The Difference Between Normal and Invisible Braces at Dentists serving patients from Glossop

Don’t hide yourself – hide your braces!

When we think of braces, we often picture the unsightly metal devices attached to the front of your teeth. But if you’ve got crowded or crooked teeth and dream of a straighter smile, then you’ll be pleased to know that these traditional braces are a thing of the past.

At Mossley Dental Care which serves patients from Glossop, we offer a choice of discreet orthodontic treatments that will perfect your smile without affecting your confidence.


Invisalign are clear aligners that are placed over the teeth for an effect that is almost invisible. Invisalign come with a unique ClinCheck treatment plan, which uses 3D virtual imaging technology to allow you to see what the finished result will look like before embarking on your treatment. You will return to the practice every two weeks for a new set of custom-made aligners. Each clear aligner will gradually alter the position of the teeth until the finished result is achieved. What’s more, Invisalign braces can be removed for eating, cleaning or for social occasions, making them a convenient alternative to traditional fixed braces. Invisalign also has a special programme to cater for the special requirements of young teenagers: Invisalign Teen.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are another invisible orthodontic treatment. Thin wires are tailor-made and fixed to the back of the teeth with small brackets, so that they cannot be seen when you talk and smile. Their discreet positioning also makes them easier to keep clean and treatment time is considerably shorter than normal braces (treatment lasts on average about 6 months).

Invisible braces don’t just look nicer, they are also more comfortable to wear. Traditional metal braces can irritate the cheeks and lips and may even cause sores and ulcers. Invisible braces mean that more and more adults are now deciding to have orthodontic work done, which they never dreamed they’d have the confidence to do.

Please contact Mr Winston at the practice to find out more about these exciting dental technologies.