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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 www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to wear your new smile with pride.

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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.

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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.

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – What Is It And How Can It Help

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

Recent advances in orthodontic technology now means that people who are unhappy with the overall aesthetics of their smile can opt for fast orthodontic treatment. So if you’ve seen Inman aligner before and after pictures, or other treatments such as C-Fast or Six Month Smiles on the internet, then these are all types of accelerated orthodontic procedures.

That’s all well and good, but bearing in mind that conventional brace systems can take anything up to 3 years to complete just how quick are they? Our Smiles Dental Manchester clinic explains…

Fast or accelerated brace systems have the ability to straighten teeth in a matter of weeks and months rather than years. However it does depend upon the severity of the case. As an example, a person with good teeth that suffers with mild overcrowding, may only need orthodontic treatment lasting 6-8 weeks. Conversely, a person suffering with moderate teeth overcrowding may need treatment lasting up to six months. Even so, this is still a far cry from the time taken for other brace systems to restore a patient’s smile.

So how do they work?

In essence fast orthodontic treatment is the name given to a variety of brace systems and aligner style braces, and treatments that may suit one person, mightn’t suit another. They all carry out the same task of applying sustained and gentle pressure to gradually move teeth back into position but they do it in different ways. For example the Inman aligner uses a discreet spring to push and pull teeth back into position, whereby others such as C-fast use more conventional bracket and wiring style systems to achieve their goals.

So why are they so fast?

If you look at Inman Aligner before and after pictures on the internet, for example, you’ll see some pretty amazing results in such a short space of time. This is because it’s designed specifically to concentrate its efforts on the upper and lower front teeth that are noticeable when you smile. So for someone who has mild to moderate tooth overcrowding and is concerned with the aesthetics of their smile, then accelerated orthodontic treatments are ideal. However because of the time scale there are some aspects that fast orthodontic treatments cannot fix such as;

  • The straightening of tooth roots
  • Severe tooth overcrowding and
  • Issues with upper and lower back teeth

For these reasons our Smiles Dental Manchester clinic would suggest that fast orthodontic treatment isn’t for everyone.

So who can it help?

It’s perfect for those people who generally have good teeth but are looking to get the best out of their smile. For example, it may be because they have a special day coming up such as a wedding,  a date, or an interview, and understandably want to look their best. Alternatively, it maybe because they’re simply looking enhance the look of their smile to restore some much needed confidence Either way, accelerated adult orthodontic treatment can help to achieve the smile they crave.

If you’d like to talk to us about fast orthodontic treatment then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 660 1218 to book a free appointment. Alternatively if you’d like to take a closer look at Inman aligner before and after results to see just how much your smile can be transformed, or would like to find further information, then visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk

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Why Do Increasing Adults Seek Orthodontics Manchester?

Everyone wants a happy, healthy smile and this is something that an orthodontics Manchester dentist can give you. The good news is that orthodontic treatments are no longer just for young teenagers. In fact teeth straightening for adults using discreet techniques such as clear view braces has shot up by 40% in the last ten years, with over 400,000 adults receiving treatment in the UK alone.

Easy access to more information, better technology, and a plethora of successful website case studies such as Inman Aligner before and after pictures, have all helped to accelerate this growing trend; but why now? Why are increasing numbers of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK?

A precursor to other dental work

In some cases adults will need to undergo orthodontic treatment before having other dental work done. For example, in order for a dental implant to function properly and look the best it can, any irregular teeth spacing or overcrowding may have to be addressed prior to the commencement of the implant treatment. For most people this would involve wearing adult clear view braces or aligners. As the surge in dental implant treatment continues it makes sense that adult orthodontic treatment also mirrors this rise.

Modern-day teeth are more crooked

An interesting theory is that experts suggest that modern-day teeth are more crooked than our ancestors teeth of a century or more ago. The reason? Diet! It’s well known that our ancestors ate far more unprocessed or hard foods and it’s thought that this caused teeth to be worn down, leading to more spacing and therefore less overcrowding.

Another theory is that over the centuries we have evolved to use our jaws less in the chewing of food. Because of this our jaw size may well be decreasing in relativity to the number of teeth we have. Therefore ultimately this creates less space for our teeth to grow.

Both theories are arguably credible reasons as to why more adults are seeking not only Orthodontics in Manchester but anywhere else in the UK.

Modern-day adults are more self-conscious about their looks

With the introduction of the internet we have access to an endless stream of photo’s, magazines, and articles like never before. In fact we’re bombarded with advertising telling us how we should look and how we should dress. Because of this, as a nation we are arguably becoming more self-conscious about our looks and appearance. When we’re confronted by a multitude of Inman Aligner before and after pictures showing great looking teeth, or articles detailing the very latest in discreet clear view braces, it’s understandable that we’d want to be part of that.

Decrease in the fear factor

Over the past decade or so the dental industry has worked incredibly hard to change its image. Sterile dental surgeries of the past have now become warm dental practices. Austere waiting rooms are now comfortable patient lounges with pastel shades, fresh cut flowers,and freshly brewed coffee. Add to this the easy availability of information, meaning that people have a much greater knowledge of treatments being performed, and for many, a visit to the dentist is far less intimidating. For these reasons, people are more tuned in to trying new restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic treatments.

If you have crooked, over-crowded, or misaligned teeth and would like to find out more about how orthodontics Manchester treatment can help you using clear view braces, then our highly experienced dental team can help. We’re more than happy to show you case studies using, Invisalign, lingual braces or Inman Aligner before and after pictures and to discuss your needs and requirements. To book your free, no-obligation consultation visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today. Dr Shi Karim and the team look forward to welcoming you.

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Inman Aligner Braces – What Are They And How Do They Work?

If you’re looking for cheap clear braces Manchester to improve your smile, then depending upon your circumstances, your dentist might recommend Inman Aligner braces. As far as Manchester clear braces go, the Inman Aligner is one of the most popular forms of brace system; but what exactly is it and how does it work? Let’s take a closer look.

Unlike many clear or non-clear brace systems the Inman Aligner can be easily detached from the teeth. This means that it can be removed for brushing and eating so it’s arguably more hygienic in this respect. Like other orthodontic treatments, it’s designed to be worn in the mouth where continual but gentle force is applied to gradually coax the teeth back into position. The Inman aligner is perfect as a stand alone treatment for many dental problems but can also be used prior to additional dental cosmetic treatments including the fitting of porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening.

So how do Inman Aligner Braces Work?

These innovative braces differ from the more conventional bracket and wiring style of cheap clear braces in that they operate using bows and springs. The aligner consists of an incredibly durable nickel titanium coil spring that powers two separate aligner bows. The spring pushes the inner bow forwards while pushing the outer bow backwards, resulting in a gentle force that is maintained throughout a very large movement range. This is why the Inman aligner works quickly. In most cases treatments are completed within 6-18 weeks.

For the best results this style of brace needs to be worn for at least twenty hours per day and regular checks are required every two to three weeks to keep an eye on progress.

When are Inman aligners not the best choice?

As with all types of fast-fix or accelerated Manchester clear braces, the Inman aligner isn’t designed to work on more problematic or complex dental cases. In this instance your orthodontist is more likely to recommend longer term orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or conventional orthodontic treatments. They’re also not designed for those people who are looking for a holistic approach to teeth straightening such as root alignment too. Instead what Inman aligner braces do best is offer an alternative and speedy way to straighten the upper and lower teeth that show when you smile. For this they’re the perfect solution.

To find out more about the Inman aligner or any other form of cheap clear braces Manchester then come and talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Shi Karim and the team have been helping people restore their smiles for many years, with great results. For this reason we have the skills and the experience to help you too. Why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation with our orthodontic team on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk and let us show you exactly what we can do.

Adult Orthodontics Manchester – Just What Are Your Options

Adult Orthodontics Manchester – Just What Are Your Options?

When it comes to adult orthodontics, Manchester patients might be surprised at the amount of teeth brace systems available to them. It’s widely known that the best time to straighten teeth is as a child/teenager when the teeth are still growing. However, just because you missed out in your younger years, it doesn’t mean that as an adult you have to suffer with gapped, overcrowded, protruding, uneven, or flared teeth. On the contrary, with treatments such as clear braces, Invisalign and the Inman Aligner, Manchester adults have access to a wide variety of treatments all designed to give them the beautiful smile they’re been longing for.

So what exactly are your options? Let’s take a closer look.


One of the main differences between aligner style braces and the ‘bracket and wire’ style brace systems is that unlike conventional brace systems, aligners don’t facilitate the need to attach wiring to your teeth in order to apply gentle force, so from a aesthetic perspective they’re often favoured. They’re also completely and easily removable. This means that aligners such as Invisalign, offers manchester patients the chance to remove them completely when eating and brushing teeth. This helps with hygiene as tiny food particles aren’t likely to become stuck. Not only this, it also it gives the wearer easier access to their teeth when brushing.

Clear braces

For adults in particular, clear brace systems provide a discreet way to wear braces, enabling the user to go about their everyday lives without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. While it’s true that they’re not completely invisible, tooth coloured wiring and ceramic frames all help to make them as unobtrusive as possible. Within this category come a wide variety of brace systems including lingual braces which are attached to the back of the teeth rather than at the front.

Accelerated or standard treatments?

Let’s face it, if you opted to wear braces in order to correct an underlying orthodontic problem you’d probably want the treatment to be over as quickly as possible. The good news is that there are an abundance of accelerated or fast orthodontics Manchester treatments available on the market. Treatments such as C-Fast, Six Month Smile and ‘aligner’ style treatments such as the Inman Aligner can help those with mild to moderate orthodontic issues in as little as 9 weeks. Although these types of systems are perfect for those looking for speedy aesthetic results, because of the short time frame involved, they usually only straighten the visible upper and lower teeth that show when you smile. This is exactly how the Inman aligner in Manchester works.

Conversely longer treatments such as standard bracket and wire systems and aligners such as Invisalign offers Manchester patients the chance to treat the cause of the problem, rather than deal  purely with the aesthetics side of things. Between them, they can treat just about any orthodontic problems. These include overbite or underbite as well as straightening the tooth root to provide an ‘holistic’  long-term solution. Standard treatments can take anything from 9 months to 3 years depending upon the severity of the problem, but 18months is usually the norm.

What about cost?

In terms of pricing, standard, non-discreet metallic style braces cost somewhere between £1500 and £2500 when fitted by a private dentist. Alternatively the NHS dentists also fit these and the cost will be around £219. For ceramic-tooth coloured brace systems that offer a more discreet alternative, and the Inman Aligner, Manchester residents can expect to pay £2500 to £3500. Lingual braces that are fitted behind the teeth are usually anywhere between £3000 and £4500 and the most expensive form of orthodontics is Invisalign at anywhere up to £6,000.

So that’s orthodontics Manchester in a nut shell! If you’re confused about whether you should opt for accelerated or regular treatments, would like to know more about what Invisalign offers Manchester patients, or you’re wondering whether the Inman aligner Manchester is the right choice for you, then come and talk to Shi Karim. With our highly experienced team of dentists we’ll make sure that you get the right treatment to suit both your needs and budget. To make an appointment you can either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk, or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. We look forward to welcoming you.

Inman Aligner Before and After – What A Difference 12 weeks Makes

Inman Aligner Before and After – What A Difference 12 weeks Makes

Did you know that more and more adults are seeking corrective orthodontic treatments than ever before? According to the British Orthodontic society, in excess of 200,00 people had corrective orthodontic treatment such as clear braces Manchester last year alone? Perhaps the most surprising aspect is that around half that figure is made up of adults.

One of the more popular forms of orthodontic treatments for adults is the Inman aligner. Before and after pictures have impressed many who have gone on to wear them, and not without good reason. As a form of orthodontic treatment, results can be achieved fast. In some cases, in as little as 12 weeks. For many people looking to improve their confidence by focusing on their smile, Manchester orthodontics such as the Inman Aligner provides the perfect solution.

So just how reliable is the Inman Aligner?

In a word, very. They have the ability to correct a wide variety of issues including:

  • Upper and lower crowding
  • Tooth gapping
  • Tooth protrusion
  • Uneven teeth
  • Flared teeth

By using two aligner bows which are fitted to the inside of the teeth via a custom-made framework, they utilise opposing forces to gently push and pull your teeth back into line. Because they’re active over a large range of movements, results occur fast. In fact a quick Google search of ‘Inman aligner before and after’ pictures reveals a whole host of amazing transformations that have occurred within a relatively quick time frame.

So who are they ideal for?

In essence, anyone who wants to quickly improve their smile. Manchester adults (and similarly the rest of the UK) are becoming increasingly aware of the real benefits a healthy smile can bring. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, a healthier smile can improve confidence levels, provide greater protection for your teeth, and even make you appear more attractive. For these reasons the Inman Aligner can offer the perfect solution for many people who (for whatever reason) simply want to look and feel their very best. This includes brides or grooms looking to get married; those who have reached a milestone age and are looking to bring back that perfect smile; or indeed those who include it as part of an overall smile makeover treatment. In fact, as far as clear braces in Manchester goes, the Inman Aligner suits the needs of a wide variety of people.

So are there any disadvantages to wearing an Inman Aligner?

Like many types of clear braces Manchester, an Inman Aligner does take a little getting used to, particularly in the first few weeks. It can slightly affect speech until the wearer acclimatises to it, however in most cases this occurs quickly within a couple of weeks.

Because the Inman Aligner is what is known as an accelerated orthodontic treatment it focuses its attention on only the visible upper and lower teeth that are noticeable when the wearer smiles or speaks. For this reason this type of aligner isn’t ideal for those who need longer treatments to correct more serious orthodontic issues. That said, for those searching for a purely aesthetic solution and not particularly concerned with correcting any longer term issues such as tooth root alignment, then this type of aligner works.

For those who suffer from mild to moderate orthodontic problems and need a quick fix solution then the Inman Aligner offers the perfect fit. It’s easily removable when eating and brushing teeth so it’s arguably more hygienic than other forms of fixed and clear braces Manchester treatments. What’s more, it’s good value for money in comparison to other aligner treatments such as Invisalign.

To find out more about whether the Inman Aligner is the right form of treatment for you then visit our smile Manchester clinic and you never know, you could be part of our Inman Aligner before and after success stories. Why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation to see exactly what we can do for you. To make a booking either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk, or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 to start the ball rolling towards restoring your great looking smile.

Orthodontist Manchester – Invisalign vs Lingual Braces

Smile Manchester Orthodontics – Braces or dental aligners?

If you’re looking for advice on smile Manchester orthodontics or proof of how orthodontics can help you such as Inman Aligner before and after pictures, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Church Road Dental we have a highly skilled team who arguably offer some of the best orthodontic treatment around. So if you want to know what Invisalign offers Manchester patients or how lingual braces makes adult orthodontics more discreet, then we can help.

Of all the questions asked about orthodontic treatments, one of the most common is ‘Braces or aligners – which is best?’ So with this in mind we’re going to try to answer the question in this article.

According to the British Orthodontic Society just under 1 million people had orthodontic treatment last year and almost half of these were adults. Fortunately today’s orthodontics aren’t limited to those heavy metallic braces we all remember as children. Instead there are a wide variety of lighter, discreet braces and aligners which can all successfully straighten teeth.


There are several types of aligner such as the Inman Aligner and the Invisalign Aligner and one of the main advantages of the latter in particular is that invisalign offers manchester patients a form of  discreet orthodontic treatment that enables the person to go about their daily life with as little interruption as possible. Rather than using a series of brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign utilises a series of clear invisible aligners which are worn directly over teeth like a gum shield. Aligners are changed every few weeks until the teeth are straightened, although treatment can take up to 18 months to complete depending on circumstances. Unlike many types of brace systems, aligners are easily removable and are normally taken out when eating and brushing teeth.

Invisalign can cure pretty much any teeth problems whereas the Inman aligner is primarily used for straightening the visible front teeth that can be seen when you smile. For this reason the Inman aligner gives quick results with a typical treatment lasting 6-18 weeks. Hence when you visit an orthodontic website you’re likely to see a lot of Inman Aligner before and after pictures.

Brace systems

Unlike aligners, most brace systems tend to be fixed and therefore can’t be removed when eating or brushing. This can be an advantage as it removes the temptation to take them out for longer than you should. Like aligners brace systems can also be discreet, particularly the clear brace variety which are usually made from either ceramic and tooth coloured wiring, or a heavy duty clear plastic. Brace systems can also be either accelerated or long-term treatments. Similar to the Inman aligner, accelerated brace treatments such as C Fast, Six Month Smiles and Secret Smile tend to correct the aesthetics of a Manchester smile, rather than deal with more complex problems. This means that people requiring tooth root straightening and severe bite alignment will need longer term treatments.

As you can see, brace systems and aligners have their pros and cons. For example Invisalign offers Manchester patients the utmost discretion although this comes at a price because Invisalign isn’t a cheap treatment when compared to other brace systems. Brace systems offer speedy treatments but then again, so does the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures for both types of treatments are also comparable. So where does that leave us?

Well, it really does all boil down to how you feel about wearing braces as a patient, the type of treatment you need, and indeed your budget. Ultimately if you’re looking for smile Manchester orthodontic advice and have been recommended braces by your dentist then come and have a chat with us. To make an appointment you can either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218

How An Inman Aligner Can Help

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – How An Inman Aligner Can Help

If you’re looking to correct crowding or protrusion of the visible upper and lower teeth, then you might want to opt for fast orthodontic treatment. Because this type of procedure is perfect for correcting the aesthetics of your smile rather than the underlying factors such as root straightening, it’s ideal for those looking for a quick fix solution. What’s more brace systems like an Inman Aligner cost UK patients considerably less than when you compare it to holistic orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign.

At Clear Braces Manchester we offer many accelerated orthodontic treatments including the Inman Aligner. So how does this particular brace system help? Let’s take a closer look.

Fits in perfectly with your lifestyle

Because of the way the Inman aligner is designed, it’s made to be easily removed. Although ideally it’s best to wear the retainer for around 20 hours every day, you can easily remove it as and when you choose, in order to fit in perfectly with your lifestyle. For people who feel self-conscious about wearing orthodontic brace systems, the Inman Aligner provides that perfect balance.

It’s kind to teeth

Even though an Inman aligner cost UK patients less than other forms of orthodontic treatments it doesn’t make it any less better. On the contrary Inman Aligners are known for being very kind to teeth as their push/pull system is designed specifically to gently coerce the teeth into position over time. As a result patients report feeling little or no tooth pain as the teeth are moving.

It’s quick

As far as fast orthodontic treatment goes, Inman Aligners are particularly quick. In fact in some cases, depending upon the condition of the teeth, results can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks, and even in cases where more work is needed then patients can expect results in around 12-18 weeks. When you compare this to other accelerated brace systems, in some it can take around 24 weeks to achieve the same results.

Just the one appliance is needed

Finally the Inman Aligner is hassle-free because unlike other forms of  aligner, just one system should be sufficient for the entire treatment. What’s more an Inman Aligner is simple to fit and can be completed in one easy session.

If you’d like to find out more information about an Inman Aligner cost UK and how it can help you, or indeed any other information on fast orthodontic treatment or clear braces Manchester, then book a free, no-obligation consultation with with Dr Shi Karim and the team. We’ll answer all your questions and concerns as well as coming up with the perfect orthodontic solution for your needs. Remember, you don’t have to suffer with crooked or crowded teeth, so why not make a booking by visiting our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or by contacting us directly on 0161 660 1218 today. Start the ball rolling towards restoring your great looking smile right now and in 6-18 weeks you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.