What Does The Inman Aligner Cost UK Patients?

Inman Aligner Treatment For Orthodontics – How Does It Work?

If you suffer from crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth then you might be referred to an experienced orthodontic Manchester dentist for help. They can suggest a number of ways to help you achieve a great looking smile; one of them being Inman aligner treatment. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

When a smile dentist Manchester suggests the Inman Aligner you might be surprised to learn that it isn’t like your typical orthodontic brace system. For starters unlike many other types of braces it’s designed to be removable by the patient so that they can eat, drink, and clean teeth, without obstruction. Secondly, it does away with the traditional brackets and wiring in favour of sprung loaded bows which gently push and pull the teeth back into position. Ideally it’s used as a stand alone treatment but it can also be used prior to other cosmetic options such as teeth whitening, veneers, or cosmetic bonding.

So how does it work?

Unlike other brace systems Inman Aligner treatment utilises nickel titanium springs known as bows which push and pull the teeth back into the correct position. It’s designed to concentrate its efforts on the upper and lower front teeth that are visible when you smile. For this reason it won’t be a recommended course of treatment for those with more underlying teeth problems. That said, the Inman Aligner can offer the perfect solution for those with mild to moderate alignment problems who are looking to improve their smile quickly, perhaps for an upcoming event.

So how quick is it?

Your orthodontic Manchester dentist will have a better idea of how long your treatment will take when they examine your teeth closer. However as a general rule of thumb, treatment takes somewhere between 12 and 26 weeks to complete. When you compare it to conventional brace systems that can take between 2 and 3 years to complete, that’s fast! That said a speedy treatment does rely on the patient wearing the aligner for somewhere between 16 and 20 hours a day, preferably the latter. The bottom line is that if patients forget to put it in or don’t wear it for the required number of hours, treatment time will often take significantly longer. Ideally it should only be taken out when eating, drinking, and brushing the teeth, and should always be worn when sleeping. However the idea is that the patient has full control over their treatment.

If you’d like to know more about how Inman Aligner treatment can help you, or you would like to speak to an orthodontic Manchester dentist about ways in which they can help you to improve your smile, contact smile dentist Manchester at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We invite you to book a free no obligation consultation with Dr Shi Karim and the team to discuss your options. In doing so you’ll have a clearer idea of the types of treatments available, allowing you to make a fully informed dental decision. To make an appointment call us on 0161 660 1218 today and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Should You Try The Inman Aligner?

Clear Braces Manchester – How Much Do They Cost?

Understandably, one of the first questions patients want to know when told that they need clear braces Manchester is how much do they cost? The problem is that with many different brace systems to choose from, treatments and prices can vary tremendously depending upon your individual needs.

Inman Aligner cost UK for example mightn’t vary too much from one practice to another, but when compared directly to other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, patients might see a considerable difference in price. Why? Because to put it simply Invisalign offers Manchester patients a holistic approach to orthodontic treatment, whereas other clear brace treatments, including the Inman Aligner, focus more on the aesthetics of the smile. So what does this mean with regard to pricing?

In essence it makes it very difficult to give a definitive, and of course an accurate price on the braces you need, without finding out more about your dental issues and lifestyle. For this reason, at Church Road Dental, we offer a free consultation where we can determine the best type of clear braces Manchester to suit, and ultimately a more accurate cost. To make it easier for our patients we’ve published a starting price guide on our site for orthodontic treatment, so you can gauge roughly how much an Inman aligner costs UK patients, or to compare Invisalign offers in Manchester with other prices around the country.

So what does the cost of orthodontic treatment usually include?

Usually the cost of your orthodontic treatments encapsulates everything you need to achieve a great looking smile. This includes:

  • All dental appointments pertaining to your orthodontic treatment  – This may include any emergency appointments if necessary and lasts for the duration of your treatment. In some cases this can be up to 3 years.
  • All scans, X-rays, and imaging, related to the making of your braces
  • Initial fitting of your fixed or removable brace system and, in the case of fixed systems, any adjustments as and when necessary
  • An oral hygiene starter pack and ongoing advice or help as and when you need it.

Flexible Finance Options

We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a large financial outlay and for this reason we offer a series of flexible payment options where patients can spread payments over a period of months. This means that you can have straighter, healthier teeth without having to worry about the initial outlay.

As you can see, the answer to the question “How much do clear braces Manchester cost?” isn’t definitive. What we can do however, is to be upfront and transparent about our pricing and give you as much information as we can, to help you make a fully informed dental decision. To find out more about Inman Aligner cost UK, or what Invisalign offers Manchester patients, we invite you to talk to Dr Shi Karim and the team. To make an appointment, contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today or visit our website to make a booking. Let us help you restore that great looking smile. One call is all it takes to start the ball rolling.

Teeth Straightening Manchester

Need 6 Month Smiles? Manchester Patients Weigh Up Their Options

If you’re searching for accelerated orthodontic treatments and need 6 month smiles, Manchester patients will probably have discovered that they have a variety of options to choose from. You may for instance have come across  a series of Inman Aligner before and after pictures found on any number of dental websites which may sway your views slightly. Alternatively if you’re erring towards longer treatment then you may have read an informative lingual braces blog outlining the advantages that they bring. Whatever the reason and whatever the viewpoint, if you’re looking to spend the next six months or more wearing braces to achieve a great looking smile, what should you be looking out for? Let’s take a closer look.

In essence anyone looking to achieve a better smile in 6 months or less will ultimately be considering fast or accelerated orthodontics treatment. These treatments work in exactly the same way as longer-term orthodontics in that they use sustained gentle force to coax the teeth back into alignment. The main difference, however, is that they usually only deal with the upper and lower 6 teeth that are visible when you smile. For this reason, anyone looking for a more holistic treatment that deals with bite issues as well as tooth root straightening will find that perfect teeth in 6 months or less isn’t really an option. On the contrary, for those people wanting to concentrate solely on how their smile looks rather than how it functions, then obtaining 6 month smiles in Manchester is highly achievable.

So what types of accelerated treatments are available?

Firstly there are a variety of clear fixed brace systems which although permanently attached to the teeth for the duration of the treatment remain discreet. Typically these are bracket and wiring style orthodontics using clear ceramics and tooth coloured wires. These include C Fast, Secret Smiles and 6 month smiles.

Alternatively, you have the ‘aligner style’ removable braces such as the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures are often pretty impressive when you look on any dental website that offers them and not without good reason. In most cases treatment is achieved within 4 months. Because they’re fully and easily removable they have certain advantages over their fixed compatriots in that it makes eating and cleaning of the teeth easier. That said, in order for the aligner to achieve the perfect results fast, they still need to remain in the mouth for around 20 hours every day. Anything less will lengthen or compromise the treatment, so full compliance is a must.

What about Lingual Braces?

You may have already done some research and been reading the odd lingual braces blog. However  in doing so what you might have discovered is that lingual braces aren’t really an accelerated or fast orthodontic treatment as such. However because of the fact that they’re secured to the back of the teeth and not the front, they often get results quicker. In some cases as little as 9 months, as opposed to 1-2 years for conventional braces. In addition, because they’re secured to the back of the teeth lingual braces are incredibly discreet, so you may want to consider them for this reason.

Hopefully this has give you some insight into how you can achieve 6 month smiles. Manchesterbased Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help you to make the right choice by giving you all the information you need to make a fully informed dental decision. This includes showing you a selection of Inman Aligner before and after pictures, as well as explaining your various options in greater detail.

To make an appointment with Dr Shi Karim and the team, contact us on 0161 660 1218 today. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Teeth Straightening Manchester – What Are The Methods Used?

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – What Is It And How Does It Help?

If you’re in need of Orthodontics, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. With a wide selection of adult brace systems to suit your requirements and needs, patients can rest assured that there’s a treatment type to suit them. From traditional metallic style braces through to incredibly discreet clear view braces, patients have the choice of either conventional longer-term treatments or fast orthodontic treatment.

While the majority of people have a relatively good understanding of how conventional long-term orthodontic treatments work, I want to focus more in this post on fast or accelerated treatments; in particular, what they are exactly and how they can help. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look.

Similarly to longer-term brace systems, fast orthodontic treatments can fix a variety of dental problems by applying gentle continued pressure to move teeth. This can be done using traditional fixed bracket and wiring style systems, or in the case of the Inman Aligner, a removable brace that’s taken out when you eat. Also like longer-term clear view braces, accelerated brace systems can also be discreet. Although not as invisible as a treatment such as Invisalign per se, they’re usually made of ceramic with clear brackets and tooth coloured wiring, so they blend in seamlessly with your teeth from a distance but are a little more visible close up.

Where they differ however is in terms of time. As an example, if you were going to have long-term orthodontics, Manchesterbased practices might suggest treatments such as conventional metallic style brace systems or Invisalign. These can take anything from 12-24 months to complete depending upon the degree of correction needed. On the contrary with fast orthodontic treatment, it’s possible for teeth to be straightened in as little as 6-12 weeks.

Sounds like a bit of a no-brainer right? Well not exactly…

The reason accelerated treatments work is because they concentrate their efforts purely on the top and bottom six teeth which are visible when you smile. Because of this they can correct basic dental issues such as slightly crooked, flared or gapped teeth. What they can’t do however is to correct more extensive issues such as overbites, underbites, cross-bites, tooth root alignment and more severe tooth overcrowding. In fact you could say that fast orthodontics in Manchester are ideal for those concerned with the aesthetics of their smile rather than overall bite function. It’s also fair to say that for many people this is sufficient, especially if they have an important event in the pipeline like a wedding or job interview and want their teeth to look their best. Conversely for those in need of a more complete dental makeover, longer-term brace systems are usually more beneficial.

So to sum up….

Fast orthodontic treatment is ideal for those looking for a quick-fix aesthetic solution to their dental problems and are more suited to correcting mild teeth issues. On the contrary if you’re looking for a more complete solution to your orthodontic problems then longer-term brace systems using either conventional or clear view braces will offer a better outcome.

If you need orthodontics Manchester, why not come and talk to our team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We’ll talk to you about your needs and requirements and tailor a treatment based around these. To book a consultation contact us on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.

Restoring Your Smile With Clear Fixed Braces

Restoring Your Smile With Clear Fixed Braces

If your Manchester dentist has told you that you might need teeth straightening, Manchester patients may feel a little concerned because after all, orthodontic procedures (braces) are for children right? We’ll not exactly…Nowadays, discreet orthodontic treatments such as clear fixed braces are designed with adults in mind. In fact whether you’re wearing braces for dental cosmetic reasons, or for correcting more serious dental issues speak to our smiles dental Manchester team who can help.

So what exactly are clear fixed braces and more importantly how can they help you restore your smile?

Most types of clear braces are about as far removed from conventional metallic train track style braces that you can get. As the name suggests many are made using clear plastic or acrylic with tooth coloured brackets and wiring, making them far less obvious when fitted to the teeth. They come in various guises from lingual braces which are attached to the back of the teeth, to discreet fast or accelerated orthodontic treatments, which are used for cosmetic purposes to straighten the top and bottom front teeth that are visible when you smile.

Aside from simply straightening crooked or misaligned teeth they can solve a number of other orthodontic issues including

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Irregular spaced ‘gapped’ teeth… and the
  • Straightening of tooth roots

Depending upon the type of brace system a patient has, treatment can take as little as 6-12 weeks or as long as 2 years.

So how do you know which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you?

When you visit a smiles dental Manchester practice they’ll assess your situation and listen to your requirements. From this your dentist will recommend the right type of treatment to deal with the dental issues you have. If for example you feel that an irregular gap between your front teeth is ruining your smile, then your dentist may recommend accelerated teeth straightening Manchester, such as C-Fast, Six Month Smiles, or Secret Smiles. These  discreet systems are designed to correct  slight teeth adjustments within a short period of time.

Conversely if you have more severe orthodontic problems and/or would like to correct the whole smile (not just the teeth that are visible when you smile) then you might opt for longer-term clear fixed braces treatments such as Clarity, Inspire or Invu systems. Each work on the same principle as conventional metal braces in that they treat the entire smile, but they have either crystal-clear transparency or pear white shading for that truly discreet look.

If you’d like to find out more about clear fixed braces or indeed any other type of removable or fixed brace system then come and talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We have the experience and the expertise to bring about a great looking smile, whatever the issue with your teeth so why not book yourself a free, no obligation consultation with Dr Shi Karim and the team who can help. To make an appointment contact us on 0161 660 1218 today. On behalf of the team, we very much look forward to welcoming you.

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

In many places throughout the UK including Hulme, orthodontics treatments are something that many adults tend to shy away from. Perhaps they envisage wearing metallic ‘train track’ style braces of old or maybe they don’t like the thought of having to wait for 2 years to see the results of their labour.

Thank goodness then for lingual braces. Before and after pictures show that startling results can be achieved in as little as 12 weeks and what’s more, unlike other forms of clear braces UK, Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth and not the front, making them about as discreet as orthodontic treatments get. Ultimately this eliminates a big worry for people who might consider that wearing braces not only makes them look unsightly, but heavily impinges on their lifestyle.

So what about the benefits of wearing lingual braces for the patient?

As already mentioned, because the small clear brackets are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front, the braces are totally invisible when the patient smiles or speaks. They’re also smaller and more comfortable to wear than conventional style brace systems and because they’re self-litigating, patients will have to make fewer trips to the dentist. Treatment starts right away as soon as the system is attached and most people find that they have straighter teeth somewhere between 12 and 24 weeks. Finally, as access to the front teeth isn’t obstructed, it makes it easier for the wearer to maintain good standards of oral hygiene.

So what sort of Lingual braces before and after transformations can I expect?

Although you may understandably only be concerned with how your teeth look, most accelerated clear braces UK systems concentrate their efforts on correcting (straightening) the front six teeth that are visible when you smile. Lingual braces are different because they can also address a whole host of other dental problems including;

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gapped or irregular teeth spacing
  • Open bites

For this reason, here in Cheadle Hulme, orthodontics treatments such as lingual braces are fast becoming a popular choice for adults looking to solve their dental problems both quickly and discreetly.

To find out more about lingual braces before and after transformations, or to check out a wide range of other options for removable and fixed clear braces UK, contact Church Road Dental on 0161 660 1218 today. We offer a free consultation where we’ll discuss the best options for your case, as well as answering any dental questions or concerns that you may have. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.