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.
In 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.
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.