Your dental alignment is an important factor in the overall health of your teeth. Crooked or crowded smiles can be difficult to keep clean, as well as aesthetically unpleasant. Bacteria and food particles can hide in the spaces your toothbrush finds difficult to reach, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. A misaligned bite might put extra strain on your jaw. At Winchester Orthodontics, we have a wealth of experience in providing solutions to these problems for people seeking an orthodontist in Hampshire. Treatment at our friendly practice will enhance your oral health and increase your smile’s aesthetic appeal.
A modern day orthodontist in Hampshire
Our contemporary tooth realignment treatments are custom-made to maximise efficiency and minimise discomfort. Our range of options includes hidden braces, clear braces, and invisible braces.
A popular option is Invisalign. In this treatment – often mis-spelled as ‘Invisaline’ – you’ll receive a series of transparent plastic aligners. They’re specially made to fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll spend 7-10 days wearing a set of these aligners, before discarding it and wearing the next set in the series. Because each aligner’s shape is subtly different, your teeth will gradually move into better positions as treatment progresses. You can take the aligners out of your mouth when you need to use your toothbrush or eat a meal.
Our patients like the convenience of this innovative treatment, and its clear plastic materials mean it’s hardly noticeable to the casual observer.
Another one of our treatments is hidden braces. If your dental realignment needs the type of braces that stay attached to your teeth, this doesn’t mean they have to be highly visible. One way to keep them hidden is to construct them using a combination of transparent and tooth-coloured materials.
Another way to make invisible braces is to attach them to the backs of your teeth. Also known as lingual braces, these are a great way to keep your treatment quiet.
It can take a while to complete your treatment with an orthodontist in Hampshire. Once the braces have come off, though, you’ll be enjoying the improvements for many years.