Find out more about Invisalign

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If you want to find a way to get your teeth straightened while maintaining your dignity and professional look, then Invisalign nearly invisible aligners from your orthodontist in Hampshire could be the answer.

It one system we use here at Winchester Orthodontics, your Hampshire orthodontist, that is different from any other teeth straightening device you may have heard of.

Invisalign (sometimes misspelt as Invisaline) features a series of transparent, rigid plastic trays that look like mouth-guards, instead of the bracket and wire braces systems most commonly associated with teeth-straightening.

Orthodontist in HampshireTo create the Invisalign aligners, we take detailed, pinpoint accurate measurements of your teeth and gums, with a hand-held scanner. These measurements give you an instant picture on the screen, showing what your teeth look like now. A computer programme will then show how much they need to move to reach alignment, which means you get to see an accurate image of the final result before you even start treatment.

Your orthodontist in Hampshire sends your measurements over to Invisalign’s laboratory in the United States, where your aligners are 3D printed. Each aligner moves your teeth one step along the way to their correct position using carefully placed pressure points. These gently nudge them along this path to smile perfection.

Each tray needs to be worn for about a week to 10 days for it to do its work. The number of aligners you will need depends on your individual needs. Treatment takes a year, on average.

Invisalign clear aligners are only 0.3mm thick, making them almost unnoticeable on the teeth. They are also removable, making them and your teeth easy to clean. Also, if you really don’t want anyone to see you are wearing aligners, you can take them out; perhaps for a super-special event like an important business meeting, a hot date, a wedding, or a job interview.

If for some reason, Invisalign is not the appropriate system for your particular case, don’t worry. Your orthodontist in Hampshire can also offer other methods of discreet teeth straightening, such as lingual braces, which are fitted to the inside of the teeth, and so are hidden from view.

Getting the lowdown on visiting the orthodontist in Hampshire

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Before embarking on any course of treatment, ideally you want to know that it is going to be successful. And while, as with any procedure, there can’t be any guarantees, one way to decide whether something is going to work for you, is to talk to those who’ve already done it.

Orthodontist in HampshireAt Winchester Orthodontics in Hampshire, we recognise how important it is for patients to hear from those who have already gone through the treatment. We find this is especially true for adult orthodontic patients. The idea of wearing braces for up to two years can seem pretty daunting to anyone with a busy social and professional life. And while there are many discreet and quicker options available these days such as hidden and transparent braces, getting a heads up from someone who’s been there and bought the t-shirt can help to set the mind at ease.

Don’t just take our word for it

There are different ways you can feel assured about the results of having treatment with our orthodontist in Hampshire. We have a ‘Before and After’ gallery on our website. This shows the effects of many different kinds of orthodontics, including Invisalign (sometimes misspelt as Invisaline), clear braces, which are particularly popular with our adult patients.

We have a page of written and videos testimonials on the website and you can also check out our 16 five star reviews on Google.

Drop in and say hello

If you would like further reassurance, come and talk to our orthodontist in Hampshire, Dr Suzette Mulder. Suzette offers a free initial consultation so you can talk through any questions or concerns and she can go through the treatment with you step by step: from assessment to treatment to aftercare, and all the costs and time involved.

If you haven’t seen an orthodontist in Hampshire before, or have had a difficult experience in the past, pop into our surgery and say hello, and be welcomed by our warm and friendly team who can set your mind at rest. We will do everything we can to make your treatment journey a smooth, easy and successful one.

Fast, discreet straightening

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In Hampshire, orthodontist treatments to reposition the teeth can take less time and be less painful than before with the use of modern technology.

Orthodontics is one of the oldest branches of dentistry. It deals with improving the function, position and appearance of crowded, crooked and misaligned teeth.

Many adults would love to have their teeth straightened but the stories of sores developing on gums and teeth, or the pain of having them moved into a new position, let alone the idea of train track braces undermining their dignity, have deterred them.

Orthodontist in HampshireHowever, at Winchester Orthodontics, our Hampshire orthodontist, can offer you more comfortable, faster, more discreet ways to straighten teeth that do not need major corrections to their bite.

Although such treatments may be classed as cosmetic because you could carry on without them without getting ill. Most people find their confidence improves after treatment, as well as their teeth lasting longer because straight teeth are easier to clean, so avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.

A clear solution

Your orthodontist in Hampshire offers a range of treatments to correct the position of the teeth. One of the most popular discreet options is Invisalign, which often gets misspelled as Invisaline. Although it does the job of teeth straightening, this treatment bears little resemblance to the traditional image of braces: large metal brackets and wires obscuring the teeth and taking two or three years to achieve alignment.

Instead, Invisalign straightens teeth using very thin, transparent, plastic aligner trays. These aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth like an almost invisible mouth guard. Worn in a series, each aligner gently moves the teeth into their new position over somewhere between 18–24 months. The smooth plastic is much less irritating in the mouth than brackets and wires. Another big plus is that the aligners are removable, making eating and cleaning much simpler. So far over 4 million patients worldwide have been successfully treated with Invisalign.

You can find out more about Invisalign when you book a free consultation with Dr Suzette Mulder. Suzette, an experienced orthodontist in Hampshire, has completed over 4,300 successful orthodontic treatments since she first qualified as a dentist in 1997.

Why you need to have straight teeth

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Straight teeth are not just a beauty aspiration, they are more likely to remain healthy for longer. This is why parents are so keen to see their children get their teeth straightened, and also why they send them to see the orthodontist in Hampshire.

At Winchester Orthodontics, our resident orthodontist and practice owner is Dr Suzette Mulder. She is a highly experienced orthodontist in Hampshire and has successfully completed more than 4,300 orthodontic cases.

Orthodontist in HampshireSuzette has a variety of orthodontic appliances to hand and when you come to her for a consultation, she will have the skills and experience to be able to recommend the one that is exactly right for you.

A discreet teeth straightening solution

Many people come in asking for Invisalign (or even Invisaline, as it is often misspelled). This way of straightening teeth uses very thin clear plastic aligners that snap on over the teeth and, in doing so, become as good as invisible. The aligners are made using detailed measurements sent by your orthodontist in Hampshire to a lab in the USA, where a series of aligners are 3D printed.

You wear each aligner for between one and two weeks before moving on to the next in the series. The secret to how they work lies in the carefully planned and positioned pressure points inside each aligner. These press on the teeth to nudge them gradually into alignment, step by step. It will probably take somewhere between 12–24 months to complete treatment.

More options to explore

Invisalign does not work in every case, but there are other discreet ways of straightening teeth on hand at Winchester Orthodontics. For complex cases, we can recommend lingual braces. These are bracket and wire braces, which are always best for complex cases. However, lingual braces are fixed to the inside surfaces of the teeth, next to the tongue. Their location means that they are completely hidden from view.

The best way to find out which kind of braces treatment is best for you is to come and have a consultation with the orthodontist in Hampshire. You can ask lots of questions and talk things through before deciding what to go for in terms of treatment.

Part of the community

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When you buy a product or service, you aren’t just buying what is delivered on the day. There has been a whole process of creation that has gone into producing that item.

There are many considerations – where were the materials sourced from? How did that affect the environment? How were the materials processed? Did that create any toxic bi-product? What is the product packaged in? Is it biodegradable? How was it distributed? How were the staff treated at each stage?

Orthodontist in HampshireAt Winchester Orthodontics in Hampshire, we know that many people today are concerned about the wider effect of the products and services they buy. This matters to us too. We know that what we do has an effect on our local and global community and we try to minimise any harmful impact as much as we can, so you can be assured that visiting the orthodontist in Hampshire will not only give you a brighter smile but a lighter heart too.

Environmental impact

When making our purchasing decisions, for the many products other than invisible braces, we don’t just buy from anyone. We look into the ethics, standards and principals of the company, how they treat their staff and their environmental and sustainability practices.

Wherever possible we buy from local suppliers in the Winchester area. Our orthodontist in Hampshire, Dr Suzette Mulder, is always on the look-out for new companies who hold the same values.

Charitable work

Our chosen company charity is Naomi House, a children’s hospice in Winchester. We donate every year to this incredible organisation that provides care for children with terminal illness, and respite for their families.

We also donate equipment to Dentaid, a charity that provides equipment to dentists in the developing world. When we left our previous location in 2012 and moved into this fully-furnished practice, we were able to gift all our surplus equipment to Dentaid. Now each time we upgrade our stock, we will offer what we no longer need to help dentists overseas serve their communities.

Find out more

Come in and talk to us about our business ethics. Then you know that when you visit the orthodontist in Hampshire here, you are doing your bit to help build a sustainable world.

Would you like to enhance your smile?

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For lots of people, the day starts badly as they do not like what they see in the mirror. If you dread photographs, worry about how you look, experience pain or find eating or speaking difficult then you may benefit from seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire. Our team at Winchester Orthodontics has many years of experience in providing treatment to correct the position of the teeth and how the jaws and face develop. Children often have work carried out when there is still a mixture of baby and adult teeth, but it is not too late for adults who did not receive treatment earlier in life to have braces. Choosing us as your Hampshire orthodontist is a long-term investment in your health and wellbeing.

Orthodontist in HampshireWhy have treatment?

Straighter teeth mean a more attractive smile, which enhances your self-esteem and improves your confidence. What some people do not know is that seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire can also improve your oral health. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Correctly positioned teeth are also more stable as they are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. You may associate seeing a Hampshire orthodontist with metal braces, but there is now a variety of different techniques available to suit your needs.

Options to suit you

As an established Hampshire orthodontist, we offer support for a range of issues, from resolving crowded or poorly spaced teeth to aligning upper or lower dental arches and correcting the bite of the teeth. A good bite allows the upper and lower sets to meet and work together properly during eating. Happily, advances in dental technology have allowed us to provide fast, comfortable treatment that is much less obtrusive. Clear braces make use of modern materials in the form of aligners such as Invisalign, sometimes wrongly referred to as ‘Invisaline’. For almost completely invisible braces, we can fit brackets behind your teeth, so that they are hidden.

Whichever technique you choose, we look forward to helping you to create the smile you want without the inconvenience, discomfort and unsightliness of traditional methods.

Give yourself the gift of straighter teeth

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So many people have crooked teeth and worry about how it affects their appearance or health. If this sounds like you, then you could join the long list of people who have benefitted from seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire. At Winchester Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on our experience and commitment to helping you achieve your aims. Straighter teeth can enhance your smile, which is a great boost to your confidence. They also contribute to excellent oral health by stabilising your teeth and making them easier to clean. Investing in treatment from a skilled Hampshire orthodontist in our team has long-term benefits, and gives you a smile to be proud of and a healthy future.

Orthodontist in HampshireDo braces have to mean metal?

Many adults choose to put up with crooked teeth due to an idea that braces are ugly, uncomfortable, time-consuming or hard to get used to. New techniques mean that this is no longer true and we have a range of braces to suit every requirement. Patients who use us as their orthodontist in Hampshire have benefitted from modern braces that are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before. Invisalign, sometimes incorrectly referred to as ‘Invisaline’, has been used by over 4 million people and consists of clear plastic aligner trays that are very unobtrusive. For totally invisible braces, we offer a lingual option, where the brackets are fitted behind the teeth and are completely obscured.

What to expect

When you visit us as your orthodontist in Hampshire, we take time to understand your needs and discuss your options with you. Fixed appliances suit some people better, while others prefer a removeable aligner. Your choice will also need to take account of the severity of your misalignment and what your lifestyle is. Our staff are trained in communication and safeguarding, so you know that we really do have a commitment to your general wellbeing as well as being dedicated to your oral health and a great smile.

We want you to love your smile so contact us today and find out how choosing us as your Hampshire orthodontist can help you achieve a smile to be proud of.

Work with an orthodontist in Hampshire who loves her work

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If you choose to become a patient here at Winchester Orthodontics, you’ll be treated by a highly experienced Hampshire orthodontist. Dr Suzette Mulder qualified as a dentist 20 years ago and has been working in orthodontics for more than a decade.

Suzette has completed more than 4,300 cases in that time. She backs up this clinical track record with a deep knowledge of her subject – she has three Masters degrees in Orthodontics, including an MSc from the University of Pretoria, where she received a distinction and an award for being the most eminent postgraduate student.

Orthodontics in HampshireThis is all driven by her passion for orthodontics. Suzette truly loves her work, which is why she has assembled a loving and supportive team around her to make sure patients get the care they need – from walking into reception to clinical aftercare and maintenance.

Share your concerns

If you aren’t sure whether we are the right practice for you, why not come in and talk to us? Suzette offers a free consultation so you can be sure you are choosing the orthodontist in Hampshire who is right for you.

At the consultation, you can:

  • share any concerns you have about treatment and what you would like to get out of seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire;
  • receive an assessment of your teeth and jaws including x-rays if needed;
  • see examples of braces that Suzette has used to get results for our existing patients;
  • discuss treatment options and get an overview of our patient journey.

We will send you a written report of your consultation within three days.

You’ll also get to meet our friendly and welcoming patient co-ordinator Sam, and see the layout of our surgery for yourself.

Treatment options

We offer a range of braces and appliances, including invisible, transparent and hidden braces such as Damon Clear, lingual braces and Invisalign (sometimes misspelt as Invisaline). These are especially popular with our adult patients, as they allow you to undergo treatment without anyone being able to see your braces, and maintain an active social and professional life.

Call in and see us

Still not sure which orthodontist in Hampshire to choose? Drop into the practice today and book your free consultation.

How do I find an orthodontist in Hampshire?

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Choosing a health professional to work with always takes some consideration. You want to find someone you can trust, with a proven track record, in a comfortable and safe environment, with friendly reception staff. Then, of course, they must be offering the particular service you need.

Here at Winchester Orthodontics, we hope that our modern and comfortable surgery gives you everything you need to feel at ease. Our orthodontist in Hampshire is Dr Suzette Mulder and she has a passion for patient care. She has carefully selected a support team to provide you with a smooth patient journey.

Orthodontics in HampshireOur treatments

Suzette works with different orthodontic systems to meet a variety of needs. These include:

  • Invisalign and Invisalign Teen
  • Damon clear braces
  • Damon metal braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Fixed functional appliances
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic braces.

Let’s take a look at the invisible and transparent braces on offer.

Invisalign braces

These are clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and gums, much like a thin mouth guard. Invisalign (sometimes misspelt as Invisaline) are very popular with adults because they are invisible unless someone is looking very closely at your teeth. They are also removable, so can be taken out for special occasions and for eating and cleaning.

Damon Clear Braces

This is a tieless system that uses arch wires to move the teeth. This makes the braces more moveable than traditional bracket and wire braces and means that they work faster. Anyone who needs to realign their teeth can benefit from wearing these braces and they are fixed for the course of the treatment.

Lingual braces

These hidden braces are made from wires and brackets and are fixed to the underside of the teeth. No one would know you are wearing them. They are made to measure, to make sure that they fit the unique shape of the back of your teeth. They are cemented in place for the duration of your treatment.

Call in today

Drop into the surgery or call us to book your free consultation with Suzette and find out if she can help you to a healthier, happier smile as your orthodontist in Hampshire.

Solutions for crooked teeth

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Do you wish you had straighter teeth? You may be worrying about how you look or experiencing pain or difficulties with eating or speaking. If this sounds like you and you choose us at Winchester Orthodontics as your orthodontist in Hampshire, we can help. Every year over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales have treatment from an orthodontist and make a long-term investment in their health and wellbeing. Adults can benefit too. Having your teeth straightened used to mean having a mouth full of metal for months on end but there are a range of options available now, including clear braces and hidden braces.

Orthodontics in HampshireWhat are the benefits of seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire?

Straighter teeth look better, which enhances your self-esteem and improves your confidence. They are also healthier. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean as there aren’t so many gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Correctly positioned teeth are also more stable as they are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. Patients who use us as their Hampshire orthodontist no longer have to experience discomfort due to poorly positioned teeth or issues around using their mouths normally. We can discuss a full range of braces with you so that you can get the most appropriate treatment.

Fitting in with your lifestyle

People trust us as their Hampshire orthodontist for many issues, from resolving crowded or poorly spaced teeth to aligning upper or lower dental arches and correcting the bite of the teeth. A good bite allows the upper and lower sets to meet and work together properly during eating. Many patients choose clear plastic aligners which are removeable or fixed hidden braces that attach to the backs of the teeth. The latter option is completely hidden so it is impossible to see that you are having treatment unless someone is looking right inside your mouth. These are called lingual braces and avoid damage to the enamel on the front of the teeth, ensuring that their appearance and strength is not compromised.

Our experienced team looks forward to discussing your case and finding out how we can help.