Orthodontics

Getting help to straighten your teeth

Are crooked teeth making your life difficult? You may worry about your smile, experience pain or have difficulties with eating or speaking. If this sounds familiar then you may like to speak to our experienced team at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge. Orthodontics is a specific branch of dental work that focuses on how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Excessive gaps between your teeth are unsightly, but you may also find that they allow your other teeth to drift out of place, compounding the problem. They are also harder to clean. The good news is that treatment is so effective that there is no need to suffer. Using orthodontics in Weybridge ensures that your teeth work together properly, are stable and look good.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeContemporary techniques for modern lifestyles

For our patients in Weybridge, orthodontics needs to offer a service that fits in with their way of life. People nowadays are conscious of their image so we offer options such as Invisalign, which makes use of clear aligners. The Essix retainer also makes use of clear materials, so is very discreet. If you prefer a fixed brace option, the Incognito system is fitted behind the teeth for the ultimate in invisibility. We can also offer clear brackets that are very unobtrusive. Having work by our dentists who carry out orthodontics in Weybridge provides a solution to a range of dental problems including misaligned bites, crooked and poorly spaced teeth. You can also rest assured that we will work with you to provide the treatment that best suits your needs.

A new smile in six months?

It sounds too good to be true but your new smile can be a reality in as little as half a year. In some cases, treatment time will be longer, but we can usually give you a good indication of timescale when we discuss the procedure with you. Many people find that it is a cost-effective way of benefitting from Weybridge orthodontics, as the length of time involved is reduced. This means that your new smile could be an affordable, speedy reality.

Hundreds of patients have benefitted from orthodontics in Weybridge. Our experienced team looks forward to discussing how we can help you.

Giving you back your smile

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we do one thing: orthodontics in Weybridge! We are dedicated to teeth straightening. Braces may not be top of your list when thinking about boosting your self-esteem, but if you find yourself hiding your mouth because of crooked teeth, orthodontics in Weybridge could give you back the confidence to fully smile again.

We use a raft of different aligners, braces and appliances to make sure we can offer you the most appropriate treatment.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeClarity Ceramic Brackets

These are clear brackets that blend into the teeth – ideal if you want your treatment to be discreet. They are smaller than traditional braces and their dome-shaped design means they are more comfortable too.

Damon Clear

The Damon System uses tieless brackets and arch wires to move the teeth. This means that the braces move more freely than the wire and bracket design, so treatment times are shorter.

Twin Block

This is a removable appliance that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time. It can help to grow an underdeveloped jaw in teenagers and may be followed up with a fixed brace. It can be removed for cleaning.

Gemini

Brightens up traditional braces with coloured elastic bands. Great if you want your braces to stand out!

Incognito

Lingual braces, such as Incognito, are fixed to the back of the teeth, and so can’t be seen. A truly invisible option, these custom-made braces are popular with our adult patients. Incognito uses fixed brackets and wires to gently move the teeth.

Invisalign

Another invisible option, Invisalign are a set of clear, plastic aligners that you change every two weeks until the teeth are at their end position. You can take them out to eat and clean and as they are made to measure, are also comfortable and don’t irritate the gums.

Six Month Smiles

We use different methods to offer a short course of treatment: six months to correct the front teeth only. A quick and easy way to straighter teeth. Discreet and invisible options available.

Visit us today

Come in for an initial consultation at our surgery in Weybridge. Orthodontics straighten the teeth and broaden the smile.

You don’t have to grin and bear your wonky smile

As we head rapidly towards 2020, there really is no reason why you should live your life with misaligned teeth that make you miserable. Teeth that are crowded, gappy, leaning in or out, twisted, overlapping or not properly descended can make even the bravest of people self-conscious and reluctant to smile.

You should always try to hang on to your own teeth for as long as possible, and in Weybridge, orthodontics can make a difference to your chances of doing so.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeDownsides of crooked teeth

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we know that wonky teeth are also more difficult to keep clean, and the build-up of plaque in nooks and crannies can lead to decay or gum disease and all sorts of expensive treatments later in life, even extractions. When you start to lose your teeth, you start to lose the ability to eat properly. Gaps mean even more loss of self-confidence. They also mean having to spend money on dentures, fixed bridges or dental implants.

The solution

In Weybridge, orthodontics is the name for the branch of dentistry that focuses on realigning the teeth and ensuring that the jaws bite together properly. Realigning the jaws is best done before your child reaches their late teens, when the jawbone hardens. Before then it is still malleable and that is why you see so many young teenagers wearing braces.

Although jaws need to be treated in the early teens, this is not so for misaligned teeth. Teeth can be moved within the jawbone no matter what your age is. Yes, it really is never too late to straighten teeth. All they require is sustained pressure for about 72 hours before the jawbone responds to it by removing the tissue in front of the direction of the pressure and rebuilding it behind the pressure.

Traditional braces use wires strung between angled brackets fixed to the teeth to pull them into place. However, modern aligners can move them by pushing them. With traditional braces, when the pressure wears off the dentist tightens the wires. With aligners, a new one is used.

To find out which more about orthodontics in Weybridge and how it can help you, why not come in for a consultation? Give us a call today!

Straightening your child’s teeth

We all know the importance of taking care of our teeth. If they are well looked after, with a good routine and regular check-ups so that any problems can be nipped in the bud, it’s possible to hang on to your own teeth for your whole life. One way to give your children an even better chance of having teeth for life is to use orthodontics in Weybridge.

When the teeth are well aligned, fitting neatly together and straight, it is much easier to keep them clean. But when they are crowded, gappy, overlapping, twisted, protruding, or leaning inwards, it becomes more difficult to brush away plaque, the bacterial film that gives off acids that lead to decay and gum disease. Also, when you eat with misaligned teeth, the pressure of chewing, which is immense, is not evenly distributed and this can lead to problems in the head, neck and shoulders, and the teeth that bear the brunt of chewing may well crumble away in later life.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhat we can do for your child’s teeth

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we’ve developed a way to help your child develop straight, healthy teeth on well aligned jaws. With our orthodontics in Weybridge, you bring your child in when they are about seven years old so that we can assess them. We can then spot what is going to happen before it does.

Traditional orthodontics in Weybridge starts treating children between the ages of 9–14, when they have lost most of their baby teeth. By intercepting problems, such as thumb sucking and tongue pushing, at an earlier age, we can treat them more easily. At an earlier age, the jaw is more malleable too, so if there are going to be any issues with it not being wide enough to accommodate all your child’s emerging teeth, this is a great time to deal with them.

Interceptive orthodontics in Weybridge may use appliances that can be removed. When your child reaches the traditional age for orthodontics, the treatment continues, moving their adult teeth into their final positions. Because we will have already done a lot of the groundwork, the treatment can be much shorter in duration.

Can adults benefit from orthodontic treatment?

A couple of decades ago, the general consensus was that orthodontics in Weybridge was only for children and teens, not adults. This is no longer the case, as today, one in five patients undergoing orthodontic treatment is an adult.

In the past, many adults have been put off braces because of the fear of them altering their appearance during the treatment period and also worries what colleagues or clients would think of them.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhy are braces now more popular with adults than in the past?

As technology has advanced more ‘invisible’ brace types such as Invisalign or Incognito have emerged, which are discreet options combining the same level of quality treatment as fixed metal braces, without any of the stereotypical associations that traditional braces have.

With orthodontics in Weybridge, minor dental issues with visible front teeth can now be corrected in very short time periods. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer a range of short term orthodontic choices for those who do not want comprehensive treatment but are looking to specifically improve the cosmetic appearance of visible teeth. These options can take as little as a few months to a year to create great results. With options like this available, adults have a greater incentive to seek treatment than in the past.

The stigma of orthodontic work has a lot to do with modern culture and who is doing what in the public eye. This then filters down to influence people worldwide. Many celebrities have recently been wearing braces publicly, which has made sporting them much more of a normal and acceptable thing to do for our patients.

Removable orthodontics in Weybridge, such as Invisalign, allow our patients to be responsible for their own treatment, removing the braces at the intervals that suit them. This also does not limit the foods that they eat, as braces can be removed – another huge benefit for adults who do not wish to change their diet or lifestyle.

Also, with removeable orthodontics in Weybridge it is easier to keep on top of dental hygiene – as you don’t have to make changes to your dental health routine as you would have to do with fixed metal brace options.

Get a confidence boost with orthodontics in Weybridge

According to a survey conducted by National Smile Month UK in 2017, their smile is on the top of the list of things we notice when we meet a new person. The survey also tells us that 48% of people in the UK are unhappy with their teeth.

Although looks often play an important part in people’s decision to get their teeth straightened, there are much more advantages to orthodontics in Weybridge than just looking lovely.

There are many health benefits of straighter teeth. Our teeth are stronger when they all work together evenly and it’s easier to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene when our teeth are regimented and straight.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeA range of cosmetic treatments

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we offer a range of teeth straightening treatments that we consider to be cosmetic. Most of these treatments are best suited for minor adjustments to your visible teeth.

Because these treatments only usually concentrate on your visible teeth, they generally take a lot less time than traditional braces, which are suited to more drastic teeth adjustments.

We offer a system of braces called Six Month Smile treatments that, as the name suggests, usually only last six months. This uses small, clear ceramic bracket and tooth-coloured wires to move the front six social teeth.

Another treatment is Invisalign i7. This treatment involves wearing a series of custom-moulded plastic trays that are slightly different in shape. A big advantage of this treatment is that it is completely removable, making it much more practical when looking after your teeth during the treatment. This treatment is also almost completely invisible as the trays are made from a clear plastic.

Incognito lite also offers fast results. This treatment is also completely invisible to the naked eye. Incognito lite achieves this by attaching to the back side of your teeth rather than the front. This treatment is great for those who wish to straighten just their front teeth or people who have had orthodontic treatment already and need a little boost.

With the help of modern orthodontics in Weybridge, you can see results within three months, making them faster than traditional braces, giving your teeth a quick boost, along with your confidence.

Your options for orthodontics in Weybridge

Having straighter, more regimented teeth has countless benefits. From cosmetic, confidence-boosting properties to multiple health benefits, its worth considering orthodontic treatment.

In Weybridge, orthodontics has come a long way. More modern materials and technologies have made it easier and quicker than ever to achieve a straighter, more perfect smile.

In the past, many people may have been discouraged from undergoing treatment due to the visual aspects of traditional braces, but with new treatments, a lot of these concerns are nothing to worry about.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeTraditional braces vs. modern alternatives

Traditional braces are the tried and tested method of teeth straightening, but they have always come with many problems. Many people will associate the use of these types of braces with teeth straightening for kids, but they are also used commonly on adults.

Often, people’s first major concern with ‘train track’ braces is how they will look on the teeth during the treatment. In recent years, however, braces have been offered with clear and tooth-coloured wires and brackets. This makes them a lot less conspicuous.

Another problem is that traditional braces can be quite a hassle to keep clean, especially around mealtimes. There are multiple more modern treatments that are removable, making keeping your teeth safe from tooth decay and harmful bacteria a lot easier.

Alternative treatments for teeth straightening

With modern orthodontics in Weybridge, there are many, more modern alternatives that are offered instead of traditional braces. Some of these treatments are removable appliances, making them much more manageable, and others focus on being completely invisible.

Incognito braces are attached to the back of your teeth, making them almost completely invisible to the naked eye. This type of brace is called a lingual brace because the brackets are placed on the tongue-side of the teeth.

Another treatment growing in popularity is Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of plastic tooth trays to gradually reposition your teeth. A big advantage of this treatment is that it’s virtually invisible and completely removable, making maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene much simpler than with traditional braces.

It’s easier than ever to benefit from straighter teeth, so get in touch to explore your options.

Straight for satisfaction

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide a variety of teeth straightening treatments to suit our individual patients. Whether you’re looking for a procedure that is simple, traditional, discreet or flexible, there is certainly something for everyone.

If you’re searching for orthodontics in Weybridge, you probably feel self-conscious when you smile. Hiding your teeth because you feel embarrassed is not something you should have to deal with throughout your life.

Having straight teeth means smiling with confidence, because you no longer have to worry about how they appear to others. Although aimed at giving you a lovely smile, teeth straightening treatment also means having healthier teeth.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThe orthodontic options are endless

Although traditional metal braces are a viable option for many people, modern dentistry has allowed us to advance to provide patients with further flexibility and comfort.

As a twist on the traditional, we provide Gemini braces as a decorative and pleasant approach to orthodontics in Weybridge. Aimed at teenagers, these are similar to conventional braces, only you can decorate your teeth with the coloured elastic bands of your choice. By visiting your friendly orthodontist every eight weeks, they’ll be keen to know which colour combination you decide on next.

If you’re looking for an entirely flexible option, then we offer Invisalign to adult patients. These are a series of clear aligners that are changed every two weeks so they can gradually shift your teeth over time. Not only will they go unnoticed by others in the workplace, but they can also be removed for when you need to brush your teeth, drink or eat your favourite food.

As a reversal of the traditional, Weybridge Orthodontics provides Incognito braces for patients who want their treatment to go entirely undetected. These are similar to metal braces, only they are placed on the back of your teeth so no one will ever know.

What will it be?

If you find yourself feeling slightly overwhelmed by the amount of treatments we have to offer for orthodontics in Weybridge, then it would be certainly worth visiting our warm and welcoming practice. Book a consultation with one of our orthodontists today so we can help you with your decision.

Take the straight, simple road

There’s nothing worse than not wanting to smile because you’re embarrassed about your teeth. Although others may not pay a lot of attention to the flaws in your teeth, feeling constantly uncomfortable in yourself is horrible, and unnecessary. Not only that, but you shouldn’t have to deal with the dental struggles that come with cross bites, misaligned jaws and crooked teeth.

Instead, it might be worth considering orthodontics in Weybridge, because teeth straightening treatment is the permanent solution to such problems.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeOptions for orthodontics in Weybridge

In Weybridge, orthodontics comes in the form of many treatments, all of which are carried out by our friendly, professional and committed dentists.

With a choice between traditional and modern, advanced procedures, it might be that you want to opt for something a little more discreet. In that case, we have clear and hidden alternatives to metal braces such as Clarity ceramic and Incognito lingual braces.

Clarity braces are advanced and revolutionary enough to combine both aesthetic and effective treatment. Using clear brackets, the brace is as discreet as possible and so enhances the comfort in both how they feel and how they look. On the other hand, Incognito lingual braces are hidden entirely, with metal braces being fixed onto the back of your teeth.

If you’re looking for another treatment providing even more flexibility, then Invisalign is also a treatment worth considering. Rather than being fixed to your teeth, this treatment works as a series of clear aligners, which gradually move your teeth to their desired positions. You can choose to take them out when you eat, drink or brush your teeth.

A smile worthwhile

We ensure that all our patients understand every stage of their chosen teeth straightening treatments, because knowing everything means fearing less. Some people find visits to the dentist very daunting, and are put off treatments, such as braces, that require regular visits. This is why our dental practice is designed to make you feel comfortable, where you will be welcomed into a warm and friendly environment. So, make an appointment with us today at Weybridge Orthodontics and we’ll guide you to a happy, healthy smile that never ends.

Effective orthodontics in Weybridge

Orthodontics is the practice of treating crooked teeth or bites that don´t meet properly in the middle. Dentists specially trained in this field called orthodontists can also help with jaw problems, in addition to giving you straighter, healthier teeth.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we can help you if you have crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth or a misaligned bite. We offer a wide range of treatments to suit your needs. One of the most important things to consider when seeking out orthodontic treatment is which treatment suits you best. Factors like cost, your lifestyle, and the length of treatment need to be considered carefully.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeFinding the ideal treatment for you

At your initial consultation with us, we will talk with you to go over your needs and what kind of outcome you´re looking for. One of the most common reasons adults are put off the idea of braces is the visual aspect of traditional braces, but with the implementation of modern materials, having braces doesn´t need to affect your confidence. Braces now utilise materials such as tooth-coloured ceramic and transparent plastics, to make them almost invisible to untrained observers.

Another concern you may have when considering orthodontics in Weybridge is the time the treatment lasts. Advances in technology has made teeth straightening more efficient and faster than ever. We can offer visible results in as little as 6 months with our Six Month Smiles treatments.

Adjusting your teeth in comfort

Patients undergoing treatment with traditional ´train track´ braces often complain of discomfort and in some cases even have to resort to pain relief to cope with the discomfort. Traditional braces can also scratch the inside of your cheeks and adjustments can be uncomfortable.

With treatments like Invisalign, discomfort is kept to a minimum. This is because this treatment uses smooth plastic trays and it is through a series of these slightly differently shaped trays that your treatment will progress, rather than through the adjustment of brackets and wires. A big advantage of Invisalign is also that it is removable, so when it comes to mealtimes, you can simply take them out and enjoy your favorite foods.

With all of these advantages, there´s more reason than ever to strive to achieve straighter, healthier looking teeth.