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Lingual Braces Manchester

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.

Manchester Clear Braces - Best Option

3 Reasons Why You Might Choose Manchester Clear Braces

While it’s true that more and more people are turning to adult orthodontics to restore their great looking smile, some are understandably unsure of wearing metallic style braces for fear of feeling self-conscious. For this reason clear view braces could be an option.

Whether you opt for discreet treatments such as Inman aligners or lingual braces, before and after results are reassuringly positive. With this in mind here are 3 compelling reasons why you might choose Manchester clear braces.

A great solution for self-conscious individuals

For those who feel self conscious about their crooked teeth, but equally feel self conscious about wearing metallic ‘train track’ style braces for long periods of time, clear braces offer the perfect solution. Available in a wide variety of options ranging from aligner style braces systems to accelerated systems, through to reverse systems such as lingual braces, before and after results can  be achieved in different ways. However the one common denominator is that they’re all designed to be discreet. This is perfect for those people who simply want to carry out their daily lives without feeling self conscious.

Treatments can be geared towards your needs and requirements

Another compelling fact is that orthodontic treatment using Manchester clear braces isn’t a ‘one method fits all’ option. Instead brace systems can be chosen to suit your needs and requirements. For instance if you’re looking to simply improve the aesthetics of your smile, then our orthodontic team might suggest accelerated brace systems which are designed to quickly straighten the front upper and lower teeth that are visible when you smile. Alternatively if you’d prefer a brace system that’s fully and easily removable, rather than one that’s fixed, then we might suggest Invisalign aligners. Alternatively if you’d prefer not to have any trace of wiring visible when you smile or speak, then you might want to opt for lingual braces which are worn on the inside of your teeth. As you can see, there are clear view braces for every need and requirement.

Improved bite

While you may not be so concerned about an improved bite, the truth is that a healthy bite reflects an overall healthy you. Food contains a variety of nutrients that the body needs and many of these are extracted by chewing. If your bite isn’t right, there’s a chance that you might not be able to extract all the necessary goodness from the foods that you eat. While this mightn’t be such an issue in the short term, it could well be a contributing factor towards underlying health problems in the future. Orthodontic treatments offer an unobtrusive and affordable way to restore your bite and  your great looking smile.

If you’d like to speak to us about Manchester clear braces or would like to take a look at lingual braces before and after pictures to help you make up your mind, then visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk. We offer a wide variety of clear view braces treatments to help you discreetly bring your smile to life. To book a consultation, contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. On behalf of Dr Karim and the team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Manchester Clear Braces – The Pros and Cons of Going Lingual

Manchester Clear Braces – The Pros and Cons of Going Lingual

If you’ve seen lingual braces before and after pictures you’ll have an idea as to whether or not they’re the right orthodontic treatment for you. Although Manchester clear braces come in a wide variety of guises including 6 month smiles, Manchester lingual braces are different.

Unlike most other types of bracket and wiring orthodontic system, lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth using smaller brackets. Because of this they have several advantages. Let’s take a closer look.

They’re discreet

For those looking for a more discreet form of orthodontic treatment then lingual braces are certainly that. Often called incognito, hidden or Secret Smile braces, they can’t be seen when the wearer smiles or eats. Even so called invisible brace systems such as Invisalign which are worn over the teeth like a gum shield, are noticeable if you look close enough, whereas a good set of lingual braces are completely hidden from view unless the wearer happens to physically show anyone.

They get fast results

Lingual braces are known as fast or accelerated brace systems meaning that they can fix problems such as moderately crowded or crooked front teeth in as little as six months. This is perfect for those looking for a quick-fix aesthetic way to restore their smile. At Church Road Dental and Cosmetics potential patients can also take a closer look at a wide selection of lingual braces before and after pictures to help them make an informed dental decision.

They help to protect the teeth

According to recent studies, when braces are attached to the back of the mouth they cause less damage to the teeth because they eradicate the problem of challenging brushing. Unlike conventional Manchester clear braces, teeth can be accessed far easier using a toothbrush and therefore the problems of plaque build-up don’t tend to occur, so long as the wearer maintains high standards of oral hygiene.

So those are the advantages, what about the disadvantages?

They take some getting used to

As lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth they can get in the way of the tongue. Because of this, it can affect the person’s speech and there also might be some slight discomfort. However, discomfort generally tends to disappear within a few days and in addition, wearers find that they soon learn to annunciate properly as the tongue gets used to the positioning of the small brackets located at the back of the teeth.

Can’t solve every orthodontic problem

Unlike longer term orthodontic brace systems such as Invisalign, fast or accelerated treatments such as 6 month smiles Manchester, C-Fast, and lingual braces can’t solve more complex issues. Due to the time factor involved they tend to concentrate their efforts on straightening the front upper and lower teeth that are visible when the patient smiles. This is perfect for patients searching for a purely aesthetic solution, however for those with more complex orthodontic issues such as severe tooth overcrowding then accelerated treatments such as lingual braces aren’t ideal.

So there you have it, the pros and cons of going lingual!

If you’d like to find out more about the types of orthodontic treatments that can help you then come and speak to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. We have a variety of Manchester clear braces for you to choose. Our experienced orthodontists will help to find the perfect solution for you. Whether that’s fast treatments such as 6 Month Smiles Manchester, or whether that’s lingual braces, before and after we guarantee that you’ll be able to notice the difference.

To book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation, visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or alternatively contact us directly on 0161 660 1218. On behalf of Shi Karim and the team, we look forward to helping you achieve a great looking smile.

Cheap Clear Braces Manchester

Are Cheap Clear Braces Manchester worth the Money

If you’re looking to have straighter teeth without having to wear metal braces it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Instead you can opt for cheap clear braces. Manchester residents in need of orthodontic treatments might see ‘cheap’ as a distinct lack of quality, but is this really the case? Let’s take a closer look.

When it comes to braces, Manchester clear brace systems have advantages over their metal cousins in that they’re less visible and therefore more discreet. In some cases, orthodontic treatments such as lingual braces Manchester are worn on the inside of the teeth rather than the outside, while other brace systems do away with brackets and wiring altogether giving the wearer the feeling that they aren’t wearing braces at all. That said the latter type are considerably more expensive when compared to other alternatives.

The good news is that all types of cheap clear braces in Manchester do the job of straightening teeth, however some will do more than others. Therefore the price you pay often depends upon your needs. For example, if the treatment you want is purely for aesthetic reasons, then you might want to opt for fast or accelerated brace systems. Treatments such as C-fast, Six Month Smiles, and (to a certain extent) Inman Aligners, focus their efforts on straightening the upper and lower teeth that can be seen when you smile. These can in some cases be cheaper. Alternatively if you need more complex orthodontic treatments such as tooth root orientation and/or correction of an over/under bite, then you can still purchase cheaper systems such as lingual braces Manchester, but there are also more expensive long term systems such as Invisalign. Again it all depends on what you feel comfortable with wearing.

In essence if you’re searching for cheaper orthodontic braces Manchester and don’t want to wear metallic style braces then they can be found. However it can depend on the type of treatment you need. Unfortunately, under normal circumstances, non-metallic style braces can’t be purchased on the NHS which means that you will have to pay more privately if you want anything other than conventional metal braces. However they don’t necessarily have to cost you the earth.

So to answer the question “Are cheap clear braces Manchester worth it?” Provided you do some research and understand what they can do for your teeth and the type of brace you’d feel comfortable wearing, then yes, absolutely!

To find out more about lingual braces Manchester, or other forms of cheap braces Manchester why not contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk to arrange a consultation with our highly experienced orthodontics team. Shi Karim and the team are looking forward to helping you restore your great looking smile once and for all.

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 Is Orthodontics And How Do Braces In Manchester Help

What Is Orthodontics And How Do Braces In Manchester Help?

Orthodontics is a system of dental treatments designed to improve the overall aesthetics, positioning, and function of abnormally crooked teeth. Dentists who specialise in this area are known as orthodontists. To get results they often use treatments such as such dental braces. In Manchester for example, braces come in a variety of styles. In addition to the conventional train track style metallic braces many of us wore as teenagers, brace systems such as lingual braces Manchester are also available.

Lingual braces work in the same way as conventional wiring and bracket systems except they’re designed to be fastened to the back of the teeth. As a result they’re extremely discreet and are great for those who simply don’t feel comfortable wearing traditional brace systems. One type of lingual brace is the Inman Aligner. Manchester orthodontists often recommend this as a popular method of straightening a patient’s teeth because of it’s discreet, almost invisible nature.

So how do brace systems like these help?

The first thing to note is that irrespective of the brace system you have, they’re all designed to carry out the same job and that’s to straighten and improve the function of teeth by applying gradual and gentle sustained pressure. Over a period of time, (usually somewhere between 1 and 3 years) the teeth will eventually get to a stage where they are considerably straighter. This in turn can improve the bite and overall strength of the teeth thus (hopefully) aiding longevity.

What happens if you don’t have straight teeth?

Aside from the aesthetics of having crooked, unsightly teeth, they can also have a big impact on your overall dental health. Crooked teeth for example attract tiny particles of food and debris which can easily get lodged in between. Under normal circumstances a toothbrush should be able to reach around 95% of all food particles left after eating. The rest can easily be eradicated by flossing. However when teeth are crooked it makes the job that much harder and even flossing becomes difficult. When food debris is left it can turn to plaque which in turn builds up to attack otherwise healthy teeth. The results can cause cavities and even tooth loss. For this reason braces in Manchester such as lingual braces Manchester are the only real solution.

What about accelerated orthodontic treatments?

The sticking point with many types of orthodontic treatments is that they take time. This can involve years of continual dental visits to achieve the desired results. However treatments such as C-Fast, Secret Smile, and the Inman Aligner give Manchester patients a much faster treatment time. How come? In effect they concentrate on the aesthetic aspect only and don’t deal with the other aspects of tooth function and alignment. Typically, accelerated treatments tend to focus their attention on the front six teeth that you can see. This is perfect for those who are only concerned about the aesthetic appeal of their smile.

If you’d like to find out more about how Braces in Manchester such as lingual braces Manchester and Inman aligner Manchester can help improve your smile and overall dental health then why not contact us today. Book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation with Shi Karim and the team who will talk you through the various orthodontic treatments on offer. To book yours either contact us on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk and start the ball rolling towards an improved smile and a healthy mouth.

Lingual Braces Manchester – What Exactly Are They

Lingual Braces Manchester – What Exactly Are They?

If you’re searching for a discreet form of orthodontics you might want to opt for clear fixed braces. Manchester orthodontists offer patients a number of choices including Invisalign, C Fast, Six Month Smiles and Inman aligners. Manchester clinics such as Church Road Dental also offer a different kind of brace system known as Lingual braces Manchester, so what exactly are they and why are they used?

Lingual braces are a far cry from the metallic style visible brace system that everyone associates with orthodontic treatments. They’re different because they’re designed to sit at the back of the patient’s teeth rather than the front. Although they carry out exactly the same job as frontal brace systems in that they apply gentle and continuous pressure to straighten teeth, the brackets and wiring support the teeth from the rear making them appear more discreet.

First developed in the 1970’s lingual braces in Manchester have undergone numerous changes over the years and are now lighter and more compact than ever before. Ultimately this means that they’re far easier to hide behind your teeth.

So what are the benefits?

Some of the major benefits of lingual braces over other forms of clear fixed braces Manchester are as follows.

Eradicates the problem of poor brushing

Although clear fixed brace systems successfully carry out the same task of straightening crooked, twisted, or flared teeth there has always been the problem of being able to maintain a high standard of dental hygiene associated with them. This is because fixed frontal braces make it difficult for a person to brush and floss those crucial areas where debris and food particles can gather between the teeth. Because lingual brace systems are attached behind, this problem no longer exists and proper dental hygiene can be maintained.

They’re very discreet

Because they’re located behind the teeth they’re very discreet. While it’s true that there are other types of discreet brace systems such as Inman aligners, Manchester patients who have had lingual braces fitted suggest that they are even more inconspicuous than their counterparts. This is great news if you feel particularly self conscious about having to wear a form of brace system.

They’re non removable

Custom made lingual braces are fixed permanently in the mouth for the duration of your treatment. Therefore you don’t have to worry about having to take them out and clean them as you would other types of removable brace systems. This makes them virtually hassle free

Total orthodontic treatment system

Although some forms of lingual braces such as Secret Smile are classed as accelerated treatments (eg, they concentrate only on straightening the teeth that can be seen), most other forms of lingual braces are what could be deemed as more traditional systems. This means they have the ability to correct tooth root alignment and bite also. They’re classed as total orthodontic treatment systems taking somewhere between 12 and 36 months to complete. Because of this, lingual braces can often be used in more complex dental cases.

If you want to find out more about Lingual braces Manchester, or indeed any other types of clear fixed braces Manchester including Inman Aligners, Manchester residents would do well to visit our Church Road dental clinic. Here we can discuss your dental options and decide on an orthodontic treatment plan that fits in with your needs and requirements. To book your consultation either make an appointment via our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk or contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards a healthier, happier smile.