Invisalign braces Manchester or clear fixed braces Manchester are arguably a million miles away from the old metallic, train-track style braces of old. They’re discreet, comfortable and in many cases can straighten teeth in a shorter time. But which type should you choose?
Invisalign offers Manchester patients a whole range of orthodontic benefits and as the name suggests the system uses clear plastic aligners which are virtually invisible to the untrained eye. This makes them very appealing to adults looking to straighten their teeth without having wear a mouth full of metal. Other reasons that a person might choose Invisalign braces over conventional braces include:
• The ability to eat what you like – Metal braces mean that you have to be careful about the food that you put in your mouth as it can get tangled in the wires and damage your braces. Invisalign offers Manchester wearers far more flexibility since the aligners can be removed to eat and drink. This means you can still chew gum after a meal or indulge in a packet of popcorn at the cinema without having to worry about your braces.
• Improvement in oral health – Conventional braces make it difficult to brush and floss your teeth and all too often a patient ends up suffering with tooth decay Clearly this is hardly conducive to modern-day dentistry. Conversely Invisalign braces in Manchester can easily be removed for brushing and flossing which means that your oral health should never be compromised.
• The comfort factor – Metal braces can be uncomfortable to wear and need regular adjustments to tighten the braces. This can make them quite painful for the first few days after adjustment. Alternatively Invisalign aligners are made from smooth plastic which fit comfortably over the teeth. As a result and overtime, the teeth are gently eased into their correct positions.
• Knowing what to expect – Invisalign patients benefit from treatment planning which is fully computerised. Therefore they know exactly how long their treatment will take and how their smile will look once treatment is completed. Metal braces on the other hand are often a trial and error procedure which can last for up to 2 years.
While Invisalign concentrates on moving teeth and aligning a person’s bite clear fixed braces concentrate more on the aesthetic side of orthodontics. As a result treatments such as ‘Six Month Smiles’ deliver super fast results.
Using clear brackets and tooth coloured wires this type of treatment only focuses on the teeth that are visible when a person smiles. Because of this results can be achieved in as little as six weeks but usually no longer than six months. Patients who take this option are normally after a quick-fix solution rather than a long-term orthodontic treatment. For this reason, Six Month Smiles is popular with patients looking to enhance their smile before a big event such as an important career move or a wedding.
If you’re considering teeth straightening then Invisalign offers Manchester patients a little more flexibility and discretion than clear fixed braces Manchester. However, our orthodontists are only too happy to discuss your options and recommend the appropriate treatment for your situation, whether that be Invisalign braces Manchester or clear fixed braces. Why not contact us today and benefit from a free consultation. Call us on 0161 660 1218 or contact us online at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. We look forward to meeting you.