Our techniques

The specialist techniques used at Inspire Orthodontics are all designed to improve your smile naturally and are tailored to meet your specific requirements:

Fixed appliances

Fixed appliances use brackets which are either metal, ceramic (tooth coloured) or lingual (on the inside of your teeth next to your tongue) along with tooth coloured glue. This gives the orthodontist control of the tooth's position in three dimensions to enable them to be moved into the correct position.

Invisalign

This involves using a series of clear aligners, that look like mouthguards, which fit over the teeth. This method of treatment may not be suitable for all cases and some patients may also require a short course of fixed appliances to achieve the best result.

Removable appliances

Removable appliances can be used to treat very simple cases such as moving an upper front tooth in front of the bottom front teeth.

Functional appliance

These are fixed or removable appliances that are used in growing patients to correct a larger than average horizontal gap between the top and bottom front teeth.

Retainers

Once treatment is completed all patients are fitted with retainers. These are either fixed or removable braces that ensure the final position of the teeth is maintained. If the retainers are not worn or maintained, this can lead to the teeth returning to their original position.

AntiSnoring Devices

Many snorers have excessive daytime sleepiness and are often unable to concentrate, experience marital disharmony and they may even fall asleep at inappropriate times. Snoring is the vibration of the soft tissue in the throat caused by a partial closure of the airway.

Our treatment process involves two or three visits to the practice. Prior to the initial consultation appointment you will be sent a questionnaire about your snoring and sleep disturbance which you and your partner will need to complete. If you are a snorer we can offer you a custom made dental appliance, worn during sleep, to greatly reduce or completely stop your snoring.

The appliance postures the lower jaw forward so that the tongue and other soft tissues in the throat follow which causes the airway at the back of the throat to widen. Since the muscles are stretched and the jaw is forward it is almost impossible to snore.

Your second appointment will be for the fitting of your appliance and we will see you a few weeks later to assess your progress and make adjustments to the appliance if necessary. It is rare that more than three appointments are required.

Mouth Guard

A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports. A mouthguard can be constructed at the end of treatment at the same time as removable retainers.

Announcements

  • Quick Fix Braces +

    The Guardian newspaper ran an article by the British Orthodontic Society in the 23rd February 2013 edition.

    The article, entitled, Considering straightening your teeth? Don’t be misled by the promise of a quick fix, addresses the British Orthodontic Society concerns, following a growing number or reports from patients who are dissatisfied with the results of treatments used by some cosmetic dentists to straighten teeth.

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  • Free initial consultations +

    Inspire Orthodontics offer free initial consultations. There is no commitment and no charge, so come and have an informal discussion with our Consultant Orthodontist about your teeth and the possible treatment options.

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Inspire Orthodontics,
73-75 Estcourt Road,
Salisbury, SP1 3AX

Tel
01722 410528

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