Orthodontics

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.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a treatment used to improve the appearance, position, and overall function of crooked or wonky teeth. You may look for orthodontics in Weybridge if you are wanting to straighten your teeth and move odd teeth into a better position.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeDentists who specialise in orthodontics are known as orthodontists. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we employ highly skilled professionals who will be able to talk you through your needs and concerns and arrange the right orthodontic treatment to help you.

What does orthodontic treatment involve?

Orthodontics in Weybridge uses a range of devices such as a braces to correct the position of the teeth. Every patient is different and treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth. It is best to contact your dentist for an appointment to discuss options first.

In some cases, such as with overcrowding, it may be necessary for some teeth to be removed in order to achieve the end result. If there are too many teeth in your mouth, then braces will not have the right effect, as there will be nowhere to push the excess teeth to.

Orthodontics treatment in Weybridge take any where between 18 and 24 months, depending on the problem and condition of the teeth.

Who benefits from orthodontic treatment?

Most people who suffer from crowded or crooked teeth, or have teeth that don’t meet correctly when they bite can benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge. If these types of dental problems are left untreated it can cause more damage and put a strain on jaw muscles. In extreme cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.

Orthodontics in Weybridge are popular with adults; however, a large proportion of patients are young teenagers whose teeth are still developing, making them the ideal age for orthodontic treatment. The teeth are easier to manipulate whilst they are still developing, and the treatment is less likely to be as long when you are younger, compared to if you had orthodontic treatment as an adult.

For more information on orthodontics in Weybridge please contact us here at Weybridge Orthodontics, and our friendly staff will be happy to book you in for a no obligation consultation with one of our orthodontists.

Weybridge Orthodontics

When you come into our practice we want you to feel relaxed and at ease. We know that everything we do to help you is important and the results are long-term, so we want you to feel like you can rely on us.  Having healthy teeth is key to a confident smile and good health in general.

weybridge-orthodonticsI don’t want traditional braces

We know that many people, especially adults, are worried about getting the traditional ‘train-track’ braces, but due to modern ‘biting-edge’ technology we have a variety of options to offer. In this instance, we would like you to consider the advantages of Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics is proud to provide this treatment and we have many satisfied patients to justify our opinion.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are a clear, removable brace that is replaced every two weeks. Each brace is a different step in the procedure and designed slightly differently to continue the treatment process. Initially a mould is created and sent away to our laboratory to be analysed in order to make the Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics will then invite you back to our practice for your fitting. You will be shown the course of the treatment, with our 3D computer models, that will put your teeth where they belong.

There are lots of things you can still do

Can you still play a musical instrument? Yes.

Can you still play sports? Yes.

Can you still eat what you want? Yes.

Whenever you need to, you can simply remove your Invisalign braces and put them back in when you’re done. People often have problems brushing their teeth with traditional braces; you won’t. If you feel you need to take out your Invisalign for a social or business event, you can, but day-to-day you can wear them and people may not even notice.

Are they expensive?

Invisalign are not the cheapest option and you will need to pay a deposit to have them made; however, we offer interest-free monthly repayments over 18 to 24 months. Check our fee guide for prices and feel free to contact us for more information. We want you to finish your treatment feeling happy with the results. So if you want Invisalign in Weybridge we hope you will contact us soon.

Visit Weybridge Orthodontics to meet your dental team

It takes a great team to make a good dental practice and, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on having fabulous people from the moment you walk through the door. Most orthodontic treatment means quite a few visits to the dentist and so you want to be comfortable and happy talking to the people you will be interacting with for six months or more.

weybridge-orthodonticsOnce this less tangible consideration is taken care of, you can move on to the practicalities of having your teeth straightened. The range of braces and aligners we have on offer at Weybridge Orthodontics means that we can tailor a treatment to meet your needs and sometimes offer you more than one recommendation so you can make the choice.

If you have any questions then you can ask them when you visit. It is great if you look around to get basic information so you know what to ask. However, your orthodontist will use their skills and experience to guide your initial consultation so that everything gets covered.

Things that they might ask you about include what your budget expectations are. Whilst some treatments for some ages are available on the NHS, many are not, especially if the procedure has mainly cosmetic benefits. However, your practitioner can talk to you about spreading any costs incurred.

Another important consideration for you may be the way your treatment looks. If you need to look smart for work or dazzling for an upcoming celebration then tell your orthodontist this when you visit. Depending on what you need, they might be able to recommend options that are clear or invisible. It may be that clear aligners are an option for you,if you value discretion, because they are very hard to see from the outside.

You may have some concerns about discomfort during treatment. While this is an inevitable side-effect of orthodontics for many people, your dentist can advise on ways to mitigate it, the length of time you can expect to experience sensations, and types of treatment where the reported discomfort is less.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we want to talk to you as much as you want about your treatment and then stick with you all the way through.