Orthodontics

Orthodontics in Weybridge

When you think of orthodontics in Weybridge, think of Weybridge Orthodontics.

The advances being made in orthodontics is phenomenal, moving forward in leaps and bounds, designing ways to improve the alignment and appearance of your teeth with as little disruption to your way of life as possible.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIn Weybridge, orthodontics is the straightening of the teeth and realigning of the jaws, using braces, aligners and other equipment. With the use of braces or aligners, we can realign crowded, leaning, protruding or widely spaced teeth. We can even adjust both jaws when the teeth don’t meet correctly during a bite.

For our team in Weybridge, orthodontics is the best way to treat adults and children alike and we offer a huge variety of treatments that will suit everyone’s needs. From fixed braces to removable aligners, here are a few options we have to offer.

Gemini braces

If you’re going to have fixed braces, why not go for bold, bright-coloured elastics. Brighten up those days by flashing a colourful array of teeth. Generally used by the younger generation, these are fixed braces, very similar to traditional metal braces but with that extra boost of fun.

Incognito braces

Maybe you’re a bit past drawing attention to your braces. If you require fixed braces but not inclined to flash them about so much, Incognito are actually affixed behind your teeth so are virtually impossible to see. Incognito uses the same brackets and arch-wires technology, and is great for discreet realignment of complex issues.

Invisalign

If a comfortable, removable, invisible aligner sounds more your style, and suits your dental needs, Invisalign is another option. Made from smooth, clear plastic, the aligners slip over your teeth and over time gently guide them into the required positions.

From time to time in Weybridge, orthodontics breakages can occur. In the unlikely event that this does happen, you can contact the practice with your query and we will be able to advise whether it is an emergency, in this case we will endeavour to see you immediately, or if it can be left until your next visit. You may also find a few ‘teething problems’ occurs with newly installed braces, which we can also give advice on.

Better dental positioning

The way your teeth are positioned has an impact on your oral health. The aesthetic appeal of your smile also depends on how straight your teeth are. A wonky smile can be both visually undesirable and difficult to clean, leading to an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer a range of modern solutions for people seeking to realign their teeth in Weybridge. Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that can enhance your cosmetic appeal while it improves your dental health.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhy choose orthodontics in Weybridge?

Adjusting your dental alignment can be a comfortable experience. The user-friendly design and discreet construction of modern braces helps your treatment to stay hidden. When you come to our friendly practice to talk about orthodontics in Weybridge, we’ll get to know how you’d like to transform your teeth. We can then recommend the best methods of achieving your desires.

Focusing on the teeth at the front of your mouth, Six Month Smiles makes subtle but effective improvements. Because it moves your teeth a relatively small distance, it takes less time than the average realignment treatment, hence the name.

We can use Invisalign to achieve more complex dental movements. In this highly-customised procedure, you’ll wear a series of personalised aligners. Made of transparent plastic, these aligners fit neatly over your teeth. You wear a set of them for 7-10 days, before exchanging it for the next one in the series. You can take them out when it’s time to brush your teeth or eat some food. They’re a popular way to treat mild-to-moderate alignment issues.

Fixed braces

Having orthodontics in Weybridge might mean wearing more traditional wire-and-bracket braces, attached to the front of your teeth. By using transparent and tooth-coloured materials, we can ensure your braces have a low visibility overall. We can even provide a treatment called Incognito, in which the braces are attached to the backs of your teeth.

Our aim in delivering orthodontics in Weybridge is to provide you with a highly effective treatment with minimal discomfort. While it might take a year or longer to improve your dental positioning, you’ll be enjoying the benefits for a long time after the treatment is over.

Enhance your dental alignment

The alignment of your teeth has an effect on your oral health as well as your appearance. A crooked smile can be difficult to keep clean. Bacteria can build up in the spaces your toothbrush has difficulty accessing, and this increases your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease. A misaligned bite means extra strain for your jaw. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide contemporary, user-friendly solutions for people with tooth alignment issues in Weybridge. Orthodontics can enhance your smile and improve your oral health.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeChoosing orthodontics in Weybridge

Making a small adjustment to your dental alignment can improve how you feel about your dental appearance. Major adjustments can be done using discreet and lightweight appliances. When you talk to us about orthodontics in Weybridge, we’ll get to know how you’d like your teeth to look in the future. Then we can recommend the most appropriate way to achieve this.

Six Month Smiles is a good way to enhance the appearance of your most visible teeth, at the front of your mouth. Because it focuses on slight adjustments to a few teeth, this treatment often takes less time than other methods, hence its name.

Invisalign takes a longer time to achieve more significant dental repositioning. With this treatment, we’ll create a series of transparent plastic aligners, precisely fitted to your teeth. You’ll wear a set of these aligners for 7-10 days, before exchanging it for the next one. Each set is a different shape, which means your teeth are gently pressured into better positions. Their low-visibility construction saves you from potential embarrassment. Plus, you can take them out of your mouth when you want to brush your teeth or eat some food.

Traditional braces

If your teeth need fixed braces, we can use transparent or tooth-coloured wires and brackets to help your treatment stay discreet. Incognito is a type of brace that we attach to the backs of your teeth, which helps it to stay hidden from casual observers.

When you come to us for orthodontics in Weybridge, you’ll experience a sensitive, efficient service. It takes some patience to have your teeth repositioned, but you’ll enjoy the results for many years afterwards.

I need braces. Can you help me?

Without a doubt we can. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge we are dedicated to helping you achieve a smile that is healthy and attractive. We’ve had countless success stories over the years and you can be one of them.

What are my options?

There are many treatments available with our orthodontics in Weybridge. It could take a combination of treatments to get you to the smile you are after. Here’s a list of the kind of treatments you can expect, depending on your needs.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIncognito

Incognito is the modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces. This lingual bracket system is placed behind the teeth with arch wires, brackets and bonding trays to deliver targeted results.

Invisalign

A series of clear, removable aligners changed every two weeks. With each aligner in the series, your teeth move, little by little, to their final prescribed position.

Functional appliances

A removable brace such as the ‘twin block’ used in the growth phase to treat an underdeveloped lower jaw. This will usually be followed by fixed braces or a retainer.

Gemini

Good old conventional metal braces with coloured elastic bands. The average treatment time for these is 18-24 months, plus one year of supervised retention.

Clarity

Advanced ceramic brackets offering the ultimate combination of natural-looking aesthetics and performance.

Damon

The innovative Damon system, its brackets use a passive slide mechanism allowing them to move freely and quickly.

Removable appliance

Great for simple corrections for moving one or more teeth into their correct position.

Wire-bonded retainer

A fixed retainer of wire bonded to the inside of the front teeth. They cannot be removed by the patient. Used frequently after intensive tooth correction to ensure the new smile stays in place.

Essix retainer

A clear retainer that fits over the teeth after your braces have been removed. Take these out for eating and cleaning.

Mouth guards

Are you an avid sports person? A custom-made mouthguard or gum shield will protect your teeth from damage during sports such as cricket, rugby and football.

To start the process to a straighter, more comfortable smile with orthodontics in Weybridge, contact us today.

Braces for kids

There’s not many of us who are born with beautifully straight teeth, so there’s a good chance that your child may need help with misalignments. Orthodontics in Weybridge focuses on the positioning of the teeth and jaws so that everything meets together well. Having teeth that meet well means avoiding problems in later life.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThese include:

  • Teeth crumbling away if they are taking too much of the force of chewing because others are out of alignment;
  • Teeth decaying because it’s impossible to get rid of plaque and tartar that build up in crevices;
  • Teeth becoming loose and falling out through gum disease brought on by plaque build-up;
  • Pain in the jaw joint, head, neck and shoulders, headaches and migraines.

Dentists trained in orthodontics in Weybridge can examine your child when their first adult teeth start to come through, usually around seven years of age. They will be able to get a very good idea of whether your child is going to suffer from alignment problems, and then can put a plan in place to deal with it.

The best time to treat misalignment problems with orthodontics in Weybridge is when a child has a mixture of adult and baby teeth. This is also when the jawbones are still at their most malleable so if they need to be widened to accommodate all the adult teeth comfortably. We will be able to get on with it with plenty of time to complete treatment. After about 18, the jawbone sets hard and this treatment is no longer possible.

Children often need to have what we affectionately call train-track braces. These are the brackets and wires you see fixed to the front of the teeth. The angles of the brackets determine in what direction the teeth will be moved and the wires do the pulling as they are progressively tightened. These days, the brackets are much smaller and we can brighten these braces up with coloured elastics round the brackets.

Not every child needs train tracks. If it’s a simple malocclusion or the teeth need guiding into place as they erupt, a removable Gemini appliance may be what you need. Treatment with these usually takes only 6-9 months.

What’s so great about orthodontics in Weybridge?

Although it is now possible to get some straightening treatment with your general dentist, there’s no substitute for coming to see someone who has been specifically trained in orthodontics in Weybridge.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeOrthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focusses on creating wellaligned teeth and jaws. To become an orthodontist, dentists have to do another three years of postgraduate training after the five years they have already completed to become a general dentist.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, not only have we helped more than 21,000 people to better, brighter, straighter smiles, we are a practice that other dentists refer their patients to for orthodontics in Weybridge.

This is quite a responsibility of care, and we make sure we stay at the top of our profession. To do this, we founded OrthoProgress, a peer review and continuing education forum. It means we stay up to date with all the latest developments in techniques, materials, equipment and understanding.

Just like nearly every other aspect of work and life, orthodontics has been revolutionised by the digital age. And at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have fully embraced digitalisation. When you come to us for a consultation, we will use scanners to measure the inside of your mouth rather than taking impressions. It takes a couple of minutes to scan the inside of your mouth with a hand-held scanner. It produces hundreds of pictures and reference points, from which we can build up a detailed three-dimensional picture of your teeth and jaws. We can manipulate this on-screen and show you how your teeth look now.

We also have a programme that allows us to show you how your teeth will need to move to come into alignment. Many of our patients find that being able to see the predicted end result inspires them to take on the commitment to straighten their teeth. There’s nothing like being able to picture your goal to stick to the process.

If you are longing to get your teeth straightened, but find the outlay rather terrifying, don’t worry. We offer a range of 0% finance options to help you spread the cost.

More than mild misalignments

It may seem as though every alignment problem can be fixed today with braces that are whisper thin, gossamer light and more like an invisibility cloak than a tooth straightening device. And that is pretty much true for mild issues, but not everyone has mild alignment issues. Sometimes jaws need to be brought into alignment so that they bite together properly.

If this is the case, then this is the kind of treatment that needs to be carried out on children who still have malleable bones. With orthodontics in Weybridge, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we use twin block braces to get the jaws to meet together properly.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhat is a twin block?

Twin block braces are removable devices that are made by skilled technicians to encourage the growth of the lower jaw. A twin block is one of our powerful jaw aligning devices from orthodontics in Weybridge. Two blocks, one upper and one lower can reduce an overbite reliably and quickly in as little as six months.

They harnessing the power of the chewing muscles so they need to be worn all the time. At first, if your child’s jaw becomes tired, they can simply leave the blocks out for a short period.

The twin block is designed to allow your child to eat with it in. It may be difficult at first, so they can take it out for meals until they get used to the way it feels in their mouth. Taking it out to eat while they get used to it won’t harm the treatment and their bite will still improve, but treatment will take longer if it is removed for long periods of time.

Is brushing and flossing easy?

Yes, because you can remove your child’s twin block and they can clean their teeth as normal with a toothbrush and toothpaste. The twin block braces need to be cleaned in our special cleaning solution four to five times a week.

To find out more about how orthodontics in Weybridge can help your child, why not bring them in for a consultation. We recommend an orthodontic check-up at about age seven, so we can plan for any treatment.

Does my child need to see an orthodontist?

Are you wondering when or whether your child would benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge? The answer is most probably yes. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe every child should be evaluated by an orthodontist at or around age seven, even if their parent does not have any immediate concerns.

Orthodontist in WeybridgeIf there seems to be no problems, why should they see an orthodontist?

Sometimes our children may have underlying structural problems with their jaw or incoming teeth that aren’t apparent at first glance. X-rays and the eye of a fully trained orthodontist can help to identify potential developmental issues before they can turn into a bigger issue. By visiting our orthodontist and having your child evaluated at age seven, you may be saving them from having to undergo far more invasive and potentially expensive treatment later in life.

When your child is seven years old, his or her mouth is a blend of baby and adult teeth. As the rest of the adult teeth come in, orthodontics in Weybridge can help to guide jaw development to ensure adequate room for the remaining permanent teeth to erupt without crowding other teeth or causing other problems that could become more detrimental in the long run.

Even if your child turns out not to need early intervention treatment, this initial evaluation can provide you with an outline of potentially what to expect in their childhood years. Since we provide your child’s initial consultation at no cost to you, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose by visiting us here at Winchester Orthodontics.

What are the warning signs that my child could benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge?

As we have already mentioned you really should have your child evaluated even if there are no warning signs, because there may be underlying structural issues that are not apparent to the naked eye. Nevertheless, if your child appears to be suffering from crooked teeth, overbite, underbite or any problems developing teeth then we recommend not postponing their early consultation appointment at Weybridge Orthodontics.

We could save you and your child time and money when orthodontic problems are caught early.

Smile!

It is an unfortunate fact that poorly aligned teeth can have a detrimental impact on the appearance of your smile. While modern orthodontics in Weybridge has an effective treatment for this problem, there are many adults who have only recently started considering this as a viable option for improving their smiles.

If this applies to you, it is important to be as informed as possible before you decide about committing to improving your smile with orthodontics in Weybridge at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIsn’t orthodontic treatment only for children?

There is a common belief among some of our patients that orthodontic braces are only an effective option for children. Luckily, you will be relieved to learn that patients of any age can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic procedures.

For example, it is common for adults who have lost teeth to need braces before they can receive dental implants. This could be necessary when the teeth near the gap are crooked and it is necessary to straighten them before placing the implant.

To know if you are a suitable candidate for braces, it will be necessary for your orthodontist to inspect the health of your teeth and gums. If you are suffering from severe gum disease, you may have to wait until the condition is treated. This is because sickly gums may not be able to support the teeth during the shifting that occurs with braces.

Do they hurt?

You may be under the impression that braces could be painful. Luckily, most patients will only experience mild discomfort during the first few days. In most cases, these issues can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain medications.

After a few days, you will need to return to see one of our orthodontists to ensure your mouth is recovering from the procedure and that the teeth are starting to realign.

Deciding to have orthodontics in Weybridge can be a major decision for any of our patients to make. It is important to be armed with accurate knowledge about each treatment, to make it easier for you to understand what to expect and decide which option is correct for you.

To find out more, speak to one of our friendly orthodontists at Weybridge Orthodontics today.

Improve the position of your teeth

The positioning of your teeth affects your oral health as well as your dental appearance. When teeth are crooked, they can be tricky to keep clean, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. When your bite is misaligned, your jaw has to work extra hard, which can lead to unnecessary strain. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer a range of contemporary, innovative treatments to correct the dental alignment problems of people in Weybridge. Orthodontics can give you a great-looking smile and enhanced oral health.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThe advantages of orthodontics in Weybridge

While small imperfections in the teeth can be highly noticeable, the good news is that minor adjustments can bring improvements that feel major. When you come to us for orthodontics in Weybridge, we’ll get to know your dental history, so that we can recommend the most appropriate way forward. Our wide range of options gives you the chance to make the most effective choice to improve your teeth.

If it’s your front teeth that give you cause for concern, a treatment like Six Month Smiles might be suitable. This uses a discreet aligner to make relatively small and speedy adjustments to your most visible teeth.

In contrast, a treatment like Invisalign is given over a longer span of time, often a year or more. This type of Weybridge orthodontics involves wearing a series of transparent plastic aligners. Customised to precisely fit your teeth, you’ll wear one set of these aligners for around 7-10 days before moving on to the next set in the series. You can take them out of your mouth when it’s time to brush your teeth or eat a meal. They are a user-friendly and discreet way to improve your dental positioning.

Fixed braces

It might be best if you wore fixed braces. In contemporary treatments like Incognito, the braces can be attached to the backs of your teeth. This way, they can do their work without attracting unwanted attention to your appearance. Having orthodontics in Weybridge at our friendly dental practice, you’ll experience a customised, personalised and effective treatment. While it may take some time to achieve, the results will last for many years after the braces come off.