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.

Incognito braces: the secret to straighter teeth

Incognito braces give a dentist or orthodontist the perfect way to straighten your teeth – in secret. They are just one of many discreet orthodontic options available from Weybridge dental centre Surrey Braces, all of which are designed to give you a beautifully aligned smile without the need for anyone to know you are having treatment.

Incognito-bracesIf you think braces are just for teenagers, you should think again. A growing number of adults are seeking teeth-straightening treatment later in life, and at our Weybridge dental practice we welcome patients of all ages for orthodontic consultations.

Similarly, if you believe that braces have to mean obvious metal contraptions, again it’s time to take a second look. At our Weybridge clinic we appreciate that the thought of a visible metal brace can be a barrier to treatment for many adults, who worry what impact wearing the appliance might have on their professional or personal life. That’s why we are proud to offer many alternative solutions.

It’s true that Incognito braces are made from metal, but if you decide to straighten your teeth this way, nobody will see them. How so? That’s simple. Incognito braces are lingual braces. That means they are attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of your teeth, which means that nobody will notice them in everyday life, and no-one but your dentist and orthodontist will know that you are having treatment.

If you are interested in finding out more about how Incognito lingual braces can be used to straighten your teeth in secret, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental centre for a consultation with an orthodontist.

Unlike some other discreet brace systems, which have their primary focus on the teeth that show when you smile, Incognito braces can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems. They are designed with comfort as well as discretion in mind, and will be custom-made to fit your teeth and your orthodontic situation perfectly.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest 3D imaging software to create a realistic view of the finished product, as well as being able to show you exactly what results to expect.

Invisalign: a discreet method of teeth straightening for adults

A large proportion of the adult population are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, and straighter teeth are up there as one of the top smile wish list items. Thanks to the advent of discreet orthodontic devices such as Invisalign, a dentist or orthodontist can now straighten your teeth subtly. Join us at Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces to find out how this treatment has helped scores of patients, and how you could be next.

teeth-straighteningIt is a bit of a misnomer to refer to discreet orthodontic devices as purely cosmetic. Of course, the aesthetic gains are what most people will notice first, but at our Weybridge dental centre we are keen to stress that there are numerous additional health benefits to be gained from such treatments as Invisalign.

One of the key points a dentist will give for adult teeth straightening is that straighter teeth are easier to keep clean. When teeth are poorly aligned, gappy, crooked, or crowded, it is easier for food particles to get trapped and for plaque bacteria to build up.

Even with good dental hygiene at home, you are likely to struggle to clean these areas efficiently, which can lead to dental decay and gum disease. By using Invisalign to better align your teeth, you make them easier to clean.

If you have front teeth that protrude (stick out), they are naturally more likely to be damaged, broken, or even lost through accident or injury. A trip or fall in which the first part of your body to hit the ground is your teeth could be very painful, and very damaging indeed. At our Weybridge dental clinic Invisalign is just one of the options for treating protruding front teeth.

Sometimes, a clinician will recommend orthodontic treatment before other cosmetic procedures, such as the placement of crowns or dental implants. In some cases, Invisalign can be beneficial to older patients whose teeth have drifted due to gum disease or tooth loss.

At Surrey Braces in Weybridge, we believe you are never too old to enjoy the benefits of teeth straightening treatment. Why not join us for an Invisalign consultation?

With Incognito lingual braces, nobody need know you’re having orthodontic treatment

Incognito braces are an excellent option for adults who want straighter teeth, whether they require minor, moderate, or major orthodontic correction. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, they are a popular method of teeth straightening, and are much more discreet than traditional orthodontic appliances.

incognito-bracesA lot of people, on hearing the word “braces”, will already be running to the hills in fear of the obvious metal appliances their peers wore at school. At our Weybridge dental centre, we believe these traditional metal braces are still the best option in a lot of cases, particularly for children and teenagers who are now able to customise their braces with coloured bands.

However, we also understand that for a lot of adults, and indeed for “selfie-conscious” teenagers, the obvious nature of these braces can be somewhat off-putting. The team at our Weybridge dental clinic are always keen to point out the health benefits to be gained from teeth straightening, so we want to erase any barriers that may exist to patients – of any age – seeking treatment.

That’s where Incognito braces come in. These are fixed metal appliances, which means that they can be used to correct the vast majority of orthodontic concerns, but they aren’t visible in day to day life. This isn’t the trickery of everyone’s new favourite magician Richard Jones (who wowed the country recently to win Britain’s Got Talent). In fact, it’s all down to the braces’ positioning.

Incognito are lingual braces. This means your orthodontist attaches them to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of the teeth, making them invisible in everyday life. Nobody will see them unless they are staring directly down into your mouth – and that’s most likely to be your dentist or orthodontist!

These braces also have a unique bracket and arch-wire design to improve both treatment times and comfort for the patient. Every set of Incognito lingual braces prescribed by the team at our Weybridge dental centre is custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth perfectly, and whilst they may take a few days to get used to (particularly if you play a wind or brass instrument) most people experience no problems.

Introducing Invisalign: the subtle way to straighten your teeth

Invisalign is a very popular way for adults and teenagers alike to straighten their teeth with maximum discretion. At Surrey Braces dental practice in Weybridge, it is one of a number of discreet orthodontic treatments that we offer to enable our patients to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without the need to wear obvious metal braces.

invisalign-weybridgeThe benefits of straightening your teeth

At our Weybridge dental practice we are keen to stress that whilst Invisalign and other subtle orthodontic treatments are described as “cosmetic orthodontics”, there are always health benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth.

Crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth are more difficult to keep clean. There are gaps that can be hard to reach, in which particles of food can get trapped, and plaque bacteria can then build up. This increases your chances of developing both tooth decay and gum disease, which can both ultimately lead to tooth loss.

Whatever your issues with the alignment of your teeth, contact the team at our Weybridge dental practice to find out how we can help. Here, we explore the benefits of treatment with Invisalign. . .

What is Invisalign?

Unlike standard braces, which are fixed in place, treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear aligners to gently guide your teeth into an improved position. Because they are removable, these aligners have next to no impact on your lifestyle and are invisible to the untrained eye in daily life. They also make it easy to maintain good dental hygiene during treatment, because you can take them out to clean them and to brush your teeth.

Invisalign treatment in Weybridge

When you come into our Weybridge clinic for an Invisalign consultation, your dental professional will assess if this is the best course of treatment for you.

Invisalign aligners can be used to correct a wider range of orthodontic issues than many cosmetic brace systems. Impressions will be taken of your teeth and your aligners will be made up. Every case is different, so the exact number of aligners you will require will be discussed by your dentist. You change your aligner fortnightly.

Incognito: the braces that most people can’t see

Incognito braces provide maximum discretion for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. They are one of the most popular brace systems at Weybridge dental centre Surrey Braces, and can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues.

incognito-bracesThe benefits of Incognito braces

Teeth straightening treatment is important not just for aesthetic reasons, but also to help preserve your dental health and, ultimately, prevent tooth loss. It is easier to keep well-aligned teeth clean because there are fewer gaps in which plaque can build up. So whatever your age, at our Weybridge dental practice we are always keen to stress that it is never too late to reap the benefits of straightening your teeth. Incognito braces are one of subtlest ways in which to achieve this.

Just the mention of the word “braces” may be enough to give you the shivers, as the majority of people still picture traditional metal fixed appliances that remain popular with teenagers, but not so much with adults.

Incognito braces are different. They are lingual braces, which means they are fitted to the rear (lingual) surfaces of your teeth. This makes them invisible in everyday life, so nobody need know that you are undergoing treatment unless you choose to tell them.

Whilst Incognito lingual braces are just one of the multitude of subtle teeth straightening options available from Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces, they are the ones that can correct the widest array of orthodontic problems.

Many discreet brace and aligner systems can only correct mild to moderate alignment issues with the teeth. Incognito braces can be used to treat more complex complaints, including issues with your bite (how your jaws meet each other). Your braces are completely customised to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. Your orthodontist will build in a unique prescription to get the results that you want.

The length of time that you will have to wear your Incognito lingual braces for will depend on the type and amount of correction that is needed, and you will be advised of this by your orthodontist when you come into Surrey Braces, Weybridge, for a consultation.

How Invisalign can straighten your teeth, with minimal impact on your lifestyle

Invisalign clear aligners offer a discreet and reliable alternative to fixed braces. They are one of the most popular treatments at Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces, not just because of their subtle approach, but also because of the minimal impact they have on your lifestyle.

invisalign-teethOrthodontics no longer needs to mean braces

Orthodontics has advanced a great deal over the past three decades, meaning that at our Weybridge dental practice we are able to offer a number of discreet solutions to teeth straightening. Whilst some of these treatments involve using either tooth-coloured metal appliances or lingual braces, which are fitted to the back surfaces of the teeth, clear aligners such as Invisalign are often a viable, invisible alternative.

Sometimes referred to as “invisible braces”, treatment with Invisalign in fact involves using a series of clear, removable aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and guide them into an improved position.

At our Weybridge dental centre we are always keen to emphasise that as well as making aesthetic improvements, and boosting your self-confidence, discreet orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign can also improve your dental health. It’s wrong to think of these devices as purely cosmetic appliances; ask any dentist and they will tell you that straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to clean.

Invisalign treatment in Weybridge

If you are interested in treatment with Invisalign, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge clinic for a consultation. We will undertake a complete clinical assessment and will take impressions of your teeth for your aligners to be made.

This system is backed up by excellent 3D computer software, enabling your dentist or orthodontist to show you what results you can expect before you start treatment.

When your aligners are ready, you will be called back to Surrey Braces to check that the first one fits perfectly. You will need to change your aligner every two weeks as your teeth start to move, and will have to wear a retainer at the end of treatment, to ensure that your teeth remain in their new position.

To book an Invisalign consultation in Weybridge, get in touch today.