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What you need to know about Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that uses appliances to correct and improve the appearance of teeth. Whether your teeth are crooked or crowded or you have a gap or issues with your bite, orthodontic treatment allows you to correct these issues using braces. At Winchester Orthodontics, we provide our patients with the best orthodontic treatment no matter your dental issue.

So if you are based in Hampshire and considering orthodontic treatment, why not visit us at Winchester Orthodontics where our orthodontist Hampshire is on site to provide you the best orthodontic care.

Visiting our practice, Winchester Orthodontics

Providing an exceptional level of service to our patients for over 24 years, Winchester Orthodontics has an outstanding team of qualified staff who work together to provide a professional and caring environment for all those who visit the practice. Our team is dedicated to keeping their knowledge up to date and regularly undertake training to keep up with the ever changing developments within orthodontics.

We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments within orthodontics, including traditional metal braces, lingual braces and cosmetic braces. Our specialist orthodontist Hampshire will be able to assist you in deciding the right treatment for you, using their years of knowledge and experience to recommend the most suitable option for you.

Is orthodontic treatment suitable for my current dental problems?

Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a number of dental issues. Some of the most common reasons include crowding, which may occur if you have a narrow jaw, an open bite, where your tongue can still be seen when your teeth are closed together and impacted teeth, which occurs when teeth do not erupt or they come through in the wrong position. So if you are dealing with any of these issues, orthodontic treatment will be able to help you make the best of your teeth.

One of the most popular and well known forms of orthodontic treatment is traditional metal braces. Today, traditional metal braces are made to be more comfortable than ever, using metal brackets and archwires which are made of stainless steel. The brackets are fixed onto your teeth by our orthodontist Hampshire using a safe adhesive and held together by the archwires which slowly move your teeth into their desired position.

If you are concerned about having visible orthodontic treatment, there are also alternative treatments which are more discreet. One option that is offered at our practice is lingual braces.

Lingual braces at Winchester Orthodontics

Similar to traditional metal braces, lingual braces are made of metal brackets and archwires; however, the brackets are attached to the inside of your teeth as opposed to the front. This means that each lingual bracket will be custom - made to fit the shape of each tooth. An advantage of lingual braces is that for the duration of the treatment, no one will know that you are having your teeth straightened, which makes this form of orthodontic treatment popular for our adult patients.

If you are still unsure as to whether orthodontic treatment is suitable for you, you can have a virtual consultation with us and we can provide you with a dental report.


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