advances in dental braces

Advances in Dental Braces

Not so long ago, dental braces were made from metal and had to be attached to the front of the teeth. Today’s dentist has more options available in the materials used and how braces are fitted. 

Modern ceramic braces can be coloured to match existing teeth, fitted to the front or back of the teeth. Clear aligners are nearly invisible and they are removable for eating, sleeping and special events. 

Talk to your dentist about your options, as modern braces are:

  • Natural looking and almost invisible
  • More comfortable to wear
  • Quicker to give you a great smile

Not only are modern braces more attractive, effective and durable but treatment times are shorter as they require less adjustment and you can find out more at

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.