Braces behind your teeth with Incognito in Weybridge

Braces don’t really add to your image. As a kid, you can expect to get teased for having braces, so if you are an adult in an important position at work, or perhaps you deal with the public, or have to look extra well-groomed in some way, the last thing you need is braces on your teeth.

Trouble is, the first thing you need is great, well aligned teeth. It’s a conundrum, that’s for sure. Or at least it used to be, but dental researchers have been working hard over the last couple of decades to design braces that don’t dominate your mouth. There are several that work well on mild to moderate misalignment issues, but if you have more complex issues, does it mean you have to have the metal mouth look?

Incognito in WeybridgeNo, not if you come for Incognito in Weybridge with us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Never heard of Incognito in Weybridge?

Well then, here’s your chance to find out more! Incognito is a brand of fixed braces, but not as you know them. Instead of having the brackets and wire on the front surfaces of your teeth, they go on the inside, adjacent to your tongue. This means they are completely hidden from view.

The brackets look a bit different too. They are made of gold alloy for starters and each one fits over the entire surface of your tooth. They take a bit longer to make as each bracket is custom-made from detailed measurements to exactly fit each tooth.

Because you have a bracket on each tooth, Incognito in Weybridge works really well to correct complex alignment problems. Such issues take longer to correct as the teeth have to be moved in order. The biological processes involved in moving teeth – the dissolution and rebuilding of bone around the tooth to allow it to move – cannot be hurried. Because of this, complex issues can take a good couple of years to sort out, but with your braces hidden from view, that’s not such a big deal.

To find out about Incognito in Weybridge, why not come in for a consultation?

Straight teeth no matter how old you are

You can put up with a part of your body not working properly for a long time, but what was once a mild inconvenience can progress into pressure and pain, and have knock-on effects on other body parts. This is just as true for your teeth as other body parts, but maybe you thought you could not do anything about your wonky teeth now that you are way past being a teenager.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeThis is a myth. It’s true that after about age 18, your jawbone sets hard and cannot be adjusted but your teeth can be moved within your jawbone at any time in life. So, if your wonky teeth are becoming increasingly hard to live with, it’s worth investigating orthodontics in Weybridge with us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Orthodontics in Weybridge can correct mild to complex misalignment issues in adults. We have a range of braces and aligners to suit every issue. Also, because the vast majority of grown-ups can’t think of anything much more embarrassing than wearing braces, we have a good range of discreet braces too. Some are even almost invisible, others are hidden from view.

Come in for a consultation

When you come to us for a consultation for orthodontics in Weybridge, any nerves will be dispelled by the warm welcome. We will put you at your ease and you will soon feel at home.

Our dentists will want to know all about what you perceive as your alignment issues, which teeth really annoy you with the way they sit in your mouth, and also about how you’d like your teeth to look.

We will then thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw and face and will take x-rays and impressions to get a better view of what is going on inside your mouth. With all the information assembled, we can then put together a written treatment plan for you, and can demonstrate and discuss the various devices that are suitable for correcting your alignment issues.

Nervous patients

We are very experienced and skilled in helping nervous patients, so please don’t let your anxieties stop you getting the smile you deserve.

Get your teeth straight with Invisalign in Weybridge

If your teeth are only mildly to moderately out of alignment, say a couple of twisted teeth or a bit of a lean in or out, do you really want to have to wear metal braces on them? The cure seems worse than the problem when the person most conscious of your mild alignment issues is you. Why make everyone notice your wonky teeth when only a few ever commented in the first place?

Invisalign in WeybridgeThere may be no need to get metal braces fixed to your teeth at all. If you come into Weybridge Orthodontics and let our highly trained dentists take a look at your alignment issues, it could well be that the best, and most discreet, way to correct them is with Invisalign in Weybridge.

If you have never seen or heard of Invisalign in Weybridge this is probably because these clear plastic aligners are almost invisible when they are in place over the teeth. You’re not going to spot anyone wearing them in the supermarket or on the bus.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Off your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners look like very thin clear plastic mouth guards. The plastic is only 0.3mm thick and it is transparent. The aligners are made from digital scans of your teeth, so they fit exactly, like a second layer of enamel over your teeth.

You receive a series of these 3D printed aligners. You start at number one. When you put it on over your teeth, you will notice that it presses, and feels a bit uncomfortable. These are the built-in pressure points in action, pressing on your teeth to get them to move. Over the next 7-10 days, bone in your jaw will be dissolved to relieve the pressure by your tooth, and built up again behind it. Once the pressure has completely worn off and your aligner feels like it fits properly, it’s time to move onto the next one, which will feel uncomfortable as slightly different pressure points nudge your teeth along the path to correct alignment.

Why not come into Weybridge Orthodontics and find out how we can help you?

The tongue side of teeth straightening with Incognito in Weybridge

It’s all well and good getting adult braces when you only have mild to moderate alignment issues going on. You can have clear ceramic brackets, tooth-coloured wires or clear aligners that pretty much disappear altogether when they go on over your teeth. But what if your teeth are way more wonky than such devices can cope with? Do you have a stark choice between living with teeth that look like they had a party in your mouth or spending a couple of years behind the bars of heavy duty braces?

Incognito in WeybridgeThe answer is no. There is a third option: Incognito in Weybridge from us at Weybridge Orthodontics. These gold alloy beauties can cope with any alignment issue, no matter how severe and complex, and they can do it with complete discretion, even more so than clear aligners.

Behind the teeth, not in front

The clever thing about Incognito in Weybridge is that they are fixed to the tongue side of the teeth rather than the cheek side. This means they are completely hidden from view.

Incognito is a bracket and wire device but the difference is that each bracket is made to measure for the lingual side of each of your teeth. We scan your teeth to get pinpoint accurate measurements and devise a treatment plan. The gold alloy brackets take a while to make, so there is a hiatus between your measurement appointment and coming back to get your braces fitted.

Once they are on, you may find it takes a few days to get used to wearing them. Your speech may not be as clear as you adjust to having lingual braces but this will pass.

You will need to come back to us for regular check-ups and adjustments and how long the treatment takes depends entirely on what needs to be done. It could be 2 years or more for complex alignment issues. To everyone around, it will look as though your teeth are being straightened by magic.

After your teeth are aligned, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in the correct place while the jawbone settles down around them.

The wonders of orthodontics in Weybridge

Did you know that the risk of tooth decay and gum disease is higher in people with misaligned teeth? And that teeth and jaws that do not bite together correctly can cause extra stress when chewing, which over time can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain? In some cases misaligned teeth can even cause speech difficulties.

Orthodontics in Weybridge focuses on repositioning misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontics can work wonders, helping improve your dental health and aesthetics.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, our goal is to prevent, diagnose and remedy any problems with the alignment of your teeth so that you can smile with more confidence.

The many possibilities of orthodontic treatments

Across the UK and in Weybridge, orthodontics involves the use of equipment such as braces and aligners. Depending on your individual case, your treatment may be subtle and speedy or something that is more involved but will ultimately provide you with long-term benefits. Whichever treatment you need, they will all achieve the same desired result, a healthier smile.

Developments in orthodontics over the years means you are now lucky enough to have a variety of options to chose from depending on your budget, lifestyle and dental health. When you come in for a consultation for orthodontics in Weybridge, we will be able to advise you on which treatment is best suited to your particular case. If there is more than one possibility to choose from, we will take the time to go through the pros and cons of each treatment in detail, so you can make an informed choice.

Choosing the right orthodontics in Weybridge

It isn’t only the way your teeth are positioned but it’s what suits your lifestyle that matters as well. Where possible, Weybridge Orthodontics will help you choose a treatment that reflects your particular needs and expectations and suits your lifestyle. From bold, bright elastics to add some colour to traditional fixed metal braces to ultra-discreet, removable aligners that are near invisible to the untrained eye. We want you to achieve your desired smile in a way that you find comfortable.

Pay us a visit to find out more from our experienced dentists.

Better positions for your teeth

Poor dental alignment can be a source of poor dental health and cosmetic dissatisfaction. If you have a wonky smile, you might like to improve it, but probably don’t want to spend a long time wearing a highly noticeable appliance.

In Weybridge, Invisalign is a type of realignment treatment that repositions your teeth without drawing too much attention to itself. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide Invisalign for a range of mild to moderate conditions. It brings great outcomes with minimal fuss.

Invisalign in WeybridgeMethods and timing

At your first appointment for Invisalign in Weybridge, we’ll take a good look at your teeth and make sure this treatment is appropriate for your needs. Then our 3D imaging equipment will capture some meticulous dental measurements.

A dental laboratory then produces, especially for you, a series of transparent plastic aligners. You wear a pair of aligners over your teeth for about 7-10 days, then switch it out for the next pair in the series. This carries on until your final pair of aligners comes off, which on average is about 12 months later.

Your teeth are gently pressured into better positions because the shape of each aligner is slightly different to the one that came before it in the series.

Social and cosmetic aspects

Invisalign in Weybridge is totally transparent, so it’ll be hard for your friends and colleagues to notice your treatment unless they become really nosey. It’s a user-friendly treatment because it doesn’t involve any attachments to the surfaces of the teeth. Eating meals and taking care of oral hygiene will be as easy as it was before.

The exact length of time you’ll spend wearing Invisalign in Weybridge depends on how much movement you need to achieve. Afterwards, we will need you to wear a retainer at night, which ensures the teeth become secure in their straightened positions.

The benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge will last for many years after the aligners come off. It can be a big step towards having a great smile and the improved dental health you’ve always wanted. You’ll have a reduced risk of tooth decay, as well as a smile you’ll want to show off.

Adjusting to life with braces

If your teeth are wonky or your bite doesn’t come together properly, you’ll be in need of orthodontics in Weybridge. Getting your braces fitted however is just the first step on your treatment journey. You’ll then spend the next few weeks getting to grips with your new braces. Even after this initial adjustment period, you’ll need to keep on top of maintaining your braces. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we’re here to make your entire treatment journey as easy as possible. So, don’t be put off orthodontics in Weybridge; let us help, and follow the advice below:

Orthodontics in WeybridgeGetting comfortable

Those first few days after you get your braces can be the hardest. You may experience some discomfort. In the first instance, give yourself some time to adjust to the new sensation of wearing braces. If you find that your lips or cheeks are still irritated by your braces, for example when eating, apply some relief wax over the offending bit of your braces.

Occasionally, mouth ulcers develop after braces are newly fitted or adjusted. Apply some topical pain relief gel to the area.

What to do when things go wrong

Try as you might to take good care of your braces, accidents happen and sometimes plain old wear and tear means you may need to get your braces fixed.

If a wire comes loose and sticks out, put some relief wax on it and give us a call. We’ll book you in for the next available appointment to trim the protruding wire.

If your brackets become loose, again give us a call. Our reception staff will let you know whether you need to come in to see us before your next scheduled appointment.

If one or several of the elastic bands around your brackets has pinged off, there’s no need to worry. We’ll sort this out at your next scheduled appointment.

If you are ever in any doubt over what to do with broken or damaged braces, call us as soon as possible. Orthodontics in Weybridge is what we do day in, day out, so we’ll be sure to set things right for you and get your treatment back on track.

Try something different

Sometimes, going against the norm can become the popular thing to do. Way back in the 90s going back to front with your baseball cap was all the rage. Just a few years ago back to front shirts were causing a stir. When it comes to braces, going back to front is also proving to be a big hit with adult patients.

By back to front, we mean attaching fixed metal braces to the backs of the teeth, instead of their fronts. Yes, it’s possible, as unusual as it sounds. These are lingual braces and at Weybridge Orthodontics we are proud to provide one of the leading brands across the UK, including in Weybridge: Incognito.

Incognito in WeybridgeIs Incognito right for you?

Unlike some other discreet teeth straightening systems that focus on only the front teeth or only mild misalignments, Incognito in Weybridge can resolve a range of dental problems. Mild, moderate and complex cases can all be treated with Incognito, including issues with spacing, crowding, protruding teeth or teeth that do not bite together properly.

Another benefit of Incognito is that these braces can be used at any age, from childhood through to adulthood.

How does Incognito work?

Incognito works along similar principles as traditional fixed metal braces, pulling the teeth into alignment via a wire that connects the brackets attached to the teeth. However as the brackets are attached to the backs of the teeth, every single one must be custom-made for each of your teeth. Incognito in Weybridge really is the ultimate in personalised teeth straightening treatment.

The technology behind Incognito

3D imaging technology is used to custom-design Incognito braces. This comes with the added benefit of giving you the chance to see what the finished product will look like and also means we can predict the effectiveness of your treatment with a high degree of accuracy.

Start your journey with Incognito

If you’re interested in Incognito in Weybridge, get in touch with Weybridge Orthodontics today. After a thorough examination, we’ll figure out if Incognito is right for you. And if it isn’t, not to worry, we’ve got lots of other discreet teeth straightening systems on offer.

Orthodontics made easy

There are traditional fixed braces, lingual braces, removable braces, clear braces, aligners, and the list goes on. Then there are the different brands: Incognito, Gemini, Damon, Clarity, Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. To say that patients today have a wealth of options is an understatement, but there is such a thing as too many options. In fact it’s called ‘overchoice’, a term coined by American businessman Alvin Toffler. When faced with too many choices, our brains simply can’t handle it and we struggle to pick one. When it comes to orthodontics in Weybridge, help is at hand at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeWe make it our business to know the ins and outs of how best to straighten crooked, crowded or gappy teeth, as well as correct overbites, underbites and cross bites.

The numbers speak for themselves

Weybridge Orthodontics is home to no less than five orthodontists, so we really do have every angle covered when it comes to orthodontics in Weybridge. A second opinion is just in the next room, as is the third, fourth and fifth. All of our combined expertise is at your disposable and that comes to a staggering 100 years. Together we have collectively treated over 21,000 patients in Surrey, both children and adults alike.

Fixed in place

Fixed braces have undergone several transformations through the years, significantly improving their appearance, efficiency and comfort.

Six Month Smiles focuses on the front teeth alone and uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

Damon braces negate the need for elastic bands and employ a sliding mechanism to adjust the braces as the teeth shift.

Incognito braces are attached to the backs of the teeth for the ultimate in discretion.

Removable options

Invisalign for adults can resolve mild to moderate misalignments and uses a series of clear aligners that are similar in look to mouth guards but much thinner.

For children, where one or several teeth need to be tipped back into place, there are upper removable appliances (URAs), which comprise an acrylic base plate with metal fixtures.

There really is a whole world of orthodontics in Weybridge. Let us help you navigate through it by booking a consultation today.

When are braces not really braces?

The answer is when they are Invisalign. This word mash-up of invisible and alignment does exactly what it suggests. Invisalign aligns your teeth almost invisibly thanks to its innovative design. If this sounds like the solution you’ve been waiting for, then drop by to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics. We are accredited Invisalign providers and can help you achieve a more confident smile by correcting mild to moderate misalignments without anyone, except you and your dentist, knowing about it.

Invisalign in WeybridgeA technological revolution

Invisalign in Weybridge wouldn’t have been possible without the invention of 3D printing. Unlike fixed metal braces, you won’t see any metal brackets and wires in sight with Invisalign. Instead you’ll get a series of 3D printed, clear plastic aligners, each of which has been custom-made to fit over your teeth. Carefully crafted grooves and bumps along the inner surfaces of your aligners are what do the job of nudging your teeth into place. Once you’re done with your first set of aligners, usually in about 7-10 days, you’ll move onto the next set, with each new set of aligners bringing you that much closer to your brand new smile.

Adjusting to life with Invisalign

Fixed braces can take quite a bit of adjusting to, what with all the wires and brackets trapping the remnants of your meals and making dental hygiene a headache every morning and night. Invisalign in Weybridge meanwhile is a relatively easy treatment to adapt to. However there are a couple of things you need to stay on top of:

  • Always remember to take your aligners out whenever you eat or drink, unless it’s water you’re having, in which case you can keep them in. This is so you don’t stain your aligners and lose the ‘invisible’ aspect of your treatment
  • Don’t forget to clean your aligners. It’s fairly simple, all you need to do is use a soft toothbrush to brush them clean using lukewarm water. Do this twice a day
  • Keep your aligners in for at least 20-22 hours a day. This ensures that your treatment will run to schedule.

Follow these simple rules and you’ll get to enjoy the results of Invisalign in Weybridge in 12-18 months.