Discreet dental realignment

Contemporary dentists can ensure your braces stay discreet. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we use innovative dental appliances that remain hidden in your mouth while they improve your dental positioning. If you’re hoping to quietly improve the position of your teeth in Weybridge, Incognito might be the ideal treatment.

Incognito-in-WeybridgeIncognito in Weybridge

This modern set of wire-and-bracket braces has a user-friendly feature: we attach it to the backs of your teeth. This minimises the potential embarrassment caused by traditional, highly visible braces affixed to the front of your teeth. We can use Incognito in Weybridge to improve a wide variety of conditions, including crowded smiles, crooked teeth, and misaligned bites.

After treatment, you’ll notice an obvious cosmetic enhancement. This can lead to increased social confidence. Plus, with straighter teeth your mouth will be easier to keep clean. This is because there’ll be fewer awkward spaces in your mouth where bacteria can hide from your toothbrush. Your teeth will all be working together more effectively.

A process in several stages

To assess whether Incognito in Weybridge is the right way forward for you, we’ll invite you into our dental practice for an in-depth consultation. We’ll take some detailed pictures of your teeth and produce a finely-honed treatment plan.

Once we’ve attached your braces to the backs of your teeth, you might need 12 months or longer for the treatment to achieve its target. Complex cases tend to need longer. We’ll always let you know how long your treatment will take before it begins.

Discreet experience

Your braces will remain inconspicuous as they gently pressure your teeth into better, straighter positions. This helps you to avoid awkward questions and double-takes from strangers and acquaintances at social occasions. The reduced visibility of Incognito in Weybridge is one reason why it’s popular with adults who have customer-facing work roles.

You’ll need a bit of patience to complete this contemporary realignment treatment. Once the braces come off, you might need to wear a retainer at night, so the teeth become secure in their new positions. After it’s all over, you’ll be able to enjoy your newly-repositioned teeth for many years.

Searching for invisible braces? Look no further

Are your teeth so crowded you can’t brush them thoroughly? Are you dealing with cavity after cavity, bad breath, feeling self-conscious about your teeth? Perhaps your teeth are causing a speech impediment? If so, it’s time to take action with braces.

Let us here at Weybridge Orthodontics introduce you to Incognito in Weybridge. Incognito is a modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces. If you have been longing to transform your smile but have held back for fear of wearing unsightly metal braces, Incognito in Weybridge could be the way forward for you.

Incognito in WeybridgeThe lowdown on Incognito

The Incognito system is a new generation of braces. It’s a lingual bracket system fastened to the inside of teeth is great for people of all ages. This is a fixed brace with custom-made brackets and arch wires manufactured for each patient individually.

What are the pros?

  • Incognito works 24 hours a day. There’s no option to take your braces out. You won’t need to as they are invisible;
  • Yes, Incognito braces are completely invisible from the outside;
  • You will find that Incognito braces bring no major restrictions in your everyday life;
  • The Incognito system works for all alignment issues;
  • As brackets are fitted inside the teeth, you will have no visible tooth damage after your treatment with Incognito;
  • This treatment option is particularly good for long treatment programmes as there are next to no impairment issues with Incognito braces;
  • Visible results can be achieved in a short time;
  • A relatively short adjustment period means that most patients experience minimal discomfort and are able to eat and speak normally;
  • Incognito is suitable for all age groups;
  • Incognito brackets are made from gold alloy, meaning that nickel allergies are not a problem.

What are the cons?

  • The fact is, you have a foreign object in your mouth so you are likely to experience some speech impediment;
  • As with every type of brace, you will feel some pressure pain at the beginning of your treatment.

If you are considering Incognito in Weybridge, we can help you make important decisions and take the first steps towards improving your teeth.

I need braces. Can you help me?

Without a doubt we can. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge we are dedicated to helping you achieve a smile that is healthy and attractive. We’ve had countless success stories over the years and you can be one of them.

What are my options?

There are many treatments available with our orthodontics in Weybridge. It could take a combination of treatments to get you to the smile you are after. Here’s a list of the kind of treatments you can expect, depending on your needs.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeIncognito

Incognito is the modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces. This lingual bracket system is placed behind the teeth with arch wires, brackets and bonding trays to deliver targeted results.

Invisalign

A series of clear, removable aligners changed every two weeks. With each aligner in the series, your teeth move, little by little, to their final prescribed position.

Functional appliances

A removable brace such as the ‘twin block’ used in the growth phase to treat an underdeveloped lower jaw. This will usually be followed by fixed braces or a retainer.

Gemini

Good old conventional metal braces with coloured elastic bands. The average treatment time for these is 18-24 months, plus one year of supervised retention.

Clarity

Advanced ceramic brackets offering the ultimate combination of natural-looking aesthetics and performance.

Damon

The innovative Damon system, its brackets use a passive slide mechanism allowing them to move freely and quickly.

Removable appliance

Great for simple corrections for moving one or more teeth into their correct position.

Wire-bonded retainer

A fixed retainer of wire bonded to the inside of the front teeth. They cannot be removed by the patient. Used frequently after intensive tooth correction to ensure the new smile stays in place.

Essix retainer

A clear retainer that fits over the teeth after your braces have been removed. Take these out for eating and cleaning.

Mouth guards

Are you an avid sports person? A custom-made mouthguard or gum shield will protect your teeth from damage during sports such as cricket, rugby and football.

To start the process to a straighter, more comfortable smile with orthodontics in Weybridge, contact us today.

Tucked away out of sight

There’s very little chance that braces are ever going to be the next must-have designer accessory for the glamourous; they’ve just got too much history and association with being a gawky teen. But, if you are an adult who’s got some complex problems with your teeth that you need to sort, there is a way to do this without having the full railway junction look on view for a couple of years.

Incognito in WeybridgeIf you live in or around Weybridge, Incognito braces from us at Weybridge Orthodontics are a brilliant solution to your problems.

Most braces for adults are designed to be as discreet as possible. The ones that are fixed to the front of the teeth have smaller brackets and finer wires. There are also ones that look like mouth guards that snap on over the teeth. Both kinds of discreet braces work really well, as long as you only have mild to moderate alignment issues. They work best on the front teeth only. Anything more than that and you are looking at getting more complex braces, and that’s where Incognito in Weybridge comes in.

These braces work like traditional bracket and wire braces, but with a big difference: they are fixed to the inner surfaces of the teeth rather than the outward-facing surfaces. In the dental profession, we refer to them as lingual (tongue-side) braces.

Getting Incognito in Weybridge

If we think Incognito are the right braces for you, we will take detailed measurements of the inner surfaces of all your teeth. These measurements are sent away to a lab where a bracket is custom-made from gold alloy to fit each one of your teeth. This takes about three weeks, so a bit of waiting time is involved.

When the braces come back, we fix them onto the insides of your teeth. Having the braces on the inner-facing surfaces can take a bit of getting used to, but you will adjust pretty easily.

The length of treatment time will depend on the complexity of your alignment issues, but the great news is that, unless you choose to tell, no one will know you are having your teeth straightened. Incognito in Weybridge makes straightening seem like magic.

Braces for kids

There’s not many of us who are born with beautifully straight teeth, so there’s a good chance that your child may need help with misalignments. Orthodontics in Weybridge focuses on the positioning of the teeth and jaws so that everything meets together well. Having teeth that meet well means avoiding problems in later life.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThese include:

  • Teeth crumbling away if they are taking too much of the force of chewing because others are out of alignment;
  • Teeth decaying because it’s impossible to get rid of plaque and tartar that build up in crevices;
  • Teeth becoming loose and falling out through gum disease brought on by plaque build-up;
  • Pain in the jaw joint, head, neck and shoulders, headaches and migraines.

Dentists trained in orthodontics in Weybridge can examine your child when their first adult teeth start to come through, usually around seven years of age. They will be able to get a very good idea of whether your child is going to suffer from alignment problems, and then can put a plan in place to deal with it.

The best time to treat misalignment problems with orthodontics in Weybridge is when a child has a mixture of adult and baby teeth. This is also when the jawbones are still at their most malleable so if they need to be widened to accommodate all the adult teeth comfortably. We will be able to get on with it with plenty of time to complete treatment. After about 18, the jawbone sets hard and this treatment is no longer possible.

Children often need to have what we affectionately call train-track braces. These are the brackets and wires you see fixed to the front of the teeth. The angles of the brackets determine in what direction the teeth will be moved and the wires do the pulling as they are progressively tightened. These days, the brackets are much smaller and we can brighten these braces up with coloured elastics round the brackets.

Not every child needs train tracks. If it’s a simple malocclusion or the teeth need guiding into place as they erupt, a removable Gemini appliance may be what you need. Treatment with these usually takes only 6-9 months.

What you need to know about Incognito in Weybridge

There’s no denying that, in today’s world, looks are important. If you regularly have to face the public for your job, you have a busy social life or you simply enjoy looking good, then you might be reluctant to improve your smile with braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we offer you options when it comes to teeth straightening that mean that you do not have to compromise your look.

Incognito-in-WeybridgeOne of the options we offer is Incognito. In Weybridge, at our clinic, we can check if your teeth alignment issue is suitable for this type of braces.

Incognito are lingual braces. This means that they are attached to the backs of your teeth. Once in place, they cannot be seen from the outside. Incognito braces work in the same way as traditional braces and take roughly the same amount of time to work so you do not have to sacrifice efficiency in order to straighten your teeth discreetly.

How are Incognito in Weybridge fitted?

Incognito are fitted in much the same way as traditional braces. Brackets are fixed to the backs of the teeth and then a wire is threaded through them. It can feel a little awkward during the actual fitting process because the dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will be working on the backs of your teeth but the whole process should take no more than an hour or two.

How do they feel in the mouth?

Once you have your Incognito in Weybridge fitted, they are relatively low profile against the teeth so you should get used to the feel of them in your mouth relatively quickly. Like all braces, they can be a little uncomfortable at first. This should settle down within the first few weeks. In the meantime, you can mitigate any discomfort with mild painkillers. Your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will advise you on what is normal. We also see you for regular check-ups to ensure that you are happy and comfortable.

Some patients find that their speech is temporarily affected when they get Incognito. This fades quickly as the tongue gets used to the presence of new equipment in the mouth. You can talk to your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics if you are concerned.

Invisa-what?

Invisalign! You’ve never heard of it? Well, we can understand that. After all, it’s not like you are ever going to see anyone wearing this brilliant solution to wonky teeth, as one of their main selling points is they offer invisible alignment. Hence the name.

Invisalign in Weybridge is available from accredited dentists, such as us at Weybridge Orthodontics, where we make straightening out your teeth our sole focus. We really know our stuff when it comes to creating lovely smiles. Indeed, we have over 21,000 satisfied customers out there in the world with very big grins.

Invisalign in WeybridgeThe benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge

Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular ways to straighten teeth. It’s different from traditional bracket and wires braces and it works well on mild to moderate misalignment issues.

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that it is pretty much undetectable when it is in place. This mouth guard-style straightener is made of clear, rigid 3D-printed plastic that is only 0.3mm thick.

The other main benefit to this system is that Invisalign is removable. You take it out every time you eat, or drink anything other than clear water. People love this aspect of Invisalign in Weybridge because it gives them complete freedom with their food choices. People who have bracket and wires braces have to avoid foods that get could get stuck in their braces, or even break them. This can make things hard-going when treatment lasts for months on end, as it tends to do with straightening, as teeth can only be moved so fast.

Thirdly, busy people love the fact that using Invisalign involves fewer trips to see us. With bracket and wire braces, the progression of movement is caused by the wires being tightened through the brackets, and that means a trip to the dentist every month at least. With Invisalign, you wear an aligner for 7-10 days. Pressure points carefully built into it nudge your teeth along, and when the pressure wears off, you move onto the next aligner in the series. You will still need to come in to see us so we can check everything’s going to plan, but you will need far fewer appointments.

What’s so great about orthodontics in Weybridge?

Although it is now possible to get some straightening treatment with your general dentist, there’s no substitute for coming to see someone who has been specifically trained in orthodontics in Weybridge.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeOrthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focusses on creating wellaligned teeth and jaws. To become an orthodontist, dentists have to do another three years of postgraduate training after the five years they have already completed to become a general dentist.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, not only have we helped more than 21,000 people to better, brighter, straighter smiles, we are a practice that other dentists refer their patients to for orthodontics in Weybridge.

This is quite a responsibility of care, and we make sure we stay at the top of our profession. To do this, we founded OrthoProgress, a peer review and continuing education forum. It means we stay up to date with all the latest developments in techniques, materials, equipment and understanding.

Just like nearly every other aspect of work and life, orthodontics has been revolutionised by the digital age. And at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have fully embraced digitalisation. When you come to us for a consultation, we will use scanners to measure the inside of your mouth rather than taking impressions. It takes a couple of minutes to scan the inside of your mouth with a hand-held scanner. It produces hundreds of pictures and reference points, from which we can build up a detailed three-dimensional picture of your teeth and jaws. We can manipulate this on-screen and show you how your teeth look now.

We also have a programme that allows us to show you how your teeth will need to move to come into alignment. Many of our patients find that being able to see the predicted end result inspires them to take on the commitment to straighten their teeth. There’s nothing like being able to picture your goal to stick to the process.

If you are longing to get your teeth straightened, but find the outlay rather terrifying, don’t worry. We offer a range of 0% finance options to help you spread the cost.

Get in line with Incognito

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we strive to fulfil everyone’s needs and preferences when it comes to treatment options. A great option for patients looking to adjust their teeth without the appearance of ugly traditional braces, is Incognito. In Weybridge, Incognito braces are fixed securely behind your teeth, making them completely hidden from view so you can go about your day-to-day routines without having to feel conscious about your teeth.

Incognito in WeybridgeHave you been considering braces here in Weybridge? Incognito lingual braces can be used to treat all the dental alignment issues that traditional braces can treat and should achieve the same great results. The braces hide discreetly on the back of your teeth, not on the front like conventional ‘train tracks’, making them a great choice for anyone wishing to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to the fact that they are having treatment done. Whether your alignment issues are small or more complex, it is likely that you will be able to wear Incognito braces. Of course, the braces are custom-made for each patient to maximise comfort and ensure great results.

Do I really need to straighten my wonky teeth?

Of course, you don’t have to, however we do recommend it as straight teeth are generally easier to clean. Your oral health will be better when your teeth are in line. Correcting a misaligned bite means you will be able to chew your food properly, eliminating uneven wear or exaggerated wear in points where some teeth are doing all the work. You have less chance of plaque building up between clean straight teeth so your risk of gum disease, tooth loss and cavities will be reduced. Aside from the physical health benefits, there are psychological rewards. If you feel conscious of your wonky teeth, you will probably find that your confidence can be greatly improved when your teeth have been straightened.

If you decide to choose Incognito braces in Weybridge, we will use 3D-imaging technology to draw up a complete assessment of your teeth. Using this technology, we can give you an idea of the finished result and predict a relatively accurate treatment time frame.

Making the decision to get Invisalign in Weybridge

Deciding to get your teeth straightened as an adult is a big step. You are balancing the desire to improve your smile against the issues that come with braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we can offer you options to realign your teeth that can help you make up your mind to go for it.

Invisalign in WeybridgeWe work with a number of teeth straightening methods. When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics for a consultation, we can help you decide which one is right for you. Depending on the type of issue that you have with your teeth, you might be able to choose Invisalign in Weybridge.

Once you see the benefits of getting Invisalign in Weybridge, we think it will make your decision about whether or not to get braces much easier.  These are some common concerns when it comes to braces and how the Invisalign experience is different:

  • Obtrusive equipment – when most people think of braces, they imagine traditional, metal equipment. This can be off-putting if you don’t want your teeth straightening treatment to have an impact on your look. The Invisalign method uses clear aligners that fit over the tops of your teeth. They are made from clear plastic so it’s hard to see them once they are in place;
  • Discomfort – Invisalign aligners are smooth on the outside. This means that they do not catch on the inside of the cheek nor do they present an issue when you are undertaking hobbies like playing sports or an instrument;
  • Awkward fitting process – to be fitted for Invisalign, you simply need to have impressions and scans taken. This data is sent to Invisalign and they return your finished set of aligners. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we give you instructions on how long to wear them and how to take care of them and you do the rest at home;
  • Restricted food choices – when you wear normal braces it is not advisable to eat mushy food that you need to bite into or very sticky things. When you have Invisalign, you take your aligner out to eat. This means there are no restrictions to your food choices at all. You simply need to ensure that you clean your teeth before re-inserting your aligner.