Orthodontics

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.

Orthodontics: not just for teenagers

Orthodontics isn’t just for teenagers. At Surrey Braces dental practice, Weybridge, our skilled orthodontic team offer a number of treatments designed to help adult patients straighten their smile – and the good news is, many of these treatments are practically invisible. That means you can get the straighter teeth you’ve always dreamt of, without the mouth full of metal you’ve always feared.

orthodonticsWhat is discreet orthodontics?

Discreet orthodontics uses either clear or tooth-coloured appliance to guide your teeth into a new position. These may be fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners. When you come to our Weybridgedental practice for a consultation your orthodontist will discuss the pros and cons of all relevant treatments with you, so that you can make an educated choice about your treatment.

We also offer treatment with Incognito lingual braces at our Weybridgedental clinic. These are traditional metal braces with one big difference – they are attached to the rear or lingual surfaces of the teeth, making them unnoticeable in daily life. Lingual braces can correct a huge number of orthodontic problems.

Clear aligners

One of the most popular discreet orthodontics treatments at our Weybridge clinic is the Invisalign system of clear aligners. These clear plastic appliances are practically invisible, and most people won’t even know that you are having treatment.

You will be provided with a series of aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. They guide them into a new position, and you change your aligner fortnightly as your teeth move.

Tooth-coloured braces

We offer a number of tooth-coloured braces at our Weybridgedental practice, including Damon and Clarity. These braces have been designed to blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, using clear and tooth-coloured components for a high degree of discretion.

Many of these braces also have considerably shortened treatment times when compared with traditional orthodontics.

Orthodontics: Not just for kids

A lot of people mistakenly believe orthodontics is just for children and teenagers. At our Weybridgedental practice, we are keen to stress the benefits of orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages – as well as to point out that orthodontics no longer has to equal obvious metal braces.

orthodonticsIncreasing numbers of adults are turning to discreet orthodontics to straighten their teeth. Straightening your teeth has numerous health benefits, not least the boost improving your smile can have on your self-esteem and your interactions with others.

Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to keep clean. There is less chance of food particles getting trapped in gaps between the teeth, reducing the chances of plaque build-up, gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. You will still need to brush and floss regularly and effectively, of course, and visit your dentist and hygienist every six months, but straightening your teeth can have a hugely positive impact on your dental health.

Ensuring that your bite is properly aligned also reduces strain on your teeth by ensuring the forces generated when you bite and chew your food are more evenly distributed.

At our Weybridgedental practice we understand that most adults will not want to wear obvious metal braces for long periods of time. These remain effective, and popular with teenagers who enjoy the ability to customise their braces, for example with the colours of their favourite football team, but they can be incompatible with a busy adult lifestyle.

Discreet orthodontics involves the use of tooth-coloured and clear devices to straighten your teeth in a subtler way. These may be fixed appliances (braces) or removable appliances (aligners). Each have their benefits, and the most suitable option will be discussed during your initial consultation at our Weybridge clinic. We also offer treatment with lingual braces, which are fitted to the back sides of the teeth.

Orthodontics for adults: your options

Orthodontics is now seen as standard for children and teenagers, but many adults would also like to have straighter teeth. At Surrey Braces in Weybridge, we understand the desire for teeth straightening sometimes conflicts with no desire to wear obvious metal braces. That’s why we are pleased to offer a number of subtler ways to improve the alignment of your teeth.

orthodonticsWhether you missed out on treatment as a child, or have experience of orthodontics only to find your teeth have moved back to their original position, the skilled team at our Weybridge dental clinic can help.

Discreet orthodontics uses either braces or clear aligners to gently move your teeth into a better position. The best option for your treatment will depend on the amount and type of correction that is required, as well as on your lifestyle and personal preferences. This will all be discussed at your initial consultation, so you can make an educated choice about treatment.

You may be referred to our Weybridge orthodontics clinic by your dentist, or may refer yourself. However you come to us, your first step will be to have a detailed consultation with an orthodontist, who will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures before talking you through all appropriate treatment options.

What’s on offer?

Treatment options at our Weybridge clinic include:

Tooth-coloured braces

These braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires for a high degree of discretion. Depending on your needs, you may be prescribed cosmetic braces that focus on your front teeth, or standard braces that work on all your teeth.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners fit over your teeth and have the added benefit of being removable, which means they help you maintain good dental hygiene during treatment.

Lingual braces

Attached to the rear of your teeth, these braces can treat even complex cases.

Discreet orthodontics: subtle ways to straighten your teeth

Discreet orthodontics involves the use of clear or tooth-coloured appliances to move your teeth into a better position without treatment being immediately obvious. At Surrey Braces in Weybridge our skilled orthodontists offer both fixed and removable discreet appliances designed to move improve the position of your teeth subtly and with minimal impact on your lifestyle.

Who is orthodontics for?

discreet orthodonticsOrthodontics is now seen as standard for children and teenagers, but at our Weybridge dental practice we have seen an increasing number of adult patients who would like to straighten their teeth, without wearing traditional braces.

At Surrey Braces in Weybridge, we believe that orthodontic treatment is for anyone who wants it. Whether you are referred to us by your dentist or come to us on your own volition, if you would like to straighten your teeth or improve your bite (the way that your jaws meet together) we invite you to join us for a consultation.

What happens at my orthodontics consultation?

Your orthodontist will take a detailed medical and dental history, and will listen to your concerns before undertaking a thorough clinical examination of your teeth, gums, and bite. They will then discuss the pros and cons of all appropriate treatment options, so that you can make an educated choice about the best way forward.

What are my options?

Modern orthodontics means more than just metal braces. Depending on your clinical need and your personal preference, your orthodontist may recommend a fixed appliance (braces) or a removable one (aligners). Both options have many advantages and we are confident that we can find the best treatment for you, no matter what your needs.

Braces

We offer a number of fixed appliances at our Weybridge dental centre. These may be tooth-coloured or lingual – attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth.

Aligners

Clear aligners that fit over your teeth have the additional advantage of being removable, for minimal impact on your lifestyle.

Orthodontics: so much more than just metal braces

Orthodontics doesn’t just mean metal braces. At Surrey Braces in Weybridge, our highly-qualified team of specialist orthodontists have numerous options for patients who want to straighten their teeth in a more discreet manner, regardless of how much orthodontic correction is required. We welcome patients of all ages and have, to date, treated more than 21,000 happy customers. Read on to discover what we could do for you. . .

Discreet treatment

orthodonticsThese days, orthodontic treatment is considered routine for children and teenagers. However, an increasing number of adult patients are also starting to recognise the benefits orthodontics can have on their smile, as well as on their dental and general health.

There is just one stumbling block for adults seeking orthodontic treatment, and that is that many people still believe orthodontics is synonymous with metal “train-track” style braces. Whilst these remain a popular treatment option for children and teenagers, adults often worry that metal braces will be incompatible with their lifestyle.

At our specialist orthodontic practice in Weybridge, we understand this – which is why we offer a number of more discreet options. Discreet orthodontics may involve the use of braces or aligners, with the best option depending on a number of factors including the amount and type of correction required, your personal preferences and lifestyle.

What are my options?

We offer both direct access treatment and referrals from other dentists at our Weybridge practice. When you come for your initial orthodontics consultation, you will be examined carefully by one of our skilled team members, who will then discuss all relevant treatment options.

These include:

Clear aligners

These removable devices fit over your teeth and help you maintain good dental hygiene because you can take them out to brush your teeth.

Tooth-coloured braces

These blend into your mouth and are almost invisible.

Lingual braces

These are attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth.

Discreet orthodontics: Incognito braces explored

Orthodontics, to many people, conjures up images of metal wire and bracket braces, sometimes called “train-track style” braces. However, at Surrey Braces in Weybridge, there are several more discreet options available for those requiring orthodontic treatment – including the popular Incognito brace system.

weybridge-orthodonticsIncognito braces are designed to provide all the benefits of traditional orthodontics, without being obvious in your mouth. They are just one of the discreet orthodontic options available at our Weybridge dental practice, all of which have been created with a busy adult lifestyle in mind.

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics and give your orthodontist maximum control over the movement of your teeth. The one big difference between Incognito and standard braces is that they are attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth – meaning that they will be invisible in everyday life.

Incognito feature a unique, customised bracket design that makes them very comfortable to wear. These braces are custom-made to fit your teeth and, because they are worn on the back of your teeth, they are one of the most discreet options available in modern orthodontics.

If you are interested in treatment with Incognito lingual braces, you should book an orthodontics consultation at our Weybridge dental practice. Your orthodontist will use the latest 3D imaging technology to custom-design your braces, and will be able to show you what results you can expect before you begin treatment.

Our Weybridge orthodontists pay great attention to detail in order to ensure that your braces will fit you perfectly, so you will need a thorough orthodontic examination to take accurate measurements before your braces are designed and fitted.

Incognito lingual braces are just one of the discreet orthodontic treatments available from Surrey Braces in Weybridge. Your orthodontist will be able to advise you which is the best treatment option to meet your clinical needs and fit in with your lifestyle requirements at your initial consultation.

Common myths about orthodontics dispelled

At our Weybridge practice, we have many patients who have come to orthodontics later in life. Our skilled team of orthodontic specialists are able to offer a variety of treatment options for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile by straightening their teeth, in the form of braces or aligners.

There are some common myths about orthodontics that we would like to dispel.

Myth 1: Orthodontics is for children

weybridgeorthodonticsWhilst orthodontic treatment on the NHS is available only to children with a proven clinical need – as judged by the Department of Health’s Index of Orthodontic Treatment Needs – more adults than ever before are turning to orthodontics later in life to improve the aesthetic appearance of their smile, and with it boost their self-confidence.

Myth 2: Orthodontics means metal braces

Metal braces are just one of the options on offer at our Weybridge practice. We use Gemini braces with customisable coloured elastic bands, so if you do opt for metal braces you will be able to personalise them. Other treatment options include Invisalign and RXalign clear aligners, Incognito lingual braces (which are fitted to the back of your teeth), and clear or tooth-coloured braces. All of these are very discreet.

Myth 3: Treatment takes ages – and hurts

Everyone’s treatment times will be different, because it will depend on such factors as the type and amount of orthodontic correction needed, and on which device we use. However, in many cases treatment is now much quicker than it was in the past – Damon clear braces are specially designed to move your teeth quickly, for example.

Orthodontics used to be associated with discomfort, but many patients at our Weybridge practice are happy to testify how comfortable treatment was, thanks to advances in techniques and materials.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, why not book a consultation at our Weybridge practice today?