Exploring the alternatives to metal braces
Most people associate metal braces with unattractive brackets and wires. Luckily, dental technology has evolved and modern metal braces are not as unattractive as their predecessors. However, a lot of people still refuse to consider them as an option because they are visible. In this case, discreet orthodontics are a better fit.
At Winchester Orthodontics, we offer our patients a variety of alternatives to metal braces. Whether you need to straighten your front teeth or fix a bite problem, your orthodontist in Hampshire can help you pick the best treatment for you.
If you want to avoid fixed braces altogether, Invisalign (sometimes spelt Invisaline) is a treatment to consider. This innovative teeth straightening system consists of clear aligners that can be taken out during the day. The aligners are made with a special thermoplastic material that is durable and fit snugly onto the dental arch of each patient. Invisalign comes in different versions and can be customised for teenagers (Invisalign Teen) or patients with minor dental problems affecting their front teeth (Invisalign i7).
Lingual braces are fixed metal braces that are hidden behind the teeth. Because of their positon in the patient’s mouth, they are completely invisible. No one will know that you are undergoing treatment, unless you inform them. Your orthodontist in Winchester will customise the brackets and glue them carefully onto the back of each tooth. Unlike Invisalign and other cosmetic braces, lingual braces can fix a wide variety of dental problems, no matter how serious they are.
Damon clear braces
Just as their name suggests, Damon clear braces are transparent. Moreover, they are not connected by a wire, but by patented high-tech archwires that have proven to minimise treatment time. Damon clear braces also require fewer visits to the dentist for adjustments and are easy to clean.
Don’t postpone your visit to the orthodontist in Hampshire
Metal braces are still popular, but they are not the only option if you want to straighten your teeth or improve your bite. To learn more about our range of discreet orthodontics, feel free to reach out to us by phone or email. We look forward helping you improve your smile.