• Winchester Orthodontics

Why are some teeth crooked?

Teeth are crooked for genetic reasons, and it is extremely common. In fact, it is rare that teeth are ever completely straight. If you are in need of an orthodontist in Hampshire, then do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We will put your comfort first, and make sure that you have the most effective treatment possible. We also like to include our patients in the entire process, so that you can feel comfortable with the treatment that you are receiving and be fully informed about the procedure in hand.


Depending on how crooked your teeth are, and certain cosmetic options, we will be able to assess which teeth straightening treatment is best for you. In some cases, if your teeth are severely crooked, then options may be limited, however if they are only slightly crooked then you may have more options available to you.


Invisalign


Invisalign braces are a fantastic treatment that are transparent, so they will be almost invisible against the enamel. This means that you will be able to undergo this treatment without many people noticing. Invisalign works by first taking a scan of your teeth and producing a projection of what your teeth will look like post treatment. A series of Invisalign braces are then produced, each one leading up to the final projection, and you will have your brace replaced every two weeks with a slightly closer model to the final result wanted.


One great advantage of Invisalign is that it can be removed at any time, so you don’t need to worry about changing your diet for the treatment. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Hampshire who can give advice on Invisalign treatment, then do not hesitate to contact us directly.


Can teenagers get Invisalign?


Teenagers cannot get regular Invisalign, however they can get a variant of the treatment simply called Invisalign Teen. These Invisalign braces factor in the growth of a teenager’s jaw, whilst maintaining the same level of correction.


However, there are some disadvantages to teenagers getting Invisalign. Invisalign above all else is a responsibility, and because it can be optionally removed, this means that teenagers might not always wear the brace for the allotted time, meaning that the treatment will be ineffectual. The braces involve expense, so it can be a waste of money if the treatment is not carried out properly. Fixed braces are a very effective method of straightening teeth and due to so many teenagers wearing braces, there is very little negativity about the look.


Advantages of fixed braces


Fixed braces are a very efficient option for straightening teeth, as they are permanently attached, so the teeth will be secured for 24 hours a day under the treatment. Fixed braces in this way are by far the fastest method for straightening teeth, so if you are concerned about visible treatment, and opting for Invisalign, remember that in many cases Invisalign treatment will take longer to complete. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Hampshire for some new treatment, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Winchester Orthodontic Practice
St Lawrence House
2 Barnes Close

Winchester

Hampshire

SO23 9QX

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