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Manchester Invisalign

The Top 10 Interesting Facts about Manchester Invisalign

With orthodontists in the UK reporting a 75% increase in adults receiving braces, why don’t we see more people wearing them?

The answer?

Because many people are opting for Invisalign. Manchester patients, for example, are choosing more discreet options of teeth straightening such as Invisalign, because it doesn’t disrupt their lifestyle. As a result, clear view braces like Invisalign are a popular choice among patients today. With this in mind let’s dive right in and take a look at the top 10 facts you need to know about this particular brace system.

1. They’re discreet

For many of our patients in Manchester, Invisalign is chosen because they don’t want anyone to know they’re wearing braces. Invisalign works by using a series of clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made and worn over the top of your teeth. Compared to traditional braces using metal wires and brackets, these clear view braces are barely noticeable and most patients can complete treatment without anyone knowing.

2. Easy to maintain

Invisalign is easy to care for and only takes just a few minutes a day to maintain. The aligners have to be removed whenever you eat or drink. During this time, you simply store them in the container provided, or a glass of water in order to prevent saliva drying on them. Each night before bed, simply clean the aligners to keep them looking fresh and clear.

3. It’s affordable

Braces of any kind usually require a financial investment. What’s interesting to note though, is that Invisalign aligners are very similar in cost to conventional metal braces and can be worn from as little as £29 per month. Here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we offer a no-obligation free consultation. This way, you can learn more about Invisalign and decide if it’s suitable for you before committing.

4. Comfortable to wear

Wearing braces shouldn’t have to impact your life. Invisalign aligners are made with comfort in mind so that your life can continue as normal. They’re custom-made and trimmed to your exact gum line, enabling you to comfortably wear your brace for the recommended 22 hours a day without any disruption.

5. Quick Appointments

During your treatment, you’ll need to visit us approximately once every 6-8 weeks so we can give you the next set of aligners and also check the progress of your treatment. With Invisalign, Manchester patients will find that their appointment times are quicker than traditional braces because no adjustments need to be made to wires or brackets. This means less time will be spent in the dental chair means less impact on your schedule.

6. No dietary restrictions

With metal braces, patients are warned to stay away from a few different types of food. This is because they can get caught in the braces, are hard to clean or even damage the wires and brackets. That’s not the case with Invisalign. Manchester patients can continue to enjoy all their favourite food because the aligners are removed when eating and drinking. Of course, it’s still important to brush and floss your teeth after each meal or before inserting your clear view braces again in order to maintain good oral hygiene.

7. Provides great results

We treat many patients who get the results they’ve always wanted with Invisalign. It really works. In fact, from day one it’s boasted a 96% satisfaction rate. It gives people a renewed sense of confidence and happiness in their appearance.

8. Founded in 1997

Align Technology (the company that manufactures Invisalign) was founded back in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth in California. Before Invisalign was invented, wearing traditional bracket and wire braces were pretty much the only option available to get straighter teeth.

9. Retention is needed

In order to guarantee a lifetime of straight smiles, you must be committed to wearing a retainer, whether fixed or removable, to hold your teeth in their new position after your treatment is complete. Unfortunately, roughly 25% of patients who’ve worn braces end up undergoing treatment a second time because they failed to wear their retainers as instructed!

10. BPA free

Invisalign aligners and retainers don’t contain bisphenol-A. Instead, they’re made with medical grade polyurethane resins. They pass all the tests for biocompatibility and regulatory requirements which make them totally safe for dental wear.


If you’d like to find out more about clear view braces such as Invisalign, Manchester residents are encouraged to make an appointment with our team here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Remember, if it’s total discretion you’re after, Manchester, Invisalign might just be the option for you. To find out, book an appointment with us by visiting our website or contacting us directly on 0161 660 1218.

Orthodontic Manchester

Orthodontic Manchester Treatment – Understanding Teeth Braces

When you’re told you might need orthodontic Manchester treatment it can seem pretty daunting and you’ll probably want a lot more information before deciding whether or not to go ahead. For instance, we’re frequently answering questions such as “Does wearing braces in Manchester hurt?” or “How long does Invisalign Manchester take to work?” That said we know that having a good understanding of how teeth braces work and how they can help you, makes the process much less daunting and can better prepare you for your orthodontic journey towards a healthier smile. With this in mind, here are some of the most common FAQ’s answered.

Is there an ideal age for orthodontic treatment?

Chronologically speaking there is no specific age when it’s best to get braces. The fact is that whether you’re nine or ninety, teeth can be moved at any age with the right treatment. That said, adult teeth may take slightly longer to move because they have denser bone mass and a lower metabolic rate and there are certain things that cannot be accomplished once the jaw stops fully growing. Therefore children between the ages of ten and fifteen are considered the best age to incorporate any early orthodontic intervention, but adults can still benefit greatly.

Does wearing teeth braces hurt?

With advancements in technology orthodontic braces in Manchester have been made smaller and are more comfortable than their predecessors. For example, with Invisalign, Manchester patients get to wear invisible lightweight aligners which are designed to be fully removable. This is in contrast to the heavier metal style braces of old which were permanently attached to the teeth. As such, problems such as catching on the tongue and rubbing on the gum are now pretty much eradicated. That said, where patients may feel some slight discomfort is when the braces have just been adjusted or (in the case of Invisalign) a new aligner fitted. This usually lasts for a few days only and can normally be brought under control using over-the-counter painkillers.

How long does orthodontic Manchester treatment last?

Orthodontic treatment in Manchester varies from one patient to another depending on the severity of their condition. As a result, there is no set time. In cases where a patient has a slight aesthetic problem with their smile such as a crooked or unevenly spaced front tooth, then they may only need fast or accelerated orthodontic treatment. In this case, it may take as little as 6-12 weeks. Conversely, if a patent has more severe malocclusions then treatment can take 2-3 years. Generally speaking, for short-term treatment the average is 4-6 months and for longer term treatment the average wear time is 18 months.

Can I eat a normal diet?

In essence, the answer is yes, but you may want to avoid certain hard or sticky foods. Sticky foods such as toffee can cause damage because it can stick to your tooth braces and cause tooth decay. Whereas harder foods such as boiled sweets, raw carrots, and ice cubes have been known to break teeth braces. In addition, avoiding foods which are high in sugar is a good idea because plaque can get lodged in between the braces making it harder to reach with a normal toothbrush. As a result in some cases, tooth decay can occur. That said, braces such as the Inman Aligner and Invisalign Manchester are designed to be removed every time you eat and drink. This means that wearers can continue to eat what they like provided they brush their teeth before placing the aligner back in the mouth.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist once treatment is underway?

Once your braces in Manchester have been fitted you can expect to return to the practice every 4-6 weeks for adjustment. Even with removable aligners such as Invisalign, which are replaced every two weeks by the patient, they can still expect to return to the practice periodically for progress checks to ensure that teeth are moving where and how they should be. This way any problems or issues can be addressed early on before they become complicated to fix.

Do I have to wear a mouthful of metal?

The good news is that orthodontic Manchester treatment has evolved over the past decade or so and nowadays orthodontic manufacturers recognise the need for discretion. After all, not everyone wants to be seen sporting a mouth full of metal. Appliances such as lingual braces which are worn behind the teeth and the clear acrylic nature of Invisalign means that in these cases, the only people needing to know about your braces is you and your orthodontist. Ceramic braces using tooth coloured brackets and wiring are also popular and can help eradicate that metal smile.

So can I lead a normal life?

Absolutely yes! Modern day braces in Manchester allow you to do exactly that. There’s nothing to stop people from leading a normal healthy life as you should still be able to exercise and play a sport. That said for certain contact sports such as rugby or American football, it’s advisable for patients to wear a mouth guard. In addition (especially with removable braces) patients are advised to clean their teeth after every meal. However aside from that there really shouldn’t be a problem.

Will I need a retainer after treatment?

Yes! Retainers are an integral part of the overall treatment and they continue to keep the teeth straight once treatment is complete. Moreover, they help the muscles and tissues adapt to the new position so that the teeth don’t revert to their previous form. Depending on the degree and seriousness of your condition, your retainer may at first have to be worn permanently for several months, but after a period of time, it may only need to be worn on some occasions at night. Either way, your orthodontist will advise you on the best course of action when your treatment is coming to an end, so don’t worry!


So there you have it. Hopefully, this has answered some of the most frequently asked questions enabling you to have a better understanding of orthodontic Manchester treatment and what it entails. If you’d like to know more about Invisalign Manchester, or any other type of braces in Manchester then book yourself a consultation with Dr. Karim and the team at Church Road Dental. Remember you shouldn’t have to endure a less than perfect smile, so to make an appointment pick up the phone and dial 0161 660 1218 today.

Invisible Braces – What Are They And How They Can Help

Invisible Braces – What Are They And How They Can Help

It’s fair to say that for most people dental braces have a certain stigma attached to them. Whether it was because they had to endure wearing them as a child, or whether they knew someone that was continually called names like ‘brace face‘ or ‘metal mouth‘, the thought of having to go through orthodontic treatment as an adult is enough to put many people off. For this reason, a whole host of invisible braces and clear fixed braces were invented to ensure that adults could get the treatment they need. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Lingual braces

If you saw pictures of  a mouth with both lingual braces before and after pictures it’s fair to say that you would definitely notice the difference. Yet we’d also wager that during the treatment you wouldn’t even notice that the person in question was wearing them. Why? Because they’re incredibly discreet. Whereas conventional braces are designed to fix to the front of your teeth by means of brackets and wiring, lingual braces attach at the back of the teeth. This means that patients can smile, speak, and eat without people ever knowing that they’re wearing them. What’s more, their orthodontic treatment can continue in complete discretion.

Clear fixed braces

In essence, clear fixed braces are similar to conventional metal-style braces in that brackets are attached to the front of the teeth and wires threaded through; except this time, rather than being metal, the brackets are a white ceramic colour and the wiring is both thinner and tooth coloured for a more discreet feel. Similarly to conventional braces, clear fixed braces can fix a number of tooth problems including tooth overcrowding, irregular tooth spacing, and tooth alignment issues.

Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners are about as far removed from traditional braces as you can get. Otherwise known as invisible braces, these aligner style appliances have many differences. Unlike conventional brace systems, they’re designed to be fully removable. In addition, rather than one appliance lasting for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign treatment consists of a number of aligners which are worn sequentially and changed every two weeks. Perhaps the best thing about Invisalign is that they do away with brackets and wiring altogether in favour of clear acrylic trays which are worn over the teeth like a gum shield. Because of their transparency Invisalign braces really are virtually invisible to anyone else but you.


If you’d like to find out more about lingual braces before and after, invisible braces, or clear fixed braces then come and talk to the orthodontics team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. To book an appointment contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards restoring that perfect smile.

Clear View Braces – Are They Better Than Invisalign?

Clear View Braces – Are They Better Than Invisalign?

When it comes to orthodontic treatment in Manchester, Invisalign aligners are often considered the ultimate in adult brace systems; but are they really better than more conventional clear view braces? Let’s take a closer look.

Let’s face it, even those adults who would benefit greatly from the type of fastest orthodontic treatment never go through with it because they are put off by the way that braces look when attached to the teeth. Now however, patients have the option of Invisalign.

Prior to 1998 when Invisalign burst onto the scene, the only alternative to metal style braces were fixed clear view ceramic braces or lingual braces, which were worn on the inside of the teeth. Although more discreet than say the metal variety, they could still be seen when the patient smiled or spoke. Now for the first time patients could have their teeth straightened without any unsightly wires or bracketing. Utilising a series of clear plastic aligners, each Invisalign aligner is designed to be worn over the teeth just like a gum shield. What’s more, unlike traditional style orthodontic treatment, each invisible aligner is designed to be easily removed.

So the question is…. Why then do dentists still use clear braces when on the surface of it, Manchester Invisalign appears to be so much better?

The main reason is that despite all the advancements in technology, Invisalign are arguably bio-metrically inferior to more traditional types of clear view braces. Some dentists suggest that it’s more difficult for plastic shells to create the complex forces of movement needed to properly align both the tooth and the tooth root. For this reason many dentists still prefer to use conventional brackets and wiring to correct more complex or severe cases and/or those requiring the fastest orthodontic treatment.

So to sum up…

Manchester Invisalign is radically different from any other type of orthodontic treatment and has revolutionised the way we think about adult braces. In most mild to moderate cases it presents the perfect longer-term solution for those people who want a better looking smile, but don’t want to go through the hassle of having a mouth full of metal. For this reason, Invisalign is very popular. However for those with more severe orthodontic problems, or those looking for a quick-fix solution, then traditional metal style braces or ceramic clear view braces are arguably the better option.

To find out more about the right type of orthodontic treatment for you, why not book a consultation with the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. To make an appointment call us on 0161 660 1218 and take the first steps towards achieving a great looking smile.

Clear Braces UK – How They Straighten Teeth

Clear Braces UK – How They Straighten Teeth

You only have to look at pictures of teeth braces before and after to know that they work. However  despite the fact that orthodontic treatments are known to improve teeth, many adults are put off from wearing them. It seems that the thought of seeing drastic improvements in a smile from braces before and after isn’t enough for some to seek the treatment they need. Why? Because people still visualise having to put up with a mouthful of metal for months, even years on end. However with clear braces, UK this perception couldn’t be further from the truth. So what are clear braces and how do they straighten teeth?

As the name suggests clear braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that are designed to be discreet. Made from a clear plastic acrylic, they’re a million miles away from the bracket and wiring style treatments that we all know. In fact when a patient wears them, in most cases, others won’t know about it unless the person tells them. It’s true! Clear braces UK do away with traditional bracket and wiring systems to move teeth in favour of clear removable plastic aligners. In fact, because there are no signs of tell tale wires or brackets,wearers can speak and smile with confidence.

While most people are aware of how conventional braces straighten teeth, they probably aren’t so sure how clear braces straighten teeth. Let’s take a closer look…

The first difference is that instead of utilising one appliance for the duration of the treatment, clear aligners utilise a whole series of appliances (sometimes as many as 48 over a 2-3 year period) to achieve that perfect braces before and after look.

The second difference is that rather than utilise tensioning wires to move teeth back into position the movement is carried out by natural force. Each aligner is designed to be worn over the teeth like a gum shield. As it does so the aligner gently forces the teeth to fill the position inside the aligner space. Once this position is filled (usually every two weeks) that aligner has done it’s job and is discarded in favour of the next aligner in the series. When the next one is worn it forces the teeth to take up the next position. Movement is usually very slight (often only 1/10mm per aligner) but over a period of time, the teeth return to their naturally straighter position, giving the patient that all important teeth braces before and after look.

If you’d like to find out more about clear braces UK and how they can help to discreetly restore a confident looking smile, then contact Church Road Dental on 0161 660 1218 today.

Clear Braces UK – What Exactly Are They And Why Wear Them?

Clear Braces UK – What Exactly Are They And Why Wear Them?

While it’s true that Inman Aligner cost is considerably cheaper than clear braces UK, the fact is that clear brace treatments such as Invisalign offer a holistic long-term approach to teeth straightening. Just like lingual braces, before and after pictures often show amazing transformations; but what exactly are clear braces and why wear them? Let’s take a closer look.

As the name suggests clear orthodontic braces are exactly that. Unlike other forms of orthodontic appliance such as lingual braces, which are worn behind the teeth and are designed to be discreet, clear braces such as Invisalign are virtually invisible. This means that for many adults they can wear braces without revealing a mouth full of metal every time they smile. This is often the stumbling block that prevents many patients from wearing orthodontic appliances.

Invisalign braces are made using a clear top quality medical grade polyurethane resin and are worn over the teeth just like a gum shield. They don’t utilise brackets and tensioning wire in order to straighten teeth, instead they rely on the individual design of each aligner. Because there are no tell- tale brackets and wiring, it makes them far easier to be discreet. The result is that people won’t even know that you’re wearing them.

They’re removable

Although discretion is a big part of why patients opt for Invisalign clear braces UK, there are other reasons too. Perhaps the biggest reason is that they are designed to be removable. Even in the case of discreet forms of orthodontic treatment such as lingual braces, before and after treatment will entail a fixed form of braces which are worn for the entire duration of the treatment. On the contrary, the Invisalign system involves a whole series of aligners (sometimes as many as 48) which are designed to be changed by the patient every two weeks.

The idea is that each aligner moves the teeth a small fraction and then it’s discarded and changed for the subsequent one in the series. Ultimately because they are removable, the patient is in full control, and therefore it’s argued that clear braces such as Invisalign can fit better into a patient’s lifestyle. While the Inman Aligner cost is cheaper and also fully removable, it’s certainly not as discreet and it can’t treat back teeth, or align tooth roots like the Invisalign Aligner can. In this regard you could say that Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment for the modern age.

If you’d like to talk to us about fixed or removable forms of discreet orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign Clear braces UK, or lingual braces, before and after treatments will be explained during a no-obligation consultation. Why not book yours today and take the first steps towards restoring that perfect smile. To find out more contact us 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.

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.

Invisalign Manchester vs Veneers – The Best Way To Straighten teeth

Invisalign Manchester vs Veneers – The Best Way To Straighten teeth

As an experienced orthodontist Manchester, we offer our adult patients a multitude of ways in which they can straighten teeth. The only issue is deciding which to use and which will give the patient the best results. Invisalign Manchester and porcelain veneers are both good options for straightening teeth and while the latter isn’t a specific orthodontic treatment per se, it’s often referred to as instant orthodontics. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at what Invisalign clear braces offers Manchester patients vs porcelain veneers.

So how do they straighten teeth?

Both are very different from conventional teeth straightening options. Invisalign for example doesn’t utilise brackets and wiring but instead relies on a series of clear plastic (invisible) aligners which are worn over the teeth like a gum shield. Each aligner in the series is designed to move the teeth a specific amount before it’s changed (usually every two weeks) for the next one. This continues until the final aligner is worn and the teeth are straight.

Similarly veneers also offer a different approach to straightening teeth. This time rather than physically moving them, the teeth are covered over and reshaped using a thin porcelain layer. This sits on top of the problem tooth giving you the appearance of straighter teeth and a better smile.

Advantages of Invisalign treatment

The main advantage that clear braces offers Manchester patients over porcelain veneers is that the whole natural tooth is preserved. This is good if you have an excessive or imbalanced bite which forces greater pressure through your affected teeth. On the contrary in order for veneers to be placed a thin layer of your natural tooth needs to be shaved off in order for the veneer to sit flush with the remaining teeth. Another benefit of Invisalign Manchester is that they actually correct the movement of tooth and the tooth root rather than masking over the problem cosmetically.

The advantages of veneers

Primarily the main advantage of veneers is that problems can be fixed within just one or two dental sittings, whereas Invisalign aligners can take up to two years to correct, depending upon the severity of the problem. Another advantage of course is that veneers don’t just straighten teeth, they can help with a whole host of other dental problems including masking badly discoloured teeth or helping with small (peg lateral) teeth. Finally unlike all other brace systems including Invisalign there’s no need to wear a retainer. Because the tooth root isn’t touched or moved, there’s no tendency for it to want to shift back.

As an orthodontist Manchester the good news for many patients is that they don’t always have to make a decision. In other words it doesn’t have to be an either/or choice. You can for example utilise Invisalign Manchester to move your teeth first of all and then use a porcelain veneer to mask a badly stained tooth that won’t respond to normal teeth whitening treatment.

Talk to us today about what veneers and clear braces offers Manchester patients today. To schedule an appointment call Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 660 1218.

What Clear Braces Offers Manchester Patients In 2016

What Clear Braces Offers Manchester Patients In 2016

In the 21st century, orthodontic treatment is a world away from the metal style braces of old, and none more so than Invisalign. Manchester adults who need orthodontic help for example, no longer need to display a mouthful of metal every time they smile or speak, and that’s what Invisalign offers Manchester patients. So what exactly are they and how do they work?

Clear braces offers Manchester patients discretion

Just like any other form of orthodontic treatment the Invisalign system moves teeth by applying continued and gentle pressure. However that’s where the similarities end. Instead of just one brace being worn for the entire length of the treatment, Invisalign involves a series of clear acrylic aligners that are worn over the teeth, just like a mouth guard. As the name suggests they’re virtually invisible. In fact, the only person who need know you’re wearing them is you!

So how do they work?

Unlike conventional orthodontic treatment which relies on tensioning wires to push and pull teeth back into position, the way that Invisalign straightens teeth is via the aligners themselves. Before patients embark on their orthodontic journey, a series of impressions and scans are taken which are then used to construct your bespoke aligners. Each aligner is designed to be worn in a sequence and will move the teeth a small fraction (normally 1/10mm). When the time is up and the aligner has done it’s job (usually 2 weeks) it’s changed for the next one in the series, which will then move the teeth a fraction more. This continues throughout the length of the treatment until the teeth have finally reached their desired position.

Fully and easily removable

In addition you may have already picked up on the fact that Invisalign aligners are designed to be fully and easily removable. In fact for best results Invisalign Manchester aligners should always be removed when eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth. Primarily this is so that the aligners keep their crystal clear colour and are not tainted by food and drink stains, but also because of hygiene purposes. Removing them before eating means that any food particles left behind can easily be brushed away before returning the aligners to the mouth. Do bear in mind however that for the clear braces to do their job of straightening teeth, they need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, so when you take them out, remember to put them back soon after.

So what can Invisalign offer patients?

Clear braces offers manchester patients the chance to undergo orthodontic treatment without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. The aligner system also gives patients the flexibility to be in control of their own treatment, allowing them to carry on with their everyday lifestyle. Finally, Invisalign offers Manchester patients a comfortable way to receive the orthodontic treatment they need without having to deal with sharp edges of conventional braces that plague many wearers.

To find out more about Invisalign Manchester and how it can benefit you in 2016 contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 01621 660 1218 today. Dr Shi Karim and the team are happy to assist.