At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are committed to the care and dental health of our patients. In order to ensure that you receive the service you want, we listen to your needs and ask you about your priorities when it comes to realigning your teeth or your bite. For some people, it may be essential that they have a budget option, for others aesthetics might be a bigger concern. As everyone is different, we make sure that we take note of what is important to you and suggest options accordingly.
You will normally be referred to the orthodontist at Weybridge Orthodontics by your dentist if you need and/or want to have your teeth straightened or something about your bite corrected. They will take a look at your mouth and make a plan with you for moving forward and having treatment.
All orthodontic treatments have the movement of teeth in common and they all do it in more or less the same way, which is by exerting consistent pressure on the teeth until they start to move in the desired direction. This happens because the pressure sends a message to a nerve attached to your teeth, which then tells the bone on one side of the root area to start breaking down and allowing the tooth to move. At the same time, the bone begins to build up in the space left behind – it’s a miraculous process.
The differences between the treatments on offer at Weybridge Orthodontics tend to be the amount of force exerted and how it is achieved by different types of braces and the focus of the treatment i.e. which teeth and in which direction and length of time that it takes. Movement of the teeth takes the same amount of time, but it can take a shorter or longer time to get the result you want, depending on how extensive the issue is. Braces can also be fixed or removable, although even removable braces need to be worn for a set amount of time per day to ensure they are effective and are sending a steady message to the teeth.