what can I expect from wearing braces

What Can I Expect from Wearing Braces?

Braces have come a long way in recent years. Not only can they correct the position of your teeth, but a healthier mouth will prevent issues such as lung infections and heart disease. You see, crooked teeth are difficult to keep clean, increasing the risk of gum disease — which affects your overall health.

What can you expect in getting braces?

– Treatment times range between six months and two years.

– Some braces may be placed behind the teeth for a seamless appeal.

– Plastic retainers like Invisalign are very discreet and can be removed to clean the teeth

“These days, when it comes to braces, the options are more discreet than those of 40 years ago.”

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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.