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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.

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.

Hulme Orthodontics –The Types Of Dental Braces Explained

Hulme Orthodontics –The Types Of Dental Braces Explained

Years ago choosing dental braces was a straight forward process. You had conventional metal appliances and that was it! Nowadays, patients are bombarded with a wide variety of brace types including fixed lingual braces, Manchester removable aligners, discreet ceramic braces, and fast orthodontic treatments such as 6 month smiles. Manchester patients might understandably be overwhelmed at the choices available. To make things simpler, our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics team has broken them down into 3 simplified sections to give you a better understanding of what they can do,

Full-term fixed braces

There are basically two types of braces in this category. You have your conventional style braces which are fixed to the front of the teeth. These can either be metal or ceramic with tooth coloured wiring. Alternatively you have your lingual braces. In Manchester, and indeed many other parts of the country, people tend to opt for lingual braces because unlike conventional fixed braces, these are attached to the back of the teeth. This makes them invisible when you smile or speak. Both types can fix a wide variety of problems and both are full-term appliances, meaning patients can expect to wear them for a minimum of 12 months and up to 2 years.

Fast or accelerated orthodontic treatments

Fast orthodontic treatments are perfect for those people who are looking to cosmetically improve their smile. This could mean an unsightly gapped or flared tooth or teeth that are slightly crooked. Accelerated orthodontic treatments work by concentrating their efforts only on the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. Because they aren’t dealing with more complex problems such as bite alignment issues, results are achieved quickly (usually within 6 months or less). Treatments such as 6 month smiles Manchester, C-Fast, and Secret Smiles are all fast working, fixed brace systems that utilise brackets and wiring to gently move teeth into the desired position. As a result they’re ideal treatments for those who have an upcoming event that’s looming fast and want to look their best. This could be a wedding, a large family gathering, a job interview, or even a date.

Removable braces

As well as fixed braces, patients can also opt for removable braces. Two of the most popular are Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. As the name suggests removable braces are designed to be taken out by the patient, usually when eating, drinking, and cleaning their teeth. They’re about as far removed from the fixed bracket style braces as modern dentistry allows. Invisalign aligners for example are a series of clear plastic appliances that are placed over the teeth just like a gum shield. Each aligner in the series is designed to move the teeth a tiny amount and then it’s changed for the next one in the series. Because removable braces aren’t in place all the time, the patient has a little more freedom. That said, for best results both the Inman Aligner and Invisalign need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day.

At our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice we do everything we can to make sure that the brace treatment we suggest suits your requirements, your budget, and your lifestyle. Whether you need, long term fixed braces using conventional or lingual braces Manchester or fast cosmetic treatment using 6 Month Smiles, Manchester patients can feel safe in the knowledge that we have it covered.

If you’d like to talk to us about having straighter teeth or would like more information about our wide range of brace systems available, then come and pay a visit to our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice. To book an appointment contact us on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards achieving that perfect smile.

What Is The Fastest Orthodontic Treatment and Why Choose It

What Is The Fastest Orthodontic Treatment and Why Choose It

Traditionally orthodontic treatment is a long process which can take several years. Treatments such as Invisalign braces Manchester, although radically different, can still take 18 months or more to produce the desired results. But what if you want the fastest orthodontic treatment what do you choose?

At our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice we offer a wide range of orthodontic appliances to treat a wide variety of dental problems. As well as conventional braces we also have what are known as accelerated or fast brace systems. These are braces that are designed to straighten the teeth in a fraction of the time of more long-term appliances. In some cases results can be achieved in a matter of weeks or months, rather than years.

So who are accelerated orthodontic treatments for?

Before we answer this question, we really need to talk about how speedy braces work. The reality is that they work in exactly the same way as longer conventional treatments in that they’re designed to apply continual gentle force to move teeth into the correct position over a period of time. The difference is that

  • They only straighten the front and bottom 6 teeth that are visible when you talk or smile
  • Unlike long term dentures they can’t fix underlying or complex problems such as straightening the actual tooth root itself, or major bite issues

So back to the question….. who are accelerated orthodontics for?

In the main those people who have minor dental issues such as a slightly gapped or uneven smile, and who aren’t overly concerned with any underlying fixes, are the perfect candidates. These include people that have an important upcoming event and want to look their best, or those who simply want a quick fix solution.

So just how fast are the fastest orthodontic treatment?

Treatments such as C-fast, Secret Smile, and Six Month Smiles, can straighten the visible upper and lower teeth within 6 months. However there’s one form of treatment that can eclipse these. Where something like the Invisalign braces Manchester can take 2 years, the Inman Aligner takes on average 9-16 weeks.

So to recap…. If you have minor dental issues and are looking to aesthetically improve your smile fast, then speedy orthodontic treatment may well be the answer. However it won’t suit those with medium to major dental issues or those looking to fix underlying dental problems such as the straightening of the tooth root. Instead for these people there are some great long-term orthodontic treatments available that don’t necessarily entail sporting a mouth full of metal. Out of the fastest orthodontic treatment, the Inman Aligner is arguably the quickest, but it does depend upon the  degree of treatment needed.

Our Cheadle Hulme orthodontics practice is used to dealing with a wide variety of teeth problems ranging from slightly gapped or flared teeth to overcrowding and malocclusions. So if you’re not entirely happy with your smile, then come and pay us a visit. Contact us on 0161 660 1218 to book a free consultation with Dr Shi Karim and the team.

Orthodontic Manchester Treatment – Am I Too Old To Get It

Orthodontic Manchester Treatment – Am I Too Old To Get It?

There’s a general consensus that those who seek orthodontic Manchester treatment are of a younger generation, and even those who choose adult orthodontics are still at a relatively young age. While it’s true that brace systems work particularly well on children the fact is that healthy teeth can be moved at any age. So are you ever too old for braces? Let’s take a closer look…

At our Hulme orthodontics practice we tell patients that most smiles dental Manchester treatments aren’t necessarily about age. Instead the deciding vote often boils down to 3 main factors. These are:

  • The current state of your periodontal (dental/gum) health
  • The current state of your overall health
  • The type of treatment you need

Let’s take a closer look at each in turn…

Periodontal health

Gum disease for example which leads to bone loss is more prevalent in adults than in teenagers and/or young adults. This consideration is important because for effective orthodontics to work, teeth are gently moved within the bone that supports them. If orthodontic treatment is being carried out at the same time as progressive periodontal disease, treatment can aggravate the problem and make it worse. While bone loss isn’t a complete deal breaker when it comes to orthodontic Manchester treatment, it’s essential that any periodontal problems are brought under control before any treatment starts.

Medical conditions

Certain medical conditions too aren’t always conducive to smiles dental Manchester treatments. Problems such as bleeding disorders, uncontrollable diabetes and heart valve disease may be problematic when undergoing any type of orthodontic treatment. In addition certain drugs used for help with conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis can make tooth movement difficult. Finally lifestyle choices such as smoking can have a tendency to dry out the mouth quickly. While this can be overcome normally, prolonged mouth dryness can make the wearing of braces uncomfortable.  Whether you seek Hulme orthodontics or go elsewhere, we strongly recommend that you tell your dentist if you have any medical conditions or indeed smoke, so that they can carry out a proper treatment plan taking into consideration these factors.

Type of problem

Another issue that impacts on orthodontic treatments is the degree and type of the problem. For example, if you have an over or underbite then this could be skeletal related. In a full-grown adult this may require corrective surgery as the problems doesn’t always lie with the teeth alone.

The main point to take from this is that when it comes to a healthy happy smile and straightening teeth in particular, there is no age cut-off point. You could be a healthy 60 year old with no underlying issues, just as you could be a 20 year old with severe gum disease. So if you need further advice on any type of smiles dental Manchester treatment, or any orthodontic Manchester treatment, contact our Hulme orthodontics practice at Church Road Dental and talk to Shi Karim and the team. To book your free consultation call today on 0161 660 1218 and let us help you restore your great looking smile.

Is The Inman Aligner Cost UK Worth It For A Great Smile

Is The Inman Aligner Cost UK Worth It For A Great Smile

It’s fair to say that when compared to other orthodontic brace systems and clear braces UK, the Inman Aligner cost UK is quite high. That said what we tell patients who come to our Hulme Orthodontics practice is that they are buying into one of the most advanced orthodontic treatments available. So the question is…  Is the cost of the Inman Aligner worth it?

In short the answer is yes, but it does depend upon the type and degree of treatment you need. Let’s take a closer look.

One of the best factors about the Inman Aligner is that because of its revolutionary spring and bow system it moves teeth fast. Ultimately this means that straightening teeth can be achieved in anything from 6-18 weeks. However, typically 11 weeks is the norm. It’s perfect to correct any overcrowding or protrusion of the front teeth and what’s more it’s designed to be easily removed. This means that you can take it out to suit your lifestyle.

So how does it work?

Unlike conventional bracket and wiring style orthodontic treatments which pull teeth into position using tensioning wire, the Inman aligner is different. Instead teeth are both pushed and pulled using an opposing front aligner and a back spring. As the inner aligner pushes forwards the outer aligner pulls back, creating gentle forces which can act over a large range of movement. Ultimately what you have is a form of clear braces UK that are quick and effective and because they’re fully removable, they can fit in with your lifestyle. For this reason patients need to weigh up whether the Inman Aligner Cost UK is worth it to them.

What it can’t do

At our Hulme orthodontics department we refer to the Inman Aligner as a fast or accelerated orthodontic treatment. The reason being that this type of treatment only deals with the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. It isn’t designed to straighten the rear upper or lower teeth which may be overcrowded or crooked. In other words the Inman Aligner is good at correcting the aesthetics of your smile, but not so good at underlying workings such as tooth root straightening and full-bite alignment.

So what does this mean?

In essence if you have underlying teeth issues then there are more comprehensive long-term treatments available such as conventional clear braces UK, or the ultramodern Invisalign Aligner. However if you’re after a flexible way of straightening teeth where you’re in control of it rather than the other way around, AND you’re looking for a quick fix solution to straighten your front six teeth only, then the Inman Aligner could well be the treatment for you.

To find out more about the Inman Aligner cost UK, or to talk to us about other solutions involving clear braces UK, then come to our Hulme orthodontics department at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you  may have. Call us on 0161 660 1218 to get a free, no obligation consultation. On behalf of Shi Karim and the team. We look forward to helping you restore your healthy, happy smile.

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

In many places throughout the UK including Hulme, orthodontics treatments are something that many adults tend to shy away from. Perhaps they envisage wearing metallic ‘train track’ style braces of old or maybe they don’t like the thought of having to wait for 2 years to see the results of their labour.

Thank goodness then for lingual braces. Before and after pictures show that startling results can be achieved in as little as 12 weeks and what’s more, unlike other forms of clear braces UK, Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth and not the front, making them about as discreet as orthodontic treatments get. Ultimately this eliminates a big worry for people who might consider that wearing braces not only makes them look unsightly, but heavily impinges on their lifestyle.

So what about the benefits of wearing lingual braces for the patient?

As already mentioned, because the small clear brackets are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front, the braces are totally invisible when the patient smiles or speaks. They’re also smaller and more comfortable to wear than conventional style brace systems and because they’re self-litigating, patients will have to make fewer trips to the dentist. Treatment starts right away as soon as the system is attached and most people find that they have straighter teeth somewhere between 12 and 24 weeks. Finally, as access to the front teeth isn’t obstructed, it makes it easier for the wearer to maintain good standards of oral hygiene.

So what sort of Lingual braces before and after transformations can I expect?

Although you may understandably only be concerned with how your teeth look, most accelerated clear braces UK systems concentrate their efforts on correcting (straightening) the front six teeth that are visible when you smile. Lingual braces are different because they can also address a whole host of other dental problems including;

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gapped or irregular teeth spacing
  • Open bites

For this reason, here in Cheadle Hulme, orthodontics treatments such as lingual braces are fast becoming a popular choice for adults looking to solve their dental problems both quickly and discreetly.

To find out more about lingual braces before and after transformations, or to check out a wide range of other options for removable and fixed clear braces UK, contact Church Road Dental on 0161 660 1218 today. We offer a free consultation where we’ll discuss the best options for your case, as well as answering any dental questions or concerns that you may have. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.