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  • Writer's pictureWinchester Orthodontics

Orthodontics to the rescue!

How long have you been living with wonky teeth? Maybe as a teenager you were told that it couldn’t be done on the NHS because your problems weren’t severe enough to fit the medical requirements for treatment?

If this happened to you, you were not alone. The NHS only has limited funding to treat those who have a badly affected bites, and many patients do not fit the criteria for free treatment.

The good news is that your orthodontist in Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics can offer you ways to straighten your teeth, with hidden braces systems, such as Invisalign.

A clear solution for straighter teeth

These days it has become much cheaper to get less problematic teeth straightened, and that means that many patients are opting to pay for straighter teeth themselves. Many an orthodontist in Hampshire are finding more adults are choosing clear braces that are made with new materials to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is one of the best known systems worldwide, though it is often misspelled ‘Invisaline’.

Invisalign clear braces are totally different from traditional metal bracket and wire systems. They do not require anything to be permanently fixed to your teeth for months on end. They do not create sore patches inside your mouth, or cause embarrassment when the first thing people notice about you is your mouth full of metal.

Here’s how they work:

When you come in to see our orthodontist in Hampshire, impressions of your teeth will be taken. We will use this to create a computer simulation of your teeth moving to their desired position, so you’ll get to see how your new smile will look. That information goes off to the Invisalign laboratory, which manufactures a series of custom-fit trays. Each tray matches one step along the route that your teeth will travel to reach your new smile. The trays are made of rigid plastic, which is transparent and so thin that it is almost invisible when you wear them.

You wear each tray for about 2 weeks. The pressure from it gently nudges your teeth along to the next position. When the pressure wears off, it’s time for the next tray until you finally reach the look you desire.


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