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  • Writer's pictureWinchester Orthodontics

21st century braces with Invisalign

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.

There 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.


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