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Teeth straightening technology has undergone many changes over the last few decades and gone are the days when the only option was metal braces. Clear invisible braces are now more available and affordable than ever, either as fixed bracketed braces or removable aligners.

If you think you would be a good candidate for invisible braces in Wickford, then visit Wickford Dental Practice where we'll help you find the ideal teeth straightening solution.

What are invisible braces?

As their name suggests, invisible braces are almost invisible to the eye. They come in two different types – fixed and removable. Clear bracket-and-wire braces are mounted onto the teeth just like regular braces, whereas removable braces such as Invisalign are customised aligners that fit snugly over your teeth.

How do invisible braces work?

Invisible braces in Wickford are made for different dental needs. Whereas traditional braces pull teeth into alignment, Invisalign pushes the teeth into their correct position by creating pressure points inside the aligners.


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Are invisible braces effective?

If your dentist has suggested invisible braces for your specific dental issue, then you will see results as your treatment progresses. Unlike metal braces that can fix complex types of tooth misalignment, invisible braces can only treat mild to moderate dental issues. Severely twisted and heavily crooked teeth cannot be fixed with invisible braces on their own. In some cases, the dentist may suggest a pre-treatment with regular braces, before you can switch to invisible braces in Wickford.

Do invisible braces hurt?

Depending on the type of braces you choose to have, mild discomfort may be experienced during the first few days of the treatment, or every time you switch to a new pair of aligners if you use Invisalign. This is considered normal and you should not be worried.

If discomfort is persistent and is accompanied by pain, you should consult your dentist, so that they can check that your invisible braces are correctly positioned on your teeth.

To find out how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with invisible braces please book an appointment with our in house Consultant Expert Orthodontist:

Dr. Joseph Sherlock

BDS Lond 1996,FDS RCS Eng 1999, MOrth RCS Eng 2005

GDC No. 72368

Dr Sherlock qualified from Kings College, London in 1996, obtaining his FDS RCS in 1999, and obtained his specialist orthodontic qualifications in 2005. He completed his Vocational Training in 1998 at BHB Community Health Care Trust, and undertook positions in Private Dental Practice form 1999 to 2006, then as Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics at Kings College (London) from 2002 to 2005.

Dr Sherlock then furthered his career as Senior Registrar and Honorary Lecturer at Glasgow University Dental Hospital & School from 2006 to 2008, prior to joining Wickford Dental Practice, where he is a valued member of the team.

Dr Sherlock is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society.

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