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Braces in Manchester – Deciding On Braces For Orthodontics

When it comes to making a decision about which types of braces in Manchester to choose for your orthodontic treatment there are several factors to consider. Your age and the cost will naturally have some bearing on your decision but one of the exciting things about modern day orthodontics is the wide variety of braces available. With styles of braces including metal, ceramic, removable, fast, behind the teeth, invisible and clear, such as the Inman Aligner,  Manchester patients are sure to find a style that fits their dental needs, lifestyle, and budget.

When it comes to orthodontics, it’s important to know that you’re never too old for braces. Manchester residents of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and with people living longer than ever before, then it makes sense to correct dental problems to keep your oral health in tip top condition.

Your orthodontist will be able to recommend the type of braces which are most suited to your dental needs and/or budget but before having to make a choice, let’s take a look at some of the types of braces that are available and learn a little bit more about them.

Metal Braces

These are the most common braces and which most people tend to associate with the term ‘braces’. Most people will be familiar with these braces which fill the mouth with a mixture of brackets and wires. Children seem to love them especially since the wires can be coloured to match their favourite football team but understandably most adults and older teens are reluctant to wear this style of brace.

Ceramic Braces

These are very similar to the traditional metal braces and are about the same size and shape. However, they vary in as much as the brackets are made from tooth coloured ceramic connected with tooth coloured wires, so they’re not as noticeable. If you’re on a tight budget but want a brace which is relatively discreet, then these could work for you.

Lingual Braces

These are one of the most modern styles of braces in Manchester. They use metal brackets and wires which fit behind the teeth rather than in front of them. They focus on aligning the teeth and correcting the bite and are considered less damaging to the teeth than most other types of brace. This is simply because it’s easier to brush your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. They can be uncomfortable at first and require several visits to the dentist for tightening, but even though they’re one of the more expensive types of braces, they’re popular because they can’t be seen. If discretion is at the top of your list, then these braces are to all intents and purpose, totally invisible.

Inman Aligner Manchester – This is a type of removable dental fitting that our experienced orthodontics team use to straighten the front teeth. It can be used as a stand alone treatment but is often used to prepare the teeth before applying another cosmetic treatment such as bonding or veneers. It works by pushing and pulling the teeth into their required positions using a titanium coil spring which supports opposing aligner bows. Results can be seen in as little as 6-18 weeks.

Invisalign – Aligner systems such as Invisalign involve wearing a series of custom clear plastic moulds which are fitted to the teeth every two weeks as treatment progresses. Because they can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth, and are virtually invisible, they’re again a popular choice for adults.

Other types of braces Manchester patients may be interested in are those which focus more on improving the appearance of their smile rather than on correcting the bite. These are often used on just a few teeth and treatment time is considerably shorter than for most orthodontic treatments. These include Six Month Smiles, Secret Smile and Cfast.

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment and considering braces in Manchester, then we can help. We offer a free consultation whereby we can discuss your dental needs and recommend the types of braces best suited to your situation. To book your consultation call us today on 0161 660 1218 or book online at our website at Trust us to get you smiling again.