Complex misalignments fixed with Incognito in Weybridge

Feeling jealous of all those people who only have mildly wonky teeth and can get them straightened, no trouble at all, with cosmetic braces or clear aligners?

If your dentist has told you that your misalignments are too complex to be straightened with clear ceramic braces or clear aligners, then don’t give up hope. Your straightening does not necessarily have to be carried out with metal brackets and wires fixed all over the front of your teeth, never a good look for those of you already at work.

Incognito in WeybridgeIf you come to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics, there’s a good chance we can do your straightening with a brand of braces called Incognito. In Weybridge, here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have highly trained braces dentists and a wider range of braces and straightening devices than you will find at a general dentist.

The braces they offer are usually only any good on mild to moderate misalignments that can be fixed by someone who has been trained by the manufacturer to use their particular brand of braces, on a course that lasts only a few days.

Our training lasts for 3 years, after qualifying as general dentists, so we are able to carry out far more complex treatments.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito is a brand of bracket and wire braces. Brackets and wires are far better suited to straightening out complex misalignments and deliver more predictable results.

The difference with Incognito is that the brackets go on the tongue-side of the tooth rather than the side that everyone sees. This means that you can have your braces treatment hidden away from view, allowing you to carry on as normal in your daily business. No staring, no intrusive questions, perfect discretion. Every braces wearer’s dream.

Custom-made for you

The tongue-side surfaces of the teeth are more complex, so each bracket is made to fit each individual tooth surface. Gold alloy is used, and the braces take longer to manufacture. Once they are on, it will take a few days to get used to them, but then the magic begins.

Why not come and find out how Incognito in Weybridge can transform your teeth?

Clear views for teeth straightening

Self-consciousness plays a big part in the whether or not people decide to go for treatment to get their teeth straightened.

Children generally don’t have the option to choose whether or not to get their teeth straightened; their parents choose for them. And if they are pre-adolescent, they don’t usually mind what braces they wear.

Invisalign in WeybridgeBut as kids hit their teenage years, they are more likely to suffer from excruciating self-consciousness as their hormones rage around their bodies. This settles down and wears off, but then they are into adulthood and face another problem to do with image. It may not be so vital to look cool anymore, but it’s become very important to look professional. And braces will forever be associated with looking like a gawky adolescent.

So often people go through life wishing they could get their teeth straightened but not doing so because they don’t want to look odd.

But with Invisalign in Weybridge, all that worrying about image can be put to one side. This is because Invisalign in Weybridge, from us at Weybridge Orthodontics, is so thin and transparent that, once it is put on over the teeth, it can hardly be seen at all.

No brackets and wires

Instead of the usual brackets and wires fixed to the fronts of the teeth, Invisalign uses clear aligners made of very thin plastic. They look more like mouth guards than braces.

The movement is created by bumps and ridges placed inside the aligners to press on the teeth in a particular direction. Wearing the aligners for 22 hours a day gently moves the teeth.

Patients receive a series of aligners. The progression of the treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge is created by wearing each aligner for 7-10 days. At the start of wearing it, it feels uncomfortable. As the jawbone reacts to relieve the discomfort, by dissolving and rebuilding the bone around the teeth, the pressure disappears. By the end of a week or so, the aligners feel like they fit and it’s time to move onto the next one in the series.

On average, treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge takes a year.

Reasons to choose orthodontics in Weybridge

In recent years, more and more general dentists have begun to offer their patients cosmetic braces to straighten mild to moderate misalignment issues with their teeth. It can seem very tempting to jump in and say yes to getting braces from a general dentist, but there is still good reason to get orthodontics in Weybridge from trained and experienced orthodontists.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeEducation and training

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, our orthodontists have all been through 3 years of postgraduate training in orthodontics, following on from 8 years of study to become general dentists. Some of our orthodontists are also consultants at important dental hospitals, for which they must complete 2 years intensive hospital training. Compare these years of extra training to the few days training needed to become accredited in various cosmetic braces.

Staying abreast of developments

Every dentist has to complete about 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year. They do this by attending courses. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have taken CPD one step further and set up a peer review and continuing education forum that we call OrthoProgress. As founder members, we can’t help but stay up to date with the latest developments in orthodontics.

Equipment

Some dentists are still not really digital, but at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have become completely digitised. This means you can expect to have your teeth scanned and see images of them on a nearby screen, rather than have impressions made from dental putty. Scanning is more accurate and detailed and the results are quicker to send to manufacturers.

Orthodontic therapists

We were one of the first practices in the country to train and set up a team of orthodontic therapists.

Referral dentistry

We are a referral dentist. This means that other dental practices that do not have their own orthodontists refer their patients to us for treatment. We even treat the children of some of our referring dentists.

When you come to us for orthodontics in Weybridge, you know you will be receiving high quality treatment, whether it is NHS or private. Why not book a consultation to get your teeth straightening underway in early 2019?

Fly under the radar with your braces treatment

Are you tired of friends telling you how discreet their teeth straightening treatment was? It seems getting your teeth straightened as an adult is all the rage with clear aligners and tooth-coloured bracket and wire braces increasingly available at the dentist. Great for all of them, but perhaps not so much for you if you’ve been told your misalignments are too severe for clear aligners or those tooth-coloured fixed braces. Well there is no need to be down in the dumps about it anymore, not when you can get Incognito in Weybridge.

Incognito in WeybridgeYou don’t need to wear conspicuous fixed metal braces and endure stares and perhaps even sniggers. Incognito in Weybridge from Weybridge Orthodontics is a discreet, fixed braces treatment that can handle severe misalignments with ease.

How is this possible? It comes down to their innovative design.

Designed for discretion

Incognito uses the traditional mechanics of fixed metal braces pulling your teeth into alignment but with one massive difference – they are fixed onto the backs of your teeth. Each bracket is custom-made to fit the contours of the backs of your teeth, where they are secured in place by our braces dentist. They are completely hidden from view and are therefore the only braces treatment for severe misalignments that is both effective and discreet.

Time to adjust

Having braces on the backs of your teeth, next to your tongue, takes a little getting used to. But eventually the feel of those brackets and wires won’t be a distraction and you’ll be able to get on with your day as normal. You will have to invest some time in cleaning your braces properly, which can be a little trickier with the brackets on the backs of your teeth. But with some practice and advice from your dentist, you will get the hang of it.

Getting started

If you want to straighten out your teeth without the whole world knowing about it, then Incognito in Weybridge could be the way to go. The first step is to book a consultation with our braces dentist who will examine your teeth, take impressions and maybe x-rays too. So get in touch and we’ll get started.

No need to be camera shy with Invisalign in Weybridge

If you’re an adult thinking about teeth straightening, then odds are you value the aesthetics of your smile and your dental health. After all, teeth straightening is quite an investment of time and money but brings great cosmetic and dental health benefits. But perhaps you are hesitant to commit because you don’t really want to endure the full metal look on your teeth and see your glinting smile in every photo that gets snapped on somebody’s phone camera. Thankfully you don’t have to be camera shy with Invisalign in Weybridge.

Invisalign in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we’ve waved off countless patients happily wearing their Invisalign clear aligners. It is the most discreet way to straighten out mild to moderately misaligned teeth. You no doubt have a few questions about how that is possible, so let’s try and answer them now.

What are clear aligners?

When you choose Invisalign in Weybridge, you’ll be given a series of clear, plastic aligners. These are similar to mouth guards, but much thinner at just 0.3mm in thickness. They are made based on digital impressions of your teeth that are sent off to the Invisalign lab in the USA. Here, they are 3D-printed and then sent back to us here at Weybridge Orthodontics.

How does Invisalign work?

The clear aligners are designed with pressure points along their inner surfaces that push your teeth into straighter positions. Each aligner is responsible for one step along your teeth-straightening journey and is switched out for the next in the series every 7-10 days.

What is the treatment journey like?

Without the need to get wires periodically pulled at the dentist, as you would with fixed metal braces, you will have fewer dental appointments. Instead you switch out your aligners yourself at home. But we will still see you periodically to check everything is on track and you’re happy with your treatment. You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day for your treatment to stay on schedule. You also need to take your aligners out whenever you eat, drink, brush and floss and clean them every day. It’s as easy as that.

Interested? Get in touch with our dental team today to book your Invisalign consultation.

Your child and orthodontics in Weybridge

You have probably noticed how everyone under the age of about 30 has perfectly straight teeth these days. That’s because of the great strides orthodontics have made in the past 20 years. Braces have got a lot smaller and more comfortable, and there is much more choice for people who have mild to moderate misalignment issues, which is most people.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeYou may also have noticed that kids seem to be getting braces at a much younger age these days and that is also thanks to advances in braces technology on the diagnostics front. These days, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we can take a look inside your child’s jawbone at the adult teeth lining up to come through behind their baby teeth. We can use our advanced diagnostics to accurately predict how those teeth will come through and whether they will need some help to arrive well aligned.

That’s another big difference with orthodontics in Weybridge today, we can help teeth descend into the right place rather than having to wait until they have arrived and then move them around.

Also, if your child has alignment problems with their jaws, then the earlier treatment starts the easier it is. The jawbone is pretty malleable when your child is young, but after the age of 18, it sets hard and the shape of it can no longer be altered.

Timing

All this means that we can give your child an orthodontic assessment when they are as young as 5-7 years old. If we think they are going to need orthodontics in Weybridge, treatment can begin when they have a mixture of adult and baby teeth, at around the age of 9.

Having braces fitted so early means that children can get their treatment completed and out of the way before they are 12-13 years old and the agonies of adolescence begin. They can go through the awful self-consciousness of being a teenager without having to feel awful about either their wonky teeth or having to wear braces.

So, if you’d like us to see what lies in store for your child, bring them along for an orthodontic assessment soon. Certainly, if they are aged 9 or over, the sooner the better.

Complex alignment solved with Incognito in Weybridge

To be honest, no one really thinks that wearing braces is going to improve their image, even if afterwards, when their teeth are straight, they will look amazing. We can dress up metal braces for kids with brightly coloured elastics round the brackets to make them a feature, but that’s not a look that’s going to work for adults. Unfortunately, most discreet and invisible braces are designed for people with mild to moderate alignment issues. Those with complex issues that require precision straightening over a pretty long period will have to have traditional bracket and wire braces.

Incognito in WeybridgeFortunately, at Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a great way you can get the best of both worlds and that’s with Incognito in Weybridge.

How Incognito in Weybridge works

Incognito braces still use metal brackets and wires, which are the style of braces most able to deliver the force and precision needed to correct complex and severe misalignments. The difference with Incognito in Weybridge is that the brackets are fixed to the tongue-side of the teeth rather than the fronts.

The gold alloy brackets are each individually made to precisely fit the inner surface of each tooth, using detailed measurements taken from impressions and a handheld scanner.

Once the brackets are in place, they are strung together with wire, just like traditional braces. The difference is that no one can see them.

How to get Incognito in Weybridge

Come in to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics and we can examine your teeth to make sure you do indeed need Incognito. If you do, we take all the measurements and send them off to the manufacturer. Because each bracket is custom-made, it takes about 3 weeks for the braces to be created and sent back to us for fitting to your teeth.

You will take a few days to get used to having braces on the inner surfaces of your teeth, and you will need to learn how to keep them thoroughly clean. But once you have got the hang of them, these braces will fit neatly into your life and over the next little while straighten out your teeth, apparently by magic.

Taking the hassle out of teeth straightening

How are you on brushing your teeth? Are you super-diligent and able to stand at your bathroom sink with your electric brush and go through all 4 30-second cycles twice a day? Or are you always in a rush and liable to dash off to work or bed after only 2 cycles?

Invisalign in WeybridgeIf you are one of the latter kind of tooth brushers, then you might be wondering how on earth you are ever going to cope with the diligent brushing required after every meal with bracket and wire braces. The thing with wearing this kind of device is that if you don’t take extra good care to remove plaque and food after every meal, you can get to the end of treatment and discover that you have white or brown patches under the brackets where your enamel has been corroded.

One way to avoid that is get Invisalign in Weybridge from us at Weybridge Orthodontics.

Invisalign in Weybridge has no brackets and wires, but instead uses clear aligners that look like extremely thin mouth guards. You put them on over your teeth and, because the plastic is thin and transparent and comes all the way up to your gumline, they cannot be seen.

As well as being pretty much invisible, these aligners are removable. You take them out every time you want to eat a meal or drink something that is not plain water. Yes, you do have to brush your teeth and clean your mouth out every time you consume something, but you don’t have to spend extra time picking stuff out from under your device.

With Invisalign in Weybridge, you receive a series of aligners. Carefully placed pressure points inside each aligner press on your teeth to get them to move. You must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day to keep up enough pressure to move your teeth.

There are various Invisalign packages, depending on your age and issues. The full version takes about a year, on average, to move your teeth. Afterwards, you will need to wear a retainer for some time to keep your teeth in place while they settle into their new positions.

Why are orthodontics in Weybridge important?

Teeth straightening is not just about achieving a beautiful smile, though many people are predominantly attracted to orthodontics by this promise. Orthodontics involves the correction of structural problems that can lower the quality of your life and make basic functions like eating, chewing and speaking unbearable.

Orthodontics in WeybridgeAt Weybridge Orthodontics, we value aesthetics and functionality in orthodontics in Weybridge equally and that’s why we offer treatments that combine these characteristics. From Invisalign aligners to Incognito lingual braces, you can choose from a wide variety of orthodontic solutions that are customised to fit your individual needs.

Protect your teeth from gum disease and tooth decay

No matter how hard you try, crooked, misaligned, gapped and overcrowded teeth are really hard to brush and floss properly, even if you are using special equipment. Pieces of food can get stuck anywhere in-between your teeth or in the small crevices and crooks created by your teeth. Instead of spending time and money on the dentist every so often, investing in orthodontics in Weybridge can help you simplify your oral care routine and help you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy without the constant intervention of a dentist.

Protect your teeth from damage

Misaligned teeth carry an increased risk of being damaged. Just a small force or pressure, can cause misaligned teeth to crack or chip, even leading to more serious injuries. Thanks to orthodontics in Weybridge, you can say goodbye to common damages caused by crooked teeth such as chips and cracks and enjoy a healthier smile.

Protect your jawbone

Last but not least, crooked teeth cause unnecessary strain on the jawbone, causing tooth movements that are not normal. Moreover, people with crooked and misaligned teeth experience chewing problems, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems. Orthodontics in Weybridge can solve these problems and improve the quality of your life considerably.

We are here to help you

Not convinced about the benefits of orthodontics in Weybridge? Simply give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you. Our helpful team is happy to assist you in answering your questions and help you understand that orthodontics can vastly improve your oral health and quality of your life.

Behind the scenes straightening

Not everybody got to have braces when they were young. Maybe you are one of those people, and now that you are an adult with your own income, you’d like to get your teeth straightened. Trouble is, getting a lovely straight set of teeth means wearing braces, and you’ve been told that your malocclusions are too complex to be successfully sorted out with discreet braces or clear aligners.

Incognito in WeybridgeSo, now you have a choice: you can either submit to clunky metal braces on the front of your teeth (not a great look in your line of work) or you can go without and spend the rest of your life holding your hand over your mouth every time you want to smile.

Actually, there is another way in Weybridge: Incognito. If you have never seen in Incognito in Weybridge, that can only mean that these invisible braces are doing what they are designed to do. That is, straightening people’s teeth while giving no clue of their presence to the rest of the world.

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we regularly fit Incognito braces to people’s teeth that are just too twisted, crowded, gappy or badly descended to work with simpler devices.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito braces work like the usual bracket and wire braces. The difference is that they are fitted to the backs of the teeth, next to the tongue, where they cannot be seen.

These braces are made of gold alloy and there is a bracket for each tooth. Each bracket is custom-made to fit over the back surface of that tooth. The measurements are taken with a digital scanner or using impressions. Because the brackets are custom-made, it takes about 3 weeks between us taking your measurements and your braces arriving.

Once your braces are on, they gradually straighten your teeth with a pulling pressure as the wires between the brackets are tightened. The braces take a few days to get used to, but after that they won’t interfere with your speech.

Incognito in Weybridge can take a couple of years to work, depending on how misaligned your teeth are to start with.