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What Invisalign Offers Our Manchester Patients – Improve Your Confidence

With nice straight teeth at the core of a beautiful looking smile, millions worldwide go to great effort to straighten their teeth by using appliances such as Inman Aligner braces or 6-month smiles. Manchester residents should also be aware of the fact that the benefits can indeed even extend beyond a great looking smile.

Did you know for instance that having straighter teeth makes them easier to clean? This, in turn, reduces the risk or gum disease, tooth loss, and decay. With all this in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages that Invisalign offers, being one of the most popular braces available today.

What exactly is Invisalign?

Invisalign is teeth straightening treatment that is as the name suggests, virtually invisible. It works by using a series of clear aligners that you place over the top of your teeth. These are custom-made specifically for your mouth and need to be replaced every two weeks. Week by week your teeth will slowly move to the final desired position. Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile and confidence without it impacting your life. It has the ability to treat a wide range of cases, such as closing spaces, cross-bites, crowding, and over-bites.

Another big selling point that Invisalign offers patients is that because treatment is incredibly discreet, it’s perfect for those who are hesitant about wearing braces because they’re concerned about how they will look during treatment. Having visible wires and brackets can often affect a patient’s self-confidence even further. This isn’t the case with Invisalign. With the use of clear aligners that are smooth and comfortable to wear, you can improve your confidence week by week without anyone ever knowing.

After you’ve had an assessment for Invisalign, impressions, photos, and x-rays are taken and from this then a 3D treatment plan will be made. This allows you to take a close look at how your teeth will look after wearing the aligners before your treatment has even begun! By knowing the definite outcome, it can give you the confidence to go ahead with Invisalign and the motivation to wear the aligners.

Another plus point is that Invisalign Aligners are removable. The only other orthodontic appliance to have this ability is Inman Aligner braces. You may find this more convenient than having a fixed brace. Why? Well for 2 main reasons.

Firstly, it helps you maintain better oral health. Often when wearing a fixed brace, patients struggle to clean underneath the wires and around the brackets properly, as it can be awkward and time-consuming. Failing to do so correctly, can result in decay or gum problems on your nice newly straight smile. Instead, just pop your aligners out and brush away as normal. Secondly, it means that you don’t have to worry about what you eat. When wearing a fixed brace, it’s important to avoid sticky hard foods that may get stuck in your braces or even break them. Invisalign eliminates that worry altogether as they are removed before eating and drinking. Despite being a removable brace, it’s really important that you only remove it when necessary. The aligners must be worn at least 20-22 hours per day for them to work effectively.

While Inman Aligner braces are removable, they’re also super fast, as are 6 months smiles. Manchester residents have a wide range of options when it comes to straightening teeth, so is Invisalign best for you? As always there are pros and cons. It all really depends on:

  • Which teeth you would like to straighten
  • How fast you want the treatment to be
  • If you want the braces discreet or visible
  • Whether you prefer fixed or removable

Although Invisalign is not as fast as other types of braces we offer, such as Inman aligner braces or 6-month smiles, Manchester patients often prefer this option if they’d rather straighten their teeth discreetly. Generally, average treatment takes approximately 12 months. That said, the length of any brace treatment will always depend on the severity of each case and this can only be determined by your dentist.

But what if you’re desperate for faster results or Invisalign doesn’t seem up your street? Well two of our other popular but speedy braces mentioned earlier are:

Inman Aligner braces –  These are the perfect solution for straightening just your front teeth. This method can transform your smile in as little as 6-18 weeks.

6 Months Smiles –  Manchester patients find this to be both fast and effective. As the name suggests, it generally takes only 6 months to change your smile.

So if you’re on the fence about whether to have braces or not, remember that straightening your teeth can benefit both your mental and physical health. Whatever option you choose, be it Invisalign, Inman Aligner Braces, or 6-month smiles, Manchester residents have options when it comes to improving their smile.


To book a consultation with us or to find out more information on what Invisalign offers we currently have, call us today on 0161 660 1218 or fill in the booking form on our website www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to wear your new smile with pride.

Teeth Straightening Manchester

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Your Guide to a Straight Smile Fast

We know that when it comes to teeth straightening, Manchester patients want to see results as quickly as possible. Being self-conscious about how your smile looks can really affect your personal and social life. If this is true in your case then you may feel the sooner you fix your smile the better.

With brace systems such as 6-month smiles, Manchester patients are getting the straight teeth they want in a matter of weeks, not years. That being said, with so many options to straighten teeth available today, how do you know which is best suited to you?

By having a dental consultation with an orthodontist, Manchester patients are able to get a better idea of which treatments may be possible, along with an indication of cost and treatment time. The fact is, investing your time and money into your smile right now will almost certainly benefit you for the rest of your life.

So what options are available?

There are many popular cosmetic braces available today that promise to help move patients’ teeth quicker than has ever before. So if you’ve been searching for the fastest method for teeth straightening, Manchester residents may feel even more confused than before they started. To help with this, we’ve put together a brief guide that shows 3 of the braces we use to straighten your teeth fast and effectively.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner offers quick straightening of the front teeth. In fact, it’s been dubbed the ‘12 week wonder brace.’ This appliance means that treatment time is significantly reduced from 1 to 2 years down to 6 to 18 weeks. It works by using bows which are positioned at the front and back of the teeth. A coil spring then pushes these together using gentle pressure to move your teeth into their new position. The Inman Aligner, however, is not invisible like some of the other brace options but it is removable which means you can take it out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. Another point to keep in mind is that it’s only really suitable for mild to moderate crowding in your smile line as it only focuses on the visible front 6-8 teeth.

6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles is a discreet fixed brace that uses tooth coloured brackets and wires. This system, similar to the Inman aligner, only focuses on straightening the front 6-8 teeth and is why treatment time is much faster than other types of braces which reposition all of the teeth. This brace can be used to correct crooked and misaligned teeth, and also to close gaps. As the name of these braces would suggest, treatment generally takes no more than 6 months to complete. However, as with any brace, the exact treatment time will vary between patients and can sometimes take less. The key takeaway is to understand that with 6 Months smiles, Manchester patients will only have their visible front teeth treated, instead of the full arch. For this reason, similar to the Inman Aligner, it’s only used as a cosmetic solution for patients, instead of one that will treat more complicated cases.


While not as fast as the Inman Aligner brace or 6 Month Smiles, Invisalign has the advantage of being the least noticeable of the three because it’s almost invisible and doesn’t require the use of any metal or wires. It works by using a series of completely clear braces that are worn over the top of your teeth to gradually shift their position. The aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth and you will need to change them over yourself approximately every 2 weeks.

Similar to the Inman Aligner, these braces are always removed before eating and drinking and to brush your teeth but otherwise, it’s important to wear them for at least 20-22 hours a day.

While the duration of Invisalign treatment can vary widely, on average it usually takes between 9-18 months, depending on the type of tooth movements needed and how complicated each individual case is. The major benefit of Invisalign though is the virtual 3D plan that’s created before you start your treatment. This allows you to not only see the final outcome of your smile but also gives you a fairly accurate estimate on the length of treatment time that you can expect.

Remember though, whatever type of teeth straightening method you decide on, wearing a retainer to hold your teeth in their new position is always necessary after treatment. When discussing this with your orthodontist, Manchester patients can choose which option would suit them best, whether it be a removable retainer worn during sleep or a fixed retainer that’s bonded to the inside surface of the teeth.


With the above methods of teeth straightening, Manchester residents are able to improve both their smile and confidence quicker and/or more discreetly than ever before. If you need more information on brace systems such as 6 months Smiles Manchester, or if you would like to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for any of the above treatments, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation on 0161 660 1218 or fill in the booking form on our website www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you and straightening your smile.

6 Month Smiles Manchester – Fast Orthodontics At It's Best!

6 Month Smiles Manchester – Fast Orthodontics At It’s Best!

People often seek an orthodontist Manchester if they suffer problems with their teeth or jaws. In many cases they deal with children, however a growing number of adults are also seeking advice from our orthodontics Manchester team because they aren’t entirely happy with their smile.  Usually this isn’t because they have a major dental problem but more because they aren’t happy with the way that their teeth look when they smile.

They might for instance have a slightly gapped or flared tooth or a slight misalignment which hinders their perfect smile. In these cases our team may suggest a quick-fix solution known as 6 month smiles. Manchester patients can probably guess that this particular orthodontic appliance is designed to correct problematic teeth in approximately six months. This being the case, then aside from the time frame, how do they work and how do they differ from longer full-term treatments? Let’s take a closer look…

Similarly to long term treatments, Six Month Smiles utilises a series of titanium brackets and wires which work together to apply sustained and gentle force to move teeth. Over a period of time the teeth are pushed or pulled back into position. Where they differ from many full-term treatments is that they’re designed to move only the upper and lower front teeth that are visible when you smile.  When you seek advice from an orthodontist Manchester they will tell you that fast orthodontic treatments such as Six Month Smiles place their emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of the teeth rather than the function of the bite. Therefore if you have bite (malocclusion) problems that need addressing you’ll probably be better off opting for full/long-term treatments such as clear-fixed ceramic braces or invisible braces such as Invisalign. Conversely if you have mild teeth issues and are simply concerned with the aesthetics of your smile, then quick fix solutions such as 6 Month Smiles Manchester offer the perfect solution.

Dispelling a myth…

You may think that this type of orthodontics in Manchester involves applying greater pressure or the extreme ‘tightening’ of regular braces to get the teeth moving quicker. However this is far from the truth. Instead Six Month Smiles utilises standard orthodontic mechanics to gently move teeth, except that the emphasis is on the positioning of the teeth rather obtaining full bite function. For this reason they’re as comfortable, if not more so, than conventional full-term braces.

If you’re unhappy with your smile and are looking for an orthodontist Manchester to help, then come and talk to us about 6 month smiles. Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics are your one stop dental practice for all your dental issues, so why not book a consultation with Shi Karim and the team today. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps to restoring your great looking smile.

6 Month Smiles Manchester – What Exactly Does It Entail?

6 Month Smiles Manchester – What Exactly Does It Entail?

So you’ve read the odd lingual braces blog, or sought advice on Invisalign aligners and now feel that you need an orthodontic treatment that’s reasonably priced and delivers quicker results – something like 6 month smiles. Manchester practices will know that as a fast or accelerated orthodontics Manchester treatment it’s particularly popular; so what exactly is it and how does it work?

As the name suggests Six Month Smiles is a type of orthodontic brace that’s designed to straighten teeth within 6 months or less. It works on the same bracket and wire principle that many other brace systems have, but instead of taking 12-18 months to achieve results, short term orthodontics such as these take considerably less time. They’re discreet, comfortable to wear, and competitively priced.

As with all accelerated or fast brace treatments however, there is a trade-off. If you wear full-term orthodontic devices such as conventional braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign, then over a period of time, they’ll straighten ALL teeth no matter where they’re positioned in the mouth. On the contrary with 6 month smiles, Manchester patients will need to understand that braces such as these can only straighten the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. What’s more, orthodontics Manchester treatment involving short term systems can’t correct underlying problems such as tooth root alignment either. As a result they won’t suit everyone.

So who are 6 month smiles in Manchester good for?

They’re ideal for those adults whose teeth are in relatively good condition and whose bite function is normal. Six Month Smiles are perfect for those looking for a quick aesthetic solution to their crooked teeth and who aren’t concerned about correcting any underlying issues. This is either because they don’t have any, or they need a quick-fix solution. Candidates may be people who have an event looming and they need/want to look their best. This could be a family gathering such as a wedding or engagement, a job interview, an upcoming vacation, or even a date. In this respect accelerated braces treatments are perfect because they offer the fast solution that the patient craves.

So who are they not for?

Patients with underlying bite problems won’t benefit from 6 month smiles Manchester treatment. Nor will those looking for complete restorations, including tooth root alignment, or those with posterior molar problems. These patients are better suited to full term orthodontics such as those you may have heard about when reading a lingual braces blog.

The bottom line is that there is an orthodontics Manchester treatment available for every condition. It’s your dentist’s job to match the right treatment to the person and their requirements/needs. Whether that’s 6 Month Smiles, Manchester, Invisalign, or lingual braces, we can help. Call us on 0161 660 1218 to book a consultation today.

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.

Fastest Orthodontic Treatment – 6 Month Smiles vs Inman Aligner

Fastest Orthodontic Treatment – 6 Month Smiles vs Inman Aligner

There are many situations why you might want to opt for the fastest orthodontic treatment. It could be that you have an upcoming event and want to look your best; or alternatively, you just can’t wait that long using conventional braces to achieve your dream smile. Either way, two of the speedier treatments are the Inman Aligner Manchester and 6 Month Smiles Manchester. Certainly with the latter, the name would suggest a speedy or accelerated treatment; but just how fast are they?

Before we go into the finer details of each treatment it’s worth pointing out that accelerated or fast orthodontic treatments are quick for a reason….

While speedy braces take a fraction of the time to straighten teeth, they have their limits. They can’t for instance straighten the tooth root or correct more complex bite problems. Instead they work by concentrating their actions on the front 6 upper and lower teeth. In other words accelerated treatments are ideal for those wanting a quick-fix solution to gapped or crooked front teeth which are visible when you smile. However anything more than this and long-term braces are usually the answer.

All that said, fast braces are on the rise, so which is the fastest orthodontic treatment?

6 Month Smiles

For those looking for quick smile treatment 6 month smiles would suggest that it takes around 6 months for the brace system to work. In some cases this is true but in many cases 6 months is usually the maximum time it takes. Generally speaking the average treatment time for 6 Month Smiles Manchester is around 5 months. That’s just 20 weeks! 6 month smiles are a traditional bracket and wire brace system. The brackets and wiring are permanently fixed for the duration of your treatment and work together to move teeth back into the desired position. This form of treatment works best for patients with mild alignment problems at the front of the mouth coupled with a great bite at the back.

Inman Aligner

The other candidate for fastest orthodontic treatment is the Inman Aligner. Manchester dentists will often recommend the Inman Aligner because unlike other brace treatments it’s easily and fully removable. In fact it’s only designed to be worn for around 20 hours a day. The fact that you’re supposed to remove it when eating and drinking prevents food particles from becoming trapped. Thus making the Inman Aligner one of the best options for retaining good oral health.

Also unlike 6 Month Smiles treatment it doesn’t operate under the conventional system of brackets and wiring. Instead the aligner uses a series of springs that power two aligner bows. (One at the front of the teeth and one at the back). As one pushes the other pulls, creating a gentle squeeze-effect on the teeth. Treatment time on average takes 6-18 weeks with the average being around 12 weeks or 3 months in length.

As with 6 Month Smiles it won’t be for everyone and successful treatment depends upon the severity of the condition. However assuming that all is equal, it’s safe to say that the fastest orthodontic treatment is most definitely the Inman Aligner with 6 Month Smiles coming a close second.

If you’d like to find out more about the Inman Aligner Manchester or 6 Month Smiles Manchester then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics today. Shi Karim and the team deal with all aspects of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry including fast and long-term orthodontics. Call us now on 0161 660 1218 and book yourself a consultation. We’re looking forward to helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Inman Aligner Manchester or 6 Month Smiles – Which Is fastest?

When seeking the fastest orthodontic treatment, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a variety of accelerated orthodontic systems that fit the bill. Treatments such as the Inman Aligner Manchester and 6 month Smiles Manchester are two of the most popular; but which is the fastest? Let’s take a closer look.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of each treatment it’s worth considering why someone would choose short-term orthodontic treatment over a conventional long-term system. In essence the answer is aesthetics. For those who have relatively healthy teeth but feel that a crooked, flared, or gapped tooth or teeth is ruining their perfect smile, they might opt for fast brace treatments. As the name suggests accelerated orthodontic treatment is far quicker than longer-term treatments. However there’s a good reason for that. Speedy treatments can only deal with straightening the upper and lower teeth that are visible when you smile and not the whole mouth. What they can’t do is to facilitate underlying issues such as tooth root alignment, bite correction, and any other further dental issues. Provided that people understand this, then accelerated orthodontic treatments definitely have a place.

So getting back to the initial question – ‘Inman Aligner Manchester vs 6 Month smiles Manchester which is fastest?

Firstly let’s take 6 Month Smiles…

6 month Smiles is more of a conventional brace system that utilises tooth coloured brackets and thin wiring. This makes for quite a discreet treatment. As the name suggests treatment should take six months, but often this is the longest the treatment will take, and in most cases patients are looking at a four month turnaround.

On the contrary with the Inman Aligner, Manchester residents can expect to see results within 6 -18 weeks depending upon the severity of the issue. This is because the springs and bows of the Inman Aligner both push and pull the teeth back into position allowing for a wider range of movement at a faster speed.

So because the Inman Aligner appears to be the fastest orthodontic treatment, does this mean that it’s the best one for you?

In a word..No!

This is because what might suit one patient mightn’t suit another and it depends very much on your dental issues. Yes all speedy brace treatments can straighten teeth, however some will also correct additional problems too. This is why choosing the right orthodontic treatment isn’t always about the speed of the result, but more about the overall quality and health of their smile. In some people this might take longer to achieve than others.

To find out more about the fastest orthodontic treatments and whether 6 Month Smiles Manchester or the Inman Aligner Manchester is best for you why not contact us today so we can go through your options. To book your free, no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the orthodontics team, contact us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards restoring your great looking smile once and for all.

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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.

6 Month Smiles vs Inman Aligner Manchester - Which Is Better

6 Month Smiles vs Inman Aligner Manchester – Which Is Better?

If you’ve ever visited a smile dentist Manchester for orthodontic treatment in the past you’ll know that there are a multitude of orthodontic treatments that can help to straighten teeth, improve bite, and restore your smile. From discreet fixed brace systems such as lingual braces and 6 Month Smiles Manchester, through to removable aligner style brace systems such as Invisalign and the Inman aligner, Manchester patients can rest assured that there’s a treatment to suit both needs, requirements, and/or budget.

With this in mind, let’s take two of the most popular treatments (6 Month Smiles and the Inman aligner) and make a comparison to see which is better.

Firstly it’s worth pointing out that both the Inman aligner and 6 Month Smiles are what are known as fast or accelerated orthodontic treatments. That means that unlike other brace systems dental aesthetics can be restored in as little as 2- 6 months. But how do they directly compare?

Fixed vs removable

Unlike the Inman Aligner, the 6 Month Smiles treatment is a fixed brace system. This means that once in place it’s worn for the duration. This can make brushing and flossing more difficult as tiny food particles can become lodged in between the brackets and wiring making them difficult to shift. Conversely the Inman aligner is designed to be easily removed especially when eating, drinking, and brushing the teeth, therefore making it easier to maintain good oral health.


Many adults don’t like the thought of having to wear orthodontic braces especially if they’re visible when they talk, eat, or smile. So how do the Inman Aligner and the 6 Month Smiles Manchester  treatments stack up? The 6 Month Smiles braces are fashioned from tooth coloured brackets and wiring, which are relatively difficult to spot unless you’re close up to someone who’s wearing them. The Inman Aligner on the other hand consists of a thin bow or wire that sits right across the front of your teeth. While it’s not like wearing conventional metallic braces, it’s arguably not as discreet as the 6 Month Smiles system.

What about treatments?

Because of the way that an Inman aligner Manchester is constructed, it’s perfect for tackling mild over-crowding in the front upper and lower jaw as well as for correcting teeth alignment and teeth protrusion. Conversely the 6 Month Smiles system does all of the above, but because it has a wider range of movement, it can also successfully close tooth gaps or excess spacing.

Braces vs aligner speed

When it comes to treatment speed your smile dentist in Manchester will tell you that this depends heavily on the severity of each case. 6 Month Smiles treatment (as the name suggests) takes on average six months to complete. However final results can be seen in as little as four months or as many as nine months. The Inman Aligner on the other hand uses a push/pull system to gently move the teeth into position taking lesser time (usually between six weeks to four months till treatment completion). So when it comes to treatment speed the Inman Aligner has the edge.

So which is better?

As you can see, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages of both and choice depends on a number of factors including:

  • The type of dental problems you have
  • The speed in which you want treatment completed.
  • The visibility factor and
  • Whether you want your braces to be fixed or removable.

This being the case, it’s advisable to speak to your smile dentist Manchester who can help you find the right orthodontic treatment for you.

If you have overcrowded, crooked, uneven, or protruding teeth and would like to find out more about how 6 Month Smiles Manchester or an Inman Aligner Manchester can help you restore your smile, come and speak to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. To book an appointment either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today. On behalf of Shi Karim and the team, we look forward to welcoming you.

6 Month Smiles Manchester - What It Is And How It Works

6 Month Smiles Manchester – What It Is And How It Works?

When compared to other forms of orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign Manchester and lingual braces Manchester, 6 Month Smiles Manchester is a bit of an enigma. It might not be as discreet as lingual braces which are worn behind the teeth, or indeed aligner style orthodontics such as invisalign, but nonetheless, it’s a treatment which is proving very popular. With this in mind, what exactly is the 6 Month Smiles treatment, and how does it work?

6 Month Smiles is in essence a form of orthodontic treatment that is designed to correct and straighten the teeth which are visible when a person smiles. The system utilises tooth coloured nickel-titanium wiring and small metal brackets, which are fixed to the front of the teeth, to help correct a whole host of dental problems. Also, as the name suggests, it has the ability to correct problems within 6 months or under. This is a far cry from other orthodontic treatments that can take up to 3 years to complete.

So how does it work?

Unlike lingual braces Manchester which gently push and pull the teeth from the back, or Invisalign which place the teeth back into position using a series of a fitted trays known as aligners, 6 Month Smiles uses a combination of low force and low movement. Every time the tooth-coloured wiring is adjusted it gently and gradually pulls the teeth back into position using small movements. Over a period of 6 months, teeth are moved back into position.

What about disadvantages?

Unlike Invisalign Manchester and lingual braces, 6 Month Smiles is not designed to be a comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Instead it concentrates its efforts purely on the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. It can’t fix issues such as bite or occlusion corrections so  it isn’t the ideal solution for everyone

So who is it for?

Anyone that suffers from mild diastemas and spacing, tooth crowding, overlapping teeth, rotating teeth or extrusions/intrusions, might be an ideal candidate for 6 Month Smiles. Manchester dental practices will often recommend the treatment for use in these circumstances. Because it provides noticeable results fast, it’s ideal for those people wanting to transform their smile for a specific event. This might include a wedding or graduation, a job interview, an upcoming holiday, or even a special date.

To sum up

6 Month Smiles is an innovative cost-effective solution for those concerned purely with the aesthetics of their smile. As such it’s designed specifically to straighten the upper and lower front teeth that are visible when we smile. Treatment takes anything from 3 months to 6 months (hence the name). Unlike lingual braces Manchester or Invisalign, Manchester orthodontists will advise that they aren’t designed to fix underlying or complex dental issues, but instead are ideal for those wanting a discreet quick-fix solution.

If you’d like to find out more about 6 Month Smiles Manchester or any other orthodontic treatment, or if you’d like to book yourself a no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team, visit our website to make an appointment at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on  0161 660 1218 today.