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Invisible Braces – A Discreet Way to Get Orthodontic Treatment

When we think about orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth, invisible braces probably aren’t the first thing that springs to mind. Indeed procedures such as Invisalign treatment and lingual braces before and after, are a long way from the metallic smile that many conventional brace wearers used to have to endure. For this reason more and more adults are now seeking teeth straightening treatments such as these; but what other benefits do invisible or clear brace treatments have?

A wider number of choices

Nowadays when a patient needs orthodontic treatments they have a great deal of choice available. Not only does this include discreet or invisible brace systems such as those listed above, but also fast or accelerated brace systems, removable brace systems, and aligner style systems that even do away with the bracket and wiring aspect altogether. When a patient meets with an orthodontist for the first time, they’ll be give a thorough oral examination. Based on the patient’s dental needs and their personal needs the dentist will choose a brace system to fit that exacting criteria.

Healthier options

One of the long standing problems with conventional metal bracket and wiring braces is that because they’re permanently fixed to the mouth for the duration of the treatment (this can be anything up to 3 years) food particles and debris can get lodged in between the tiny gaps in the brace. This can sometimes be difficult to access when brushing, and although you can floss while wearing braces, it isn’t easy. On some occasions conventional brace wearers are prone to something known as de-calcification. This is where the acids contained in foods robs the teeth of calcium, causing white scars. This in turn can lead to cavities.

Conversely Invisalign treatments and to a certain extent lingual braces, make it easier to brush and floss. Invisalign for example is a non-fixed aligner, designed to be removed when eating and brushing teeth, while lingual braces fit the back of the teeth and therefore access for a toothbrush is far simpler. In fact if you ever get to see lingual braces before and after pictures, you’ll notice that de-calcification isn’t normally an issue.

Access to speedier treatments

Clear or invisible braces come in a wide variety of guises and something we touched on earlier was fast or accelerated treatments. Metal style brace systems tend to be permanently fixed, long-term procedures with the patient having to wear then 24 hours a day for anything up to 3 years. Conversely if a patient has mild dental problems such as gapped or flared teeth, or slight overcrowding and is only really concerned with the aesthetics of their smile, then they might want to opt for fast or accelerated treatments such as C Fast, Six Month Smiles, or the Inman Aligner. These systems usually concentrate their efforts on straightening the front upper and lower teeth that can be seen when you smile, and for this reason treatment can take as little as 2-3 months.

As you can see as well as being discreet, invisible braces such as Invisalign treatment and Lingual braces before and after have a wide variety of other benefits. If you’re not happy with your smile and would like to speak to us about discreet orthodontic treatment then book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team. To make an appointment either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today and take the first steps towards bringing back your great looking smile.

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.

Clear Fixed Braces Manchester – How Do They Work?

Clear Fixed Braces Manchester – How Do They Work?

When we think of orthodontic treatment it usually conjures up visions of heavy metallic style brace systems that we remember as children. Clear fixed braces Manchester are far removed from this and instead offer adults the chance to wear discreet braces such as Invisalign braces Manchester to correct problematic teeth. In fact clear braces offers Manchester patients the chance to fix a wide variety of tooth related problems while the wearer goes about their normal daily life; but how do they work?

In essence all types of braces, whether they’re Inman Aligners, Invisalign, or lingual, are designed to do the same job and that’s to straighten teeth by applying gentle and sustained force. It’s how this is achieved which varies. For example, aligner type braces such as Invisalign braces in Manchester, do away with the conventional bracket and wiring style fixings altogether in favour of a series of removable clear plastic trays that are worn on the teeth just like a gum shield. Each tray (aligner) varies from its predecessor and as one tray is replaced (usually every two weeks), it gently coaxes the teeth into a particular position so that the next aligner can continue the process. Over a period of 12-18 months the desired results are normally achieved.

Unlike other forms of clear fixed braces in Manchester lingual braces attach to the back of the teeth and as a result any wiring won’t be visible when the wearer speaks or smiles. Like most forms of orthodontic treatment they take some getting used to but are ideal for those who really don’t want people to know that they’re wearing braces.

Accelerated vs long-term treatments

One of the factors that puts many people off from orthodontic treatments is that it’s considered a long-term procedure (usually anywhere between 9 months and 2 years). However patients can also have what are known as accelerated treatments. Using treatments such as C- Fast and Secret Smile, accelerated clear braces offers Manchester patients the chance to have straighter teeth in 2-6 months There is however a trade off. Because of the length of time involved, most accelerated treatments only correct the visible upper and lower teeth that are seen when a person smiles. As a result they don’t correct more complex matters such as over and under bite and tooth root alignment which long-term orthodontic treatments can. For this reason accelerated orthodontic treatments aren’t for everyone. However for those patients that prefer to focus purely on the aesthetics of their smile, then accelerated systems are the perfect option.

In essence clear braces offers Manchester patients the chance to get their teeth straightened   by way of a series of discreet treatments. Whether that’s removable systems such as invisalign braces Manchester or other forms of clear fixed braces, Manchester patients can rest assured that they’re in safe hands when they pay a visit to Church Road Dental.

If you’re concerned that your teeth aren’t giving you that great looking smile, then why not book yourself a no-obligation appointment where we can discuss your needs. Together with our experienced team, we’ll find the right orthodontic treatment for you. To book yours, either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Clear Braces How Modern Orthodontic Manchester Treatments have improved

How Modern Orthodontic Manchester Treatments have improved

In years gone by the only real form of orthodontic Manchester treatment was those heavy metallic ‘train track’ style braces that many children wore throughout their school years. Now however our smiles dental Manchester clinic offers a whole host of orthodontic treatments that are not only for adults, but are also incredibly discreet. In fact treatments such as Invisalign braces Manchester are about as far away from traditional metal style braces that you can get. So what’s changed.

Advanced technology

Over the past decade or so dental technology has come on in leaps and bounds. Not just with innovations such as dental implants, but for orthodontic treatments as well. Materials are now more lightweight than ever, meaning that braces are more comfortable. Computerised design means that aligners such as those needed for orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, can be individually made with pinpoint accuracy, and bracket and wire braces can be made smaller so that they’re more discreet than ever before. This means that anyone needing orthodontic Manchester treatments are likely to find it way more appealing than they may have done in childhood.

More self conscious about body image

Fuelled by the celebrities of our time who always seem to be in the public eye, people nowadays appear to be more self conscious about body image and this includes teeth. Although orthodontic treatments such as braces have been around for decades, no adult really wants to be seen or noticed wearing them. However advances in technology means that treatments such as clear braces or Invisalign braces in Manchester are not only very discreet, but are a world away from the traditional bracket and wire type braces that we’ve come to know. This means that for the first time adults can carry out their normal daily lives without feeling conscious of the fact that they are wearing noticeable braces.

Faster treatment time

In a world of quick fix solutions, orthodontic treatments such as braces stood out for taking anything up to 3 years to complete. Over the past few years however accelerated brace systems such as C-Fast, Secret Smile, and Six Month Smiles have come onto the market. Now instead of taking years, those people who were purely focused on the aesthetics of their smile rather than underlying corrective measures, were able to have their visible upper and lower teeth straightened in as little as two or three months. This means that now, brace systems particularly the accelerated clear brace variety, have become a viable option for many people. As such the percentage of adults opting for orthodontic Manchester treatment is greater now than ever before.

Whether you’re opting for Invisalign braces Manchester or any other type of clear fixed brace systems then we can help. Our experienced team led by Shi Karim have the skills to bring back your perfect smile. Whether you’re after a quick aesthetic fix, or a long term solution to crooked, flared, or gapped teeth then we believe that smiles dental Manchester doesn’t get any better than this. To book a no-obligation consultation, ether visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or phone us directly on 0161 660 1218 and put an end to your problem teeth once and for all.

Clear Braces Manchester Invisalign Manchester Exploring 5 Great Benefits

Invisalign Manchester – Exploring 5 Great Benefits

If you’re searching for adult orthodontic braces in Manchester then one of the best treatments on offer is Invisalign. Manchester patients do have a varied choice of clear fixed, and ceramic style braces that can help to correct misaligned, flared or gapped teeth, but in Manchester, Invisalign has many benefits over its brace system counterparts. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at what these are.


Even with the latest advancements in clear fixed brace systems they can still appear noticeable to other sharp-eyed individuals when the wearer smiles or speaks. Despite being tooth coloured, if you look closely enough, those tell tale wires and brackets can still be seen. Conversely as the name suggests Invisalign braces are pretty much invisible. This means that people who are particularly self conscious can wear them without being noticed.


While it’s true that braces have come a long way over the years they can still take a little getting used to when wearing them. However, in Manchester, Invisalign has changed all that. Invisalign provides a comfortable way to wear braces purely because they don’t rely on the bracket and wiring system as countless other braces do. Instead they involve a series of aligners, similar to clear gum shields which are worn directly over the teeth. This means that unlike conventional braces you don’t have any sharp bits of metal which can in some cases protrude and scratch the mouth.

They’re arguably more hygienic

One of the problems with many braces in Manchester is that once they’re attached they can’t be removed until the treatment is complete. Often this is 18 months to 2 years down the line. During this time food debris can get caught up in and around the wiring so they need to be cleaned thoroughly and regularly. The other issue is that when some brace systems are fitted, certain areas of your teeth aren’t easily accessed for cleaning, meaning that bacteria can build up and decay can take hold. Alternatively, with Invisalign although they work best when kept in for 20 hours or more per day, they are made to be removed when eating and cleaning teeth. This makes them arguably more hygienic and easier to maintain than conventional braces.

Less hassle

When it comes to Invisalign, Manchester patients who have them fitted state that they’re virtually hassle free. The reason? Because unlike conventional braces that operate using brackets and wiring, Invisalign work by means of a series of clear plastic trays (aligners) which gently and gradually shift your teeth back to the ideal position. Each aligner is individually crafted to your specific needs and is different. Every time you wear one, it forces the teeth to maintain a certain direction. Over a period of 9 -18 months and many aligners later. you should have perfectly straight teeth. Aligners can be swapped and replaced with ease. This is something that’s usually done every two weeks and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. Alternatively if a conventional brace needs adjusting it has to be carried out back at the dental clinic so constant visits are a must.

No surprises

Perhaps the biggest advantage of Invisalign braces in Manchester is that there are no surprises when it comes to treatment. Each step of the process is meticulously planned out and plotted on a computer so the patient knows at every single stage what their teeth will look like. This includes the length of time they’re expected to wear the aligners for. Conversely with conventional braces there is always that element of not knowing and often the process gives no clear idea of how long the treatment is going to take.

So there you have it, 5 great advantages of Invisalign. Manchester orthodontic clinics are embracing Invisalign more and more and as such they’re fast becoming a popular form of adult orthodontic treatment. Although they cost more than your conventional brace system, for many they’re well worth the cost, and having read this, it’s easy to understand why.

If you’re interested in Manchester Invisalign then book yourself a no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team. To make an appointment either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 today and start the ball rolling towards achieving a great looking smile.

Clear Braces Manchester Orthodontics Manchester Everything You Need To Know

Orthodontics Manchester – Everything You Need To Know

If you’re looking into Inman Aligner cost UK, or are seeking information on Invisalign braces Manchester then you may or may not know that you’re entering into a realm of dental care known as orthodontics. Manchester for example has a wealth of clinics that have orthodontic treatment centres, but what exactly is orthodontics?

In essence orthodontic treatments help move and straighten crooked, gapped, or flared teeth over a period of time by means of a brace system. Straight away you might associate this kind of treatment with those metallic train track style braces that many teenagers wear to help with crooked teeth. However even though they’re still used today with great results, this style of brace isn’t the only type of brace system on the market and besides, it isn’t particularly discreet.

Conversely when you speak to a dentist about orthodontics in Manchester they’ll talk to you about a multitude of treatments that are available, many of which are less discreet and in some cases, less time consuming. As a result more and more adults are now turning to treatments such as Invisalign braces in Manchester, Inman aligners, and other types of clear fixed braces to match their busy lives.

So what’s available?

There are in fact a wide selection of orthodontic treatments. For example if you’re only bothered about the aesthetics of your smile, then you can undergo an accelerated teeth straightening program using brace systems such as C-Fast, Six Month Smiles and Secret Smiles. All of these are designed to straighten those visible teeth (usually the front upper and lower) only. In most cases this can be achieved in somewhere between 3 and 6 months. Because these are quick fix solutions, they can’t unfortunately solve the problem of tooth root alignment or bite correction which takes longer to achieve.

For those who want their teeth and any underlying problems fixed, there are other alternatives to metallic style braces such as Inman aligners. Although Inman aligners cost UK patients somewhere between £1000 and £2500, they’re a great alternative to wire and clip style braces. They use a discreet nickel titanium coil spring that works alongside two inner and outer bows that are designed to push the teeth forward while pulling the other teeth back. As well as straightening crooked teeth, the Inman Aligner is also designed to help with protrusions, cross bites, crowding, or correcting rotations. Treatment can take up to 18 weeks but this is still quicker than the 18 months to 2 years that conventional braces can take.

What about those who want to get away from the spring and bracket style of brace altogether? Well there’s always Invisalign braces. Manchester clinics often recommend these for those that want to buck conventional braces for something different. As the name implies Invisalign braces are virtually invisible. Instead of using springs to push and pull the teeth into position, treatment involves a series of trays that are worn like gum shields over the teeth. Each attachment gently persuades the tooth to move ever so slightly, and as the different sized trays are changed the teeth gradually move into their new position. Treatment can take up to 18 months to complete where attachments are changed every 2 weeks. Individual attachments are completely unique and are made specifically for your teeth only.

As you can see there’s more to orthodontics Manchester than meets the eye. So whether you would like to find out more about Inman aligner cost UK or invisalign braces Manchester, why not give us a call on 0161 660 1218 and book yourself a free, no obligation appointment. Alternatively you can also check out our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk for further information on the orthodontic treatments we provide.

Clear Braces Manchester 6 Month Smiles Manchester Exploring Clear Braces And More

6 Month Smiles Manchester – Exploring Clear Braces And More

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment but don’t fancy the idea of visible metal style braces then you might want to think about clear brace systems such as lingual braces Manchester and six month smiles. Manchester patients are also fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of treatments such as Invisalign, C-Fast and Inman Aligners. All of which are designed to be discreet. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.


Invisalign offers Manchester patients a different form of brace system. Instead of traditional wiring and bracket systems that most other forms of orthodontic treatment have, Invisalign relies on a series of bespoke aligners that are worn over the teeth like a clear gum shield. Each aligner (and there can be as many as 48) is changed every two weeks as treatment progresses. The idea is that over a period of time the teeth are gently forced back into position as each aligner completes a small step of the procedure. The end result is straighter teeth just as it would be with traditional brace systems.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces do adopt the traditional bracket and wire style of braces except that this time the brackets and wires are fixed to the back of the teeth. The idea is that the small brackets and tooth coloured wiring can’t be seen from the front of the mouth so any time a wearer smiles or speaks, friends, family, or acquaintances don’t even have to know they’re wearing them. The other advantage of course is that by fitting them to the back of the teeth rather than the front they cause less damage to the teeth, as they’re easier to brush and keep clean. They do all the things that other brace systems do such as –

• Align flared teeth
• Close tooth gaps
• Straighten crooked teeth
• Align the gum line

– except in a discreet way.

Six Month Smiles

If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatments then chances are you might be a little discouraged because of the time factor. Traditional brace systems, and indeed many of the clear brace systems, can take significant time to achieve the desired results. This can be anywhere from 9 months to two years depending upon the severity of the condition. However when it comes to 6 month smiles, Manchester patients will be pleased to know that this is an accelerated orthodontic treatment and as the name suggests, takes 6 months or less to complete. So how come? Using clear brackets and tooth coloured wiring, the system focuses only on the teeth that are most visible when you smile (usually your upper and lower front teeth). Then over a period of 6 months of less, teeth are straightened to reveal a natural looking smile. The difference is that they don’t tackle other issues of root straightening and bite adjustment and are therefore ideal for those people who are looking for a purely cosmetic outcome.

If you’re looking to find out more about just what Invisalign offers Manchester patients, or indeed further information regarding lingual braces Manchester, 6 month smiles Manchester, or any other form of discreet orthodontic treatments, then you’ve come to the right place. Why not book a free, no-obligation appointment with Shi Karim and the team where they can discuss your dental needs with you in detail. Remember you don’t have to put up with crooked teeth. Instead talk to us about clear brace systems today. To make an appointment either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218.

Clear Braces Manchester What Makes Invisalign Manchester So Special

What Makes Invisalign Manchester So Special?

If you’re considering clear braces Manchester then you might be interested in Invisalign. Manchester dental clinics agree that this brace system is one of the most popular dental treatments available. The reason being that Invisalign clear braces, offers Manchester patients a really discreet way of restoring their smile in a manner that that fits in with their lifestyle. Brace systems such as Invisalign are quite different to conventional brace systems, but what makes them stand out from their competitors? Lets take a closer look….

If you’re an adult and long to have a beautiful smile full of straight sparkling teeth, but just can’t imagine yourself wearing those metallic style bracket and wire brace systems, then Invisalign offers the perfect solution. Almost every other orthodontic teeth straightening system, whether it’s clear braces in Manchester or more traditional braces, require the use of fixed brackets and wiring. These are gradually adjusted over a period of time in order to correct both alignment and bite issues to give a straight, even smile. However with Invisalign the process is completely different. Gone are the brackets and wiring (whether they’re discreet and tooth coloured or not) and instead patients wear a series of retainers or aligners. These aligners sit over the teeth like a gum shield and because they’re made of a clear thermo-plastic material, they’re virtually invisible.

Aside from their discreet nature, what do Invisalign clear braces offer Manchester patients that other braces can’t?


Because there are no brackets and wires involved patients won’t experience mouth abrasions and speech problems that are often associated with traditional brace systems, so they’re considered far more comfortable to wear.


Usually brace systems are permanently fixed for the duration of the treatment making it difficult to clean the teeth, but not Invisalign. Manchester patients are instead able to remove the aligners both for eating and brushing their teeth.


Many patients who wear permanent brace systems find at the end of their treatment that they have a mild form of gum disease. This is because small food particles get stuck in and around the braces making the teeth difficult to clean. Conversely with Invisalign not only are they discreet, but because they’re fully removable, the teeth and the aligner itself can easily be cleaned maintaining better oral hygiene.

So there you have it, 3 advantages of Invisalign Manchester braces. The truth is that Invisalign clear braces offers Manchester patients a discreet, convenient, and all round better way to get straighter, healthier teeth and that’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face!. To find out more about Invisalign or any other form of clear braces Manchester, contact Shi Karim and the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Our highly experienced orthodontics team will discuss all your options giving you all the information you need to make a fully informed dental decision. To book your free, no-obligation appointment, either visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or alternatively contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. We look forward to welcoming you.

Clear Braces Manchester Am I Too Old For Manchester Clear Braces

Am I Too Old For Manchester Clear Braces?

Clear braces Manchester are a far cry from the metallic brace systems of old that many of us wore through our teenage years. Because Manchester clear braces are far less prominent than the ‘train track’ style braces of old, adults are more willing to undergo some form of orthodontic treatment. However when it comes to age, it begs the question “are you ever too old to undergo orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign Manchester?” Let’s take a closer look.

Many adults are pleasantly surprised to find that orthodontic treatments have changed considerably in recent years and now patients can expect to wear braces that are smaller, lighter, less visible, and more comfortable. Patients who have conditions that can be treated with clear brace systems, no longer need to be concerned about how they look in braces.

So why would adults need to wear clear braces in Manchester?

Many adults have perfectly straight teeth when they are younger but as teeth are embedded into the jaw bone, the bone shape and density can change with age. This can affect the positioning of the teeth. For those who want to restore their great looking smile, orthodontic treatments are a good way to do this.

Are you ever too old to wear Manchester clear braces?

In a word no, however there are certain criteria that people should meet.

Firstly you need to have strong supporting facial structures including healthy bone. By healthy we mean bone tissue that’s plentiful and strong enough to be able to withstand the movement of the teeth over time.

Secondly to undergo treatments such as Invisalign Manchester, patients need to have a healthy mouth and this means healthy teeth and gums (eg, teeth that are free from decay and gum disease). So long as these criteria are in place, then to put it simply, you’re never too old for orthodontic treatments.

Some adults are under the impression that orthodontic treatments in older people are more painful because their bones and teeth have stopped developing and are therefore less flexible. This really isn’t the case. Clear brace systems are designed to place gentle but continual pressure on the teeth to ease them back into their correct position. Just like children and teenagers the only discomfort they might feel is for a day or so after the braces have been tightened or a new aligner has been placed.

Adult treatments may take slightly longer than children’s orthodontics. However this is often compensated by the fact that adults are generally more compliant and tend to follow the instructions of the orthodontist to the letter. Often this makes for a speedier treatment.

Whether you’re in your 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, and want to bring back that great looking smile you once had then talk to us about Manchester clear braces. During a consultation our highly experienced team will discuss your clear braces Manchester options and from there you can make a fully informed dental decision about whether Invisalign Manchester, lingual braces, or tooth coloured ceramic braces, are best suited to your needs. Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure. At the end of the treatment you’ll be a happier, more confident person with a fantastic smile.

For further information visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact our experienced team on 0161 660 1218 today.