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.

Improve your dental alignment

The positioning of your teeth has an impact on your oral health as well as your aesthetic appeal. With straighter teeth, you’ll have a smile that looks more pleasant, and teeth that are easier to keep clean. Once your teeth are straightened, there are fewer nooks and crannies between your teeth where bacteria can hide from the toothbrush.

Orthodontics WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics we provide a variety of contemporary tooth-straightening treatments for anyone who’s curious about orthodontics in Weybridge. Whether you want to make a small adjustment to a few teeth, or a more comprehensive one, we can offer you an efficient and discreet solution.

The experience of orthodontics in Weybridge

Comfort is high on the list of features of modern aligners and braces. They’re designed to suit your condition and made of low-visibility materials. We’ll discuss the various types of orthodontics in Weybridge with you when you come in for a consultation. We can then examine your teeth, take some careful measurements, and offer you the most convenient way to carry out the transformation you want.

Six Month Smiles aims to fix your most visible teeth. It makes relatively small but effective adjustments by applying gentle pressure. It often brings results in a shorter time than other sorts of orthodontics in Weybridge, hence its name.

Invisalign might be the best thing for you if your repositioning needs are mild to moderate. This innovative solution requires you to wear a series of transparent plastic aligners. You’ll wear a pair of these almost-invisible appliances over your teeth for 7-10 days, before moving on to the next pair in the series. Each aligner differs very, gradually pressuring your teeth to move into better orientations as treatment progresses.

Traditional braces

Orthodontics in Weybridge also involves traditional braces that use wires and brackets attached to your dental surfaces. These can be made of materials that mimic the colour of your teeth and thus remain hidden. Alternatively, in the treatment known as Incognito, the braces can be affixed to the reverse sides of your teeth.

Having orthodontics in Weybridge will enhance the alignment of your teeth, improving your overall dental experience.

What is the key to a straighter smile?

In Weybridge, orthodontics is the dental treatment designed to improve the appearance and alignment of teeth. How this is achieved is usually through the use of braces or aligners. Dentists are required to go through extra years of study to focus solely on orthodontics and the satisfying results it produces.

Orthodontics WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a team of experienced orthodontists who are dedicated to this field and who are happy to discuss the range of orthodontic treatments appropriate to your needs. With our understanding and know-how, you can be assured that you will come out smiling a new smile.

What orthodontic treatments are available?

In Weybridge, orthodontics comes in many forms. With advances in technology and revolutionary new designs, the majority of orthodontic treatments are discreet or attract minimal attention, there are even some that are completely hidden from sight.  New designs also mean that some forms of braces reposition the teeth much faster than those of the past. Of course, the treatments available and the time frame in which they work are highly dependent upon each individual case.

Here are some examples of the orthodontic options we have to offer.

Clarity braces

Beautifully designed for aesthetics. With the use of clear ceramic brackets and a delicate wire, they are subtle yet effective.

Gemini braces

These are for the young at heart. Metal braces with the use of brightly coloured elastics to make them bold and exciting.

Incognito braces

These are also metal braces, but fixed behind your teeth, so completely hidden from view.

Invisalign

These are a set of translucent aligners that can be removed for eating and brushing. They are clear, so unnoticeable to the untrained eye.

Orthodontics even extend to the protection of teeth. Custom-made mouthguards are essential during certain sports and need to fit perfectly to ensure the highest protection.

In Weybridge, orthodontic treatments are diverse, and can even fix that one tooth that is tipping ever so slightly in the wrong direction but irritates you every time you look in the mirror.  Whatever the major or minor concern is about your teeth, the chances are likely that there is an orthodontic option waiting to remedy your situation.