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Solving the fixed braces dilemma

Do you get nervous about braces being attached to your teeth? Does the thought of bonding metal to your teeth send shivers down your spine? Well, if that is the main reason you have avoided braces then shiver no more for this problem has been solved.

What is the solution?

If you have wonky teeth and are a suitable candidate, our orthodontist in Hampshirewill be able to offer you Invisalign, or as it sometimes misspelt, Invisaline.

Invisalign is known as ‘the invisible brace’.  It is a series of removable aligners made out of translucent plastic moulded to fit over your teeth. This design means there is no need for bonding or cementing of any metal devices to the fronts of your teeth.

What is the Invisalign procedure?

When you come in for a consultation at Winchester Orthodontics, our orthodontist in Hampshire will first make an assessment of your teeth and the positions in which they lie. From this assessment we will be able to advise if Invisalign is suitable for your needs. We will explain the details of the treatment and during this time welcome any questions or concerns you have. During the next appointment we will take some x-rays, photos and a special 3D scan. These scans and photos are uploaded onto a computer and the digital imagery created will be able to give you an expected time frame of the treatment. It will also show you how your teeth will be positioned at the end of treatment.

Our orthodontist in Hampshire will then arrange for a series of unique aligners to be made. Each aligner is worn for 7-10 days before moving onto the next one in the series. Each of the aligners is designed to have slightly different pressure points from the previous one to ensure continued pressure is applied to your teeth. Over time, your teeth will move into the desired position, resulting in a healthier alignment of teeth.

The aligners are also removable which means you can take them out for eating, drinking and tooth brushing. For optimal results, it is recommended that they are worn for at least 20-22 hours per day and only removed when absolutely necessary.


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