All about teeth straightening

The use of fixed or removable braces improves the functions and aesthetics of crooked teeth, teeth which contain gaps and crowded teeth. A brace straightens teeth by gradually moving teeth into the correct position using a small force. With many braces you will have to wear a fixed non-removable brace for between one and two years and a dentist will check your braces regularly to make sure everything is going according to plan.

teeth-straightening-in-weybridgeWho can wear braces?

People of any age can wear a brace, and the majority of people are aged around 11 or 12 years old. However, braces are becoming more popular with adults as teeth straightening technology is developed. Discreet, tooth-coloured  or clear braces and aligners in particular are rising in popularity as people are striving to improve their teeth without having to compromise by wearing a metal brace.

What are the options?

Before any teeth straightening treatment is recommended or undertaken, your dentist will do a full x-ray of your teeth and you will decide together what’s the best action to take in order to receive the best results. Weybridge Orthodontics offers a number teeth straightening treatments to benefit the majority of patients including: Damon, Essix Retainer and Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics says Damon clear is a teeth straightening treatment that has a specific straightening method that allows the teeth to move quickly yet still retaining comfort. Clarity ADVANCED ceramic brackets are braces that have a small frame but the same strength and durability of a standard brace. Invisalign in Weybridge Orthodontics is a removable transparent aligner that can be taken out when eating and looking after the teeth, however it still needs to be worn for 20-22 hours per day. Weybridge Invisalign braces are changed every two weeks by a dentist, this allows certain teeth to be aligned correctly at specifically planned in order to accurately straighten out the teeth.

To find out more about teeth straightening treatments available to you, please visit the Weybridge Orthodontics website https://www.surreybraces.co.uk/orthodontics-teeth-straightening-options-surrey.html call 01932 831 825 for more information or to make an appointment.

Different ways to achieve straight teeth

Little do people know, there are other options to standard metal braces that they can use in order to receive straight teeth. Just because you’re over your teenage years doesn’t mean you can’t have a great smile. There are many dental options available to straighten out crooked, gappy and overcrowded teeth. These options include: clear braces, tooth-coloured braces, braces that are fixed behind the teeth and so are invisible to the eye and removable clear aligners. Let’s take a look at some of these treatments.

straighten-teethInvisalign

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular methods available to straighten out crooked teeth. What’s great about the aligner is that it’s totally clear so you would have to be looking up close to notice is a person was wearing Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics says that Invisalign clear aligners are popular with their patients as they’re discreet but also have the added benefit of being removable. As the aligners are removable, there will be noissues with eating and dental teeth brushing, as the aligner is taken out when doing either.

Clarity

Clarity clear braces are an excellent option for people who want to get a great smile as they’re constructed from clear ceramic brackets and patients find them extremely comfortable. Although the braces are clear, they are not removable like Invisalign. Weybridge orthodontics says the Clarity treatment lasts 18 to 24 months.

Incognito

Incognito lingual braces are worn behind the teeth so are totally invisible. Incognito braces are made bespoke for each patient and will be a perfect fit. The braces are great for people who don’t want to give any indication that they are undergoing a teeth straightening treatment and they provide excellent results.

The above braces and aligners are just a few of the options available to people who think that it may be embarrassing to wear a brace. The majority of teeth straightening methods in the 21st century are designed to be discreet and are much more comfortable that they used to be just a few years ago, especially aligners such as Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics have a number of treatments available for patients to choose from. Call the clinic or make an appointment to discuss further.

Clear, confident, healthy

Do you have overcrowded or crooked teeth and feel self-conscious about your smile? Teeth straightening using Invisalign in Weybridge could help you feel more confident and create healthier teeth and gums.

invisaligh-in-weybridgeDouble benefit

At Weybridge Orthodontics, one method of teeth straightening we use is Invisalign, an advanced system of clear braces that has the double benefit of improving your oral health and the appearance of your teeth.

So as well as boosting your self-confidence, having straighter teeth means that there is also less chance for decay to build up and create problems further down the line. The straighter teeth are, the easier it is to floss and brush.

We treat many adult patients who need teeth straightening in Weybridge. Invisalign is a great solution for older patients as the clear braces mean that no one would know you are wearing them and so they don’t affect your social or professional life.

Why use Invisalign in Weybridge?

  • Gradually and discreetly straighten your teeth over 6-12 months.
  • Work more quickly than traditional braces.
  • Won’t affect your lifestyle.
  • Can remove for a couple of hours a day if needed or when eating and drinking.
  • Use modern wire technology so are less forceful than traditional braces.

How does it work?

There are five steps to the process:

  • We do an initial consultation to see if the treatment is suitable for you.
  • If so, we take an impression of your teeth.
  • Three weeks later you come back for a clinical check and we show you a 3D animated model of how your teeth will change over the coming months.
  • If you are happy with the clinical check and treatment plan, custom-made aligners are created.
  • You begin the treatment and change the braces every two weeks – each set is individually manufactured for you and the gradual changes that happen as your teeth move over time.

We offer interest-free monthly payments to help you spread the cost.

Get in touch with us today to find out if getting treated with Invisalign in Weybridge could help you to a more radiant, confident smile.

What does Invisalign do?

There are several benefits from using Invisalign in Weybridge, most important perhaps is that you will end up with straighter teeth and a more confident smile. People decide to have Invisalign in Weybridge for various reasons: they may want to improve their self esteem, or simply improve their oral health without having traditional braces. Another reason is to straighten out odd or wonky teeth in a relaxed and cost effective manner.

invisalign-in-weybridgeWhat does Invisalign do?

Invisalign is a way of straightening teeth using a set of bespoke aligners to fit your teeth and gums. They are a non-invasive way of getting straighter teeth and a nicer smile, often in less time than traditional braces. They are almost invisible to the eye, and do not interfere with your daily routine, such as working and speaking with colleagues.

Your dentist will create several aligners for you, each of which you will wear for a couple of weeks before moving on to the next one. Your dentist will track the progress of your teeth movement with regular check-ups.

What are the benefits?

Invisalign in Weybridge has several benefits:

  • They are hassle-free. Once fitted, the aligners fit to your mouth and are extremely comfortable, you will soon forget you are wearing them.
  • Invisible. When you have Invisalign in Weybridge, you needn’t tell anyone you are wearing them. They do not interfere with your speech, and you only need to take them out when eating or drinking.
  • They are comfortable. Because they are smooth plastic, they won’t rub against your cheeks or gums.
  • No metal or wires. Invisalign are clear retainers and do not require brackets or wires, which can be unsightly.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we recommend you contact us to book a no obligation consultation, so that our dentist may assess your teeth and decide whether or not Invisalign in Weybridge is the best option for you.

Simply contact us, or pop in to see our friendly staff who will be able to help you. With Invisalign in Weybridge you could be just a few appointments away from changing your teeth and smile forever.

Do I need orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics in Weybridge is helping patients to straighten their crooked or wonky teeth and enhance their self-confidence. Orthodontics mainly involves the use of braces, retainers, and aligners as a way of shifting a patient’s teeth into the correct position.

orthodontics-treatmentWho might benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge?

You may benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have any of the following dental problems:

  • Wonky teeth
  • Overcrowding, whereby there are too many teeth for the space in your mouth
  • Large gaps between teeth, opposite to overcrowding
  • Bad oral hygiene or plaque.

Orthodontics can help to gradually manipulate the teeth into moving in a particular direction, be it forward, backward, or to the side. Braces are the most popular form of orthodontics, particularly in teenagers and young adults; however, for older patients there are other options available, such as retainers and aligners. These both work in the same way as traditional braces; however, they are more subtle and are not fixed to the teeth, allowing you to remove them for special events, eating, and brushing. They usually have to be worn for around 20 hours per day, and do not affect the patient’s ability to speak.

The benefits of orthodontics in Weybridge well outweigh any negatives. The treatment is temporary, and the results are more permanent. You will need to continue to have check-ups with your dentist after the treatment has finished, so that they can check the progress of your teeth and also keep an eye on your oral hygiene.Plaque can build up between wonky teeth and make brushing difficult; this often means that food gets stuck between teeth and contributes to bad breath. Plaque is a build up on the teeth that can in the long term cause tooth decay.

If you think you could benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge, or have a particular dental problem that you would like to talk about with one of our qualified professionals, then making an appointment at Weybridge Orthodontics is easy. Simply give us a call or pop in to our reception, where one of our friendly staff members will be able to help you.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a treatment used to improve the appearance, position, and overall function of crooked or wonky teeth. You may look for orthodontics in Weybridge if you are wanting to straighten your teeth and move odd teeth into a better position.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeDentists who specialise in orthodontics are known as orthodontists. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we employ highly skilled professionals who will be able to talk you through your needs and concerns and arrange the right orthodontic treatment to help you.

What does orthodontic treatment involve?

Orthodontics in Weybridge uses a range of devices such as a braces to correct the position of the teeth. Every patient is different and treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth. It is best to contact your dentist for an appointment to discuss options first.

In some cases, such as with overcrowding, it may be necessary for some teeth to be removed in order to achieve the end result. If there are too many teeth in your mouth, then braces will not have the right effect, as there will be nowhere to push the excess teeth to.

Orthodontics treatment in Weybridge take any where between 18 and 24 months, depending on the problem and condition of the teeth.

Who benefits from orthodontic treatment?

Most people who suffer from crowded or crooked teeth, or have teeth that don’t meet correctly when they bite can benefit from orthodontics in Weybridge. If these types of dental problems are left untreated it can cause more damage and put a strain on jaw muscles. In extreme cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.

Orthodontics in Weybridge are popular with adults; however, a large proportion of patients are young teenagers whose teeth are still developing, making them the ideal age for orthodontic treatment. The teeth are easier to manipulate whilst they are still developing, and the treatment is less likely to be as long when you are younger, compared to if you had orthodontic treatment as an adult.

For more information on orthodontics in Weybridge please contact us here at Weybridge Orthodontics, and our friendly staff will be happy to book you in for a no obligation consultation with one of our orthodontists.

Weybridge Orthodontics

When you come into our practice we want you to feel relaxed and at ease. We know that everything we do to help you is important and the results are long-term, so we want you to feel like you can rely on us.  Having healthy teeth is key to a confident smile and good health in general.

weybridge-orthodonticsI don’t want traditional braces

We know that many people, especially adults, are worried about getting the traditional ‘train-track’ braces, but due to modern ‘biting-edge’ technology we have a variety of options to offer. In this instance, we would like you to consider the advantages of Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics is proud to provide this treatment and we have many satisfied patients to justify our opinion.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are a clear, removable brace that is replaced every two weeks. Each brace is a different step in the procedure and designed slightly differently to continue the treatment process. Initially a mould is created and sent away to our laboratory to be analysed in order to make the Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics will then invite you back to our practice for your fitting. You will be shown the course of the treatment, with our 3D computer models, that will put your teeth where they belong.

There are lots of things you can still do

Can you still play a musical instrument? Yes.

Can you still play sports? Yes.

Can you still eat what you want? Yes.

Whenever you need to, you can simply remove your Invisalign braces and put them back in when you’re done. People often have problems brushing their teeth with traditional braces; you won’t. If you feel you need to take out your Invisalign for a social or business event, you can, but day-to-day you can wear them and people may not even notice.

Are they expensive?

Invisalign are not the cheapest option and you will need to pay a deposit to have them made; however, we offer interest-free monthly repayments over 18 to 24 months. Check our fee guide for prices and feel free to contact us for more information. We want you to finish your treatment feeling happy with the results. So if you want Invisalign in Weybridge we hope you will contact us soon.

Our goals

Weybridge Orthodontics aim to offer you the chance to get back that smile you thought you couldn’t have again. We have a range of great treatment options to offer you and we are here to help you make the choices you want, for the smile you’ve missed. We understand that worrying about the appearance of your teeth is difficult and we want to provide the answer to your problem.

invisalign-teethWhat is Invisalign?

In Weybridge, Invisalign is one of the treatments we are proud to offer. Invisalign makes clear polymer, removable braces that gently move your teeth into their correct position. They have several advantages over traditional braces.

While you should wear them as often as possible you can remove them when you need to, so if you’re going to a party you can leave them at home. Or if you need to look your best for that important meeting, you can leave them on your desk. But for day-to-day use they can be worn and you can still feel good about how you look.

Invisalign aligners are replaced every two weeks, and each set is individually designed for that specific part of the treatment process. If adjustments need to be made you don’t need to go through a long procedure at the dentist to accomplish an alteration.

What happens if I want to get Invisalign?

You can come into our practice where we will give you a consultation to help you decide if you want to get Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics are happy to give you all of your choices and help you make the decision that you will feel comfortable with. We will examine your teeth, taking moulds, and send them to our laboratory in the United States.

When we have your results, we will bring you back in and show you exactly what we can do for you with our 3D computer model. Your treatment plan will be laid out for you, including our fees and payment plans, and you can decide if you want to go ahead.

So, if you are considering getting Invisalign in Weybridge please contact us for more information. We will be happy to offer you advice and book you an appointment if you want more details.

Visit Weybridge Orthodontics to meet your dental team

It takes a great team to make a good dental practice and, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on having fabulous people from the moment you walk through the door. Most orthodontic treatment means quite a few visits to the dentist and so you want to be comfortable and happy talking to the people you will be interacting with for six months or more.

weybridge-orthodonticsOnce this less tangible consideration is taken care of, you can move on to the practicalities of having your teeth straightened. The range of braces and aligners we have on offer at Weybridge Orthodontics means that we can tailor a treatment to meet your needs and sometimes offer you more than one recommendation so you can make the choice.

If you have any questions then you can ask them when you visit. It is great if you look around to get basic information so you know what to ask. However, your orthodontist will use their skills and experience to guide your initial consultation so that everything gets covered.

Things that they might ask you about include what your budget expectations are. Whilst some treatments for some ages are available on the NHS, many are not, especially if the procedure has mainly cosmetic benefits. However, your practitioner can talk to you about spreading any costs incurred.

Another important consideration for you may be the way your treatment looks. If you need to look smart for work or dazzling for an upcoming celebration then tell your orthodontist this when you visit. Depending on what you need, they might be able to recommend options that are clear or invisible. It may be that clear aligners are an option for you,if you value discretion, because they are very hard to see from the outside.

You may have some concerns about discomfort during treatment. While this is an inevitable side-effect of orthodontics for many people, your dentist can advise on ways to mitigate it, the length of time you can expect to experience sensations, and types of treatment where the reported discomfort is less.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we want to talk to you as much as you want about your treatment and then stick with you all the way through.

Do you need an orthodontist?

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.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeYou 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.