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Inman Aligner Before And After – How It Helps Your Teeth

While Invisalign offers patients a long-term treatment for the perfect smile, Manchester patients might also want to consider the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures can show amazing transformations, but for many patients, the Inman Aligner has not only restored their smile but their confidence too. What’s more it has achieved it in super fast time. So how does the Inman Aligner do this and how does it help your teeth?

If you suffer with crowding or protrusion of the front teeth, then the Inman Aligner offers the perfect solution. It’s safe, it’s efficient, and it’s quick. Unlike other removable brace treatments such as Invisalign, the Inman Aligner takes weeks to achieve results, rather than months or years. In fact, in most cases your teeth can gently be guided back into their correct position within 6-18 weeks. So why so fast?

The Inman Aligner is designed specifically to concentrate it’s efforts on the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. While treatments such as lingual braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign offers patients the chance to correct underlying issues such as tooth root alignment and bite, the Inman Aligner focuses on one area only, and this is why results are achieved fast. For this reason it’s an ideal treatment for those people who have an upcoming event such as a family gathering, a wedding, a job interview, or a date, and want to look their best.

So how does it work?

The Inman Aligner works by incorporating two spring-loaded bows  – one located on the inner side of your teeth and one located on the outer side. Because these bows gently oppose each other they cover a large range of movement as they both push and pull the teeth back into position. This is why for many people, Inman Aligner before and after results show a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time.

Because it has a wide range of movement a smile in Manchester can be improved in many ways. These include:

  • Aligning the front teeth (including rotations, crossbites, protrusions, or crowding)
  • Aiding orthodontic relapse (this usually occurs when patients haven’t worn a retainer after previous brace treatment)

In addition the Inman Aligner can also be used as a stand alone treatment to ensure perfectly straight teeth before cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening; or as a pre-alignment for more in-depth cosmetic dental treatments such as porcelain veneers.

If you’re not entirely happy with the aesthetics of your smile, Manchester residents can talk to us about the Inman Aligner. Before and after transformations are fast and unlike Invisalign,  offers patients an affordable speedy solution to straightening teeth. Why not call our orthodontic team for a no-obligation consultation on 0161 660 1218 today

Clear Fixed Braces vs The Inman Aligner – Which Is Best?

Clear Fixed Braces vs The Inman Aligner – Which Is Best?

Short term orthodontic treatment for adults is undoubtedly a hot topic. The ability to quickly move a limited amount of teeth is an attractive proposition for many people. The question many patients ask  when they visit our smile dentist Manchester is “Why choose full term treatments such as clear fixed braces, when accelerated treatments do it in a fraction of the time?”  In order to answer this, let’s compare long term fixed braces against the faster Inman Aligner treatment and see which is best.

While both clear fixed braces and Inman Aligner cost UK are similar, the key factor is to consider how you view each treatment. For example full term fixed brace appliances are usually worn for a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 3 years and in the right hands the results achieved are pretty close to perfection. By this we mean

  • All front and back teeth are back into their optimum positions
  • The tooth roots are also neatly aligned along with the teeth
  • Full orthodontic control so that any teeth can be moved into any position.

This is what you get with longer term treatments such as lingual braces, clear view braces such as Invisalign, and conventional clear fixed braces.

Alternatively short term or fast treatments such as the Inman Aligner don’t tick quite so many boxes.

  • Treatment can only move the front upper and lower teeth, so back teeth are ignored
  • Tooth roots can’t be straightened
  • While great results can be achieved, they can’t fix every single movement in the same way that fixed braces can.

So why would someone come to visit a smile dentist in Manchester seeking Inman aligner treatment?

While the Inman Aligner cost UK people restrictions on what can be achieved, let’s put it this way… If you had a choice to cosmetically improve your smile through orthodontic treatment in just 12-18 weeks, then you’d probably jump at the chance, and understandably so. As a result, for those people seeking a quick cosmetic fix to a relatively simple dental problem then they’d likely opt for fast orthodontic treatment over longer term clear fixed braces. However for those with malocclusions, overcrowded teeth, and other bite problems then they’d be more likely to lean towards more conventional options.

Ultimately the only way to be sure of the direction you want to go is to talk to an experienced smile dentist. Manchester-based Church Road Dental for example offers free, no-obligation consultations where patients can get all their questions and concerns answered, allowing them to make a fully informed decision. To find out more about Inman Aligner cost UK, or types of clear fixed braces, book an appointment with us today. Call us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards restoring your perfect smile.

Hulme Orthodontics –The Types Of Dental Braces Explained

Hulme Orthodontics –The Types Of Dental Braces Explained

Years ago choosing dental braces was a straight forward process. You had conventional metal appliances and that was it! Nowadays, patients are bombarded with a wide variety of brace types including fixed lingual braces, Manchester removable aligners, discreet ceramic braces, and fast orthodontic treatments such as 6 month smiles. Manchester patients might understandably be overwhelmed at the choices available. To make things simpler, our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics team has broken them down into 3 simplified sections to give you a better understanding of what they can do,

Full-term fixed braces

There are basically two types of braces in this category. You have your conventional style braces which are fixed to the front of the teeth. These can either be metal or ceramic with tooth coloured wiring. Alternatively you have your lingual braces. In Manchester, and indeed many other parts of the country, people tend to opt for lingual braces because unlike conventional fixed braces, these are attached to the back of the teeth. This makes them invisible when you smile or speak. Both types can fix a wide variety of problems and both are full-term appliances, meaning patients can expect to wear them for a minimum of 12 months and up to 2 years.

Fast or accelerated orthodontic treatments

Fast orthodontic treatments are perfect for those people who are looking to cosmetically improve their smile. This could mean an unsightly gapped or flared tooth or teeth that are slightly crooked. Accelerated orthodontic treatments work by concentrating their efforts only on the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. Because they aren’t dealing with more complex problems such as bite alignment issues, results are achieved quickly (usually within 6 months or less). Treatments such as 6 month smiles Manchester, C-Fast, and Secret Smiles are all fast working, fixed brace systems that utilise brackets and wiring to gently move teeth into the desired position. As a result they’re ideal treatments for those who have an upcoming event that’s looming fast and want to look their best. This could be a wedding, a large family gathering, a job interview, or even a date.

Removable braces

As well as fixed braces, patients can also opt for removable braces. Two of the most popular are Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. As the name suggests removable braces are designed to be taken out by the patient, usually when eating, drinking, and cleaning their teeth. They’re about as far removed from the fixed bracket style braces as modern dentistry allows. Invisalign aligners for example are a series of clear plastic appliances that are placed over the teeth just like a gum shield. Each aligner in the series is designed to move the teeth a tiny amount and then it’s changed for the next one in the series. Because removable braces aren’t in place all the time, the patient has a little more freedom. That said, for best results both the Inman Aligner and Invisalign need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day.

At our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice we do everything we can to make sure that the brace treatment we suggest suits your requirements, your budget, and your lifestyle. Whether you need, long term fixed braces using conventional or lingual braces Manchester or fast cosmetic treatment using 6 Month Smiles, Manchester patients can feel safe in the knowledge that we have it covered.

If you’d like to talk to us about having straighter teeth or would like more information about our wide range of brace systems available, then come and pay a visit to our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice. To book an appointment contact us on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards achieving that perfect smile.

Inman Aligner Before And After – What A Difference It Makes

Inman Aligner Manchester –When Would You Use It?

Like Manchester Invisalign the Inman Aligner is a removable style of orthodontic appliance, but that’s really where the similarity ends. The Inman Aligner Manchester is known as an accelerated treatment whereas the former is more long-term. So for those seeking positive Inman Aligner before and after results fast, they’re in luck. In fact, results can be seen within as little as 6-9 weeks. The aligner works using a series of bows that apply continual gentle pressure to push and pull the teeth back into position. The results are an improved smile within a matter of weeks.

Now we know what the Inman Aligner is, let’s take a look at when you’d use it.

The Inman Aligner is ideal for use on those people who have experienced an orthodontic relapse. This is where a retainer hasn’t been worn after previous orthodontic treatment and the teeth have ‘relapsed’ back into their original pre-orthodontic position. In addition for people seeking an overall aesthetic look as part of a Smile Makeover, the Inman Aligner Manchester is ideal. It can also be used as a pre-alignment for further cosmetic treatment such as fitting porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding, or as a stand alone treatment in it’s own right, correcting protrusions, rotations, crossbites and crowding.

So what’s involved in the treatment?

Firstly after a consultation the dentist will take a series of pictures, X-rays, and impressions. The pictures are so that you can see the Inman Aligner before and after results when treatment has finished and compare the two.

Over a period of a few weeks the aligner will be custom fabricated. Once made, your dentist will call you back into the practice for the fitting. Because the Inman Aligner is designed to be easily removable it’s a straight forward process and can be fitted in a matter of minutes.

Next patients are advised to carry on with their normal daily life. For best results the aligner needs to be removed when eating and cleaning the teeth. However it should remain in the mouth for between 16 and 20 hours per day.

Periodic checks will then be scheduled every 2-3 weeks so that the dentist can make sure that everything is both okay and on track. Finally when the desired results have been reached the aligner can be removed. As with all orthodontic treatment, it’s recommended that some type of retainer is worn after to prevent an orthodontic relapse.

If you’re seeking orthodontic treatment and feel that the Inman Aligner Manchester is for you, then why not book a consultation with us to discus how we can help. Aside from the Inman Aligner we also have a wide range of conventional and contemporary orthodontic treatments. These include clear view braces such as Manchester Invisalign, discreet ceramic braces, and a whole host of fast orthodontic ‘bracket and wiring style’ treatments such as C-fast, Secret Smiles, and Six Month Smiles. Why not call us today to book an appointment on 0161 660 1218 and take the first step towards restoring your great looking smile.

What Is The Fastest Orthodontic Treatment and Why Choose It

What Is The Fastest Orthodontic Treatment and Why Choose It

Traditionally orthodontic treatment is a long process which can take several years. Treatments such as Invisalign braces Manchester, although radically different, can still take 18 months or more to produce the desired results. But what if you want the fastest orthodontic treatment what do you choose?

At our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice we offer a wide range of orthodontic appliances to treat a wide variety of dental problems. As well as conventional braces we also have what are known as accelerated or fast brace systems. These are braces that are designed to straighten the teeth in a fraction of the time of more long-term appliances. In some cases results can be achieved in a matter of weeks or months, rather than years.

So who are accelerated orthodontic treatments for?

Before we answer this question, we really need to talk about how speedy braces work. The reality is that they work in exactly the same way as longer conventional treatments in that they’re designed to apply continual gentle force to move teeth into the correct position over a period of time. The difference is that

  • They only straighten the front and bottom 6 teeth that are visible when you talk or smile
  • Unlike long term dentures they can’t fix underlying or complex problems such as straightening the actual tooth root itself, or major bite issues

So back to the question….. who are accelerated orthodontics for?

In the main those people who have minor dental issues such as a slightly gapped or uneven smile, and who aren’t overly concerned with any underlying fixes, are the perfect candidates. These include people that have an important upcoming event and want to look their best, or those who simply want a quick fix solution.

So just how fast are the fastest orthodontic treatment?

Treatments such as C-fast, Secret Smile, and Six Month Smiles, can straighten the visible upper and lower teeth within 6 months. However there’s one form of treatment that can eclipse these. Where something like the Invisalign braces Manchester can take 2 years, the Inman Aligner takes on average 9-16 weeks.

So to recap…. If you have minor dental issues and are looking to aesthetically improve your smile fast, then speedy orthodontic treatment may well be the answer. However it won’t suit those with medium to major dental issues or those looking to fix underlying dental problems such as the straightening of the tooth root. Instead for these people there are some great long-term orthodontic treatments available that don’t necessarily entail sporting a mouth full of metal. Out of the fastest orthodontic treatment, the Inman Aligner is arguably the quickest, but it does depend upon the  degree of treatment needed.

Our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice is used to dealing with a wide variety of teeth problems ranging from slightly gapped or flared teeth to overcrowding and malocclusions. So if you’re not entirely happy with your smile, then come and pay us a visit. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 to book a free consultation with Dr Shi Karim and the team.

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The Ins and Outs Of Invisible Braces Manchester

In previous blogs we’ve talked at length about Manchester clear braces and how they’re different from more conventional appliances, but today we want to focus more on the treatment process itself. So without further ado, let’s dive straight in and take a closer look…

The initial consultation

Commonly known as invisible braces, Manchester patients who are looking to have Invisalign treatment will usually undergo a series of processes and it starts with a consultation. The dentist will first of all discuss your situation in detail and ask you to fill in a smile assessment. This will determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions about clear braces Manchester such as length of treatment, costs, what you can expect etc.

Customised plan

The next phase of treatment is a customised plan. This can be carried out as part of the initial consultation, but it’s normally done over several visits. Firstly a series of scans and x-rays are taken of the teeth and mouth, plus a series of impressions. From the images the dentist will be able to plot your teeth movements virtually, so that you can see exactly how your teeth will look after you’ve undergone treatment. It’s a kind of glimpse into the future of your perfect smile. Using this your dentist will work out a specific treatment plan.

Custom aligners

After a few weeks you’ll receive your Invisible braces. Manchester patients should note that because they are made of a clear BPA-free plastic, they can be very hard to spot when put down on a surface such as a counter top. Therefore always keep them stored in the container they come in. To wear them simply insert the first aligner over the teeth like a gum shield (your dentist will give you a demonstration). It needs to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, only taking it out to eat, drink, and brush the teeth. It’s important to wear it for as long as you can because this will maximise the treatment. Any less time means that it will have a knock-on effect as you go through the process.  Typically each aligner should be changed for the next one in the series every two weeks and the good news is that because they’re virtually invisible, people won’t even know you’re wearing them.

Regular dental visits

During the process, you’ll have regular dental check ups to make sure that your clear braces Manchester are doing exactly what they should be doing and that everything is on schedule. It’s also a good chance for your dentist to keep an eye on problem areas such as plaque build up or potential gum disease issues.

Your new smile revealed.

Finally when the last aligner has been worn you’ll see your new smile for the first time. You may have to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their new position, but this is something you should ask your dentist about.

So there you have it, the step by step process on Invisible braces Manchester.  If you need adult orthodontic treatment and are interested in Invisalign then come and have a consultation with us. Here you can get all your questions and concerns answered leaving you to make a fully informed dental decision. The fact is that Manchester clear braces have the ability to restore your great looking smile and  also give you a much needed confidence boost, so contact us on 0161 660 1218 and get the ball rolling today.

Adult Braces In Manchester – Are They Worth It?

Manchester Clear Braces – A Great Alternative To Metal Braces

It’s fair to say that orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the metallic ‘train track’ style braces of old. Nowadays Manchester clear braces are the perfect solution for those seeking a more discreet form of treatment. While clear fixed braces in Manchester utilise ceramic and tooth coloured wiring for a subtle and unobtrusive look, Invisalign offers manchester patients the chance to wear an orthodontic treatment that gives a truly invisible appearance. So apart from the initial appearance, what’s different about them?

The first thing you’ll notice about Invisalign is that it’s about as far removed from conventional bracket and wiring style braces as it’s possible to get. Instead Invisalign favours an aligner style system for straightening teeth. As such, there are no ugly brackets and wiring in sight. They’re made from a clear plastic acrylic and sit directly over the teeth like a gum shield. This makes them fully and easily removable. In fact they’re designed to be this way so that they can be taken out when eating, drinking, and brushing the teeth. Unlike conventional clear fixed braces in Manchester that rely on just one single appliance to straighten teeth, the Invisalign system utilises a whole series of interchangeable appliances that are used throughout the duration of your treatment. In some cases as many as 48 can be worn over a period of 2 years.

So how do they actually work?

Invisalign work pretty much the same as any other form of  orthodontic treatment in that they straighten teeth by applying continued gentle force to push and pull teeth back into position. With conventional brace systems however, this is carried out using self-litigating brackets and tensioning wiring which is fixed permanently to the teeth for the duration of the treatment. However Invisalign offers Manchester patients something different. Instead each clear aligner is designed to be worn over the teeth and will move the teeth a specified amount. When the first slight movement is complete, the existing aligner is replaced by the next one in the series which then moves the teeth further. Changes are made (usually every two weeks) until the teeth are finally in the correct position.

What sorts of problems can Invisalign help with?

Unlike other types of Manchester clear braces, Invisalign can fix pretty much any orthodontic problem. Because the system is designed to treat the whole mouth, and not just the immediate teeth which are visible when you smile, Invisalign aligners can help a whole variety of issues including cross bites, over bites, crooked teeth, flared teeth and gapped teeth. It really is a one stop shop for orthodontic treatment.

If you need adult orthodontic treatment but really don’t want to have to wear metal braces then why not take a closer look at what Invisalign offers Manchester patients. While some clear fixed braces Manchester are quite restrictive in what they can and can’t treat, Invisalign aligners are a holistic treatment for a wide range of  dental problems. To find out more, contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 660 1218 and talk to out experienced team for advice.

Inman Aligner Before And After – Crooked to Straight Teeth Faster

Inman Aligner Before And After – Crooked to Straight Teeth Faster

More and more people having seen for themselves Inman Aligner before and after pictures are choosing to have this type of treatment, and not without good reason. For example, the Inman aligner cost UK people less for their treatment than with other aligners such as Invisalign. In addition, since it’s termed as an accelerated treatment, it achieves results faster. But how exactly does the Inman Aligner straighten teeth? Let’s take a closer look.

If for example, you’ve read on a lingual braces blog about other forms of discreet orthodontic treatment and how they operate, you’ll know that the Inman Aligner is different in many ways. Firstly it’s known as a removable brace system, meaning it can be easily put in and taken out of the mouth. This is unlike many other orthodontic appliances that are fixed to the teeth for the duration of the treatment. Also, as the name suggests, it does away with traditional brackets and wiring which have long been associated with conventional brace systems. So how do they work?

Like all other types of orthodontic appliance, they operate by applying sustained and gentle force to the teeth in order to slowly move them back into position. What’s different about the Inman Aligner is that it uses applied pressure to the front and back of the teeth using buccal and lingual spring loaded bows to move them quicker. As a result the differences seen in Inman Aligner before and after treatment pictures can be achieved in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months with other systems. This makes it suitable as a stand alone treatment or as a primary treatment before undergoing other cosmetic treatment such as bonding and/or porcelain veneers

Compromised orthodontic treatment

The Inman Aligner is known as a compromised orthodontic treatment in that it only straightens the six upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. Since it has the ability to do this in as little as 4-12 weeks, it can be said that the Inman Aligner cost UK patients very little time too.

While the Inman Aligner isn’t ideal for every case, it is perfect for those needing minor teeth straightening or for those who have a big event coming up and who really want to look their best. All treatment is planned using a 3D computer so that the dentist knows exactly how much space needs to be created or closed; but in addition the patient can see exactly how their smile will look, before they commence treatment.

If you’ve read a lingual braces blog and feel that you need something equally as discreet; or you want to avoid the conventional fixed bracket and wiring brace systems and the often lengthy treatment times, then consider the Inman Aligner. The differences seen in Inman Aligner before and after pictures can be pretty impressive and what’s more, treatment is carried out in a fraction of the time. So why not give us a call on 0161 660 1218 and ask us about Inman Aligner cost UK and how it can help restore your great looking smile.