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  • Writer's pictureWinchester Orthodontics

Fast, discreet straightening

In Hampshire, orthodontist treatments to reposition the teeth can take less time and be less painful than before with the use of modern technology.

Orthodontics is one of the oldest branches of dentistry. It deals with improving the function, position and appearance of crowded, crooked and misaligned teeth.

Many adults would love to have their teeth straightened but the stories of sores developing on gums and teeth, or the pain of having them moved into a new position, let alone the idea of train track braces undermining their dignity, have deterred them.

However, at Winchester Orthodontics, our Hampshire orthodontist, can offer you more comfortable, faster, more discreet ways to straighten teeth that do not need major corrections to their bite.

Although such treatments may be classed as cosmetic because you could carry on without them without getting ill. Most people find their confidence improves after treatment, as well as their teeth lasting longer because straight teeth are easier to clean, so avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.

A clear solution

Your orthodontist in Hampshire offers a range of treatments to correct the position of the teeth. One of the most popular discreet options is Invisalign, which often gets misspelled as Invisaline. Although it does the job of teeth straightening, this treatment bears little resemblance to the traditional image of braces: large metal brackets and wires obscuring the teeth and taking two or three years to achieve alignment.

Instead, Invisalign straightens teeth using very thin, transparent, plastic aligner trays. These aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth like an almost invisible mouth guard. Worn in a series, each aligner gently moves the teeth into their new position over somewhere between 18–24 months. The smooth plastic is much less irritating in the mouth than brackets and wires. Another big plus is that the aligners are removable, making eating and cleaning much simpler. So far over 4 million patients worldwide have been successfully treated with Invisalign.

You can find out more about Invisalign when you book a free consultation with Dr Suzette Mulder. Suzette, an experienced orthodontist in Hampshire, has completed over 4,300 successful orthodontic treatments since she first qualified as a dentist in 1997.


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