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Would you like your teeth to be straighter, but are unsure of the best treatment for your current dental situation? Maybe you have a gap you would like to close or you would like to correct a crooked teeth which has been bothering you for a while. If you can relate to any of this, you may want to consider having orthodontic treatment. And if you would like further information on this area of dentistry, why not visit your local dental practice where an experienced dentist will be able to assist you?

What you need to know about orthodontics

Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that aims to straighten your teeth using what are commonly known as braces. Orthodontic treatment is offered to children once most of their adult teeth have come through and for adult patients, you can begin orthodontic treatment at any age.

A common form of orthodontic treatment that is used by both children and adults is the traditional metal brace. Traditional metal braces are an effective way to straighten teeth and can be used to correct a number of dental issues, such as crooked or crowded teeth and correcting an over or underbite. This form of orthodontic treatment uses metal brackets that are attached to the surface of your teeth using an adhesive and held together by a metal wire, which is tightened throughout the treatment in order to slowly move your teeth into the desired position.

Due to the advancements in dental technology, traditional metal braces are now made to be sleeker and more comfortable when compared to a few years ago, which makes them a more popular option for adult patients now.

One of the main benefits of having this form of orthodontic treatment is that the braces are made to be both strong and durable, therefore throughout your treatment you will not have to worry about your braces becoming damaged which otherwise could delay the completion of your treatment. This is also one of the more affordable types of orthodontic treatment and is considered to be a faster treatment when compared to some others.

For some adult patients, however, they may want to opt for a more discreet teeth straightening option and thankfully dental technology has allowed there to be more orthodontic treatment options than ever before. So if you are an adult looking to straighten your teeth, but do not want to invest in traditional metal braces, you may want to consider Invisalign in Sheffield.

clear aligners

A revolutionary form of orthodontic treatment

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, you will be happy to know that there are dental practices who employ experts in invisible braces and are able to offer Invisalign. These practices are part of the Diamond – accredited MiSMile Network, meaning that should you opt for this treatment, you will be able to see the results before even starting to use Invisalign.

Invisalign is unique in that it uses 3D technology in order to create a series of clear aligners which you are required to wear throughout the course of the treatment, one after the other, as they move teeth incrementally. One of the main benefits when compared to other types of teeth straightening treatment is that with the aligners being clear, they are practically invisible so no one will know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

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