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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign, with our orthodontist Hampshire, consists of clear aligners that are created in a form that is without brackets and wires. In the same manner as metal braces, they work towards straightening an individual's teeth. They are suitable for those with crowded and misaligned teeth who want to adjust them to the way they wish them to look, but with an orthodontic device that is made from plastic to get a discreet look. For those who want to get braces without the appearance of metal brackets this treatment is a convenient alternative. This is a popular procedure that is highly favoured by many patients, if you would like to explore this option do not hesitate to book a free consultation with our orthodontist Hampshire.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

At Winchester Orthodontics Invisalign has been shown to have many benefits for a variety of people in terms of aesthetics and comfort, along with many more advantages.

Predictable treatment

Since the Invisalign treatment is planned in detail before the process begins, this means the orthodontist Hampshire can accurately estimate how long the treatment will last and when you will see results. This is beneficial for those who are afraid to proceed with a treatment without knowing what the final result will look like, therefore this provides comfort.

Improved oral and periodontal health

This treatment allows the patient to maintain their oral health with ease. As the aligner is removable the patient can continue to carry out their usual dental hygiene routine during treatment. This helps reduce the risk of periodontal disease and leaves a patient with no underlying issues.

Metal allergies

There have been many cases in which patients are not suitable for traditional braces. This is usually due to metal allergies and the danger of brackets or wires on their health. This treatment allows an individual to go through a procedure that produces the same results as traditional braces. Therefore, this is a great alternative for those that apply to this case scenario.

Easier planning

Due to advanced technology a plan can be created prior to treatment this is done via treatment software. A 3D scan will be taken of an individual's teeth along with an X-ray which will be sent to Invisalign. This will be used and produced as an illustration of the stages that an individual's teeth will go in throughout the treatment process.

Custom made

These clear aligners are designed in order to match an individual's teeth structure, so that they can comfortably fit onto the area treated. This means a snug appliance with minimum discomfort.

Reduced irritation

Since there are no metal bars or wires, Invisalign does not usually cause irritation or scratches.


Many patients will want to invest in this process because of its discreet effect. Since the aligners are transparent you do not need to worry about whether they are noticeable. This is a great option for those who want to go through with a teeth straightening treatment without people noticing. They give you the ability to smile as much as you want to during treatment without fear of embarrassment.


Since clear aligners are removable and can be taken off when necessary, it makes it much easier to eat, drink, brush and floss. Whereas with metal braces it is usually the case that a patient will be advised to avoid certain chewy foods. However, with aligners this does not need to be done, since they can be removed when eating.

At Winchester Orthodontics we will also provide you with the appropriate aftercare once you have completed Invisalign treatment to ensure lasting success.


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