Lingual braces Manchester Or Invisalign – A New Breed Of Braces

Lingual braces Manchester Or Invisalign – A New Breed Of Braces

For many years, when a patient underwent orthodontic treatment there was no hiding the fact. Why? Because every time the wearer laughed and/or smiled they greeted onlookers with a mouthful of metal. While metal style braces are still worn there is now a need for orthodontic treatments that are more discreet. This is where brace systems such as Invisalign Manchester and lingual braces Manchester come in. So how does this ‘new breed’ of orthodontic treatments work?

Firstly although Invisalign braces Manchester and lingual braces do the same job of straightening and correcting teeth in a discreet fashion, they are completely different systems. Invisalign braces for example are an aligner-style system that are designed to be fully and easily removable. Whereas, lingual braces are a more conventional bracket and wiring style treatment that is fixed permanently in place for the duration of your treatment. Let’s take a closer look at each type in detail.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are the most closely related to the conventional style braces that we all know. They use brackets and wiring, just like traditional brace systems do, and straighten teeth by the use of an arch of tension wire that applies continued gentle pressure, forcing teeth back into their correct position. However perhaps the most significant difference is that the brackets are fastened to the inside of the teeth along with any wiring. This means that when a lingual brace wearer smiles, speaks, or eats, a person looking at them wouldn’t be able to tell they’re wearing them. In fact from an aesthetics point of view, they’re completely invisible.

What about pros and cons?

The good thing about lingual braces is that they’re classed as a long-term treatment. This means that they have the ability fix a whole host of dental problems and issues such as over/under bite, twisted, crooked, and flared teeth, tooth overcrowding, and tooth root alignment. Treatment takes anything from 9 months to 24 months depending upon the severity of the problem and they are seen as very successful solutions.

On the downside, to fit lingual braces in Manchester patients will need to seek the services of a fully trained orthodontist who has experience in this field, as they aren’t normally fitted by a regular dentist. The other problem is that because they’re attached to the back of teeth, they can take some getting used to. Speech and pronunciation can be affected for a short while until people get used to wearing them. That said, this adjustment period normally only lasts for a few weeks.

Invisalign braces

An adult looking for a modern, discreet way of wearing braces might want to consider Invisalign. Manchester dental clinics are very excited to offer this type of orthodontic treatment and not without good reason. Like lingual braces, Manchester residents will be pleased to know that Invisalign aligners can fix a whole gamut of dental problems. However unlike lingual braces which attach to the back of the teeth, the aligners are worn like a gum shield sitting OVER the teeth.

Rather than wearing a single brace throughout the duration of your treatment, Invisalign braces Manchester are designed to be disposable and changed every 2 weeks. Because there are no brackets and wiring involved, Invisalign braces are fully removable. As such, they’re designed to be taken out every time a patient eats and cleans their teeth. Each aligner is made of clear plastic, so when worn it’s incredibly discreet. It’s also designed to be one of a series with each one a different fit. The idea is that that each aligner gradually forces the teeth into a pre-planned position. When this position is reached it’s replaced with the next aligner in the series, and so on and so forth, until the teeth are straight.

So what about the cons?

If you’re considering undergoing Invisalign, Manchester orthodontists will probably warn you that treatment isn’t cheap, especially when compared to other orthodontic systems, and this could be a sticking point for some people. However others might consider the cost a small price to pay for the sense of freedom and discretion they get from wearing them.

So there you have it, 2 types of new breed discreet braces that you might want to opt for.  If you’re still undecided between lingual braces Manchester and Invisalign braces Manchester then come and talk to our experienced orthodontic team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Contact us on 0121 660 1218 to book a no-obligation consultation right now and start the ball rolling towards an attractive and healthy smile.

Invisalign Braces Manchester – The Future is Clear

Invisalign Braces Manchester – The Future is Clear

If you’re seeking Manchester invisible braces, it’s fair to say that they don’t come any better than Invisalign braces Manchester. In fact when it comes to appearing inconspicuous, Invisalign clear braces offers Manchester patients complete discretion. This means that adults can now wear orthodontic braces knowing that unless they mention it, work colleagues and friends, will probably never know that they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

While discretion is a big part of what makes Invisalign braces so special, perhaps the most striking aspect about this type of brace system is that it’s about as far removed from conventional bracket and wiring style braces that you can imagine. So what’s different? Let’s take a closer look.

One versus a series

Most conventional braces and even other aligner-style systems have just one brace that you wear for the duration of your treatment. Conversely when it comes to Invisalign braces, Manchester patients may be surprised to learn that treatment consists of a whole series of aligners, known as trays, which are changed every two weeks. This means that if a treatment lasts as long as 2 years, a patient may have up to 48 trays to wear during that time.

So why is this? Well…this brings us onto our next difference..

Not a bracket or wire in sight

The vast majority of so called clear braces and invisible braces Manchester utilise a bracket and wiring style system. While some are more discreet than others using tooth coloured brackets and thin wiring, people may still get a glimpse of metal when a person smiles or speaks. On the other hand, Invisalign clear braces offers Manchester patients complete discretion because they don’t use any brackets or wiring whatsoever. So how do they straighten teeth?

Each Invisalign aligner or tray is worn like a removable gum shield and is pre-programmed to move the teeth into a certain position. When the teeth have reached that position (usually within 2-3 weeks) the current aligner is removed and the next one in the series is put into place, where it continues to move the teeth into the next position. Once the final aligner in the series has been worn for the correct length of time, it will be removed to reveal the patient’s straight new smile.

Because there’s no bracket and wiring needed Invisalign alingers are comfortable to wear and since they’re made from a very light acrylic (virtually the same material as contact lenses are made from) they’re virtually invisible – hence the name.

The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth

Finally, while certain Manchester invisible braces such as lingual braces can correct the whole bite, the majority don’t. Instead they concentrate their efforts on correcting the lower and upper front 6 teeth that are visible when you smile. While Invisalign can do this, they can also address the whole mouth. That includes the non-visible teeth located right at the back. This means that they’re multi-functional and can deal with a whole host of underlying tooth problems such as bite alignment, overcrowding, and tooth root alignment too.

As you can see, Invisalign clear braces, offers Manchester patients the chance to wear discreet invisible braces Manchester like no other. They give a clear and concise indication of the direction in which orthodontic treatments are moving and so far, they really are the adult orthodontics of the future.

For further information on Manchester Invisible braces or if you’d like a free, no obligation consultation with the team, contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 660 1218 today.

Is The Inman Aligner Cost UK Worth It For A Great Smile

Is The Inman Aligner Cost UK Worth It For A Great Smile

It’s fair to say that when compared to other orthodontic brace systems and clear braces UK, the Inman Aligner cost UK is quite high. That said what we tell patients who come to our Hulme Orthodontics practice is that they are buying into one of the most advanced orthodontic treatments available. So the question is…  Is the cost of the Inman Aligner worth it?

In short the answer is yes, but it does depend upon the type and degree of treatment you need. Let’s take a closer look.

One of the best factors about the Inman Aligner is that because of its revolutionary spring and bow system it moves teeth fast. Ultimately this means that straightening teeth can be achieved in anything from 6-18 weeks. However, typically 11 weeks is the norm. It’s perfect to correct any overcrowding or protrusion of the front teeth and what’s more it’s designed to be easily removed. This means that you can take it out to suit your lifestyle.

So how does it work?

Unlike conventional bracket and wiring style orthodontic treatments which pull teeth into position using tensioning wire, the Inman aligner is different. Instead teeth are both pushed and pulled using an opposing front aligner and a back spring. As the inner aligner pushes forwards the outer aligner pulls back, creating gentle forces which can act over a large range of movement. Ultimately what you have is a form of clear braces UK that are quick and effective and because they’re fully removable, they can fit in with your lifestyle. For this reason patients need to weigh up whether the Inman Aligner Cost UK is worth it to them.

What it can’t do

At our Hulme orthodontics department we refer to the Inman Aligner as a fast or accelerated orthodontic treatment. The reason being that this type of treatment only deals with the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. It isn’t designed to straighten the rear upper or lower teeth which may be overcrowded or crooked. In other words the Inman Aligner is good at correcting the aesthetics of your smile, but not so good at underlying workings such as tooth root straightening and full-bite alignment.

So what does this mean?

In essence if you have underlying teeth issues then there are more comprehensive long-term treatments available such as conventional clear braces UK, or the ultramodern Invisalign Aligner. However if you’re after a flexible way of straightening teeth where you’re in control of it rather than the other way around, AND you’re looking for a quick fix solution to straighten your front six teeth only, then the Inman Aligner could well be the treatment for you.

To find out more about the Inman Aligner cost UK, or to talk to us about other solutions involving clear braces UK, then come to our Hulme orthodontics department at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you  may have. Call us on 0161 660 1218 to get a free, no obligation consultation. On behalf of Shi Karim and the team. We look forward to helping you restore your healthy, happy smile.

Invisible Braces – What Are They And How They Can Help

Invisible Braces Manchester – How Do They Compare?

One of the growing areas of smile dental care in recent years has been adult orthodontics. As people have a greater degree of disposable income, they’re spending more on cosmetic dental treatments than ever before. As a result more and more people are searching online for terms such as ‘Inman aligner costs UK‘, and ‘Invisible Braces Manchester‘.  As discreet or invisible orthodontic treatments are on the rise, it’s worth taking a closer look at how they compare versus the more traditional metal style brace systems.

Types of treatment

While traditional metallic braces treat a whole host of orthodontic issues such as crooked, flared, and overcrowded teeth, bite problems, and tooth root alignment, so too can many types of clear brace systems. In fact many utilise the same bracket and wiring style system of applying continual gentle pressure over a period of time to move teeth into position. As a result if you’d prefer not to show a mouthful of metal when you smile or speak, then clear or invisible braces Manchester will do exactly the same job.

What about cost and availability?

In terms of availability, clear or invisible braces aren’t usually available on the NHS, whereas conventional style metal brace systems are. The reason is that discreet braces are more of a cosmetic choice rather than a necessity. For this reason they’re also more expensive. Some clear orthodontic treatments cost only a fraction more, whereas others such as Invisalign or the Inman aligner costs UK patients much more.

Fixed or removable braces

Traditional metal braces are usually fixed to the teeth for the duration of the treatment as are certain clear brace systems, particularly those that use tooth coloured ceramic brackets and thin titanium wiring. Other invisible braces in Manchester however are designed to be removable so that they can be taken out by the patient when eating and drinking. Or in the case of Invisalign, aligners are removed and replaced for the subsequent one in the series, as the teeth gradually change position.


In days of old, metal style braces were heavy, uncomfortable, and took a lot of getting used to. Nowadays with the advances of technology, they utilise smaller brackets and thinner wiring for a less obvious look. Metal braces are also lighter than their older counterparts, so although the wearer will still need a settling in period, that time is often far less. Equally when it comes to discreet smile dental care, those who opt for clear view or invisible braces will still need a period of adjustment to get used to wearing them. The only other point on user friendliness is that because metal braces are made of metal they can (if not finished properly) contain sharp edges. This in turn may cause problems in the mouth. Although this is rare it does happen. On the contrary when you opt for braces such as Invisalign, being made from acrylic they’re totally smooth with no sharp edges to worry about.

As you can see, when it comes to smile dental care, invisible braces Manchester compare favourably when up against their more conventional cousins. It really all boils down to the type and severity of orthodontic treatment needed, how the patient feels about wearing braces, and of course the intended budget.

To find out more about Inman Aligner Cost UK, or any other information about discreet invisible braces, talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Why not book a no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team who can assess your needs, talk you through the process, and help you choose the right orthodontic treatment for you. To make an appointment either visit our website or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today.

Clear View Braces – Why The Need For Discreet Brace Systems

Clear View Braces – Why The Need For Discreet Brace Systems

Teeth straightening, known in the dental industry as orthodontics, traditionally uses metal brackets and wiring to correct the positioning of teeth. By contrast, more discreet options are emerging and one such type is clear view braces. Clear fixed braces Manchester carry out the same task as conventional ‘train track’ style brace systems in that they move teeth back to their original position using gentle applied force. However, they’re far less likely to be noticed when you smile or speak.

So why the need for discreet braces?

In the 21st century, people are seen to be spending more of their disposable income on cosmetic treatments including getting straighter teeth. However many adults don’t want to be seen wearing a mouth full of metal. For this reason the discreet brace system was born. Now you can get a wide variety of orthodontic treatments ranging from cheap clear braces Manchester, through to the high end treatments such as Invisalign.

So just how discreet are they?  

In a word, very! Most clear fixed braces in Manchester are made from polycarbonate, whereas removable aligner style braces such as Invisalign are generally made from acrylic. Both are a type of plastic derivative. Many ‘bracket and wiring’ style clear view braces also come with ceramic tooth coloured brackets and thin nickel/titanium wiring, all of which are hard to spot unless you are looking close up.

Conversely, removable acrylic aligner style braces such as Invisalign are even more discreet because they don’t use brackets and wires. Instead they rely on a series of trays (aligners) which are worn over the teeth just like a clear gum shield – the idea being that each aligner gently moves the teeth a certain distance. When a specific position is reached, the current aligner is removed and the next aligner is put in place. This continues until the teeth have reached their final position. Invisalign braces are normally kept in a brightly coloured case because just like a contact lens, when an aligner is taken out and placed on a counter top, it can be very hard to spot. Now that’s discreet!

So do clear view braces have any down sides?

In a word no! Most systems can do anything conventional metal bracket and wiring style braces do. The only difference is that they’re just not so obvious. If we’re going to be picky, the only downside is that even cheap clear braces Manchester are fractionally more expensive than traditional metal style brace systems. Also, because discreet braces are more of a cosmetic choice, they aren’t usually available from an NHS dentist.

If you’d like to find out more about clear fixed braces Manchester then come and talk to Shi Karim and the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Why not book yourself a free, no obligation consultation where we can discuss what type of clear view braces would suit your needs. To make an appointment you can either visit our website or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. Remember you don’t have to suffer with less than perfect teeth. Start the ball rolling and talk to our experienced team today.

Clear View Braces – Are They Better Than Invisalign?

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – How It Differs From Standard Braces

You’re probably already aware that as a general rule of thumb, orthodontic braces Manchester take   up to two years to work their magic. At the end of the time the wearer should have perfectly straight teeth that they can be proud of. However what you mightn’t be aware of is the growing number of fast orthodontic treatments.

As the name suggests fast orthodontic treatment includes a variety of clear braces Manchester, which are designed to straighten teeth in a fraction of the time, sometimes in as little as a few weeks. Brands such as C-Fast, Secret Smile, and Six Month Smiles all do exactly that; but how do they work so fast? Let’s take a closer look…

Firstly all orthodontic treatments work on the same principle in that they use gentle applied force to gradually move teeth back into their correct position. So the question is, how come they can achieve this in as little as a few weeks while other treatments take years to complete? The answer lies in how they work…

With conventional long-term braces, Manchester patients are being helped using systems that straighten the entire mouth. That’s both the top and bottom sets of teeth. During this time, not only will all teeth be straightened and aligned, but also underlying issues such as tooth root alignment and bite will also be addressed. In essence, long-term braces have the ability to parallel shift the whole tooth, including the tooth root, giving you a healthier, straighter smile over the entire mouth.

Now we know how long-term brace systems such as Invisalign and lingual braces work, let’s take a closer look at accelerated or fast orthodontic treatment.

For most people, it’s understandable that they aren’t really concerned with the underlying factors that make up the function of the teeth and instead are more concerned with the aesthetics or form. In other words, they’d like a great looking smile, but they don’t necessarily want to wait up to two years to achieve it. For this reason they might opt for fast orthodontic systems using clear braces Manchester.

In principle they work exactly the same way in that gentle force is continually applied to straighten teeth, however the difference is that rather than dealing with the entire mouth, accelerated brace systems concentrate solely on the top and bottom six teeth that can be seen when you smile. A a result they can make front teeth look better in a short space of time, but can’t deal with more complex orthodontic issues such as how the upper and lower teeth come together.

So who are they for?

An accelerated or fast orthodontic treatment is best for patients with a good bite at the back of the mouth but mild problems such as slightly crooked or crowded teeth at the front. So for someone who has an important upcoming event such as a wedding, job interview, or date, and wants to look their best, this type of treatment offers the ideal solution.

As you can see, there is a need for fast orthodontic treatment although it’s worth pointing out that it isn’t suitable in every case. For this reason other forms of braces Manchester will be a better option for those with more severe bite problems. If you’d like to find out more about fast clear braces Manchester or any other type of orthodontic treatment come and talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We offer a free, no obligation consultation where patients can get all their questions and concerns answered allowing them to make a fully informed dental decision.  To book yours contact us today on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards straighter healthier teeth.

Manchester Invisalign

Orthodontic Braces In Manchester – The Different Types Explained

When we think about orthodontic braces in Manchester, we probably cast our minds back to those metallic ‘train-track style’ braces we wore as children. However when it comes to adult braces, modern dental technology means that orthodontic treatments are not only more comfortable, but more discreet too. This mirrors the needs of those adults looking for a straighter smile.

In Manchester, clear braces for example is the the name given to any orthodontic brace system which is designed to be discreet. This includes traditional braces with tooth coloured brackets and thin wiring, through to aligner style braces such as Manchester Invisalign. As there are so many types and styles available, we thought we’d explain some of the main differences between them.

Bracket and wiring vs aligners

Despite the fact that there are a wide variety of orthodontic treatments on the market, they all carry out the same function. That is to straighten the teeth by applying a gentle force which pushes or pulls the teeth back into their correct position over a period of time. While the majority of orthodontic treatments are variations of the traditional bracket and wiring method, there are other’s such as Invisalign, which do away with this altogether. So what’s the difference?

When it comes to bracket and wiring style brace systems, small brackets are permanently attached to the teeth for the duration of the treatment using a special dental adhesive. Through these brackets is threaded a series of self-tensioning wires. Gradually, over time the wires tighten and as they do, they apply gentle but sustained pressure to the teeth pulling them back into the correct position. Once the treatment is complete the dentist removes the brackets to reveal straighter healthier teeth.

Conversely, aligner style braces such as Manchester Invisalign, do away with brackets and wiring altogether. With Invisalign in particular, the patient receives a series of clear plastic aligners known as trays which are worn over the teeth just like a gum shield. Each one is numbered and the idea is that the first aligner is worn for around 2 weeks and gently pushes the teeth into a pre-determined position allowing the patient to replace it with the next one in the series. The next aligner is worn for another 2 weeks and moves the teeth to the next position and so on, until the last aligner has been worn and treatment is completed. Unlike bracket and wiring style braces, aligners are designed to be easily removable by the patient (A) to enable them to change it for the subsequent aligner in the series and (B) so that they can be taken out when eating and cleaning the teeth. Although aligners such as Invisalign gives wearers the flexibility of being able to remove them, they still need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for best results.

Manchester clear braces vs traditional metal braces?

As the name suggests clear brace systems such as 6 Month Smiles, Damon Braces and In-Line are designed to be discreet. For this reason they suit many adults who don’t necessarily want to be seen wearing a mouth full of metal. Because they’re made using specialised lightweight materials such as acrylic and porcelain, they are more expensive than say conventional metallic style braces in Manchester. As such patients might need to consider whether their discretion is more important over  cost.

What about lingual braces?

Lingual braces are a different entity altogether. They are classed as a bracket and wiring style of brace system, however rather than the brackets and wiring being attached to the front of the teeth, they’re attached to the back. The result is that when the wearer smiles, the brace can’t be seen. Although lingual braces aren’t really Manchester clear braces as such (eg, they aren’t made using tooth coloured brackets and wiring or clear plastic) they are invisible from the front, so friends and work colleagues needn’t know you’re wearing them.

So there you have it, the various types of braces in Manchester explained. Whether you prefer the aligner style brace such as Manchester Invisalign, or the equally discreet variety of Manchester clear braces, we can help you find an orthodontic treatment that helps fulfil your dental needs and your personal requirements. To find out more, contact us on 0161 660 1218 and book a consultation with Shi Karim and the team today.

Need Clear Fixed Braces - What Type Do You Choose

Need Clear Fixed Braces – What Type Do You Choose?

When seeking orthodontic treatment you may have already looked at Inman aligner before and after pictures and lingual braces before and after pictures and decided that clear fixed braces are the ones for you. This being the case you may be surprised to learn that there are a wide selection to choose from. So just how do you make the right choice?

Speak with a specialist orthodontist

The first port of call is to speak with a specialist orthodontist. They’ll closely examine your teeth and will talk to you in great detail about the variety of clear fixed braces available. They’ll also ask what you hope to get out of the experience and the end result you hope to achieve. It might be for example that you’re looking for a quick-fix aesthetic solution to a better smile. In this case the orthodontist might suggest accelerated or fast orthodontic treatments. Alternatively, it could be that you have more advanced dental issues that you’d like correcting. In this case you might want to look at longer-term orthodontic treatments.

Consider how discreet you want treatment to be

Discretion plays a big part in adult orthodontics as it’s fair to say that not many adults want to be seen wearing a mouth full of metal. For this reason the majority of clear fixed braces are discreet, using tooth coloured brackets and wiring. However if you’ve ever looked at lingual braces before and after pictures you’ll notice that these are attached to the back of the teeth rather than at the front. Consequently when you speak or smile, your adult braces can’t be seen.

Think about the type of treatment you’re looking for

Nowadays more and more adult braces are being worn to correct aesthetic issues. For example if you have a slightly gapped front tooth that affects your smile then you might want to opt for fixed braces in the form of accelerated treatments. These include systems such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, and Six Month Smiles. In most cases treatments are completed within 6 months but often far sooner. They focus of correcting the upper and lower front teeth which are visible when you smile and not on the entire mouth. Fast orthodontic treatments are good for those who have an upcoming event such as a wedding, job interview, or even a date, and would like to look and feel their best.

Conversely longer term fixed brace treatments can deal with a whole variety of dental issues and in addition to straightening teeth can also align bite and straighten tooth roots. Inevitably this takes longer to achieve, and treatment typically takes around 12-36 months.

Comfort and price

The final deciding factor in choosing the right clear fixed braces is comfort and price. Certain brace systems such as lingual braces which are attached behind the teeth may take a bit of getting used to. Not because they’re particularly uncomfortable, but because they can affect the speech at first. If you’re embarrassed by this, then you might want to opt for a different form of treatment. In addition, brace systems do vary considerably in price, ranging from the metal style braces (that we’re all familiar with) at the cheaper end of the spectrum, to the more expensive end of the scale in the guise of Invisalign and the Inman aligner. Before and after results may be impressive but if it isn’t within your budget, then cost can be a big sticking point which may also sway your judgement.

If you need orthodontic treatment and want to find out more then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. With our in house orthodontics team we’ll see to it that you get the right clear fixed braces treatment for you. Why not book an appointment to take a look at lingual braces before and after pictures or Invisalign results to get the very best advice before you make that all important dental decision. To book yours contact us on 0161 660 1218 today.