Orthodontics

Welcome to the straightening HQ in Surrey!

If you have decided to come to Weybridge Orthodontics to get your teeth straightened, you may be wondering what to expect. Are we nice? Will we treat you gently and kindly, or will we be horrified at your wonky teeth? Will we try and sell you a device you don’t need so we can make lots of money out of you?

orthodontics-in-weybridgeIt can be daunting when you come to a new practice, especially if it’s for a treatment you have never had before, and most people only have orthodontics in Weybridge once in their lives.

It’s natural to worry about what having orthodontics in Weybridge will be like, but we want to reassure you that you are in good hands when you come to us to have your teeth straightened.

Experience

Between them, our dentists have treated more than 21,000 patients.Most of them are specialist qualified, which means they have undergone an extra 3 years of postgraduate training after becoming a general dentist.

Some also work as consultant orthodontists at prestigious hospitals, which requires another 2 years of intensive training.

Orthodontic therapists

We also have a team of orthodontic therapists, who are registered with the Royal College of Surgeons.

We care about your care

We put you first. We treat all our patients with the utmost care and respect and we are certainly never shocked by anyone’s teeth. We constantly get word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied patients, so we do all we can to continue to live up to their trust and that of new patients.

When you come to us, your treatment will be carefully planned by someone whose whole career and training has been focused on orthodontics in Weybridge. There’s nothing you can’t ask them, and we welcome all questions, even the ones that may seem a bit silly to you.

We only suggest the most appropriate treatments for you, in terms of suitability of device as well as your budget. And if you are paying for your treatment, we also offer 0% interest repayment plans.

Orthodontics in Weybridge is something you should only have to experience once in a lifetime. And we want it to be a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

Orthodontics in Weybridge: straighter teeth

You know you aren’t happy with your smile, or maybe it’s your child’s smile that you have concerns about. When you have teeth that aren’t correctly lined up, how do you go about getting the right treatment? The best way is to go to a dental practice that has orthodontics in Weybridge as its main focus.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeHere at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have treated more than 21,000 satisfied patients. We are a team of orthodontists. An orthodontist is someone who has completed 5 years of training to become a general dentist and then gone on to postgraduate training focusing on the alignment of the jaws and teeth. When you choose orthodontics in Weybridge at Weybridge Orthodontics, you can access the skills and knowledge of dentists who also work as consultants in prominent hospitals.

The first thing to do is book a consultation. When you are a new patient with us, we will need you to fill in some forms. Our friendly reception staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Getting started

Next, we will want to have a good chat with you, so that you can tell us all about how you would like your smile to look. Then we will make a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws and face and also take a look beneath your gums with x-rays and scans.

From this information, we can discuss the various treatment options with you, and one of our treatment co-ordinators can show you the devices that will be suitable for your individual case. When you are sure you have had all your questions answered, you will be able to make a choice as to which devices you would like to use.

We can also talk you through the various ways of paying that we have.

Sometimes, the dentist may need to go over your x-rays and scans for longer, and in that case, we will ask you to come back once we have drawn up your treatment plan.

Once everything has been discussed, you can take away all the information that we have talked through with you.

Do give us a call. We look forward to helping you get that wonderful smile.

More than a beautiful smile

Orthodontics are experiencing a surge in recent years, since many people want to improve their teeth and enhance their smile. Moreover, treatment with metal braces is not the only option anymore. Instead, dental technology has improved vastly and you can now choose from a wide range of treatments, some of which are very discreet. However, orthodontics is not only about aesthetics.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIf you want to have your teeth straightened to improve your smile and your oral health, then Weybridge Orthodontics is the right place to go. While we appreciate that most people are interested in the aesthetic effects of orthodontics in Weybridge, we are also concerned about the health of your teeth and gums.

No more damaged teeth

Gappy, crowded and crooked teeth are dangerous for your oral health for many reasons. Misaligned teeth are prone to chipping and cracking as well as abnormal wear and tear.

Dental hygiene made easy

If you have crooked teeth, you are probably aware that you should visit the dentist more often for cleanings. Crooked teeth attract bacteria like a magnet due to the crevices they create in the mouth. Brushing and flossing them is not enough for removing food remains and bacteria and over time this lead to the build-up of plaque and tartar with negative consequences for your oral health (gum disease, tooth decay). If you want to protect your teeth from all these problems and simplify your oral hygiene routine, then you should invest in orthodontics in Weybridge.

Lower pressure on the jawbone

Misaligned teeth are not only risky for your oral health; they can also affect your jawbone because they cause unnecessary strain since your jawbone is adjusted to positions which are not normal. Over time, you may experience headaches and severe jaw pain.

Improve self-esteem

At the end of the day, we all want to feel good about our appearance and our smile is one of our most prized characteristics. Having misaligned teeth can be a huge blow to a person’s self-esteem and that’s another reason orthodontics in Weybridge are a great idea.

To learn more about the treatments we offer or to book an appointment, call us today.

Adults and orthodontics in Weybridge

Orthodontics is not just for children and teenagers. In recent years, more and more adults are looking into orthodontic treatment for various reasons. And while most adults are concerned about the aesthetics of their teeth, orthodontics in Weybridge have numerous health benefits as well.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIf you can’t stand the idea of having metal braces but you would still like to improve the alignment of your teeth, then at Weybridge Orthodontics we have the right treatment for you. Orthodontics in Weybridge is designed for busy adults who wish to have their teeth straightened without drawing too much attention on their mouth.

Here a few reasons to consider adult orthodontics in Weybridge:

Your teeth can shift over time

Even if you had braces as a child, there is no guarantee that your teeth will remain straight for life. Some people’s teeth move more than others and this can happen because of genetic reasons. Also, it has recently been proven that straightening retainers need to be worn for longer periods of time for teeth to remain straight, therefore even if you were a model orthodontic patient as a child, chances are that your teeth may shift later in life.

Your oral health matters

Did you know that your oral health can affect your general health? If you think that crooked teeth are harmless, you should do some research or ask your dentist. Gapped and crowded teeth are not easy to brush and floss and this can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Moreover, crooked teeth put unnecessary pressure on the bone and this can lead to all sorts of problems – including chronic migraines and jaw problems.

Build up your confidence

If you feel bad about your smile and you hide your teeth on every occasion, then maybe it’s time to seriously consider orthodontics. With discreet orthodontics in Weybridge, you can witness the improvements in your smile in real time without sacrificing your looks. Knowing that your smile and oral health will improve after treatment is a great way to build up your confidence and boost your self-esteem.

Contact us

If you are an adult looking for discreet orthodontics in Weybridge, then look no further than Weybridge Orthodontics.

How can discreet orthodontics in Weybridge help me?

Orthodontics is a distinct branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth and other irregularities in the jaw region. Orthodontists are specially trained to deal with a host of issues, including but not limited to, crowded, gapped, twisted and rotated teeth.

Orthodontics in Weybridge can also deal with bite problems such as underbites, overbites and crossbites. These issues are common in children and adults alike, but adults may struggle more with having metal braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are happy to provide various brace-less options that work as effectively as regular brackets and wires.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhat problems can discreet orthodontics in Weybridge treat?

Discreet orthodontics can treat a wide range of dental problems and realign your teeth. Typical problems that require orthodontic intervention include:

Crowded teeth

An overcrowded mouth is a condition where there is not enough room in the jawbone for teeth to develop correctly. Ideally, overcrowded teeth should be fixed at a young age, but it’s possible to treat them later in life with the help of discreet orthodontics in Weybridge.

Overbite

An overbite is a condition where the upper jaw is protruding in relation to the lower jaw. Overbites put too much pressure on the jaw and are aesthetically displeasing. Again, they can be fixed with regular or discreet orthodontics, depending on the severity of each case.

Underbite

Someone who suffers from an underbite has a longer lower jaw and their chin can be quite prominent. Just like an overbite, an underbite can be caused by developmental problems in childhood or may simply be the result of genetics. Luckily, it can be fixed with the help of orthodontics in Weybridge.

How can discreet orthodontics help?

In order to determine whether you can have your bite problems fixed with the help of discreet orthodontics, we will have to examine your teeth and jaw thoroughly. Removable orthodontics like Invisalign can fix mild to moderate bite problems, while Incognito braces can deal with more complex bite problems.

We can help

Whatever your dental problems or your age, orthodontics in Weybridge can properly straighten your teeth and help you regain your beautiful smile. Not convinced? Get in touch today.

On-trend with invisible orthodontics in Weybridge

Popularity is important to teenagers and, if we’re honest, to adults as well. One of the bonding mechanisms of social groups is for everyone to follow certain trends as they arise. This is how people stand out and, conversely, make their unique statement about how they belong. Thirty years ago, wearing braces would not have been considered a smart move for anyone who wanted to make a positive impression. Times have changed.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeMore patients than ever are choosing to have their teeth straightened at Weybridge Orthodontics. There are many driving factors such as ease of use and shorter treatment times. One of the things that is making braces an easy choice for every age bracket, however, is the rise in popularity of invisible orthodontics in Weybridge.

What are invisible orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics is the practice of using various methods to straighten people’s teeth. This might be to adjust their bite or simply to realign their visible teeth to improve the appearance of the smile.

When people talk about invisible orthodontics, they are actually referring to the practice of using certain kinds of equipment during the process of realignment.

Equipment that is typically referred to as ‘invisible’ is designed to be harder or nearly impossible for someone to spot while you are wearing them. This might mean that the materials used to make the equipment are selected to be sympathetic to the user’s appearance. When it comes to fixed braces, this usually means tooth-coloured or white components. An exception to this is lingual braces which might be made out of traditional materials, but they are attached to the backs of the teeth, so they can’t be seen.

Removable aligners – also sometimes referred to as ‘invisible braces’ – are a different story. They are made from BPA-free thermoplastic which is very thin. This means that they cover the teeth, but they are transparent, so they do not affect the appearance at all.

If you want to join the trend for teeth straightening using invisible braces or aligners, join the revolution today at Weybridge Orthodontics. We can help you make the choice that matches the way you want to be in the world.

Taking responsibility for your home treatment

Teeth straightening can be a lengthy process, in some cases taking up 2-3 years before the realignment is completed. Often after the initial treatment, you will then also need to wear some form of retainer or support equipment to stabilise your realignment. It’s good to remember before starting treatment that the results will be worth the effort and you will go on to enjoy a much-improved smile. However, you will need to commit fully to the treatment method, following orthodontics in Weybridge instructions for home care.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIf you have chosen orthodontics in Weybridge using Invisalign, you will need to follow an exact treatment plan and the home care maintenance information. During your consultation and fitting of these bespoke aligners, your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will give a clear treatment plan to follow. The aligners will need to be replaced according to your treatment plan once every 7-10 days. Invisalign also require special home care to maintain the aligners and take care of your teeth.

At home you will need to:

  1. Remove your Invisalign to eat and drink, you may drink water without removing your aligner. However, since they are made from clear plastic, eating your meals and drinking tea or coffee is likely to discolour your aligners. This reduces their effectiveness as a near invisible brace option.
  2. Always clean your teeth before putting the aligner back into your mouth. You will need to get into the routine of doing this after each meal, snack or drink. This is to stop small particles of food getting trapped into the aligner or against your teeth. This is both unhealthy for your teeth and can cause bad breath as well as being unsightly, creating again conditions for your aligner to be stained.
  3. Your aligner will need to be cleansed thoroughly at least once a week, with a recommendation of twice a week. You will need to wear your aligner for around 22 hours a day, so you will need to find time to properly soak your aligner in dental solution.

Invisalign in one example of orthodontics in Weybridge treatments. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a full comprehensive list of treatments available. Call us today for your consultation.

 

Reasons to choose orthodontics in Weybridge

In recent years, more and more general dentists have begun to offer their patients cosmetic braces to straighten mild to moderate misalignment issues with their teeth. It can seem very tempting to jump in and say yes to getting braces from a general dentist, but there is still good reason to get orthodontics in Weybridge from trained and experienced orthodontists.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeEducation and training

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, our orthodontists have all been through 3 years of postgraduate training in orthodontics, following on from 8 years of study to become general dentists. Some of our orthodontists are also consultants at important dental hospitals, for which they must complete 2 years intensive hospital training. Compare these years of extra training to the few days training needed to become accredited in various cosmetic braces.

Staying abreast of developments

Every dentist has to complete about 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year. They do this by attending courses. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have taken CPD one step further and set up a peer review and continuing education forum that we call OrthoProgress. As founder members, we can’t help but stay up to date with the latest developments in orthodontics.

Equipment

Some dentists are still not really digital, but at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have become completely digitised. This means you can expect to have your teeth scanned and see images of them on a nearby screen, rather than have impressions made from dental putty. Scanning is more accurate and detailed and the results are quicker to send to manufacturers.

Orthodontic therapists

We were one of the first practices in the country to train and set up a team of orthodontic therapists.

Referral dentistry

We are a referral dentist. This means that other dental practices that do not have their own orthodontists refer their patients to us for treatment. We even treat the children of some of our referring dentists.

When you come to us for orthodontics in Weybridge, you know you will be receiving high quality treatment, whether it is NHS or private. Why not book a consultation to get your teeth straightening underway in early 2019?

Your child and orthodontics in Weybridge

You have probably noticed how everyone under the age of about 30 has perfectly straight teeth these days. That’s because of the great strides orthodontics have made in the past 20 years. Braces have got a lot smaller and more comfortable, and there is much more choice for people who have mild to moderate misalignment issues, which is most people.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeYou may also have noticed that kids seem to be getting braces at a much younger age these days and that is also thanks to advances in braces technology on the diagnostics front. These days, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we can take a look inside your child’s jawbone at the adult teeth lining up to come through behind their baby teeth. We can use our advanced diagnostics to accurately predict how those teeth will come through and whether they will need some help to arrive well aligned.

That’s another big difference with orthodontics in Weybridge today, we can help teeth descend into the right place rather than having to wait until they have arrived and then move them around.

Also, if your child has alignment problems with their jaws, then the earlier treatment starts the easier it is. The jawbone is pretty malleable when your child is young, but after the age of 18, it sets hard and the shape of it can no longer be altered.

Timing

All this means that we can give your child an orthodontic assessment when they are as young as 5-7 years old. If we think they are going to need orthodontics in Weybridge, treatment can begin when they have a mixture of adult and baby teeth, at around the age of 9.

Having braces fitted so early means that children can get their treatment completed and out of the way before they are 12-13 years old and the agonies of adolescence begin. They can go through the awful self-consciousness of being a teenager without having to feel awful about either their wonky teeth or having to wear braces.

So, if you’d like us to see what lies in store for your child, bring them along for an orthodontic assessment soon. Certainly, if they are aged 9 or over, the sooner the better.

Why are orthodontics in Weybridge important?

Teeth straightening is not just about achieving a beautiful smile, though many people are predominantly attracted to orthodontics by this promise. Orthodontics involves the correction of structural problems that can lower the quality of your life and make basic functions like eating, chewing and speaking unbearable.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we value aesthetics and functionality in orthodontics in Weybridge equally and that’s why we offer treatments that combine these characteristics. From Invisalign aligners to Incognito lingual braces, you can choose from a wide variety of orthodontic solutions that are customised to fit your individual needs.

Protect your teeth from gum disease and tooth decay

No matter how hard you try, crooked, misaligned, gapped and overcrowded teeth are really hard to brush and floss properly, even if you are using special equipment. Pieces of food can get stuck anywhere in-between your teeth or in the small crevices and crooks created by your teeth. Instead of spending time and money on the dentist every so often, investing in orthodontics in Weybridge can help you simplify your oral care routine and help you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy without the constant intervention of a dentist.

Protect your teeth from damage

Misaligned teeth carry an increased risk of being damaged. Just a small force or pressure, can cause misaligned teeth to crack or chip, even leading to more serious injuries. Thanks to orthodontics in Weybridge, you can say goodbye to common damages caused by crooked teeth such as chips and cracks and enjoy a healthier smile.

Protect your jawbone

Last but not least, crooked teeth cause unnecessary strain on the jawbone, causing tooth movements that are not normal. Moreover, people with crooked and misaligned teeth experience chewing problems, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems. Orthodontics in Weybridge can solve these problems and improve the quality of your life considerably.

We are here to help you

Not convinced about the benefits of orthodontics in Weybridge? Simply give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you. Our helpful team is happy to assist you in answering your questions and help you understand that orthodontics can vastly improve your oral health and quality of your life.