Talking about clear braces in Sheffield

Aligned with the times

Each year, thousands of people seek treatment to align teeth which are crooked, overlapping, or uneven. However, there are still many of us who are in need of vital, realignment treatment, but are dissuaded from seeking it, due to misconceptions as to how orthodontic treatments will impact our outward appearance. In recent years, the world of conventional orthodontics has come on in leaps and bounds, and today there are many solutions we offer here at Dee Kay Dental which provide discreet alignment, such as clear braces in Sheffield, which allow patients to align their teeth and achieve a straighter smile, without attracting any unwanted attention.

Fits like a glove

Here at Dee Kay Dental, we are proud to be able to provide our patients with the renowned clear braces in Sheffield, Invisalign. This is a revolutionary new form of orthodontics which negates the need for conventional – often dreaded – fused brackets and metal wires. The Invisalign system does this by swapping fused brackets and wires for a removable, plastic retainer. This retainer is constructed from a specialist, patented plastic known as SmartTrack, and when it is worn it uses specifically placed pressure points to gradually push the patient’s teeth back into their correct specifications. Each product of the Invisalign system is entirely unique. This is because a mould of the patient’s teeth must first be taken in order for the retainer to be created. This allows for a 100% accurate rendering of the contours of a patient’s teeth to be made, and thus the pressure points can be added with exact precision. Prior to receiving clear braces in Sheffield from us, here as Dee Kay Dental, patients must first undergo a no-obligation consultation. This is to assess the patient’s eligibility for the Invisalign process, as well as to detail what they can expect the results of the procedure to yield, and the timeframe within which they can expect to see these results. Treatment through Invisalign typically lasts around twelve months, but varies depending on the severity of each case.

Clearly something different

One of the main reasons for the massive popularity of Invisalign, over other, more conventional forms of orthodontics, is the discreet nature of the treatment. As the retainer is moulded around the contours of each individual patient’s teeth, it fits tightly over them that it becomes practically invisible when worn. This allows patients to undergo essential dental realignment, without anyone recognising the fact. This may explain why the procedure is so vastly popular within the demographic of teenagers and young adults, as they are perhaps slightly more impressionable, and can achieve a straighter smile, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleagues. Another benefit of this process that sets it apart from other, more conventional methods of orthodontics, is the removable nature of the treatment. While methods such as fused braces are fixed in place for the duration of treatment – which often lasts around twelve months – the Invisalign retainer is entirely removable. This provides users the unique ability to decide when to carry out the treatment – such as choosing to wear the retainer when they are at home, or asleep. This, again, can have a massively positive effect on the self-esteem of those who are seeking treatment as they can discreetly achieve a straighter, healthier looking smile. For those who have more complicated needs for their teeth realignment can opt for fixed clear braces, using clear or tooth coloured brackets and wires. These braces are sometimes known as ceramic braces and allow for precise manipulation of teeth by the dentist. Whatever your requirements, if you contact us we can make sure you are fully informed on clear braces.