Invisible braces in Barnsley: stealth straightening

There’s something rather laughable about grown adults wearing braces. Braces are forever associated with adolescence, with being a nerdy geek at the front of the class, of being rubbish at sports, of not being in any way cool or self-possessed. None of these are attributes that grown-up people in careers want to have associated with their professional image, especially if they work in a managerial role or with the public. Would anyone take a traffic warden in braces seriously? No, not unless they were using invisible braces in Barnsley.

Invisible braces in Barnsley take out the ridiculousness of having teenage treatments in adulthood, and allow people to get their teeth straightened without self-consciousness for months and months. There are several kinds of invisible braces and they are available from various dental practices, including PDC Dental.

Fixed braces

These are more discreet than invisible. They are bracket and wire braces but the brackets are much smaller and are made of transparent ceramic. There is usually only one wire and it is coated with a tooth-coloured material. These braces use gentler forces and work on the front social 6 teeth, which are the ones most on view during daily life. Treatments take around 6 months.

Lingual braces

Woman at a dental appointment

These are the invisible braces in Barnsley for more complex alignment issues. They are bracket and wire braces but they go on the inside of the teeth, next to the tongue, rather than on the outer-facing surfaces. Each bracket is custom-made for each tooth and they can deal with anything. No one can see them at all; they really are practically invisible. Treatments are also very predictable.

Clear aligners


These look more like very thin clear plastic mouth guards than braces. Patients receive a series of them and each one has progressively different pressure points built into them, which press the teeth gradually into alignment. The great thing about aligners is that they come out for eating and cleaning, which takes a lot of the hassle out of wearing braces. They aren’t good for every issue though.


Everyone needs to wear a retainer for some time after treatment to keep the teeth in place while the newly made bone hardens around them.

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