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What Does The Inman Aligner Cost UK Patients?

What Does The Inman Aligner Cost UK Patients?

So you might have heard all the fuss about the latest in adult orthodontics and want to know what the Inman aligner cost UK patients? Here at our orthodontics Manchester practice our aligners start from as little as £1000 and as such offer patients a cheaper way of shifting teeth. That said, aside from the cost, there are several advantages that the Inman Aligner has over other adult braces in Manchester .

Surprisingly the Inman Aligner has been around for a number of years but has only recently gained popularity due to the media attention where Hollywood A-listers such as Tom Cruise and R&B star Estelle have been seen sporting them. But it isn’t just the fact that it’s been embraced by the celeb fraternity, that makes them popular. The reason is that the aligner actually does a great job and what’s more it can do it in record time!

The Inman Aligner is one of a growing number of short-term or fast orthodontics designed to concentrate on straightening the upper and lower front teeth which are visible in your smile line. It has the ability to straighten teeth in as little as 6 weeks. As such it’s often used in cases where a patient has failed to wear their retainer after previous orthodontic treatment and their teeth have fallen out of line once more. If you can relate to this then come and talk to our braces Manchester clinic at Church Road dental for advice.

So how does the Inman aligner work? 

Instead of the usual brackets and wiring that most brace appliances have, the Inman Aligner is a removable system that utilises a series of springs and bows to push and pull teeth back into position. Because opposing forces are used in unison, it creates a higher range of movement meaning that teeth are moved quicker.

Is it for everyone?

At our orthodontics Manchester practice we suggest that the Inman Aligner isn’t able to fix problems with posterior (back) teeth or major orthodontic problems. Instead, other forms of conventional fixed braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign would be better suited. That said, the Inman Aligner does what it does and it does it well and when you consider the Inman Aligner cost UK, as opposed to say Invisalign, then there really is no comparison.


To find out more about the Inman Aligner as a type of fast braces Manchester treatment, contact us today on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards straighter teeth and a happier you.

Adult Braces In Manchester – Are They Worth It?

Adult Braces In Manchester – Are They Worth It?

While many people know children who are currently wearing braces to help correct a bite or straighten teeth, not many people know of other adults who are in the same position. That’s because adult braces in Manchester have been developed extensively in recent years, yet are still relatively unknown. With this in mind, if you’re not entirely happy with your teeth, are adult braces Manchester the way forward? Our Smile dentist Manchester explains……

Provided the right type of orthodontic appliance is used, adult brace systems can treat a wide variety of problems. These include, malocclusions, overcrowding, crooked or flared teeth, and cross bites to name a few. That said, not every appliance is able to treat every treatment and appliances can either be classed as fast (in the case of accelerated orthodontics or slow (in the case of full-term treatments). Because of this you’ll need an experienced orthodontist who will decide on a particular type of appliance that will cure your dental problem and fit in with your requirements.

For instance, if you have an annoying gap in your teeth that’s visible when you smile but your remaining teeth and gums are healthy, you might want to try using accelerated braces in Manchester. These are quick-fire treatments that can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Treatments such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, and Six Month Smiles are considered some of the most popular, although there are many others.

Alternatively if you have relapsed teeth because you didn’t wear a retainer as a child after having conventional orthodontic braces, your dentist might suggest Inman Aligner braces. Manchester  patients will be pleased to know that like other fast treatments, they can take a little as a few weeks to correct any problem.

What about if you have larger underlying problems such as a bad bite or crooked back teeth? Your dentist may suggest full term treatments including conventional metal or ceramic braces. For that added discretion patients have an option of lingual braces which are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front, or Invisalign removable aligners.

Despite the various types, any smile dentist in Manchester will tell you that all orthodontic treatment straightens teeth using the same principle. This is to apply sustained gentle force using either retainers or wiring to move the teeth back into position

For those who really care about how they look, particularly in regard to their smile, adult braces Manchester are definitely worth it. They can ether be used as a quick-fix, aesthetic solution in the form of fast orthodontic treatment, or a long-term holistic solution. Either way, braces in Manchester have the ability to improve lives and boost confidence and that in many respects makes them life changing.

If you’d like to find out more about how our smile dentist Manchester can help you to create that perfect smile using the power of orthodontics, contact us on 0161 660 1218 and book yourself a no-obligation consultation today.

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Teeth Straightening Manchester – 7 Benefits of Straight Teeth

If you’ve recently visited the dentist you might have been told that you need orthodontic Manchester treatment. While it’s fair to say that wearing braces in Manchester can be a lengthy process, teeth straightening Manchester has multiple benefits, many of which are health related. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Straighter teeth help to prevent major health issues

Did you know that having straighter teeth can reduce your chances of heart disease, a stroke, or diabetes? It’s true! Crooked teeth are difficult to clean and can harbour bacteria. If the bacteria isn’t treated or eradicated it can lead to serious conditions such as those listed above.

Straighter teeth means healthier gums

When teeth are straighter the gums fit more securely around the teeth. This creates a stronger defense barrier against the possibility of periodontal (severe gum) disease. Conversely when teeth are crooked or overcrowded they don’t sit perfectly against the gums and as a result the gums can be prone to attack from bacteria. Problem gums are normally identified by an inflamed/reddened appearance.

Straighter teeth prevents excess wear

When a patient suffers from crooked or overcrowded teeth it can lead to an inefficient chewing action causing excess wear to adjacent teeth. After undergoing a period of orthodontic Manchester treatment, straighter teeth means that proper bite function is restored.

Straighter teeth reduces the risk of accidents

Protruding or crooked teeth are often exposed making them far more likely to be chipped, cracked, or broken in the event of an accident.

Straighter teeth prevents TMJD problems

When teeth aren’t straight they place excess stress on the gums and bone that supports them. This can often led to a painful condition known as TMJD. Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder is the dysfunction of the muscles used in the chewing process, the symptoms of which are usually chronic headaches, neck pain, or face/jaw pain. Thankfully orthodontic treatment such as braces Manchester can straighten teeth, therefore easing the causes of TMJD and lessening any pain.

Teeth straightening Manchester improves overall dental health

Crooked teeth can be the catalyst that causes gum disease which can attack and undermine other healthy teeth if left untreated. Ultimately periodontal disease can cause bleeding gums and mouth sores and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Teeth straightening improves confidence and self-esteem

Mental health plays an important part in our overall health. A wide range of studies have shown that by having a great looking smile, it not only increases self confidence and boosts self esteem, but ultimately it can dramatically improve our mental health.

If you’d like to find out more about how orthodontic Manchester treatment can improve your overall health then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We offer a wide range of discreet teeth straightening Manchester treatments ranging from traditional braces Manchester, through to contemporary state-of-the-art Invisalign aligners. So call us today on 0161 660 1218 to book your free consultation.

Manchester Invisalign – The Top FAQ's Answered

Manchester Invisalign – The Top FAQ’s Answered

As Manchester Invisalign braces are fast becoming the brace of choice for those with misaligned, crooked, or overcrowded teeth, more and more people are looking for information on this particular type of braces in Manchester. With this in mind we thought we’d create a post answering some of the most popular frequently asked questions. So let’s dive straight in…

Why are Invisalign aligners different?

Compared to other orthodontic braces, Manchester Invisalign are different in many ways. Firstly they don’t use brackets and tensioning wires to move teeth like conventional braces. Instead a series

of clear plastic aligners are fashioned to fit snugly over the teeth just like a gum shield. Each aligner gradually and gently pushes the teeth into a certain position before the next aligner in the sequence takes over. This continues until the teeth are finally in the right position.

Secondly, unlike conventional braces which are permanently fixed to the mouth for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign braces are designed to be removed when eating, drinking, and cleaning the teeth. This helps with better oral hygiene and makes cleaning the teeth easier

Finally unlike other braces that are visible when you smile or speak, Invisalign braces in Manchester aren’t. Because they’re made of a thin but strong type of thermo-plastic they can’t be seen by others when the wearer talks or smiles. So to all intent and purpose, they really are invisible.

What type of conditions can Manchester Invisalign treat?

Unlike other brace systems Invisalign aligners can treat a whole host of problems ranging from mild cases of protruding or crooked teeth to more serious malocclusions, overbites, and underbites. For this reason whatever your orthodontic condition it’s well worth talking to your dentist about Invisalign braces Manchester.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Some people experience a slight degree of discomfort during the first few days when changing aligners. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of force or pressure on the teeth. However after a day or so any discomfort disappears and patients are able to go about their business as usual. This is a sign that your aligners are carrying out their role of straightening the teeth.

How long does treatment take?

The main thing to note is that Invisalign orthodontic treatment is not a fast or accelerated process. Unlike brace systems such as C-Fast, Secret Smile, and Six Month Smiles, Invisalign is a holistic treatment. This means that as well as straightening the teeth that are visible it also helps to correct root positioning and bite alignment. For this reason in Manchester, Invisalign patients will typically find that they wear their aligners for around 12-18 months. However this may change depending on the severity of your condition.

Can I smoke while wearing Invisalign aligners?

Although there’s nothing to stop you from smoking while wearing your aligners, it isn’t advisable. The reason is that the tobacco will stain the aligners turning them from a crystal clear white into an a yellow colour. Clearly they will no longer be invisible and can look unsightly. Instead just like when eating or drinking, it’s advisable to remove them when smoking. Do bear in mind however that for best results, Invisalign braces in Manchester need to be worn for between 20 and 22 hours every day.

I have a crown, can I still opt for Invisalign?

It’s perfectly fine for crowns to be worn during the Invisalign process. In fact crowns can become damaged during the removal process of some fixed orthodontic treatments. Whereas because Invisalign are removable anyway, you won’t have this problem.

How much does Manchester Invisalign cost?

Because each Invisalign aligner needs to be custom made, Invisalign treatment is at the higher end of the orthodontic treatment scale. Typically costs range from £1800-£3000 but this depends on the amount of aligners you need and the severity of the problem.

If you’d like to find out more about how Invisalign braces in Manchester can benefit you then come and talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We’ve been successfully supplying and fitting people with Invisalign braces Manchester for many years, so we have the experience and the skills you need. To book your free consultation contact us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards achieving that perfect smile.

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.

Are Invisalign Braces In Manchester Worth The Cost

Are Invisalign Braces In Manchester Worth The Cost?

Are you considering Invisalign braces in Manchester? If you are it might be worth pointing out that they are one of the more expensive orthodontic treatments, ranging anywhere from £1500 to £3500. So the question is, are they really worth the cost? Firstly before we answer this let’s take a look at Invisalign braces Manchester in greater detail.

If you’re looking for a discreet type of orthodontic treatment that doesn’t show others that giveaway metallic smile, then it has to be Invisalign. Manchester dental practices throughout the area are finding that patients who need to undergo orthodontic treatment for longer periods of time will favour Invisalign because of this fact. But that’s not all… they differ in many ways and are about as far removed from conventional train track style braces as they could possibly be.

Aligner style

Firstly it’s classed as an ‘aligner style’ brace system in that it does away with the traditional brackets and wiring system that many people wear. Instead, Invisalign looks more like an invisible sports gum shield rather than a type of orthodontic treatment. Also just like a sports gum shield it happens to be worn over the teeth in a similar kind of way. Because of this design the Invisalign brace can also be removed easily by the wearer every time they eat and drink, with the idea being that it’s placed back onto the teeth immediately after.

More than one element

When you imagine orthodontic braces in Manchester, you probably think of one complete unit that’s permanently attached to the mouth for the duration of the treatment. While this is the case with the majority of brace types, with Invisalign braces, Manchester patients can have up to 48 aligners in total. Each aligner (or tray as it’s otherwise known) is designed to fit over the teeth in a specific sequence throughout the duration of the treatment. After 2 weeks the current tray is discarded, since the teeth will have moved to where they need to be, and replaced with the next one in the sequence. The severity of the dental problem is reflected by the amount of aligners that you’ll have.

Okay” I hear you say, “I get it but where does the cost come in?”

Tailor made to suit

While many braces are indeed tailored to fit the mouth of an individual patient, nothing comes close to the engineering involved in making Invisalign. Manchester patients for example will first have to undergo a whole series of  measurements and impressions of their teeth. These impressions are then sent away to a central laboratory where they’re plotted digitally. The computer image is then sent back to the dentist and the patient so that they can see at any one stage of the treatment what position their teeth should be in and how the end result will look. (A kind of virtual trial smile). If all is okay, then the lab will set to work making each individual aligner in the sequence.

Ultimately what you end up with is a carefully manufactured, almost invisible piece of craftsmanship with each aligner in the series made to fit a specific 2-3 week time period of your treatment. Not only this, because it’s designed to be removed, it gives you the flexibility (within reason) of when you want to wear it. These are the reasons why the Invisalign Aligner is one of the more expensive orthodontic treatments on the market.

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. With our experienced orthodontics team we can advise you on the most suitable braces in Manchester for you. So if you’re a little confused or overawed about braces, Manchester patients should give us a call. To book a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us on 0121 660 1218 or alternatively, make an appointment online at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk

Clear Braces Manchester – Helping More Than Just Your Smile

Clear Braces Manchester – Helping More Than Just Your Smile

For those who suffer with crooked or misaligned teeth one sure-fire way to solve the problem is to be fitted with orthodontic braces. Manchester patients have a variety of choice when it comes to wearing braces and these can range from cheap clear braces Manchester, through to modern conventional bracket and wire style systems.

Despite the fact that orthodontic treatment can successfully help with a wide variety of dental problems, it isn’t just your teeth that benefit from clear braces. Manchester patients will be pleased to know that there are also other major benefits too. Let’s take a closer look.

Gives you a real confidence boost

A smile is one of the main ways in which we interact positively with others and we also use it to express degrees of happiness. If you can’t or won’t express a smile because of the way your teeth look, you could be holding yourself back in social situations. As such it’s easy to come across to others as lacking confidence or aloof. In some circumstances people tend to withdraw from situations altogether so that they don’t have to feel embarrassed about their teeth and ultimately this can take its toll on a person’s self esteem.

What orthodontic clear braces Manchester can do is to carry out the task of straightening the teeth over a period of time, but in a discreet way. This means that eventually teeth will be straighter, the smile is restored, and so too will be some of that much needed confidence.

Helping your overall health

When your teeth don’t line up as they should it can make it difficult to bite and chew food properly. This could mean that many of the essential nutrients contained in certain foods that the body needs to thrive aren’t fully extracted. In a worst case scenario this can lead to a whole host of health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, diabetes, and temporo-mandibular disorder (TMD). Even a set of cheap clear braces Manchester has the ability to straighten the teeth to fully restore proper bite function and therefore aid proper nutrition.

Teeth become easier to clean

Misaligned teeth are considerably more difficult to keep clean as food particles often become trapped between recesses of the teeth. When this happens they become hard to access with normal brushing and flossing. As a result food debris and particles can build up which in turn can cause tooth decay. Conversely the straighter the teeth the easier they are to clean and floss and ultimately the healthier your teeth will remain.

If you’re considering adult orthodontic braces Manchester then come and talk to our clear braces Manchester clinic at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We offer a wide range of treatments from cheap clear braces Manchester through to state-of-the-art treatments such as Invisalign. Why not make an appointment with Shi Karim and the team to see just how we can help. To book yours either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk  or contact us directly on  0161 660 1218

Invisalign Offers Manchester - An Alternative To Metal Braces

Invisalign Offers Manchester – An Alternative To Metal Braces

Unlike metal style braces, or clear fixed braces Manchester, Invisalign offers Manchester patients the chance to opt for the most contemporary braces Manchester clinics have. Despite the fact that they’re considerably more expensive than more conventional orthodontic treatments, many patients are swayed by their advantages. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.


As the name suggests Invisalign braces are about as discreet as braces can be. Instead of a conventional bracket and wiring style fixing that most people associate with orthodontic treatment, Invisalign offers an alternative ‘aligner style’ solution. Here a series of unique and interchangeable plastic aligners are worn over the teeth rather like a gum shield. They work in exactly the same principle as other brace systems, in that they coax the teeth back into their correct position, by applying gentle and continual pressure. However because the plastic aligners negate the need for visible fixings, they’re incredibly discreet. Therefore for adults who feel self conscious about having a mouth full of metal, Invisalign offers Manchester patients an ideal solution.

They’re easily removable

Unlike conventional metal braces or clear fixed braces Manchester, Invisalign aligners are easily removable. They’re designed this way so that patients can take them out when eating and cleaning their teeth. One of the issues with fixed-style brace systems is that food particles can get lodged in between the fixings, and wearing them can also make it difficult to clean and floss teeth properly and thoroughly. That said, Invisalign braces still need to be worn for around 22 hours a day to be effective. However because of their ease of removal, patients do need a certain amount of will-power if they’re going to get the best out of the treatment.

Less time consuming

Metal style braces, and many clear fixed braces for that matter, usually need adjusting every 2-3 weeks. Normally this is done back at the dental practice. On the contrary, when a patient needs to swap their existing aligner for the next one in the sequence, it can easily be carried out at home by the wearer. Ultimately this means that instead of dental visits every 2-3 weeks, Invisalign patients only need to visit the dentist every 5-6 weeks for ongoing check-ups, so it’s far less time consuming.

Unlikely to cause irritation

Metal style braces in Manchester often contain sharp parts which can irritate the gum. This is why a wearer might have to return to the clinic when first fitted to get it right. Conversely, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic with no sharp edges, so they offer a more comfortable wearing experience.

As you can see Invisalign offers Manchester patients a refreshing alternative to metal braces and clear fixed braces Manchester. So if you’d like to try a different approach to conventional orthodontic braces, Manchester patients can come and talk to us about Invisalign. To book a no-obligation consultation you can ether contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk.  Remember don’t let your crooked teeth zap your confidence. Start the ball rolling towards restoring your great looking smile today.

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Braces Manchester – 5 Advantages of Invisalign Over Braces

Although there are many techniques that orthodontists can use to straighten teeth, Invisalign offers Manchester patients a radically new approach. For those looking to get away from the conventional bracket and wiring style of standard braces, Manchester residents really should consider Invisalign as a form of teeth straightening, and here’s why…

Improved overall appearance

Let’s face it, conventional metal style braces in Manchester aren’t exactly known for their discretion. You may have worn them yourself as a child or you probably know someone else that did. Either way, it was glaringly obvious that this type of brace was far from discreet as whenever the person smiled all you saw was a mouth full of metal. For this reason they’re not ideal, especially if as an adult you’re looking for something a little less obtrusive. Conversely Invisalign fits the bill perfectly. Because treatment involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners which fit over the teeth like a gum shield, Invisalign offers Manchester adults the chance to undergo continuing orthodontic treatment without any unsightly brackets or wiring. This means that they won’t feel awkward or embarrassed when interacting with other people.

They’re removable

Although there are other removable brace systems on the market such as the Inman Aligner, they’re not as convenient as Invisalign aligners which are designed specifically to easily slip on and off over the teeth. Why are removable brace systems deemed advantageous over the fixed variety? In a word hygiene. Often with clear or metal style fixed braces, tiny food particles can become lodged in between the wiring, making the area difficult to access with a toothbrush. Failure to eradicate food particles or debris from the teeth can result in plaque build up. If left, the bacteria contained within plaque can attack the gum, leading to gum disease. Conversely dental patients who opt for Invisalign are instructed to remove their aligners when eating and cleaning teeth, therefore lessening the chance of gum disease.


As with any braces, Manchester residents will need time to get used to wearing them and Invisalign are no exception. However unlike most other styles of braces, they don’t include any sharp edges or brackets, which may in some cases cause prolonged discomfort, especially if they’re not fitted correctly. Instead, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic which is both smooth and comfortable.

Tackles a whole host of dental problems

Some orthodontic treatments (particularly the accelerated kind) such as C-Fast, 6 Month Smiles, and Secret Smiles, are designed to treat just the visible upper and lower teeth that can be seen when the patient smiles. Although they may be the perfect solution for those simply looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile, they aren’t designed to tackle more complex dental cases. Invisalign, on the other hand, are designed to treat a whole host of dental problems.

Great expectations

Finally, because Invisalign aligners involve undergoing computerised treatment planning everything is mapped out virtually. Since everything is meticulously planned it does away with the ‘suck it and see’ approach that other orthodontic treatments have. This means that both the patient and the dentist should know exactly how long their treatment needs to be to achieve the desired results and how their teeth should look at various stages along the way.

As you can see, Invisalign offers Manchester patients 5 great advantages over other types of braces in Manchester, so if you’d like to find out more information about these or indeed any other type of braces, Manchester based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk today and take the first step towards restoring your great looking smile.