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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 To Improve Your Smile – Manchester Ortho Treatment Can Help

Looking to improve your smile? Manchester orthodontic treatment can help!

Not everyone is born with the perfect smile. For some people, a crooked smile can have a negative impact on their confidence, while for others, bite problems and other abnormalities can affect the way that food is chewed, which in turn can affect their overall health. Thankfully with a wide range of orthodontic treatment on offer, no one should have to suffer from a less than perfect, fully functioning smile.

The good news is that nowadays, teeth braces aren’t simply confined to metal style braces that we all remember as children. Instead, if you want discreet orthodontics that fit in with your lifestyle, then aligner style treatments such as Invisalign offers a balance of comfort and discretion. Alternatively, if you’re seeking a quick-fix solution then you might want to consider the Inman Aligner. Manchester patients can have straighter teeth in as little as 12 weeks.

Orthodontic treatment – No longer a stigma

Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and/or teenagers. In fact, modern day brace systems can help people of all ages. Yet despite this, one of the leading reasons that adults put up with crooked or misaligned teeth is that they don’t want to be seen sporting a mouth full of metal. However, as already stated above, it doesn’t have to be this way and there are a number of orthodontic appliances that can be worn without the need for anyone to know you’re even having orthodontic treatment. As well as Invisalign treatment, other appliances such as lingual braces are all designed with discretion in mind.

So why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

Aside from the aesthetic appeal, there are a number of definite advantages to having straighter teeth. Let’s take a look at a few of them…

Straighter teeth are healthy teeth

If you think about it, the straighter your teeth are the healthier they’re likely to be. Straighter teeth are easier to clean using a toothbrush and dental floss. When teeth are twisted, misaligned, or crooked, plaque can build up in difficult to reach areas, especially when it’s impossible to floss between them. In turn, this can cause tooth decay and bring about the early stages of gum disease. So if you want to make it easier to retain healthy teeth, make sure they’re straight.

Confidence boost

A beautiful smile goes a long way to improving your life. It portrays trust, makes you look more attractive, and can give you the confidence to go out and live life to the fullest. On the contrary, people with a less than perfect smile often have a lower self-esteem and may even remove themselves from social situations because of it. In other words, a crooked smile can hinder your overall quality of life.

Healthy smile, healthy you!

If you have a healthy smile, Manchester experts suggest that this is inextricably linked to a healthy you. For example, there is growing proof that gum disease is closely linked to other medical issues such as heart problems, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s Disease. This makes perfect sense when you think about the fact that bacteria found in the gums can enter the bloodstream and play a part in accelerating certain conditions. Conversely, when you have straighter teeth, there’s a strong chance that they’re likely to be free from bacteria; but not only this, it promotes better chewing, therefore aiding full and proper digestion.

So now we know why you should consider orthodontic treatment, let’s take a closer look at what treatments such as Invisalign offers patients?

Orthodontics are designed to fix a wide variety of teeth problems. Some appliances such as the Inman Aligner Manchester, deal with the aesthetic appearance of a smile by treating the top and bottom six teeth that are visible in the smile line. Others such as Invisalign, lingual braces, ceramic and all-metal braces, deal with the overall function and form of a smile. Problems that can be fixed include:

  • Crossbites
  • Overcrowding
  • Open bites
  • Deep bites
  • Underbites
  • Protrusions
  • Uneven spacing/gapping
  • Oral habits
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

Despite the fact that there are a wide variety of orthodontic treatments on the market, they all work in the same way in that they move teeth by applying gradual sustained force. When force is applied in a controlled way, the teeth (and in some cases the tooth root) slowly move back into position. In some cases, this is done using a series of removable aligners, or in others, by a solitary fixed device. Either way, by the end of the treatment the patient will have straighter teeth and a much-improved smile.

So now you know that orthodontic treatment works, which type of treatment should you opt for?

Primarily the type of treatment you need depends upon a number of factors. These can include

  • Condition or degree of treatment needed
  • Requirements or lifestyle needs
  • Cost
  • The Speed of treatment.

For example, Invisalign offers arguably the most discreet orthodontic treatment available, however, because each aligner is custom-made it doesn’t come cheap. Alternatively, conventional metal-style braces are cheaper, but they mightn’t suit a person who doesn’t feel comfortable with a mouth full of metal. How about speedy treatments such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, or the Inman Aligner? Manchester dentists will tell you that although they’re quick to work, if you have other underlying problems beyond your smile line, then accelerated brace systems such as those listed above are probably not the best choice. The bottom line is that after a thorough examination your dentist will select the right orthodontic treatment that fits both your needs and criteria.

To find out more about how to improve your smile, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment contact us on 0121 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards restoring your perfect smile.

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

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

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

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

So how do they straighten teeth?

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

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

So what are the advantages?

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

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

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It work?

Fast Orthodontic Treatment – Does It work?

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

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

First of all, what exactly is fast orthodontics?

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

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

So how do they work?

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

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

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

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

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

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Inman Aligner Before And After – How It Helps Your Teeth

While Invisalign offers patients a long-term treatment for the perfect smile, Manchester patients might also want to consider the Inman Aligner. Before and after pictures can show amazing transformations, but for many patients, the Inman Aligner has not only restored their smile but their confidence too. What’s more it has achieved it in super fast time. So how does the Inman Aligner do this and how does it help your teeth?

If you suffer with crowding or protrusion of the front teeth, then the Inman Aligner offers the perfect solution. It’s safe, it’s efficient, and it’s quick. Unlike other removable brace treatments such as Invisalign, the Inman Aligner takes weeks to achieve results, rather than months or years. In fact, in most cases your teeth can gently be guided back into their correct position within 6-18 weeks. So why so fast?

The Inman Aligner is designed specifically to concentrate it’s efforts on the front upper and lower teeth which are visible when you smile. While treatments such as lingual braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign offers patients the chance to correct underlying issues such as tooth root alignment and bite, the Inman Aligner focuses on one area only, and this is why results are achieved fast. For this reason it’s an ideal treatment for those people who have an upcoming event such as a family gathering, a wedding, a job interview, or a date, and want to look their best.

So how does it work?

The Inman Aligner works by incorporating two spring-loaded bows  – one located on the inner side of your teeth and one located on the outer side. Because these bows gently oppose each other they cover a large range of movement as they both push and pull the teeth back into position. This is why for many people, Inman Aligner before and after results show a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time.

Because it has a wide range of movement a smile in Manchester can be improved in many ways. These include:

  • Aligning the front teeth (including rotations, crossbites, protrusions, or crowding)
  • Aiding orthodontic relapse (this usually occurs when patients haven’t worn a retainer after previous brace treatment)

In addition the Inman Aligner can also be used as a stand alone treatment to ensure perfectly straight teeth before cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening; or as a pre-alignment for more in-depth cosmetic dental treatments such as porcelain veneers.

If you’re not entirely happy with the aesthetics of your smile, Manchester residents can talk to us about the Inman Aligner. Before and after transformations are fast and unlike Invisalign,  offers patients an affordable speedy solution to straightening teeth. Why not call our orthodontic team for a no-obligation consultation on 0161 660 1218 today