alternatives to dental brace

What Are The Alternatives To Braces?

You may want to improve your smile, but don’t want the hassle of braces. Luckily for you, there are numerous options available that can help you achieve a beautiful smile. 

Key takeaways:

• You can get porcelain veneers placed on your teeth to transform their appearance. 

• Dental bonding can also be used to repair gaps, cracks, a discoloured or misshapen tooth. 

• You can also get Invisalign which uses clear and removable aligners to straighten teeth. 

• Lingual braces are placed at the back of the teeth, lingual braces are almost unnoticeable from the front.

Talk to your dentist and see which options will work best for you. 


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.