Orthodontics

State of the art orthodontics in Weybridge

Weybridge Orthodontics now runs from our new purpose-built premises which are located near Weybridge town centre. The practice has been given a bright modern look to make it a comfortable environment and welcoming place for our patients of all ages. We have free wi-fi available in our waiting rooms, as well as lift access for patients who are unable to use the stairs. Our new practice has six dedicated orthodontic surgeries and the latest equipment and many local dentists regularly recommend us to their patients.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWe are one of the largest orthodontic practices in South East England with a team of four orthodontists, three of whom are specialist orthodontists, and one is also a consultant orthodontist. Principle orthodontist  Dr James Stubbs has built up a highly skilled and well trained team of orthodontists, supported by orthodontic therapists, orthodontic nurses, treatment co-ordinators and skilled receptionists. All members of the team undertake regular training and work together to ensure that you receive the highest standards of treatment and service. James believes that every member of the team, including the receptionists have a good understanding of orthodontic procedures so they are able to give patients the correct information when they contact the practice.

We love creating smiles in Weybridge

Many of our patients are children, this is because many children need their teeth straightened; over 200 000 children and teenagers are fitted with braces in the UK each year. Your dentist may advise you to bring your child for an orthodontic evaluation when they still have most of their baby teeth. This allows us to schedule the start of their orthodontic treatment at the optimal time to achieve the best results, normally this will be between the ages of 9 and 14 when their adult teeth have started to come through.

In certain cases we may start with an earlier treatment, especially if your child is affecting the growth of their teeth by sucking their thumb or has a problem with their bite. Over the past 15 years we have treated more than 21,000 patients, and we are looking forward to treating many more in people in need of orthodontics in Weybridge in the coming years.

Weybridge Orthodontics, creating smiles in Weybridge

Here at our practice in Weybridge, orthodontics are our passion and we offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages. Perhaps you may be wondering why your dentist has referred you to an orthodontist, as many dentists now offer orthodontic treatments themselves. The reason for your referral may be that the orthodontic treatment that you need is more complex and needs additional experience to ensure that you achieve the best results from your treatment. Most of the orthodontists at our practice have specialist orthodontic qualifications, having undergone a minimum of three additional years of specialist training in orthodontics. We are proud to say that several of our specialist orthodontists also act as consultants at eminent UK dental hospitals.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeLeading the way with orthodontic therapists

We were one of the first orthodontic practices in the UK to train and employ a team of orthodontic therapists whose role it is to carry out some orthodontic procedures, such as cleaning and preparing the tooth surfaces ready for orthodontic treatment, taking impressions and the removal of fixed appliances and cement. Orthodontic therapists work under the supervision of a dentist who is usually an orthodontist.

Since opening this practice, we have treated many people who have needed orthodontics in Weybridge, and have created over 21,000 happy smiles so far. Although when you think about orthodontics, you may imagine that an orthodontist is only concerned with fitting braces and straightening teeth, but there is much more to orthodontics than meets the eye. An orthodontist is concerned with correcting the growth of teeth, jaw and face and this is why most major orthodontic work is carried out on children and teenagers while they are still growing.

Orthodontic treatments are now becoming more popular for adults and your treatment will differ in a number of ways from that of your children. Most of the orthodontic treatments for adults are generally for aesthetic purposes and often focus on just your front teeth. Although all orthodontic treatment to correct and realign your teeth will help with issues such as improved oral hygiene and more even wear on your teeth.

Orthodontics in Weybridge

Do you wish you had straighter teeth? You may be worrying about your how you look or experiencing pain or difficulties with eating or speaking. If this sounds like you, then Weybridge Orthodontics can help. Orthodontics focuses on how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Treatment is best carried out during childhood when there is a mixture of baby and adult teeth. Every year over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales have orthodontic treatment and make a long-term investment in their health and wellbeing. However, if you an adult who has missed out on corrective procedures as a child, you can still have work done now.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWhat are the benefits?

Straighter teeth look better which enhances your self-esteem and improves your confidence. They are also healthier. Teeth which are properly aligned are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Correctly positioned teeth are also more stable as they are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. For our patients in Weybridge, orthodontics has also helped with discomfort due to poorly positioned teeth as well as issues around using the mouth normally. You may associate orthodontics with metal braces but there are now a variety of different techniques available to suit your needs.

Options to suit everyone

We offer orthodontics in Weybridge for a range of issues, from resolving crowded or poorly spaced teeth to aligning upper or lower dental arches and correcting the bite of the teeth. A good bite allows the upper and lower sets to meet and work together properly during eating. While we offer metal braces, advances in dental technology have allowed us to also provide faster, more comfortable treatment that is much less obtrusive. Modern braces make use of materials such as tooth-coloured wires and brackets or clear plastic in the form of aligners. You can have the smile you want without the inconvenience, discomfort and unsightliness of traditional methods. With many braces, the treatment time is shorter than before, so it can often save you money too.

Our experienced team looks forward to discussing how orthodontics in Weybridge can help you.

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.

Get in touch

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.

Get in touch

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.