Adult orthodontics in Weybridge – an introduction

Woman getting dental treatment

Orthodontics focuses on realigning the teeth and bite to improve oral health. But it can also have a profound effect on a person’s confidence as the aesthetics of their smile are enhanced. In recent years, more and more adults are seeking out orthodontics in Weybridge and the reasons for wanting straight teeth in adult life are diverse.

Some patients had orthodontic treatment when they were younger, but stopped wearing their retainers, resulting in their teeth shifting back. Others developed an irregular bite over the years, while some just want to improve their smile. Whatever the reason, most adult patients are put off by the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires. Luckily, dentistry has evolved considerably and modern orthodontics in Weybridge, such as the treatment on offer at Weybridge Orthodontics, is more discreet than ever.

Adults who wish to straighten their teeth and improve their smile discreetly, can choose between Invisalign and Incognito, two innovative teeth straightening treatments, which are almost invisible.

Invisalign

For decades, the only option if someone wanted straighter teeth was to get metal braces. Metal braces were a great invention in the field of orthodontics and are still used today for severe cases of crooked, gappy and misaligned teeth. In 1997, Invisalign was introduced and changed the area of orthodontics for good.

Invisalign consists of a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners that help move the teeth into their correct position over a specific period of time. As the idea of straighter teeth with discreet aligners became more and more popular with consumers, it also became more and more popular with orthodontists, who discovered that Invisalign was easy to use, easy to maintain, and often just as effective as metal braces.

Incognito

Incognito braces (also known as lingual braces) are one of the many types of fixed braces available to patients needing orthodontics. They involve attaching the metal brackets and wires in the inner surface of the teeth, so they can’t be seen. Incognito braces work just like regular braces, gradually putting pressure on the teeth to help them move into their correct position using wires and brackets. The main advantage of Incognito braces is that they are hidden from view.