Invisalign

Why choose our dental clinic to receive your Invisalign in Weybridge?

Choosing a dental surgery at any age can be a tough decision, especially if you are looking for a clinic to suit the whole family. Despite the ever growing range of specialist orthodontists worldwide, we believe our clinic’s welcoming and professional dental approach, gives us an edge. Our clinic within Weybridge has successfully treated over twenty thousand patients, we are a specialist surgery, with a sole focus on dental braces, meaning we can deliver an exceptional level of orthodontic service.

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Our ethos

Our clinic adopts a patient-centred approach, constantly adapting to new dental advancements, while recruiting the very best orthodontists within the field, all of whom have completed further dental education. Despite our positive reputation within the local area, we understand that patient testimonials can be a huge factor when deciding on an orthodontist that caters for your dental needs.

Don’t just take our word for it

Patients who are looking to receive Invisalign in Weybridge may base their decision on location, pricing, and convenience, however patient reviews may also be a deciding factor. Located on our modern dental website, we provide not only written testimonials, but also video reviews, of our happy patients voicing their positive experiences at our clinic.

Are you interested in Invisalign in Weybridge?

Patients who may be leaning towards this particular form of discreet brace, may be suffering from overcrowding, crooked teeth, or may simply wish for an orthodontic refresh. Despite the initial beliefs of many of our new patients, many individuals who have received Invisalign in the past may have previously received braces at an earlier stage in their life, but they may have failed to maintain orthodontic results through the use of retainers.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of clear aligner trays, which are custom made for each individual. Many patients may believe that ‘Invisalign’ is the official treatment name of the transparent aligners themselves, however they are just one brand provider of the orthodontic treatment. At our clinic within Weybridge, we have experienced a recent upsurge in popularity of clear aligners, one of the reasons being due to their invisible appearance.

How do Invisalign produce effective results?

Invisalign uses a custom made dental impression, in order to create the plastic trays. Once our clinic has received our patient’s aligners, the treatment can begin! During the treatment itself, our patient should expect to replace the aligners every few weeks, slowly straightening the teeth, and therefore producing a happier smile!

How much does Invisalign cost?

Many patients may receive varying results when trying to distinguish the exact price of Invisalign, this is because the price depends heavily on the individual dental case. Although it is always tricky, we give our patients an estimate, however we never ask our patients to pay in full before beginning.

Monthly payment plans

We understand that private dental care costs can be overwhelming, this is why we strive to offer our patients ultimate financial flexibility. Located on our site, our patients can calculate the exact amount they wish to pay, and the preferred time period they wish to complete the payment within. Aside from our zero per cent interest finance plans, we always offer free initial consultations for our new patients considering treatment.

How does Invisalign compare to traditional metal braces?

Even though clear aligners and traditional metal braces are aiming for the same results, they both straighten the teeth in different ways. Traditional metal braces may be more commonly thought of when ‘orthodontics’ comes to mind, however at our clinic we provide our patients with a wide array of more modern,and therefore discreet alternatives. Traditional metal braces use metal brackets and wires in order to place pressure on the teeth to encourage realignment. Invisalign differs by using clear plastic trays to slowly readjust the position of the teeth in order to reach their desired position.

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Appearance

Although both traditional metal braces and  Invisalign in Weybridge may eventually produce similar results, the appearance of them differs greatly. Traditional braces may be argued as having an unsightly appearance, due to their metal wires, clear aligners however are invisible, which may be a reason for their continued rise in popularity.

Convenience

During the treatment process Invisalign in Weybridge differs greatly to the alternative. During the process of traditional braces, many appointments may have to be scheduled in order to change bands, wires, and tighten the braces. One of the many joys of receiving Invisalign in Weybridge at our clinic Weybridge Orthodontics, is that all costs and treatment times are decided before the process commences. In addition to predetermined costs, our Clincheck digital scanning technology allows our patients to be made aware of the exact movements their teeth will take throughout the process, as well as the exact number of transparent trays required, which are replaced every few weeks.

How much do clear aligners cost?

We understand that many of our patients who are receiving private dentistry may wish to be aware of all prices before commencing their chosen dental treatment, which is why we always inform them of all possible costs as soon as we can. Once our patients have decided to proceed with treatment, they can settle a deposit, and then decide to repay their costs over an eighteen or twenty-four month time frame.

Are Invisalign available on the National Health Service?

The discreet nature of Invisalign unfortunately puts them within the category of cosmetic dentistry, which means they are only available under private dentistry. As a general rule, the cost of all dentistry (whether this be cosmetic or orthodontic) depends greatly on the complexity of the individual case.

Flexibility

We understand that financial flexibility can be hard to find, in any scenario, which is why we offer our patients a repayment calculator.  Our repayment calculator allows our patients to select the type of brace they wish to receive, the deposit the wish to put down, as well as the period of time they wish to pay the fees back.

Why choose us to receive your clear aligners?

Our clinic within Weybridge boasts a large fully qualified team of dental professionals, all of whom have pride in delivering excellent customer service, in a clean, and comfortable professional environment.

A service you can trust

We know how important it can be to read customer reviews, which is why we display a wide range of patient testimonials on our website, all of which exemplify our happy and satisfied customers.

What are Invisalign, and are clear aligners right for me?

Invisalign are a form of orthodontics, a type of dentistry which aims to straighten the teeth, correct moderate to severe overbites, and resolve protrusion of the teeth within the mouth. Invisalign in Weybridge could be argued as the largest brand provider for clear aligners within the United Kingdom, they have grown greatly in popularity within recent years, due to having a discreet appearance, and using convenient modern dental technology, such as digital scanning. Invisalign are essentially transparent plastic trays which are individual to each of our patients, and the situation of their dental case.

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How do Invisalign in Weybridge work for you?

The transparent plastic trays are essentially replaced every few weeks, in order to adjust the alignment and position of the teeth within the mouth, to ensure they slowly reach their desired dental position.

The Invisalign in Weybridge treatment process

Much like with any dental, orthodontic, or cosmetic treatment, Invisalign begins with an initial consultation. During an initial consultation our dentists will work with you to help decide if Invisalign suits your needs. After we’ve decided that clear aligners fit your specific dental case, the treatment process can begin!

The first step

The first step is to scan your teeth using a three dimensional digital scanner, which illustrates each movement of the teeth throughout the Invisalign process. The Clincheck technology we use allows our patients to view the possible results which can be achieved through the use of Invisalign. In addition to our smile predictions, we can also tell our patients how many clear aligner trays are required during the process (which ensures they are always aware of the cost of treatment before it starts).

What’s next?

After an initial assessment is made and we have made digital scans of your teeth and mouth, we can send your moulds to Invisalign! After receiving your first set of transparent trays, your teeth can start to move into the ideal position. Once treatment commences, Invisalign has the advantage of a reduced number of dental appointments (compared to traditional metal braces which require wire tightening), which also reduces financial costs.

The final step

Once your clear aligners have been sent back to our clinic by Invisalign, our patients will settle the necessary deposit to proceed with treatment. Once the deposit has been settled, our patients can pay the remainder of the dental fee over eighteen to twenty-four months with a zero interest payment plan.

How do I start my treatment?

If you are leaning towards the possibility of receiving clear aligners, then you may be wondering how to start the treatment process. Located on our website, we place our telephone number and email address to allow patients to contact us regarding any queries or concerns they may have. 

Have a question?

Also located on our website, we offer our patients the chance to fill in a few personal details, along with any questions they may have for us regarding their potential treatment.

Pay us a visit

We understand that many patients would rather meet us directly, and discuss potential treatments face to face. Nervous patients may appreciate a visit to our clinic to ease their concerns which we always welcome.

Advice on brace cleaning for patients using Invisalign in Weybridge

For patients leaving an appointment with an invisible brace, the top priority you have should be in keeping your brace looking clean and germ free, whilst it slowly realigns your teeth into a lovely straight smile.

Sadly, some patients can still struggle to find a cleaning routine that works for them, so that’s why we’ve come up with a short list of things our patients using Invisalign in Weybridge can try, to keep their brace looking good throughout their treatment.

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Give it a good scrub

First up on our list of tips for patients of Invisalign in Weybridge is a rather simple one, just give your brace a good scrub. This is because throughout the day bacteria and plaque can start to build up on the surface of the aligner and if left unchecked this debris can then spread to your teeth through direct transfer, whenever you wear the brace.

To avoid this you should give it a light brush every other day with a recommended cleaning solution. Doing this often will kill any harmful bacteria, clear out plaque, as well as help reduce staining of the brace that can occur from repeated wear. At Weybridge Orthodontics our highly trained team can provide you with a wealth of information on the correct methods of cleaning your brace and how you can make it last as long as possible.

Rinse it regularly

Regardless of how long you take your brace out for you should always give it a light rinse under cold water. Doing this often will clear out any gunk or dried in saliva that may be clinging to the surface of the brace, as over time this can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Keep it safe

Keeping the brace safe is another thing some patients can struggle with, as there are times when it can be absent mindedly placed in a pocket or down on a table or surface at home. Not only does this allow for bacteria to transfer onto the brace, and then later your mouth, but it also puts it at risk from accidental damage or becoming lost.

So make sure that after each cleaning session that you always leave your brace to dry inside a hard bodied container. Doing this will keep it sterile from bacteria or inquisitive pets and it will also be safe from any knocks or potentially becoming lost.

Just leave it in

Finally, perhaps the most important thing you can do is to just leave your brace in for as long as you possibly can. Ideally patients should have it in their mouths for at least 22 hours a day, with it only being removed for cleaning, eating meals or brushing teeth, as leaving it out for too long can interfere with the effectiveness of the realignment.

So if you are struggling with keeping your brace looking spotless, then just try a few of these tips to make your brace last as it realigns your smile into that straighter one you deserve. For further information on this treatment or to schedule your own appointment just get in touch with our team at the practice.

Invisalign in Weybridge: delivering desired results with treatments designed around your lifestyle

All of us want straight teeth, but few want to achieve a charming smile if it means having to wear metal braces for an extended period.

If you are someone looking for a device that is subtle yet effective, ask us about Invisalign in Weybridge.

Facts about Invisalign in Weybridge

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Our practice, Weybridge Orthodontics, specialises in orthodontic devices. Although we stock a broad spectrum of straightening aids, we recommend invisible braces to people of all ages for the reasons described below.

Invisalign replaces metal with clear plastic.

One of the best features, according to some previous Invisalign users, is the appearance of invisible braces, in that they do not look like your conventional straightening aid.

This is the case because the device is made entirely of high-quality plastic instead of ligatures, archwires, and metal brackets.

Invisalign is accompanied by advanced technology.

This type of advanced technology allows us to customise your treatment plan, mapping out how your teeth move to the millimetre. By doing so, you have a clear indication of how your teeth may look once you stop using your aligners.

The device is removable.

If you choose Invisalign over standard braces, you will not have to worry about which food items could damage your wires, or be forced to incorporate new steps into your cleaning routine to reach plaque stuck between your brackets.

The design is subtle.

If you want braces without the unwanted attention received from having metal affixed to your teeth, Invisalign in Weybridge is a good choice of product.

The only people who will know about you wearing braces is your dentist, you, and the people that you decide to tell.

Whether you are a professional in the workforce or have self-conscious teenagers, Invisalign is geared toward a variety of lifestyles where discretion is highly valued.

How much will treatment cost?

It depends on the treatment plan you choose. If the final sum is overwhelming, chat to our dentist about the possibility of an 18-24 month payment plan.

How long does treatment take?

We understand how impatient you must feel about sporting straight teeth. However, it is essential to note that the pace at which teeth are pulled into position using Invisalign spans 12 to 18 months, depending on the nature and extent of your dental issue.

If you are looking for a quicker fix, there are other devices that work faster. However, it is essential to note that these only partially straighten your teeth for cosmetic purposes, and will not necessarily improve upon your general oral health.

Is anybody viable for treatment?

There are limitations to the devices, in that severe or unusually complicated dental issues may require wearing an alternative orthodontic device.

However, do not let this put you off – ask our orthodontist to examine your mouth and ascertain whether Invisalign in Weybridge is viable for your malocclusion or misalignment or not. 

Is there anything else I should know?

The device is detachable, but for it to work, you must wear it 22 out of 24 hours a day, and only take it out when you need to brush your teeth, eat, or if you play sports.

If you do not wear your aligner often enough, you may be adding months onto your final treatment time.

Considering treatment with Invisalign braces? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

If you are an adult who has crooked teeth, the world can sometimes seem like an unfair place. As a society, we are seemingly constantly bombarded with images of celebrities, models and other famous people who have the glamourous ‘Hollywood Smile,’ which does little to boost self-esteem.

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In years gone by, there were only two solutions to three solutions to these issues; learn to live with your teeth, have them removed and replaced with dentures, or wear the large, orthodontic braces which, if anything, would be more likely to add to you feeling self-conscious.

Luckily, today, as dentistry has become more sophisticated, there is a discrete option available, which is taking the dental world by storm.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are proud to be able to offer this option to all of our suitable patients. Invisalign in Weybridge can provide you with a discreet alternative to traditional braces while packing the power of a metal-based aligner. Easy to wear and removable, this brace will allow you to carry on with your day to day life with confidence, without drawing unwanted stares from strangers. 

Want to know more about Invisalign in Weybridge? Below are the answers to the top 5 FAQs about this powerful orthodontic procedure.

Am I suitable for invisible braces?

When deciding whether or not to have Invisalign in Weybridge, your first port of call so to speak should be with a member of our dental team.

Our team has extensive experience of working with this brace and can quickly assess whether or not you are suitable for treatment with it. Provided your oral health is generally good and you have minor to moderate misalignment issues, you should be suitable for treatment with invisible braces.

How do invisible braces work?

Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, invisible aligners work by gently pushing your teeth into their new position, with the use of gently opposing metal coils.

There is no force associated with this treatment and so, discomfort is minimal.

Aren’t invisible braces painful?

In a word, no. Well, they shouldn’t be!

As previously mentioned, they do not apply force to relocating your teeth in the same way that orthodontic braces do, and therefore, any discomfort experienced while wearing them should be minimal.

How long will I need to wear them for?

The only person who can answer that question is a member of our dental team.

However, it is worth noting that the average period of time many of our patients wear invisible aligners is between 6-9 months in total. Be aware that you may even be able to wear them for less time than this, depending on your clinical situation.

Aren’t invisible braces really expensive?

Money doesn’t grow on trees and the initial cost of invisible braces can seem daunting.

However, due to their accelerated treatment time, they are often more cost-effective than orthodontic options. Many surgeries (including Weybridge Orthodontics) can offer you a payment plan or finance, to help you break down the cost into affordable monthly payments. Perfect!

Isn’t Invisalign uncomfortable? 5 myths about this invisible brace answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

In recent years, dentistry has advanced exponentially, to make orthodontic treatment faster, cheaper and more accessible for everyone.

While there is an ongoing myth that adults cannot undertake orthodontic procedures, more and more adults are approaching their dentists about getting a straighter smile. Of course, many adults are put off of the idea of having traditional, orthodontic braces fitted, prompting a revolution in adult orthodontic aligners.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics, our dentists are proud to be able to offer our patients a wide array of orthodontic treatments. One of the most popular aligners among our adult patients is Invisalign; in Weybridge, we are able to treat suitable patients with this world-famous aligner, making their orthodontic journey a smoother and easier one.

But, like many advanced technologies, this invisible aligner has attracted its fair share of myths and falsehoods, which prevents many patients from seeking it out.

Do you want to know the truth behind the myths? Are you curious if Invisalign in Weybridge can help you get a straighter smile? Read on to find out more!

Invisible braces can only correct minor alignment issues

This is one of the most common misconceptions about Invisalign in Weybridge.

Although a member of our dental team will need to assess your suitability for treatment with this aligner, invisible braces can correct moderate to severe misalignment issues. Typically, invisible braces are helped to correct issues with gaps or spacing in the teeth but, but can also be used to reverse overcrowding and even protrusions.

Invisible braces are available online for cheaper

While this is not exactly a myth, it is far from the truth.

If you type invisible braces into any search engine, you will be bombarded with offers about aligners that can straighten your teeth without needing a dental check-up. This is obviously false.

In the same way, you would (hopefully!) not order prescription glasses online without an eye test, you should never order complex orthodontic treatments online. These aligners are often harmful and can create more issues with your teeth than they correct.

If you want a straighter smile, trust our dental team to help you get it!

Invisible braces are more expensive than traditional braces

It may feel unfair that invisible braces often come with such a hefty price tag, but in comparison to traditional orthodontics, they are often a better financial option.

As invisible braces offer accelerated treatment times, they also often offer patients a substantially lower price tag.

Invisible braces cause speech issues

Invisible braces are removable and so, it may seem logical that they cause speech issues.

However, they are custom-fitted to slot over your teeth, like a glove so to speak, and should therefore not become loose.

Invisible braces are uncomfortable

One of the key benefits of invisible aligners is their comfort. As they fit perfectly over your teeth and are made of malleable but durable plastic, there should be no discomfort at all while wearing them. They are even comfortable enough to wear to bed without hassle.

What is Invisalign and why may I choose to have Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign is essentially a form of clear aligners. Invisalign is the name of just one worldwide provider of clear aligners, although there is a common misconception that Invisalign is the dental name for clear aligners.This treatment has risen dramatically in popularity within recent years.

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Why is Invisalign so popular?

Invisalign has risen recently within popularity due to its rapid results, as well as convenience. For individuals who have a hectic lifestyle or are within a professional career they may feel as if clear aligners or other discrete forms of orthodontics may be better suited for them personally, and their lifestyle. Invisalign are essentially a form of retainer that aim to straighten the teeth slowly by moving them in a positive direction. Certain individuals who may suffer from low self-esteem and low self-confidence may feel as if invisible forms of orthodontics is better for them. Invisalign can also be perfect for individuals who have already previously undergone a form of orthodontics in the past. Undergoing clear aligners at an older age can cause extremely rapid and long lasting results.

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners are invisible retainer like mechanisms that aim to straighten the teeth within the mouth. These clear aligners are replaced every several weeks, meaning the teeth are slowly encouraged to move in a positive direction.

How do I get Invisalign in Weybridge?

If you are looking towards potentially getting orthodontic treatment with us then you may be wondering how you start the process. If you are not sure about the treatment you are about to have, then you may wish to get in touch to have an initial consultation.

What is an initial consultation?

An initial consultation is essentially an appointment that an individual may have with a dental healthcare professional to decipher all orthodontic options. During an initial consultation a patient may ask their dental health care professional any questions, queries, or concerns that they may have before undergoing their orthodontic or dental treatment.

Do you offer monthly finance options?

Yes! At our clinic within weybridge we offer our patients an interest free payment plan, in order to allow our patients to avoid a hefty initial dental fee. If you are not undergoing dental treatment with the National Health Service then you will have to pay dental fees. Some individuals may avoid their regular dental appointments for several reasons (anxiety for example) the other reason may be to avoid financial costs. We fully that the thought of a hefty cost can be daunting for the majority of patients, which is why we believe finance plans (especially those of which that are interest free) can be extremely comforting for so many individuals.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge and why would I choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics as a branch of dentistry aims to improve the alignment of teeth within the mouth. As a general rule, orthodontics can address a variety of issues as well as aiming to straighten teeth, they can correct an overbite, or underbite, and can deal with poor jaw alignment. All of which can affect a patient’s dental and overall health. Invisalign is essentially one form of orthodontics using clear aligners, they are simply one make, but are the largest producer worldwide. Invisalign is used when correcting mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth.

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Why choose Invisalign in Weybridge over any other form of orthodontics?

We find many individuals may choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics due to their aesthetically pleasing appearance, in that they are almost invisible to the casual observer. Invisalign is unique in the way that there is a lack of metal brackets being used and they are simply a plastic customised aligner which fits snugly over the teeth. Invisalign may be preferred by individuals who have previously undergone orthodontics, they can be used as a ‘top up’ or a ‘refresher’ treatment. Individuals of all ages can choose to undergo Invisalign treatment. Some people who are older and want to exude a more professional persona and those younger individuals who may suffer from a lower level of self-esteem and confidence find these aligners very convenient. Having clear aligners for young adolescents and teens can help to eliminate some of the insecurities traditional metal braces may hold.

How does Invisalign in Weybridge work?

Invisalign works to produce the pleasing outcome provided by other forms of orthodontics. All forms of orthodontics are similar in the way that they all aim for the same result; straight teeth. These clear aligners are replaced every few weeks with a new set, each one designed to take the patient nearer their desired straightened teeth. At our dental clinic in Weybridge we take the impressions and moulds of your teeth, these are then sent off to Invisalign, we then receive their finalised and individualised clear aligners.

How much do Invisalign cost, and how do I undergo an initial consultation?

At our clinic in Weybridge we are proud to say we offer free initial consultations, meaning you can decide which orthodontic treatment is suitable for you with our help of course! If you are considering undergoing clear aligner treatment with us you can enter in your key details on our website along will some notes with any queries or concerns you may have!

What steps are involved within the Invisalign process?

The first initial step involved is where we take a three dimensional impression of your teeth. A prediction is made to you of what you can expect from your dental results, this can be a huge advantage to patients in order to visualise the end results of the treatment. All the data and information is then sent away to have your sets of aligners made to your specifications.  Upon receiving your custom made clear aligners you have to make sure you wear them as specified by us, in order for you to have the desired outcome from you treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost?

This will depend on the number of aligners which will need to be made for you and the time it will take for your treatment and will all be discussed with our dental professional on your initial consultation.

Searching for Invisalign in Weybridge?

Where to find us

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, also known as Surrey Braces, our team of highly professional, qualified practitioners have a combined 100 years of first-hand dental experience and expertise. Our team has helped bring smiles to the faces of over 21,000 happy Surrey residents, and we are showing no signs of slowing down. By getting to know our patients on a personal level, rather than simply opting for the ‘one size fits all’ approach to orthodontics, which is all too common, we’ve found that a more formative and mutually advantageous patient/practitioner relationship can flourish. Our in-house team are on hand to provide patients with a range of different treatments, including the installation of discrete orthodontics, such as Invisalign in Weybridge.

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Hidden wonders

This retainer system is one which has revolutionised the world of conventional orthodontics. Historically, those seeking dental realignment, were often faced with the decision to sacrifice their outward appearance for around twelve months for the sake of a straighter smile, by wearing large, visible, traditional metal braces. Today however, thanks to the ingenuity of Stanford University graduate, Zia Chishti, this has become a thing of the past. Chishti took the world of orthodontics by storm when he first introduced his new system, which utilises a removable, plastic retainer as an alternative to conventional fused metal brackets. This retainer is constructed from a specialist, patented plastic known as SmartTrack, which is utilised for it’s uniquely durable, yet malleable nature. When worn throughout the course of treatment — which varies from case to case, but typically lasts around twelve months — the patient’s teeth are gradually drawn into their correct specifications, using specifically placed pressure points within the retainer.

Under the surface

One of the major reasons as to why Invisalign in Weybridge has grown vastly in its popularity over recent years, over conventional methods of orthodontics, is its discrete nature.  Each retainer is unique and made to fit the patient’s teeth by utilising cutting-edge 3D rendering software, which allows for a perfectly accurate and virtually perfect mould of each patient’s teeth to be created, from which the retainer is made. As the retainer is custom fitted to the specific contours of a patient’s teeth, when worn, it fits so snugly over their teeth that it becomes practically invisible. This may explain why Invisalign in Weybridge is now the number one method of discrete orthodontics for teenagers and young adults, who may be deterred from conventional methods due to the scrutiny they may receive from their peers or colleagues. Another reason for Invisalign’s success within this demographic is that, unlike conventional methods of dental realignment, the retainer is removable. This affords its users to decide a convenient time to carry out treatment, and fit around their schedules — such as when at home or asleep. Our friendly and approachable team of specialists will be on-hand to help our patients through each stage of the process of undertaking Invisalign in Weybridge, and we will always provide patients with the support and guidance they require.