Getting straighter teeth is no longer just for kids. Teeth can be realigned no matter how old you are. In fact, if you look at some older people who have lost teeth, you will see that the neighbouring teeth have started to wander about. That’s how easy it is to move teeth in the jawbone. But, you don’t want teeth that are all over the place do you? You want teeth that line up well. Not only do they look better, but they work better and last longer.
The best way to find out how easy it would be to realign your teeth is to come and see the orthodontist in Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics. An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone a lot of extra training to focus on the issues to do with badly aligned teeth and jaws, and the methods used to realign them. It’s a complex area of dentistry and so seeing a specialist, such as Winchester Orthodontics’ Dr Suzette Mulder makes sense. We are not sharks, who have endless sets of teeth. We get one adult set to last us a lifetime and paying to see a specialist makes sense.
Dr Mulder will be able to tell you exactly what needs to happen to align your teeth, and will be able to use her extensive knowledge to recommend the right devices for your issues. We stock a range of discreet and comfortable devices that can deal with most mild to moderate alignment issues. Some work better than others on particular issues. For example, if you have teeth that didn’t come down as far as they should have (this particularly happens with the canine teeth either side of the top front teeth), then you will probably need a bracket and wire device to pull them down. Using the pressing pressure of clear aligners probably won’t work.
But our Hampshire orthodontist will be able to tell you for sure when you come in for a consultation. If you do need brackets and wires, there are some transparent braces that are made of clear ceramic to blend in with the teeth, and hidden braces that go on the inside of the teeth.