Invisalign

Teeth straightening without the embarrassment

One of the main considerations that puts adults off getting their teeth straightened is their image. There’s no getting around the fact that braces are associated with being an adolescent, even though dentistry has moved on a lot in the last couple of decades and there are various kinds of braces that are aimed at adults. For many people, even discreet braces are one step too far when it comes to their appearance; they either need braces that don’t show at all or they decide to live with wonky teeth.

Invisalign in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer various kinds of discreet braces and it’s true that some can be seen. But one brand of straightener is not only pretty much impossible to spot on the teeth, it is also super-convenient when it comes to the things that create hassle for braces wearers, namely eating and cleaning the teeth. No wonder that Invisalign in Weybridge is one of our most popular devices.

Tried and trusted around the world since the late 1990s, Invisalign in Weybridge is based upon the idea of turning mouth guards into straighteners. It is made of super-thin, see-through plastic, and looks like a gum shield. The aligners hug the teeth so well that, once they are in place over the teeth, they become very hard to see indeed.

If you decided to use Invisalign in Weybridge to straighten your teeth, you will receive a series of clear aligners. You wear them in order, each for 7-10 days. During this time, they will go from feeling like they don’t fit to being comfortable. When they are well-fitting, it means the carefully designed bumps inside them have pressed on your teeth sufficiently for the bone to dissolve and rebuild itself around your teeth to get rid of the pressure. You then move onto the next aligners in the series.

You remove the aligners to eat and drink; you clean your teeth and then put them back in again. Each aligner must be worn for 20-22 hours a day to maintain the pressure needed to move your teeth. On average, it takes a year to realign someone’s teeth. How long will Invisalign in Weybridge take for you? Come in and find out.

Turning daydreams into reality

How often have you been lying on your bed daydreaming about ways to make things in your life more effective? ‘If only I could….’. That’s what one student in the USA was doing back in the 1990s, lying on his bed in his room at Stanford University, wishing he could have had his teeth straightened with braces that snapped on over his teeth like his retainer instead of those uncomfortable bracket and wire braces that made eating so tricky. Then he went out and found the right people to help and invented Invisalign. In Weybridge, Invisalign is now one of our patients’ favourite ways to get their teeth straightened at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Invisalign in WeybridgeAnd you can see why. Zia Chistki and Kelsey Wirth were right when they thought that this style of braces would be a winner. Now, around the world, more than 4 million people have been successfully treated with Invisalign. In Weybridge, you can get a free consultation with us to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for your alignment issues.

If it is, we will go ahead and make a detailed assessment of your teeth, including taking hundreds of measurements to build up a pinpoint accurate, 3D image of your teeth, which we can then manipulate to show you how your teeth will need to move to reach alignment.

That information goes off to the manufacturers, where they 3D-print 80,000 aligners a day. You will receive a series of aligners that, over the course of a year on average, will straighten your teeth a tiny amount with each aligner. Each aligner takes 7-10 days to do its share of the straightening and you will know when it is time to put in a new one because it will stop feeling uncomfortable and will start to feel like it fits really well.

After your teeth have reached their final destination, treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge means having to wear a retainer for a while to keep your teeth in place while the bone around them hardens. Some patients like to celebrate the end of treatment by getting their teeth whitened.

Join us on an Invisalign journey

When you decide to get your teeth straightened, you are making a big commitment. Teeth straightening takes a long time, there is no quick way to get the teeth to change position inside the jawbone. So, if you are going to get your teeth straightened, you want to make sure it’s in a way that you can cope with for the next chunk of your life. One way many of our patients here at Weybridge Orthodontics are choosing is with Invisalign in Weybridge.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWhy so popular?

In Weybridge, Invisalign is proving to be the straightening method of choice for teens and adults alike, and there are 2 good reasons for this.

See-through

Firstly, Invisalign does not obscure the teeth with uncomfortable brackets and wires. Instead, there are pressure points inside smooth, clear plastic mouth guard-like aligners. These go on over the teeth and do not rub against the inside of the cheek. Plus, because they are made of very thin plastic, people are going to have to peer quite hard at you to spot you are wearing them.

This means that you can continue with your daily business, or going to school, without becoming the unwelcome focus of anyone’s attention. All they will see is your teeth somehow becoming magically straighter, millimetre by millimetre over a matter of about a year on average.

Easy eating and cleaning

The other big advantage of choosing Invisalign in Weybridge is that the aligners are removable. You pop them out and store them in their carry-case when you need to eat or drink anything that is not simple water. Then brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in. This is so that the aligners do not become stained and therefore are rendered visible against your teeth.

The hygiene routine is much simpler and quicker than with traditional braces, and yet you will also find yourself cutting out snacks and coffees because you don’t want to have to go through all that cleaning every hour.

You must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to stay on schedule with Invisalign in Weybridge, but don’t worry, with aligners this hard to spot, wearing them couldn’t be less hassle.

Invisalign, your ‘don’t miss’ next fashion buy

Having straight, white teeth is a fashion necessity in our age of social media. Although appearance is only part of the picture of how we present ourselves to the world, it is what first impressions are based on. Since our smile holds the power to influence how we are initially viewed it is worth investing in. As an adult, facing all the wires and clips of traditional braces treatment as a means to correct minor dental issues such as overbite, can be daunting. This is why Weybridge Orthodontics has invested in quality technological alternatives such as Invisalign. In Weybridge, we can fit these clear, invisible aligners and provide you with straight teeth in as little as 12-18 months, with none of the disadvantages of traditional braces spoiling a good selfie or putting you on the back foot in your next interview.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWhat are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign are clear plastic tooth guards created through 3D printing technology. During your first treatment, our dentists will take an impression or scan images of your teeth. These are then used to produce nifty tooth guards that will gently correct your smile over the course of your treatment plan.

So you’re interested, what next?

Invisalign in Weybridge isn’t always the answer, so we will do a full dental assessment first. Once we are clear that this is the best treatment to correct your tooth misalignment, your clear plastic tooth guard will be produced, and a treatment plan created just for you. There are no wires or clips to fit the aligner in place, just perfectly engineered plastic aligners that fit over your teeth like a glove.

Wearing your tooth guard 20-22hrs a day, you’ll change them every 1-2 weeks according to your treatment plan. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and fit so well they feel incredibly comfortable, you only need remove them for eating and you’ll never have to worry about the impact on your daily appearance.

At regular check-ups every 6-8 weeks with us, we will adjust your aligners and treatment plan as we go, ensuring the best possible results for you. Invisalign in Weybridge could boost your confidence and ensure you make that perfect next impression.

Get your teeth straight with Invisalign in Weybridge

If your teeth are only mildly to moderately out of alignment, say a couple of twisted teeth or a bit of a lean in or out, do you really want to have to wear metal braces on them? The cure seems worse than the problem when the person most conscious of your mild alignment issues is you. Why make everyone notice your wonky teeth when only a few ever commented in the first place?

Invisalign in WeybridgeThere may be no need to get metal braces fixed to your teeth at all. If you come into Weybridge Orthodontics and let our highly trained dentists take a look at your alignment issues, it could well be that the best, and most discreet, way to correct them is with Invisalign in Weybridge.

If you have never seen or heard of Invisalign in Weybridge this is probably because these clear plastic aligners are almost invisible when they are in place over the teeth. You’re not going to spot anyone wearing them in the supermarket or on the bus.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Off your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners look like very thin clear plastic mouth guards. The plastic is only 0.3mm thick and it is transparent. The aligners are made from digital scans of your teeth, so they fit exactly, like a second layer of enamel over your teeth.

You receive a series of these 3D printed aligners. You start at number one. When you put it on over your teeth, you will notice that it presses, and feels a bit uncomfortable. These are the built-in pressure points in action, pressing on your teeth to get them to move. Over the next 7-10 days, bone in your jaw will be dissolved to relieve the pressure by your tooth, and built up again behind it. Once the pressure has completely worn off and your aligner feels like it fits properly, it’s time to move onto the next one, which will feel uncomfortable as slightly different pressure points nudge your teeth along the path to correct alignment.

Why not come into Weybridge Orthodontics and find out how we can help you?

Better positions for your teeth

Poor dental alignment can be a source of poor dental health and cosmetic dissatisfaction. If you have a wonky smile, you might like to improve it, but probably don’t want to spend a long time wearing a highly noticeable appliance.

In Weybridge, Invisalign is a type of realignment treatment that repositions your teeth without drawing too much attention to itself. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide Invisalign for a range of mild to moderate conditions. It brings great outcomes with minimal fuss.

Invisalign in WeybridgeMethods and timing

At your first appointment for Invisalign in Weybridge, we’ll take a good look at your teeth and make sure this treatment is appropriate for your needs. Then our 3D imaging equipment will capture some meticulous dental measurements.

A dental laboratory then produces, especially for you, a series of transparent plastic aligners. You wear a pair of aligners over your teeth for about 7-10 days, then switch it out for the next pair in the series. This carries on until your final pair of aligners comes off, which on average is about 12 months later.

Your teeth are gently pressured into better positions because the shape of each aligner is slightly different to the one that came before it in the series.

Social and cosmetic aspects

Invisalign in Weybridge is totally transparent, so it’ll be hard for your friends and colleagues to notice your treatment unless they become really nosey. It’s a user-friendly treatment because it doesn’t involve any attachments to the surfaces of the teeth. Eating meals and taking care of oral hygiene will be as easy as it was before.

The exact length of time you’ll spend wearing Invisalign in Weybridge depends on how much movement you need to achieve. Afterwards, we will need you to wear a retainer at night, which ensures the teeth become secure in their straightened positions.

The benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge will last for many years after the aligners come off. It can be a big step towards having a great smile and the improved dental health you’ve always wanted. You’ll have a reduced risk of tooth decay, as well as a smile you’ll want to show off.

When are braces not really braces?

The answer is when they are Invisalign. This word mash-up of invisible and alignment does exactly what it suggests. Invisalign aligns your teeth almost invisibly thanks to its innovative design. If this sounds like the solution you’ve been waiting for, then drop by to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics. We are accredited Invisalign providers and can help you achieve a more confident smile by correcting mild to moderate misalignments without anyone, except you and your dentist, knowing about it.

Invisalign in WeybridgeA technological revolution

Invisalign in Weybridge wouldn’t have been possible without the invention of 3D printing. Unlike fixed metal braces, you won’t see any metal brackets and wires in sight with Invisalign. Instead you’ll get a series of 3D printed, clear plastic aligners, each of which has been custom-made to fit over your teeth. Carefully crafted grooves and bumps along the inner surfaces of your aligners are what do the job of nudging your teeth into place. Once you’re done with your first set of aligners, usually in about 7-10 days, you’ll move onto the next set, with each new set of aligners bringing you that much closer to your brand new smile.

Adjusting to life with Invisalign

Fixed braces can take quite a bit of adjusting to, what with all the wires and brackets trapping the remnants of your meals and making dental hygiene a headache every morning and night. Invisalign in Weybridge meanwhile is a relatively easy treatment to adapt to. However there are a couple of things you need to stay on top of:

  • Always remember to take your aligners out whenever you eat or drink, unless it’s water you’re having, in which case you can keep them in. This is so you don’t stain your aligners and lose the ‘invisible’ aspect of your treatment
  • Don’t forget to clean your aligners. It’s fairly simple, all you need to do is use a soft toothbrush to brush them clean using lukewarm water. Do this twice a day
  • Keep your aligners in for at least 20-22 hours a day. This ensures that your treatment will run to schedule.

Follow these simple rules and you’ll get to enjoy the results of Invisalign in Weybridge in 12-18 months.

Healthy smiles

If the poor alignment of your teeth is getting you down, but you don’t want to spend ages wearing highly visible braces, you might want to consider Invisalign in Weybridge. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we’ve provided Invisalign for many years. We’ve seen how it can transform your dental alignment without causing social discomfort. It uses transparent plastic to stay hidden, and meticulous design to provide great results.

Invisalign in WeybridgeMethodical treatment

Invisalign in Weybridge is effective for a variety of realignment needs. At your initial consultation, we’ll have a look at your teeth and determine whether it’s an appropriate solution for you. Then we’ll use 3D imaging software to capture some detailed measurements of your mouth.

Based on these measurements, a dental laboratory will produce for you a series of aligners, made of transparent plastic. You’ll wear the first pair of these aligners for 7-10 days, then the next pair in the series for another 7-10 days, and so on until the end of the treatment. Each aligner’s shape is subtly different to the one that came before it, so the alignment of your teeth gradually changes.

Convenient and comfortable

Wearing Invisalign in Weybridge will straighten your teeth in a convenient and discreet fashion. The aligners are very transparent, so they don’t draw attention to themselves. Plus, they don’t need to be attached to your teeth. You can therefore take them out of your mouth at mealtimes, or when it’s time to take care of your oral hygiene.

Usually, our patients spend 12-18 months wearing Invisalign in Weybridge. This might be longer or shorter in your case, depending on how much adjustment we need to achieve. Once you’ve removed the final pair of aligners, you’ll need to use a retainer. You wear this while you sleep, and it ensures that your teeth stay firmly in their new positions.

The benefits brought to you by Invisalign in Weybridge will last for many years. You’ll enjoy improved dental comfort, better oral hygiene, and a more appealing smile. The risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay will be lower, because it’ll be easier to keep your teeth clean and fresh.

Invisalign or Incognito?

If you are tired of having wonky teeth and are looking for a solution that won’t interfere with your appearance, here are a couple of options available to you in Weybridge. Invisalign and Incognito are modern types of brace systems that deal with straightening things up in a concealed way. Both are difficult to see once in your mouth. This is great news for anyone who has been holding back from getting their teeth straightened because they hate the idea of having glaringly obvious metal braces in their mouth.

Invisalign in WeybridgeSo what’s the difference between Invisalign and Incognito?

Incognito

Incognito braces are worn behind the teeth where they can’t be seen. These customised braces are made of metal and use wires, so they are similar to traditional metal braces. The difference being that they are hidden behind your teeth. They are fixed on, you can’t remove them.

Incognito pros

They are fixed in – no chance of delay to your treatment

  • Incognito works 24 hours a day
  • They are invisible
  • Incognito braces have only minor restrictions to food
  • Works for all alignment issues
  • No visible tooth damage post-treatment
  • Visible results can be achieved in a short time
  • Minimal discomfort and are able to eat and speak normally
  • Suitable for all ages.

Weybridge Invisalign braces are thin, clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. They are also customised, but use no metal brackets or wires, these are totally different to traditional metal braces. They are more similar to the retainers people wear after they have had braces. Incognito braces are removable, take them out to eat, or when you clean your teeth.

Invisalign pros

They are removable – have a special event to go to? Leave them at home

  • You are in control of your treatment
  • They are invisible
  • No food restrictions
  • Works for many alignment issues
  • No tooth damage post-treatment
  • Results can be achieved in a short time
  • Minimal discomfort and are able to eat and speak normally
  • Suitable for all ages.

If you would like to improve your smile with invisible braces, Incognito or Invisalign in Weybridge could be for you.

What tools do we use to give you Invisalign in Weybridge?

Modern dentistry is full of opportunities for you to refine and adjust your smile. You can use up-to date orthodontic equipment for realignment when you work with us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

One of the great options that we can offer you when you want to straighten your teeth with us is Invisalign in Weybridge. This system employs clear aligners that fit over the tops of your teeth. To give you an efficient and comfortable treatment, we utilise several tools to craft your aligners. These include:

Invisalign in WeybridgePhysical examination

Like most treatments, Invisalign in Weybridge starts with a standard dental examination. This is the beginning of the data gathering that will build your treatment. It’s also the time that we check that your teeth are healthy and ready for the pressure of a teeth straightening treatment.

3D scanning

Modern technology allows us to get an accurate picture of your teeth. It covers all the surfaces and helps us to plan a successful treatment that works in as short a time period as possible.

Clincheck

This is the software that we use to show you how your treatment will progress. Many patients find it motivating and exciting to see a digital model of their teeth moving to their new positions. The information is also used to create your Invisalign aligners.

Invisalign expertise

When we send your data to Invisalign, they create your aligners and return them to us at the clinic. They have nearly 30 years’ worth of experience working with more than 4 million smiles all over the world. This is the level of expertise that we can offer you when you choose Invisalign in Weybridge.

Once your aligners are returned to us, we give them to you at your next appointment. You have control over your treatment although, for it to work effectively, you must follow the instructions that we give you along with your equipment. These include details on how to manage your treatment as well as tips on keeping your mouth healthy and your aligner clean and clear. We invite you to come to the clinic for check-ups at regular intervals so that we can monitor your progress and check that you are satisfied with how things are going.