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Invisalign Braces Manchester – Discussing The Pros And Cons

Are you considering undergoing orthodontic treatment using Invisalign braces Manchester? When it comes to invisible or clear braces, Manchester orthodontists often recommend Invisalign braces UK depending upon the needs and requirements of the patients; but like every type of orthodontic treatment they clearly have their advantages and their disadvantages. With this in mind let’s delve a little deeper and discuss the pros and cons

They’re incredibly discreet

Aligner style braces such as Invisalign operate in a completely different way from traditional bracket and wiring style braces. Normally conventional brace systems gradually pull the teeth into position when the arch wire (this is a thin metal tensioner that runs from bracket to bracket) applies pressure to the brackets, which are in turn attached directly to the teeth. The problem with this system is that, even though tooth coloured wiring and smaller brackets are used, they can still be seen when a person smiles.

With Invisalign this isn’t the case. Instead a series of interchangeable clear plastic trays (known as aligners) are made to fit directly over the teeth like a gum shield. Each tray is a different fit and gradually over time, they combine to move the teeth into position. Because they’re fashioned from clear plastic and are bracket free,they’re very hard to spot meaning that Invisalign braces UK are about as discreet as  clear braces in Manchester get.

You get to see exactly what your teeth will look like

Invisalign uses a revolutionary computer system to help design each bespoke brace. What this means is that you get to see a computerised mock-up of the various stages of your treatment and exactly what your teeth will look like during and after the treatment. To be able to see exactly how  your smile is going to look once treatment has ended can be a great motivator.

They’re fully and easily removable

Unlike most conventional braces which are fixed in the mouth for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign braces Manchester are designed to be fully and easily removable. This is done so that aligners can quickly be changed by the wearer when the time is right to do so, meaning no continual trips to the dentist. Moreover, they’re designed to be removed while eating, and when cleaning the teeth. From a hygiene perspective this means that food particles aren’t likely to become trapped as they might with other fixed brace systems.

They fix many orthodontic issues

Unlike other clear brace or aligner style systems which are often only designed to correct the visible teeth that appear when you smile, Invisalign can treat a whole host of conditions. These range from mild to moderate, to overcrowding through to over/under bites, and even tooth root management.

What about the disadvantages?

They don’t come cheap

Because Invisalign braces UK are made bespoke for you in a specialised laboratory they don’t come cheap. Where conventional braces cost on average £1700- £2000 when fitted privately, you can expect to pay on average anywhere between £2500 – £4500 for Invisalign.

Need to be self-disciplined

While you can look on the fact that being able to easily remove your Invisalign braces is an advantage (and indeed it is), it can also be seen as a disadvantage. This is because in order for Invisalign to do the job they’re designed to do, they really need to be in place for at least 22 hours a day. This takes a lot of self discipline, especially when they get a little uncomfortable during the first few days of a new aligner fitting.

They can be hard to spot

Because they’re fashioned from clear plastic, Invisalign braces Manchester can be hard to spot when you remove them and put them down somewhere like a granite counter-top. This is why you get given special cases to put them in. However just like contact lenses, if you forget and put them down without storing them in the case, you could end up playing a game of hide and seek with your aligners. Obviously, that’s not great when you’ve only got two hours grace within a 24 hour period.

If you’d like to find out more about what Invisalign braces UK can do for you, or indeed any other type of clear braces Manchester, contact our practice on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at to book a consultation. Dr Shi Karim and the team have the ability and the experience to restore your great looking smile using the latest orthodontic treatments, so give us a call today.

Manchester Clear Braces - Best Option

3 Reasons Why You Might Choose Manchester Clear Braces

While it’s true that more and more people are turning to adult orthodontics to restore their great looking smile, some are understandably unsure of wearing metallic style braces for fear of feeling self-conscious. For this reason clear view braces could be an option.

Whether you opt for discreet treatments such as Inman aligners or lingual braces, before and after results are reassuringly positive. With this in mind here are 3 compelling reasons why you might choose Manchester clear braces.

A great solution for self-conscious individuals

For those who feel self conscious about their crooked teeth, but equally feel self conscious about wearing metallic ‘train track’ style braces for long periods of time, clear braces offer the perfect solution. Available in a wide variety of options ranging from aligner style braces systems to accelerated systems, through to reverse systems such as lingual braces, before and after results can  be achieved in different ways. However the one common denominator is that they’re all designed to be discreet. This is perfect for those people who simply want to carry out their daily lives without feeling self conscious.

Treatments can be geared towards your needs and requirements

Another compelling fact is that orthodontic treatment using Manchester clear braces isn’t a ‘one method fits all’ option. Instead brace systems can be chosen to suit your needs and requirements. For instance if you’re looking to simply improve the aesthetics of your smile, then our orthodontic team might suggest accelerated brace systems which are designed to quickly straighten the front upper and lower teeth that are visible when you smile. Alternatively if you’d prefer a brace system that’s fully and easily removable, rather than one that’s fixed, then we might suggest Invisalign aligners. Alternatively if you’d prefer not to have any trace of wiring visible when you smile or speak, then you might want to opt for lingual braces which are worn on the inside of your teeth. As you can see, there are clear view braces for every need and requirement.

Improved bite

While you may not be so concerned about an improved bite, the truth is that a healthy bite reflects an overall healthy you. Food contains a variety of nutrients that the body needs and many of these are extracted by chewing. If your bite isn’t right, there’s a chance that you might not be able to extract all the necessary goodness from the foods that you eat. While this mightn’t be such an issue in the short term, it could well be a contributing factor towards underlying health problems in the future. Orthodontic treatments offer an unobtrusive and affordable way to restore your bite and  your great looking smile.

If you’d like to speak to us about Manchester clear braces or would like to take a look at lingual braces before and after pictures to help you make up your mind, then visit our website at We offer a wide variety of clear view braces treatments to help you discreetly bring your smile to life. To book a consultation, contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. On behalf of Dr Karim and the team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Orthodontics Manchester - Increasing Number of Adults Seeking for It.

Why Do Increasing Adults Seek Orthodontics Manchester?

Everyone wants a happy, healthy smile and this is something that an orthodontics Manchester dentist can give you. The good news is that orthodontic treatments are no longer just for young teenagers. In fact teeth straightening for adults using discreet techniques such as clear view braces has shot up by 40% in the last ten years, with over 400,000 adults receiving treatment in the UK alone.

Easy access to more information, better technology, and a plethora of successful website case studies such as Inman Aligner before and after pictures, have all helped to accelerate this growing trend; but why now? Why are increasing numbers of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK?

A precursor to other dental work

In some cases adults will need to undergo orthodontic treatment before having other dental work done. For example, in order for a dental implant to function properly and look the best it can, any irregular teeth spacing or overcrowding may have to be addressed prior to the commencement of the implant treatment. For most people this would involve wearing adult clear view braces or aligners. As the surge in dental implant treatment continues it makes sense that adult orthodontic treatment also mirrors this rise.

Modern-day teeth are more crooked

An interesting theory is that experts suggest that modern-day teeth are more crooked than our ancestors teeth of a century or more ago. The reason? Diet! It’s well known that our ancestors ate far more unprocessed or hard foods and it’s thought that this caused teeth to be worn down, leading to more spacing and therefore less overcrowding.

Another theory is that over the centuries we have evolved to use our jaws less in the chewing of food. Because of this our jaw size may well be decreasing in relativity to the number of teeth we have. Therefore ultimately this creates less space for our teeth to grow.

Both theories are arguably credible reasons as to why more adults are seeking not only Orthodontics in Manchester but anywhere else in the UK.

Modern-day adults are more self-conscious about their looks

With the introduction of the internet we have access to an endless stream of photo’s, magazines, and articles like never before. In fact we’re bombarded with advertising telling us how we should look and how we should dress. Because of this, as a nation we are arguably becoming more self-conscious about our looks and appearance. When we’re confronted by a multitude of Inman Aligner before and after pictures showing great looking teeth, or articles detailing the very latest in discreet clear view braces, it’s understandable that we’d want to be part of that.

Decrease in the fear factor

Over the past decade or so the dental industry has worked incredibly hard to change its image. Sterile dental surgeries of the past have now become warm dental practices. Austere waiting rooms are now comfortable patient lounges with pastel shades, fresh cut flowers,and freshly brewed coffee. Add to this the easy availability of information, meaning that people have a much greater knowledge of treatments being performed, and for many, a visit to the dentist is far less intimidating. For these reasons, people are more tuned in to trying new restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic treatments.

If you have crooked, over-crowded, or misaligned teeth and would like to find out more about how orthodontics Manchester treatment can help you using clear view braces, then our highly experienced dental team can help. We’re more than happy to show you case studies using, Invisalign, lingual braces or Inman Aligner before and after pictures and to discuss your needs and requirements. To book your free, no-obligation consultation visit our website at or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today. Dr Shi Karim and the team look forward to welcoming you.

Invisalign Braces Manchester

Are Invisalign Braces Manchester Right For You?

If you need orthodontic treatment and are considering whether to opt for Invisalign braces Manchester or accelerated treatments such as 6 month smiles Manchester, then you might want to read on. In this post we’re going to discuss whether Manchester Invisalign treatment is right for you.

Before we delve into the whys and wherefores of Invisalign, it’s worth explaining a little about this type of orthodontic treatment and how it works. Firstly unlike more conventional forms of brace systems, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays, called aligners, which are worn over the teeth. Each tray is different and is individually made to suit the exacting needs of the patient. When worn, each tray gently coaxes the teeth back into a certain position before the subsequent tray/aligner takes over. Aligners are changed every 2-3 weeks until the desired results are achieved.

So let’s get back to the question in hand – Are they right for you? Let’s take a closer look.


One of the more advantageous facts about Manchester Invisalign is that (as the name suggests) it’s virtually invisible. In fact it does away with the conventional bracket and wiring style brace system that most of us are familiar with. This means that from an aesthetics point of view it’s pretty discreet. Therefore if you think you’d feel particularly self conscious about wearing more conventional systems it could be for you. However, do bear in mind that because each aligner has to be specially made, it’s more expensive than most other forms of orthodontic treatment so you might want to factor this into the equation.

Fixed or removable braces

Another point that you might want to take into consideration is that unlike many fixed brace systems such as 6 month smiles, Manchester Invisalign aligners are meant to be fully removable. In fact patients are supposed to remove their aligners when eating and cleaning their teeth. Although   being able to easily remove your aligners sounds like the perfect solution, the fact is that in order to deliver the required results, they need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. This requires a large amount of self discipline and commitment. In other words if you skimp on the process, you won’t get the required results and it’s likely to be a waste of money. Conversely with more conventional fixed braces, they’re usually only removed by the dentist and therefore it takes away the onus to remove them if the wearer is feeling a little uncomfortable, or is going out for the evening and doesn’t want anyone to know they’re having orthodontic treatment.

The type of treatment you need

Do keep in mind that although Invisalign does suit many conditions it isn’t a complete fix solution. Therefore depending upon the severity of your condition you might be best served by a form of orthodontic treatment that offers both cosmetic and structural results. The bottom line is that Invisalign braces Manchester definitely offers a solution, however depending upon your situation, it mightn’t always be the best one for you.

If you’d like to find out more about Manchester Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment such as 6 month smiles, Manchester based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at to book yourself a free, no-obligation, consultation to discuss how we can help you restore your great looking smile.