Having a crooked smile can make you feel bad about your appearance. A misaligned bite can make eating an uncomfortable experience, and lead to jaw strain. Plus, poorly-aligned teeth are difficult to keep properly clean. Food particles and bacteria can hide in the awkward spaces that toothbrushes find difficult to reach. At Winchester Orthodontics, we can treat all these conditions with a combination of modern dental technology and years of experience. The skills of our Hampshire orthodontist will give you more effective teeth as well as a winning smile.
Visiting the orthodontist in Hampshire
Everybody’s teeth are different. You may just want to make minor adjustments to the teeth at the front of your mouth. On the other hand, you might want a more comprehensive treatment that realigns all of your teeth. We’ll talk to you in depth about your preferences, and take detailed measurements of your mouth, to help you reach the most appropriate decision. There plenty of options, from hidden braces and transparent braces, to popular user-friendly treatments like Invisalign.
With Invisalign (often mis-spelled as ‘Invisaline’), our Hampshire orthodontist will give you a series of customised aligners. You’ll wear each set of these aligners for around 7-10 days, before moving on to the next one. They’re made of clear plastic, and can be taken out of your mouth at mealtimes and when brushing your teeth. Because each set of aligners is a slightly different shape, your teeth will be gradually moved into better positions. Typical treatment times are 12 months or longer.
Modern orthodontics still includes braces that are attached to the teeth. However, we can attach them to the backs of your teeth so they’ll remain hidden while treatment is ongoing. Invisible braces like these can bring your teeth into improved positions, without causing the social awkwardness that can deter people from seeking treatment with a Hampshire orthodontist.
Although it may take some time to achieve the results you desire, you’ll be enjoying the dental benefits for many years after the braces come off. Visiting the Hampshire orthodontist can improve your quality of life, as well as the appearance of your teeth.