Orthodontics

Get straight teeth in secret with orthodontics in Weybridge

Many adults and older teenagers who have never had braces think that it is now too late for them. Others are reluctant to wear metal braces for 2 or more years. Truth is that you can still have a beautiful smile with a straight set of teeth through discreet orthodontics in Weybridge.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign aligners and Incognito lingual braces for patients who want to have their teeth straightened without the hassle of traditional braces. Our experienced dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which option is the best for you.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIncognito lingual braces

Incognito fixed braces are placed on the backs of your teeth where they are hidden from view. Just like traditional braces, they can treat a number of dental and bite problems within the same amount of time metal braces would. Incognito braces are customised to fit your individual teeth.

Your braces are made in a special laboratory based on teeth impressions our dentist will make. They are crafted with the help of 3D computer technology. Once ready, our dentist ill fix them in place on the backs of your teeth and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful smile.

Invisalign aligners

Invisalign straightens teeth by using removable and almost invisible aligners, which are made specifically for your teeth. Each aligner is replaced every 2 weeks to gently and gradually move your teeth into their straightened positions. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners have no wires or metal brackets. Instead, our dentist controls the timing and amount of movement of your teeth through the use of the series of specially designed aligners – each shaped a little differently to push your teeth that bit further.

Invisalign aligners can treat many different dental problems but they may not be your best option if you have severely misaligned teeth.

Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, barely noticeable and can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. However, you must wear them for at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment. The average treatment time is 14 months, though each patient is different.

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For more information on discreet orthodontics in Weybridge or to book a consultation, contact our friendly team today.

Weybridge Orthodontics, providing orthodontics in Weybridge

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the proper development of the face, as well as the jaws and teeth. To function properly, and also look aesthetically pleasing, your teeth need to be straight and well aligned. In most cases, this is achieved using either fixed braces or clear, removable aligners. While any dentist can provide orthodontic treatments; a specialist orthodontist will have trained first as a dentist, and then undertaken an additional three years of post-graduate training to become a fully qualified orthodontist.

During this training, they will have gained the necessary experience by working in maxillofacial surgery and restorative and paediatric dentistry. This specialised training is undertaken in hospitals linked to university schools of dentistry and is a full time commitment. During their training an orthodontic specialist will learn the theories of orthodontics and build their experience by treating members of the public.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeOrthodontics for all

If you think that you are too long in the tooth to have straighter teeth, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that you are wrong. While most of us are familiar with the traditional orthodontic treatments for children and teenagers using fixed train-track braces on the fronts of their teeth, hopefully you will be less familiar with many types of braces designed for adults. The reason I say this is because the range of braces available now has increased dramatically in the past few years. Now there are braces designed to fit a wide range of orthodontic needs for adults.

In many cases as an adult, you may find that you only need to have your front teeth straightened. This means that you could look forward to having a straighter smile in just six months. Of course, this does depend on the complexity of your orthodontic requirements. In some cases, you will need a longer treatment if there are more serious issues with the alignment and your bite.

The clue is in the name

As you might expect, here at our practice in Weybridge, orthodontics are what we do. Almost all of the members of our team are all qualified in various aspects of this type of work, and we are committed to providing you a first class orthodontic treatment.

Adult orthodontics in Weybridge – take charge of your smile

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting teeth and jaw irregularities using fixed or removable dental appliances. These appliances can be used to straighten teeth, correct an uneven bite, close gaps between teeth and bring teeth and lips into proper alignment. Crooked and misaligned teeth are usually harder to keep clean and are at risk of being lost prematurely due to tooth decay or gum disease.

Weybridge in OrthodonticsAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we appreciate the need for discretion when it comes to adult teeth straightening. Traditional metal braces are far from the only option for modern-day teeth straightening. This is why we offer an array of orthodontics in Weybridge, from Incognito lingual braces to Invisalign, all to meet our patients’ unique dental needs. Our friendly and experienced dentists, go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and confident with the care you receive.

Incognito lingual braces

Incognito brackets work just like metal braces, with the only difference that they are placed on the backs of the teeth. This way they are hidden from view. Functioning just like traditional braces, Incognito braces straighten a patient’s teeth within about the same amount of time.

Incognito braces are customised to fit your mouth; this is achieved using dental impressions to help create your custom-made brackets. They are fixed into place by your dentist and require regular adjustments to gradually move your teeth into their correct positions. Incognito lingual braces are a great option for both teens and adults who would feel more confident with a subtle solution for straighter teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign consists of a series of almost invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that help move your teeth into their correct positions in as little as 12 months. Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made with 3D computer imaging technology and need to be replaced every 2 weeks or so for effective treatment. Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you can eat and drink your favourite foods without restriction. Plus, brushing and flossing your teeth is just as easy as ever.

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If you’re considering orthodontics in Weybridge for yourself or a family member, please contact our us to book a consultation today.

Weybridge Orthodontics for happy, healthy smiles

Do you hide your smile and shy away from photos? Your smile should light up your face but if you have misaligned, unevenly spaced or crowded teeth then you may feel self-conscious. Crooked teeth are also harder to clean. If your bite is compromised, you may even have difficulties eating or speaking normally. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are dedicated to improving your smile and oral health.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeCan orthodontics help?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on moving your teeth into the correct position. We work with children and adults, so even if you missed out on corrective treatment when you were younger, you can still benefit now. For our patients in Weybridge, orthodontics has given them straighter teeth, an enhanced appearance and better health.

What are my options?

Achieving straighter teeth used to mean getting fixed metal braces. If you are looking for orthodontics in Weybridge, there is now a diverse range of options available to suit every individual. The latest brackets and wires offer faster outcomes than before. Some procedures are so quick that you can have your dream smile in less than six months.

If you want to shout about your braces, then coloured bands and metal brackets can make a statement. However if you prefer a discreet approach, then clear ceramic brackets or clear retainers allow us to move your teeth without it being obvious that your are wearing braces. Lingual braces fit behind the teeth and are therefore hidden from view. Many of the modern treatments are more comfortable and quicker than traditional approaches. Some can even be removed for eating and cleaning.

We look after you

Our patients trust us to provide orthodontics in Weybridge because we listen to what you would like to achieve and select the best option from the extensive range we provide. Good oral hygiene is essential, so we offer advice on keeping your mouth and braces clean. Having treatment can be uncomfortable at times, but we’ll ensure that you are prepared and make your experience as pleasant as possible.

To find out more about orthodontics in Weybridge, make an appointment to talk to our experienced and caring team today.

Discretion is the name of the game with orthodontics in Weybridge

More and more patients are turning to orthodontics to straighten their teeth later in their adult years. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand that what puts most people off having their teeth straightened is the thought of having to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. It is for this reason that we offer a good range of more discreet alternatives.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeDiscretion is an increasingly important aspect of orthodontics in Weybridge as increasing numbers of adult patients are searching for braces that do not take over their mouths.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have collected together discreet treatments that feature both fixed and removable appliances. Both ways of straightening teeth have their own advantage, and one may be better suited to your needs than the other. You will need to come into our clinic for a consultation, so that we can thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, bite and mouth in order to work out which system will provide the best treatment for you.

Not just cosmetic

Orthodontic treatment is mainly fitted into the category of cosmetic dentistry because it is only available on the NHS for children with serious bite correction issues. However, the benefits of straighter teeth are not just aesthetic, there are definite health benefits too. This is because it is much easier to keep straighter teeth clean, which provide fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up.

This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.

Damon Clear Braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction.

Invisalign

This popular system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, thermoplastic resin, and so are almost invisible.

What is orthodontics?

As we grow and our adult teeth develop, they can often grow unevenly. This results in crossing, crooked protruding and unevenly spaced or misaligned teeth. Not only does this look unattractive but misaligned teeth can cause a wide range of dental problems in the long term.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeOrthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry relating to correcting the alignment of the teeth in the mouth. Orthodontic treatments usually involve wearing braces and some teeth may need to be removed to make room for the remaining teeth to be straightened. Braces are generally used to gently move the teeth within the jawbone and regular appointments are needed to adjust the braces as the teeth gradually move. At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, treatments are available for both private patients of all ages and some NHS patients under the age of 18. We offer a complete service for both children and adults who require teeth-straightening procedures.

How can orthodontics help me?

Here at our practice in Weybridge, orthodontics can be used to correct a wide range of problems such as:

  • closing wide gaps between teeth,
  • correcting a misaligned bite,
  • altering the shape of the jaw to improve speech,
  • straightening crooked, crossing or protruding teeth,
  • re-aligning the tips of the teeth for a more even smile.

You may be referred to an orthodontic dentist by your regular dentist or you may have heard from friends or family members about the benefits that they have enjoyed from having their teeth straightened. To help you decide whether you might be able to benefit from receiving some orthodontic treatment, our dedicated team of practitioners will work together with you from your first appointment and initial assessment to establish your goals and help you achieve a smile to be proud of.

What can I expect when I visit Weybridge Orthodontics?

At your first appointment the orthodontist will examine your face, the jaws and teeth to diagnose the underlying causes of your dental problems as well as assessing the overall condition of your teeth. This is to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough to benefit from being straightened. If they are then it will be necessary to take X-ray images, photographs and impressions (moulds) of your teeth to help your orthodontist accurately assess the problems with your bite. This information is used to create a suitable treatment plan to straighten your teeth, improve your bite and give you healthy and attractive smile.

Different orthodontic options to suit you and your lifestyle

With advances in technology and techniques, the number of ways to discreetly straighten your teeth is expanding. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a wide range of orthodontic treatment systems for adults and children.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeIn 2017, the latest orthodontics in Weybridge offer a choice between fixed braces or removable aligners. When you come to see us for a thorough consultation, we will be able to talk you through all of your treatment options, taking into account your dental needs and desired outcome, your lifestyle and your budget.

Health as well as beauty

Orthodontic treatments have health benefits as well as aesthetic ones. This is because straight teeth are easier to keep clean and free from dental plaque than crowded or crooked teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

If your jaws don’t meet each other properly, you can experience problems with biting and chewing food, and this can lead to headaches and migraines and night-time grinding. Orthodontic appliances for such issues can be very effective.

Our menu of appliances for orthodontics in Weybridge

Our dentist will run through the various appliances and find the right one for your needs when you come to use for a consultation. Here are some of the options that you may be offered.

Incognito braces are different from the fixed braces we all know, most notably because they are fitted onto the tongue-side (lingual) of the teeth rather than the front of the teeth. Having the brackets and wires inside the teeth means that they are hidden from view, invisible in daily life, unless someone gazes right down into your mouth when you are laughing. Secondly, the brackets are made from a gold alloy rather than metal or ceramics. The brackets are custom-made to fit the contours of the lingual sides of your teeth.

Invisalign

As far as orthodontics in Weybridge go, Invisalign has proved to be one of the most popular systems. This treatment is based not on brackets and wires, but on a series of clear, removable aligners that gently shift the teeth into a straighter position.

These transparent aligners are also very thin (0.3mm), making them invisible to the casual observer, and because they are removable this means they are easy to keep clean and so are your teeth.

Orthodontics in Weybridge: metal braces versus Invisalign

Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign are viable and effective options for most teeth alignment issues in Weybridge. Orthodontics,

however, is a complex area and your dentist may indicate one treatment over another, depending on the severity of your crooked teeth and bite issues.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics in Surrey, we realise that each patient’s needs are unique and we do our best to give you a healthy and beautiful smile. Our patients can choose between traditional metal braces with a modern twist or Invisalign clear braces.

Metal braces

With modern technology, braces have come a long way and are much lighter and more versatile than they used to be. Metal braces with coloured elastic bands is a new, fun and aesthetically pleasing way to straighten your teeth.

Metal braces have been used for decades in orthodontics to fix the alignment of teeth. Of course, the materials and technology used have changed throughout years, but the mechanism remains the same. Metal braces consist of fixed brackets that have a wire running through them moving your teeth to the correct positions in your mouth.

As opposed to Invisalign, metal braces are able to correct even very complicated issues of crooked and misaligned teeth.

However, with metal braces come various dietary restrictions and a constant commitment to brushing your teeth thoroughly to help keep your mouth healthy.

Invisalign

If you do not want to wear metal braces and wish to enjoy the convenience of being able to remove your braces when eating and brushing your teeth, Invisalign may be the right treatment for you.

Invisalign aligners are clear, therefore most people won’t even notice you are wearing them. Since the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. At the same time, you can remove the aligners if you wish to brush and floss your teeth, therefore maintaining good oral hygiene.

However, Invisalign cannot treat severely crooked teeth and is not suitable for children.

Contact us

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age for orthodontics in Weybridge. For more information or to book an appointment, do not hesitate to call us.

Modern orthodontics are changing the face of straighter teeth

There was a time when only very misaligned teeth and bites received the benefit of straightening treatments. And when they did, it involved many months, possibly years of painful and unsightly ‘mouth full of metal’ braces that no one could miss as soon as the wearer opened their mouths.

orthodontics-in-WeybridgeBack in the 1970s and 80s braces were synonymous with the goofy awkwardness of adolescence, and you couldn’t be considered an adult until those damn ‘train tracks’ were off your teeth and people could understand what you were saying again. No one was going through that unless they absolutely had to, even if they’d have loved to have those front teeth straightened.

That was then, this is now, and in Weybridge, orthodontics have come a long way. At Surrey Braces, we can offer several different systems of orthodontics to straighten out teeth in grown up mouths.

First up in the menu of orthodontics in Weybridge is Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets. These are a revolutionary take on the traditional bracket and wire braces, with extra small brackets made from clear orthodontic ceramics. They look great, are comfortable and treatment times vary from 18 months to two years.

Secondly, Weybridge orthodontics offers Damon Clear, another take on the clear bracket and wire system that has a passive slide mechanism to reduce friction and allow teeth to move more quickly and comfortably.

If you’d rather no one can get a glimpse of your bracket and wire braces, then Surrey Braces can fit you with Incognito. These are lingual braces that fit behind the teeth rather than over them, so they are completely hidden from view.

It’s not all brackets and wires with orthodontics in Weybridge, however; we also use Invisalign, a system based on incredibly thin transparent resin trays that fit over the teeth and move them in increments by exerting pressure. A new tray is used every two weeks and treatments take between 12 and 48 trays. The trays are removable for eating and cleaning.

Some systems are more suitable for some problems than others, so it is important that you come for a free initial consultation with us so we can discuss your needs and find the system that will best suit them.

Do I need orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics in Weybridge is helping patients to straighten their crooked or wonky teeth and enhance their self-confidence. Orthodontics mainly involves the use of braces, retainers, and aligners as a way of shifting a patient’s teeth into the correct position.

orthodontics-treatmentWho might benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge?

You may benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have any of the following dental problems:

  • Wonky teeth
  • Overcrowding, whereby there are too many teeth for the space in your mouth
  • Large gaps between teeth, opposite to overcrowding
  • Bad oral hygiene or plaque.

Orthodontics can help to gradually manipulate the teeth into moving in a particular direction, be it forward, backward, or to the side. Braces are the most popular form of orthodontics, particularly in teenagers and young adults; however, for older patients there are other options available, such as retainers and aligners. These both work in the same way as traditional braces; however, they are more subtle and are not fixed to the teeth, allowing you to remove them for special events, eating, and brushing. They usually have to be worn for around 20 hours per day, and do not affect the patient’s ability to speak.

The benefits of orthodontics in Weybridge well outweigh any negatives. The treatment is temporary, and the results are more permanent. You will need to continue to have check-ups with your dentist after the treatment has finished, so that they can check the progress of your teeth and also keep an eye on your oral hygiene.Plaque can build up between wonky teeth and make brushing difficult; this often means that food gets stuck between teeth and contributes to bad breath. Plaque is a build up on the teeth that can in the long term cause tooth decay.

If you think you could benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge, or have a particular dental problem that you would like to talk about with one of our qualified professionals, then making an appointment at Weybridge Orthodontics is easy. Simply give us a call or pop in to our reception, where one of our friendly staff members will be able to help you.