How Invisalign can secretly straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to fixed braces for straightening teeth. At Weybridge dental clinic Surrey Braces, many patients have benefitted from treatment with Invisalign. Read on to discover how you could be next…

invisalign teethBenefits of teeth straightening

At our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to emphasise the additional health benefits of teeth straightening treatment in addition to a beautifully-aligned smile. When your teeth are properly aligned it is easier to keep them clean. There are fewer gaps in which dental plaque can build up, so by straightening your teeth with Invisalign you can cut your risk of gum disease and tooth decay – so long as you visit your hygienist and dentist regularly and keep up good oral hygiene at home, of course.

Maintaining your dental hygiene couldn’t be simpler with Invisalign. Unlike fixed braces, which require the mastery of special cleaning techniques for the duration of treatment, with these aligners all you need to do is pop them out for cleaning. Brush and floss your teeth as normal at least twice a day, and remember to take your aligner out when you eat and drink.

Weybridge Invisalign

When you come into our Weybridge dental clinic for an Invisalign consultation, your orthodontist will carry out an assessment to ensure that this is the most appropriate treatment option for your clinical needs.

Invisalign is backed up by advanced computer software, so your Weybridge orthodontist will be able to show you the projected results of treatment (and all the stages along the way) before you begin.

Treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that sit snugly over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position. Every patient’s needs will vary, so your orthodontist will let you know how many Invisalign aligners you will need. You change your aligner fortnightly as your teeth begin to move.

Because they are crafted from clear plastic, these aligners are invisible to the untrained eye. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer. We offer several subtle retainer options at our Weybridge clinic.

Incognito: the metal braces that nobody can see

Incognito are metal braces with a difference – nobody will see them in everyday life. They are one of the most popular options at Weybridge dental clinic Surrey Braces, and can be used to correct a wider range of orthodontic complaints than many cosmetic brace and aligner systems.

metal-bracesThe Emperor’s new clothes?

You may be wondering how Incognito braces can be invisible if they are made from metal. Their secret is very simple; instead of placing them on the front of your teeth, your Weybridge orthodontist will attach Incognito braces to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of your teeth. That means nobody will notice them unless they are looking directly down into your mouth. It’s perfectly possible that your treatment can be a secret between yourself, your dentist, hygienist, and orthodontist.

The benefits of straightening your teeth

At our Weybridge dental clinic, we will always stress that there are more than just aesthetic benefits to straightening your teeth, whether with Incognito or with an alternative appliance. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth because there are fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up. So long as you are efficient in your hygiene practices, straightening your teeth can cut your risk of both dental decay and periodontal disease.

Improving the position of your bite can also help to improve your diet, and will help to prevent too much strain being put on certain teeth.

Weybridge Incognito braces

When you come into our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito consultation, your orthodontist will first assess your suitability for treatment.

Incognito lingual braces are custom-designed to fit your teeth precisely. Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest computer software to design your braces, as well as to show you what results you can expect at the end of treatment.

You will need to make an appointment with your hygienist to learn how to clean around your braces effectively. It may take a few days to get fully used to your lingual braces – particularly if, for example, you play a brass or woodwind instrument, in which case you may need to modify your technique. However, most people settle in to Incognito very quickly.

The benefits of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are a tooth straightening treatment designed to work around your lifestyle. They are one of the most popular treatments at Weybridge dental centre Surrey Braces, which offers a number of both fixed and removable appliances to discreetly reposition your teeth.

straighten-teethAt our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to point out that there are more than just cosmetic benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth as an adult. When you improve the alignment of your teeth, you make them easier to keep clean, because you reduce the number of areas where dental plaque can gather and be difficult to remove.

Of course, you still need to practise good dental hygiene at home, and should visit both your dentist and hygienist as frequently as they tell you to, but so long as you do so then straightening your teeth can reduce your risk of both dental decay and gum disease – two major factors in premature tooth loss.

How Invisalign works

Whereas traditional orthodontic appliances are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are safe and easy to remove at home. Of course, you still need to wear them the majority of the time to ensure your treatment progresses as planned, but you can take them out for short spells to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush and floss your teeth as normal.

Invisalign fits comfortably over your teeth and gently guides them into a new position. Treatment takes place in fortnightly increments – you change your aligner every two weeks. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer. We have a number of discreet retainer options available at our Weybridge clinic.

One of the reasons Invisalign is among the most popular treatments at our Weybridge clinic is that as well as being removable, they are made from clear plastic, which renders them invisible to the untrained eye in everyday life.

You will need to come into our Weybridge clinic for monthly check-ups during treatment to make sure that everything progresses as planned. Treatment times vary; your orthodontist will advise you how many aligners you will need.

Discreet orthodontics: subtler routes to straighter teeth

An increasing number of adults are turning to orthodontics to straighten their teeth later in life. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, we appreciate that the main barrier to treatment for adults interested in orthodontics is the thought of having to wear obvious metal braces for months or even years on end. That’s why we are pleased to offer a number of more discreet alternatives.

orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern dentistry. As more adults are looking for subtle ways to straighten their teeth, so an increasing number of appliances are being developed to enable them to enjoy all the benefits of orthodontic treatment without the hassle or embarrassment of wearing fixed metal braces.

At our Weybridge dental centre we offer treatment with both discreet fixed appliances and clear, removable aligners. Each system has its benefits and is suited to different types of correction. When you come into our Weybridge clinic for a consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine the best course of treatment to meet your needs.

Benefits of orthodontics

The benefits of orthodontics are always more than just aesthetic, no matter which appliance you use. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, with fewer hard-to-reach areas where dental plaque can build up.

This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.

Weybridge orthodontics

Depending on your clinical need and any personal preference you may have for braces or aligners, your Weybridge orthodontist may recommend:

Invisalign

This popular system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, and Damon Clear are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction and binding.

Introducing Incognito – the metal braces nobody can see

Incognito lingual braces are an excellent option for people who want a subtler method of straightening their teeth and correcting issues with their bite. They are one of the most popular treatment options at Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, and can be used in cases when more extensive correction that that provided by cosmetic brace systems is required.

metal-bracesAt our Weybridge dental clinic we are always keen to point out that the benefits of teeth straightening – no matter how mild a degree of correction is required – are more than just aesthetic. It is easier to keep teeth clean when they are properly aligned, because there are fewer hard-to-clean gaps where food particles can collect and dental plaque can build up. As long as you visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis, and practice good dental hygiene at home, straightening your teeth will reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

If you have issues with your bite you may struggle to eat some foods, or may experience excessive wear and tear on specific teeth. Protruding front teeth are more at risk of accidental damage, for example through trips and falls. At our Weybridge clinic we can use Incognito lingual braces to correct all of these issues, boosting your health as well as your smile.

Weybridge Incognito braces

If you are interested in treatment with Incognito lingual braces, we invite you to join us at Surrey Braces in Weybridge for a consultation. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination in order for your braces to be made.

Incognito braces are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, whilst the latest 3D technology is used both in treatment planning and to predict results accurately.

The big difference between Incognito and regular braces is that this system is attached to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of your teeth. This means that nobody will notice them in everyday life, and people will only know that you are having treatment if you choose to tell them.

Treatment times will vary depending on the type and amount of correction required. Your Weybridge orthodontist will let you know your predicted treatment length.

The benefits of Invisalign for adult tooth straightening

Invisalign is a clear and comfortable alternative to fixed braces for straightening adult teeth. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, they are one of the most popular discreet orthodontic appliances around. Unlike some subtle appliances, which are best designed for mild cosmetic correction, Invisalign can be used to treat a wider range of concerns.

invisalign-teethIf you are interested in a more discreet way of straightening your teeth, we invite you to join us at our Weybridge dental clinic for an Invisalign consultation. Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical assessment to check if this is the most appropriate method of straightening your teeth.

Our Weybridge dental clinic offers a number of other subtle orthodontic options if Invisalign is not deemed suitable for your needs. However, if it is, your orthodontist will take impressions and photographs of your teeth as necessary to aid with treatment planning.

Invisalign is supported by the latest 3D computer software, which means that your orthodontist will be able to show you the projected end result of your treatment, as well as how your teeth will look during the various treatment stages. A further clinical check will be performed before you commit to your aligners.

Your Invisalign aligners will be made up at the company’s US laboratory, and you will be recalled to our Weybridge dental centre when they are ready.

Treatment with Invisalign takes place in fortnightly increments. You need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth begin to move. Because everybody’s dental situation is different, the number of aligners required to complete treatment will vary from patient to patient. Your orthodontist will let you know how many you will need during the treatment planning stage.

A huge advantage of treatment with Invisalign is that you can take your aligners out for brief spells at home. Of course, you need to wear them most of the time – ideally for between 20 and 22 hours per day – to ensure treatment goes as planned, but you can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and brush your teeth. What’s more, thanks to their clear nature, nobody will notice you are wearing them.

Choosing Incognito lingual braces to subtly correct orthodontic issues

Incognito lingual braces are a discreet brace system that can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, from the quick and simple to the more severe. At Surrey Braces dental centre in Weybridge, they are one of the most popular brace systems for adults in need of orthodontic correction.

lingual-bracesBenefits of Incognito braces

The biggest barrier to treatment among adults who want to straighten their teeth is the thought of wearing obvious metal braces for a long period of time. Braces remain, in many cases, the best way for your dentist or orthodontist to improve the alignment of your teeth, because they afford maximum control over each tooth’s movement, and produce highly predictable results.

However, at our Weybridge dental centre we understand the concerns people have about having to live, work, and socialise with a very obvious metal appliance for months or even years. That’s why we believe, in many cases, Incognito lingual braces are the best solution.

Whilst they are made of metal, Incognito braces won’t be obvious in daily life – in fact, they are unlikely to be noticed at all. That’s because they are lingual braces, which means they are fitted to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of the teeth. This means that only you, your dentist and your orthodontist need to know you are having treatment – unless you choose to tell friends, family, or colleagues, they simply won’t see them.

When you come to our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito braces consultation, your orthodontist will assess the type and amount of correction you require. Unlike some other more cosmetically-focused discreet brace systems, Incognito lingual braces can correct a full spectrum of orthodontic complaints.

Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest 3D digital imaging technology to design your braces and show you predicted results of treatment. Once your braces are fitted you will quickly get used to them, although minor speech issues may arise for the first couple of days.

You will need to come into our Weybridge dental practice for periodic check-ups for the duration of treatment, and once your treatment is complete you will need to wear a retainer.

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.