Using orthodontics to create a better smile
4th October 2019
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“Better” can mean different things when it comes to your smile, but you may look to orthodontics to help you create a smile you are more comfortable with for a number of reasons.

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that improves the appearance, position and function of abnormally arranged teeth. Winchester House offers a range of orthodontic treatments in Shrewsbury.

Correct alignment of the teeth and jaws can prevent more extensive dental treatment later in life and orthodontic treatment is commonly used to correct a “bad bite.” This condition, known as a malocclusion, involves teeth that are crowded or crooked.

Facial aesthetics and the position of the lips can also be improved with orthodontic treatment.

Difficulties and dislikes

For these reasons, you might be having difficulties eating or even brushing your teeth. Perhaps more commonly, you don’t like the way your teeth or mouth look, so orthodontics can really help you.

Conventional orthodontics uses a wire to apply a force to a tooth through a bracket which is bonded to the tooth – traditionally known as braces.

Orthodontic treatments

The most prevalent orthodontic treatments we provide in Shrewsbury are Inman Aligner, Quick Straight Teeth (QST) and Invisalign®.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It’s efficient, safe and good value. With the Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-18 weeks and, because it’s removable, you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.

Quick Straight Teeth

All QST Dentists only use 3M brackets. These have a proven track-record for their performance and aesthetics, and they are nearly invisible in the mouth. Tooth-coloured wires are used to make the braces even more aesthetically pleasing.

QST is used to correct mild misalignment of the front 6 to 8 teeth, to give you a beautiful smile. Because only front teeth are moved, the force required is minimal. The wires exert mild pressure, without the need for severe tightening, which can cause discomfort.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners or braces made of clear polymer that are capable of gradually moving teeth in a controlled way. Invisalign® employs the latest advances in 3D computer technology to follow the dentist’s instructions and produce precisely customised aligners.

Calum Dunkley and Adam Joy have completed additional training beyond dental school, to learn the latest professional tools and techniques to straighten and align your teeth and jaws. You can rest safe in the knowledge that you’re in experienced hands and provided the best tailor-made advice.

If you have any questions about orthodontic treatments in Shrewsbury, please call 01743 362326.


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