The types of braces that your orthodontist offers
If you have been researching the different types of braces that our orthodontist Hampshire offers, we’re not surprised that you may have questions and be a little confused.
Here at Winchester Orthodontics, we want you to have all the answers before undergoing treatment. Your confidence in us is at the core of our practice.
Below, we have compiled the different types of braces offered by our orthodontist Hampshire and will hopefully answer any questions that you have.
Starting with the braces you might know the most about, the traditional braces at our orthodontist Hampshire are an affordable version of braces popular with both adults and children. They can help teeth that are overcrowded, are unevenly spaced or have issues with their bite. They’re made of stainless steel and more comfortable than ever before. If you choose to go with this type of brace, you can express your individuality by adding coloured bands to the brackets. The bands can be changed after every visit, so you can have as many colours as you like.
Invisalign braces are a clear aligner alternative. If you pick this type of teeth-straightening brace, you will have clear trays made specifically for your teeth, and you must change them out every 1 to 2 weeks. They work by adding a controlled amount of force to your teeth in order to move them into the desired position. Instead of having to visit our dental practice, you can make these changes at home and simply return for checkups instead! We also offer Invisalign for our teen patients and for their parents to take a look at. Whether you’re playing sports or hanging out with friends, there is no reason to be unhappy with your teeth!
Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in shape and size, but they can be fitted behind your teeth instead of in front. These braces are in fact a mix of both traditional and Invisalign as they offer the sturdiness of the metal but cannot be seen when you smile, making them clear and more agreeable to those who wish to improve their smile without gaining unwanted attention. Due to the positioning of the lingual braces, you will be prevented from clenching your teeth, providing you with less jaw pain and fewer headaches.
Damon braces offer both clear and metal alternatives. With the clear Damon braces, you can rest easy knowing that nobody will know you’re using them unless you want them to. The Damon System combines tieless braces with archwires to move teeth much faster than other aligners or braces. While this is completely dependent upon the patient as an individual, there is a chance that Damon braces could take up to 6 months less than your other brace options! With Damon metal braces, the brackets are much smaller than the traditional type and are very easy to clean. It is important that you attend your checkups every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that your braces and working exactly as they should be and catch any potential problems that may be forming.