Sometimes the easiest way to a straight smile is through heredity. Yes, it may seem hard to believe but straight teeth run in families. However, those who aren’t lucky enough to naturally have straight teeth can benefit from correction from an orthodontist in Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics. We can provide well-aligned, healthy teeth to our patients of all ages.
I don’t want to be a brace face
Our dedicated orthodontist in Hampshire may recommend Invisalign clear aligners for teens and adults who want the benefits of braces without the associated ‘metal mouth’ look, complicated hygiene and dietary restrictions that come with traditional orthodontics.
Would Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign aligners are clear, acrylic appliances which look just like teeth whitening trays. They fit snugly over the top and bottom of your teeth, gently moving them into healthier and better-looking positions. They are fully removable for meals and hygiene and allow our patients to feel more confident about how they look as their treatment progresses. We always say to our patients not to confuse the spelling of Invisalign with ‘Invisaline’ here at Winchester Orthodontics.
Other Invisalign advantages
Perhaps what attracts teen and adult patients to Invisalign most is less day-to-day hassle. Metal, ceramic and lingual braces have their place as excellent ways to correct complex bite and alignment problems. However, traditional metal braces do present difficulties such as multiple dietary restrictions, sore teeth and gums and brushing and flossing routines that can be lengthy and complex.
Invisalign from your orthodontist in Hampshire fixes all that. Because the aligners are fully removable, our patients take them out for meals, snacks and oral hygiene. Plus, many people remove them when they get their picture taken or have special events and such as job interviews and weddings. Visits to Winchester Orthodontics involve simple progress checks every six weeks or so to ensure your procedure is going forward as planned.
The number of aligners needed very much depends on the severity of each patient’s alignment issues. Aligners are changed every two weeks or so, according to individualised treatment plans. Patients will need to wear a retainer for some time after treatment is complete.