If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Manchester who can provide you with a discreet way of straightening your teeth then talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. With a wide range of treatments to choose from, our Manchester orthodontic centre provides the latest state of the art treatment such as Invisalign. So how does it work?
Invisalign is unlike many other brace systems in that it resembles a thin transparent gum shield rather than the type of bracket and wiring style orthodontic treatment that most of us associate with braces. As such it has many special characteristics that your orthodontist Manchester will tell you about. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
It’s many braces not just one
the Invisalign system consists of many braces rather than just one. While traditional braces are attached to the teeth permanently for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign braces consist of a whole series of aligners or trays which are worn at specific times along the various stages of the treatment. For this reason a person can have as many as 48 aligners, each of which are made specially to fit.
One of the advantages of the Invisalign system is that braces are designed to be easily removable. The reason for this is that they don’t rely on gentle applied pressure from brackets and wiring to pull your teeth into position. Instead your orthodontist in Manchester will tell you that teeth are gently coaxed into position using the series of clear plastic-like shields which sit over your teeth. Every two weeks the current Invisalign aligner is changed for the next one in the series and for this reason it has to be easily removable. In fact the removal and replacement is carried out by the patient and not the orthodontist. Manchester patients may also note that they’re designed to be removed when eating and cleaning the teeth, making oral hygiene easier to manage.
Even brace systems with tooth coloured brackets and wiring can be noticed when a wearer smiles, but because Invisalign is made from a clear plastic resin, it’s extremely hard to spot. For this reason it’s about as discreet as orthodontic braces can be.
To find out more about orthodontics in Manchester particularly Invisalign, contact our Manchester orthodontics centre today. To book yourself a consultation contact Church Road Dental on 0161 486 0743 and start the ball rolling towards better, straighter teeth.