No braces, no worries

One of the things that puts a lot of adults off getting their teeth straightened is the thought of having to spend months and months with metal ‘train track’ bracket and wire braces on the fronts of their teeth, making them look like a gangly teenager, when they are in fact a highly responsible breadwinner. If this is what stops you getting the lovely, straight smile of your dreams, then we’ve got great news for you. In Weybridge, Invisalign is a wonderful way of straightening your teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign in WeybridgeHere at Weybridge Orthodontics, we love being able to help people achieve a smile to be proud of because we know just how much it can boost their confidence. This can have hugely positive consequences throughout their lives. So it is sad that many adults forego the results because they cannot face the few months of treatment required to get them.

Invisalign in Weybridge makes the whole process so much easier. Instead of metal brackets and wires cemented onto the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners that look like very thin mouth guards.

The Invisalign treatment journey

Invisalign aligners are manufactured to fit pinpoint accurate measurements taken from your mouth with a scanner. These are fed into a computer programme to create a virtual 3D treatment plan showing how your teeth will need to be moved and how they will look on alignment. This goes to the Invisalign factory in the USA, where your aligners are 3D printed out of smooth plastic. Each aligner has carefully placed pressure points on the inside. You snap it on over your teeth and the points put pressure on your teeth to nudge them one tiny step towards alignment. This takes one to two weeks, and then you move onto the next aligner.

Not only are the aligners almost undetectable on your teeth, but they are also removable. You can continue to eat whatever you like and keeping your teeth clean remains as easy as ever. You just need to wear them for 20–22 hours a day.

To find out more about Invisalign in Weybridge, why not come in for a consultation?

Are your wonky teeth a pain in the neck?

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we believe that optimum oral wellbeing depends on two things. The fundamental platform for oral wellbeing is having a mouth and teeth that are free from infection and cavities. Equally vital, however, is having a smile that is a pleasure to look at. The basis of both good health and a lovely smile is having straight teeth that bite together correctly. This aspect of dentistry is known in the profession as orthodontics. In Weybridge, this is an area of dentistry we make it our business to excel at.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIn Weybridge, orthodontics treatments can boost your health and your self-confidence. When treatments with us have straightened out your misaligned teeth, you will find them much easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing. There will be far fewer crevices for plaque and tartar to build up in and for food to hide in. Less plaque means a lower risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

When your teeth have been aligned, and your bite corrected, it will eradicate a great deal of unnecessary pain. Pain comes from teeth that do not bite together properly. The uneven distribution of chewing pressure creates pain in the teeth that bear the brunt of the work, and this can, in turn, create pain in the jaw muscle and joint, and even headaches and neck ache.

What are your options?

When you choose orthodontics in Weybridge, we have several systems for realigning teeth and balancing out the bite, each with its own benefits.

If you want to make sure no one knows about your treatment, you might go for braces fitted to the inside of your teeth. These lingual braces use wires and brackets to gently move teeth into a new position, but they are hidden behind your teeth, not in front.

If you are happy with discreet braces on your front teeth, in Weybridge, orthodontics has treatments with transparent ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that blend in with your teeth rather than dominating them.

We also offer clear aligners. These plastic trays fit it snugly over the teeth and are removable for eating, drinking and cleaning.

Orthodontics in Weybridge is available for both children and adults.

Why people love Invisalign in Weybridge

Did you know that over 4 million people worldwide have now had their teeth straightened using Invisalign? That’s a lot of people in just 20 years. This system of teeth straightening is a firm favourite with people who come to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics, and there are several reasons why.

The perks of Invisalign

Invisalign in WeybridgeFirst of all, Invisalign in Weybridge is a removable device. It snaps on over your teeth like a mouth guard and is usually kept in place by two discreet metal clips on your back teeth. Anyone who has ever had a fixed bracket and wire brace will testify to their longing to be able to just take it off and clean it rather than having to poke about with interdental brushes and get dental floss in behind the wires. It can seem to take forever. Not so with Invisalign. You just snap it off your teeth, eat your food, give your aligner a clean and also your teeth, and then snap it back on again. That said, you must not drink anything but plain water when you have your aligner in. And that can be a plus. Patients report losing weight when they are no longer having mindless snacks and cups of coffee at their desks during the day.

Secondly, Invisalign is invisible. This is the aligners’ best selling point. They are incredibly thin. Only 0.3 millimetres of transparent, rigid plastic hugging your teeth, getting between them and the world. Your colleagues will have to get up Every close and peer at your teeth to spot them, and that kind of behaviour doesn’t go down too well at work. So, you can now have your teeth straightened as an adult and not have everyone know what you are up to. You can tell people if you like, but it might be more fun to keep quiet and see if anyone actually notices the gradual straightening of your teeth.

In Weybridge, Invisalign works best on mild to moderate misalignments, so we can’t use it on all of our patients. If you would like to find out if it can work for you, why not come in for a consultation?

Privacy for your straightening

If you are in a managerial position at work, or perhaps have a job dealing with the public, or work in the beauty industry, then you need to present a well-groomed appearance. Nowadays, well-groomed includes having good, straight teeth, but doesn’t include braces. It’s a bit of a Catch 22 situation: you want to straighten your wonky teeth so you look better, but, in order to get those straight teeth, you’re going to have to look worse, possibly for a long time.

Incognito in WeybridgeYes, there are braces that are as good as invisible, or at least very discreet, but they often have been designed to fix mild to moderate misalignments, and, some people’s teeth are a bit more of a mess. Maybe yours are and you’ve already been told you can’t have the invisible aligners. Well, don’t worry. Help is at hand with a little piece of braces genius called Incognito. In Weybridge, you can get Incognito from us at us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito is a fixed braces system with a twist. The brackets and wire go on the inside surfaces of your teeth, next to the tongue, rather than on the outside surfaces next to the cheeks and lips.

The brackets are made of gold alloy and each one is custom-made from detailed measurements to exactly fit the inside surface of each tooth. Due to the way that Incognito is made, it can take several weeks to manufacture the braces for you.

There is a bracket for each tooth, which means that Incognito in Weybridge can be used to solve even complex alignment issues. Teeth can only move so fast, and such issues take longer, so you might expect to be wearing these braces for a couple of years.

However, these braces, once they are in place, are completely hidden from view. Only you will know they are there, and you can finally resolve that terrible Catch 22 situation.

If you would like to find out if Incognito can help you get straighter teeth, why not come in for a consultation? We’d love to help you get that lovely smile you deserve.

We are by your side for your orthodontics in Weybridge

Having orthodontics in Weybridge is no small decision. Treatment can last for up to two years, plus another year of wearing a retainer to hold the work in place. At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, we recognise the journey you take when you decide to straighten your teeth. Which is why we want you to know that we are on hand to resolve any difficulties that come up with your braces as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeBreakages

There are a number of issues that may come up with whatever orthodontic appliance you are wearing:

  • Ligatures or elastic bands coming loose. If a rubber ligature (elastic band) comes off your brace, not to worry. This isn’t urgent and can be resolved at your next routine appointment.
  • Protruding wire. If one of the wires in your braces is sticking out, cover it with brace wax (which we can supply). If this doesn’t resolve it, make an appointment to have the wire trimmed.
  • Loose brackets, wires or bands. Contact us immediately and have a chat with our reception staff. They will let you know whether you need to come in to have your braces adjusted or whether it is possible for you to wait until your next routine appointment.

Health issues

Orthodontics in Weybridge may also cause your mouth to become sore. Issues include:

  • Feelings of discomfort. This is quite normal after braces are fitted or adjusted. Wait for a few days to see if it settles down and call the surgery if you have any concerns.
  • Mouth ulcers. Not an emergency but can be very painful! Apply some soothing gel, which you can buy over the counter.
  • Lips and cheeks. If you find that your new braces are irritating you, perhaps especially when you eat, you can use relief wax to ease the pain. Break off a small amount, roll it up into a ball then flatten it to cover the uncomfortable area.

Find out more

Whatever your questions or concerns are, we can answer them. Our team has treated more than 21,000 patients and has a proven track record in all different kinds of orthodontics in Weybridge. Call in today to talk to our welcoming and friendly staff.

Braces in Weybridge: Invisalign

If you play a contact sport you’ll be familiar with mouth guards. Worn over the teeth and gums, the guards shield the mouth from damage and prevent teeth from getting chipped, cracked and broken, if you take a ball, stick or elbow to the face.

You may have bought your gum shield off the shelf, or have got a custom-made one from your dentist, to fit your own teeth and gums. If so, you’ll know the benefit of having one that’s been created just for your mouth.

Invisalign in WeybridgeIf you grind your teeth at night, you may also have been prescribed a custom-made mouth guard to stop you unwittingly disintegrating your teeth as you sleep. You’ll know that they are so comfortable after a while you forget you are wearing one.

What does this have to do with braces in Weybridge? Invisalign is a different kind of brace. It is made up of a series of custom-made aligners – which are like thin, plastic mouth guards that fit snugly over the teeth and gums. So, if you already know what it’s like to wear a mouth guard, then you’ll know exactly what to expect with Invisalign in Weybridge.

How does it work?

Your dentist takes a scan of your teeth and uses it to create a 3D treatment plan – this is a series of digital images that show how the teeth will move in increments over time, until they reached the desired end point.

This information is sent to the Invisalign technicians in the US, who use it to create aligners that are uniquely made to fit your mouth.

How long does it take?

Each pair of aligners is worn for two weeks, then changed for the next set in the series. Treatment takes 9-18 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment.

Is it for me?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with discreet, clear, removable braces that won’t interfere with your lifestyle, get in touch with us at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge. Talk to our Invisalign dentist to find out if the treatment can help you to get the smile you want.

What would improve your appearance?

We all want to feel confident about how we look, and one of the most common things that people would like to correct is their teeth. A beautiful smile is something to be proud of but sometimes we need a bit of assistance to make it a reality. Crooked, unevenly spaced or crowded teeth can be unsightly and undermine your self-esteem. If you would love straighter teeth, but are worried about having braces, then it may be time to reconsider. For many people in Weybridge, Incognito has been a great solution. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we know that you need an effective, discreet method of realigning your teeth so that you can enjoy your social interactions again and smile with pride.

Incognito in WeybridgeWhat should I expect from having Incognito in Weybridge?

For our patients in Weybridge, Incognito has been very popular as it offers the opportunity to have more attractive teeth without having to go through months of wearing a brace that everyone can see. This system uses fixed braces that fit behind the teeth and are very hard to see unless you actually encourage anyone to look. They are carefully made to fit your mouth, and advanced 3D imaging allows us to predict the end results in advance so you know what to expect. Custom-made wires, brackets and bonding trays ensure an accurate process and we take care to carry out a comprehensive examination of your mouth to ensure that your braces suit you.

What are the advantages?

Straighter teeth look better, but are also healthier as they are easier to clean and more stable. So, apart from having a more attractive smile that improves how you feel about yourself, you also benefit from an investment in your oral health. The brackets are fitted to the back of your teeth so there is no risk of damaging the enamel on the front or leaving marks. If you would like to enhance your appearance and take care of your teeth without the world knowing about it, Incognito in Weybridge could be the option for you.

Take the first step towards having a bright new smile today and contact us to see how we can help you with Incognito in Weybridge.

Getting help to straighten your teeth

Are crooked teeth making your life difficult? You may worry about your smile, experience pain or have difficulties with eating or speaking. If this sounds familiar then you may like to speak to our experienced team at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge. Orthodontics is a specific branch of dental work that focuses on how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Excessive gaps between your teeth are unsightly, but you may also find that they allow your other teeth to drift out of place, compounding the problem. They are also harder to clean. The good news is that treatment is so effective that there is no need to suffer. Using orthodontics in Weybridge ensures that your teeth work together properly, are stable and look good.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeContemporary techniques for modern lifestyles

For our patients in Weybridge, orthodontics needs to offer a service that fits in with their way of life. People nowadays are conscious of their image so we offer options such as Invisalign, which makes use of clear aligners. The Essix retainer also makes use of clear materials, so is very discreet. If you prefer a fixed brace option, the Incognito system is fitted behind the teeth for the ultimate in invisibility. We can also offer clear brackets that are very unobtrusive. Having work by our dentists who carry out orthodontics in Weybridge provides a solution to a range of dental problems including misaligned bites, crooked and poorly spaced teeth. You can also rest assured that we will work with you to provide the treatment that best suits your needs.

A new smile in six months?

It sounds too good to be true but your new smile can be a reality in as little as half a year. In some cases, treatment time will be longer, but we can usually give you a good indication of timescale when we discuss the procedure with you. Many people find that it is a cost-effective way of benefitting from Weybridge orthodontics, as the length of time involved is reduced. This means that your new smile could be an affordable, speedy reality.

Hundreds of patients have benefitted from orthodontics in Weybridge. Our experienced team looks forward to discussing how we can help you.

Smiling your full smile

Hiding your smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth may not seem like a big deal. You may not laugh so loudly at that joke you heard at work, or flash your pearly whites while having a coffee with your friend, but so what?

Incognito in WeybridgeSmiling and laughing are very important for humans, biologically and psychologically. They release happy hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, creating a feeling of wellbeing. As social animals, we are also programmed to respond to, and bond with each other. Smiling and laughing is one key way we do this. If you are dampening down your laughter because of poor teeth, you may be doing yourself more of a disservice that you realise. Your co-workers and friends may subconsciously be registering that you are unfriendly or withdrawn and be less likely to feel connected to you.

And even if that isn’t happening, it may be affecting you and the way you feel about yourself. Self-esteem is boosted by smiling, connecting with others and fully expressing how you feel. If you feel self-conscious about an aspect of your appearance, your confidence will take a dip and you will be holding some part of yourself back.

Going Incognito in Weybridge

At Weybridge Orthodontics, this is why we do what we do. We aim to help you find the treatment that will work for you and help you to feel proud of your smile.

One system we use is Incognito. These are known as lingual braces because they fit to the underside of the teeth, and can’t be seen. If you are feeling at all self-conscious about your mouth and worry that wearing braces may make that worse, Incognito in Weybridge is a great option because unless you tell someone they are there, no one will know!

Our dentists use 3D imaging technology to design custom-made braces that fit snugly to your teeth, reducing the risk of discomfort and irritation.

Call in today

Come in for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to find out if Incognito in Weybridge is right for you. We always put our patients first and will do everything we can to help you feel happy to smile widely again.

Giving you back your smile

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we do one thing: orthodontics in Weybridge! We are dedicated to teeth straightening. Braces may not be top of your list when thinking about boosting your self-esteem, but if you find yourself hiding your mouth because of crooked teeth, orthodontics in Weybridge could give you back the confidence to fully smile again.

We use a raft of different aligners, braces and appliances to make sure we can offer you the most appropriate treatment.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeClarity Ceramic Brackets

These are clear brackets that blend into the teeth – ideal if you want your treatment to be discreet. They are smaller than traditional braces and their dome-shaped design means they are more comfortable too.

Damon Clear

The Damon System uses tieless brackets and arch wires to move the teeth. This means that the braces move more freely than the wire and bracket design, so treatment times are shorter.

Twin Block

This is a removable appliance that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time. It can help to grow an underdeveloped jaw in teenagers and may be followed up with a fixed brace. It can be removed for cleaning.

Gemini

Brightens up traditional braces with coloured elastic bands. Great if you want your braces to stand out!

Incognito

Lingual braces, such as Incognito, are fixed to the back of the teeth, and so can’t be seen. A truly invisible option, these custom-made braces are popular with our adult patients. Incognito uses fixed brackets and wires to gently move the teeth.

Invisalign

Another invisible option, Invisalign are a set of clear, plastic aligners that you change every two weeks until the teeth are at their end position. You can take them out to eat and clean and as they are made to measure, are also comfortable and don’t irritate the gums.

Six Month Smiles

We use different methods to offer a short course of treatment: six months to correct the front teeth only. A quick and easy way to straighter teeth. Discreet and invisible options available.

Visit us today

Come in for an initial consultation at our surgery in Weybridge. Orthodontics straighten the teeth and broaden the smile.