Modern orthodontics: so much more than just metal braces

In 2016, orthodontics does not need to equate to metal braces. At Weybridge dental practice Surrey Braces, we are proud to offer a number of more discreet treatment options, designed to fit around your lifestyle.

orthodontics weybridgeSadly, all too many adults still picture metal train track braces when they hear the word “orthodontics”. Whilst it’s true that these appliances are still popular with teenagers, with a number of customisation options available to create a truly individual style, and are a highly effective method by which a dentist or orthodontist can move your teeth, it’s not hard to understand why a lot of adults are put off at the thought of wearing obvious metal devices that are traditionally associated with lengthy treatment times.

At our Weybridge dental practice we are keen to point out that this is not the only option. Depending on your needs, we can use either discreet braces or clear aligners to move your teeth into an improved position – often more quickly than you thought.

Your first step should be to come into our Weybridge clinic for an orthodontics consultation. You will be seen by an experienced orthodontist, who will undertake a complete clinical examination as well as taking lifestyle factors into account, before talking you through the most appropriate treatments.

Among the options available from our Weybridgedental practice are:

Incognito lingual braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, because they offer your dentist or orthodontist maximum control over each tooth’s movement. Lingual braces such as Incognito can treat a full spectrum of orthodontic issues, but have one massive difference from traditional appliances: they are attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of the teeth, which renders them invisible in daily life.

Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth to gently guide them into a new position. You change your aligner fortnightly, as your teeth move. Because they are removable, they make maintaining dental hygiene easy during treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Thoroughly modern orthodontics, these tooth-coloured cosmetic braces work rapidly by focussing on those teeth that show when you smile.

Invisalign: a tooth-straightening treatment to fit around your lifestyle

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that enables your dentist/orthodontist to realign your teeth with minimal impact on your lifestyle. At Weybridge clinic Surrey Braces we believe that, whenever possible, dental treatment should fit around the patient, which is why we are pleased to offer a number of discreet teeth straightening treatments.

tooth-straighteningOrthodontics isn’t just for children and teenagers. At our Weybridgedental centre we are seeing an increasing demand from adults for teeth straightening treatment. It could be that you didn’t have the chance to have your teeth straightened in your youth, or you may have experienced adult relapse – in which your teeth shift back to their original position after treatment is complete.

A lot of adults face a conundrum: they wish that they had straighter teeth, but they are reluctant to wear obvious metal braces. That’s where discreet treatments, including Invisalign, come in.

At Surrey Braces in Weybridge we are always keen to point out that teeth straightening treatment is never just about aesthetics. It is easier to keep well-aligned teeth clean, because there are fewer gaps for food particles to get trapped in and for plaque and tartar to build up. Choosing to straighten your teeth, whatever your age, is an obvious boon for your dental health, and can have a positive impact on your general health, too.

Invisalign can be used to correct a wider range of problems than standard cosmetic braces. Treatment takes place in fortnightly increments; your dentist or orthodontist will prescribe you the required series of aligners and you will need to change them every two weeks as your teeth start to move.

Two huge benefits of Invisalign treatment are that the aligners are both clear – so invisible to the untrained eye – and removable, meaning they have next to no impact on your day-to-day life.

Incognito: the secret behind straighter teeth

Incognito braces can straighten your teeth without anybody knowing you are having treatment. They are just one of the discreet brace systems available at Weybridgedental practice Surrey Braces, part of an increased demand for orthodontic treatment that isn’t immediately obvious.

straighter-teethHow Incognito braces work

Unlike other brace systems, which are attached to the front of the teeth, Incognito are lingual braces – which means they are fitted to the rear surfaces of the teeth. This means that they are not noticeable in everyday life, and nobody needs to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment until you unveil your beautiful new smile.

We offer several discreet orthodontic options at our Weybridgedental centre. Some of these systems are designed primarily for cosmetic correction, focusing on the teeth that show when you smile and working in just a few months.

Incognito can correct a full spectrum of orthodontic issues, including major problems. Treatment times vary and depend on the type and amount of correction that you need; this will be discussed when you come into our Weybridgedental centre for your initial orthodontic consultation.

With Incognito braces, a fully customised lingual bracket system is used to gradually move your teeth. These braces include custom-made brackets, archwires, and bonding trays, all of which have been designed to deliver targeted results without you having to endure an obvious mouth full of metal for months or years on end.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest 3D imaging technology to custom-design your appliance and to show you the results you can expect after treatment.

Because these braces are fitted to the back of the teeth, some people find they take a little longer to get used to than standard braces, but in a matter of days you will barely notice they are there. Your hygienist will design a bespoke cleaning routine to help you maintain good dental hygiene during treatment.

Weybridge Orthodontics: From humble beginnings to one of the best practices in Surrey

Weybridge Orthodontics is the largest Orthodontic practice in South East England. The practice was established 12 years ago by Dr James Stubbs when he started by renting space in a dental surgery one day a week with a nurse. We now have large purpose built premises with 6 dedicated surgeries and state of the art equipment.

We have come from humble beginnings to become the largest practice in the South East England region and this has all been achieved through the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Weybridge Orthodontics who have joined the growing practice over the course of these years. Dr James Stubbs, together with his team of Orthodontists and Orthodontic Therapists, has provided treatment to over 22,000 patients during this time.

The team at Weybridge Orthodontics has a positive attitude which drives the practice and results in a caring and personal approach to patient care. This is evident throughout the practice as soon as you walk through the doors. We have earned the trust of our patients and as a result have become one of the most sought after practices within the Surrey area. This means that we have patients coming to us from far and wide. We offer the best quality of care for our patients and frequently treat various members of the same family. We have also provided treatment to the children of our various reffering dentists. We feel this sets us apart from our competitors.

As a practice we work together to support and promote local businesses and charities. We have worked closely with hospice shops to help raise funds for them to help patients who benefit from their services. We frequently hold cupcake sales onsite to raise funds for this purpose and find that all our patients, members of staff and general public have supported us enormously with this.

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Invisalign: a subtle way to straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular teeth-straightening options at Surrey Braces in Weybridge. They are a modern and effective way by which a dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth, invisible to the untrained eye and removable for short periods so you can eat what you like and can easily maintain good dental hygiene.

invisalign-teethWhat is Invisalign for?

Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. When you come into our Weybridgedental centre for a consultation, your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination, and will assess whether this is the best treatment option for your needs.

Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a custom-made series of clear aligners that are made to fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into a new position. Your treatment progresses in two-week increments, which means that you will need to change your aligner every fortnight as your teeth begin to move into their new position.

At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer to make sure your teeth don’t try to shift back to their original position. We offer a number of discreet retainer options at our Weybridgedental clinic.

Your Invisalign consultation

Your orthodontist will first assess your suitability for Invisalign treatment, and will then take impressions of your teeth. Using the latest computer software, they will be able to show you the results you can expect at the end of treatment.

Your aligners will be custom-made at the Invisalign laboratory in the USA and you will be called back to our Weybridgedental centre when they are ready. Whilst the aligners are easily removable, you should wear them for approximately 22 hours a day. You will require periodic check-ups at our Weybridge clinic during treatment.

Orthodontics in later life: why you’re never too old for treatment

Orthodontics might be traditionally associated with children and teenagers, but at Surrey Braces in Weybridge we believe you are never too old to enjoy the benefits of teeth straightening treatment. Whether you require quick cosmetic correction or have more extensive alignment issues, we are convinced that we can help you – in a more discreet way than you might think.

orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics in Weybridge

Another common mistake that people make is to think that orthodontics has to mean obvious metal braces. At our Weybridgedental centre we offer a number of more discreet alternatives – orthodontic treatment designed for the modern age, designed to adjust the position of your teeth without everybody knowing that you are having treatment.

If you are interested in discreet orthodontics, call into our Weybridgedental clinic for a consultation. Your orthodontist will perform an in-depth clinical examination in order to diagnose your condition, then will talk you through the pros and cons of all relevant treatments.

At Surrey Braces we believe your dental treatment should fit around your lifestyle as much as possible. We offer treatment with both fixed appliances – braces – and removable ones – aligners – and whilst the primary concern will be to find the best option to suit your clinical needs, lifestyle factors will also be taken into consideration.

Among the options for patients interested in orthodontics at our Weybridgedental centre are:

Tooth-coloured braces

Tooth-coloured braces may be primarily cosmetic, or may be used for more extensive correction. They comprise tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.

Clear aligners

Aligners such as Invisalign aren’t just next-to invisible, they are also removable, which means you can take them out to eat, drink, and clean – making maintaining dental hygiene during treatment easy, with no special cleaning techniques required.

Lingual braces

Fitted to the rear surfaces of your teeth, nobody will notice these braces in daily life.

Incognito: the braces nobody knows you are wearing

Incognito lingual braces are an excellent treatment option for patients who want to straighten their teeth without anybody knowing they are having treatment. At Weybridgedental practice Surrey Braces we find these braces are an excellent option for those people who require more extensive correction than many cosmetic orthodontic devices provide.

incognitoOne of the huge benefits of Incognito is that they can correct anything from mild to extensive orthodontic issues. They are metal braces, but unlike the train-track devices that are popular with teenagers but not so much with adults, they are fitted to the rear or lingual surfaces of your teeth. That means that they are invisible in everyday life, so nobody will know you are having treatment unless you decide to tell them.

WeybridgeIncognito appointments

If you are interested in treatment with Incognito lingual braces, we invite you to join us at our Weybridgedental practice for a consultation with an orthodontist. They will perform a thorough clinical examination to assess if this is the best type of treatment to suit your needs.

We always stress that dental treatment should fit around your lifestyle, whilst also producing predictable and beautiful results. In many cases, Incognito is the best way to achieve this.

The braces are custom-made to fit your teeth exactly, for maximum comfort. The brackets are designed for maximum comfort during treatment, and whilst it may take a little longer to get used to an appliance on the back of your teeth, you very soon won’t be bothered by them.

Musicians who play woodwind or brass instruments may have to alter their playing technique, and some people find their speech slightly affected for a few days, but again you will quickly adapt and get used to your braces. Treatment times will vary depending on your needs, and you will be advised of yours at your initial consultation.

Invisalign: a subtler route to straighter teeth

Invisalign affords your dentist or orthodontist a subtler way to straighten your teeth. At Weybridgedental practice Surrey Braces, we have helped many patients to improve the alignment of their smile, and with it boost their self-esteem, with the help of this system of custom-made clear aligners.

Invisalign in Weybridge

invisalignIf you are interested in teeth-straightening treatment, perhaps having missed out on orthodontics as a youngster or having had treatment only to suffer adult relapse, we invite you to join us at our Weybridgedental practice for an Invisalign consultation.

We believe that dental treatment should work with your lifestyle, whilst also achieving excellent results. For adult patients interested in teeth straightening, we often find that Invisalign provides the perfect solution. Unlike some other cosmetic orthodontic systems, which focus only on the front teeth, these aligners can correct a wider range of orthodontic concerns.

When you come into our clinic you will be seen by an experienced orthodontist, who will perform a detailed clinical examination to assess your suitability for this treatment. Thanks to the advanced computer software that backs up Invisalign, they will be able to show you exactly what results you can expect right from the outset.

How treatment works

Treatment with Invisalign involves using a series of clear aligners that are made to fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into a new position. The exact number of aligners required varies on a case-to-case basis and will be discussed by your orthodontist at your initial consultation.

You need to change your aligner every two weeks as your teeth start to move, and you will need to come for periodic check-ups at our Weybridgedental practice to ensure that your treatment is progressing as predicted.

The aligners are clear and removable, meaning that you can take them out for short periods to eat, clean, and brush your teeth. You should wear them for approximately 22 hours a day.

Incognito: the braces that no-one need know about

Incognito lingual braces can correct anything from mild to severe orthodontic problems, without anyone knowing you are having treatment. They are one of the most popular options at our Weybridgedental practice, and the unique design of their brackets means they are much more comfortable than traditional orthodontic appliances.

incognito-lingual-bracesAn increasing number of adults are contacting our Weybridgedental clinic wanting to straighten their teeth, but not wanting the whole world to know about it. It’s not difficult to see why the thought of traditional braces can be off-putting to adults, because they are not particularly compatible with a busy adult lifestyle. That’s where Incognito lingual braces come in.

There are a number of discreet orthodontic appliances on the market, but many of them focus primarily on the cosmetic aspect of your smile. They are designed to work on the front teeth – those on display when you smile – and are an excellent treatment option for minor correction. However, if you need to make more significant adjustments to the positioning of your teeth, or of your bite – how your jaws meet together – Incognito braces could be the perfect solution.

When you come for an Incognito consultation at our Weybridgedental clinic, your orthodontist will be able to provide a realistic 3D image of what results you can expect from treatment thanks to the advanced computer software we use.

Incognito lingual braces are custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly, so a thorough clinical examination will be required at the start of treatment.

Your exact treatment time will depend on the amount and type of correction required, and your orthodontist will advise you of this when you come to our Weybridge clinic for an Incognito consultation.

Woodwind and brass instrument players may find that they need to adjust their playing style when wearing these braces, but they cause no significant problems with speech or comfort.

Orthodontics: not just for teenagers

Orthodontics isn’t just for teenagers. At Surrey Braces dental practice, Weybridge, our skilled orthodontic team offer a number of treatments designed to help adult patients straighten their smile – and the good news is, many of these treatments are practically invisible. That means you can get the straighter teeth you’ve always dreamt of, without the mouth full of metal you’ve always feared.

orthodonticsWhat is discreet orthodontics?

Discreet orthodontics uses either clear or tooth-coloured appliance to guide your teeth into a new position. These may be fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners. When you come to our Weybridgedental practice for a consultation your orthodontist will discuss the pros and cons of all relevant treatments with you, so that you can make an educated choice about your treatment.

We also offer treatment with Incognito lingual braces at our Weybridgedental clinic. These are traditional metal braces with one big difference – they are attached to the rear or lingual surfaces of the teeth, making them unnoticeable in daily life. Lingual braces can correct a huge number of orthodontic problems.

Clear aligners

One of the most popular discreet orthodontics treatments at our Weybridge clinic is the Invisalign system of clear aligners. These clear plastic appliances are practically invisible, and most people won’t even know that you are having treatment.

You will be provided with a series of aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. They guide them into a new position, and you change your aligner fortnightly as your teeth move.

Tooth-coloured braces

We offer a number of tooth-coloured braces at our Weybridgedental practice, including Damon and Clarity. These braces have been designed to blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, using clear and tooth-coloured components for a high degree of discretion.

Many of these braces also have considerably shortened treatment times when compared with traditional orthodontics.