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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 We look forward to meeting you and helping you to wear your new smile with pride.

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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 We look forward to meeting you and straightening your smile.

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Inman Aligner Cost – A Guide to the Inman Aligner

If you’ve ever read a lingual braces blog, or have sought information about clear braces Manchester or Inman Aligner cost, you’ll know that there are a wide variety of treatments available to straighten teeth. Some braces are discreet while other are invisible. Others are long-term while some are super speedy, and some braces are attached to the inside of the teeth while others adopt the more conventional approach of showing a mouth full of metal every time you smile. There are conventional treatments, modern alternatives, and some that don’t even look like teeth braces at all. In fact, at the very least you could say that the amount of choice is bewildering. While it’s true that there isn’t one particular appliance to benefit every person in every situation, there’s one orthodontic system that saves a great deal of time and that’s the Inman Aligner.

So what exactly is the Inman Aligner?

In the past, the only option for those seeking teeth straightening treatment was to wear those all too familiar metal braces. You know…the ones that used to catch the sunlight when the person smiled, almost blinding you. For children and teens this wasn’t, and still isn’t, so much of a big deal. After all, those are the years where most of us appear a little gawky; but what if you’re an adult? What if you have a job where you regularly meet with clients? Or suppose you have an active social life and don’t particularly want to have brackets attached to your teeth for the next 18 months-2 years? For these reasons, it’s understandable why people take the other route and choose to put up and shut up about their crooked teeth instead.

The Inman Aligner, however, has changed all that. Nowadays, not only can patients wear an orthodontic appliance that’s discreet, but even better they don’t have to permanently wear it for the next 2 years. In fact, it’s designed to be fully and easily removable and what’s more, the average treatment time is around 4 months.

So if it isn’t permanently fixed to the teeth, how does it work?

If you’ve ever read a lingual braces blog, you’ll know that even appliances that are fitted to the inside of the teeth are attached with brackets and wiring. In essence, every time the appliance is adjusted it exerts pressure on the teeth to move them in the right direction. So how then do an appliance without these features and one which is designed to be fully removable work? The answer? Springs and bows!

A series of coiled nickel-titanium springs are utilised to move two bows or bars (one at the back of the teeth and one at the front). The springs work in conjunction to add opposing forces to the bars eg, one pulls while the other pushes. This causes the bows to gently squeeze the teeth and as they apply gentle pressure, they’re moved back into position. Ultimately the springs and bows give a greater range of movement which is why they’re able to move teeth fast.

That’s great” I hear you say “Now I can get my whole smile straightened in super quick time

Not so fast!” There is a small catch, or rather a caveat….

Unlike conventional full-term appliances or other types of clear braces, Manchester patients should note that the Inman Aligner is only designed to straighten the upper and lower front teeth which are visible when you smile. It can’t straighten posterior or back teeth. This I guess is the compromise or Inman Aligner cost!

Is this a compromise too far?

Well, no not really! You see, many people are looking for simple cosmetic fixes to improve their smile and don’t particularly want to be shackled into a metal style brace system for years on end to achieve this. It could be that they have an upcoming family event such as a wedding and want to look their best. Alternatively, they might want to start dating again after some time out or have an impending job interview where first impressions count. Whatever the scenario, the Inman Aligner gives them the opportunity to achieve a straighter smile fast with minimal disruption in the meantime. In fact for any adult or teenager who is in need of mild to moderate orthodontic work, there is nothing better than the Inman Aligner.

So what about looks, after all, they’re not invisible like certain clear braces in Manchester? True, but these tend to cost more and take longer to achieve similar results. That said all people may see is a very thin metal bar which runs across the front of the teeth. That’s even if you choose to show them because remember, the Inman Aligner isn’t designed to be permanently fixed. Instead for optimum results it’s best worn for 16-20 hours a day and should be removed when eating and drinking. So for a more versatile orthodontic solution, the Inman Aligner is perfect.


If you’ve been seeking information on a lingual braces blog, or have previously been looking at clear braces such as Invisalign, it’s fair to say that the Inman Aligner offers a clear alternative. To find out if you’re a good candidate, or to discuss Inman Aligner cost then don’t hesitate to book a consultation with Dr. Shi Karim and the team. Phone us on 0161 486 0743 or fill in the booking form on our website. On behalf of Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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How To Improve Your Smile – Manchester Ortho Treatment Can Help

Looking to improve your smile? Manchester orthodontic treatment can help!

Not everyone is born with the perfect smile. For some people, a crooked smile can have a negative impact on their confidence, while for others, bite problems and other abnormalities can affect the way that food is chewed, which in turn can affect their overall health. Thankfully with a wide range of orthodontic treatment on offer, no one should have to suffer from a less than perfect, fully functioning smile.

The good news is that nowadays, teeth braces aren’t simply confined to metal style braces that we all remember as children. Instead, if you want discreet orthodontics that fit in with your lifestyle, then aligner style treatments such as Invisalign offers a balance of comfort and discretion. Alternatively, if you’re seeking a quick-fix solution then you might want to consider the Inman Aligner. Manchester patients can have straighter teeth in as little as 12 weeks.

Orthodontic treatment – No longer a stigma

Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and/or teenagers. In fact, modern day brace systems can help people of all ages. Yet despite this, one of the leading reasons that adults put up with crooked or misaligned teeth is that they don’t want to be seen sporting a mouth full of metal. However, as already stated above, it doesn’t have to be this way and there are a number of orthodontic appliances that can be worn without the need for anyone to know you’re even having orthodontic treatment. As well as Invisalign treatment, other appliances such as lingual braces are all designed with discretion in mind.

So why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

Aside from the aesthetic appeal, there are a number of definite advantages to having straighter teeth. Let’s take a look at a few of them…

Straighter teeth are healthy teeth

If you think about it, the straighter your teeth are the healthier they’re likely to be. Straighter teeth are easier to clean using a toothbrush and dental floss. When teeth are twisted, misaligned, or crooked, plaque can build up in difficult to reach areas, especially when it’s impossible to floss between them. In turn, this can cause tooth decay and bring about the early stages of gum disease. So if you want to make it easier to retain healthy teeth, make sure they’re straight.

Confidence boost

A beautiful smile goes a long way to improving your life. It portrays trust, makes you look more attractive, and can give you the confidence to go out and live life to the fullest. On the contrary, people with a less than perfect smile often have a lower self-esteem and may even remove themselves from social situations because of it. In other words, a crooked smile can hinder your overall quality of life.

Healthy smile, healthy you!

If you have a healthy smile, Manchester experts suggest that this is inextricably linked to a healthy you. For example, there is growing proof that gum disease is closely linked to other medical issues such as heart problems, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s Disease. This makes perfect sense when you think about the fact that bacteria found in the gums can enter the bloodstream and play a part in accelerating certain conditions. Conversely, when you have straighter teeth, there’s a strong chance that they’re likely to be free from bacteria; but not only this, it promotes better chewing, therefore aiding full and proper digestion.

So now we know why you should consider orthodontic treatment, let’s take a closer look at what treatments such as Invisalign offers patients?

Orthodontics are designed to fix a wide variety of teeth problems. Some appliances such as the Inman Aligner Manchester, deal with the aesthetic appearance of a smile by treating the top and bottom six teeth that are visible in the smile line. Others such as Invisalign, lingual braces, ceramic and all-metal braces, deal with the overall function and form of a smile. Problems that can be fixed include:

  • Crossbites
  • Overcrowding
  • Open bites
  • Deep bites
  • Underbites
  • Protrusions
  • Uneven spacing/gapping
  • Oral habits
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

Despite the fact that there are a wide variety of orthodontic treatments on the market, they all work in the same way in that they move teeth by applying gradual sustained force. When force is applied in a controlled way, the teeth (and in some cases the tooth root) slowly move back into position. In some cases, this is done using a series of removable aligners, or in others, by a solitary fixed device. Either way, by the end of the treatment the patient will have straighter teeth and a much-improved smile.

So now you know that orthodontic treatment works, which type of treatment should you opt for?

Primarily the type of treatment you need depends upon a number of factors. These can include

  • Condition or degree of treatment needed
  • Requirements or lifestyle needs
  • Cost
  • The Speed of treatment.

For example, Invisalign offers arguably the most discreet orthodontic treatment available, however, because each aligner is custom-made it doesn’t come cheap. Alternatively, conventional metal-style braces are cheaper, but they mightn’t suit a person who doesn’t feel comfortable with a mouth full of metal. How about speedy treatments such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, or the Inman Aligner? Manchester dentists will tell you that although they’re quick to work, if you have other underlying problems beyond your smile line, then accelerated brace systems such as those listed above are probably not the best choice. The bottom line is that after a thorough examination your dentist will select the right orthodontic treatment that fits both your needs and criteria.

To find out more about how to improve your smile, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment contact us on 0121 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards restoring your perfect smile.

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The Inman Aligner UK – Everything You Need To Know

Adult orthodontics have come a long way in recent years and for those looking to straighten their teeth fast, then arguably, there’s nothing better than the Inman Aligner UK. At our smiles dental Manchester practice, for example, we regularly show people pictures of aligned teeth braces before and after and tell them that in most cases treatment from start to finish takes between 6-18 weeks. If you think that the speedy Inman aligner might just be the orthodontic treatment for you, then here’s the low-down on everything you need to know.

Most adults will experience some type of tooth movement as they get older. This is irrespective of whether they wore braces as a child or not. In some cases, adult teeth can become displaced to the point where they look and feel crooked. In this instance, it’s understandable to think that the only way to deal with it is to endure several years of metal braces. The good news is that there is another alternative. Thanks to advancements in technology the Inman aligner offers the perfect (anti) solution to long term braces.

What exactly is the Inman Aligner?

Designed by Donal Inman back in the year 2000 the Inman aligner was born out of frustration of the many failures involving standard spring aligners. It’s specifically designed to straighten or ‘align’ the upper and lower front teeth which are visible when you smile. The idea behind it is that there are many people who want a straighter smile for purely aesthetic reasons. As the front upper and lower teeth are right in the smile line, the Inman aligner UK is designed to tackle this problem head on. In fact, countless teeth braces before and after pictures showing the successful movement of teeth have indicated that it’s actually very good at what it does.

So how does it work?

Like all orthodontic appliances, the Inman aligner is designed to straighten the teeth using gentle but sustained force to shift the teeth back into the right position. However, that’s where the similarities end. Unlike conventional bracket and wiring brace systems, which are permanently fixed to the teeth for the duration of the treatment, the Inman aligner is designed to be fully and easily removed. In fact, for the best results, it’s designed to be worn for around 16-20 hours a day.

The appliance itself consists of two titanium coil springs that work alongside two aligner bows. One inner and one outer. Each one gently opposes the other. So as one pulls teeth, the other pushes, guiding them into their new position. Because of the opposing movements, it makes the aligner active over larger areas and therefore has the ability to shift teeth quicker. Once the teeth are in position the aligner bar works like a retainer and holds them firmly in place.

What conditions can the Inman Aligner treat?

At our smiles dental Manchester practice we see a number of cases where the Inman aligner would be ideal. For instance, it’s perfect for those people who wore braces as a child but for whatever reason failed to wear their retainer and as a result, their teeth have relapsed or shifted back. It’s also good for fixing tooth crowding, tooth protrusions, tooth rotations, and crossbites. In addition, because of it’s speed, it’s also used as a pre-aligner for those looking to undergo missing teeth replacement or cosmetic enhancements such as veneers.

The 12-week wonder brace

The Inman aligner UK is affectionately known as the ’12 week wonder brace’ because that’s how long the majority of treatments take, although this can be shorter or longer depending upon the degree of correction needed. You may for example only need 6 weeks or alternatively, you may need 20 weeks but it’s very rare for people to spend any longer than this wearing the appliance. In comparison, even with other fast or accelerated brace systems, the Inman aligner is lightening fast.

Is the Inman Aligner right for you?

It’s specifically designed to correct minor to moderate tooth movements of the front teeth on the upper and lower jaw. Because of this, the system can’t correct any type of molar movement. If your dental needs are more complex, then we advise you to consult our smiles dental Manchester practice to talk about other brace systems which deliver better teeth braces before and after results. Because the aligner is removable and not fixed, patients need to be self-disciplined enough to wear it for the duration of the treatment. Finally, the Inman aligner only works on adults with fully developed teeth. As a result children and younger teenagers will need to seek other solutions.

Will it work for my situation?

In order to answer these patients will need to ask themselves a few questions…

“Do I want to improve the position of my front upper and lower teeth only?”

“Do I want to move the said teeth in a forward or backward position only?”

“Am I okay with people knowing I’m wearing it?”

If the answer to the above is yes, then the Inman aligner can offer the perfect solution. While it’s fair to say that the aligner can move teeth from the gum position to create a better smile, it’s better designed for moving teeth backward and forward. You might also want to take into account that although the Inman aligner is discreet it isn’t invisible, so if you’re after total orthodontic discretion, you might want to consider Invisalign treatment or Lingual braces instead.

Finally, will the Inman Aligner hurt?

When applied forces push or pull teeth using orthodontic appliances it’s normal for the teeth to feel a little tender. This is because the bones and gums around the tooth are remodeling as the tooth moves. This is normal and should only last for a few days. Any discomfort can usually be brought under control using over-the-counter pain-killers. Patients should never feel any throbbing or excruciating pain if teeth are healthy.

So there you have it, everything you need to know! If however you have concerns or need more information, and are seriously considering the Inman Aligner UK, then why not book a consultation at out smiles dental Manchester practice. Here we can address your issues and show you pictures of teeth braces before and after, thus giving you the information you need to make an informed dental decision. To book an appointment call today on 0161 660 1218.

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.

Inman Aligner Before And After – What A Difference It Makes

Inman Aligner Before And After – What A Difference It Makes

If you’re looking for an efficient way to straighten teeth, then you might want to opt for the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures often reveal a dramatic change in the aesthetics of a smile and at our Hulme orthodontics practice, we’d certainly recommend it as a fast fix treatment. Let’s take a closer look at why it’s so popular and how it works.

Any smile dentist Manchester worth their salt should, for a number of reasons, be recommending the Inman Aligner to anyone looking for an alternative treatment. Firstly, while it’s true that there are other aligners on the market, the Inman Aligner is unique because it has the ability to deliver results in a matter of months not years. In fact, although most cases are complete within around 4 months, patients usually see a noticeable difference within just a few weeks. Secondly, while not totally invisible like some removable aligners, the Inman Aligner is more discreet than other traditional metal-style braces. Finally, for patients with minor needs, it’s an ideal treatment because they don’t have to experience unnecessary intensive and invasive treatment that might otherwise cost them a great deal of time and money.

How does the Inman Aligner work?

As a removable brace system, the Inman Aligner utilises two opposing bows (the inner and outer) which are moved by a number of nickel titanium coil springs. As one spring forces the inner bow to apply gentle pressure to the front of the teeth by moving forwards, the other forces the second outer bow to pull back on the front teeth. This creates a squeeze on the teeth causing movement. Forces are gentle but sustained and unlike other brace systems, they can act over a greater range of movement. This is why the Inman aligner works so fast. For this reason, patients see rapid Inman Aligner before and after results. Sometimes in as little as 6 weeks.

Is there a catch?

In essence no! Like all other fast orthodontic treatments, the Inman Aligner is designed to straighten only the front 6 top and bottom teeth which are visible when you smile and for this reason, shouldn’t be used by anyone with more severe bite problems. However, as a fast orthodontic treatment for those seeking purely aesthetic improvements to their smile, it’s arguably the best there is.


Why not contact our Hulme orthodontics practice to discuss your options. To book a no-obligation consultation contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on  0161 486 0743 to make an appointment.

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How An Orthodontist Manchester Helps Restore Your Smile

If you’re looking for, or have been referred to an orthodontist in Manchester to help you improve your smile, you may be wondering how they can do that. The fact is that brace systems, when worn for a measured period of time, can dramatically improve your smile. Manchester patients, for example, will want to choose an orthodontic appliance that fits in with their needs/requirements and/or lifestyle. This is understandable and may be something as discreet as clear invisible braces or something as speedy as Inman Aligner braces. However, whatever system a patient chooses, they’ll be pleased to know that with the right amount of cooperation from them (the patient), and assistance from us (the dentist), they’re guaranteed a much-improved smile.

While that might be all well and good, how exactly does the process work?


When you’re ready to take the next step towards getting straighter teeth you’ll meet with our orthodontist. During the consultation, Dr. Karim and the team will look at your dental history along with the current condition of your teeth. This will determine the best type of brace system you need. This may be a fast short-term treatment for patients, looking to simply improve the aesthetics of their smile, through to longer full term treatments for those with moderate to major bite problems.


Once the orthodontist has decided on the tools that are going to improve a smile, Manchester patients need to meet the team again for fitting. This is usually carried out several weeks later when the appliance has been made. If it’s a fixed brace system such as lingual braces, ceramic braces, or speedy treatments like C-fast, then it will need to be attached permanently for the duration of the treatment. This is done by gluing small brackets to either the outside (or in the case of lingual braces to the inside of the teeth) and threading self-tensioning wiring through each bracket. The whole process is pain-free and takes between 1-2 hours depending upon the type of appliance. Conversely, if your treatment consists of removable aligner-style appliances such as Invisalign or Inman aligner braces you’ll be shown how to fit and remove them yourself.


Every so often patients can expect to come back to our orthodontist in Manchester to have their braces adjusted. For the first few days, they may feel some pressure on their teeth but that soon wears off. However, our orthodontic team will also want to ensure that your brace is doing the job it’s supposed to do and has started to move your teeth. If not, further adjustments may have to be made. For those who have removable braces, they’ll still need to visit the team regularly to check for progress.


After a few months (or in the case of some full term treatments, a few years) once the orthodontic team is satisfied with the results, your braces are finally removed. Again this is a painless process, although patients may feel a little pressure as the brackets are removed to reveal a straighter arch of teeth. In the case of removable braces, the brace is removed by the patient for the last time to reveal the same results.


If you’d like to find out more about how orthodontic treatment such as Inman Aligner braces can improve your smile, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. Contact us on 0161 486 0743 and book yourself a consultation with our Orthodontist Manchester today.

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Should You Try The Inman Aligner?

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Should You Try The Inman Aligner?

When it comes to teeth straightening Manchester, one orthodontic procedure that’s gaining a lot of popularity in the UK right now is the Inman aligner. UK residents should note that it’s a removable appliance that’s designed to straighten the upper and lower front teeth fast. Normally orthodontic treatments take 18-36 months on average to complete depending upon severity of the condition. However because the Inman aligner Manchester focuses it’s attention on the aesthetics of the smile rather than bite function, results can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks.

So should you try the Inman Aligner?

Where many other orthodontic brace systems are multi-functional, meaning they fix a wide variety of dental issues, the Inman aligner is designed specifically to address overcrowded teeth in patients who have neglected to wear a retainer after previous orthodontic treatments. Clearly these people aren’t overly keen on having to wear fixed bracket and wiring style braces, as they’ve been through the process before, so a removable aligner style brace system could be the answer.

So how does it work?

If you’re concerned with overcrowded or crooked teeth that are visible when you smile, then teeth straightening in Manchester utilising the Inman aligner offers the perfect solution. It consists of a series of nickel titanium coil springs that power two metal bars known as bows. Each bar opposes the other and as they push and pull, they gently guide the teeth back into position. These forces are also active over a large movement range which is why the Inman aligner UK can deliver super-fast results.

Aside from the speedy treatment times, the other advantages of the Inman aligner Manchester over alternative orthodontic treatments are that it’s designed to be removed to enable users to clean their teeth properly. In addition patients only have to wear it for 16-20 hours a day so it enables them to enjoy their food. Perhaps most importantly, as force is being applied from different directions, less pressure is required to shift teeth, therefore wearers should experience no painful movements.

The Inman aligner UK has the ability to change a smile and what’s more, it can transform it fast. So if you’re looking for a quick fix solution to teeth straightening Manchester, the Inman aligner may just fit in perfectly with your needs and requirements. Contact our Church Road dental practice to find out more on 0161 660 1218 today. Alternatively, why not book a no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team and take the first steps towards transforming your smile.

What Does The Inman Aligner Cost UK Patients?

Invisalign Manchester vs the Inman Aligner – Which Is Best?

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment that doesn’t necessitate the use of fixed bracket and wiring style braces, your options are unfortunately limited. That said, there are still several choices and these include Invisalign Manchester or the Inman aligner. Cost UK is on a par with that of other countries, so here at Hulme Orthodontics we thought it was a good idea to write a post detailing the advantages and disadvantages of both, with particular attention to teeth crowding.

But why teeth crowding per se?

The prime use of the Inman aligner is to help those who didn’t successfully wear a retainer after previous orthodontic treatment. As such and over time, their front teeth have crowded once more. The issue is that many of these people don’t want to wear braces again and by having an easily removable, non-fixed, aligner style system, both Invisalign and the Inman aligner offer a refreshing alternative.

Firstly Invisalign.

Rather than being just one appliance, the Invisalign aligner is in fact a whole series of aligners made to fit the patient’s teeth. These are worn over the teeth just like an invisible plastic gum shield and the tight fit forces the teeth to move into a certain position. Once the teeth have moved to the subsequent relative position, the current aligner is discarded and a new aligner fitted. The next aligner in the series moves the teeth a certain distance again until eventually, after numerous changes and some time later, the patient has straighter teeth.

So what are the advantages of Invisalign Manchester aligners

  • Enables a patient to straighten crooked teeth without the stigma of being an adult who wears braces
  • They’re made from clear acrylic so once in position they appear virtually invisible
  • They can be used for a wide variety of treatments.
  • The aligners can be easily removed and are not permanently fixed.

While Invisalign has its advantages, it also has its disadvantages. These are:

  • When compared to other orthodontic treatments including the Inman aligner, cost UK is usually higher, so they are not a cheap option.
  • The aligners need to be removed every time you eat and drink anything except water
  • For success, Invisalign aligners need to remain in the mouth for around 22 hours a day, so patients need to be disciplined and conditioned to doing so

So what about the Inman Aligner?

At our Hulme Orthodontics practice the Inman aligner is one of the most popular removable brace systems we have, and not without good reason. As with standard orthodontic appliances the Inman aligner consists of just one appliance that’s worn for the duration of the treatment. It works by utilising a series of springs and bows which push and pull the upper and lower front teeth back into position using gentle sustained pressure. However just like Invisalign the Inman aligner is designed to be removable.

So let’s take a look at the advantages

  • It’s easily removable and easy to clean.
  • It’s less expensive than Invisalign and many other orthodontic treatments
  • Because it’s designed to correct only the upper and lower front teeth it works fast (typically 6-12 weeks).

What about the disadvantages?

  • While discreet, unlike Invisalign, the Inman aligner consists of a a small metal bar which can be seen when patients smile or speak.
  • It can appear more bulky than the plastic aligner shells of Invisalign
  • It’s designed only for correcting the front teeth

As you can see both Invisalign Manchester aligners and the Inman aligners serve a particular purpose, but the Inman aligner being designed for a specific job, is less flexible in terms of what it can achieve. If you’d like to find out more about teeth straightening in general or Invisalign and Inman Aligner cost UK, then book an appointment with the Hulme Orthodontics team on 0161 660 1218 today.