Invisalign

Realigning your teeth with Invisalign Weybridge

Taking the plunge

When first deciding to straighten your smile, it is all too easy to fear what the treatment process may be and whether or not the potential embarrassment would be worth the hassle. Luckily at Weybridge Orthodontics we can help you avoid any embarrassment by creating a treatment plan with you using Invisalign Weybridge. After all, no one wants to hide away for months on end in order to realign the teeth and luckily there is no need to hide your smile away at all.

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What are they?

In the past, the majority of orthodontic treatments have been created out of metal and fixed in a variety of ways to the teeth. Whilst many of these treatments were and are highly effective, cosmetically they are not necessarily discreet which is why Invisalign Weybridge were created. These removable retainers, which are transparent in appearance, enable us adults to work on our smiles without the need for noticeable treatments. Each retainer is created from digital scans of your own teeth creating a snug fit to the teeth, which places pressure points in particular locations. This pressure then gently pushes the teeth into a new aligned position. Whilst the process behind Invisalign may sound simple, it requires a large amount of dedication from you and from us at Weybridge Orthodontics. After all, your dental care is a team effort.

How do we get from start to finish?

To begin the journey of Invisalign Weybridge our first point of call is to carry out a consultation. Whilst this may sound rather formal, the idea of this is to not only gain an insight into what your overall goals are for your smile but to also take a look at the physical aspects. Whilst the majority of cases can undergo the treatment, it may be that there are other more suitable orthodontic treatments which is why this consultation is of great importance. At all times we will all be working to help you get the smile you have dreamed of.

Once the decision has been made to go ahead, a series of digital scans, x-rays and in some cases moulds will be taken so as to create a custom made plan as well as your retainers. This plan will enable you to see the possibilities that are ahead of you if treatment is carried out to plan.

Once treatment begins, it is important to know that the majority of the plan relies heavily on your own dedication to the process. Wearing the retainers for approximately 22 hours a day, with removal during your daily cleaning processes and meal times will allow your teeth to be constantly working on their new alignment. As the treatment progresses, our team at Weybridge Orthodontics will work on getting you through each stage seamlessly, a simple change over of retainer sets as your teeth reach a certain level is all that is needed along with your regular check-ups. Then once we are all agreed that you have reached your goal, a new final retainer will be created to wear ongoing. This is important so as to maintain your perfected smile for many years to come.

How not to fail Invisalign

Invisalign Weybridge, available at our reputable dental practice, Weybridge Orthodontics, is a world-renowned orthodontic system that is so simple to use, that alone is hard to believe. And yet, patients can inadvertently put their treatment plans at risk when they fail to adhere to ALL of our strict guidelines.

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The simplicity of Invisalign Weybridge and the incredible convenience it affords is just part of what drives this popular teeth straightening system’s success. Patient’s do also look forward to other features and benefits uncommon to the world of orthodontics: invisibility, comfort, less need for personal sacrifices, freedom to eat favourite foods and no back-breaking work brushing and flossing teeth. ALL of this is bound and set in a set of custom-made aligner-like trays. Simply remarkable.

How can a patient begin to reap all the above rewards and targeted orthodontic results? It’s simple – consistency and commitment to your orthodontic goals. But this may prove harder in practice.

Understanding the exact role a patient plays in his or her orthodontic path with Invisalign Weybridge is perhaps the very first step that needs to be understood to manage this process easily.

Don’t ignore the how-to-use Invisalign tips

On the list of non-negotiable instructions to wearing Invisalign aligners are:

Minimum daily wear time of 22 hours

It is understandable why patients give more air time to the fact that these teeth straightening tools are removable but not enough attention to the minimum daily wear time. The removable feature is part and parcel of the system’s core design.

It is the nature of how things work that the aligners need to be worn to produce the desired effects. Therefore, the removable feature comes into effect at certain times in the day. These cover mealtimes and at-home oral health maintenance but they should not be extended outside of the two hours permissible (the odd patient here and there may find that they are allowed a little extra time).

Follow the set replacement schedule

Each patient will be equipped with a schedule to refer to as well as several aligner trays to wear over a specified period that runs the course of the treatment plan. The schedule will outline how long each tray will need to be worn and when to replace it with the tray next in line. Each tray is precisely measured to produce exact movements in tooth alignments.

Keep the teeth and gums exceptionally clean. If dental decay sets in, then this has the potential to ruin the orthodontic treatment plan. In the same breath, aligner trays should be kept clean and safe and we can provide more guidelines on how to do this. If the trays become warped or damaged, they must be replaced with new trays to not jeopardise the treatment any longer than is necessary.

All of us here at Weybridge Orthodontics look forward to helping you achieve a smile that you can feel confident in, allowing you to live a highly rewarding life. So, why not make that call today to schedule an appointment with us?

Rethink teeth straightening with Invisalign

In our many years of dental care, one of our interesting finds at Weybridge Orthodontics is that patients tend to fall into two main groups: those who are ready and excited to embrace new dental developments and technologies and those who tend to give what they term, ‘new-fangled inventions’ a wary eye. We acknowledge this propensity to be over-cautious when changing from one medical intervention to another, but we would like to assure the latter group of patients that there are no grounds for concern when it comes to Invisalign Weybridge.

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For many years now (more than one might at first think, considering the popularity of this orthodontic appliance today), Invisalign Weybridge has been trusted to correct all manner of orthodontic difficulties that can result in bite problems, speech impediments, poor oral hygiene, gum infections, awkward smiles and jaw joint pain.

Patients on orthodontic treatment plans who focused on Invisalign Weybridge are often overjoyed, beaming with confidence in their new smiles; their body was free from pain and their digestion improved. How can Invisalign achieve all this and more? We shine the spotlight on an orthodontic system that continues to inspire smiles across the globe.

Invisalign’s unique set of characteristics

At first glance, the compelling set of Invisalign’s characteristics is a strong statement of the remarkable capabilities of this teeth-straightening system. The design of the system sets itself apart in a number of ways from other typical forms of orthodontic appliances.

The first point of interest is that these aligner-like braces do not resemble our usual frame of reference when it comes to braces. Not at all. The aligners are clear trays made from plastic material. Each tray in the set, worn for a predetermined period, is designed to shift teeth along the dental arch in small precise increments until the desired effect is achieved. What patients then have is more comfort and easier oral maintenance as well as a system that is as easy to use as slipping one tray off to replace it with another.

The next characteristic that most patients are keen to know more about is the fact that the braces are removable. Yes, this feature certainly turned orthodontics on its head. Now, patients using Invisalign can enjoy the freedom of eating basically whatever they’d like – no more worries about food restrictions.

Also gone is the struggle with cleaning the mouth. The tray-based system removes the challenge of tangling with floss thread and toothbrush bristles to clean between teeth and around the gum line. A clean mouth and healthy gums are the stable foundation on which orthodontic treatment proves most effective

No fear of embarrassment

Given its transparent nature, Invisalign is quite hard to spot and this makes it much easier to feel confident about smiling in public while the aligners do their work. Now, both teenagers and adults can take their teeth alignment goals further with Invisalign. The first step towards the world of Invisalign begins with a visit to our friendly dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics.

What are the commonly asked questions about Invisalign?

You are after a great looking smile and you know straightening teeth is the most reliable way to achieve this, or, you are worried about your dental health because cleaning crooked teeth is not being effective in keeping teeth plaque-free, not to mention the frustration involved. You decide it is time to consider orthodontic treatment. You are presented with a myriad of teeth straightening tools to choose from, from traditional metal wire-based braces to virtually invisible aligner-like trays Invisalign Weybridge.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics, we encourage patients to make an informed decision when it comes to any dental treatment plan, including orthodontics. We believe that this promotes a patient’s inclination to fully invest and have faith in their chosen treatment plan. Without this pillar of faith, they are more likely to falter in following all instructions regarding their treatment plan, which is especially important when choosing Invisalign Weybridge.

We answer some of the top questions put to us by patients in our consultations in the hope that you gain a better understanding of what is required when considering the clear aligner-like teeth straightening system that has become a global phenomenon.

What patients want to know about Invisalign Weybridge

  • Do I really have to wear the trays for 22 hours a day?

Yes, there is no getting around the minimum period prescribed by our dentist for having the trays sit on teeth (some patients may find that they are only required to wear the trays for 20 hours).

Patients could not be put off by this requirement. It must be remembered that the orthodontic device must be given time to do its job effectively (and give you that glowing smile) this can only be achieved while the device is in the mouth,

  • Do I have to give up smoking?

We strongly encourage this. The last thing a patient would want is to find their trays have become stained or discoloured due to nicotine use.

  • Do I have to give up any foods?

By being removable, one of the advantages of these aligner-like trays is that patients can basically eat what they like. Although, we usually encourage patients to avoid those foods that are generally a danger to teeth, like hard and sticky foods, particularly sweets.

  • How do I clean my aligner trays?

It is vitally important to pay attention to our aftercare instructions when it comes to tray hygiene. Aligner trays are usually brushed with a suitable toothbrush (the wrong type may scratch or damage the trays) and rinsed with warm water and a specially formulated solution (crystals or tablets) designed for Invisalign. This is an important step that should be implemented after eating and before re-inserting trays into the mouth.

  • Why is there an adjustment period?

It must be remembered that the trays are not a natural part of the mouth and will need getting used to. The more a patient wears the trays, the shorter the adjustment period will be. We can provide patients with tips and techniques to make this process easier.

Getting started with Invisalign is easy – simply schedule a consultation with our well-experienced dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics and we will assess your suitability and provide you with all the information you need to know.

What to know about your Invisalign treatment

You’ve heard about the amazing benefits of having your teeth straightened but are overwhelmed when it comes to choosing from among the myriad of orthodontic appliances available? You are well-familiar with traditional metal braces but, as an adult, you don’t really want to announce your orthodontic treatment plan to the world.

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Modern orthodontic appliance designers have found the ideal solution: clear (barely visible) aligner-like braces. The most widely known and preferred brand being Invisalign Weybridge.

At Weybridge Orthodontics we look to efficacious orthodontic treatment, offering our patients modern teeth straightening devices with sought after deliverables including Invisalign Weybridge.

A look into why Invisalign Weybridge has become such a phenomenon in the orthodontics industry reveals a number of advantages that are not provided with the use of other more traditional teeth straightening tools.

We focus on a few important points to know about before opting for Invisalign.

Facts about Invisalign treatment plans

  • Aligner-like trays must be worn

In order to straighten teeth successfully, it is imperative that a patient wears their aligner-like trays as instructed by our dental practitioner. This means that the responsibility of abiding by the treatment plan falls to the patient. These are removable aligner-like trays which means it is the patient’s responsibility to put them back on after meals or brushing and flossing. We recommend that the trays need to sit on teeth between 20 to 22 hours in a day – anything less will mean that the trays aren’t being given the time they need to do their job properly.

  • Be vigilant about oral hygiene

Neglecting to brush and floss teeth and failing to clean trays properly allows bad bacteria and plaque to accumulate on teeth and gums. Lack of a recommended at-home oral hygiene practice only risks the effectiveness of the treatment plan, not to mention the danger of tooth decay.

  • Smoking is discouraged

Not only is smoking a threat to dental health as it has been linked to gum disease and mouth cancers, there is the increased chance of the clear aligner-like trays from becoming discoloured or stained.

  • Initial adjustment period

It only stands to reason that with having a foreign object placed on teeth, some patients may need a short period of adjustment while they get used to wearing their trays. Any adjustment issues like changes in speech usually goes away after a short period of adjustment.

  • Role of retainer following completion of treatment

An important step with any orthodontic treatment plan is to continue to support newly aligned teeth by wearing retainers once treatment has come to an end, and so it is with Invisalign braces. This may raise a few eyebrows among patients, but it has been found that teeth can move again into undesirable positions once the braces have been removed. When armed with accurate information, patients are best able to make correct decisions regarding their oral health treatments. At our Weybridge Orthodontics clinic, we prioritise patient education by taking the time to answer a patient’s questions and address their concerns. Why not book an appointment by getting in touch with us and have more of your questions about orthodontic treatment answered?

Are you aware of how Invisalign in Weybridge could help your smile?

A different kind of orthodontics

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Over the past year, getting treatments like Invisalign Weybridge from a trusted cosmetic orthodontist such as ours has been harder than ever, due to the unforeseen implications of the Covid:19 pandemic.

Now, thankfully, at Weybridge Orthodontics we are happy to report that our practice is back in full swing, and our cosmetic orthodontic specialists are once again doing what they do best – helping craft beautiful, healthy smiles.

We recognise that the last year has been incredibly difficult and challenging for everyone, and that evidence of these challenges can be seen in the dental wellbeing of many patients.

Having crooked or badly aligned teeth is something that presents far more problems and issues than you may first think, from the social implications to dental and health concerns, and we strongly advise anyone who feels their teeth are crooked or out of place to speak to us here at Weybridge Orthodontics about what your options are.

What is Invisalign Weybridge?

Invisalign is a relatively new form of cosmetic orthodontics that has become massively popular throughout the world, thanks to its proven ability to discreetly realign a patient’s smile through a non-invasive, removable means.

Rather than using the conventional orthodontic approach of fixed brackets and connective tension wires, the Invisalign process instead aligns the patient’s teeth through a removable, plastic dental aligner.

This aligner is both wafer-thin and transparent, and as each one is made uniquely for each patient, when placed over their existing teeth it slips completely out of view.

In terms of how Invisalign actually achieves a straighter smile, it uses pressure points that are carefully placed within the structure of every aligner to apply force to specific teeth and gently push them into position over time.

How can I get Invisalign?

If you have teeth that are visibly out of place and would like to realign them without going through the conventional route of traditional fixed braces, the first step in getting Invisalign Weybridge from us here at Weybridge Orthodontics is to book a consultation.

These consultations are essential in the Invisalign process, – because every aligner is unique and tailored to the patient – and they give our practitioners an opportunity to assess your levels of oral health and see if any preliminary treatments (such as getting rid of evidence of gum disease) will be needed before the Invisalign process can be carried out efficiently.

After the initial examination, our practitioners can then take all the photographs and digital impressions that they’ll need to create your unique Invisalign aligner. At this stage in the process, we can also show you an accurate visualisation of how your smile will look after completing the treatment.

Once the patient’s unique set of Invisalign aligners has been created, they are then free to take them home and carry out their treatment. Because every Invisalign aligner is fully removable, patients can choose to remove them whenever they want to, such as when attending a social event or posing for a photo, which gives them a huge amount of freedom that few other forms of orthodontic alignment can offer.

Let Invisalign in Weybridge straighten out your oral future

Realigning your outlook

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Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we’ve always been thoroughly committed to making sure our patients receive the highest standard of orthodontic and dental care imaginable.

We understand that, given recent lockdown restrictions, getting treatments like Invisalign Weybridge has been more difficult than ever. However at Weybridge Orthodontics we are overjoyed to now be back to operating a full service, where patients can receive all sorts of cosmetic orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, and get their smile back in shape.

What is Invisalign Weybridge?

A lot of people visit our practice on a regular basis looking to address crooked or badly shaped teeth. What a lot of people don’t realise however, is the amount of different options that are available to them to do so besides conventional, fixed metallic braces.

Invisalign Weybridge is one such alternative treatment that aims to discreetly and comfortably shift your teeth into proper alignment – without leaving any trace on your outward appearance.

This is achieved by approaching the problem of misaligned teeth from a completely different angle to traditional orthodontics. Rather than bonding brackets and wires to every individual tooth, the Invisalign method aligns crooked teeth purely through a removable, transparent plastic retainer.

These retainers slip perfectly over each patient’s tooth shape – as they’ve been custom built for them – and use pressure points that have been deliberately built inside its construction to force any teeth that have been cited as being crooked until they gradually move into place. 

As every Invisalign aligner is made purely from Smartrack, transparent plastic, when patients wear their aligner over their teeth it becomes totally invisible.

What are the advantages to Invisalign?

As you can imagine, the discreet nature of Invisalign is one of its main appeals – particularly with young professionals or teenagers that are looking for a means of correcting their dental alignment without impacting how they look.

Alongside Invisalign’s cosmetic advantages however, there are also several other reasons that patients are increasingly choosing it over conventional orthodontic treatments.

One such reason is that, as the Invisalign process is entirely non-invasive and does not need anything to be fixed within the patient’s mouth throughout any point in the process, the patient can take off their aligner whenever they wish to.

This is unlike almost every other form of orthodontics, and gives patients ultimate flexibility and convenience over when or where they carry out their orthodontic alignment.

Another appeal of Invisalign is that, given its non-invasive nature, it is generally found to be one of the most comfortable methods of realigning crooked teeth. Invisalign can also achieve a straighter smile in a far shorter time frame than through traditional braces – which are often worn for around 12 months or more.

If you’re interested in finding out if Invisalign could help discreetly realign your smile, then the first step is to call or email us here at Weybridge Orthodontics to book a consultation. That way you can speak with an experienced professional who will go through all the relevant details and even create an accurate rendering of how your smile will look after completing Invisalign treatment.

Let us talk about Invisalign in Weybridge

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we became aware of the fact many patients do not engage with treatment that would greatly benefit their oral health. We decided that it was time for our orthodontists to address this, by identifying the major issue preventing engagement and directly addressing it.

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Knowing that one of the main barriers to engagement is perception allowed us to identify a solution that would change this, with the introduction of Invisalign Weybridge.

Many potential patients indicated that the main reason they refrained from getting braces was because they felt that braces were unsightly, and if they had them fitted they felt this could lead to them becoming self-conscious and possibly slightly embarrassed. There was a strong feeling that if there was a virtually invisible brace system then these same patients would be more open to engaging with treatment, for this reason amongst others it was decided to offer Invisalign Weybridge.

Explanation of Invisalign

By providing Invisalign Weybridge we have brought teeth straightening technology to the Surrey area of the UK which is innovative in its design, comfortable to wear and adapted to our lives today. Still, very few people know what Invisalign is, what follows is a very brief explanation and for more information, we encourage you to contact our practice.

The treatment involves the use of a series of aligners that are virtually invisible and removable, they are changed about every two weeks. Each aligner is custom made to match your mouth and teeth; over time they slowly reposition each tooth into the desired position which will have been charted after using Clincheck to predict the treatment path specific to you.

Every few weeks your orthodontist will monitor the progress of the treatment and replace the aligner with the next one in your treatment until the teeth are fully aligned. This means that within a few short weeks you may start to notice a difference.

There is no need to worry about your smile, throughout treatment. Due to the almost invisible nature of these aligners, they will not be seen by others, even when they are looking straight at you. Meaning that you can keep smiling knowing you are receiving that treatment you feel you need.  For those who enjoy eating out, you will be able to eat and drink normally whilst visiting your favourite restaurant for dinner with a loved one.

Come on, let us improve your oral health

The main reason for having any treatment should be to improve aspects of your health, this is and will always be our primary goal for our patients. If we can align your teeth in a way that then goes on to allow you to have a more positive attitude, we feel that the added benefit of increasing your self-esteem is a bonus effect of our work.

There is a definite link between good oral health and positive self-image, after all, when we are confident about our oral health, we do not hide it. Instead, we smile more, making us appear more sociable as an individual.

Your next step

If you are looking for teeth alignment options, then we feel we know what your next step should be. You should contact Weybridge Orthodontics for more information and to arrange a consultation. Remember, we are only a phone call or email away.

Understanding Invisalign braces in Weybridge

Historically, when we think about the need for braces, we may quickly attach negative thoughts to wearing them. Our minds soon focus on the idea that having braces placed on our teeth may create an image that many around us may see as unsightly, this can lead to the lowering of a wearer’s self-confidence. In some cases, this may also lead to potential patients refusing to engage with treatment, which could be damaging to their oral health.

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Weybridge Orthodontics offers Invisalign Weybridge, this allows us to provide our patients with a teeth straightening device that appears to be virtually invisible to the eyes of others looking at them. Imagine being able to receive the treatment you need without being concerned about losing the smile others love to see from you.

Are you looking for a way to improve your smile? Is this something you have been looking for?

Invisalign Weybridge; what is it?

Recommending Invisalign Weybridge allows us to bring an innovative, new form of brace technology to our clients. We honestly believe that this aligner will allay any image fears our patients may have about wearing it, as well as provide them with the high-quality orthodontics treatment they are looking for.  When it comes to the results, we honestly believe Invisalign can deliver some of the best among the treatments currently available on the UK market.

The treatment is carried out using a series of invisible aligners that are removable, as the treatment progresses the aligners are changed around every two weeks. Each aligner is custom made to match your needs, with the idea being that over time they will slowly and gently move each tooth into the desired position within the mouth.

Every two weeks your orthodontist will monitor the progress of the treatment and replace the aligner with the next one in your treatment until the teeth are fully aligned. This means that within a few short weeks you may start to notice a difference.

Many of our patients have reported feeling less conscious of wearing Invisalign aligners, as they find out that very few people can tell they are in place. This fact means that patients have an increased likelihood of engaging fully with the treatment, leading to them gaining an increased standard in their oral health that will last them a lifetime with proper care.

Other benefits of tooth alignment treatments

Having your teeth aligned can help ease several common problems, such as weak bite and gum disease. The most important purpose of these types of orthodontics are directly for health reasons, although we must acknowledge some people seek these treatments purely for cosmetic reasons. This is perfectly acceptable, as it will therefore also lead to an increase in self-esteem and well-being.

Whatever your reasons or needs are for treatment you will find that we are happy to discuss them with you openly and honestly. Our only desire at the time of your initial consultation is to ensure you are as informed as possible before you make any final decision about treatment.

Contact the professionals

If you want to find out more then Weybridge Orthodontics are ready to take your enquiry, we are only a phone call or email away. We will always offer helpful and professional advice, allowing you to make the right choice to match your needs.

Why do patients trust Invisalign to improve their smiles?

While improved mouth function and oral health are main aims of orthodontic treatment, the impact of straight teeth has a far longer reach and stretches to include benefits to physical and psychosocial health. This is why we at Weybridge Orthodontics have set ourselves the particular focus of providing top quality orthodontic care and access to industry leading teeth straightening appliances such as Invisalign Weybridge.

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Treatment plans centred on Invisalign Weybridge require the dental practitioner to receive further training in the use of the system as well as practical experience in overseeing successful treatments that produce desired outcomes. We have taken great care to ensure our dental practitioners fulfil these must-have qualities to make certain that our patients benefit from incomparable exemplary orthodontic care. We take a look at some of the reasons why Invisalign Weybridge enjoys such a fantastic reputation for straightening teeth and what factors are most important to consider when deciding on using a tray-based orthodontic system.

What sets tray-based orthodontics apart from conventional appliances

The glaringly obvious difference of aligner-like braces is the look of them. Unlike traditional metal appliances that need to be attached to the teeth and that require manual adjustments to be made by a dentist throughout the treatment plan, tray-based braces resemble aligners made of clear plastic and can be removed and reinserted effortlessly by the patient. What is more is that instead of a single device, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom made trays with each tray in the set specifically designed to manipulate teeth into the desired position in incremental degrees.

It is in this precise design that the teeth straightening system is able to produce its remarkable benefits that are found to be second to none. The advantages of using removable trays include the following:

The clear plastic trays remove the awkwardness of having to reveal the highly visible metal braces that have been the cause of embarrassment for many a patient! This discreet looking orthodontic appliance has encouraged many adult patients to seek treatment to improve the symmetry of their smiles that they otherwise would not have done if their only choice were fixed metal braces.

The fact that the tray-based braces can be removed works to another looked-for advantage – that of being able to eat a more varied diet. Patients on traditional orthodontic treatments are usually asked to refrain from eating certain foods that may damage the metal components.

To reap the benefits of such positives, patients will need to consider a few factors that apply to the removable braces system. Patients will need to be willing to be more disciplined in following all our dentist’s instructions in regards to the using of trays. In addition to this, the patient needs to be scrupulous in their oral hygiene practice.

Please reach out to us at Weybridge Orthodontics should you require more detailed information on this and other orthodontic treatment plans that we offer. Our well-experienced dental practitioners would be happy to sit down with you and discuss all your treatment options to produce your aesthetically pleasing, aligned smile.