What makes Invisalign one of the world’s most popular tooth straightening appliances?

Invisalign is a popular alternative to fixed metal braces for both adults and teenagers. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge we have treated many patients successfully using Invisalign. So if you are looking for a subtle route to straighter teeth, and one that fits around your lifestyle to boot, read on to find out how you could be next. . .

tooth-straighteningMore than three million people can’t be wrong

To date, more than three million people across the world have benefitted from tooth straightening with Invisalign. Whilst we may not have treated quite that many patients at our Weybridge dental centre, we are fully accredited to provide this treatment, and have scores of past patients who are happy to testify to the success of the Invisalign system.

Weybridge Invisalign: the benefits

1) Discretion

At our Weybridge dental clinic we appreciate that subtlety and discretion are important to many adults looking to straighten their teeth. After all, they have hard-earned professional careers and active social lives to think about, and it’s not hard to understand how metal braces could get in the way.

Invisalign is different. It will go unnoticed by the untrained eye, because it is made out of clear plastic, and fits snugly over the teeth.

2) Dental hygiene

Many people come to our Weybridge dental clinic worried about keeping up their hygiene during orthodontic treatment. It’s not actually as difficult as some people make out; as long as you visit your hygienist to learn how to clean around fixed braces, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.

However, with Invisalign there is no need to adapt you hygiene techniques at all. You take it out to clean as your dentist or hygienist instructs, then brush and floss your teeth as normal at the same time.

3) Diet

Sugary and sticky foods such as caramel should still be avoided during treatment, but unlike with fixed braces healthy choices such as raw celery and carrots are not off-menu, because you take the appliance out to eat.

4) Comfort

There is no metal at all involved in Invisalign treatment, and it uses low forces.

Orthodontics needn’t be obvious: discreet solutions to tooth alignment problems

More people are turning to orthodontics in adulthood, and are looking for subtle ways to straighten their teeth. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of discreet orthodontic options, using either fixed braces or removable aligners.

tooth-alignmentWhether you missed out on orthodontics as a teenager or had treatment only to fail at the retention stage and suffer adult relapse, our Weybridge dental clinic can help. The first step is to join us for an orthodontic consultation.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will carry out a thorough clinical examination to determine the best course of treatment to suit your needs. Each system is best suited to different clinical situations, and your orthodontist will discuss the pros and cons of any relevant treatment options, so that you are able to make an informed choice.

Weybridge orthodontics

We offer several treatment options at our Weybridge dental centre. Whilst braces are the staple of orthodontics, giving maximum control over the movement of each tooth, modern aligners are also an effective option for many dental situations.

Treatment at our Weybridge dental clinic include:

Incognito lingual braces

Lingual braces are made from metal, but are attached to the rear (or lingual) sides of the teeth, meaning that nobody will see them as you go about your daily life. Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, lingual braces offer more advanced orthodontics, and are able to treat a wide range of clinical issues.

Clarity braces

Clarity braces are made from clear and tooth-coloured parts, and can be used for a number of orthodontic situations. The average treatment time is similar to standard orthodontics, between 18 and 24 months. However, treatment is barely noticeable. You will need to attend check-ups every eight to ten weeks at our Weybridge dental clinic.

Invisalign

One of the most popular options in modern orthodontics, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively move your teeth into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and the exact number of aligners required and length of your treatment will depend on the type and amount of correction required.

Enjoy secret smile enhancement thanks to Incognito braces

Incognito lingual braces are one of the most discreet orthodontic treatments available. They are one of the most popular treatments at Surrey Braces Weybridge dental clinic, being suitable for a wide range of orthodontic situations whilst also being invisible in everyday life.

incognito-bracesAt Surrey Braces in Weybridge we welcome adults for orthodontic consultations, whether they missed out on treatment as a child or had treatment but experienced adult relapse. Straightening your teeth is never just a vanity project, whatever method you choose. Improving tooth alignment makes it easier to practise efficient dental hygiene, which is beneficial to both dental and general health.

Having areas of your mouth that are difficult to clean at home increase your chances of both dental decay and gum disease, the two primary causes of tooth loss. As long as you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, and brush and floss your teeth efficiently at home, using Incognito braces to straighten your teeth can help you to keep your natural teeth for life.

Weybridge Incognito treatment

When you come into our Weybridge clinic for an Incognito consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical examination to assess your suitability for treatment. Incognito lingual braces are suitable for most clinical situations, and can be used for both mild and more extensive correction.

The key thing to remember about Incognito braces is that they are attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth, which means nobody will notice you are wearing them unless they happen to be staring directly down into your mouth.

Another huge benefit of Incognito treatment is that these braces are made from gold alloy. This means they are a popular option for patients with nickel allergies at our Weybridge dental clinic.

Treatment times will vary depending on the type and amount of correction required. When you come to our Weybridge dental centre for a consultation, your orthodontist will let you know how long your treatment is expected to take.

It sometimes takes a little longer to adjust to the feel of lingual braces, but most people adapt remarkably quickly. You should visit your hygienist to learn how to clean around your brace.

How Invisalign can secretly straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to fixed braces for straightening teeth. At Weybridge dental clinic Surrey Braces, many patients have benefitted from treatment with Invisalign. Read on to discover how you could be next…

invisalign teethBenefits of teeth straightening

At our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to emphasise the additional health benefits of teeth straightening treatment in addition to a beautifully-aligned smile. When your teeth are properly aligned it is easier to keep them clean. There are fewer gaps in which dental plaque can build up, so by straightening your teeth with Invisalign you can cut your risk of gum disease and tooth decay – so long as you visit your hygienist and dentist regularly and keep up good oral hygiene at home, of course.

Maintaining your dental hygiene couldn’t be simpler with Invisalign. Unlike fixed braces, which require the mastery of special cleaning techniques for the duration of treatment, with these aligners all you need to do is pop them out for cleaning. Brush and floss your teeth as normal at least twice a day, and remember to take your aligner out when you eat and drink.

Weybridge Invisalign

When you come into our Weybridge dental clinic for an Invisalign consultation, your orthodontist will carry out an assessment to ensure that this is the most appropriate treatment option for your clinical needs.

Invisalign is backed up by advanced computer software, so your Weybridge orthodontist will be able to show you the projected results of treatment (and all the stages along the way) before you begin.

Treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that sit snugly over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position. Every patient’s needs will vary, so your orthodontist will let you know how many Invisalign aligners you will need. You change your aligner fortnightly as your teeth begin to move.

Because they are crafted from clear plastic, these aligners are invisible to the untrained eye. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer. We offer several subtle retainer options at our Weybridge clinic.

Incognito: the metal braces that nobody can see

Incognito are metal braces with a difference – nobody will see them in everyday life. They are one of the most popular options at Weybridge dental clinic Surrey Braces, and can be used to correct a wider range of orthodontic complaints than many cosmetic brace and aligner systems.

metal-bracesThe Emperor’s new clothes?

You may be wondering how Incognito braces can be invisible if they are made from metal. Their secret is very simple; instead of placing them on the front of your teeth, your Weybridge orthodontist will attach Incognito braces to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of your teeth. That means nobody will notice them unless they are looking directly down into your mouth. It’s perfectly possible that your treatment can be a secret between yourself, your dentist, hygienist, and orthodontist.

The benefits of straightening your teeth

At our Weybridge dental clinic, we will always stress that there are more than just aesthetic benefits to straightening your teeth, whether with Incognito or with an alternative appliance. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth because there are fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up. So long as you are efficient in your hygiene practices, straightening your teeth can cut your risk of both dental decay and periodontal disease.

Improving the position of your bite can also help to improve your diet, and will help to prevent too much strain being put on certain teeth.

Weybridge Incognito braces

When you come into our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito consultation, your orthodontist will first assess your suitability for treatment.

Incognito lingual braces are custom-designed to fit your teeth precisely. Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest computer software to design your braces, as well as to show you what results you can expect at the end of treatment.

You will need to make an appointment with your hygienist to learn how to clean around your braces effectively. It may take a few days to get fully used to your lingual braces – particularly if, for example, you play a brass or woodwind instrument, in which case you may need to modify your technique. However, most people settle in to Incognito very quickly.

The benefits of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are a tooth straightening treatment designed to work around your lifestyle. They are one of the most popular treatments at Weybridge dental centre Surrey Braces, which offers a number of both fixed and removable appliances to discreetly reposition your teeth.

straighten-teethAt our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to point out that there are more than just cosmetic benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth as an adult. When you improve the alignment of your teeth, you make them easier to keep clean, because you reduce the number of areas where dental plaque can gather and be difficult to remove.

Of course, you still need to practise good dental hygiene at home, and should visit both your dentist and hygienist as frequently as they tell you to, but so long as you do so then straightening your teeth can reduce your risk of both dental decay and gum disease – two major factors in premature tooth loss.

How Invisalign works

Whereas traditional orthodontic appliances are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are safe and easy to remove at home. Of course, you still need to wear them the majority of the time to ensure your treatment progresses as planned, but you can take them out for short spells to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush and floss your teeth as normal.

Invisalign fits comfortably over your teeth and gently guides them into a new position. Treatment takes place in fortnightly increments – you change your aligner every two weeks. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer. We have a number of discreet retainer options available at our Weybridge clinic.

One of the reasons Invisalign is among the most popular treatments at our Weybridge clinic is that as well as being removable, they are made from clear plastic, which renders them invisible to the untrained eye in everyday life.

You will need to come into our Weybridge clinic for monthly check-ups during treatment to make sure that everything progresses as planned. Treatment times vary; your orthodontist will advise you how many aligners you will need.

Discreet orthodontics: subtler routes to straighter teeth

An increasing number of adults are turning to orthodontics to straighten their teeth later in life. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we appreciate that the main barrier to treatment for adults interested in orthodontics is the thought of having to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. That’s why we are pleased to offer a number of more discreet alternatives.

orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern dentistry. As more adults are looking for subtle ways to straighten their teeth, so an increasing number of appliances are being developed to enable them to enjoy all the benefits of orthodontic treatment without the hassle or embarrassment of wearing fixed metal braces.

At our Weybridge dental centre we offer treatment with both discreet fixed appliances and clear, removable aligners. Each system has its benefits and is suited to different types of correction. When you come into our Weybridge clinic for a consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine the best course of treatment to meet your needs.

Benefits of orthodontics

The benefits of orthodontics are always more than just aesthetic, no matter which appliance you use. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, with fewer hard-to-reach areas where dental plaque can build up.

This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.

Weybridge orthodontics

Depending on your clinical need and any personal preference you may have for braces or aligners, your Weybridge orthodontist may recommend:

Invisalign

This popular system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction and binding.

Introducing Incognito – the metal braces nobody can see

Incognito lingual braces are an excellent option for people who want a subtler method of straightening their teeth and correcting issues with their bite. They are one of the most popular treatment options at Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, and can be used in cases when more extensive correction that that provided by cosmetic brace systems is required.

metal-bracesAt our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to point out that the benefits of teeth straightening – no matter how mild a degree of correction is required – are more than just aesthetic. It is easier to keep teeth clean when they are properly aligned, because there are fewer hard-to-clean gaps where food particles can collect and dental plaque can build up. As long as you visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis, and practice good dental hygiene at home, straightening your teeth will reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

If you have issues with your bite you may struggle to eat some foods, or may experience excessive wear and tear on specific teeth. Protruding front teeth are more at risk of accidental damage, for example through trips and falls. At our Weybridge clinic we can use Incognito lingual braces to correct all of these issues, boosting your health as well as your smile.

Weybridge Incognito braces

If you are interested in treatment with Incognito lingual braces, we invite you to join us at Surrey Braces in Weybridge for a consultation. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination in order for your braces to be made.

Incognito braces are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, whilst the latest 3D technology is used both in treatment planning and to predict results accurately.

The big difference between Incognito and regular braces is that this system is attached to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of your teeth. This means that nobody will notice them in everyday life, and people will only know that you are having treatment if you choose to tell them.

Treatment times will vary depending on the type and amount of correction required. Your Weybridge orthodontist will let you know your predicted treatment length.

The benefits of Invisalign for adult tooth straightening

Invisalign is a clear and comfortable alternative to fixed braces for straightening adult teeth. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, they are one of the most popular discreet orthodontic appliances around. Unlike some subtle appliances, which are best designed for mild cosmetic correction, Invisalign can be used to treat a wider range of concerns.

invisalign-teethIf you are interested in a more discreet way of straightening your teeth, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental clinic for an Invisalign consultation. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical assessment to check if this is the most appropriate method of straightening your teeth.

Our Weybridge dental clinic offers a number of other subtle orthodontic options if Invisalign is not deemed suitable for your needs. However, if it is, your orthodontist will take impressions and photographs of your teeth as necessary to aid with treatment planning.

Invisalign is supported by the latest 3D computer software, which means that your orthodontist will be able to show you the projected end result of your treatment, as well as how your teeth will look during the various treatment stages. A further clinical check will be performed before you commit to your aligners.

Your Invisalign aligners will be made up at the company’s US laboratory, and you will be recalled to our Weybridge dental centre when they are ready.

Treatment with Invisalign takes place in fortnightly increments. You need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth begin to move. Because everybody’s dental situation is different, the number of aligners required to complete treatment will vary from patient to patient. Your orthodontist will let you know how many you will need during the treatment planning stage.

A huge advantage of treatment with Invisalign is that you can take your aligners out for brief spells at home. Of course, you need to wear them most of the time – ideally for between 20 and 22 hours per day – to ensure treatment goes as planned, but you can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and brush your teeth. What’s more, thanks to their clear nature, nobody will notice you are wearing them.

Choosing Incognito lingual braces to subtly correct orthodontic issues

Incognito lingual braces are a discreet brace system that can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, from the quick and simple to the more severe. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, they are one of the most popular brace systems for adults in need of orthodontic correction.

lingual-bracesBenefits of Incognito braces

The biggest barrier to treatment among adults who want to straighten their teeth is the thought of wearing obvious metal braces for a long period of time. Braces remain, in many cases, the best way for your dentist or orthodontist to improve the alignment of your teeth, because they afford maximum control over each tooth’s movement, and produce highly predictable results.

However, at our Weybridge dental centre we understand the concerns people have about having to live, work, and socialise with a very obvious metal appliance for months or even years. That’s why we believe, in many cases, Incognito lingual braces are the best solution.

Whilst they are made of metal, Incognito braces won’t be obvious in daily life – in fact, they are unlikely to be noticed at all. That’s because they are lingual braces, which means they are fitted to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of the teeth. This means that only you, your dentist and your orthodontist need to know you are having treatment – unless you choose to tell friends, family, or colleagues, they simply won’t see them.

When you come to our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito braces consultation, your orthodontist will assess the type and amount of correction you require. Unlike some other more cosmetically-focused discreet brace systems, Incognito lingual braces can correct a full spectrum of orthodontic complaints.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest 3D digital imaging technology to design your braces and show you predicted results of treatment. Once your braces are fitted you will quickly get used to them, although minor speech issues may arise for the first couple of days.

You will need to come into our Weybridge dental practice for periodic check-ups for the duration of treatment, and once your treatment is complete you will need to wear a retainer.