If you’re looking for advice on smile Manchester orthodontics or proof of how orthodontics can help you such as Inman Aligner before and after pictures, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Church Road Dental we have a highly skilled team who arguably offer some of the best orthodontic treatment around. So if you want to know what Invisalign offers Manchester patients or how lingual braces makes adult orthodontics more discreet, then we can help.
Of all the questions asked about orthodontic treatments, one of the most common is ‘Braces or aligners – which is best?’ So with this in mind we’re going to try to answer the question in this article.
According to the British Orthodontic Society just under 1 million people had orthodontic treatment last year and almost half of these were adults. Fortunately today’s orthodontics aren’t limited to those heavy metallic braces we all remember as children. Instead there are a wide variety of lighter, discreet braces and aligners which can all successfully straighten teeth.
There are several types of aligner such as the Inman Aligner and the Invisalign Aligner and one of the main advantages of the latter in particular is that invisalign offers manchester patients a form of discreet orthodontic treatment that enables the person to go about their daily life with as little interruption as possible. Rather than using a series of brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign utilises a series of clear invisible aligners which are worn directly over teeth like a gum shield. Aligners are changed every few weeks until the teeth are straightened, although treatment can take up to 18 months to complete depending on circumstances. Unlike many types of brace systems, aligners are easily removable and are normally taken out when eating and brushing teeth.
Invisalign can cure pretty much any teeth problems whereas the Inman aligner is primarily used for straightening the visible front teeth that can be seen when you smile. For this reason the Inman aligner gives quick results with a typical treatment lasting 6-18 weeks. Hence when you visit an orthodontic website you’re likely to see a lot of Inman Aligner before and after pictures.
Unlike aligners, most brace systems tend to be fixed and therefore can’t be removed when eating or brushing. This can be an advantage as it removes the temptation to take them out for longer than you should. Like aligners brace systems can also be discreet, particularly the clear brace variety which are usually made from either ceramic and tooth coloured wiring, or a heavy duty clear plastic. Brace systems can also be either accelerated or long-term treatments. Similar to the Inman aligner, accelerated brace treatments such as C Fast, Six Month Smiles and Secret Smile tend to correct the aesthetics of a Manchester smile, rather than deal with more complex problems. This means that people requiring tooth root straightening and severe bite alignment will need longer term treatments.
As you can see, brace systems and aligners have their pros and cons. For example Invisalign offers Manchester patients the utmost discretion although this comes at a price because Invisalign isn’t a cheap treatment when compared to other brace systems. Brace systems offer speedy treatments but then again, so does the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures for both types of treatments are also comparable. So where does that leave us?
Well, it really does all boil down to how you feel about wearing braces as a patient, the type of treatment you need, and indeed your budget. Ultimately if you’re looking for smile Manchester orthodontic advice and have been recommended braces by your dentist then come and have a chat with us. To make an appointment you can either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218