Crooked, overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth can really have an impact on how you feel about your smile or even affect how you eat and speak if the top and bottom teeth are not aligned correctly. When you see a Hampshire orthodontist at Winchester Orthodontics, you are taking advantage of a branch of dentistry which is concerned with how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Treatment to align and straighten the teeth is best carried out during childhood, but if you an adult who missed out on corrective procedures as a child then you can still benefit. In the past, metal braces were the only option but patients can now choose from a range of techniques.
How can orthodontics help me?
Having straighter teeth has an obvious impact on your appearance but also enhances oral health as they are easier to clean. Crooked or crowded teeth have gaps, in which plaque accumulate, that can lead to gum disease if left unresolved. If the misalignment is very severe then it may even affect your ability to eat or speak properly. As an experienced Hampshire orthodontist, we know that treatment can resolve physical problems as well as improving your appearance. Procedures to correct the position of your teeth are faster, more comfortable and more discrete than ever before and there is a brace to suit everyone.
The subtle approach
Invisible or clear braces allow you to benefit from teeth straightening procedures without you needing to show everyone that you are doing it. Our patients who trust us as their Hampshire orthodontist find that the end results will speak for themselves. You may have heard of Invisalign, which is often wrongly spelt as Invisaline. This system uses a progressive system of clear mouth trays, which use gentle pressure to align your teeth. You can smile freely and remove the aligners when you are eating or cleaning your teeth so the impact on everyday life is minimal. If Invisalign is not right for you, other options, such as tooth-coloured brackets that make your braces less noticeable, are available.
To find out how you can benefit from seeing an orthodontist in Hampshire, do get in touch with us today.