Orthodontics

Why orthodontics can help you at any age

Orthodontics can be beneficial for patients of any age. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of orthodontic appliances designed to meet the needs of children, teenagers, and adults. Whatever type and amount of correction you need, at our Weybridge dental centre we will find the perfect appliance to suit your needs.

orthodontics-weybridgeAn increasing number of men and women are showing an interest in orthodontics later in life, and adult orthodontic treatment is becoming ever more popular, as people start to realise the true value of a beautiful, nicely aligned smile.

It might be that you had orthodontic treatment as a teenager only to experience adult relapse, or you may never have visited the world of orthodontics until now. Whatever your past experiences and present requirements, at Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we can help.

At our Weybridge dental practice we know that adult orthodontics need to be subtle as well as effective. Metal braces may be a badge of honour among teenagers, part of the transition into adulthood and a way of making a fashion statement now that the brace elastics can be colour-customised, but for adults the thought of a noticeable fixed metal appliance can be enough to put them off orthodontics for life.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Our Weybridge clinic offers both subtle fixed braces and clear, removable aligners, designed to straighten adults’ teeth without the whole world having to know that you are having treatment.

We are also always keen to point out that orthodontics have more than just aesthetic benefits. It makes your teeth easier to keep clean when they are properly aligned, with fewer gaps where dental plaque can build up. This cuts your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, the two main causes of tooth loss.

Problems with your bite can also affect your diet, and in some cases can cause jaw problems, head or shoulder aches, and excessive wear on certain teeth. Adult orthodontics can bring your teeth into better alignment quickly and discreetly. It can also help in some cases of bruxism – night time tooth grinding.

Exploring orthodontics as an adult: your options

As an increasing number of adults are turning to orthodontics, so the number of ways to discreetly straighten your teeth is steadily rising. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of orthodontics options for patients of all ages, including several subtle yet effective methods of realigning adult teeth.

orthodontics-weybridgeModern orthodontics may involve the use of a fixed brace or a removable aligner to alter the position of your teeth. We offer several of both types of appliance at our Weybridge dental centre, and an orthodontist will talk you through all of your treatment options following a detailed consultation.

It’s worth remembering the health benefits of orthodontics as well as the aesthetic ones: by making it easier to keep your teeth clean and free from dental plaque, you can reduce your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease. Correcting issues with the bite – that’s how your jaws meet each other – can make it easier to bite and chew food, can help in some cases of bruxism (night time tooth grinding) and can even help in some cases of migraines and persistent headaches.

Weybridge orthodontics: your treatment options

The best appliance to suit your needs will be discussed during your consultation with an orthodontist here at our Weybridge dental clinic. Among the options you may be offered are:

Incognito lingual braces

Braces remain synonymous with orthodontics for many people, but Incognito braces have some notable differences from standard fixed appliances.

First and foremost is how they are fitted. Your Weybridge orthodontist will fit them to the rear (lingual) surfaces of the teeth, making them invisible in daily life unless someone is staring directly down into your mouth. Furthermore, they are made from gold alloy, thus perfect for those with nickel allergies.

Invisalign

One of the most popular systems in the world of discreet orthodontics, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a better position.

The fact that they are clear makes them invisible to the untrained eye, whilst the fact that they are removable means they are excellent for dental hygiene.

Orthodontics needn’t be obvious: discreet solutions to tooth alignment problems

More people are turning to orthodontics in adulthood, and are looking for subtle ways to straighten their teeth. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of discreet orthodontic options, using either fixed braces or removable aligners.

tooth-alignmentWhether you missed out on orthodontics as a teenager or had treatment only to fail at the retention stage and suffer adult relapse, our Weybridge dental clinic can help. The first step is to join us for an orthodontic consultation.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will carry out a thorough clinical examination to determine the best course of treatment to suit your needs. Each system is best suited to different clinical situations, and your orthodontist will discuss the pros and cons of any relevant treatment options, so that you are able to make an informed choice.

Weybridge orthodontics

We offer several treatment options at our Weybridge dental centre. Whilst braces are the staple of orthodontics, giving maximum control over the movement of each tooth, modern aligners are also an effective option for many dental situations.

Treatment at our Weybridge dental clinic include:

Incognito lingual braces

Lingual braces are made from metal, but are attached to the rear (or lingual) sides of the teeth, meaning that nobody will see them as you go about your daily life. Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, lingual braces offer more advanced orthodontics, and are able to treat a wide range of clinical issues.

Clarity braces

Clarity braces are made from clear and tooth-coloured parts, and can be used for a number of orthodontic situations. The average treatment time is similar to standard orthodontics, between 18 and 24 months. However, treatment is barely noticeable. You will need to attend check-ups every eight to ten weeks at our Weybridge dental clinic.

Invisalign

One of the most popular options in modern orthodontics, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively move your teeth into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and the exact number of aligners required and length of your treatment will depend on the type and amount of correction required.

Discreet orthodontics: subtler routes to straighter teeth

An increasing number of adults are turning to orthodontics to straighten their teeth later in life. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we appreciate that the main barrier to treatment for adults interested in orthodontics is the thought of having to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. That’s why we are pleased to offer a number of more discreet alternatives.

orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern dentistry. As more adults are looking for subtle ways to straighten their teeth, so an increasing number of appliances are being developed to enable them to enjoy all the benefits of orthodontic treatment without the hassle or embarrassment of wearing fixed metal braces.

At our Weybridge dental centre we offer treatment with both discreet fixed appliances and clear, removable aligners. Each system has its benefits and is suited to different types of correction. When you come into our Weybridge clinic for a consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine the best course of treatment to meet your needs.

Benefits of orthodontics

The benefits of orthodontics are always more than just aesthetic, no matter which appliance you use. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, with fewer hard-to-reach areas where 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.

Weybridge orthodontics

Depending on your clinical need and any personal preference you may have for braces or aligners, your Weybridge orthodontist may recommend:

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.

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 and binding.

Adult orthodontics: advantages of subtle teeth straightening

If you think orthodontics means metal braces, it’s time to think again. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a number of discreet tooth straightening options. Depending on your clinical need and your preferences, treatment may not even involve wearing a fixed brace at all.

teeth straighteningOrthodontics can be advantageous to patients of all ages. Indeed, we are seeing an increasing number of adults at our Weybridge clinic who want to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth, whether they have had failed orthodontic treatment in the past or were passed over for treatment as a teenager.

You shouldn’t think that the benefits of orthodontics are purely aesthetic, either – although many of the adult brace systems are known as “cosmetic” braces, and despite the fact that many adults are initially driven to seek treatment because of concerns about the appearance of their teeth.

In fact, there are numerous dental health benefits to be gained from orthodontics at any age, which in turn have a positive knock-on effect for your general health and wellbeing. Simply put, straighter teeth are cleaner teeth, so long as you look after them and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly. With fewer awkward to clean areas where dental plaque can gather, you will reduce your risk of both gum disease and dental decay by straightening your teeth.

When there are issues affecting the bite, you may have some teeth that are put under excess wear and tear. Some cases of bruxism – night-time tooth grinding/clenching – can also be helped by orthodontics. Protruding front teeth are at a higher risk of accidental damage, so improving their position helps to protect them.

Weybridge orthodontics

We accept orthodontic referrals from dentists in Weybridge, across Surrey and beyond. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination before talking you through all appropriate treatments.

We use both fixed braces and removable aligners at our Weybridge practice, and each system comes with its own particular set of benefits.

Depending on your need, your Weybridge orthodontist may recommend:

Tooth-coloured braces – either cosmetic appliances or braces for more extensive correction

Lingual braces – attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth

Clear aligners – Removable, and very discreet.

Adult orthodontics explored: subtler routes to straighter teeth

The market for adult orthodontics is growing rapidly. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we believe that teeth straightening treatment is advantageous to patients of all ages – and not just for cosmetic reasons.

straighter-teethWhether you missed out on orthodontics as a child or teenager, or you had treatment only to be lax in the retention stage so that your teeth moved back to their original position, if you want to improve the alignment of your smile, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental clinic for an orthodontics consultation.

Weybridge orthodontics

When you come into Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, your orthodontist will conduct a complete clinical examination, looking at both the alignment of your teeth and your bite – the way your jaws meet each other.

Modern orthodontics may involve treatment with braces or aligners, and we offer a number of different teeth straightening systems at our Weybridge practice. Your orthodontist will talk through all of your relevant treatment options at the end of your consultation, and will help you to make an informed choice about the best system to suit your needs.

Among the popular treatments at our Weybridge dental clinic are:

Invisalign

This series of clear, removable aligners is orthodontics that fits around your lifestyle. They fit comfortably over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every two weeks, and won’t need to adopt any special dental hygiene techniques because you can take your aligners out to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear Braces are designed to be subtle by blending in with your tooth colour. Damon Clear uses a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling free movement and reducing both binding and friction for quicker, more comfortable treatment.

Incognito Lingual Braces

Although they are made from metal, few people will see you are wearing Incognito braces because they are attached to the rear or lingual surfaces of the teeth. They can correct a wider range of orthodontic issues than cosmetic appliances, and are designed to be comfortable as well as discreet.

Why modern orthodontics needn’t mean a mouth full of metal

Orthodontics is thought of as standard for children and teenagers in the UK, but an increasing number of adults are also realising the benefits of orthodontic treatment. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge we offer a range of treatments for patients of all ages, using either fixed appliances – braces – or removable appliances – aligners.

weybridge-orthodonticsThe rise of discreet orthodontics

Our Weybridge dental clinic specialises in orthodontics, and offers a number of subtle ways to straighten your teeth. As more adults have sought help with straightening their teeth, so there has been a commensurate rise in discreet teeth straightening options.

This means that you no longer need to fear having a mouth full of metal for months on end whilst undergoing treatment. When you come to our Weybridge dental clinic for a consultation, your orthodontist will examine you, then will talk through the pros and cons of all relevant treatment options, enabling you to make an educated choice of treatment.

Some people may still be put off because they think orthodontics involves lengthy treatment and discomfort. However, as well as being subtler than tradition braces, many of these systems are also faster-acting, and considerable more comfortable.

Weybridge orthodontics: your options

Damon clear braces

Damon Clear braces have tieless brackets and high technology archwires, and have been clinically proven to move teeth quickly and comfortably. They produce predicable results, and work on average six months faster than traditional metal braces. Unlike some discreet orthodontics, they can correct a full spectrum of issues.

Invisalign clear aligners

This popular clear aligner system can be used to correct a number of orthodontic issues. They have the added benefit of being removable, making it easy to maintain good dental hygiene during treatment, with no specific additional techniques needed. You change your aligner fortnightly, and the number of aligners required will be discussed by your orthodontist when you come into our Weybridge clinic for your consultation.

Incognito lingual braces

A popular option at our Weybridge dental clinic, these braces are attached to the lingual (rear) surfaces of your teeth, meaning nobody will notice them in daily life.

Modern orthodontics: so much more than just metal braces

In 2016, orthodontics does not need to equate to metal braces. At Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces, we are proud to offer a number of more discreet treatment options, designed to fit around your lifestyle.

orthodontics weybridgeSadly, all too many adults still picture metal train track braces when they hear the word “orthodontics”. Whilst it’s true that these appliances are still popular with teenagers, with a number of customisation options available to create a truly individual style, and are a highly effective method by which a dentist or orthodontist can move your teeth, it’s not hard to understand why a lot of adults are put off at the thought of wearing obvious metal devices that are traditionally associated with lengthy treatment times.

At our Weybridge dental practice we are keen to point out that this is not the only option. Depending on your needs, we can use either discreet braces or clear aligners to move your teeth into an improved position – often more quickly than you thought.

Your first step should be to come into our Weybridge clinic for an orthodontics consultation. You will be seen by an experienced orthodontist, who will undertake a complete clinical examination as well as taking lifestyle factors into account, before talking you through the most appropriate treatments.

Among the options available from our Weybridgedental practice are:

Incognito lingual braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, because they offer your dentist or orthodontist maximum control over each tooth’s movement. Lingual braces such as Incognito can treat a full spectrum of orthodontic issues, but have one massive difference from traditional appliances: they are attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of the teeth, which renders them invisible in daily life.

Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth to gently guide them into a new position. You change your aligner fortnightly, as your teeth move. Because they are removable, they make maintaining dental hygiene easy during treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Thoroughly modern orthodontics, these tooth-coloured cosmetic braces work rapidly by focussing on those teeth that show when you smile.

Weybridge Orthodontics: From humble beginnings to one of the best practices in Surrey

Weybridge Orthodontics is the largest Orthodontic practice in South East England. The practice was established 12 years ago by Dr James Stubbs when he started by renting space in a dental surgery one day a week with a nurse. We now have large purpose built premises with 6 dedicated surgeries and state of the art equipment.

We have come from humble beginnings to become the largest practice in the South East England region and this has all been achieved through the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Weybridge Orthodontics who have joined the growing practice over the course of these years. Dr James Stubbs, together with his team of Orthodontists and Orthodontic Therapists, has provided treatment to over 22,000 patients during this time.

The team at Weybridge Orthodontics has a positive attitude which drives the practice and results in a caring and personal approach to patient care. This is evident throughout the practice as soon as you walk through the doors. We have earned the trust of our patients and as a result have become one of the most sought after practices within the Surrey area. This means that we have patients coming to us from far and wide. We offer the best quality of care for our patients and frequently treat various members of the same family. We have also provided treatment to the children of our various reffering dentists. We feel this sets us apart from our competitors.

As a practice we work together to support and promote local businesses and charities. We have worked closely with hospice shops to help raise funds for them to help patients who benefit from their services. We frequently hold cupcake sales onsite to raise funds for this purpose and find that all our patients, members of staff and general public have supported us enormously with this.

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Orthodontics in later life: why you’re never too old for treatment

Orthodontics might be traditionally associated with children and teenagers, but at Surrey Braces in Weybridge we believe you are never too old to enjoy the benefits of teeth straightening treatment. Whether you require quick cosmetic correction or have more extensive alignment issues, we are convinced that we can help you – in a more discreet way than you might think.

orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics in Weybridge

Another common mistake that people make is to think that orthodontics has to mean obvious metal braces. At our Weybridgedental centre we offer a number of more discreet alternatives – orthodontic treatment designed for the modern age, designed to adjust the position of your teeth without everybody knowing that you are having treatment.

If you are interested in discreet orthodontics, call into our Weybridgedental clinic for a consultation. Your orthodontist will perform an in-depth clinical examination in order to diagnose your condition, then will talk you through the pros and cons of all relevant treatments.

At Surrey Braces we believe your dental treatment should fit around your lifestyle as much as possible. We offer treatment with both fixed appliances – braces – and removable ones – aligners – and whilst the primary concern will be to find the best option to suit your clinical needs, lifestyle factors will also be taken into consideration.

Among the options for patients interested in orthodontics at our Weybridgedental centre are:

Tooth-coloured braces

Tooth-coloured braces may be primarily cosmetic, or may be used for more extensive correction. They comprise tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.

Clear aligners

Aligners such as Invisalign aren’t just next-to invisible, they are also removable, which means you can take them out to eat, drink, and clean – making maintaining dental hygiene during treatment easy, with no special cleaning techniques required.

Lingual braces

Fitted to the rear surfaces of your teeth, nobody will notice these braces in daily life.