to crooked teeth, and are available for all ages, and can be extremely effective. One of the main benefits of fixed braces is that they are one of the fastest ways to correct teeth, and if teeth are corrected at the right time, you can have straight teeth in a matter of months.

Some of the downsides to having fixed braces is the damage that they can cause the gums, and they can also be painful or irritable to the teeth, as they pull them into the correct position.

What is Incognito treatment?

If you are looking for Incognito in Weybridge, then this is something that Weybridge Orthodontics offers as an alternative to regular fixed braces. If you are looking for an alternative to fixed braces, then we would highly recommend Incognito. Weybridge Orthodontics is committed to providing the best possible service to you, so we understand that fixed braces may not be the most desirable option. Fixed braces can often be associated with being a teenager, so many adults may be averse to this kind of treatment entirely. Also, if their teeth are only slightly crooked, then they may feel as if fixed braces are not worth the hassle.

Incognito offers a fantastic solution, and works as a fixed braces on the back of the teeth, so you’ll be able to reap all the benefits of regular braces, but they won’t be visible to everyone you meet, and you won’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious about your dental treatment. If you are interested, and looking for Incognito in Weybridge, then we would highly recommend booking a consultation at our practice.

Crooked teeth

Crooked teeth occur for many reasons, most of them genetic. Some crookedness can be caused by behaviour such as thumb sucking, however it is generally accepted that those with severely crooked teeth are just unfortunate, and will need to see an orthodontist, a dentist who specialises in the straightening of teeth and the alignment of the jaw. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Weybridge, then we would be a particularly viable option.

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Our ethos

Our team is comprised of extremely experienced dentists and professionals, and we want to satisfy every single patient that comes through our door. This means that the patient is our number one priority, and your comfort and serenity while receiving treatment is of the utmost importance. Having said this, we also value progressive and modern treatments, and always keep abreast of the latest orthodontic treatments and news. If you would ever like to hear or read our values and ethos, then simply visit our website or give us a call, and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Braces

The most effective way to fix crooked teeth is to use braces. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Weybridge who can fix crooked teeth, then you have come to the right place! At Weybridge Orthodontics we have a wide range of braces, each with specific advantages and disadvantages. If you are in for a consultation, then do not hesitate to ask your dentist for the full range of options, and they will be happy to help.

Fixed brace

These are probably the most well-known form of braces, and are most commonly seen amongst teenagers, whose teeth are being corrected as soon as they have erupted. Fixed braces are available for anyone, and still stand to this day as one of the most effective ways to straighten teeth, sometimes straightening teeth in a matter of months. However, many adults are averse to fixed braces simply due to the association that they have with being a teenager. Therefore, other, more discreet options are needed.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular form of treatment that utilises clear plastic braces to align the teeth. This treatment is popular, as they are extremely difficult to see once they are being worn, as the braces are completely transparent. While they are not quite as effective in some cases as fixed braces, their total anonymity means that they are extremely popular amongst adults. The braces need to be replaced every two weeks, which essentially substitutes the tightening that fixed braces use.

Invisalign braces are also fully removable, which makes them an ideal option. This means that you are free to eat and drink whatever you want, and not be restricted by the brace. The braces are effective if they are worn for over 20 hours a day, which means you are free to take them out whenever you like. If you are interested in Invisalign, and other orthodontics in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to give us a call.

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of repairing one’s teeth, and administering treatments in order to provide a better look to the teeth. This can be anything from braces to teeth whitening. Often, cosmetic dentistry can tie over into general dentistry and vice versa. This is because teeth that are performing their best look their best, and a healthy smile will look the most natural and appealing above all else. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a smile, and consider all our patients to be our number one priority. Dentistry is about improving the quality of life, which means improving your smile and your general comfort with your own teeth.

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Fixed braces

Fixed braces are a common option for teenagers and are one of the most effective forms of treatment for your teeth to be realigned. Fixed braces work by bonding a join to each tooth, and passing through a metal wire, which is then periodically tightened, in order to pull the teeth into position. Fixed braces are also an option for adults whose teeth are severely crooked, and need drastic attention.

Invisalign

Many adults are not fond of the idea of fixed braces. Fixed braces can be uncomfortable, and are also associated with being a teenager, which for some professional adults may not be an option. Therefore, Invisalign offers a fantastic solution. If you are looking for Invisalign in Weybridge, then this is a treatment that we happily offer to many patients. It is a discreet option for those who might be concerned about their looks during dental treatment and will mean that they can undergo treatment without anyone knowing about it.

Invisalign works by using a series of plastic braces to gradually align the teeth into arrangement. Instead of fixed braces which work by tightening the wires, Invisalign works by simply replacing the brace with a new one every two weeks. This means that the brace is extremely simple and will be virtually invisible the entire time you are wearing it. If you are interested in getting Invisalign in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to contact us, and let us know of your situation.

Incognito

Incognito braces are another excellent option to choose. Incognito braces work a similar way to fixed braces, however, they are on the inside of the teeth. This means that you will be able to reap all the benefits of fixed braces, and yet remain discreet about your dental treatment. There are also no real strictures about eating or drinking, so you are free to live your life without any restrictions or concerns.

Weybridge Orthodontics

If you are considering fixed braces, Incognito, or Invisalign in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We understand that cosmetic options can seem overwhelming and sometimes unclear, so we are here to guide you through every step of the way. By listening to your concerns, and aspirations for your teeth, we will be able to use our skills making your dream smile into a reality.

Orthodontics at our practice

Orthodontics at Weybridge Orthodontics has some of the highest quality services in the area, and we are one of the only dental practices to have six surgeries to commit to dental care. It is our objective to administer orthodontic treatment with the utmost professionalism possible, but to remain friendly and open about the process. We understand that dentistry can be a sensitive issue as it is a treatment that will affect your appearance, and can be quite invasive. Therefore, we want to be as approachable as possible about dental treatment, so that you feel as comfortable as possible about orthodontics. Weybridge Orthodontics has your best interests at heart, so feel free to book a consultation.

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Nervous Patients

Nervous patients are a part of dentistry, so we are completely used to dealing with them. People can be nervous about the dentist for many reasons, one of them being the invasive nature of treatment sometimes. Another reason can also be bad experiences in the past, and not wanting to have similar feelings brought up. It can also be shame about one’s teeth.

At Weybridge Orthodontics we understand all of these problems and assure you that there will be no problem with any patients that come through our door. If you call ahead and alert us that you are nervous about seeing the dentist, then we will be able to act accordingly and make sure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout the process. Orthodontics in Weybridge are available to everyone regardless of how frequently they have been to the dentist, from a recent check-up, to a lifetime of avoiding the dentist.

Tips on feeling less nervous about the dentist

Like anything that can seem daunting, the best course of action is to take small steps. Once you have contacted us and let us know of your situation, then you are halfway there, as we will be able to slowly welcome you into our practice. One tip that has proven successful, is to come and visit prior to your treatment. There you can meet the dentist who will be administering your treatment, and meet our wonderful team and become acquainted with them, in order to feel more relaxed. We also advise coming in for a smaller treatment first. If you are in need of something like a filling or a root canal, then come in for a consultation or a scale and polish first, to ease you into the process with a low maintenance treatment.

Conscious Sedative

If you are feeling nervous during your treatment, then conscious sedation may be an option. This is different to an anaesthetic, as an anaesthetic will render you unconscious and numb, whereas conscious sedation works in a much lighter way, and will most likely not put you to sleep. Conscious sedation is also available in multiple formats, so if you are nervous about taking an intravenous sedative, then it can be taken orally, or via a mask to be inhaled.

Braces for adults

Due to many of the associations and stigmas of braces, many adults can be averse to straighten their teeth, to avoid any kind of ‘embarrassing’ or noticeable treatments. However, there are many fantastic dental treatments available, that directly aim to attack these stigmas, and provide a solution to many of the reasons why people might not opt for orthodontic treatment in adulthood.

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The important thing to remember is that braces are important, not just for the look of your teeth, but also your oral health. Teeth that are misaligned can grind together in an irregular way, which can make the teeth erode at a faster rate. This can then put you at risk of more cavities, as the teeth have been made weaker, and potentially more grooved in places.This means cavities have more chance of developing, as dirt cannot be removed by regular brushing methods.

Invisalign

One of the most popular and obvious ways of solving the problem of adults not wanting to get braces is Invisalign. Invisalign works by using a series of plastic transparent braces that are moulded to the teeth, so that when they are worn, they fit exactly over the them. When they are used, they are virtually invisible, meaning that you will be able to receive dental treatment without people noticing.

However, there are some disadvantages to Invisalign. Invisalign cannot correct teeth that are severely crooked, and these may need to be tackled with fixed braces, or even surgery in some cases. Invisalign can also be removed, which is a great feature, however it places some responsibility on the wearer of the brace, as it needs to be kept in for at least 20 hours a day, otherwise the treatment will be ineffectual. Where some braces won’t have this issue, Invisalign has the danger of being disrupted by the habits of the user. If you are interested in Incognito in Weybridge, then this is a great alternate option.

Incognito braces

As an adult, you are not denied fixed braces, however we will assume that many adults will not want to appear with metal tracks on their teeth. If you are looking for Incognito in Weybridge, then this is something that we offer. Incognito is a form of brace that works extremely similarly to fixed braces, however the metal tracks run on the inside of the teeth, rather than the outside. Due to special technology, your dentist will be able to create a 3D projection of what your teeth will look like after the treatment, and therefore be able to adjust the braces accordingly. This also means that you will be able to know exactly what the treatment is doing for you, and what you are paying for.

Incognito in Weybridge is available at our very own practice Weybridge Orthodontics, and represents a fantastic option that is different to Invisalign and fixed braces, but reaps many of the advantages from both. We understand that image can be extremely important, both during and after the treatment, so it will be our number one priority to make sure your treatment is as discreet as you want it to be.

Braces

Braces are necessary when the teeth have become crooked or displaced. Crooked teeth can be more serious than just a cosmetic issue and can cause serious complications for your jaw alignment and function. Tooth erosion can also occur in areas that have a higher level of contact with other teeth and can therefore become susceptible to cavities and tooth decay.

Invisalign in WeybridgeFixed Braces

Fixed braces are an excellent option for restoring crooked teeth to their natural state, however, they do carry some disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages of fixed braces is the association they have with being a teenager. Many teenagers undergo fixed brace treatment, as this is when their teeth are more malleable, and their adult teeth have all erupted, so they can be correctly aligned as soon as possible. Therefore, many adults can be averse to fixed brace treatment for this reason and avoid braces entirely. The intensity of braces can also be a deterrent, as many adults can think that their teeth are not crooked enough to justify fixed braces. A solution to these problems is Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics has a wide range of treatments that are committed to giving you the treatment that will give you the smile you deserve.

Invisalign

Invisalign is the answer to many of the problems and assumptions that fixed braces can bring up. Invisalign is only available to adults, as it is only effective on fully developed adult teeth, so any growth will render the treatment ineffective. Invisalign can also make extremely acute adjustments, so no matter how crooked your teeth are, you can use Invisalign. One of the key benefits of Invisalign, is that due to the transparent nature of the braces, it will be extremely difficult to tell that you are wearing Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and making sure that you are informed at every step of the way. It is also important to us that you are as comfortable as possible, which means building up a rapport between dentist and patient, so that the treatments are as friendly and as comfortable as possible.

Beginning Invisalign Treatment

To begin Invisalign treatment you will first need a consultation about Invisalign in Weybridge, to assess your teeth and have a scan, as well as clear up any queries you might have about Invisalign treatment. Once scans have been taken, they will then be sent off, and a series of plastic braces will be specifically made for you. As opposed to regular braces being tightened and adjusted, Invisalign braces will simply be replaced. This will happen approximately every two weeks, and your dentist will be able to assess your progress and steps with the treatment.

Invisalign is also beneficial in that they can be easily removed, which means you are free to drink and eat whatever you want to. If you are looking for Invisalign in Weybridge, then we have all the facilities available for the treatment. Book a consultation with us if you would like to find out more.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the practice of correcting a patient’s jaw and teeth, to make sure that they are correctly aligned, and the teeth are chewing correctly. This can be an extremely advanced process, as there are many factors that can contribute to a misaligned set of teeth. One of the most common jobs for an orthodontist to do is to realign crooked teeth, for general and cosmetic reasons. Severely crooked teeth can pose a risk to your oral health, as the teeth can grind together, and therefore become eroded, and exposed to decay and cavities. Therefore, if you have crooked teeth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. If you are looking for orthodontics in Weybridge, then we are available for a consultation.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeInvisalign

Invisalign is a relatively new form of orthodontics, that works to realign crooked teeth with a unique method. Fixed braces will use a wire that is attached permanently to the teeth and will be easily visible. Invisalign works in a different way, and instead uses a series of braces that are replaced every two weeks. Invisalign though not quite as effective as fixed braces, however, carries many benefits that mean they are quite often the favoured choice for adults.

Invisalign is made from transparent plastic material that is a perfect mould of your teeth, so they will be almost invisible when they are worn. This is a great benefit to some adults who may be self-conscious about receiving dental treatment, as most people will not be able to tell that you are undergoing dental treatment. Another benefit to Invisalign is that they can be easily removed and reinserted, which means that you can eat and drink whatever you like and not have to worry about the ramifications it might have with your braces. It also means you can undergo treatment such as teeth whitening at the same time.

Orthodontics in Weybridge Orthodontics have your best interests in mind, so if you are looking for the best possible treatment for your unique set of teeth, then do not hesitate to ask us which treatment we think would be best for you.

Incognito

Incognito is another form of treatment that has many benefits of Invisalign, but also those of fixed braces, and is a form of treatment that resembles both. Much like fixed braces, Incognito braces are permanently attached to the teeth. However, Incognito braces are attached to the back of the teeth, so that they remain invisible, much like Invisalign. There are some great benefits to Incognito treatment that make them a desirable option. While they have a fixed wire element to them unlike Invisalign, they are slightly more effective than Invisalign, and there is no need to remove them when eating or drinking.

If you are looking for orthodontics in Weybridge, then we would recommend our dental practice. We have a wide range of dental treatments, all backed by a friendly and highly professional team that has your best interests at heart.

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Weybridge

It is never too late to have your teeth straightened if you missed your chance of having braces when you were younger.

Invisalign in WeybridgeThe question is, how do you choose the one that is right for you when there are now so many straightening devices available?

Invisalign in Weybridge might be the solution you have been looking for if you want straight teeth without having to go through the somewhat uncomfortable ordeal of wearing metal braces.

There are infinite possibilities with Invisalign. Enjoy the freedoms of this brace-free alternative, unconstrained by the inconveniences of metals, wires and elastic bands.

Come and have a chat with our expert team at Weybridge Orthodontics and start the process of re-aligning your teeth with us today.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign are pieces of BPA-free plastic that are moulded to fit over your teeth and gums perfectly.

Every couple of weeks, we require you to replace your retainer with a new set. While the sets are, by and large, similar shapes, they are slightly different versions of each other; the purpose of which is to adjust your teeth until they reach their desired position, which is determined at the start of your treatment.

What are the steps to getting Invisalign

On your first consultation or soon afterwards, we take dental impressions of your teeth using a state-of-the-art digital scanner.

Using these results, we devise a treatment plan that shows how your teeth will move, incrementally, over time. This is advantageous because our patients are given an idea of how their teeth might look post-treatment, which helps them adjust their expectations.

We then send the blueprint to our technicians who then custom-design aligner trays.

What are the benefits of having Invisalign in Weybridge?

The most desirable factor of Invisalign is that the retainers that are used are nearly invisible. The clear and colourless plastic gives the retainer a discreet appearance, meaning you can use them without anyone knowing that you are wearing them, which is music to the ears of self-conscious teenagers and adults.

You can remove the aligners when you eat, drink and brush your teeth, which means you do not have to adapt your lifestyle in any way over the course of your treatment.

Regarding your cleaning routine, stick to your current regimen, which should include brushing your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes, followed by flossing and rinsing out your mouth with mouthwash.

Are there disadvantages?

Having aligners requires self-discipline that some people do not possess. Having the freedom to remove trays at a moment’s notice does not mean you should. For the treatment to be effective, you need to keep the plates in for 22 out of 24 hours.

For this reason, younger children, who also have a greater tendency to lose things, should consider an alternative brace system.

Another reason why Invisalign might not be the best choice for you is that it is a straightening device with limitations. To be considered a suitable candidate, the nature of your issue must be mild to moderate, anything more complicated requires more conventional straightening methods.

We are Invisalign providers. Let us introduce you to a brace-free alternative and pave the way toward perfect teeth.

Why choose Incognito braces in Weybridge over other straightening devices?

Time and time again, regular metal braces prove effective for the user, but their appearance is often described as ‘ugly’, and the experience of wearing them can be highly uncomfortable, especially when metal scrapes your inner cheek and lips. On the other hand, straightening devices such as Invisalign can be problematic for people who lose things easily or forget to replace the invisible braces in their mouths after eating and brushing their teeth.

Incognito Braces in WeybridgeWhat then, are other possible options available to gain an improved smile? We recommend lingual or Incognito braces in Weybridge. Our dental practitioners at Weybridge Orthodontics have the skill and know-how to oversee your treatment.

Lingual braces combine the best features of both types of braces – the fixed nature of conventional straightening aids with the invisible and metal-free appearance of Invisalign. An Incognito brace goes one step further in that it is the only fixed appliance on the market that is uniquely customised for the wearer.

What makes the brace ‘invisible’?

What makes a lingual brace different from a normal one? The brace is affixed behind the teeth and adjacent to the tongue, making it completely hidden from sight. The only people who will know about it are the people you tell and your orthodontist.

Are there similarities between lingual braces and regular braces?

There are more similarities than differences between the two straightening aids.

Lingual braces in Weybridge use metal and archwires – the same materials used with conventional methods.

The duration of treatment, depending on the nature of your issue, is much the same and ranges between 18 months and two years.

To avoid wires snapping and metal breaking, certain hard foods should be avoided while wearing braces, as well as certain drinks that stain – also try to avoid popcorn as you will be picking out kernels for days afterwards.

How are incognito braces applied to your teeth?

We need dental impressions of your teeth, so we can create a device that fits your teeth exactly using custom-designed brackets and wires, which we will then firmly cement into place.

Am I a suitable candidate for Incognito braces in Weybridge?

If you prefer a discreet straightening device, the chances are that you have also considered Invisalign braces. But, it might be the case where the problem you face is too severe or complicated for invisible braces to fix.

Unlike the above, incognito braces can fix a wide range of issues, such as severely misaligned teeth, protruding overbites and other unique conditions.

Are there disadvantages that I should know about before making my decision?

While incognito braces use smaller brackets to try and minimise this issue, tongue irritations that come from constant contact with metal is something you should be aware of. While you might get used to the sensation, it never fully goes away for the treatment’s duration.

Other small issues include temporary speech impairment in the first few weeks after the brace is applied to your teeth – this happens because your tongue is slowly getting used to the foreign object in your mouth. Additionally, not being able to see the back of your mouth might prove problematic when trying to floss food particles from between your teeth.

Not having metal glinting from your front teeth makes lingual braces a desirable alternative to regular braces. Let us help you start you on your journey to straighter teeth.

Straighten your teeth the Invisalign way

Have you had your teeth straightened before, only to be disappointed with the results? With Invisalign and its exceptional technology, you will know precisely what you are getting at the start of treatment.

Invisalign in WeybridgeNot only does Invisalign deliver on its promises, but the treatment itself is far less of an arduous and uncomfortable ordeal than with conventional straightening methods.

We at Weybridge Orthodontics are expert orthodontists and Invisalign providers. See us today, so that we can talk Invisalign in Weybridge.

Is Invisalign right for me?

We are living in the age of the ‘selfie’ where it has become a daily ritual to post images of yourself online happily relaxing on holiday and showing off your enviable life to online friends and followers.

There is, now more than ever, extreme pressure to look good, especially among teenagers and young adults. By this reasoning, sporting a metallic smile is less than ideal for the average youngster.

Want to fit in with your peers all the time while straightening your teeth? Invisalign in Weybridge will straighten your teeth, close that unsightly gap between them and correct the ‘bugs bunny’ overbite that you are self-conscious about.

What is the Invisalign in Weybridge straightening method?

At the start of treatment, you will receive aligner trays that are moulded to fit your teeth and gums.

No two aligners trays are the same, and every treatment plan is unique to the patient. Your trays are designed for you alone using 3D scanners that outline the series of movements your teeth will make until they reach their final, desired position.

You will not wear one set of aligner trays for the duration of the treatment. Instead, you are required to replace the set with another on a bi-monthly basis, which is a slightly different version from the last. Unlike traditional braces that place pressure on all your teeth at once, every two weeks, the prescribed aligner will adjust the position of just a couple of teeth.

What do Invisalign aligners look like?

The aligners are clear, colourless and removable pieces of plastic. They are virtually undetectable to the unknowing eye, making it easy to go about your day without people noticing your straightening aid.

If you are introverted or a highly self-conscious person, the practically invisible look of Invisalign will appeal to your need of not wanting to draw attention to yourself.

What benefits do they provide?

People love being able to remove their aligners whenever they need to, while drinking, eating and playing contact sports.

You do not have to avoid certain foods that could damage metal, or become paranoid at the thought of food getting stuck in your wires. At the same time, you can enjoy the physical activities you love brace-free, which will obviously eliminate your concerns about breaking your straightening aid.

You do not have to incorporate extra steps into your cleaning routine – brush as you usually would.

With Invisalign, you will have your expectations surpassed. Pose for your Instagram fans with straight teeth and a beautiful smile that melts hearts.