An introduction to braces by our dentist in Sheffield

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that uses dental braces to correct the misalignment issues of your teeth and improve their appearance so that you can smile widely and proudly. It is also involved in the correction of bite disorders and improving the overall health of your mouth so that your teeth stay healthy and strong for longer and later in your life.

Speak to us at Dee Kay Dental today to find out how we can address the issues of your teeth and improve their health at our dentist in Sheffield, helping you smile happily and confidently very soon! You may be aware that there are different types of orthodontic treatments available today. Due to advances in technology, there have been significant changes over the last few decades, with orthodontic treatment becoming more convenient, discreet and accessible for all.

Find out about orthodontic treatment for you

Whether you have been recommended orthodontic treatment by our dentist in Sheffield or did not undergo orthodontic treatment when you were younger and are now considering improving the look of your smile, speak to us today and we will be there to help. If you choose orthodontic treatment to improve your overall oral health here at our dentist in Sheffield, we have many different treatment options available for you that can be tailored to your dental requirements and personal preferences.

The difference between metal braces and clear braces

Metal braces, which are quite common amongst teenagers, are usually made up of thin metal wires and stainless steel brackets. These are attached to each tooth and are highly effective in correcting misalignment issues of the teeth.

Metal braces are quite visible when worn so, youngsters usually opt for coloured brackets according to their preferences! But, unfortunately, there is a common reluctance amongst adults to consider metal braces despite how effective they are in doing their job. This has led to the introduction and establishment of invisible orthodontics. Invisible orthodontics are a highly popular choice of addressing the appearance of your smile in adulthood. With invisible orthodontics, the bracket that is attached to the surface of the tooth is clear and, as the name suggests, almost invisible. Over the last few decades, clear braces have become increasingly popular because they are subtle and discreet whilst they also provide effective orthodontic treatment.

If your teeth are significantly crooked, then speak to our dentist today and we can discuss the suitable options available and how they can benefit you. With clear braces, the length of the treatment, the results and the mechanisms that are involved are very similar to that of metal braces.

Each case is different and so is everyone’s teeth so, speak to us at Dee Kay Dental today and book an appointment to visit us in person. Our friendly dentist will examine your teeth and you can find out more about the benefits of clear braces and why this may be the right orthodontic treatment for you. Soon, you will be smiling happily and confidently!