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Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Secret Smiles VS 6 Month Smiles

As a smile dentist in Manchester, we often fit patients with braces. Usually one of the first questions a patient asks is ‘how long do I have to wear it for?’ As adults, in particular, it seems that we want a great looking smile, but we want it fast. The good news is, that with modern advances in orthodontics, Manchester patients can have straighter teeth in a matter of weeks not years!

This is all thanks to the fast orthodontic treatment systems that are available today such as Secret Smiles, Six Months Smiles and C-Fast. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what two of our most popular speedy braces have to offer, Secret Smiles and 6 Month Smiles.

Both 6 Month Smiles and Secret Smiles promise fast and quick results in as little as 6 months. So what sets these two brace systems apart?

Well, the main difference is that Secret Smiles is a lingual brace that’s completely invisible because it’s fitted to the inside of your teeth. 6 Month Smiles, while still very discreet, uses tooth coloured brackets and wires on the front of your teeth. So it really depends on your preference.

Firstly, what are Secret Smile Braces?

Secret Smile braces is a modern teeth straightening system. What’s great is that it’s fitted to that back of your teeth, meaning that it’s completely invisible. As the name itself suggests, it could be your ‘secret’ to a great smile. These braces are custom made for each patient and use gentle light pressure to achieve the required tooth movements. You may often hear this brace also being referred to as a ‘lingual brace’ because this means ‘on the side towards the tongue.’

We find that this system is a particularly popular choice for people who have busy social lives or work in front of the public. In fact, lingual braces are even used by celebrities, two examples are Miley Cyrus and Kate Middleton.

Who can wear Secret Smile braces?

The good news is that when it comes to orthodontics, Manchester dentists can correct many different problems using Secret Smiles. Issues include overcrowded teeth, closing spaces between teeth, alignment of the gum line and treating protruded teeth.

They can be worn by anyone with mild to moderate teeth problems, so if you want the results of a fixed brace but without the visibility of metal wires, then this may be a great option to consider. By having a consultation with our Secret Smile dentist, Manchester patients can find out for certain whether or not they’re a good candidate for this particular treatment.

What exactly are 6 Month Smiles?

6 Month Smiles is a barely visible brace that uses tooth coloured brackets and wires. Unlike Secret Smiles, it’s fixed onto the front surface of your teeth instead. What’s great about this brace is that it offers all the benefits of wearing a traditional brace but is 75% quicker and of course far less visible than metal wires and brackets all at the same time.  So if you’re looking for fast orthodontic treatment, the good news is that the average treatment time is approximately 6 months. It works in a similar way to Secret Smiles in that this system only applies very light forces on the teeth. This means that they need to be adjusted and tightened less than conventional braces and are more comfortable to wear. As a result, patients can expect quick and convenient appointments.

Who can wear 6 Month Smiles?

6 Month Smiles can be used to treat a variety of issues, like overcrowding and closing gaps between the teeth. It can also be used to treat teeth that overlap too much, if the front or lower teeth stick out too far or if the teeth bite on the wrong side of each other. It’s also possible to correct misplaced mid-lines. This is when the centre lines of the upper and lower teeth don’t align properly.

How do they both work so fast?

Good question!

The simple answer is because these braces are only designed to straighten just the front six teeth instead of the full arch. In other words, it focuses only on improving the teeth that are most visible when you smile. With fast orthodontic treatment, it means you don’t have to face the long traditional treatment times of 18 months -2 years, especially if you only want a great looking smile without treating your bite. On average, treatments take between 6-9 months. So with both braces using the latest methods in orthodontics, Manchester patients can now move their teeth safely but quickly.

As you can see, braces have come a long way in the last decade and with these two modern advances in orthodontics, Manchester residents no longer have to suffer from low self-confidence over their smile.

If you’re looking for a 6 Month Smiles or Secret Smile dentist in Manchester for fast orthodontic treatment don’t forget to take a look at our before and after photos on our website www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk to see examples of our great results. To book a consultation with us or to find out more about different types of braces we have to offer, call us today on 0161 660 1218.

Lingual Braces Manchester

Lingual Braces Manchester – Your Best Kept Secret!

Want to improve your smile, but don’t want anybody to know about it? Well, lingual braces Manchester might just be the solution you’re looking for. Maybe you’ve researched many different types of teeth straightening from fast orthodontic treatment to fast orthodontic treatment because you want your treatment to be both as quick and invisible as possible. But did you know that lingual braces are even less noticeable than clear aligners and include all the benefits of traditional braces too? Let’s take a closer look and find out more.

So what are lingual braces and how do they work?

We all know that wearing a traditional brace means a mouth full of metal brackets and wires that are on show every time you smile. Well, imagine hiding that same appliance behind your teeth? That’s exactly what lingual braces offers our patients. In fact, the word ‘lingual’ in dentistry means ‘near to, or on the side towards the tongue.’ So by attaching the brace to the inside surface of your teeth instead, they’re completely hidden from view when you smile, laugh, or talk.

This means that aside from being completely discreet, they still have all the advantages of traditional braces and work in the same way. By applying gentle and continuous pressure, your teeth will begin to move slowly into their desired position; and just the same as with most braces, you’ll need to come and see us every 6-8 weeks so that we can check your progress and make the next adjustments to further assist the straightening process.

With lingual braces, Manchester patients have the appliance digitally designed and custom made for their mouth. This ensures that they not only fit the inside of their teeth discreetly but are comfortable to wear and will achieve the best results possible.

Main benefits and differences of lingual braces

Depending on your circumstances and lifestyle, you may find lingual braces suit you more so than other brace appliances that are available to you. For instance, clear view braces such as Invisalign, are designed to be removable when you eat and drink. This means there is always a chance that your aligners might be misplaced, or even unworn if they are forgotten. If so, this will ultimately affect the results and length of your treatment. With lingual braces, Manchester patients have the brace fully fixed to their teeth, so they are working 24/7, which eliminates the stress of losing aligners, forgetting to wear them, and also the hassle of having to remove them before each meal. So put simply, if you like to regularly eat out at restaurants or maybe just aren’t sure if you’ll be diligent enough in wearing clear view braces then lingual braces may be a better option for you.

Also, unlike many types of fast orthodontic treatments, lingual braces are able to treat the full arch of teeth, including straightening tooth roots and issues with bite alignment. The reason fast orthodontic treatments are quicker is because they work mainly on the upper and lower front 6 teeth that are most noticeable when you smile. This is great if you’re looking for a gentle, effective, and speedy way to improve your teeth, however, it won’t be suitable for you if you have more complicated dental problems.

Of course one of the main reasons people choose lingual braces is because they are invisible. This means they are particularly suited to anyone who doesn’t want to be seen wearing braces, whether this is for professional reasons because their job involves talking to or meeting with clients regularly, or maybe due to self-confidence issues that wearing obviously noticeable metal braces won’t help with.

Anything else should I know?


As with every orthodontic option, there are small disadvantages. In this case, one of these is the cost. Lingual braces are slightly more expensive, but that’s because they are individually customised to fit your teeth and specific requirements. Another downside is that it can often take a little longer to adapt to and may affect your speech slightly at first because they are fitted to the inside of the teeth. Don’t let this put you off though because most of our patients are completely used to them within 2 weeks and as with most braces anything new in the mouth can take some getting used to. Also, regardless of whatever type of brace you decide on, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is always very important.


So the bottom line is that lingual braces can offer the perfect solution to getting a straight smile but in a totally discreet way. If you are still deciding on lingual braces, Manchester patients before and after photos will help you to see the outstanding results that can be achieved with this method. Whether you’re interested in clear view braces, fast orthodontic treatment, or lingual braces, we would be happy to book you in for a consultation with Dr. Shi Karim and the team to discuss all your options and any further questions. Call us on 0161 660 1218 or fill out the contact form found on our website. On behalf of the team, we looking forward to meeting you and creating your dream smile.

Invisible Braces UK – What Are They And How Do They Work?

Invisible Braces UK – What Are They And How Do They Work?

Let’s face it, most adults looking to wear braces don’t want to be seen sporting metallic ‘train-track’ style orthodontic appliances. As a result that rules out many types of full-term and fast orthodontic treatment. What’s more, when most people think of orthodontic appliances they tend not to think of discreet or invisible braces UKyet that’s exactly what Invisalign offers adult patients. So what are they and how do they work?

Invisalign is in fact a fully removable, clear acrylic aligner-style brace system which is designed to be worn over the teeth like an invisible gum shield. Rather than one singular appliance that’s worn for the whole duration of the treatment, Invisalign aligners are meant to be removed and replaced every two weeks (just like throw-away contact lenses). Not only this, they’re also designed to be taken out every time you eat, drink, or clean your teeth. Ultimately this means that the patient has full control over when they wear their invisible braces UK and is not restricted in any way by wearing them.

So how do they straighten teeth?

Most conventional full-term braces and fast orthodontic treatment utilise a series or brackets and self-tensioning wiring. Over time the wiring which is threaded through the brackets tightens and moves the teeth by applying sustained but gentle pressure. While Invisalign offers patients this same sustained forced movement, it’s done in a completely different way.

As there are no brackets and wiring, tooth movement is carried out by the clear aligner itself. Each aligner (also known as a tray) is unique and is designed to fit the patient’s teeth with each one maintaining a slightly tighter fit. As each tray is worn the teeth are moved sufficiently enough, so that when the two weeks are up, the next tray in the series fits. Typically each tray moves the teeth just one quarter of a millimetre. This inter-changing of aligners continues until the teeth have reached perfect alignment. This can take anywhere between 9-18 months depending upon the severity of the condition, but can take longer.

So what are the advantages?

Of course the main advantage that Invisalign offers patients is complete and total discretion. Because there are no visible brackets and wiring, the appliance can’t be seen when you smile or speak. This is why they’re commonly known as invisible braces. UK patients may also be pleased to know that because they’re designed to be fully removable, they have full control of when and where they wear them. If for example you’ve got a meeting, a family gathering, or even a date and don’t really want to be wearing them, then you don’t have to. That said, it should be noted that for best effect they need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day. Finally because Invisalign braces are a full-term treatment and not a quick fix short-term fast orthodontic treatment, they can help with a wide number of dental problems.

To find out more information about invisible braces UK and how they can help you restore your great looking smile, contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 660 1218 and talk to Shi Karim and the team who can help.

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It work?

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It work?

Whenever you seek orthodontic Manchester treatment it’s usually because you have a problem with the alignment of your teeth. This can be anything from a slightly misaligned or crooked tooth that  spoils the appearance of your smile, through to severe bite problems due to malocclusions. Fortunately there are a variety of treatments available ranging from Invisalign offers to super-fast orthodontic treatment.

While there has been much written about the wonders of Invisalign, there isn’t much information available about fast or accelerated orthodontics. In fact many people don’t even know that such a thing exists. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look.

First of all, what exactly is fast orthodontics?

You’re probably aware that conventional braces involve having a series of permanent brackets and wiring fitted to the teeth. You may have even worn braces as a child. If you did you’ll also know that it wasn’t a quick treatment. In fact on average children wear braces for around 18 months but depending upon the severity of the condition, this can be anywhere up to 30 months. While this might be okay for children, as adults it seems that we want everything faster and cheaper. Unfortunately, conventional brace appliances don’t fall into either category.

As adults, we also desire a healthier, better looking smile, but we don’t necessarily want to wait over 2 years to get it. This is where fast orthodontic treatment comes in. Over the last decade or so, orthodontic Manchester treatment has included treatments such as C-Fast, Six Month Smiles and Secret Smiles, all of which are designed to straighten teeth quickly. In fact some of which can do the job in a matter of weeks not months.

So how do they work?

In essence, they work in exactly the same way as most other fixed orthodontic appliances in that they move teeth by applying continual gentle force (whereas aligner style treatments, such as Invisalign, offers patients a more discreet treatment using invisible trays worn over the teeth).  Normally this is achieved via a series of self-tensioning wires that are threaded through small brackets, which in turn are attached to the teeth. The only real difference is that accelerated orthodontic treatments do it quicker. While this sounds great, there is a caveat and it’s this…….

When full term orthodontic appliances are in action they actually move the teeth relatively quickly. That’s the easy part. The harder part, and one that takes the most time, is moving the tooth root. This is because it takes a while for the bone structure to move and reform. Therefore, it’s impossible for fast orthodontic treatment to do this in just a few months. As such the teeth are moved, but the tooth roots aren’t. In addition, to cut down ‘appliance time’ even more, accelerated orthodontic treatment concentrates only on the upper and lower front teeth which are visible when you smile. So that’s the trade off!

Of course you might argue that speedy orthodontic treatments only do half a job and I guess you could say that this is true. As such they certainly wouldn’t be beneficial for a patient with more severe orthodontic issues. That said they are ideal for those patients who have mild orthodontic problems and are looking for a quick cosmetic fix. It may be that they have a crooked or flared tooth that spoils their smile; or alternatively they have a slight tooth gap and want to look their best before an upcoming event, such as a job interview, a family gathering, or even a date. Whatever the reason, these people are looking for a speedy cosmetic solution and fast orthodontic treatment gives them exactly this.

So in answer to the question in the title – “Does fast orthodontics work?” The answer is that provided a patient is concerned purely about the cosmetic side of straightening teeth, and is aware that it will only work on the visible upper and lower front teeth, then absolutely YES!

If you’d like to find out more about fast orthodontic treatment, or what longer treatments such as Invisalign offers, then contact our orthodontic Manchester practice at Church Road. To book a consultation call us on 0161 660 1218 today and take the first steps towards a healthier smile and a happier you.

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Inman Aligner Braces And Lingual Braces – Why They Differ

While conventional orthodontic procedures are essentially metal appliances that are worn over the teeth, lingual braces and fast orthodontic treatment such as Inman Aligner braces are different; but why? Let’s take a closer look.

Pushing, pulling, or both?

Traditional modern braces may appear more discreet than metal ‘train-track style’ braces of old with ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wiring but despite this, it’s likely that someone will still be able to tell that you’re wearing an orthodontic appliance. This is because there’s no getting away from

that distinctive (although tooth-coloured) wiring that spans the length of your teeth. However when you opt for lingual braces, all the action cleverly takes place behind the smile. (Lingual means tongue in Latin). In this case, small brackets are skilfully secured to the rear of the teeth and the wiring is the threaded through the brackets, so everything is controlled from the rear. What this means for the wearer is that nobody has to know they’re wearing them because there is no ‘tell tale’ sign when smiling or speaking. They work in the same way as conventional braces in that they move teeth by applying gentle force. However, rather than applying force which gradually pushes the teeth back into position, lingual braces can effectively pull the teeth from behind.

Conversely Inman aligner braces utilise a different technique. Instead of either pushing or pulling teeth back into position, the Inman aligner uses two spring loaded titanium bows which work together using force and motion to simultaneously push and pull the front teeth back into position. The result is a greater possible array of movement in a quicker time. In fact, if a person was looking for a speedy way to straighten their front upper and/or lower teeth, then fast orthodontic treatment doesn’t really get any quicker, with treatment taking on average 8-12 weeks to complete.

Quick, quick, slow

Despite their differing advantages over conventional braces both lingual braces and the Inman  Aligner have their disadvantages. Like many traditional style brace systems, the lingual system is what’s known as a full-term appliance. What this means is that it can correct a wide range of orthodontic problems, including bite issues and realignment of the tooth root, over a long period of time (usually somewhere between 1 and 2 years). However because the appliance is attached to the back of the teeth, it often takes a lot more ‘getting used to’ when it comes to speaking – particularly the correct annunciation of certain words and vowels.

Alternatively, while the the Inman aligner is arguably easier to get to grips with, because of the way it’s created, it’s designed specifically to fix certain teeth only. Namely the upper and lower front six teeth. Therefore for those with crowded or problem teeth situated at the rear of the mouth, the Inman aligner isn’t really an option.

That said, both the Inman Aligner braces or lingual braces work to great effect in their specific areas of expertise. So if you’re not happy with your smile and are considering full-term or fast orthodontic treatment, then come and talk to our professional team who can advise. Why not book a consultation by calling 0161 660 1218. Here you can get all your questions and concerns answered and gain all the necessary knowledge you need to make a fully informed dental decision.

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Inman Aligner vs Invisalign

Teeth Straightening Manchester – Inman Aligner vs Invisalign

If you’re seeking adult teeth straightening in Manchester that doesn’t involve traditional bracket and wiring style appliances, you have several options open to you. Two of the main contenders are the fast orthodontic treatment of the Inman Aligner (cost UK – around £1200-£1500) or the longer-term Invisalign system (cost UK – around £2500-£4000). Aside from the initial pricing, there are some other differences too, so with this in mind, let’s take a closer look.

The Inman Aligner

As the name suggests the Inman aligner uses an ‘aligner’ style process to straighten teeth as opposed to conventional brackets and wiring. This utilises a series of springs and bows which apply continued gentle force in order to push and pull the teeth back into position. Primarily it’s used for those who failed to wear a retainer after wearing braces as a child and subsequently their front teeth have crowded. Generally these people no longer want the ordeal of having to wear full braces, but need a solution to their crowded teeth problems. For these reasons the Inman Aligner fits the bill perfectly. While the Invisalign system can also do this, its preferred use is for long-term, full orthodontic treatment. This is something the Inman Aligner can’t do.

Because the Inman Aligner concentrates its efforts on the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile, success is usually fast. Orthodontic treatment involving the aligner tends to show results in as little as 4-12 weeks. However just like the Invisalign system, results are usually dictated by the patient’s willingness to wear the aligner which is designed to be easily and fully-removable.

So that’s the Inman Aligner. What about Invisalign?

If you have significant teeth problems and need long-term teeth straightening, Manchester dentists might suggest the Invisalign system. Just like the Inman Aligner it’s a removable ‘aligner style’ system that doesn’t rely on traditional brackets and wiring to move teeth. However unlike the Inman Aligner which relies on one single apparatus worn for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign involves a number or series of separate aligners. This could be up to 48 aligners for the treatment, depending upon the severity of your dental condition.

As a comprehensive orthodontic treatment, Invisalign works very well. However as we already know, a large range of tooth problems is something the Inman Aligner can’t fix. Should this matter? Not really no, because the reality is that perfect candidates for an Inman Aligner wouldn’t necessarily benefit better from Invisalign treatment and indeed, the opposite is certainly true.

Of course the type of patient needing treatment isn’t the only differing feature. If you’re after complete discretion then Invisalign wins hands down. Where the Inman Aligner has a small but distinctive metal bar that can be seen, Invisalign aligners consist of a series of clear acrylic shells that are worn over the teeth just like a gum shield. The idea being that each aligner moves the teeth to a subsequent position before it’s discarded and the next one in the series is worn. When the aligners are worn, it’s hard to notice them. On the contrary the Inman Aligner cost UK patients the chance of complete discretion. Whereas with Invisalign treatment taking anything from 1-3 years to complete, It means that patients can opt for long-term treatments without feeling self-conscious.

To find out more about teeth straightening, Manchester-based Church Road dental and Cosmetics are happy to assist. Come and talk to us about long-term or fast orthodontic treatment and start the ball rolling towards restoring that perfect smile. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 and book a consultation with Dr Shi Karim and the team.

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.

Teeth Straightening Manchester – What Are The Methods Used?

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – What Is It And How Does It Help?

If you’re in need of Orthodontics, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. With a wide selection of adult brace systems to suit your requirements and needs, patients can rest assured that there’s a treatment type to suit them. From traditional metallic style braces through to incredibly discreet clear view braces, patients have the choice of either conventional longer-term treatments or fast orthodontic treatment.

While the majority of people have a relatively good understanding of how conventional long-term orthodontic treatments work, I want to focus more in this post on fast or accelerated treatments; in particular, what they are exactly and how they can help. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look.

Similarly to longer-term brace systems, fast orthodontic treatments can fix a variety of dental problems by applying gentle continued pressure to move teeth. This can be done using traditional fixed bracket and wiring style systems, or in the case of the Inman Aligner, a removable brace that’s taken out when you eat. Also like longer-term clear view braces, accelerated brace systems can also be discreet. Although not as invisible as a treatment such as Invisalign per se, they’re usually made of ceramic with clear brackets and tooth coloured wiring, so they blend in seamlessly with your teeth from a distance but are a little more visible close up.

Where they differ however is in terms of time. As an example, if you were going to have long-term orthodontics, Manchesterbased practices might suggest treatments such as conventional metallic style brace systems or Invisalign. These can take anything from 12-24 months to complete depending upon the degree of correction needed. On the contrary with fast orthodontic treatment, it’s possible for teeth to be straightened in as little as 6-12 weeks.

Sounds like a bit of a no-brainer right? Well not exactly…

The reason accelerated treatments work is because they concentrate their efforts purely on the top and bottom six teeth which are visible when you smile. Because of this they can correct basic dental issues such as slightly crooked, flared or gapped teeth. What they can’t do however is to correct more extensive issues such as overbites, underbites, cross-bites, tooth root alignment and more severe tooth overcrowding. In fact you could say that fast orthodontics in Manchester are ideal for those concerned with the aesthetics of their smile rather than overall bite function. It’s also fair to say that for many people this is sufficient, especially if they have an important event in the pipeline like a wedding or job interview and want their teeth to look their best. Conversely for those in need of a more complete dental makeover, longer-term brace systems are usually more beneficial.

So to sum up….

Fast orthodontic treatment is ideal for those looking for a quick-fix aesthetic solution to their dental problems and are more suited to correcting mild teeth issues. On the contrary if you’re looking for a more complete solution to your orthodontic problems then longer-term brace systems using either conventional or clear view braces will offer a better outcome.

If you need orthodontics Manchester, why not come and talk to our team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We’ll talk to you about your needs and requirements and tailor a treatment based around these. To book a consultation contact us on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It Really Work

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It Really Work?

At our smiles dental Manchester clinic we help people restore their smile using a variety of orthodontic treatments. Before patients come to us, many are under the impression that they have to put up with metal style braces for lengthy periods of time to cure their problematic teeth. However those same patients are usually surprised when we tell them about fast orthodontic treatment. So what exactly is it and does it really work?

In essence speedy orthodontics are brace systems that are designed to work fast. Instead of taking 18-36 months to straighten crooked teeth like conventional braces would, they take anywhere between 2-6 months to achieve the desired results. What’s more, when it comes to cost, if you compare speedy treatments such as the Inman aligner, cost UK is on a par with other conventional brace systems. So surely it’s a win/win situation all round?  After all, the patient gets treated quicker and it doesn’t really cost them any more money right? Well – the answer to this is both yes and no.

Let me explain….

A fast orthodontic treatment is speedy for a reason. That’s because it usually straightens only the visible upper and lower teeth that can be seen when you smile. In other words it deals purely with the aesthetics.

Many people who visit our smiles dental Manchester clinic have mild to moderate tooth problems. These include unsightly crooked, gapped, or flared teeth. As a result they may only be concerned about how their smile can be improved and are not necessarily concerned with any underlying workings. This is completely understandable and as long as they’re happy with the end results, then that’s fine. In these cases speedy treatments such as C-fast, Inman Aligners, Six month Smiles, and Secret Smiles are ideal.

However, for those with more serious dental problems, or those that are concerned with correcting the whole mouth, including non-visible upper and lower back teeth, severe tooth crowding, and root misalignment, accelerated or quick brace systems won’t work in these cases.

Alternatively if a patient does need lengthy orthodontic treatment and discretion is an issue (eg, they don’t feel comfortable with a mouth full of metal) then they can opt for fixed clear brace systems such as lingual braces or removable aligner style systems such as Invisalign. Both of these treatments are designed to be incredibly discreet.

The bottom line is that there are a multitude of orthodontic treatments suitable for your dental condition, requirements, and/or budget. It maybe that a fast orthodontic treatment is ideal for you, or that an Inman aligner cost UK price, fits right in with your budget. Alternatively you might prefer a holistic corrective approach to your smile that will take longer but is better suited to your dental condition. In fact whatever your dental problem, pay a visit to our smile dental Manchester clinic and talk to our experienced team.

To book your free, no obligation consultation, contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. On behalf of the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we very much look forward to helping you restore your great looking smile.