Taking the time to find out about how you can improve the alignment of your teeth may seem low on the list of your priorities with a million and one other things to do first. But when you really think about it, how much time do you actually spend thinking about your smile? Whether it’s a glance in the mirror every time you walk past it, or each time you look at yourself in photographs or daydream about having the smile that shines back at you from the cover of a magazine, the chances are you’ve actually spent a significant amount of time imagining greater balance and symmetry for your teeth.
Visiting an orthodontist in Hampshire can call a halt to the daydreaming and make your hopes of getting a great smile a reality. At Winchester Orthodontics, there are many treatment options available and some of the most innovative ones are Invisalign, Damon Clear Braces, and Lingual Braces. They allow people to wear braces discreetly and comfortably.
Invisalign braces - often misspelt as ‘Invisaline’ - is a brace system that uses 3D computer technology to create a series of mouth trays (aligners) that fit your mouth precisely. They each apply a varying degree of pressure and are changed on a weekly basis to move your teeth into the desired position over a period of time. These aligners are made of clear plastic, so you can wear them confident in the knowledge that people won’t realise. They can also be removed for eating and drinking. Although treatment times vary, it is envisaged that people who use Invisalign will have results within 18 to 24 months. Invisalign helps issues such as overcrowding or wide-spaced teeth.
There is also an Invisalign Teen brace system, which operates in a similar way and has similar benefits such as no disruption to speech thanks to the fact that no acrylic covers the palatal surface. Other benefits include not having to have brackets fixed to teeth which lowers the need for emergency appointments as the Invisalign range is a much lower risk. The Teen brace has the potential option to get replacement aligners without the need for a visit to the dental practice, reducing interruption to a young person’s education and time off work for parents who have to take them to appointments.
For those who require metal brackets, the Lingual brace offers a more discreet approach to the traditional brace by attaching brackets to the back of the teeth. Each bracket is made-to-measure for the shape of the back of your teeth, rather than mass-produced ones that fit the front of your teeth.
Damon Clear Braces
If you do need to have brackets on the front of your teeth, Damon Clear Braces offers a more discreet alternative to traditional braces. The brackets are clear and are tieless! The high technology archwires that are used instead mean that your teeth will be moved quickly and effectively. That’s definitely something to smile about!
So, if you are looking for a new smile, you don’t need to delay when there are so many versatile and convenient options to explore. Why not use your time to make a difference for you that will make you smile for good?