When people are told that they need to see an orthodontist to have their teeth straightened, they will often picture archetypal braces: metallic, clunky, extremely obvious in their appearance and uncomfortable for the wearer – the kind only children wore 20 years ago.
But there are now more orthodontic devices in Weybridge than ever before that can treat a range of malocclusions and teeth misalignments, rendering one’s stereotyped notion of conventional methods obsolete.
Our practice specialises in orthodontics in Weybridge. Make an appointment with us and we will find a suitable match for your needs.
Exploring your options
We know what you want out of a straightening device, something discreet but practical, comfortable to wear but with fewer wires on which to scrape your cheek.
There are many options from which to choose that fit the above profile.
- Invisalign or invisible braces
If it is a brace-free straightening aid you are looking for, Invisalign might be your answer. The aligners, made from smooth, BPA-approved plastic, will put a stop to mouth sores caused by metal-on skin friction. Their removable nature might appeal to you too if you do not want to adjust your current lifestyle, in terms of what you eat and how to brush your teeth.
- Incognito braces
The removable nature of Invisalign is not advantageous to everyone, especially if you have sometimes forgetful and irresponsible children or you are absent minded yourself. Invisalign might cost you more than you budgeted for if the aligners get lost when they are not sitting in your mouth. Incognito braces might be more up your alley if you value discreetness but do not trust yourself or your offspring with a removable device. The orthodontic appliance, which is custom made to fit your mouth perfectly, is placed behind your teeth and out of sight.
- Damon Clear
Damon Clear is a new type of braces forming part of the Damon System that abandons the use of elastic for a series of slides that keep your archwire in place while still giving it the space to move around freely. By doing this, less friction is created, and your teeth will feel more comfortable than if you were wearing conventional braces.
How long will the treatment last?
Treatment time varies based on the straightening aid that you are using and the extent of your issue that needs correcting. How your mouth is built is another factor to consider – we find that some people’s teeth move more quickly than others.
A gap between teeth can take a matter of weeks to fix and mild crowding half a year. For more complicated issues, you are looking at one to two years of total treatment time.
Treatment can last anywhere between 6 and 24 months.
- Damon Clear
Evidence has shown that the advanced technology of Damon Clear helps to straighten your teeth more quickly than alternative braces. By wearing Damon Clear braces, you can shave six months off your treatment time.
There are so many different methods to straighten your teeth in this day and age. Fast track your way to a beautiful smile with orthodontics in Weybridge.