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InvisalignInvisibles Braces vs Traditional Braces - Down House Dental Practice in Steyning Sussex invisible braces are the removable brace system that transform your teeth, but how successful are they compared with traditional braces? Which should you choose if you’re seeking a straighter smile? Let’s compare the two to see whether you should trust the old not-so favourites, traditional braces, or the new and advanced Invisalign.

What do they both look like?

We’re sure nobody needs to be reminded of what traditional braces look like. In fact, this is often one of the reasons why people shy away from getting braces even as teenagers, let alone adulthood. They’re bulky, metallic, and very visible on the surfaces of your teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, are invisible braces, which sounds very futuristic and almost too good to be true. Because they’re made of a clear plastic, instead of metal wires and brackets, they let the natural colour of your teeth shine through. They’re designed like a thin mouth guard, so there are no bulky appendages or fixing points on them, either. Also, because they’re removable, your invisible braces can be taken out for social occasions, so you never have to miss a group photo again.

What do they both feel like?

The aches and pains of traditional braces are also well documented amongst the teenagers and previous wearers. Ask anyone who had previously worn fixed braces whether they hurt, and they will no doubt give you all too honest feedback on them. Because the brackets are fixed to your teeth with glue and the wires threaded through them, they exert a lot of force on your teeth. This leads to them being very achy. What’s more, a bracket could become dislodged or a wire snap, which puts more pressure on your teeth and can cut the soft tissues in your mouth. Invisalign, though, are made of a smooth plastic that are custom-made to your teeth, so they’re a lot softer and more comfortable on your gums and mouth tissues. Also, because they are custom-made to your teeth, they are designed to gradually guide your teeth into a straighter position. You wear an aligner for a few weeks before changing it for your next instalment, ensuring that your teeth are gently ushered into position.

Do they limit your lifestyle in any way?

Traditional braces do, unfortunately, limit your lifestyle a little. For example, there are certain foods and meals you won’t be able to eat while you wear them. Simple foods like biting into a whole apple, bagels, crusty or chewy bread, and toffees will be off the menu until you get your braces removed. Invisalign, on the other hand, aren’t just invisible braces but are also removable braces. This means you can enjoy any item on the menu without fear of food getting stuck in your braces. You just need to take them before you eat and drink anything that isn’t water and put them back in once you’ve quickly cleaned your teeth afterwards. This means you can still enjoy the foods you love and straighten your teeth at the same time. No lifestyle limitations with Invisalign!

Invisible Braces in Steyning

Invisalign are the invisible braces that help to better your teeth’s alignment, appearance, and maintenance of your dental health. If you’re considering invisible braces in Steyning, Sussex, speak to a member of Down House Dental Practice today.

Why Choose Down House Dental Practice for Invisalign?


Experienced Providers

Our skilled dental professionals specialise in Invisalign treatments, ensuring expertise and precision.

Customised Treatment:

We create personalised Invisalign plans tailored to your unique needs and smile goals.

Reasonable Pricing

Our Invisalign Lite treatment starts from just £4,750, making it accessible for a wide range of patients.

Transparent Fees

We believe in clear and upfront pricing, so you know the cost of your treatment without surprises.

Advanced Technology

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, ensuring accuracy and comfort during Invisalign treatment.

Comfortable and Discreet

Invisalign offers a comfortable, virtually invisible orthodontic solution for a more confident smile.

Comprehensive Care

We provide a full range of dental services, ensuring all aspects of your oral health are covered.

Patient-Centred Approach

Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We take the time to address your concerns and ensure a pleasant experience.
Down House Dental Practice - Dentist in Steyning Sussex

What Our Patients Say

Based on 62 reviews
Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald
Highly recommended this Practice. They are great with my kids and have been looking after us as a family for almost 10 years now. Had my first hygienist appointment yesterday and I was very impressed. Professional, kind and flexible Practice with great staff.
whp Jesse
whp Jesse
The dentist and dental nurse were very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
I can't speak highly enough of Down House dental practice. The whole staff is excellent and I have had brilliant treatment there.
Pete Evans
Pete Evans
Had nothing but positive experiences. Learned more about dental hygiene here than any of the previous practises I've been to.
Katie Mason
Katie Mason
This review is for Tesh the hygenist. I honestly can't recommend Tesh more highly. He is incredibly thorough and clearly knows what he's doing. Tesh is so good I have upped the amount of times I see him to every four months rather than every six. He keeps detailed notes of every visit so he can carefully track how I'm doing and help me target specific areas of concern. As I am getting older keeping my gums healthy becomes more important as I really want to keep as many teeth as possible in old age! Tesh is always upbeat, very encouraging and also keen to know how I and my family are doing.
Steve Handerer
Steve Handerer
Good dentist, well organised. Dental plan helps with cost.
Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott
Needed an emergency appointment, ,managed to get me seen and sorted within 2hrs, excellent service, very professional staff, fees very reasonable, all in all a pleasant experience under the circumstances
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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