Why Invisalign could be the perfect way to straighten your smile

Invisalign enables a dentist or orthodontist to straighten your teeth in secret. Not surprisingly, this system of clear, removable aligners (sometimes referred to colloquially as “invisible braces”) are one of the most popular treatments at Weybridge orthodontic clinic Surrey Braces.

invisalign teethMany people still believe that orthodontics equals metal braces, when in fact there are a huge selection of more discreet appliances available. Invisalign is just one of many that we use at our Weybridge dental centre, where both removable aligners and subtle fixed braces are available.

Weybridge Invisalign

Unlike some systems of cosmetic braces, Invisalign aligners can be used to treat a wider range of orthodontic concerns. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in Weybridge, we invite you to join us for a consultation at Surrey Braces. We have treated more than 21,000 happy patients in our time, so whatever your orthodontic concerns are, we are confident of finding the perfect solution for you.

We accept referrals from other dental practices at our Weybridge clinic, so you can ask your dentist to refer you for an Invisalign consultation, or you can self-refer by telephone or by using the contact form on our website.

You will be seen by an experienced orthodontist, who will assess whether Invisalign treatment is the best option to suit your needs. So long as it is, photographs, impressions and other necessary measurements will be taken in order for you aligners to be made up.

How treatment works

Treatment with Invisalign takes place in fortnightly increments. You will be prescribed the required number of aligners, which will fit comfortably over your teeth and will gently guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every two weeks.

Because they are clear, your aligners will pass invisible to the untrained eye, so nobody needs to know about your treatment unless you want to tell them. Because they are removable, there are no additional dental hygiene techniques to be adopted during treatment – you just pop your aligner out to brush and floss your teeth as normal. Your orthodontist will instruct you how best to clean your aligners, which you should do twice a day.

Adult orthodontics: advantages of subtle teeth straightening

If you think orthodontics means metal braces, it’s time to think again. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we offer a number of discreet tooth straightening options. Depending on your clinical need and your preferences, treatment may not even involve wearing a fixed brace at all.

teeth straighteningOrthodontics can be advantageous to patients of all ages. Indeed, we are seeing an increasing number of adults at our Weybridge clinic who want to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth, whether they have had failed orthodontic treatment in the past or were passed over for treatment as a teenager.

You shouldn’t think that the benefits of orthodontics are purely aesthetic, either – although many of the adult brace systems are known as “cosmetic” braces, and despite the fact that many adults are initially driven to seek treatment because of concerns about the appearance of their teeth.

In fact, there are numerous dental health benefits to be gained from orthodontics at any age, which in turn have a positive knock-on effect for your general health and wellbeing. Simply put, straighter teeth are cleaner teeth, so long as you look after them and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly. With fewer awkward to clean areas where dental plaque can gather, you will reduce your risk of both gum disease and dental decay by straightening your teeth.

When there are issues affecting the bite, you may have some teeth that are put under excess wear and tear. Some cases of bruxism – night-time tooth grinding/clenching – can also be helped by orthodontics. Protruding front teeth are at a higher risk of accidental damage, so improving their position helps to protect them.

Weybridge orthodontics

We accept orthodontic referrals from dentists in Weybridge, across Surrey and beyond. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination before talking you through all appropriate treatments.

We use both fixed braces and removable aligners at our Weybridge practice, and each system comes with its own particular set of benefits.

Depending on your need, your Weybridge orthodontist may recommend:

Tooth-coloured braces – either cosmetic appliances or braces for more extensive correction

Lingual braces – attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth

Clear aligners – Removable, and very discreet.

Incognito: the subtlest way to straighten your teeth

Incognito braces are an increasingly popular method of straightening teeth for patients who want to enjoy the winning combination of the ultimate discretion and the ability to correct a full range of orthodontic problems. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we welcome new patients for consultations to discover more about how this brace system can help you to achieve the beautifully aligned smile you’ve always dreamt of – without anybody having to know you are having treatment.

incognitoUnlike many cosmetic brace systems, which focus on the front teeth, Incognito braces can be used to improve the full spectrum of orthodontic problems, including issues affecting your bite. They are so discreet that nobody will notice you are wearing them in everyday life – in fact, your friends or colleagues could be undergoing treatment with Incognito right now, and you’d know nothing about it.

How is that possible? It’s really quite simple, yet ingenious. Your Weybridge orthodontist will fit your braces not to the front surfaces of your teeth, but the back. That means nobody will see them as you go about your daily business, unless they are looking straight down into your mouth. Considering that’s most likely to be your dentist or orthodontist, they really are one of the subtlest brace systems available.

Incognito are lingual braces. Attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of the teeth, they otherwise work in much the same way as standard brace systems, using brackets and wires to reposition your teeth.

When you come to our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito consultation, your orthodontist will take photographs and measurements as necessary to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning. This brace system is fully customised and is designed to be very comfortable as well as discreet.

The latest 3D computer software is used during treatment planning to ensure the perfect fit, and to enable your orthodontist to show you the predicted results of your treatment.

Once your Incognito braces have been fitted, they may take a few days to get used to, but most people adapt very quickly. You will have to attend periodic check-ups at our Weybridge dental clinic during treatment.

The benefits of using Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular methods of teeth straightening at Surrey Braces dental centre, Weybridge. They can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic concerns and have minimal impact on your lifestyle – in fact, your friends, family, and work colleagues may not even notice you are wearing them at all.

straighten-teethThere are a lot of benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth whatever your age, and not all of them are cosmetic. Whilst it’s true a lot of adult patients initially come to our Weybridge dental centre with concerns about the aesthetic appearance of their teeth, they are often pleased to discover there are health benefits to straightening their teeth, too.

Most dental health problems – tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath – are caused by inadequate hygiene practices. The problem with misaligned teeth is, no matter how good your oral hygiene routine, there are likely to be areas that it is hard if not impossible to clean properly at home. By straightening your teeth and reducing the number of areas in which dental plaque can build up, you can cut your risk of the aforementioned problems, and ultimately of tooth loss.

Weybridge Invisalign treatment

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental centre for a consultation. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination to determine whether Invisalign is the most appropriate treatment option to suit your needs and, so long as it is, will take impressions of your teeth for your aligners to be made.

Thanks to the advanced 3D digital software that comes with Invisalign, your orthodontist will be able to show you the predicted outcome of treatment before you start.

You will be prescribed the required series of aligners, which will fit comfortably over your teeth and gently guide them into an improved position. Treatment takes place in fortnightly increments, and you will need to pop in for a check-up at our Weybridge dental centre approximately once a month.

Invisalign is great for dental hygiene because you can take the aligners out to brush your teeth.

Adult orthodontics explored: subtler routes to straighter teeth

The market for adult orthodontics is growing rapidly. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, we believe that teeth straightening treatment is advantageous to patients of all ages – and not just for cosmetic reasons.

straighter-teethWhether you missed out on orthodontics as a child or teenager, or you had treatment only to be lax in the retention stage so that your teeth moved back to their original position, if you want to improve the alignment of your smile, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental clinic for an orthodontics consultation.

Weybridge orthodontics

When you come into Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, your orthodontist will conduct a complete clinical examination, looking at both the alignment of your teeth and your bite – the way your jaws meet each other.

Modern orthodontics may involve treatment with braces or aligners, and we offer a number of different teeth straightening systems at our Weybridge practice. Your orthodontist will talk through all of your relevant treatment options at the end of your consultation, and will help you to make an informed choice about the best system to suit your needs.

Among the popular treatments at our Weybridge dental clinic are:

Invisalign

This series of clear, removable aligners is orthodontics that fits around your lifestyle. They fit comfortably over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every two weeks, and won’t need to adopt any special dental hygiene techniques because you can take your aligners out to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear Braces are designed to be subtle by blending in with your tooth colour. Damon Clear uses a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling free movement and reducing both binding and friction for quicker, more comfortable treatment.

Incognito Lingual Braces

Although they are made from metal, few people will see you are wearing Incognito braces because they are attached to the rear or lingual surfaces of the teeth. They can correct a wider range of orthodontic issues than cosmetic appliances, and are designed to be comfortable as well as discreet.

Your guide to Incognito lingual braces

Incognito braces are one of the subtlest and most efficient ways to correct alignment issues with the teeth. Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge invites anyone who has always dreamt of straighter teeth but has been put off by the concept of standard metal braces to join us for a consultation. There you will learn why this subtle brace system is growing rapidly in popularity.

lingual-bracesThere are many benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth whatever your age, and at Surrey Braces in Weybridge we are keen to point out that they are not just cosmetic. Bringing your teeth into proper alignment is beneficial for you dental and general health.

Straightening the teeth reduces the number of awkward to clean areas where dental plaque can accumulate. With a good brushing and flossing routine and regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist, teeth straightening can cut your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

If your bite is misaligned, this can affect your diet and, in some cases, make it hard to get proper nutrition. Unlike other cosmetic orthodontic systems, Incognito braces can correct significant bite issues. In some cases bruxism – grinding your teeth at night, which can cause headaches, ear aches, shoulder pain and, of course, worn teeth – can be helped by orthodontic treatment.

Incognito braces: the benefits

Incognito braces are made from metal, but unlike traditional brace systems they are attached to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of your teeth, which makes them invisible in everyday life, unless someone is looking directly into your mouth. Because this is likely only to be your dentist, orthodontist, or hygienist, nobody else needs to know you are having treatment unless you tell them.

With Incognito lingual braces, your orthodontist can correct a wide range of aesthetic concerns. Your treatment time will depend on the type and amount of correction that’s needed; your orthodontist will advise you of the predicted length of treatment when you come to our Weybridge clinic for an Incognito consultation.

Your Incognito braces will be carefully designed by your Weybridge orthodontist, using the latest 3D computer software to make sure that your appliance will fit your teeth perfectly.

Invisalign teeth straightening for adults and teenagers

Invisalign is one of the most popular modern methods of teeth straightening available from Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge. Unlike traditional braces, which are fixed to the teeth, this system comprises a series of clear, removable aligners, which fit comfortably over your teeth and guide them gently into an improved position.

invisalign-teethAt our Weybridge orthodontic centre, we believe that dental treatment should fit around your lifestyle as much as possible. The problem with traditional braces is that they often don’t; not only are the very obvious in the mouth, but also they are traditionally associated with lengthy treatment times. What’s more, a lot of people find their dental hygiene suffers when they wear fixed metal appliances for long periods of time, because they struggle to clean around their braces effectively.

That’s why we are pleased to offer a discreet, lifestyle-compatible alternative in the form of Invisalign. This treatment is suitable for adults and teenagers, so if you are interested in a subtler method of straightening your teeth, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental clinic for an Invisalign consultation.

Invisalign treatment in Weybridge

When you come to Surrey Braces for an Invisalign consultation, your orthodontist will first assess your dental situation to check that Invisalign is the most suitable treatment for you.

We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA. At a further appointment approximately three weeks later, we will perform a clinical check and will use the latest 3D software to show you the stages of your teeth’s movement, and the results you can expect.

The clinical check treatment plan will be used to make your customised aligners. This requires a deposit to be paid for your aligners to be made; we offer a number of finance options at our Weybridge dental centre.

Invisalign has many benefits. Because the aligners are clear, most people won’t notice them. Because they are removable, no special dental hygiene techniques are required during treatment. Although you need to wear your aligners approximately 20 hours per day so that treatment progresses as planned, they can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Why modern orthodontics needn’t mean a mouth full of metal

Orthodontics is thought of as standard for children and teenagers in the UK, but an increasing number of adults are also realising the benefits of orthodontic treatment. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge we offer a range of treatments for patients of all ages, using either fixed appliances – braces – or removable appliances – aligners.

weybridge-orthodonticsThe rise of discreet orthodontics

Our Weybridge dental clinic specialises in orthodontics, and offers a number of subtle ways to straighten your teeth. As more adults have sought help with straightening their teeth, so there has been a commensurate rise in discreet teeth straightening options.

This means that you no longer need to fear having a mouth full of metal for months on end whilst undergoing treatment. When you come to our Weybridge dental clinic for a consultation, your orthodontist will examine you, then will talk through the pros and cons of all relevant treatment options, enabling you to make an educated choice of treatment.

Some people may still be put off because they think orthodontics involves lengthy treatment and discomfort. However, as well as being subtler than tradition braces, many of these systems are also faster-acting, and considerable more comfortable.

Weybridge orthodontics: your options

Damon clear braces

Damon Clear braces have tieless brackets and high technology archwires, and have been clinically proven to move teeth quickly and comfortably. They produce predicable results, and work on average six months faster than traditional metal braces. Unlike some discreet orthodontics, they can correct a full spectrum of issues.

Invisalign clear aligners

This popular clear aligner system can be used to correct a number of orthodontic issues. They have the added benefit of being removable, making it easy to maintain good dental hygiene during treatment, with no specific additional techniques needed. You change your aligner fortnightly, and the number of aligners required will be discussed by your orthodontist when you come into our Weybridge clinic for your consultation.

Incognito lingual braces

A popular option at our Weybridge dental clinic, these braces are attached to the lingual (rear) surfaces of your teeth, meaning nobody will notice them in daily life.

Introducing Incognito: the braces that no-one can see

Incognito lingual braces are one of the most discreet orthodontic appliances around. At Surrey Braces in Weybridge we have used them to straighten scores of patients’ teeth successfully. If you are interested in teeth straightening treatment that nobody will be able to see, read on to discover how Incognito braces could be the perfect solution for you. . .

incognito-bracesWeybridge Incognito lingual braces

Most brace systems are attached to the front of your teeth, using gentle forces to guide them into a better position. Incognito braces are different: attached to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of your teeth, they work in exactly the same way as standard brace systems, with the added advantage that nobody will see them unless they are looking directly down into your mouth. As that’s likely to only be your dentist, hygienist, or orthodontist, friends, family, and colleagues won’t know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you choose to tell them.

There are various lingual brace systems available, but Incognito are the best-known brand and the only lingual system we use at our Weybridge dental practice. They produce predictable results, and are comfortable to wear. It may take a few days to get completely used to the feel of them on the back of your teeth, and you may find your speech or ability to play a brass or woodwind instrument mildly affected for a short time, but most people get used to these braces very quickly.

Unlike some other cosmetically focussed orthodontic appliances available from our Weybridge dental practice, Incognito braces can be used for a wide range of orthodontic issues. Your treatment time will depend on the type and amount of correction that is required.

Teeth straightening always has health advantages, no matter what your age. These include improving your oral health by reducing the areas in which plaque can build up, thus cutting your risk of dental decay and gum disease, and also reducing the risk of overall health problems such as heart disease, which gum disease has been linked to.

Your dental hygienist will advise you how to clean round your braces.

With Invisalign, teeth straightening can fit around your lifestyle

Invisalign offers an orthodontist a subtle, practical alternative to braces for straightening your teeth – and one that has minimal impact on your lifestyle. At Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces, this is just one of a number of discreet options we offer to patients who want straighter teeth. Whatever your orthodontic situation, we are committed to finding the perfect treatment to suit your needs.

invisalign-teethThe benefits of teeth straightening

An increasing number of UK adults are opting to straighten their teeth later in life. Whether they missed out on treatment when they were younger, or had treatment only for their teeth to move back to their original position, there has been a huge increase in demand for adult orthodontics in recent years.

It’s wrong to think of this as a vanity project, or a result of the expansion in interest in cosmetic dental treatments caused at least in part by the rise of celebrity culture. Whilst it’s true that there are many aesthetic benefits to be gained from using braces or aligners to straighten your teeth, there are also numerous benefits to be had for both dental and general health.

When you straighten your teeth, you make them easier to clean, because orthodontic treatment reduces the number of hard-to-reach gaps where plaque can build up. So long as you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, straightening your teeth can cut your risk of gum disease and dental decay.

Studies have linked gum disease to a number of general health concerns, including diabetes and heart disease, so teeth straightening with a subtle system such as Invisalign can benefit your general health, too.

Invisalign in Weybridge

Unlike braces, which are fixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable. When you come to our Weybridge practice for a consultation, your orthodontist will take measurements and impressions of your teeth for your aligners to be custom-made.

Made from clear plastic, Invisalign fits comfortably over your teeth. You can take your aligner out for short periods to eat, to clean, and to brush your teeth and you change your aligner every fortnight.

To book a Weybridge Invisalign consultation, contact Surrey Braces today.