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.
You 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 Invisalignsystem, 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.