Are there advantages to using clear braces over regular ones? 5 benefits from Dee Kay Dental

As an adult, you may think that all opportunities to straighten your teeth have passed you by, barring of course the use of metal options.

Luckily, this is not the case and today many more adults than in the past are using clear aligners and braces to get the smiles that they have always wanted, with more comfort and discretion than ever before.

And at Dee Kay Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our patients some of the latest orthodontic technologies available, including clear braces in Sheffield. These options are more affordable, easier to fit around lifestyles and of course, have the advantage of being visually discreet. Perfect!

So, what are some of the other advantages of wearing clear braces in Sheffield? Read on to find out!

Better comfort

Many people worry that when they have clear braces in Sheffield, the process will cause discomfort.

However, as some clear options require no tightening, there is no pressure to worry about in relation to adjustments being made. Depending on the type of appliance you are fitted with, you may even be able to remove the brace and it may even be made of a special plastic, which gently pushes the teeth into the desired position rather than pulls them.

Removable (sometimes!)

There are many types of clear or invisible brace that we can offer you in Sheffield.

And should you be offered one of our more popular treatments, Invisalign, you will be able to remove it for when you need to eat, drink things like coffee or brush your teeth.

However, this will vary based on the severity of your misalignment and in some instances, we may need to apply a fitted brace that is ‘clear’ due to its brackets being made from a clear plastic. Thus, it has a minimal visual appearance.


It is a common concern among many of our patients that a clear option will take longer to straighten teeth than a traditional brace..

But this is not the case!

When comparing treatment times, a fitted metal brace can take up to 2 years to straighten teeth whereas clear and invisible options, like Invisalign, have an average time of around 3-6 months. So, much faster and more discreet.

Customised treatment

With the customised design of many modern invisible and clear aligners, the process of straightening the teeth is more comfortable.

The removable aligners and modern wire technology for clear fitted braces are made to fit your teeth perfectly and require minimal alteration and so, your unique needs for the realignment process are met and the results are more desirable.

Excellent results

And finally, the burning question that many of our patients have; how do the results of clear options stack up against those of metal braces?

In short, clear options can and do offer patients exceptional results. Provided that you follow our advice relating to the wearing of the brace and afterwards, the retainer, your newly aligned teeth will last the rest of your life and will improve the functionality of your smile. Great!