Bringing back smiles

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At Winchester Orthodontics, Hampshire, we understand that crooked teeth or misaligned jaws can leave you not wanting to smile as much. We want to do everything we can to keep our patients smiling and what better way to do so than to fix the teeth that hold back the happiness?

Getting braces means improving the alignment of your teeth over time, giving you the choice to fix your smile if you feel that your teeth are not as straight as you’d like. Straighter teeth also improve your dental health, as well as lifting your confidence. If you are unhappy with your crooked, uneven or crowded teeth, then our orthodontist in Hampshire can help you change that.

Orthodontics in HampshireEmbrace the braces

We ask that our patients embrace the power of braces, as they are more comfortable, effective and discreet than ever before. If traditional metal braces aren’t for you, we also provide clear braces. These are inconspicuous and resistant to discolouration or stains, so you won’t have to worry about them ruining your smile during your treatment. Other people will barely notice your braces and admire your lovely grin instead.

Our Hampshire orthodontist also provides Invisalign, a truly clear alternative to braces. Invisalign clear aligners are similar to retainers. As they are removable, you can take them out when you eat and drink, giving you the freedom to enjoy whatever you fancy at mealtimes. Invisalign is therefore a more convenient option and additionally its effectiveness can be more accurately predicted.

Whatever treatment may be right for you, it will certainly leave you smiling.

Benefiting you forever

Although the goal is to improve the appearance of our patients’ teeth, straighter teeth are also healthier. They provide fewer places for plaque to build up, reducing your chances of gum disease.

Our orthodontist in Hampshire asks that you continue to invest in your dental health after your treatment. On completion of your treatment, it is not unusual for your teeth to go back to the positions they started in. We can help you prevent this by providing you with a removable retainer, to wear at night. That way, your smile will never end.

A subtle way to straighten your teeth

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Are you in search of a treatment that will provide you with straight teeth in a discreet and gradual way? Then look no further. At Winchester Orthodontics our Hampshire orthodontist will  ensure our dental treatments work within your lifestyle to achieve positive results.

By offering a range of different services and treatment options within our practice based in Hampshire. We leave our patients with a choice so they get the most effective treatment option for them. Invisalign is one of the options we offer to realign crooked or crowded teeth, giving you that all important smile.

Straighten Teeth in HampshireWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of clear removable aligners that are shaped around your teeth and over time will change the positions of your teeth. Your Hampshire orthodontist will give you a series of these transparent aligners that are moulded and designed for you. Every 2 weeks you’ll replace them, gradually shifting your teeth day by day, until they are in the correct positions upon completion of your treatment. Invisalign is designed to work as a fast, effective and inconspicuous braces system.

There is no need to worry about how you are going to fit them around your lifestyle. These clear braces are easily removable, so you can still enjoy eating and drinking in all your favourite restaurants. To clean them, simply remove and give them a quick brush when brushing your teeth, leaving them squeaky clean.

Find out more

Visiting your Hampshire orthodontist for a quick consultation, will enable you to see if you qualify as a good candidate for Invisalign. Following this, a scan will be made of your teeth, which will go towards creating a personalised treatment plan. You’ll be told approximately how long your treatment will take and using 3D computer technology, you’ll even get to see how your teeth will move over the course of your treatment.

Are you searching for hidden braces from your orthodontist in Hampshire?

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Many people are trying to find out the secret of a straighter healthier smile when they visit us here at Winchester Orthodontics. Maybe someone has told you about their own clear braces when you’ve complimented them on how good their teeth are looking. Perhaps you’ve been wondering why a colleague is smiling a lot more than they used to and you think they may be using invisible braces.

orthodontist-hampshireYou may have seen adverts or an article about the benefits of having your teeth straightened and have started to think that they may be the answer to your crowded, crooked or gappy teeth. Orthodontics can help you to improve both the appearance and the long-term health of your teeth, and you may be surprised at how quickly this can happen.

Clearly better, invisible braces are hidden in plain sight

If you are inspired to have your teeth straightened, you will probably decide that you need to do some research about the different types of invisible braces that your orthodontist in Hampshire may be able to offer you. If you search the internet for invisible braces you will see a long list of alternatives such as hidden braces, clear braces or even, transparent braces. One of the most popular is the Invisalign system, which you may occasionally see misspelled as Invisaline.

The Invisalign system is also known as a removable aligner. It consists of a series of removable retainers that gradually move your teeth to their new, straighter position over a period of time. Your orthodontist will make a 3D image of your teeth. It is used to manufacture the aligners, which need to be worn for a minimum of 20 hours each day to achieve the optimum results in the shortest time.

The beauty of this system is that you will be able to see how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment before you even begin. The aligners work gently but effectively, gradually moving your teeth to their new position. Each aligner is worn for two weeks before being changed for the next one. If you would like to see how invisible braces could help you to have straighter teeth, come and see an orthodontist in Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics.

Looking for an orthodontist in Hampshire

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Each year about 200,000 teenagers are fitted with braces, mostly the fixed, train-track style that most of us are familiar with. These are children that the NHS regards as needing the treatment because of the severity of their problems. Unfortunately, there are many more of us who were unable to have their teeth straightened when we were younger and we have had to live with crooked, gappy or uneven teeth for years.

Orthodontist in HampshireAccording to the British Orthodontic Society, 75% of all adults are in need of some form of teeth straightening treatment. The problem is that in many cases, you may feel that the wonky teeth that you have become accustomed to are better than having a mouthful of metal. Now, believe it or not, that problem has vanished. Advances in the science of orthodontics and the materials available for the manufacture of braces has transformed the way that your teeth can be straightened by your orthodontist in Hampshire.

Clearly better braces

If you do a search on-line for invisible or hidden braces you will see a long list of options such as clear braces or transparent braces, and a number of different brands such as Invisalign, which you may occasionally see misspelled as Invisaline in various blogs if you are doing your research about these treatments. Invisalign braces are also known as removable aligners, which are worn for a minimum of 22 hours daily. All of the aligners that are needed to straighten your teeth are created using the 3D computer images made by your orthodontist in Hampshire so that you will be able to see exactly how your teeth will look at the end of your treatment.

You may also see that you can order a similar type of clear and removable braces on-line just by taking a photograph of your smile. What you should remember is that although the process of straightening your teeth looks quite simple, it is not. All dentists have studied for five years to qualify, and a specialist orthodontist will have undertaken an additional three years of full-time study, this should give you some idea of how complex orthodontics actually is. Attempting to straighten you own teeth without the supervision of your orthodontist could result in tooth loss or serious damage to your teeth.

How to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign

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Nowadays, an increasing number of adults are seeking treatment to correct flaws in their smile, including teeth straightening. As a result, more dentists are offering their adult patients appliances specially designed to be more discreet than traditional metal braces, including Invisalign – often misspelt Invisaline.

At Winchester Orthodontics, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve beautiful, healthy, straight smiles with Invisalign. Dr Suzette Mulder, our lead orthodontist in Hampshire, and our team of highly trained dentists get to know every patient on an individual basis, designing personalised treatment plans that suit each patient’s needs and lifestyle requirements. We strive to make teeth straightening convenient and accessible, which is why we offer Invisalign.

Orthodontics in HampshireWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of clear, almost invisible, removable, plastic aligners. They are custom-made to snugly fit over your teeth. The removable aligners can be taken out to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. During treatment, your Hampshire orthodontist will provide you with a series of aligners, each of which has to be worn for about2 weeks or so before you move onto the next one. All you have to do is to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Invisalign is ideal for busy adults who do not wish to alter their lifestyle.

Who qualifies for Invisalign treatment?

As long as you have healthy teeth and gums and want to correct mild to moderate misalignments, you are likely an eligible candidate. If you wore braces as a child, but your teeth have become crooked again, then Invisalign can offer available solution to correct your bite alignment. If you have tooth decay or suffer from gum disease, you cannot have Invisalign until the problem is fixed and your good dental health is restored.

Finally, if your teeth are severely crooked, then you may require metal braces. While Invisalign is great for adults and older teens, it is not recommended for children who have not developed their adult teeth yet. During your initial consultation, your Hampshire orthodontist will carefully assess the state of your teeth and jaw to determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

Orthodontics to the rescue!

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How long have you been living with wonky teeth? Maybe as a teenager you were told that it couldn’t be done on the NHS because your problems weren’t severe enough to fit the medical requirements for treatment?

If this happened to you, you were not alone. The NHS only has limited funding to treat those who have a badly affected bites, and many patients do not fit the criteria for free treatment.

The good news is that your orthodontist in Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics can offer you ways to straighten your teeth, with hidden braces systems, such as Invisalign.

Orthodontics in HampshireA clear solution for straighter teeth

These days it has become much cheaper to get less problematic teeth straightened, and that means that many patients are opting to pay for straighter teeth themselves. Many an orthodontist in Hampshire are finding more adults are choosing clear braces that are made with new materials to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is one of the best known systems worldwide, though it is often misspelled ‘Invisaline’.

Invisalign clear braces are totally different from traditional metal bracket and wire systems. They do not require anything to be permanently fixed to your teeth for months on end. They do not create sore patches inside your mouth, or cause embarrassment when the first thing people notice about you is your mouth full of metal.

Here’s how they work:

When you come in to see our orthodontist in Hampshire, impressions of your teeth will be taken. We will use this to create a computer simulation of your teeth moving to their desired position, so you’ll get to see how your new smile will look. That information goes off to the Invisalign laboratory, which manufactures a series of custom-fit trays. Each tray matches one step along the route that your teeth will travel to reach your new smile. The trays are made of rigid plastic, which is transparent and so thin that it is almost invisible when you wear them.

You wear each tray for about 2 weeks. The pressure from it gently nudges your teeth along to the next position. When the pressure wears off, it’s time for the next tray until you finally reach the look you desire.

Get straighter teeth for a healthier, happier smile

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In Hampshire, orthodontist treatments to realign teeth are quicker and less painful than ever before, thanks to the advances in dental technology.

Orthodontics, one of the oldest branches of dentistry, focusing on improving the position, function and appearance of crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth.

Orthodontics in HampshireStories of sores developing on gums and teeth, the pain of having one’s teeth forcibly moved into new positions, and the embarrassment of a mouth full of metal, have put many adults off having teeth straightening treatments.

However, our Hampshire orthodontist at Winchester Orthodontics offers comfier, quicker, and more discreet technologies aimed at people who want straighter teeth, but do not need major corrections to their bite.

Although these treatments are seen as being cosmetic in that the main benefit is that people are happier with the way they look, having correctly aligned teeth makes it easier to clean the teeth and so avoid tooth decay.

Almost invisible treatment

With our orthodontist in Hampshire you can explore a range of treatments to correct the position of your teeth. One of the most popular among adults who do not want the whole world to know they are having their teeth straightened is Invisalign. Although they do the job of teeth straightening, they bear no resemblance to the traditional image of braces: large metal brackets and wires that all but obscure the teeth, and years of pain to achieve alignment.

Instead, Invisalign comprises thin, transparent, plastic aligner trays. They are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth like an almost invisible mouth guard. One by one, the series of trays gently move the teeth into their new positions over a few months. With no brackets or wires, they are much less irritating in the mouth. The trays are removable, making eating and cleaning much easier. So far over 480,000 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 is on the register of specialists at the British Orthodontic Society and has completed over 4,000 successful orthodontic treatments since she qualified as a dentist in 1997.

Comfortable smiles with Invisalign in Hampshire

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If the thought of bulky, metal braces has kept you from straightening your teeth, Invisalign may be the ideal solution for you. Our dentists at Winchester Orthodontics might suggest this treatment if your teeth are misaligned, crooked, overlapping or gappy. Nowadays, many teeth straightening problems can be corrected with Invisalign – pronounced Invisaline.

invisalign-in-hampshireWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series or removable, custom-made, clear plastic aligners, which gradually move your teeth into their correct positions. After wearing your first set of aligners for about 2 weeks, you will need to replace them with the next in the series. Your Hampshire orthodontist will guide you through this process and ensure your treatment stays on track.

This process repeats over a period of time until you achieve your alignment goals. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth, however, they must be worn at least 22 hours a day for maximum efficiency.

Does Invisalign take a lot of time?

Your Invisalign treatment time is determined by the amount of movement required to shift your teeth. Teeth that need to be straightened or rotated more than usual, may require more treatment time. After an initial consultation, our orthodontist in Hampshire can determine how long the treatment will last.

Generally, Invisalign is completed within a year, but more complicated cases may take up to 2 years. After your teeth reach their final positions, your Hampshire orthodontist will recommend wearing a retainer to prevent your teeth shifting back.

Am I eligible for Invisalign?

If you are an older teen or adult with mild to moderate misalignments of your teeth, then you are likely a good candidate. During your initial consultation, your orthodontist in Hampshire will carefully assess your teeth and gums in order to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Benefits of Invisalign

While the discretion of clear braces is a major bonus for those seeking inconspicuous treatment, there are many other benefits of Invisalign. Unlike metal braces, the clear aligners are smooth and safe to wear at all times, which makes for a more comfortable treatment journey. Plus, they can be removed, so that you can eat your favourite foods as well as brush and floss your teeth easily.

A wide array of options for straighter teeth

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When you come to Winchester Orthodontics to get your teeth straightened, we can offer you a wide choice of ways to get your teeth in line.

Orthodontics has advanced considerably with the advent of new materials and techniques for straightening teeth. These advances mean that an orthodontist in Hampshire no longer needs to use a hammer to crack a nut, so to speak.

orthodontics-in-hampshireThis used to be the case when only heavy-duty metal braces were available and had to be used no matter how mild the alignment issues. Now the use of such braces by a Hampshire orthodontist is confined to patients who have serious bite issues that need to be corrected.

Most patients who come to see our orthodontist in Hampshire are looking to resolve overcrowding, crooked teeth, or teeth that have not come through properly. Most of these situations can be effectively solved with one or more of the many systems available at our practice. Here are just a few of your options.

Lingual braces

These braces use brackets and wires but are hidden from general view because they are fixed to the back of the teeth, rather than the front. The braces are made from detailed impressions of your teeth so that the brackets comfortably fit the contours of the backs of your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

These braces work like traditional bracket and wire braces, being fitted to the front of the teeth. However the brackets and wires are transparent. Unlike some other systems, Damon Clear Braces work on all the teeth. As well as being smaller in design, the brackets are transparent and the wires are tooth-coloured, making them hard to see. As the braces are fixed to the teeth, they deliver fast and accurate results.

Invisalign clear aligners

This teeth straightening system uses aligners, which are rather like mouth guards, that fit snugly over the teeth.Pressure created by the rigid plastic they are made from nudges the teeth along. At less than half a millimetre thick and completely transparent, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. They can also be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning.

21st century braces with Invisalign

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If you want to have your teeth straightened without everyone you meet making it a topic of conversation, then Invisalign almost invisible aligners could be the answer.

Winchester Orthodontics in Hampshire offers teeth straightening treatment that doesn’t involve telling the whole world what you are up to.

orthodontics-in-hampshireThere are several systems your orthodontist in Hamsphire may suggest when you come to us for a consultation. One that stands out from the crowd when it comes to discretion is Invisalign. This treatment uses transparent plastic trays, which look rather like mouth-guards, that fit over your teeth. This teeth straightening solution is so discreet that it is often referred to as invisible braces.

What to expect from your teeth straightening journey

Your orthodontist in Hampshire will take impressions of your teeth and send them over to Invisalign’s laboratory in the United States. Technicians there then figure out the path along which your teeth need to travel to reach their straightened positions. Based on this information, the laboratory will make a series of aligners. Each aligner represents one step along the way to achieving your new smile with straighter, aligned teeth.  The plastic aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually nudge them into straighter positions.

Each tray needs to be worn for about 2 weeks for it to do its work. Depending on your individual case, you need to between 12 and 48 aligners to move your teeth.

Invisalign clear aligners are less than half a millimetre thick, making them almost unnoticeable when worn over your teeth. Being removable means it is much easier to clean your teeth, when compared to fixed metal braces. This means you will find it easier to keep you teeth and gums in good health during your treatment. You also have the option of taking your aligners off at mealtimes.

If for some reason Invisalign is not the right system for your particular case, don’t worry. Your orthodontist in Hamsphire can offer you other methods of discreet teeth straightening, such as lingual braces, which are fitted to the backs of the teeth where they are hidden from view.