Invisalign

Invisalign: straighter teeth without a metallic glint on show

At Surrey Braces in Weybridge, Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular methods for patients to straighten their teeth. There is increasing demand for ways to correct tooth alignment problems without the whole world knowing about it. Depending on your individual needs, in many cases Invisalign could be the best option.

What is Invisalign?

weybridgeorthodonticsInvisalign is a system of clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gently move them into a better position. Each set of aligners is custom-made following a detailed consultation at our Weybridge dental practice, so you can be sure that your aligners will fit your teeth perfectly.

Before starting treatment, your dentist will take a series of impressions and photographs and, with the aid of our state-of-the-art computer software, they will be able to show you what results you can expect.

Every patient’s needs will be slightly different, so the number of aligners you will require, and the length of your treatment, will depend on your individual circumstances. Your dentist or orthodontist will be able to advise you of this at the start of treatment.

As your teeth begin to move, you will need to change your aligner every two weeks or so. You will also need to come in for a check-up every few weeks at our Weybridge clinic so that we can check your treatment is progressing as planned. At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer.

What are the advantages of treatment with Invisalign?

The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear, meaning that nobody will notice them in everyday life and no-one need know you are having treatment unless you choose to tell them.

Another big advantage is that the aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth.

Why Invisalign is “clearly” a market leader in discreet orthodontics

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to wearing fixed braces for patients of all ages. They are just one of the discreet orthodontic options available at Weybridge’s Surrey Braces, and we are certain that whatever your treatment requirements, we will find the perfect appliance to straighten your teeth without anyone needing to know about it – unless you choose to tell them.

What is Invisalign used for?

surreybracesInvisalign can be used to treat a number of mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including crooked, crowded, and poorly aligned teeth. Treatment times will vary depending on the type and amount of correction that is required, and will be discussed by your orthodontist when first you come into our Weybridge dental practice for your consultation.

How the treatment process works

Every set of Invisalign aligners is custom-made to suit each patient’s individual needs, and to fit snuggly over their teeth. The aligners gently guide your teeth into a new position, and you will need to change your aligner every two weeks or so as your teeth begin to move – as often as your dentist or orthodontist advises.

The number of aligners required to complete treatment varies from patient to patient. When you come to our Weybridge dental practice for your initial Invisalign consultation, you will be advised of how many aligners you will need.

Your consultation

We welcome both teenagers and adults for an Invisalign consultation at our Weybridge practice. You will be carefully examined and assessed to ensure this is the best treatment option for you. Impressions will be taken of your teeth and, with the aid of photographs and advanced computer software, your practitioner will be able to show you the expected results from the outset.

If you opt to go ahead with treatment, your aligners will be made up and when they are ready you will be called back to our Weybridge practice to start treatment.

Invisalign Does More Than Just Straightening Your Teeth

Many go for Invisalign treatment to look good rather than have better dental health. While looking and feeling good are obvious advantages of the treatment, there is more to Invisalign than meets the eye.

weybridge orthodoticsComfort is another plus factor for Invisalign, as you can be assured that the treatment won’t cause you any discomfort. But, did you know that it can also improve your overall oral health? Our Invisalign treatments give you aligners which are made only for your teeth. The aligners follow your teeth’s changing positions, making sure they gradually align to the prescribed position. We all know that straight teeth help improve dental health. But, using the right treatment allows you to keep your mouth healthy while straightening your teeth.

Invisalign Aligners are Easy to Clean

Invisalign braces are clipped to the teeth, and they are removable. When eating or drinking, you can do without the mouthpiece and not worry about food staining the trays. Cleaning them is a lot like cleaning your own teeth. You just brush them and put them in lukewarm water to kill bacteria. Some dentists recommend Invisalign cleaning system, which only takes a few minutes to remove plaque and bacteria from aligners.

Invisalign Lets You Clean Your Teeth Thoroughly

Invisalign braces are removable. That means you can brush and floss like you normally do, since they do not keep you from doing so. During orthodontic cleaning, teeth and gums are not hard to reach. Thus, they are cleaned better. Oral problems such as gingivitis and loose teeth are caused by bacteria and plaque build up. Wearing metal braces may cause them to worsen, as it is difficult to brush thoroughly with braces. Clearly, this is not the case with Invisalign.

Invisalign Helps Prevent Periodontal Problems

The root cause of periodontal diseases is improper dental hygiene. Gum problems from plaque build up may cause teeth to rot and fall out, and gums to bleed. Invisalign lets you take proper care of both your aligners and your teeth, preventing you from having oral diseases.

Crooked teeth also cause serious dental problems, all because they are impossible to clean thoroughly. Invisalign gives you straight and easy-to-clean teeth.

Healthy oral condition comes from proper hygiene and tooth position. Invisalign enables you to have both. Considering Invisalign treatment? Here at Surrey Braces Ltd., we offer Invisalign treatment in Weybridge. You may contact us for inquiries and more details.

How it works: the Invisalign clear aligner system explained

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular ways for patients to straighten their teeth here at Weybridge Orthodontics. The system has several advantages: the aligners are almost invisible, meaning few people will notice you are wearing them. There is no metal in the aligners and no tightening involved in treatment, maximising comfort levels. The aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean.

Is Invisalign the right treatment for me?

invisalign systemThe Invisalign system can be used to treat a range of orthodontic conditions. If you are interested in this treatment, you should book a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists here at our Weybridge clinic. They will carefully examine your mouth to learn more about your dental situation, and will establish whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Step by step

If your orthodontist decides Invisalign will work well for you, they will start the initial phases of treatment.

Step 1

Your orthodontist will first take impressions of your teeth, and will send these to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA.

Step 2

You will be called back to our Weybridge clinic approximately three weeks later. This is for a clinical check. Using special software your orthodontist will demonstrate a virtual 3D treatment plan, enabling you to see how your teeth are expected to move during treatment, and what the end results will be.

Step 3

So long as you are happy with the clinical check results, you will be asked for a deposit and your Invisalign aligners will be manufactured. Weybridge Orthodontics offers payment plans of between 18 and 24 months, enabling you to spread the cost of treatment.

Step 4

When your aligners are ready, you’ll be called back to our Weybridge practice and your first aligner will be fitted. You should change aligners approximately every two weeks, and will have periodic check-ups during treatment.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign

Adult orthodontics patients who want to straighten their teeth may be interested in treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. At our Weybridge orthodontic practice, these aligners are just one of the systems we use to straighten people’s teeth using discreet orthodontics.

teeth discreetly with invisalignStraighter teeth are top of the wish list for many adults when asked what they would like to change about their smile. However, many are put off seeking orthodontic treatment because they wrongly think it will mean wearing obvious metal braces for a considerable period of time.

At Weybridge Orthodontics we are keen to point out that this doesn’t have to be the case. Many tooth-straightening systems are now invisible or almost invisible. Invisalign is one of the most popular choices for adult patients here in Weybridge.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign comprises a series of near-invisible clear aligners that fit precisely over your teeth to gently move them into a more desirable position. Each set of aligners is custom-designed to fit your teeth exactly. You will need to change your aligner every two weeks or so as your teeth start to move.

What are the advantages of this system over other treatment options?

We’ve already touched upon one of the major advantages of Invisalign – the fact that the aligners are nearly invisible, making this treatment highly discreet.

Another huge advantage is that the Invisalign aligners are removable. That means that you can take them out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth. This helps to allay concerns about dental hygiene that some people have with braces, because unlike standard braces the aligners require no special cleaning techniques.

There is no metal in these aligners, which means there will be no discomfort from metal contacting the tongue or elsewhere inside the mouth. It also means the treatment is suitable for patients with metal allergies.

The Model’s Way to Photogenic Smiles

In a world of selfies and instant photo sharing platforms, a picture-perfect smile is your best asset.

photogenic smilesEveryone wants to look good in photos. Some may have difficulty flashing the camera a photogenic smile—you might be one of them. Fortunately, you need not be a professional model to achieve that glowing grin.

Flawlessly Natural Always Works

Scripted smiles do not have any place in your photographs. When it is time for a photo, just smile naturally. Do not overthink the way you should grin. Do so gently and in a relaxed manner. When you pressure yourself to come up with the perfect smile, chances are your smile will look put-on.

A natural smile is the complete opposite of a quick grin. You open your mouth slightly and the curve of your upper teeth matches your lower lip.

Ladies, Lipstick is Your Friend

For the women, lipstick enhances your already beautiful smile. Keep in mind that the right shade of lipstick makes your teeth appear whiter. To find the right one, choose the shade that works best with your skin tone. The wrong one, on the other hand, makes your smile less appealing.

Shades such as red wine, plum, rosy pink, wink or cherry are your best options. If you wish to hide yellow stains in your teeth, use pink-based or blue-based lipsticks.

Mind Your Teeth and Gums

The picture-perfect smile sometimes calls for a little behind-the-scene preparations with the help of the nearest dental practice. From Weybridge Invisalign aligners to whitening, your options are endless.

If your teeth are yellowing with age, in-clinic whitening from your dentist is the best solution. You can also correct your cracked, broken or chipped teeth with some implants or braces. Do not forget your gums as well. Keep them in good shape by maintaining good oral hygiene.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we can help you smile like models. Our services can transform your smile from a simple grin to a camera-ready beam. Book an appointment with us now and face the cameras with confidence.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign clear aligners

More and more adults who want to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners. At Surrey Braces dental practice in Weybridge, our dentists are highly experienced in using clear aligners to straighten teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

invisalign clear alignersUnlike other orthodontic options, Invisalign provides an entirely invisible way to correct a wide range of mild to moderate orthodontic problems. The aligners are made out of clear plastic that fits snuggly over your teeth, so nobody will notice you are wearing them.

The Invisalign system is also removable, unlike fixed braces, meaning that you can take them out to eat and clean. This is beneficial to your dental hygiene, as braces can be difficult to clean around properly.

How does it work?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with clear aligners, the first step is to come into Surrey Braces in Weybridge for a consultation with one of our dentists.

Should they agree that Invisalign is the best solution for your needs, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA. After approximately three weeks you’ll be called back to our Weybridge practice for a clinical check, using 3D models to show how your teeth are predicted to move during treatment.

So long as you are happy with these predicted results, your dentist will prescribe a series of aligners, which you will need to change every two weeks or so as your teeth move.

You will need to pay a deposit for the manufacture of your aligners; we have a range of payment options for you to pay off the balance over a period of 18-24 months.

For more information about Invisalign treatment, contact our Weybridge practice today.

Invisalign: How the Clear Aligners Actually Move Teeth

It used to be that those who wanted straighter teeth did not go through with treatment simply because they did not like the way braces look. Many thought traditional orthodontics were too bulky and painful. 1998 saw the introduction of Invisalign—an orthodontic treatment that uses custom-moulded clear, plastic trays—as an alternative to metal bands and brackets.

Weybridge orthodonticsInvisalign has grown in popularity as an alternative solution to misaligned teeth, but only a few know how the whole process actually works.

How Invisalign Moves Teeth

Let us start with the players involved. The tooth itself is made from different materials. The visible part of the teeth is covered by a material called enamel, while the root of the tooth is covered with a material called cementum.

The cementum is then connected to the surrounding tooth socket by what is called the PDL or the periodontal ligament, which is made up of many fibres of collagen. The main purpose of the PDL is to anchor the teeth to the bone socket so that they do not fall out. It also allows slight movement or ‘bounce’ to absorb the pressure from chewing.

Under normal conditions, the PDF does not allow the teeth to move. Additional pressure on the teeth (such as with aligners), however, causes cells on the side of PDL compression to start ‘eating away’ at the bone. This then causes the tooth to move into the new space. Simply put, Invisalign aligners carefully apply controlled forces to the teeth to move them into a better position.

The same process occurs with traditional metal braces. With Invisalign aligners, however, the treatment is painless, convenient, and far less embarrassing.

Light Force on the Tooth

Even placing a light force on the tooth using the tongue or a finger can cause it to move. This is why orthodontists in Weybridge like us are concerned with thumb sucking, nail biting, and tongue piercing, which can dramatically tip teeth outwards or upwards.

Invisalign has been proven to be effective in straightening teeth. If you wish to undergo Invisalign treatment, call us for a Weybridge orthodontics consultation.