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Orthodontics in Southampton

Our range of orthodontic treatments mean that everyone can have the confidence to show off a beautiful straight smile.

We always take the time to listen to all of our patients, to understand the concerns they have with their smile.

One issue that comes up over and over again is the desire to have straighter teeth.

However, this often goes hand in hand with concerns around how treatment might affect their social life and work.

Many people don’t realise that developments in dental techniques now mean there are some incredibly discreet options available, and that teeth straightening is not just for teenagers.

We always take the time to listen to all of our patients, to understand the concerns they have with their smile.

One issue that comes up over and over again is the desire to have straighter teeth.

However, this often goes hand in hand with concerns around how treatment might affect their social life and work.

Many people don’t realise that developments in dental techniques now mean there are some incredibly discreet options available, and that teeth straightening is not just for teenagers.

Teeth Straightening in Southampton

Our range of orthodontic braces and aligners mean that everyone has the opportunity to have the confidence to show off a beautiful straight smile.

These treatments can also be used to improve bite position and the way teeth function, which can help to prevent headaches and damage to the jaw and neck muscles. Straighter teeth can help prevent irreversible loss of enamel, so teeth are stronger for longer and many people find they are much easier to keep clean.

Both adults and our younger patients can benefit from teeth straightening. If you are considering orthodontic work, our experienced dentist will take the time to fully assess your teeth and mouth, answering any questions you may have and explaining the treatment process in detail. They will then work with you to build a personalised care plan, either for yourself or for your child.

We will be able to offer a range of options, all carried out here by the same team, so you can enjoy a faster, smoother experience. We want to understand more than just your clinical needs, so your emotional and financial concerns will be taken into account when making recommendations.

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Orthodontic Treatments in Southampton

We are pleased to provide a range of options for you to consider, including traditional fixed braces, which many people are familiar with.

These are attached to the front of the teeth, using modern dental materials.

Developments in dental technology mean that more subtle, but equally as effective treatments also exist, such as Invisalign clear retainers, which sit over the teeth but are incredibly difficult to see, invisible braces which are fixed to the back of the teeth, or short-term orthodontics, which use tooth-coloured brackets and wires to move the teeth into the desired position.

Our assessment process can include showing you photos of other patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment, so you can see the braces in place to help you understand just how discreet some of the options are, and the end results.

Whatever your age, you no longer have to be embarrassed by an uneven smile – our clinicians are ready to help you begin your journey towards your perfect smile.

Orthodontic treatments

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Fixed braces

Tried and trusted

Fixed braces are designed to apply gentle, continuous pressure to the teeth, slowly moving them into a specific position.

Fixed braces

Short-term orthodontics

Quick results

Developments in dentistry mean that there are some fantastic options available to give patients quick results.

Short-term solutions

Invisalign

Discreet and comfortable

If you want a straighter smile but don’t like the idea of fixed braces, we have the answer. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way. 

Invisalign

Frequently asked questions about our straightening treatments

Many patients who are considering treatment to straighten their teeth have the same questions and concerns.

If you have any other queries about our teeth straightening options, please get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Is orthodontic treatment painful?

The straightening process doesn’t hurt, but you may experience a little discomfort when your braces are fitted or adjusted over the course of your treatment. This will only last for a couple of days at most, when you might want to consider eating softer foods. Over-the-counter pain relief will help relieve any symptoms.

How long will my straightening treatment take?

The time it takes to straighten your teeth will vary, depending on the treatment option you choose and the results you are looking to achieve.Some patients may be suitable for our short-term solution, which can take as little as 8 – 16 weeks, others may be better suited to our Six Month Smiles treatment. Another option could be fixed braces, which can take between 18 – 36 months to straighten your teeth.Invisalign clear aligners also provide discreet option for both short term and comprehensive teeth straightening options.If you are considering treatment, your dentist will be able to recommend the most suitable options for you and give you an idea of timescales based on your individual care needs.

How often will I need to come in for an appointment during treatment?

Again, this can vary depending on the straightening treatment you are having, but you are likely to need to come into the clinic around every 4 – 8 weeks. This will give your dentist a chance to check on the progress of your treatment and make any adjustments that are necessary, which could include tightening wires for our fixed braces, or issuing new clear aligners if you are using the Invisalign system.

Can I have teeth straightening treatment as an adult?

Orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more popular, and all of the options we offer are suitable for adults. We know that many of our patient’s wish for straighter teeth, but are put off by the thought of visible treatment and a lengthy process. Recent developments mean there are some fantastic discreet options available, ideal for those who are concerned that straightening treatment might be too obvious at work or socially.Your dentist can recommend which straightening treatments are most suitable for you, based on your individual requirements and circumstances.

Will I have to change what I eat and drink while my teeth are being straightened?

If you have fixed braces, it is important to be aware that some hard or crunchy foods can damage or break your brace, so we would recommend that you cut raw fruit and vegetables into small pieces, and look to avoid hard sweets.

For treatments such as Invisalign, you will be able to remove your clear aligners while you eat, however it is important to try to wear them for at least 22 hours every day in order to get the most effective results.

How will I be able to keep my teeth clean during my straightening treatment?

If you have fixed braces, your dentist will help you to understand the importance of excellent oral hygiene while the braces are in place. Plaque can easily build up on the teeth around the brackets if they are not carefully cleaned after every meal. As plaque is a breeding ground for bacteria which attacks the teeth, extra vigilance is extremely important, as it will help to reduce the chances of damage or staining.

For removable treatments such as Invisalign, you will be able to remove your clear retainers so you can clean your teeth properly and eat as normal. Whatever straightening treatment you choose, we would recommend you attend regular hygiene therapy appointments, as they will be particularly helpful to get a thorough deep clean.

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