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.

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.