We’ve all done a bit of DIY at some point in our lives, whether it’s patching up a torn jacket pocket or a quick paint job on the sitting room wall after your toddler has used it as a canvas. But sometimes in life, you need to get the experts in. Think burst pipes, broken double glazing and wonky teeth. Yes, wonky teeth make the list too. You can go to a dentist but there are benefits to seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire and at Winchester Orthodontics you’ll be in safe hands with our very own Hampshire orthodontist, Dr Suzette Mulder.
Why see an orthodontist?
If you’ve searched the internet for treatment to straighten your wonky teeth, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of adult braces. It seems almost every dental practice offers discreet teeth straightening with any number of braces brands, from Invisalign (often misspelt Invisaline) to Damon. Many of these dental practices won’t have an orthodontist in-house, so how can they offer these treatments?
Because all they need to do to offer these innovative braces is to go on a course offered by the company that produces them. Then in a matter of days they become accredited providers.
An orthodontist, on the other hand, undergoes years of postgraduate training, after completing their 5 years at dental school, learning all about how to resolve issues with misaligned teeth and jaws. This means they are armed with a deeper level of knowledge about teeth straightening, which means they can provide effective interventions whatever your treatment journey may bring.
Dr Suzette Mulder
Our Hampshire orthodontist has completed over 4300 cases of teeth straightening over the last 10 years. That’s a level of experience a general dentist is unlikely to be able to match. Hailing from South Africa, Suzette is registered with the British Orthodontic Society and is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontics. She takes a personal approach with every patient she meets and will consider not only your dental issues but also your expectations, budget and lifestyle, when developing a treatment plan that works for you. So whether your misalignment issue is mild, moderate or severe, Suzette is here to help you achieve straighter, healthier teeth.