What is orthodontics?

As we grow and our adult teeth develop, they can often grow unevenly. This results in crossing, crooked protruding and unevenly spaced or misaligned teeth. Not only does this look unattractive but misaligned teeth can cause a wide range of dental problems in the long term.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeOrthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry relating to correcting the alignment of the teeth in the mouth. Orthodontic treatments usually involve wearing braces and some teeth may need to be removed to make room for the remaining teeth to be straightened. Braces are generally used to gently move the teeth within the jawbone and regular appointments are needed to adjust the braces as the teeth gradually move. At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, treatments are available for both private patients of all ages and some NHS patients under the age of 18. We offer a complete service for both children and adults who require teeth-straightening procedures.

How can orthodontics help me?

Here at our practice in Weybridge, orthodontics can be used to correct a wide range of problems such as:

  • closing wide gaps between teeth,
  • correcting a misaligned bite,
  • altering the shape of the jaw to improve speech,
  • straightening crooked, crossing or protruding teeth,
  • re-aligning the tips of the teeth for a more even smile.

You may be referred to an orthodontic dentist by your regular dentist or you may have heard from friends or family members about the benefits that they have enjoyed from having their teeth straightened. To help you decide whether you might be able to benefit from receiving some orthodontic treatment, our dedicated team of practitioners will work together with you from your first appointment and initial assessment to establish your goals and help you achieve a smile to be proud of.

What can I expect when I visit Weybridge Orthodontics?

At your first appointment the orthodontist will examine your face, the jaws and teeth to diagnose the underlying causes of your dental problems as well as assessing the overall condition of your teeth. This is to ensure that your teeth are healthy enough to benefit from being straightened. If they are then it will be necessary to take X-ray images, photographs and impressions (moulds) of your teeth to help your orthodontist accurately assess the problems with your bite. This information is used to create a suitable treatment plan to straighten your teeth, improve your bite and give you healthy and attractive smile.

Invisalign: invisible alignment

In Weybridge, Invisalign is one of the most popular ways of getting your teeth straightened.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a wide range of teeth straightening systems to suit every patient’s lifestyle needs. If you require gradual and discreet teeth straightening in Weybridge, Invisalign could be the treatment for you.

invisalign-in-weybridgeYour journey with Invisalign in Weybridge

Let’s look at what you can expect to happen with Invisalign, including payments.

Right now, you could begin your journey to straighter teeth by taking advantage of our special offer on initial consultations, for which we are charging only £35. You need a consultation so that we can determine if Invisalign is the best teeth straightening system for you.

If it is, then we next take impressions of your teeth and send them off to the Invisalign laboratory in the United States. About three weeks later, you come back for your next appointment. During this clinical check appointment, we will use a 3D computer modelling treatment plan to show you how your teeth look now, how they will move during treatment and how your lovely new straighter smile will look at the end of the treatment.

If you are ready to go ahead with the treatment plan, then we can next get your aligners made up, for which you will need to pay a deposit. This is for manufacturing the aligners.

The aligners are a series of very thin rigid thermoplastic resin mouth trays that fit so snugly over your teeth that no one else will notice you are wearing them. Each aligner is slightly different, representing one step along the path your need to travel. The pressure from the plastic gently moves the teeth. Depending on your dental needs, you can expect to wear between 12 and 48 of these aligners, each one for about two weeks, although we might advise you to wear one or two for longer.

Because Invisalign invisible aligners are removable, you can take them out to clean them, and your teeth. It also means that you can leave them off for particularly important occasions, but you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day if you are to stick to the treatment schedule.

The cost for Invisalign in Weybridge starts from £1,884.25 for children and adults.

Different orthodontic options to suit you and your lifestyle

With advances in technology and techniques, the number of ways to discreetly straighten your teeth is expanding. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a wide range of orthodontic treatment systems for adults and children.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeIn 2017, the latest orthodontics in Weybridge offer a choice between fixed braces or removable aligners. When you come to see us for a thorough consultation, we will be able to talk you through all of your treatment options, taking into account your dental needs and desired outcome, your lifestyle and your budget.

Health as well as beauty

Orthodontic treatments have health benefits as well as aesthetic ones. This is because straight teeth are easier to keep clean and free from dental plaque than crowded or crooked teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

If your jaws don’t meet each other properly, you can experience problems with biting and chewing food, and this can lead to headaches and migraines and night-time grinding. Orthodontic appliances for such issues can be very effective.

Our menu of appliances for orthodontics in Weybridge

Our dentist will run through the various appliances and find the right one for your needs when you come to use for a consultation. Here are some of the options that you may be offered.

Incognito braces are different from the fixed braces we all know, most notably because they are fitted onto the tongue-side (lingual) of the teeth rather than the front of the teeth. Having the brackets and wires inside the teeth means that they are hidden from view, invisible in daily life, unless someone gazes right down into your mouth when you are laughing. Secondly, the brackets are made from a gold alloy rather than metal or ceramics. The brackets are custom-made to fit the contours of the lingual sides of your teeth.

Invisalign

As far as orthodontics in Weybridge go, Invisalign has proved to be one of the most popular systems. This treatment is based not on brackets and wires, but on a series of clear, removable aligners that gently shift the teeth into a straighter position.

These transparent aligners are also very thin (0.3mm), making them invisible to the casual observer, and because they are removable this means they are easy to keep clean and so are your teeth.

Keep your braces in the background

If you are one of the increasing number of adults who are thinking about having their teeth straightened, you probably also want to have braces that aren’t going to result in a daily onslaught of personal comments, however well meant.

If you live in Weybridge, Incognito could be the solution you are looking for to keep your dental treatment private.

incognito-braces-in-weybridgeIncognito is the name of a brand of braces that are effective, but incredibly discreet, hence the name.

In Weybridge, Incognito braces are available from Weybridge Orthodontics, your local dental clinic that focusses on teeth straightening. Incognito is one of the many different systems we offer.

This system fixes the braces onto the insides of the teeth, rather than on the front. This means that people cannot see them, and will not know you are wearing braces unless you wish them to.

100% made just for you

Incognito braces are the only braces system on the dental market today to be 100% customised to fit your teeth and dental requirements. The brackets are custom-made to hug the lingual (tongue) side of your teeth, and there is a bracket on each tooth. The arch wires and bonding trays are also made to your measurements and needs, making them comfortable to wear while delivering targeted results.

No fuss maintenance

Because Incognito braces are tucked away behind your teeth, you can carry on going on about your daily business without the self-consciousness that comes with other kinds of braces, and because they are permanently fixed to your teeth, you do not have to remove them to eat or to clean them.

What we do

When you come to us at Weybridge Orthodontics for a consultation, we use 3D imaging technology to show you an accurate representation of how your teeth will look after treatment. We will also make a detailed and thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, taking precise and detailed measurements to ensure that your braces are a comfortable design and fit.

Take advantage of our special offer

Right now, in Weybridge, Incognito consultations are on special offer here at Weybridge Orthodontics, for just £35. And, if you make the decision to take up the treatment, and then refer a friend to us for treatment, we will give you £25. Why not give us a call today and make an appointment?

Reasons to choose Invisalign in Weybridge

Invisalign clear braces are a quick and effective way to straighten your teeth without the pain and hassle associated with traditional metal braces.

invisalign-in-weybridgeIf you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may be a candidate for Invisalign in Weybridge. This treatment is also recommended for other dental problems such as widely gapped or overcrowded teeth as well as overbites and underbites.

In Weybridge, Invisalign clear braces are used to treat these conditions, whichcan have a negative impact on your looks and deter you from keeping your teeth clean and healthy. At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, Invisalign patients achieve their desired results in as little as one year.

Here are a few reasons why Invisalign could be the ideal teeth straightening treatment for you or your teenager.

Discretion

The main reason why adults choose Invisalign as an alternative to conventional braces is the fact that they are made of clear aligners which are hard to notice. Many teenagers and adults are often frightened by the prospect of metal braces. With Invisalign clear braces, very few people will notice that you are having tour teeth straightened – unless you tell them, meaning little or no impact on your lifestyle.

Removable aligners

Invisalign patients have to wear their aligners for at least 20 hours each day, which means that they can be removed when you eat or want to brush and floss your teeth. This way you don’t need to change your daily routine drastically and you can eat whatever you want.

No more pain

Invisalign braces are extremely comfortable to wear because they fit snugly over your teeth and gums. Unlike metal braces where uncomfortable tightening sessions are part of the treatment, Invisalign aligners are switched out every two weeks in the comfort of your own house.

Fast results

The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your dental issues and your individual commitment to the plan. If you have minor teeth or bite problems, you could see your final results in as little as six months, however, average treatment time is between six months and a year and a half.

Orthodontics in Weybridge: metal braces versus Invisalign

Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign are viable and effective options for most teeth alignment issues in Weybridge. Orthodontics,

however, is a complex area and your dentist may indicate one treatment over another, depending on the severity of your crooked teeth and bite issues.

orthodontics-in-weybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics in Surrey, we realise that each patient’s needs are unique and we do our best to give you a healthy and beautiful smile. Our patients can choose between traditional metal braces with a modern twist or Invisalign clear braces.

Metal braces

With modern technology, braces have come a long way and are much lighter and more versatile than they used to be. Metal braces with coloured elastic bands is a new, fun and aesthetically pleasing way to straighten your teeth.

Metal braces have been used for decades in orthodontics to fix the alignment of teeth. Of course, the materials and technology used have changed throughout years, but the mechanism remains the same. Metal braces consist of fixed brackets that have a wire running through them moving your teeth to the correct positions in your mouth.

As opposed to Invisalign, metal braces are able to correct even very complicated issues of crooked and misaligned teeth.

However, with metal braces come various dietary restrictions and a constant commitment to brushing your teeth thoroughly to help keep your mouth healthy.

Invisalign

If you do not want to wear metal braces and wish to enjoy the convenience of being able to remove your braces when eating and brushing your teeth, Invisalign may be the right treatment for you.

Invisalign aligners are clear, therefore most people won’t even notice you are wearing them. Since the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. At the same time, you can remove the aligners if you wish to brush and floss your teeth, therefore maintaining good oral hygiene.

However, Invisalign cannot treat severely crooked teeth and is not suitable for children.

Contact us

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age for orthodontics in Weybridge. For more information or to book an appointment, do not hesitate to call us.

The secret of three million smiles

There’s a secret revolution happening around the world and the great thing is that you too can be part of it! The secret is the solution that many adults are turning to for straight and healthy looking teeth.

invisalign-in-weybridgeIn Weybridge, Invisalign braces are the preferred choice for many adults who have decided that they deserve a winning smile. We are all aware of the impact that a beautiful smile has on us, as well as how a less than perfect smile can affect our confidence as well as our long-term oral health. While metal braces are a very effective way to straighten our teeth they are not always a suitable choice for those of us who work in a professional environment where our appearance is an important consideration.

At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, we recognise how important it is to our patients to have a treatment that not only solves their dental issues, but also works as part of their lifestyle.

A clear and simple solution

There’s a good reason that so many people are choosing to use Invisalign in Weybridge.

Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, no one is likely to notice that you’re wearing them. This helps Invisalign fit seamlessly into your everyday life. Unlike fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that need adjusting as the treatment progresses, meaning that you spend less time in the dentist’s chair during the treatment. The removable aligners also allow you to maintain your regular brushing and flossing routine as well as being able to eat and drink what you want, when you want.

The goals are in sight right from the start

Because all the aligners are made at the beginning of the treatment, we can show you exactly how your teeth will look at the end of the procedure before you even begin. The length of time taken to achieve your finished look will depend on the degree of straightening and realignment that is required but you will begin to see a difference in a few weeks. Each set of aligners are each worn for just two weeks.

If straighter teeth and a more confident smile are on your to do list, come in at talk to us about Invisalign in Weybridge. We are waiting to give you more to smile about.

The modern, invisible alternative to traditional braces

Incognito™ braces straighten your teeth without being seen. The braces are fitted to the back of your teeth, so no one will ever know that you are wearing them (unless you actually tell them).

The Incognito™ Appliance System uses a fully customised lingual bracket system to straighten misaligned teeth. This means that the braces sit behind your teeth, hidden from view. At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, we will create a set of braces that are unique to you, to help you achieve the results that you want. Because they are completely out of sight, you can talk and smile confidently without worrying about how you look. They are fixed and comfortable to wear so there is no need to remove them when eating or drinking.

incognito-bracesIncognito™ in Weybridge

Although Incognito™ braces are an ideal option for adults because they do not affect the appearance of your teeth, they are also suitable for younger patients who would prefer to keep their braces invisible. This makes this system a great choice for you if you work in a professional environment where your appearance is important. Customised to precisely fit your teeth from the measurements taken at our practice in Weybridge, Incognito™ braces are made using state of the art technology with custom-made arch wires, brackets and bonding trays; each element is designed to deliver targeted results. The appliances are designed using 3D technology to give precise results that will give you a smile you can be proud of.

Discreet, convenient and comfortable

There is a growing demand for better ways to correct poorly aligned teeth and more patients than ever are searching for orthodontic treatments that are discreet as well as convenient. We are constantly aiming to find the best solutions for tooth straightening and are pleased to be able to offer our patients here in Weybridge Incognito ™braces, which we believe are an innovative and effective system for straightening your teeth.

To find out more about this treatment, book an appointment with us and see what Incognito ™can do for you and remember, unless you tell someone, this will be your secret to a beautiful smile.

Invisalign: the difference is clear

Many of our patients are looking for ways to improve the appearance of their teeth and we strive to offer a full range of services and products to help them to do this. One of the most effective ways to improve your long term dental health as well as your appearance is to correct crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth by using braces. We believe that for a long term dental treatment to be successful it must be compatible with our patients’ needs and lifestyle. This why at Weybridge Orthodontics,we use Invisalign. We find that these clear braces are an effective and reliable solution for correcting poorly aligned teeth and creating winning smiles.

invisalign-in-weybridgeStraighter teeth gently with Invisalign in Weybridge

The Invisalign treatment consists of a range of virtually invisible, removable aligners that are worn for a minimum of 22 hours each day and are changed every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually made for your teeth and as you change to the next aligner, your teeth gradually move, until they have straightened to the final position.

In Webridge, Invisalign braces are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, and most of the time you will forget that you are even wearing them. The time it takes to complete the treatment varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of each straightening issue. Your orthodontist will explain the whole procedure with you before starting the treatment to make sure that you are happy with the plan.

The Invisalign treatment made just for you

When you come for your first appointment to find out about Invisalign in Weybridge we will need to take an impression of your teeth to make sure that the procedure is suitable for you. Once this has been confirmed we will put together a detailed treatment plan. This includes a digital3D image of how your teeth will look on completion of the treatment.

If you are ready to transform your smile using a system that fits discretely and easily into your life, Invisalign in Weybridge could be the answer you are looking for.

Complete confidence with Incognito braces

There are plenty of options that are available for teeth straightening in modern dentistry. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we make sure that we offer as many of these as possible to our patients so that, whatever your priorities are, you can choose something that fits in with your lifestyle.

incognito-bracesIf your main concern is maintaining your standard of appearance while you have a teeth straightening treatment, then you might like to consider Incognito. Weybridge Orthodontics carries this special brand of braces that offers the most discreet solution possible.

How do they work?

Many brands claim to be almost invisible. However, if something goes over the front of your teeth then there will always be a possibility that someone will notice it. When you get Incognito in Weybridge, the braces are fitted to the backs of your teeth. No one will notice them because there is nothing on the front of your teeth to see.

In all other ways, Incognito work the same as any other method. This is by applying pressure to the teeth in order to get them to gently move over time.

Will they hurt?

All braces have the potential to cause discomfort. Shifting the teeth and bone of the mouth around in order to create a new order will create some sensations. These should be mild and easy to control with painkillers.

Incognito braces will not interfere with your speech or tongue, though can take some getting used to at first as you adapt to the new shape of your mouth.

Why do we offer Incognito in Weybridge?

We want you be able to choose the solution that is right for you. Many dentists do not work with lingual braces because they can be difficult to adjust once they are fitted. However, we have skills and experience in this area and are confident we can offer you a safe and effective treatment.

Book an initial consultation to discuss your options. We will be open with you about the benefits and challenges of all of our teeth straightening methods so that you can decide what works for you. After that, we will make a detailed plan with you and look forward to supporting you on your treatment journey.