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Metal Braces or Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of removable aligners which subtly push teeth into the desired position. Traditional metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth and gradually move teeth into place over time. 

The main differences between braces and Invisalign are:

  • Cleaning: An electric toothbrush and flosser may be required to clean around metal braces while Invisalign can be removed and cleaned manually.
  • Fitting: A dentist will have to adjust braces periodically whereas Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are changed every couple weeks.
  • Time: Braces work 24/7 while Invisalign aligners are removed during sleep.

Your dentist can help you decide if fixed or removable orthodontic devices are most suited to your needs. Find out more at

Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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