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What does an orthodontist in Hampshire do?

An orthodontist in Hampshire is a specialist dentist who has the specific training and experience needed to identify issues with the alignment of your teeth and jaw and can apply devices in a range of different styles to correct this misalignment.

Teeth misalignment can come in many different severities. Some are quite extreme and are quickly and easily identified when you are much younger. In these situations, it is important to act rapidly, both to limit the amount of time that the teeth straightening devices such as traditional braces are needed to be worn, but also to reduce the instances of jaw pain, teeth wearing down and grinding as well as to eventually allow those who have such misalignments to eat and speak properly.

In these more severe cases where patients find it difficult to bite and chew, this can have lasting impacts on a person’s overall health and wellbeing as they are unable to digest their food correctly.

There are many negative side effects of not straightening teeth and realigning the jaw. This issue is not only cosmetic but a serious health concern and one that an orthodontist in Hampshire will take extremely seriously.

Most children will visit an orthodontist in Hampshire once they are around the ages of 7 to 9 so that they can have their bite and teeth assessed. Of course, as we age, we need to constantly have our bite assessed and our teeth monitored for movement as this is a part of our body that is always changing.

Teeth that are slightly cramped or crooked will only worsen with age, so there are instances where adults will find that they can no longer ignore the appearance of their smile and wish to have their teeth straightened for their physical health and emotional wellbeing.

Here is where we can help

We offer a range of effective and reliable methods to straighten your teeth. By working through the range of options that are most suitable for your personal situation, you can make an informed decision with our support so that you can achieve the results you are looking for whilst enjoying the process as well.

Traditional fixed braces are still in use as they allow our dentists the most control over the movement of your teeth. We offer many different designs these days however, in terms of how discrete and comfortable they can be.

Fixed braces can be worn on the front of your teeth, as is traditionally seen, or at the back of your teeth, which is known as lingual braces. Lingual braces are the one true invisible style we offer, however fixed braces can be made with tooth coloured brackets and wires and we also offer removable, clear aligners as well.

These aligners are popular with both adults and teenagers and can accommodate a range of different severities of dental disarray.

There are several advantages and potential pitfalls associated with each teeth straightening device that we have available. By discussing these factors with you in terms of your personal situation, we are confident that we will be able to discover the model that is best suited to your personal needs.

Winchester Orthodontic Practice
St Lawrence House
2 Barnes Close

Winchester

Hampshire

SO23 9QX

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