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  • Writer's pictureWinchester Orthodontics

Visiting the orthodontist in Hampshire – a time frame

Have you decided that it’s time to straighten your teeth and restore your oral health? If yes, you will need the help of an experienced and friendly orthodontist, who will guide you through the procedure effortlessly.

At Winchester Orthodontics, we enjoy helping our patients fix their smile and restore the health of their teeth. With the help of our skilled orthodontist in Hampshire, you can choose from a vast variety of treatments, some of which are specially designed for adults who are not thrilled at the prospect of wearing metal brackets and wires.

Your consultation

After you book an appointment, we will arrange a consultation meeting with you. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to explain your smile issues to us and help us understand what you would like to change about your smile. Our dentists will give you an oral examination, take photographs and x-rays and develop a treatment plan that is designed for your individual needs. During this appointment, we will also discuss treatment costs and any insurance options or other payment plans.

Starting your treatment

Depending on the result of your examination, we will create a personalised treatment plan, detailing all the treatments and costs involved. Once we install your braces or give your aligners, the time period between each appointment will vary, since it depends on your specific treatment. For instance, Invisalign patients will need to see the orthodontist in Winchester less frequently than other orthodontic patients. Our friendly dentists will be by your side, ready to answer your questions during every stage of the treatment.

Don’t forget your oral hygiene

Wearing braces does not mean that you can neglect your oral hygiene. Whether you are having invisible aligners or fixed hidden braces, brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis is imperative. Bacteria and plaque can develop on your braces and aligners leading to gum disease and cavities. And you wouldn’t want to remove your braces, only to see your teeth in a worse condition, would you?

Dental care and hygiene during your teeth-straightening treatment are really important, therefore we recommend visiting us for cleanings and check-ups whenever it is necessary.

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