Orthodontics

What is Orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics in Weybridge improves misaligned or overcrowded teeth, normally using braces, as well as problems with over/underbites. With six clinics across Surrey, Weybridge Orthodontics offers a wide range of treatments to improve misaligned teeth and can help to bring a smile to your face; over 21,000 satisfied patients have already been treated by our highly-qualified staff.

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Am I eligible for treatment?

It can sometimes feel daunting seeking advice for an issue that is concerning you or someone you love. It may be useful to know that children, adolescents, and adults can all benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge. When you visit our clinic, we promise to give you the red carpet treatment and a very warm welcome. We have a specialist team who will guide you through your ‘orthodontic journey’ and will ensure that you have all the information you need to receive the best care possible.

On your first visit, you can expect to be greeted by our friendly receptionists who will help you to fill out the paperwork detailing important information, such as your medical history, before you have your consultation with the clinical staff. The purpose of this consultation is to gather your views about the appearance of your teeth.

A clinical examination will also take place, which involves checking the face, jaws, and teeth. Any necessary radiographs, photographs or moulds of your mouth will be taken to enable us to devise a treatment plan with you. We promise to treat you within a reasonable time-frame and we pride ourselves in delivering effective results, no matter how complex the case.

What treatments are available?

Following the clinical examination, and with the benefit of our Treatment Coordinators’ expertise, we will be able to advise you of the options available to you. There are 3 different treatment options: early treatment; interceptive treatment; and adult treatment. For each of these, there is a range of private and NHS routes that may be taken and all of these will be discussed with you.

We offer short 6-month treatments for those with only front teeth issues and where, perhaps, teeth have moved since a previous treatment, to treatments that take longer. Whatever treatment plan is advised, you can be sure to get the best advice to make the right decision for you.

With over 10 different brace systems to choose from, we have the flexibility to offer a great treatment plan that will really help improve your smile. If you’ve never heard of ‘Invisalign’ or ‘Gemini’, ‘Clarity’ or ‘Damon’, then don’t worry! The differences between these braces and brackets, as well as the rest of the range on offer, will be fully explained (don’t worry; we won’t test you afterwards!)

How much will treatment cost?

The cost of treatment will depend on the route taken, but we have a special offer for consultations and a refer a friend scheme, giving you £25 for every friend referred to us. Sounds good? It certainly is; it’s just another reason to show off your new smile once you’ve been treated by us, and your friends have too.

Need to find orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics often refers simply to teeth straightening. This is true but it can include so much more. If you are looking for orthodontics in Weybridge then we can cater to a whole host of different requirements. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are teeth straightening specialists! But how can you benefit from orthodontics and why would you choose us? Read on to be left in no doubt that we are the right way to go.

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What are orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment is used to correct and improve the appearance of your teeth including crooked teeth, overbites and underbites, as well as gapped and crowded teeth. As you can imagine it can do wonders for your self-confidence, but more than that, it can reduce discomfort and even help prevent more serious conditions developing further down the line. But if we’re talking about braces aren’t they just for children? While teeth straightening is most often carried out on younger children it is in no way limited to them only. Second to that, braces are not the only option. Let’s have a look at what you can expect from your orthodontics in Weybridge.

Some of our treatments

Our range of treatments is wide and although that may seem daunting we strongly encourage you to talk to our team here at Weybridge Orthodontics. We pride ourselves in being able to provide you with the ideal treatment for you personally. After all, we’re all unique and this includes our pearly whites. With our wide range of treatments including; Clarity, clear braces with an 18-24 month treatment time and enhanced patient comfort; Invisalign, an incredibly popular near-invisible treatment guaranteed to help you feel more confident about your smile and much more, you know we have your needs covered. Looking for something a bit quicker? We have  treatment options we call Six Month Smiles. If you feel that the issues are primarily with your front teeth then this may be the option for you. It includes a variety of treatment options encompassing, but not limited to, Incognito Lite, an invisible and cost-effective option if your front teeth alone need straightening.

What if you don’t know what treatment to choose? Don’t panic, we know you’re not the expert and you aren’t expected to be. Talk to our team of teeth-straightening specialists and we can help you find the perfect fit to ensure you’re smiling again.

Meet the team

Do you still need convincing that Weybridge Orthodontics is right for you? Well, take a look at some of the fantastic staff we have working for us here;

James Stubbs is our principal specialist orthodontist. He is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists. James adopts the very latest orthodontic techniques to make sure you are getting the best available treatment.

Samantha Brown works for us as a specialist orthodontist and has a vast amount of experience treating both adults and children. She specialised in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital in London and earned her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. These are just two of our friendly and incredibly talented staff members focused on providing you with the best care available. So if you are looking for orthodontics in Weybridge all we can say is look no further.

Why choose our dental practice to receive orthodontics in Weybridge?

Our dental clinic in Weybridge is the only dental practice within the local area that specialises in orthodontic dental care, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional level of dentistry to all of our new, and pre-registered patients. Our clinic has over one hundred years of combined dental experience, and we have successfully treated over twenty-one thousand dental cases so far!

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What makes us unique?

Our dental practice offers all of our patients early treatment, interceptive treatment, as well as adult orthodontics in Weybridge. If you are looking for a high standard of dental care delivered by skilled dental healthcare professionals within a clean and modern dental environment, then our practice Weybridge Orthodontics could be perfect for you.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in the dental services we provide, you may be wondering how to get in touch. Located on our modern dental website we offer our patients a direct telephone number, as well as an online question form.

For patients who are pressed for time

Our online enquiry form may be perfect for potential patients who do not have time to give us a call or email to book an appointment, this ensures even our busiest patients can stay on top of their dental health.

Meet our fantastic dental team

Our dental clinic is lucky enough to boast an impressive team of dental healthcare professionals, all of whom have completed several years training in postgraduate dental study. Our team comprises many orthodontists, specialist orthodontists, orthodontic therapists, in addition to dental nurses and even a dental hygienist! Our well equipped dental team is able to cater for all of our patients, whatever their dental needs.

Take a look at our patient testimonials

Within the world of modern dentistry there is huge competition, which is why we try to offer a unique dental experience, which stands out from the rest. If you are interested in receiving orthodontics in Weybridge you may be interested in taking a look at our patient reviews. Our patient testimonials are evidence of the high standard of dental care we offer at our clinic, a large array of these are located on our website, for all of our potential patients to view.

Do you offer video reviews?

Yes! Our dental practice embraces the latest advancements in dental technology, and this is not limited to our patient testimonials. Our digital testimonials hear from many of our happy patients who have previously received orthodontic work at our dental clinic. 

A glimpse at your future smile

If you are looking at receiving any type of orthodontic care at our dental practice then you may be curious to see how your future smile will look, which we completely understand, and therefore wish to accommodate! Located on our modern dental website we display many ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of our patients’ pre and post-treatment smiles. If you are curious to see how your dental results will look, then feel free to visit our dental website now!

What are orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that aims to realign, and consequently straighten the teeth within the mouth. Aside from the functional improvements, orthodontics can also lead to a healthier mouth overall. Many individuals may think of traditional metal braces when orthodontics come to mind, however within the modern field of dentistry there are many more subtle dental alternatives.

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How do traditional metal braces work?

Traditional metal braces are commonly referred to as ‘train tracks’ and might be considered as unsightly in comparison to the subtle orthodontics in Weybridge we provide. Traditional metal braces use metal brackets and wires in order to apply pressure on the teeth, to result in them reaching the desired position. Despite all braces aiming for the same results, they all do so in varying ways, their appearance could be considered as the largest difference.

The discreet alternatives we offer

Our clinic never compromises on the quality and quantity of our dentistry, this is why we offer various types of braces to suit each individual’s circumstances, Incognito, Invisalign, and Clarity, just to name a few! Invisalign could be argued as one of the more popular dental treatments we offer at our clinic, producing effective, and long-lasting dental results.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the largest brand provider of clear aligners worldwide, the aligners are transparent plastic trays which are replaced every few weeks to slowly encourage the teeth to realign. The popularity of clear aligners is not only due to their invisible appearance, but also their effective orthodontic results.

The treatment process

Initially, we will take a digital impression of your teeth using a modern technology known as ‘ClinCheck’. After your impressions are created we can start the treatment process! Using the ClinCheck system, we can estimate the exact number of trays required, as well as the treatment time you may require.

How to contact our dental clinic

Located on our website, we have a wide array of contact details for patients who wish to receive orthodontics in Weybridge. Aside from our standard telephone number, and email address, we also offer our patients an enquiry form.

How it works

We understand that many of our patients may have hectic lives, whether this be due to work or social events, we aim to accommodate this. Our online enquiry form asks for a few simple personal details, as well as the type of enquiry and the message you wish to send our trained dental team.

Finding a time that suits you

Amidst the busy modern world, finding a dental appointment to suit our patients’ lives can be tough. We understand that our patients may appreciate long opening hours, this is why we are open Monday to Thursday from eight-thirty in the morning until five in the afternoon! Despite our flexible hours, we also offer evening appointments, for our most busy patients!

How to book your first appointment

Located on our website, we offer an enquiry, and an appointment email address. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we suggest you call 111, or send us an email which we will reply to as soon as we are able. If you fancy a more direct approach, you can always give us a call, or come and pay us a visit!

What is orthodontics, could it be right for me?

Orthodontics is essentially a field of dentistry that aims to realign the teeth within the mouth. Orthodontics in modern dentistry comes with a wide array of treatments, and can be used to amend a moderate to severe overbite, as well as protrusion of the teeth.

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Patients who may need orthodontics

Individuals who may be looking at receiving orthodontics in Weybridge, whether this be traditional metal braces or clear aligners, may be suffering from dental imperfections, which can be rectified by this field of dentistry. These treatments can improve dental and overall health, as well as boost confidence.

Do orthodontics in Weybridge only help children?

Despite common misconceptions about dentistry, orthodontics can not only be suitable for children or teens, but treatments are also becoming increasingly popular with adults. Patients of all ages can receive orthodontics, including patients who have previously received orthodontic work, and have unfortunately failed to maintain their results through the use of retainers.

Are traditional metal braces the only type of orthodontics in Weybridge available?

No! Certainly not. Traditional metal braces may come to mind initially when patients think of  orthodontic work, however there are now many alternative types of orthodontics. At our clinic in Weybridge we are pleased to boast a wide array of options available for our patients. Modern dentistry allows our clinic to offer individuals more discreet braces, one type being clear aligners.

What are clear aligners, and why may these be right for me?

Clear aligners are clear transparent trays that are moulded perfectly to the patient’s teeth and gums. At our clinic we use a modern digital scanner known as Clincheck, which allows our patients to see the possible results that could be achieved, as well as the treatment process. Clear aligners slowly adjust the position of the teeth within the mouth by replacing the transparent trays every few weeks.

The perfect fit

Clear aligners may be perfect if you are looking for subtle, and effective orthodontics. Invisalign could be considered as ideal for patients with busy work and social schedules, as they can be removed, and cleaned whenever it suits the patient. Adults especially may regard Invisalign as the best option for them, if they feel as if obvious dental work may hinder their career prospects.

Invisalign

Invisalign could be described as the largest brand provider of clear aligners world wide, and is the provider we use to treat our patients at our dental clinic. Invisalign’s global brand has recently risen greatly in popularity due to their invisible appearance, and their effective and rapid orthodontic results.

Do you offer other types of discreet braces at your clinic in Weybridge?

Yes! At our clinic we offer multiple forms of subtle braces, one example of which being Incognito braces.

What are Incognito braces?

Incognito braces are thin metal wires and caps which are placed behind the teeth, meaning they are virtually invisible to other individuals. Incognito braces are custom made to each individual, and slowly encourage the teeth to move in a positive direction, producing rapid and desirable dental results.

What are orthodontics, and why should I choose your dental clinic to receive orthodontics?

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Orthodontics in Weybridge is essentially the field of dentistry which uses varying forms of braces, aiming to realign the position of the jaw, and straighten the teeth within the mouth. The most common straightening device to be thought of would probably be traditional metal braces, however in modern dentistry there are now a wide array of orthodontic options. Traditional metal braces may not be the most popular choice for many individuals, however there are now many discreet forms of braces.  Despite there being many varieties of brace, they all aim for the same result. Traditional metal braces work by using a metal wire and brackets that slowly encourage the teeth to move in a certain direction (resulting in a straighter smile) and all braces aim to do this. Individuals may choose a dentist to undergo their treatment with based on convenience, price, and location. At our clinic in Weybridge, we believe we offer a high level of dental care, and ensure our dentists deliver treatments in a highly professional and sympathetic manner.

What orthodontics in Weybridge options do you offer?

At our practice Weybridge Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in offering our patients a wide variety of dental treatments. At our clinic we understand that patients may be reluctant to undergo treatment with traditional metal braces, and therefore may lean more towards subtle braces. Despite all forms of orthodontics aiming for the same result, they do so in different ways. More discreet forms of braces may be preferred by individuals who feel as if obvious dental work may hinder their career prospects. Older individuals may feel as if their self-esteem may be lowered if they choose obvious orthodontic work, which is why we offer more subtle forms of orthodontics.

Do you offer Invisalign as a choice of orthodontics In Weybridge?

Yes! Despite common misconception, Invisalign is just one brand provider of clear aligners, however they could be argued as the largest provider of this form of orthodontics. Invisalign  essentially consists of transparent plastic trays that are inserted within the mouth. Clear aligners work by replacing the transparent trays every several weeks, in order to slowly realign the position of the teeth within the mouth. We are happy to offer this method to patients where appropriate.

Alternatives

Despite Invisalign’s rising popularity, our patients may look towards other options. Incognito braces are virtually invisible, just like clear aligners. Incognito braces are essentially metal appliances placed behind the teeth, and are therefore not visible to a patient’s friends and family. Incognito braces are unique in the way that they produce subtle, yet rapid results as they give our dentist more control over the movement of teeth.

Nervous patients

At our dental clinic we understand that many of our patients may experience varying levels of anxiety when undergoing treatment with us. Many patients may feel nervous when undergoing their regular dental check-up, which can result in them being reluctant to submit to orthodontics. During an initial consultation with a patient, we always ask them if they are nervous, or have any concerns about their dental treatment. At our clinic in Weybridge we ensure we educate our patients, in order to be certain that they can understand, thoroughly, the orthodontic treatment they are receiving.

Need to convince your kid that braces are a good idea?

So you have just been to the dentist with your child and have been told they need braces. How do you convince them that this will be of a benefit to them? Far from the most popular dental procedure, braces have an extremely bad name. However, globally, they are one of the most common corrective procedures and in dentistry and they are also highly recommended to prevent secondary issues from occurring.

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At Weybridge Dental, our team is proud to be able to offer our patients 3 types of orthodontics in Weybridge; early treatment, interceptive treatment, and adult treatment. In relation to children, our team aims to provide a more fun-filled experience while they are wearing their braces, and will ensure that they are comfortable at all times during treatment.

But, how do you convince your now grumpy kid that this will be worthwhile? By remembering these 5 facts about the benefits or early orthodontics in Weybridge.

Improved self confidence

It may seem counterintuitive to state that orthodontics in Weybridge will actually improve your child’s confidence; after all, metal braces are far from flattering or discreet!

However, it is an unfortunate fact that children who have dental misalignments are often bullied and may report feeling ostracised from their peers at school. A brace will reassure them that their dental issue is getting treated and allow them to interact with their friends with confidence.

Better oral health

There are no two ways about it; straighter teeth are easier to clean.

If your child has spaced, crooked or an uneven bite, there will undoubtedly be spaces in their mouth that they cannot reach properly while brushing. This leads to an accumulation of plaque and bacteria that can cause decay and gum inflammation. While there will be some extra work required to keep their braces clean, as their teeth straighten, brushing will become easier to manage and their overall oral health will improve.

Reduced treatment time

After our adult teeth come through, they become more set in place over time, making them more tricky to move.

As braces are usually fitted by the age of 7 years, this allows for a faster treatment time, due to the newly erupted adult teeth being easier to move without discomfort or excess force.

Reduced risk of trauma

Children fall over a lot. It is a fact of life!

But, children who have protruding teeth are at a higher risk of trauma to the inside of their lips, tongue and even of losing their teeth altogether. While it may seem illogical to try to remedy this with a heavy, metal appliance, a brace will help to straighten the teeth and provide a long term solution to the risk of serious oral traumas.

Cost!

Longer treatment times equate to higher costs!

As an adult, your child may find it expensive (not to mention uncomfortable) to resolve their misaligned smile and so, it is worthwhile to invest in this procedure while they are young and can have treatments completed quickly and without secondary complications.

What are orthodontics and why may I choose to undergo orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics are essentially a form of dentistry that aims to improve the alignment of the teeth. Orthodontics can come in several forms, and some individuals may decide to undergo a more subtle form of orthodontics, such as clear aligners (for example). Orthodontics work by slowly encouraging the teeth to move in a desired direction. People who may choose to undergo orthodontics at our practice in Weybridge may also have an overbite, or may have teeth with an unsightly appearance (such as being crooked). Having an overbite may be as a result of bad childhood habits, such as sucking your thumb. Some more traditional forms of orthodontics consist of traditional metal braces. Traditional metal braces may be thought of when adolescents come to mind, this is why some adults and individuals of the older generation who come to us may decide to undergo a more discreet form of braces. Patients who wish for a straighter, and overall improved smile normally take the step to undergo orthodontics.

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How do braces work?

All forms of orthodontics work in different ways, one example is the traditional metal brace. Traditional metal braces work by using a combination of both brackets and a thin metal wire. Small metal brackets are adhered to the teeth using a special dental like substance (essentially a glue). These metal brackets are adhered to the front surface of every tooth within the mouth, a wire is then attached to these brackets. This form of traditional metal brace works by slowly encouraging the teeth to move in a certain direction, using pressure exerted by having them tightened periodically.

Clear aligners are another form of orthodontics and can be fixed or removable. Clear aligners are sometimes transparent retainers, which work by built in coils slowly exerting pressure to align the teeth. There are a number of sets of retainers used during treatment, each one being replaced over time to ensure the desired result.

What forms of orthodontics do you offer at your dental surgery in Weybridge?

At our surgery we are unique in the way that we offer a wide range of dental and orthodontic treatments. One example of the orthodontic treatment we offer here is Invisalign, which is a widely known name and is actually just one provider of clear aligners we can use. We can offer an array of fixed clear or ceramic braces too. One other example of the wide array of orthodontic treatments we offer is a treatment type known as ‘Incognito’.

What are ‘Incognito’ braces and why may I choose to undergo this form of orthodontics?

Incognito braces are a more subtle form of brace. Incognito braces use a wire that is placed behind the teeth, this means it is virtually impossible for other individuals you may come in contact with to tell you are wearing braces. Individuals may decide to have this form of brace if they are older, and do not wish for obvious orthodontics to hinder their career prospects (for example).

How do I inquire about undergoing orthodontics?

If you are unsure about whether or not you want to undergo an orthodontic treatment at our clinic you can make a simple enquiry directly via our website, by filling out some of your simple contact details (name, email, and your telephone number). If you feel more comfortable selecting the type of enquiry you wish to make you can use a dropbox option to let us know what you wish to know.  You can also use an open tailed notes box so you can express any queries, concerns, or even simple questions you may have.

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Who we are

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics – also known as Surrey Dental – our team are committed to providing residents with a bespoke, patient centred orthodontic service like no other. With over a century of combined first-hand dental experience, our in-house orthodontic specialists are well versed in providing quality care and professionalism to Surrey residents and beyond. We’re happy to boast we have personally helped restore the smiles to an excess of 21,000 patients within the Surrey area alone, and are showing no signs of stopping. Anyone who is seeking orthodontics in Weybridge of any description, need look no further than the reputable, reliable and approachable practitioners here at Weybridge Orthodontics.

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Aligned with the times

Here at Weybridge, we strive to utilise some of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies available within orthodontics. To understand this quest for dental perfection, it helps to know a bit about the history of the discipline. For over 10,000 years there has been an active effort made by numerous cultures to improve the alignment of patients’ teeth. Whilst the orthodontics of the Egyptians are crude and rudimentary by today’s standards, they indicate that the correlation between straight and clean smiles and wealth and prosperity are nothing new. Throughout the years, the field of orthodontics evolved and developed, each civilisation making use of the materials and methodologies that were afforded to them from their era. Conventional orthodontics, as they are recognised today, only began to take shape around the year 2,000 when NASA replaced common titanium wire braces with heat activated nickel-titanium. This ushered in a new age in the development of orthodontics, as braces were no longer so cumbersome and uncomfortable. From then on, an increased focus was made to make braces less visible and the next leap in their development came when Zia Chishti launched the Invisalign retainer, which replaced the need for wires and brackets with a removable, plastic retainer. 

Our services

Those who are seeking orthodontics in Weybridge, will find all their dental needs met with ease, by our trained and professional staff here at Surrey Dental. Initially, prior to beginning any treatment, new patients must first undertake a friendly, informal consultation with our staff. This is done to establish which treatment option is best suited to the needs of the patient, as well as establish a relationship that is built on trust, respect and understanding. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments across all fields of orthodontics. These include the installation of discrete orthodontic aligners such as Invisalign retainers, as well as more conventional methods such as ceramic, fused braces, known as Clarity aligners. Whatever the patient feels is the best option for them, our in-house staff will be on hand to clarify and explain the basis of each method of orthodontics in Weybridge. Seeking orthodontic treatments can have a massively beneficial and positive effect on the self-esteem and confidence of those who require them, as they need not be concerned with exposing teeth which are misaligned or overlapping, and can smile to their fullest potential without any care.    

Crooked teeth

Crooked teeth occur for many reasons, most of them genetic. Some crookedness can be caused by behaviour such as thumb sucking, however it is generally accepted that those with severely crooked teeth are just unfortunate, and will need to see an orthodontist, a dentist who specialises in the straightening of teeth and the alignment of the jaw. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Weybridge, then we would be a particularly viable option.

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Our ethos

Our team is comprised of extremely experienced dentists and professionals, and we want to satisfy every single patient that comes through our door. This means that the patient is our number one priority, and your comfort and serenity while receiving treatment is of the utmost importance. Having said this, we also value progressive and modern treatments, and always keep abreast of the latest orthodontic treatments and news. If you would ever like to hear or read our values and ethos, then simply visit our website or give us a call, and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Braces

The most effective way to fix crooked teeth is to use braces. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Weybridge who can fix crooked teeth, then you have come to the right place! At Weybridge Orthodontics we have a wide range of braces, each with specific advantages and disadvantages. If you are in for a consultation, then do not hesitate to ask your dentist for the full range of options, and they will be happy to help.

Fixed brace

These are probably the most well-known form of braces, and are most commonly seen amongst teenagers, whose teeth are being corrected as soon as they have erupted. Fixed braces are available for anyone, and still stand to this day as one of the most effective ways to straighten teeth, sometimes straightening teeth in a matter of months. However, many adults are averse to fixed braces simply due to the association that they have with being a teenager. Therefore, other, more discreet options are needed.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular form of treatment that utilises clear plastic braces to align the teeth. This treatment is popular, as they are extremely difficult to see once they are being worn, as the braces are completely transparent. While they are not quite as effective in some cases as fixed braces, their total anonymity means that they are extremely popular amongst adults. The braces need to be replaced every two weeks, which essentially substitutes the tightening that fixed braces use.

Invisalign braces are also fully removable, which makes them an ideal option. This means that you are free to eat and drink whatever you want, and not be restricted by the brace. The braces are effective if they are worn for over 20 hours a day, which means you are free to take them out whenever you like. If you are interested in Invisalign, and other orthodontics in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to give us a call.