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Invisible Braces – What Are They And How They Can Help

Invisible Braces – What Are They And How They Can Help

It’s fair to say that for most people dental braces have a certain stigma attached to them. Whether it was because they had to endure wearing them as a child, or whether they knew someone that was continually called names like ‘brace face‘ or ‘metal mouth‘, the thought of having to go through orthodontic treatment as an adult is enough to put many people off. For this reason, a whole host of invisible braces and clear fixed braces were invented to ensure that adults could get the treatment they need. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Lingual braces

If you saw pictures of  a mouth with both lingual braces before and after pictures it’s fair to say that you would definitely notice the difference. Yet we’d also wager that during the treatment you wouldn’t even notice that the person in question was wearing them. Why? Because they’re incredibly discreet. Whereas conventional braces are designed to fix to the front of your teeth by means of brackets and wiring, lingual braces attach at the back of the teeth. This means that patients can smile, speak, and eat without people ever knowing that they’re wearing them. What’s more, their orthodontic treatment can continue in complete discretion.

Clear fixed braces

In essence, clear fixed braces are similar to conventional metal-style braces in that brackets are attached to the front of the teeth and wires threaded through; except this time, rather than being metal, the brackets are a white ceramic colour and the wiring is both thinner and tooth coloured for a more discreet feel. Similarly to conventional braces, clear fixed braces can fix a number of tooth problems including tooth overcrowding, irregular tooth spacing, and tooth alignment issues.

Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners are about as far removed from traditional braces as you can get. Otherwise known as invisible braces, these aligner style appliances have many differences. Unlike conventional brace systems, they’re designed to be fully removable. In addition, rather than one appliance lasting for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign treatment consists of a number of aligners which are worn sequentially and changed every two weeks. Perhaps the best thing about Invisalign is that they do away with brackets and wiring altogether in favour of clear acrylic trays which are worn over the teeth like a gum shield. Because of their transparency Invisalign braces really are virtually invisible to anyone else but you.


If you’d like to find out more about lingual braces before and after, invisible braces, or clear fixed braces then come and talk to the orthodontics team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. To book an appointment contact us directly on 0161 660 1218 and start the ball rolling towards restoring that perfect smile.

Lingual Braces Before And After – How They Straighten Teeth

Lingual Braces Before And After – How They Straighten Teeth

If you’re one of the many millions of adults who suffer with crooked or misaligned teeth your best option is to opt for orthodontic treatment. Whether you choose conventional metal braces, ceramic clear fixed braces, or more discreet varieties such as Invisalign Manchester or lingual braces,  before and after results can be quite a transformation. In this post, we’re going to focus on lingual braces and take closer look at what they are and how they straighten teeth.

So what are they exactly?

Lingual braces are often referred to as inside braces or hidden braces because rather than being attached to the outside or front of the teeth, they’re secured to the inside or rear (lingua is Latin for tongue). This means that all the metal parts such as brackets and wiring which would normally be visible when you smile or speak, are now hidden behind the teeth. Because of this, nobody need know that you’re wearing them. In fact, it’s fair to say that they’re about as discreet as fixed braces get, and for this reason they are popular with image conscious adults who want straighter teeth but don’t particularly like the image of sporting a mouth full of metal.

How do lingual braces work?

The principle behind lingual braces is the same as any other orthodontic appliance such as ceramic clear fixed braces or aligner style braces such as Invisalign. Manchester patients may be surprised to learn that aside from the way they’re attached they really are no different. Just like standard braces, tensioning wires threaded through brackets work to apply gentle sustained force on the teeth. Over a period of time (this could be anywhere from 9-24 months) the teeth gradually move and eventually realign. The only real difference is that any force applied is carried out on the back of the teeth and not the front.

Are lingual braces difficult to wear?

Like conventional fixed braces, they may take a little getting used to. Because they’re attached to the back of the teeth they can interfere with the tongue causing a slight lisp when speaking. However, the good news is that this is normally only short lived and most people (after some practice) return to speaking normally within a few weeks. In addition and again, like many other types of fixed brace system, patients may experience slight discomfort for a few days after adjustment appointments. However any discomfort felt soon dissipates as your teeth get used to the new applied force.

So are lingual braces worth it?

For the vast majority of patients the difference in appearance between lingual braces before and after pictures is astounding. As well as a perfect straight smile, patients can experience an improved bite, improved oral health, and an all-round healthier you!

For more information about lingual braces, clear fixed braces, fast orthodontic treatments, or aligner style appliances such as Invisalign, Manchester-based Church Road dental and Cosmetics is the place to go. Dr Shi Karim and the team have a wealth of experience in orthodontics and have the ability to correct any dental problems no matter how severe. To find out more, why not contact us on 0161 660 1218 and book a no-obligation consultation today.

Clear Braces UK – What Exactly Are They And Why Wear Them?

Clear Braces UK – What Exactly Are They And Why Wear Them?

While it’s true that Inman Aligner cost is considerably cheaper than clear braces UK, the fact is that clear brace treatments such as Invisalign offer a holistic long-term approach to teeth straightening. Just like lingual braces, before and after pictures often show amazing transformations; but what exactly are clear braces and why wear them? Let’s take a closer look.

As the name suggests clear orthodontic braces are exactly that. Unlike other forms of orthodontic appliance such as lingual braces, which are worn behind the teeth and are designed to be discreet, clear braces such as Invisalign are virtually invisible. This means that for many adults they can wear braces without revealing a mouth full of metal every time they smile. This is often the stumbling block that prevents many patients from wearing orthodontic appliances.

Invisalign braces are made using a clear top quality medical grade polyurethane resin and are worn over the teeth just like a gum shield. They don’t utilise brackets and tensioning wire in order to straighten teeth, instead they rely on the individual design of each aligner. Because there are no tell- tale brackets and wiring, it makes them far easier to be discreet. The result is that people won’t even know that you’re wearing them.

They’re removable

Although discretion is a big part of why patients opt for Invisalign clear braces UK, there are other reasons too. Perhaps the biggest reason is that they are designed to be removable. Even in the case of discreet forms of orthodontic treatment such as lingual braces, before and after treatment will entail a fixed form of braces which are worn for the entire duration of the treatment. On the contrary, the Invisalign system involves a whole series of aligners (sometimes as many as 48) which are designed to be changed by the patient every two weeks.

The idea is that each aligner moves the teeth a small fraction and then it’s discarded and changed for the subsequent one in the series. Ultimately because they are removable, the patient is in full control, and therefore it’s argued that clear braces such as Invisalign can fit better into a patient’s lifestyle. While the Inman Aligner cost is cheaper and also fully removable, it’s certainly not as discreet and it can’t treat back teeth, or align tooth roots like the Invisalign Aligner can. In this regard you could say that Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment for the modern age.

If you’d like to talk to us about fixed or removable forms of discreet orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign Clear braces UK, or lingual braces, before and after treatments will be explained during a no-obligation consultation. Why not book yours today and take the first steps towards restoring that perfect smile. To find out more contact us on 0161 660 1218 today.

Need Clear Fixed Braces - What Type Do You Choose

Need Clear Fixed Braces – What Type Do You Choose?

When seeking orthodontic treatment you may have already looked at Inman aligner before and after pictures and lingual braces before and after pictures and decided that clear fixed braces are the ones for you. This being the case you may be surprised to learn that there are a wide selection to choose from. So just how do you make the right choice?

Speak with a specialist orthodontist

The first port of call is to speak with a specialist orthodontist. They’ll closely examine your teeth and will talk to you in great detail about the variety of clear fixed braces available. They’ll also ask what you hope to get out of the experience and the end result you hope to achieve. It might be for example that you’re looking for a quick-fix aesthetic solution to a better smile. In this case the orthodontist might suggest accelerated or fast orthodontic treatments. Alternatively, it could be that you have more advanced dental issues that you’d like correcting. In this case you might want to look at longer-term orthodontic treatments.

Consider how discreet you want treatment to be

Discretion plays a big part in adult orthodontics as it’s fair to say that not many adults want to be seen wearing a mouth full of metal. For this reason the majority of clear fixed braces are discreet, using tooth coloured brackets and wiring. However if you’ve ever looked at lingual braces before and after pictures you’ll notice that these are attached to the back of the teeth rather than at the front. Consequently when you speak or smile, your adult braces can’t be seen.

Think about the type of treatment you’re looking for

Nowadays more and more adult braces are being worn to correct aesthetic issues. For example if you have a slightly gapped front tooth that affects your smile then you might want to opt for fixed braces in the form of accelerated treatments. These include systems such as C-Fast, Secret Smiles, and Six Month Smiles. In most cases treatments are completed within 6 months but often far sooner. They focus of correcting the upper and lower front teeth which are visible when you smile and not on the entire mouth. Fast orthodontic treatments are good for those who have an upcoming event such as a wedding, job interview, or even a date, and would like to look and feel their best.

Conversely longer term fixed brace treatments can deal with a whole variety of dental issues and in addition to straightening teeth can also align bite and straighten tooth roots. Inevitably this takes longer to achieve, and treatment typically takes around 12-36 months.

Comfort and price

The final deciding factor in choosing the right clear fixed braces is comfort and price. Certain brace systems such as lingual braces which are attached behind the teeth may take a bit of getting used to. Not because they’re particularly uncomfortable, but because they can affect the speech at first. If you’re embarrassed by this, then you might want to opt for a different form of treatment. In addition, brace systems do vary considerably in price, ranging from the metal style braces (that we’re all familiar with) at the cheaper end of the spectrum, to the more expensive end of the scale in the guise of Invisalign and the Inman aligner. Before and after results may be impressive but if it isn’t within your budget, then cost can be a big sticking point which may also sway your judgement.

If you need orthodontic treatment and want to find out more then contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. With our in house orthodontics team we’ll see to it that you get the right clear fixed braces treatment for you. Why not book an appointment to take a look at lingual braces before and after pictures or Invisalign results to get the very best advice before you make that all important dental decision. To book yours contact us on 0161 660 1218 today.

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

Lingual Braces Before and After – What A Transformation

In many places throughout the UK including Hulme, orthodontics treatments are something that many adults tend to shy away from. Perhaps they envisage wearing metallic ‘train track’ style braces of old or maybe they don’t like the thought of having to wait for 2 years to see the results of their labour.

Thank goodness then for lingual braces. Before and after pictures show that startling results can be achieved in as little as 12 weeks and what’s more, unlike other forms of clear braces UK, Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth and not the front, making them about as discreet as orthodontic treatments get. Ultimately this eliminates a big worry for people who might consider that wearing braces not only makes them look unsightly, but heavily impinges on their lifestyle.

So what about the benefits of wearing lingual braces for the patient?

As already mentioned, because the small clear brackets are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front, the braces are totally invisible when the patient smiles or speaks. They’re also smaller and more comfortable to wear than conventional style brace systems and because they’re self-litigating, patients will have to make fewer trips to the dentist. Treatment starts right away as soon as the system is attached and most people find that they have straighter teeth somewhere between 12 and 24 weeks. Finally, as access to the front teeth isn’t obstructed, it makes it easier for the wearer to maintain good standards of oral hygiene.

So what sort of Lingual braces before and after transformations can I expect?

Although you may understandably only be concerned with how your teeth look, most accelerated clear braces UK systems concentrate their efforts on correcting (straightening) the front six teeth that are visible when you smile. Lingual braces are different because they can also address a whole host of other dental problems including;

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gapped or irregular teeth spacing
  • Open bites

For this reason, here in Cheadle Hulme, orthodontics treatments such as lingual braces are fast becoming a popular choice for adults looking to solve their dental problems both quickly and discreetly.

To find out more about lingual braces before and after transformations, or to check out a wide range of other options for removable and fixed clear braces UK, contact Church Road Dental on 0161 660 1218 today. We offer a free consultation where we’ll discuss the best options for your case, as well as answering any dental questions or concerns that you may have. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start the ball rolling towards a healthier smile and a happier you.

Lingual Braces Before and After - Orthodontics Really Works

Lingual Braces Before and After – Orthodontics Really Works!

If you were to take a look at lingual braces before and after pictures, or an Inman Aligner before and after picture, you’ll see that orthodontic treatments really do work. At our smile Manchester clinic based in Cheadle Hulme we’re more than happy to show people the results that they could achieve by undergoing adult orthodontics using discreet removable or fixed braces. So how do they work and how long do they take?

Orthodontic treatments can fix a number of dental problems including crooked teeth, gapped or flared teeth, or even an over/underbite. Although brace and aligner style systems differ immensely in terms of design and fit, they all follow the same principle. That is to gently push or pull the teeth back into alignment using gradual but continual force. Over time (and this depends upon the degree of treatment needed) the wearer is left with straighter aligned teeth and a smile that they can be proud of.

In some cases the transformation between lingual braces before and after or an Inman Aligner before and after can be huge. In others, transformations may be more subtle. What’s more important is that at the end of the treatment, the patient is happy.

So what type of brace systems can a patient have?

There are many underlying factors that dictate the type of orthodontic treatment a patient will have.  These include:

  • Cost  – Some orthodontic treatments are more costly than others, so budgets may need to be taken into consideration
  • Type of problem – Certain brace systems are better at dealing with particular dental issues than others.
  • Patient’s needs – What does the patient want? Are they looking to treat just the aesthetics of their smile, or would they rather take a holistic approach to their teeth
  • Comfort and fit – Some brace systems may be better suited to an individual than others, so comfort and fit are important
  • Confidence levels – Certain adults might feel confident in their appearance and as such may be more than happy to wear modern-day bracket and wire style brace systems. Conversely others, who are more worried about their looks might prefer something far more discreet.

At our smile Manchester clinic we’ll take on board the needs of the patient, and balance this with the type of treatment needed, to come up with an orthodontic system that works for you. It could be that an accelerated brace treatment suits, such as C-Fast, Six Month Smiles or Secret Smile. Alternatively, a patient may need longer term treatment but would prefer to keep it discreet. In this case they might choose lingual braces which are fastened to the back of the teeth and not the front, or they may ditch the bracket and wiring style of brace altogether and opt for an aligner style treatment such as Invisalign.

As you can see, if you aren’t happy with your smile, Manchester orthodontic treatments can certainly help. Here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics we invite you to check out our lingual braces before and after pictures, or an Inman Aligner before and after picture, to see the confidence boosting results that can actually be achieved. Why not contact us today on 0161 660 1218 or visit our website at www.clearbracesmanchester.co.uk and book yourself an appointment with Dr Shi Karim and the team.