Which system is right for you?

By 12th September, 2017Orthodontics

When you come to Winchester Orthodontics to see an orthodontist in Hampshire, you know that you are getting effective, modern care. No one wants to muck around with their bodies, and when it comes to teeth, it is important to know you are in safe and highly experienced hands.

At Winchester Orthodontics, we concentrate on realigning the teeth and jaws. When they are not in alignment all sorts of problems can ensue. The teeth are not biting evenly and the ones taking the pressure can crack and crumble with time. It can also lead to headaches, and neck and shoulder ache. Badly aligned teeth are also more likely to harbour plaque, a film of bacteria that hardens into tartar, which causes tooth decay and gum disease.

Orthodontics in HampshireWhen you come to see our orthodontist in Hampshire, you will be treated by Suzette Mulder. Over the last 10 years, Dr Mulder has treated more than 4,300 people; she really knows her stuff.

Starting your journey

During your initial consultation, Suzette will take a very close look at your teeth and jaws. She will also want to know how your alignment issues affect you and what kind of treatment you are after.

Many adults who seek treatment from an orthodontist in Hampshire want straighter teeth, but without the embarrassment, hassle, and discomfort that can come from wearing heavy-duty metal braces.

The good news is that most adults don’t need this kind of braces, which are designed more for young teenagers who need to correct their bite as well as their teeth alignment.

A clear option

For adults, there is a range of discreet teeth straightening systems, including the very popular Invisalign, which often gets misspelled as Invisaline. Also known as hidden, clear or transparent braces, Invisalign are not braces at all. In fact, they are transparent plastic aligners, which look like very thin mouth guards that people wear at night when they grind their teeth or a retainer after teeth straightening treatment.

Over 4 million people have had their teeth straightened with Invisalign. Their popularity is due to the way they become almost invisible once they are in place, and also because they are removable, which makes a huge difference when it comes to eating and clean the teeth.