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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.

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.

Incognito: a modern and effective alternative to metal braces

Having braces affixed to your teeth is no longer just for children going through adolescence, people from all age groups are considering having their teeth straightened, thanks to the changing world of modern orthodontics.

Incognito in WeybridgeAsk any person about their experiences of conventional braces and what they would change about it and their answers would be similar across the board: “To find an aid that effectively straightens my teeth but still allows me to keep a low profile.” Metal braces do their job, but such devices are anything but discreet.

If you are a thirty-something adult exploring your options, add Incognito braces in Weybridge to your list, or come and have a chat to our orthodontic’s team at Weybridge Orthodontics.

What are Incognito braces in Weybridge?

Incognito or lingual braces are devices that are fastened to the back of your teeth, i.e. the lingual or tongue-facing side.

From the brackets used to the wiring – everything about the straightening aid is custom designed to fit your teeth comfortably.

Will treatment time differ to regular braces?

As with any straightening device, duration varies from person to person and depends exclusively on the extent of your issue and how much work is required to get your teeth where you want them to be.

An advanced 3D mapping device photographs your teeth to create a lingual device that fits the shape of your teeth perfectly. Using such technology, your orthodontist can also predict the movement of your teeth over time and give a rough estimate of how long it takes to pull them into the desired position.

Benefits of lingual braces

Similar to Invisalign, the wearer can enjoy the perks of having a device that cannot be seen, unless a person is looking closely inside your mouth. But unlike Invisalign, lingual braces cannot be taken out, which for some, is advantageous. You will not have to worry about having to remember to place your aligner back into your mouth after eating, nor do you have to practice self-discipline to keep the device in your mouth despite having the freedom to remove it whenever you like.

While you still have to be cautious about what food you can eat, you do not have to worry about food getting stuck in the wires, because particles that do wedge themselves between your teeth are out of sight.

Do they hurt?

Braces of all kinds, even removable ones such as Invisible braces, cause discomfort initially.

Experiencing a sore and sensitive mouth for a few weeks after your braces are fitted is entirely normal and short lasting.

Are they expensive?

The amount you pay for Incognito braces is likely to exceed normal ones. However, if you are willing to pay the price for an invisible brace that will not affect how you look, you are not alone in this decision.

Adding to that, you are not just paying for the “look” but also a brace that is just the right fit for your mouth.

Have a chat to our orthodontist today if you are in the market for lingual braces and want to learn more about Incognito braces at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Are you looking to straighten your smile?

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

Incognito in WeybridgeHave you considered Incognito Braces?

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

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

How do they work?

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

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

Book a consultation today

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

Behind the scenes with Incognito in Weybridge

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

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

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

Predictable, accurate results

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

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

100% customised braces

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

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

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

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

Behind the scenes straightening with Incognito in Weybridge

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

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

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

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

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

Consultation

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

Treatment

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

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

Hidden solutions for complex straightening

You have probably heard about the braces revolution that has been going on in modern dentistry. It can seem that everyone is getting their teeth straightened now that cosmetic braces are so readily available. People are leaping at the chance to get their teeth straightened with discreet or invisible braces.

And that’s great if the dentist diagnoses you with mild to moderate alignment issues. But what if your malocclusions are more severe or complex than invisible braces can cope with?

Incognito in WeybridgeSome dentists will suggest that you start off your treatment with metal braces on the fronts of your teeth and then move to invisible braces part way through. Not a bad idea, even if it is a bit of hassle. Or how about you just stick to one set of braces and have them hidden away from view throughout your treatment? How about Incognito in Weybridge from us at Weybridge Orthodontics?

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito in Weybridge uses the reliable and accurate technology of bracket and wire braces, but with a twist. The brackets go on the tongue side of the teeth instead of the outer surfaces. They are hidden away behind your teeth and covered by your tongue (on the lower jaw), so no one can see them.

Metal bracket and wire braces are far more able to deal with complex issues, firstly because they can produce more force and secondly because it is a pulling force that can be used on issues that pushing forces can’t, such as bringing down partially descended teeth.

Getting Incognito in Weybridge

We start off with a consultation and take detailed measurements of your teeth with a hand-held scanner. These measurements are sent off to Incognito, who custom-make brackets for each of your teeth. This takes a while to do, about 3 weeks.

Once the braces have been fitted, you will come back for adjustments every few weeks. The braces will take a little bit of getting used to, but soon you will be at ease with eating, speaking and cleaning your teeth.

Depending on your individual case, treatment can take up to 2-3 years.

Why not book a consultation to find out more?

Things to smile about with Incognito in Weybridge

If you know your teeth need a little realignment, you may think that the time for flashing your smile is after the procedure is complete. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we would like to prove this wrong by talking to you about one of our invisible braces options – Incognito in Weybridge. We think that a few of the qualities of this teeth-straightening method are enough to make you smile right from the start of your treatment.

Incognito in WeybridgeWhy are they called Incognito in Weybridge?

This is an excellent question to start with because it gets to the heart of what’s so special about this straightening method. ‘Incognito’ means having a concealed identity. This will be you when you are wearing these braces. You won’t look like someone who is having a long-term straightening procedure but that’s just because of the magic of Incognito. While they are working away at your new, straighter smile, it’s possible to keep them your little secret.

What’s the secret?

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are happy to let you in on the secret behind Incognito in Weybridge. Unlike many other types of braces, Incognito is attached to the backs of your teeth. This means that the equipment cannot be seen while you are having your teeth straightened. If all that has been standing between you and the smile you want are concerns about the way your braces will look, this is the solution for you.

Ok – that’s great. What else?

When you are weighing up the different options in conjunction with your team at Weybridge Orthodontics, you need more than one big plus to make up your mind. A few of the other advantages of Incognito are:

  • Less chance of affecting the look of your smile after straightening – it’s possible to get white spots on the teeth when you have braces. If these appear on the backs of the teeth, they won’t affect your look;
  • No fuss once they are in place – you don’t have to worry about your braces on a daily basis. Once they are in place, just keep your teeth clean and keep up to date with your check-ups – we’ll do the rest.

Tips to enhance your Incognito experience

Your approach to any dental treatment can change your overall experience. Be prepared, positive and proactive when it comes to your care. This ensures you feel in control and helps to keep you focused on the goal during any challenging period. When you have a long-term dental treatment like teeth straightening with Weybridge Orthodontics, there are bound to be times when you feel like you need a boost. We offer up some of these tips and ideas to help you when that happens with Incognito in Weybridge.

incognito-in-weybridgeChoosing the right braces

You have plenty of options when it comes to braces these days. If you are choosing Incognito in Weybridge, it means you want discreet, fixed braces that will not impact your look at all. If you had other priorities, you might choose a different method. Making the right choice leads to a sense of satisfaction with your equipment and makes for a smoother treatment.

Fitting

Some people find themselves a bit daunted by the thought of the fitting procedure that accompanies some teeth-straightening methods. Incognito are a little trickier to fit than most because the wires and brackets go on the back of the teeth. It’s important that you relax during treatment, take deep breaths and let your tongue sit loosely and naturally so the dentist can do the work. If you need it, you can always listen to music or an audiobook to distract you during the procedure. The whole process should take less than two hours to complete.

Care tips

Having Incognito in Weybridge on the backs of your teeth can create some awkward angles when it comes to achieving a thorough clean. To ensure that you still achieve an excellent standard of dental hygiene, you may need to add a few bits of extra equipment to your teeth-cleaning kit. Small, interdental brushes are good for getting in between the component parts of your braces. Dental floss is good for this as well. You may even wish to invest in a small dental mirror so that you can get a good look at your braces so you can check for any stray bits of food.

Discreet dental optimization

Choosing Incognito in Weybridge means you can realign your teeth using an appliance that stays hidden. You won’t have to spend months walking around with a highly visible arrangement of wires and brackets attached to your teeth. That’s because Weybridge Incognito employs a simple but effective innovation: it’s attached to the backs of your teeth. Therefore, it minimizes the potential social discomfort that people often associate with the idea of wearing braces.

Incognito in WeybridgeLooking for Incognito in Weybridge

Many of our patients choose to have Incognito in Weybridge so that their appearance isn’t disrupted by the important work of dental realignment. This treatment can bring many benefits beyond the obvious cosmetic improvements. Your bite will function more effectively because your teeth meet in more suitable positions when you close your mouth. The risk of jaw strain is therefore reduced. Also, you might find that your teeth are easier to brush, and that your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay are lower as a result.

Proceeding to adjust your teeth

To find out whether this process is a good one for you, we’ll first have a consultation at our modern dental practice. We’ll take a good look at your teeth and listen to your hopes about their future. If Incognito in Weybridge is the right way to achieve what you desire, we’ll produce a treatment plan and start your transformation. Your braces will be custom-made so that they deliver the results you need. The time it takes to complete the process can vary, from 12-18 months or longer, depending on how much you need to adjust the orientations of your teeth.

Kind to the user

These user-friendly appliances, sometimes known as lingual braces, are constructed from lightweight materials that aim to give you a comfortable experience. They apply steady pressure to your teeth so that a better formation gradually develops. While the treatment time might sound lengthy, the benefits that Weybridge Incognito brings you will last for many years. The oral health and cosmetic effects are truly transformative. Your smile will be more harmonious, and your overall dental experience will be greatly improved.