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Is Invisalign in Weybridge the solution to your orthodontic worries?

Pay some attention to your dental wellbeing

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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.

Could orthodontics in Weybridge get your smile back on track?

Keeping you smiling

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Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we recognise that recent global events may have made a number of us more hesitant to seek out orthodontic care and may have caused them to put their oral needs on the back-burner. However, as life slowly returns to normal, we urge anyone who may have neglected their dental care over recent months to consider making an appointment with one of our experts here at Weybridge Orthodontics. This would be to see if orthodontics in Weybridge could be the answer they need to help get their oral wellbeing back on track and ensure that they are as dentally fit and healthy as they could possibly be.

The importance of straight teeth

Having teeth which are straight and even does far more for your smile than simply improve it on an aesthetic level. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe that one of the fundamental principles of orthodontics in Weybridge should be to maintain a reliable standard of dental health and wellbeing. Whilst there are several obvious cosmetic advantages to having straight looking teeth, there are also several other health reasons as to why straight teeth are advantageous. One of the most important advantages of seeking out orthodontics in Weybridge for those who have poorly aligned teeth is the decreased likelihood of patients contracting gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. These are the leading causes for adult tooth loss across the country, and are entirely preventable, should the appropriate measures be in place.

What orthodontic options are available?

When we consider orthodontics in Weybridge, many of us do not think beyond conventional, fixed metallic braces. These are still a trusted method of re-aligning teeth and still available here at Weybridge Orthodontics, although they are not typically highly praised for the impact they can have on the outward aesthetics of a patient. In response to this, we now offer an entire range of ‘cosmetic orthodontic’ treatment options. These allow patients to amend misaligned or crooked teeth in a way which has a minimal effect on their appearance, and in some instances – such as through removable orthodontic retainers – nothing needs to be attached to the patient’s teeth at all.

What are removable orthodontic retainers?

For those who are perhaps unaware of the leaps and bounds that the field of cosmetic orthodontics has made in the last few decades, the fundamentals of the removable retainer system may be hard to grasp. Rather than bonding brackets to the front or backs of each tooth, these systems allow patients to correct misaligned teeth through a means which leaves no trace on their outward appearance.

How do these retainers work?

This is all made possible through the creation of a set of custom moulded dental plastic retainers. These retainers are perfectly fitted to the exact shape of each patient’s teeth and are made from a specialised plastic which is both malleable and soft, yet firm enough to amend misaligned teeth. This happens through the use of pressure points that are specifically formed within the interior of each retainer, and thus apply pressure to the desired teeth when it is worn. In addition to the removable nature of these treatments, another aspect which has propelled it to one of the most widely sought after methods of treatment today is the ‘invisible’ nature of the process. As the retainers fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth, and as they are made using a thin and see-through plastic, they almost become entirely invisible.

Could Invisalign in Weybridge help discreetly align your teeth?

Here when you need us

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Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we recognise that a number of our patients out there have placed their dental needs on hold in light of the recent global pandemic and lockdown restrictions. However, as life slowly but surely begins to return to normal and our practice is resuming the provision of orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, we urge that anyone who feels they could benefit from having straight and healthy teeth, without making the sacrifices which are commonly associated with invasive orthodontic measures such as contemporary braces, to get in touch.

What are the orthodontic options available for me?

Many of our patients here at Weybridge Orthodontics may remember braces as conventional, fixed metal appliances. These are a proven method of correcting the alignment of crooked teeth, although not a solution which is usually highly regarded as having a positive impact on a patient’s ‘look’ whilst being treated. This reputation has inspired a great many orthodontic engineers to create a number of cosmetic alternative solutions which are designed to amend crooked, overlapping and misaligned teeth – without having a negative impact on how the treatments make patients look.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign in Weybridge is one such alternative orthodontic treatment to conventional, fused metallic braces. It is a revolutionary treatment which completely redraws the conventions of orthodontics. Rather than align a patient’s teeth using fused brackets and wires, the Invisalign system works entirely through a single plastic, removable retainer. This retainer is made to fit each unique patient’s tooth shape perfectly, as it is constructed from a physical or digital rendering of their dental makeup. As a result, it fits so snugly over their teeth that it almost entirely escapes other people’s notice..

How does Invisalign work?

Unlike most other commonly found methods of dental realignment, the Invisalign system does not require its patients to have anything attached to their teeth to amend crooked or misaligned teeth. Rather, a set of custom moulded retainers are created for each patient using a specially engineered dental plastic material known as SmartTrack. These custom moulded retainers make use of pressure points which are fitted within their interior to apply a targeted amount of force to the specific teeth within a patient’s mouth which have been identified as crooked or out of place. When the patient wears his or her Invisalign retainer, as it is made using a transparent plastic that fits perfectly over their teeth, it is almost impossible to detect when they are wearing it.

How do I go about getting Invisalign treatment?

If you feel that you have teeth which are slightly misaligned, and you would like to align them without going through conventional channels which affect your outward appearance, then simply contact one of our experts here at Weybridge Orthodontics to begin seeking out Invisalign treatment. In doing so, you will effectively begin a path towards a brighter and straighter smile. Typically, those who contact us to seek out Invisalign treatment must first undergo a standard dental assessment to gauge their underlying oral wellbeing and establish if certain issues may stand in the way of treatment. After that, providing they are medically fit enough, their dentist can then begin to take the appropriate measurements which are required to form their unique Invisalign retainer set and begin their path towards straighter teeth though hidden, discreet means.

What are Incognito braces and what are they used for?

About orthodontics in general

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Orthodontics is an important area of dentistry, which is mostly concerned with the realignment of malpositioned teeth and sometimes jaws. Malpositioned teeth have been an issue affecting humanity since prehistoric times. The severity of orthodontic conditions can range from mild aesthetic issues to debilitating problems affecting the quality of life severely. Orthodontic conditions include for example malocclusions, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, or crossbites.

Some early forms of orthodontic treatments have been observed in archaeological samples of ancient cultures, such as Egyptian mummies, however orthodontics started to truly develop in the early modernity. Edward Angle, an American dentist created a system for the classification of different types of malocclusions, a system which is still in use today. Prior to the 1970s orthodontic treatments were primarily dominated by either different types of headgear or braces where the metal wires were wrapped around each tooth.

The mid 1970s marked by significant improvements in dental adhesives brought the braces we know today, consisting of brackets adhered to the surface of the teeth and wires. Metal appliances in one’s mouth can be considered annoying by some, and some people also associate aesthetic impairment with them. The orthodontic developments of the late 1990s and the 21st century have somewhat addressed these issues through for example the invention of invisible aligners, lingual braces and various other types of treatments. If you think you would benefit from some type of orthodontic treatment, do not hesitate to book yourself a consultation session at our dental clinic, Weybridge Orthodontics.

What exactly is Incognito?

Incognito in Weybridge  is an innovative type of orthodontic treatment, which addresses the aesthetic concerns some patients may have about traditional braces. Incognito braces are placed on the inner surfaces of the teeth, making them nearly invisible. They consist of custom made brackets, archwires and bonding trays. Incognito in Weybridge do not need to be removed when eating or drinking, unlike some other forms of orthodontic treatments, such as invisible aligners. Therefore they fit the lifestyle of patients who do not like the idea of having to remove, clean and maintain their aligners. These braces are comfortable to wear, and also provide excellent results. They can also treat conditions that invisible aligners would not be suitable for. If you think you would benefit from getting Incognito braces, a consultation session at our dental clinic, Weybridge Orthodontics will help evaluate your condition and whether Incognito braces are a suitable option for you.

What alternatives to Incognito braces exist?

There are various alternatives to Incognito in Weybridge braces available, if for some reason you do not like them or they would not be suitable to treat your specific orthodontic condition. An obvious alternative would be traditional metal braces. Another alternative are invisible fixed braces. With these braces the brackets are made out of a plastic material with a colour identical to the colour of your teeth and the wires are made out of a transparent plastic material. Alternatively, you may choose to get some type of invisible aligner, such as Invisalign. Contact our dental practice to find the treatment option most compatible with your lifestyle and orthodontic condition!

Invisalign – benefits and disadvantages

What is Invisalign and what can it be used for?

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Orthodontic conditions are a topic as old as humanity itself. Their severity can range from minor aesthetic issues to serious problems impairing the quality of life. The treatment of these conditions has started to advance mostly in the 19th and 20th centuries. Before the 1970s, orthodontic conditions had been mostly treated by using headgears and metal braces. With the invention of dental adhesives in the mid 1970s the usage of metal braces with brackets became possible. This significantly reduced the aesthetic issues associated with earlier forms of braces and it also reduced the amount of discomfort experienced throughout such treatments.

Later developments in the field of medical plastics have brought invisible braces to the markets. These braces have an identical structure and function to metal braces, but they differ in the material they are made out of; the brackets of invisible braces are made out of plastic that has the same colour as the patient’s teeth, and the wires are made out of transparent plastic. This has significantly reduced the visibility of these braces. Later developments include invisible aligners, with the most famous and the first brand being Invisalign in Weybridge. Invisalign and other plastic aligners are ‘moulds’ of a patient’s teeth, which fit perfectly on the dental arches. During these treatments a series of these aligners are made as the treatment progresses, to achieve optimal results incrementally.

If you think you would benefit from some type of invisible aligner, such as Invisalign in Weybridge, do not hesitate to contact our dental practice, Weybridge Orthodontics in Surrey, to book yourself a consultation session, where we evaluate your orthodontic condition and help you in choosing the best possible treatment option.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge is the near invisibility of the plastic aligners. They fit perfectly on your teeth, and they are very hard to notice – unless you mention that you use them. These aligners are removable, which means that you can clean them and brush your teeth without the need of specific toothbrushes required when using traditional braces. Certain types of foods and beverages are known to have remarkable staining capabilities. These include for example coffee, red wine and some fruits as well. If you remove the aligners before consuming any of these you can easily prevent the staining of the aligners. However, it is important to note that they must be worn at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?

As with every type of treatment there are some important disadvantages to consider as well. Invisalign and other invisible aligners are not suitable for every type of orthodontic condition. Severe malocclusions and large gaps between teeth require traditional braces, as Invisalign cannot fit the tooth that must be realigned in these cases. People with very round or small teeth are also not suitable candidates for treatment by Invisalign, as the aligners in these cases cannot get the necessary grip on the teeth. Some patients would also consider the removable nature of these aligners a disadvantage rather than a feature. If you think you are the type of person who cannot always remember to wear these, you should consider an alternative option – there are plenty of them. Invisible aligners require significant patient commitment. Contact our dental practice to find out more about Invisalign and its alternatives.

The solutions modern orthodontic treatments can provide

Orthodontics and its history

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Orthodontics in Weybridge is the branch of dentistry, where the main goal is the realignment of misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontic conditions date back to prehistoric times – some archaeological samples from 50,000 years ago have been shown to have crooked teeth. Ancient historical authors, such as the very well known Greek physician Hippocrates, were the first to write about treatments of misaligned teeth. Ancient Egyptian mummies have been shown to have metal wires wrapped around their teeth, to which possibly catgut material had been bound to exert pressure in order to realign teeth.

The major breakthroughs in this branch of dentistry however started to happen in the 18th century, primarily in France and later there were significant developments in the US as well. One of the greatest advances was the invention of dental adhesives in the 1970s, which led to the partial solution for the aesthetic issues associated with previous orthodontic treatment methods. Metal braces with brackets adhering to the surface of the teeth were made possible. However, this was still a partial solution only, as most people still do not like the idea of having metal wires and brackets in their mouth for an extended period of time. Luckily today there are many different treatment solutions that address the aesthetic concerns associated with metal braces. Visit our dental clinic, Weybridge Orthodontics if you would like to find out more about what types of orthodontics in Weybridge we offer!

What types of orthodontic treatments work for different types of conditions?

There are a wide range of different orthodontic conditions, which require different types of treatment. One type of treatment may not be suitable for every orthodontic condition, therefore if you think you need some type of orthodontics, a consultation session with us is necessary before starting any procedure.

A popular orthodontic treatment option is Invisalign, high in demand like many invisible aligners, Invisalign consists of moulds of a patient’s teeth made out of a clear plastic material. A series of these aligners are manufactured throughout the progression of the treatment in order to achieve optimal results incrementally.

Another popular option are clear fixed braces. These work on the same principle as traditional metal braces with brackets, with the main difference being in the material of the arch wires and the brackets. Contrary to traditional metal braces, the brackets are made out of a plastic material with a near identical colour of the teeth themselves and a transparent plastic wire.

Another popular option are Incognito lingual braces. These are custom made, personalised braces made out of metal, however in contrast to traditional metal braces, these are located on the inside of the teeth, making them barely visible.

Invisalign and other plastic aligners are usually suitable for the treatment of milder cases of orthodontic conditions. Complicated malocclusions for example cannot be treated by Invisalign or other invisible aligners – these conditions require traditional braces.

If you think you require some type of orthodontics in Weybridge, do not hesitate to contact us and book yourself a consultation session at Weybridge Orthodontics, where we help you find the optimal treatment type suiting both your condition and your lifestyle!

Is Invisalign right for you?

What is Invisalign?

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Invisalign is an innovative treatment solution for the treatment of orthodontic conditions. Orthodontic conditions are very widespread and can range in severity from minor aesthetic issues to conditions impairing one’s ability to speak or eat properly and thus having a great impact on the quality of life. Many people who require orthodontic treatment often do not seek it due to aesthetic concerns. This was a significant driving force for research and development of orthodontic treatments and resulted in the invention of invisible aligners, the first and most widely known brand of which is Invisalign. Invisible aligners are plastic ‘moulds’ of a patient’s dental arches, which perfectly fit on them. They are made out of a transparent plastic, which makes them incredibly hard to notice. If you are interested in getting Invisalign in Weybridge, contact our dental practice, Weybridge Orthodontics in Surrey to gain more information about them, and to find out whether they are suitable for you in our consultation session.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Probably the most obvious benefit of Invisalign in Weybridge compared to other orthodontic treatments is the invisibility of it. The plastic material the aligners are made out of is transparent, therefore you do not need to worry about someone noticing them, unless you tell them! Another important benefit is the reduced feeling of discomfort. As it is made out of plastic, you will not feel any metallic ‘background’ taste as some do with traditional metal braces with brackets. It will also not irritate you in the sense sharp metallic objects could; the surface of the aligners is smooth, and given their perfect fit on your dental arches they blend into your mouth to the point they are almost unnoticeable. The aligners can be removed and cleaned. This is especially important if you tend to consume drinks or food that could stain the aligners, such as coffee, tea or red wine. They allow you to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine due to their removability.

Are there any disadvantages of getting Invisalign?

As it is with most treatments, no treatment is perfect for every individual. This is true for Invisalign as well. Some conditions and natural characteristics rule out the possibility of getting invisible aligners. One of these is having certain teeth shapes, such as very round or small teeth. If you already have some dental works, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants, invisible aligners may also not be suitable for you.

How does an Invisalign treatment work?

First you need to book a consultation session in our dental clinic, where we evaluate your condition and help you determine whether Invisalign  in Weybridge is the best option for you. This is followed by taking a 3D image of your oral cavity, which helps us in designing your custom made aligners. Once this is done, the aligners are manufactured. A series of them must be worn for a defined period of time. You must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day, therefore Invisible aligners require significant commitment on your side. If you think this is not ideal for you, there are always other options, and we would be happy to help you in finding the best alternative for you.

Invisalign in Weybridge compared to other orthodontic treatments

Nowadays, there are a large number of different orthodontic treatments that can be used to address different oral conditions. Because of this large number of treatments, it can be easy for people to potentially become confused about which treatments they may need or which can benefit them. For that reason, it can be a good idea to know more about different orthodontic treatments, and in particular about some of the more new and revolutionary treatments, such as Invisalign in Weybridge.

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This is a treatment that can provide great, effective results for you if your teeth are misaligned. If this sounds like something that would interest you, and/or if there are any other orthodontic treatments you have heard about that you believe would interest you, then this article may help you, as in it we’ll discuss Invisalign in Weybridge as well as some other orthodontic treatments in more depth.

Regardless of the orthodontic treatment you choose (if any) then you will want to make sure that you can get this treatment from trustworthy orthodontic specialists. One high-quality option that you may wish to consider is Weybridge Orthodontics. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide exceptional orthodontic treatment that is carefully structured to fully consider your specific problems and needs and provide the best quality care for them.

Not only do we have a track record of consistently delivering on our promises of high-quality orthodontic care (having treated over 21,000 satisfied patients), we also always ensure that our treatments are delivered in a comfortable and friendly environment and offer convenient appointment and treatment times that suit our patients. Therefore, at Weybridge Orthodontics, you can be sure that whenever or whatever your orthodontic problem may be, we will provide you with the best quality help.

Invisalign

Invisalign in Weybridge is an exciting treatment which can adjust the position of misaligned teeth to gradually shift them into a more favourable position over time. One of the reasons why this treatment is as popular as it is is because it is able to shift the teeth whilst being virtually undetectable to any outside observer. This is because Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners that are worn over the teeth in order to achieve its results.

These aligners are given to the patient in a set. This means that a patient wears the aligner for a given period of time (usually about two weeks) before switching it out for the next aligner in the set. The multiple aligners are what allow Invisalign to keep shifting the position of the teeth. Furthermore, this also means that it is relatively easy to remove the aligners for activities such as eating or drinking.

Other treatment

Another treatment which you may wish to consider is a mouthguard. A mouthguard is somewhat similar to Invisalign in that it covers the surface of the teeth, however, it is more designed to prevent damage being done to them whilst playing sports. There is also a ‘Twin-block’ treatment, which is often aimed at teenagers. This treatment is designed to realign the jaw, and it is useful for ensuring that top teeth are the ideal length in front of bottom teeth (2 – 4mm).

Teeth Straightening from Weybridge Orthodontics

Having a nice smile is an important part of many people’s sense of self-confidence. After all, who wouldn’t want to have a dazzling smile that they can show off to their friends and family? Sadly though, many of us may have teeth that we do not consider to be perfect, or teeth that are misaligned. For many people, having misaligned teeth can put a real dampener on the perceived quality of their smile, and can potentially make them smile less.

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The good news though is that hiding your smile doesn’t need to be your only course of action, and there are actually many better orthodontic solutions. For example, one of the orthodontic options worth looking at is teeth straightening. There are a few different treatments that are encompassed by the label of teeth straightening, so today we’ll provide an overview of some of these available treatments, which should potentially allow you to consider whether any of these treatments would be right for you.

When considering orthodontics in Weybridge and the impact that orthodontic treatments can have on your future and current oral health, it is important to look for high quality, specialist orthodontists who can provide you with long-lasting results. Because of this, if you are considering orthodontic treatment, then you may wish to consider Weybridge Orthodontics.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have assembled a team of specialist orthodontists who have all spent years undergoing rigorous training at prestigious UK dental schools. In addition, we use the latest orthodontic technology available, including sophisticated computer graphics which help to demonstrate predicted treatment outcomes, so you can be sure that with us you will receive some of the best and most up to date orthodontic treatments available from top-quality professionals.

Overview of different teeth straightening options

As mentioned, there are quite a few different examples of teeth straightening treatments that you can receive. One relatively new and popular example is Invisalign. Invisalign is named as such because it is a treatment that straightens teeth by using a set of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually shift the position of teeth over time. Invisalign aligners are made to comfortably fit an individual patient’s teeth, and they are provided to the patient in sets. This means that the patient wears one aligner for a period of time – usually about two weeks – before switching it out for the next aligner in the set, which is what allows the patient’s teeth to be gradually shifted into a more favourable position over time.

Another available treatment is Gemini braces. Gemini braces are a treatment that uses metal braces to gradually shift misaligned teeth, and are arguably more similar to what one might think of when hearing the term ‘orthodontics in Weybridge.’ Unlike many conventional braces though, Gemini braces coloured elastic bands give a patient’s braces a more colourful and cosmetically pleasing look. The coloured elastic bands are held in place underneath the Gemini braces’ “brackets” such that they are still visible on top of the teeth. The elastic bands can come in a variety of different colours, and furthermore, the colours of these bands can be changed when a patient attends one of their 8 – 10 weekly appointments with their orthodontist after initial treatment.

How Invisalign in Weybridge works and how to use it

There are many advantages to having a set of full, straight teeth in your mouth. Not only are there cosmetic benefits to having straight teeth, but it can also be beneficial for your overall oral health to have straight teeth as it can make activities such as eating and chewing easier. Whilst some people are blessed with perfectly straight teeth for the entirety of their lives, many of us aren’t quite so fortunate. This doesn’t mean that we can’t have straighter teeth; far from it. There are, in fact, many different orthodontic treatments that can be used to gradually shift our teeth into a straighter and healthier position over time.

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One of the most exciting and interesting types of these teeth straightening treatments is Invisalign in Weybridge. There are a lot of advantages to Invisalign in Weybridge, as not only can it adjust the position of a patient’s teeth, it can also do this whilst being practically undetectable to the outside observer. However, you may be wondering about what Invisalign in Weybridge actually is, and how it works. In this article, we’ll take a look at those questions, and demonstrate why Invisalign in Weybridge could be a treatment that is worth your time.

Another important thing to think about when thinking about this, or in fact any orthodontic treatment is which dental clinic can offer you this treatment in a professional way which delivers the results you are looking for. One place that can offer you this that you may wish to consider is Weybridge Orthodontics.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a record of treating over 21,000 satisfied patients and we put this record down to our belief that the patient always comes first. Indeed, all of our orthodontic practices are carefully designed to make a patient as comfortable as possible and we always make sure to guide you through different treatment options in a friendly and unpressured environment. Because of this, you can be sure that here at Weybridge Orthodontics you will receive great treatment that puts you first.

Invisalign and how it works

If you are looking for a treatment that can straighten your teeth whilst fitting around your day to day life, then Invisalign may be the treatment for you. This is because it is a treatment that is specifically designed to be discreet. It manages to be discreet by providing you with a set of clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. In fact, the aligners can fit comfortably over any set of teeth, regardless of how different these teeth may be from someone else’s. This is because each Invisalign aligner is specifically designed for an individual patient’s teeth, sometimes using a mould or computer imagery to make sure that the aligners will fit as intended.

It is also worth pointing out that these aligners come in a set. This is so the patient can wear one of the aligners for a period of time – often approximately two weeks – before switching that aligner out for the next aligner in the set. This allows the aligners to gradually shift the position of the patient’s teeth so that they end up overall straighter over time.