Invisalign

Feel better about your smile

One of our most popular treatments for mild to moderate misalignments is Invisalign in Weybridge here at Weybridge Orthodontics. Our patients love how it makes them feel better about their smile and their life, which they go on to enjoy more as they appreciate the significant health benefits that can come from having straighter teeth.

However, even with the convenience of Invisalign in Weybridge, treatment does require certain sacrifices. They are not as many as traditional braces, but they need to be taken into account when deciding on this way to get straighter teeth. Let us give you some tips to help you get over the transition to wearing Invisalign in Weybridge, and to make the experience, which takes on average a year, more pleasant.

Invisalign in WeybridgePractice speaking

You may find that when you first start wearing Invisalign clear aligners, that you have developed a lisp or have a little trouble speaking clearly. Try talking to yourself in the mirror or reading aloud to help you get used to speaking more quickly.

Use the removal tool to get your aligners out

Although you will be wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, during that time, you’ll find yourself removing them several times. You have to take them out in order to eat, and every time you consume anything other than plain water, otherwise the clear plastic will stain and become visible over your teeth. Using the removal tool can make getting your aligners out much less fiddly.

Keeping your aligners clean

You will be wearing each Invisalign aligner for at least 20 hours a day for a week to 10 days. They will be spending a lot of time in your mouth, and during this time, even though you will be brushing your teeth after every meal, they can get dirty. They may become stained and could start to smell rather bad. To stop this happening, the trick is to soak your aligners while you are eating. The best thing to use is a denture cleaner, but you can also use a dilute solution of mouthwash, as long as you avoid mouthwashes with dyes that can stain your aligners.

Are you looking for straighter teeth?

Invisalign in Weybridge uses modern techniques to correct misaligned, wonky or crooked teeth quickly and simply. Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of near invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. Each aligner needs to be replaced every two weeks assuring that your teeth will move little by little. Your teeth will glide in position slowly and surely with each aligner. This ensures your teeth will gradually move towards the projected final position, creating your dream smile.

Invisalign in WeybridgeHow does Invisalign work?

The first step to starting an Invisalign in Weybridge treatment is to get a consultation with one of our dentists here at Weybridge Orthodontics. The aim of this consultation is to assess the suitability of your teeth for the Invisalign treatment. During the consultation, we will discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate.

We will then take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth, which can then be used to create a 3D image. From these images a precise treatment plan could be created including the prediction of the exact movements of your teeth during your Invisalign in Weybridge procedure.

Your Invisalign braces

Based on a bespoke treatment plan, a series of clear aligners is then created specifically for you. The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, plastic and are specifically designed not to irritate your gums like traditional metal braces can do.

It’s simple: wear them for around 22 hours a day and remove them only when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. With each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually begin to move into their ideal place. Because they’re virtually invisible, even your nearest and dearest won’t notice you’re wearing them.

How long does Invisalign in Weybridge take?

Invisalign treatment will can vary from person to person. Treatment times vary from anywhere between six and 24 months, depending on the severity of your dental needs. You will need to attend dental appointments here at Weybridge Orthodontics every six to eight weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing successfully.

Your dream smile can be closer than you think with Invisalign in Weybridge.

New ways to straighter teeth

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe that dental treatments should work with the patient’s lifestyle to achieve the desired result. Because everyone’s needs and desired outcomes are different, we try to provide a wide range of treatments to fit your unique needs.

Invisalign in WeybridgeBenefits of Invisalign in Weybridge

Invisalign is one of the versatile options we offer. Because the braces are removable, it offers you greater freedom than traditional braces. You can remove them for eating and cleaning and even for the odd special occasion for an hour or two.

Another advantage is that the treatment is fully planned by our dentist before it even starts. This is because the Invisalign aligners need to be custom-manufactured for each patient. We use 3D imaging to create a digital impression of your teeth and produce a digital treatment plan that shows how each set of aligners will gentle nudge your teeth into position over time. This information is then sent to the Invisalign technicians in the US who create the aligners.

How does Invisalign in Weybridge work?

In Weybridge, Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-moulded plastic aligners that are slightly different in shape from one to the next. The difference in shape applies gentle pressure to your teeth.

The aligners are manufactured from transparent plastic that makes them almost invisible. The visual appearance of braces is often what puts adults off straightening their teeth, so Invisalign’s subtlety is a vast improvement on traditional braces.

The advantages of straighter teeth

In Weybridge, Invisalign is considered a cosmetic treatment as the adjustment it achieves is less dramatic than that of a fixed appliance. Nevertheless, Invisalign can give you the confidence boost that comes from having straighter teeth. In our modern, fast-paced lives, confidence is often key to opening doors in our social lives and even our careers.

If you’re still not sure whether Invisalign is the right teeth straightening option for you, drop into our surgery today and talk to our experienced dental team. We will give you a full run down of timescales and costs before you decide whether to go ahead with treatment.

Teeth straightening is now an official secret

Wanting to have your teeth straightened without everyone knowing that you are wearing braces is only natural, especially if you are an adult in a position of responsibility or you work with the public. You need Invisalign nearly invisible aligners to get you through the straightening process without telling the whole world what you are up to.

Invisalign in WeybridgeCumbersome metal ‘train track’ braces are hard to miss. It’s almost like they are shouting out of your mouth, crying out for attention, dying to give the straightening game away. And some people, just seem to think the mere fact that they can see your braces, gives them carte blanche to ask you lots of personal questions about your teeth. But at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, Invisalign braces sign your official secrets act. They won’t tell if you don’t.

Using Invisalign in Weybridge to straighten your teeth is not like using the more well-known brackets and wire braces systems that most of us associate with teeth-straightening.

This is because Invisalign, which is often misspelt as Invisaline, uses transparent rigid plastic trays, which look rather like mouth guards, that fit over the teeth.

The trays are made from detailed scans taken by your dentist in Weybridge. Invisalign’s laboratory in the United States receives these digital scans and uses them to calculate the trajectory along which your teeth need to move to become beautifully aligned. The laboratory makes a series of aligners. Each tray represents one step along the way from the current position of your teeth to the position they need to reach for your desired smile of lovely straight teeth. The pressure that the plastic applies to the teeth is what gently nudges them along the way.

You need to wear each tray for a week to 10 days before moving on to the next one. The number of trays depends on your individual case.

Invisalign aligners are also removable. They are easy to clean, and so are your teeth. Also, you can take them out if you really don’t want anyone to see you are wearing aligners, perhaps for a super-special event like a wedding, a job interview, or an important business meeting.

You only have one smile so make it a good one!

Have you noticed how much information you subconsciously pick up about someone when you meet them for the first time? Their friendliness, their happiness levels, their character are all assessed, and all from how much they smile and what that smile is like.

This kind of visual information, picked up with thinking within the first few seconds of meeting someone, can make or break the smiler’s hopes and dreams. We are all smilers, and it’s pretty disquieting to think we can be judged as miserable or unfriendly because we don’t smile, and the person judging us is not to know that the reason we’re not smiling is simply because we are ashamed of our teeth.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWeybridge Orthodontics can make sure you never miss out on life’s opportunities because your smile lets you down.

We offer smilers in Weybridge solutions to crooked, overcrowded or misaligned teeth. Treatments include Invisalign in Weybridge. This is a revolutionary method for straightening teeth without the use of brackets, bands or wires. Instead of the usual braces equipment, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, rather like mouth guards, to move your teeth into a straighter position.

This method of teeth straightening, sometimes misspelt as Invisaline, has several advantages over the wire and bracket variety. If you associate ‘train-track’ braces with adolescence, and do not wish to suffer the embarrassment of being seen wearing such equipment beyond teenage years or early 20s, Invisalign in Weybridge could be for you.

The clear plastic trays fit so snugly over the teeth that they almost cannot be seen at all, and do not interfere with speech.

Invisalign trays are removable too, making brushing and flossing as easy as ever, and you can eat whatever you like. Also, at a pinch, you can remove the tray for a few hours for ultra-important business or social events (although you should not make a habit of this).

Invisalign treatments take only about 12 months, instead of years, and are a more affordable option.

Please note, Invisalign in Weybridge is designed for people with mild to moderate misalignment issues. Why not come in for a consultation and find out if it’s right for you?

No braces, no worries

One of the things that puts a lot of adults off getting their teeth straightened is the thought of having to spend months and months with metal ‘train track’ bracket and wire braces on the fronts of their teeth, making them look like a gangly teenager, when they are in fact a highly responsible breadwinner. If this is what stops you getting the lovely, straight smile of your dreams, then we’ve got great news for you. In Weybridge, Invisalign is a wonderful way of straightening your teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign in WeybridgeHere at Weybridge Orthodontics, we love being able to help people achieve a smile to be proud of because we know just how much it can boost their confidence. This can have hugely positive consequences throughout their lives. So it is sad that many adults forego the results because they cannot face the few months of treatment required to get them.

Invisalign in Weybridge makes the whole process so much easier. Instead of metal brackets and wires cemented onto the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners that look like very thin mouth guards.

The Invisalign treatment journey

Invisalign aligners are manufactured to fit pinpoint accurate measurements taken from your mouth with a scanner. These are fed into a computer programme to create a virtual 3D treatment plan showing how your teeth will need to be moved and how they will look on alignment. This goes to the Invisalign factory in the USA, where your aligners are 3D printed out of smooth plastic. Each aligner has carefully placed pressure points on the inside. You snap it on over your teeth and the points put pressure on your teeth to nudge them one tiny step towards alignment. This takes one to two weeks, and then you move onto the next aligner.

Not only are the aligners almost undetectable on your teeth, but they are also removable. You can continue to eat whatever you like and keeping your teeth clean remains as easy as ever. You just need to wear them for 20–22 hours a day.

To find out more about Invisalign in Weybridge, why not come in for a consultation?

Why people love Invisalign in Weybridge

Did you know that over 4 million people worldwide have now had their teeth straightened using Invisalign? That’s a lot of people in just 20 years. This system of teeth straightening is a firm favourite with people who come to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics, and there are several reasons why.

The perks of Invisalign

Invisalign in WeybridgeFirst of all, Invisalign in Weybridge is a removable device. It snaps on over your teeth like a mouth guard and is usually kept in place by two discreet metal clips on your back teeth. Anyone who has ever had a fixed bracket and wire brace will testify to their longing to be able to just take it off and clean it rather than having to poke about with interdental brushes and get dental floss in behind the wires. It can seem to take forever. Not so with Invisalign. You just snap it off your teeth, eat your food, give your aligner a clean and also your teeth, and then snap it back on again. That said, you must not drink anything but plain water when you have your aligner in. And that can be a plus. Patients report losing weight when they are no longer having mindless snacks and cups of coffee at their desks during the day.

Secondly, Invisalign is invisible. This is the aligners’ best selling point. They are incredibly thin. Only 0.3 millimetres of transparent, rigid plastic hugging your teeth, getting between them and the world. Your colleagues will have to get up Every close and peer at your teeth to spot them, and that kind of behaviour doesn’t go down too well at work. So, you can now have your teeth straightened as an adult and not have everyone know what you are up to. You can tell people if you like, but it might be more fun to keep quiet and see if anyone actually notices the gradual straightening of your teeth.

In Weybridge, Invisalign works best on mild to moderate misalignments, so we can’t use it on all of our patients. If you would like to find out if it can work for you, why not come in for a consultation?

Braces in Weybridge: Invisalign

If you play a contact sport you’ll be familiar with mouth guards. Worn over the teeth and gums, the guards shield the mouth from damage and prevent teeth from getting chipped, cracked and broken, if you take a ball, stick or elbow to the face.

You may have bought your gum shield off the shelf, or have got a custom-made one from your dentist, to fit your own teeth and gums. If so, you’ll know the benefit of having one that’s been created just for your mouth.

Invisalign in WeybridgeIf you grind your teeth at night, you may also have been prescribed a custom-made mouth guard to stop you unwittingly disintegrating your teeth as you sleep. You’ll know that they are so comfortable after a while you forget you are wearing one.

What does this have to do with braces in Weybridge? Invisalign is a different kind of brace. It is made up of a series of custom-made aligners – which are like thin, plastic mouth guards that fit snugly over the teeth and gums. So, if you already know what it’s like to wear a mouth guard, then you’ll know exactly what to expect with Invisalign in Weybridge.

How does it work?

Your dentist takes a scan of your teeth and uses it to create a 3D treatment plan – this is a series of digital images that show how the teeth will move in increments over time, until they reached the desired end point.

This information is sent to the Invisalign technicians in the US, who use it to create aligners that are uniquely made to fit your mouth.

How long does it take?

Each pair of aligners is worn for two weeks, then changed for the next set in the series. Treatment takes 9-18 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment.

Is it for me?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with discreet, clear, removable braces that won’t interfere with your lifestyle, get in touch with us at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge. Talk to our Invisalign dentist to find out if the treatment can help you to get the smile you want.

Invisalign in Weybridge: helping you to feel proud of your smile

You may think that only Hollywood stars get their teeth straightened as adults. You may believe that it’s the preserve of the rich and famous and only done for vanity.

The truth is that many adults want to straighten their smile and not just because it will look better. Having crooked or misaligned teeth isn’t good for your oral health. It makes teeth harder to clean and means that decay and disease are more likely to take hold.

And how we look isn’t just vanity: self-esteem is a vital part of human psychology and if you aren’t happy with your appearance, your confidence can take a dive. This means that you are less likely to be around others and may find it harder to connect with them when you are.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWhy we do what we do

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we know that what we do isn’t just about teeth: we know it’s also about helping our patients to feel happy with who they are. This is why we love treatments like Invisalign in Weybridge.

The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into their desired position over 9-18 months. If you are looking to straighten your smile to boost your confidence, Invisalign in Weybridge is ideal, because even while you are having the treatment, there is no effect on your appearance. The aligners can’t be seen.

See the difference

Using 3D technology, our dentists can predict how your smile will look by the end of the treatment – so you can see the difference it will make before you even start. These images are used to create a set of aligners that you change every two weeks until your teeth are at their end point.

The aligners are also removable, so if you do have an extra special occasion coming up and want to make sure that no one sees your braces, you can take them out for a couple of hours. You can also remove them for eating and cleaning.

Visit us today

Come in and talk to our Invisalign dentists about how these discreet braces could help you to a happier and healthier smile.

When you need to be discreet

Do you have to dress very formally for work? Some companies insist on a uniform or a very smart suit. And if you are a barrister you have to wear a wig. If you have to dress smartly for your job and your job requires you to deal with the public, if you are a teacher or in a position of authority, wearing braces on your teeth may not be the look you are after.

Small wonder then that in Weybridge, Invisalign has become an incredibly popular way to get teeth straightened. At Weybridge Orthodontics, Invisalign can straighten our patients’ teeth without the whole world knowing about it.

Invisalign in WeybridgeHow does Invisalign work?

In Weybridge, Invisalign gives you a way to create the smile you have always wanted. This straightening method uses removable, clear plastic mouth guard-like aligners rather than bracket and wire braces that are fixed to the teeth.

In a consultation with us at in Weybridge, Invisalign makes use of 3D scanning to take pin-point accurate measurements of your teeth and gums. We feed this information into a programme to digitally recreate your mouth. From that, we can then plot how your teeth can be straightened. You can see them move into position on the screen in front of you.

If Invisalign is right for you and you decide to go ahead with treatment, the Invisalign lab in the USA will make you up a series of aligners using 3D printing. Depending on the complexity of your case, between 12–48 aligners will be printed. The first is only slightly different from how your teeth are now. When you snap it into place over your teeth, the pressure from those differences will start to move your teeth. It takes about two weeks for the pressure to wear off, and then you start using the next aligner.

Treatment with Invisalign usually takes around a year. You need to wear your aligner for at least 20 hours a day, but you can take it out to eat and drink, to clean it, and to clean your teeth. And, because the plastic is so thin, about 0.3 millimetres, no one will ever notice you are wearing an aligner, and it won’t interfere with your speech.