Why orthodontics can help you at any age

Orthodontics can be beneficial for patients of any age. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of orthodontic appliances designed to meet the needs of children, teenagers, and adults. Whatever type and amount of correction you need, at our Weybridge dental centre we will find the perfect appliance to suit your needs.

orthodontics-weybridgeAn increasing number of men and women are showing an interest in orthodontics later in life, and adult orthodontic treatment is becoming ever more popular, as people start to realise the true value of a beautiful, nicely aligned smile.

It might be that you had orthodontic treatment as a teenager only to experience adult relapse, or you may never have visited the world of orthodontics until now. Whatever your past experiences and present requirements, at Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we can help.

At our Weybridge dental practice we know that adult orthodontics need to be subtle as well as effective. Metal braces may be a badge of honour among teenagers, part of the transition into adulthood and a way of making a fashion statement now that the brace elastics can be colour-customised, but for adults the thought of a noticeable fixed metal appliance can be enough to put them off orthodontics for life.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Our Weybridge clinic offers both subtle fixed braces and clear, removable aligners, designed to straighten adults’ teeth without the whole world having to know that you are having treatment.

We are also always keen to point out that orthodontics have more than just aesthetic benefits. It makes your teeth easier to keep clean when they are properly aligned, with fewer gaps where dental plaque can build up. This cuts your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, the two main causes of tooth loss.

Problems with your bite can also affect your diet, and in some cases can cause jaw problems, head or shoulder aches, and excessive wear on certain teeth. Adult orthodontics can bring your teeth into better alignment quickly and discreetly. It can also help in some cases of bruxism – night time tooth grinding.

Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth with minimal lifestyle impact

Invisalign is a popular alternative to metal braces for adults and teenagers who want straighter teeth. Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge offers this highly-discreet method of teeth straightening treatment to correct a wide range of orthodontic concerns, with minimal impact on your lifestyle.

straighten-teethA lot of adults who dream of straightening their teeth are turned off by the thought that they have to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. Fortunately, orthodontics has advanced a lot in recent years, and our Weybridge dental centre offers a number of far more discreet routes to the perfectly aligned smile. Invisalign is one of the most popular choices.

Weybridge Invisalign

Standard and cosmetic braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment. Invisalign is different. It involves the use a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively move your teeth into a better position, little by little, week by week.

The Invisalign system is excellent for maintaining dental hygiene during treatment, which is a worry for some people who wear standard braces. There are no special hygiene techniques required; you just take your aligners out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush and floss your teeth in the normal way.

At our Weybridge dental clinic we always advise you to brush your teeth an hour after every meal during any type of orthodontic treatment, to prevent particles of food getting trapped against your teeth.

Minimal lifestyle impact

Because they are both clear and removable, Invisalign aligners have very little impact on your daily life. They are made from clear plastic and will go unnoticed by the untrained eye. You do need to wear them for 20-22 hours per day to make sure treatment progresses as planned, but it’s okay to take them out for short periods.

An example could be if you play a brass or woodwind instrument. Invisalign can be a good option for professional musicians or those studying music, because it’s safe to take them out for short periods in order to play your instrument. Regular braces can affect your technique, but Invisalign won’t have any impact.

Incognito lingual braces: the secret way to straighten your teeth

Incognito lingual braces are one of the most discreet methods of teeth straightening available. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, they are a popular choice for adults who want to enjoy the benefits of perfectly aligned teeth, without the need to wear obvious metal braces.

lingual-bracesA different type of brace

Standard braces, both regular and cosmetic, are fixed to the front surfaces of your teeth. Incognito lingual braces, on the other hand, are attached to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of your teeth, meaning that they are invisible in everyday life. No-one is going to see them unless they are staring directly down into your mouth, and that’s most likely to be your Weybridge orthodontist, dentist, or hygienist. This means Incognito offers a very subtle route to straighter teeth.

Although they are made from metal, Incognito lingual braces don’t contain nickel. They are made from gold alloy, which means this opens up the possibility of treatment to people who suffer from a nickel allergy.

Unlike some of the cosmetic brace systems available at our Weybridge dental centre, Incognito can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic concerns.

Weybridge Incognito braces

Every set of Incognito lingual braces is made to fit your teeth and orthodontic situation exactly, after a consultation at our Weybridge dental clinic. They are designed with comfort in mind, and whilst it may take a little longer to get used to an appliance attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, the vast majority of patients at our Weybridge dental centre adapt to them very quickly.

In essence, they work just like standard braces, using brackets and wires to exert gentle pressure on your teeth in order to move them into a better position. Once treatment is complete, as well as enjoying a beautifully aligned smile, you will also find it easier to maintain good dental hygiene practices, with fewer gaps in which plaque can build up.

At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer; there are several discreet options at our Weybridge clinic. Either a bonded or removable retainer will ensure your teeth stay in their new position.

Exploring orthodontics as an adult: your options

As an increasing number of adults are turning to orthodontics, so the number of ways to discreetly straighten your teeth is steadily rising. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a wide selection of orthodontics options for patients of all ages, including several subtle yet effective methods of realigning adult teeth.

orthodontics-weybridgeModern orthodontics may involve the use of a fixed brace or a removable aligner to alter the position of your teeth. We offer several of both types of appliance at our Weybridge dental centre, and an orthodontist will talk you through all of your treatment options following a detailed consultation.

It’s worth remembering the health benefits of orthodontics as well as the aesthetic ones: by making it easier to keep your teeth clean and free from dental plaque, you can reduce your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease. Correcting issues with the bite – that’s how your jaws meet each other – can make it easier to bite and chew food, can help in some cases of bruxism (night time tooth grinding) and can even help in some cases of migraines and persistent headaches.

Weybridge orthodontics: your treatment options

The best appliance to suit your needs will be discussed during your consultation with an orthodontist here at our Weybridge dental clinic. Among the options you may be offered are:

Incognito lingual braces

Braces remain synonymous with orthodontics for many people, but Incognito braces have some notable differences from standard fixed appliances.

First and foremost is how they are fitted. Your Weybridge orthodontist will fit them to the rear (lingual) surfaces of the teeth, making them invisible in daily life unless someone is staring directly down into your mouth. Furthermore, they are made from gold alloy, thus perfect for those with nickel allergies.

Invisalign

One of the most popular systems in the world of discreet orthodontics, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a better position.

The fact that they are clear makes them invisible to the untrained eye, whilst the fact that they are removable means they are excellent for dental hygiene.

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.