Here at our practice in Weybridge, orthodontics are our passion and we offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages. Perhaps you may be wondering why your dentist has referred you to an orthodontist, as many dentists now offer orthodontic treatments themselves. The reason for your referral may be that the orthodontic treatment that you need is more complex and needs additional experience to ensure that you achieve the best results from your treatment. Most of the orthodontists at our practice have specialist orthodontic qualifications, having undergone a minimum of three additional years of specialist training in orthodontics. We are proud to say that several of our specialist orthodontists also act as consultants at eminent UK dental hospitals.
Leading the way with orthodontic therapists
We were one of the first orthodontic practices in the UK to train and employ a team of orthodontic therapists whose role it is to carry out some orthodontic procedures, such as cleaning and preparing the tooth surfaces ready for orthodontic treatment, taking impressions and the removal of fixed appliances and cement. Orthodontic therapists work under the supervision of a dentist who is usually an orthodontist.
Since opening this practice, we have treated many people who have needed orthodontics in Weybridge, and have created over 21,000 happy smiles so far. Although when you think about orthodontics, you may imagine that an orthodontist is only concerned with fitting braces and straightening teeth, but there is much more to orthodontics than meets the eye. An orthodontist is concerned with correcting the growth of teeth, jaw and face and this is why most major orthodontic work is carried out on children and teenagers while they are still growing.
Orthodontic treatments are now becoming more popular for adults and your treatment will differ in a number of ways from that of your children. Most of the orthodontic treatments for adults are generally for aesthetic purposes and often focus on just your front teeth. Although all orthodontic treatment to correct and realign your teeth will help with issues such as improved oral hygiene and more even wear on your teeth.