The appearance of our teeth can be of enormous importance to us to help boost our self-esteem, enable us to feel confident in our daily lives and take pride in our smiles.
Fixing broken, missing or crooked teeth can also have significant medical implications too, as it can help enhance oral health and prevent problems in the gums and jawbone from developing.
Our teeth can often act very differently from what we might expect, meaning that despite careful brushing and flossing, they can still grow at awkward angles or become crowded or unsightly in other ways.
Orthodontics has moved on radically in the past couple of decades, meaning that there are all kinds of corrective options available nowadays to restore a beautiful smile.
Gone are the days of the heavy ‘train tracks’ that had to sit on your teeth for months on end. Today’s orthodontics offer a wide range of treatment options that are pain-free to install, easy to maintain and practically invisible inside the mouth.
Why choose Orthodontics Didsbury?
Orthodontics Didsbury has many years of expertise in orthodontics for children and adults, working on a huge variety of issues to close gaps, correct bites and generally improve the appearance and performance of patients’ teeth.
The team is friendly and compassionate, leading to a calm atmosphere during appointments and clear communications throughout the process.
The Cheadle practice has invested heavily in the latest and best orthodontic technology, with the team undergoing regular training to ensure that their knowledge in the field is second to none.
What are cosmetic fixed braces?
Cosmetic fixed braces work in the same way as traditional braces that are fixed to the teeth with a bracket and have wires attached to the teeth to gently move them into the desired position over a number of months.
The main difference is that cosmetic fixed braces are tooth coloured to minimise visual impact and offer a more discreet form of orthodontics. They are a popular option amongst both children and adults who feel that having more ‘obvious’ braces installed could adversely affect their confidence.
Cosmetic fixed braces tend to focus mainly on correcting gaps and moving crooked teeth back into the right place. They are not so effective for fixing issues with the bite – you will need to consult your orthodontists or dentist for alternative ways to address these types of issues.
The process starts with a full consultation, during which your main goals and hopes for the treatment will be discussed and impressions are taken to allow your individual brace to be made.
Then, you will return to have your fixed cosmetic brace attached, and positioned securely to ensure the most effective results.
You will need to go back regularly over the next few months to have your brace checked and repositioned as required to aid the corrective process.
Afterwards, retainers will be provided for use at home to prevent any relapsing of your teeth back into their old positions.
What is Invisalign?
They are easy to fit and comfortable to wear and work quickly and effectively, making the whole experience reassuringly straightforward. Invisalign is versatile too, meaning that it can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic concerns.
The process starts with an advanced computer 3D imaging programme that allows you to see the potential outcome of your Invisalign treatment. Using this, as well as impressions made from your teeth and photographs of your teeth, mouth and face, your set of personalised aligners are created and fitted professionally to ensure a perfect fit.
Each aligner is worn for around two weeks before you move on to the next one in the series. They can be removed when you wish, for example at mealtimes, and are easy to clean and care for, which is an important factor in any longer-term procedures.
Their discreet appearance makes them especially popular with teenagers wanting to carry on a busy social life without feeling like they look different, or are restricted by a loss of confidence in their smile.
As well as Didsbury itself, Orthodontics Manchester offers its range of expert orthodontic services to the surrounding areas, including Stockport, Sale, Altrincham, Manchester, Cheshire, Macclesfield, Wythenshawe and elsewhere across Didsbury and north-west England.
Patients across the region have found their experience at the practice to be calm, friendly and highly professional. Other services are on offer too, from general dentistry to other cosmetic and corrective procedures such as veneer and dental implants.
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Invisalign is flexible, meaning that it can be used to realign just a few teeth or to work on the full arch of your mouth. The system is painless, straightforward to fit and easy to clean so you can maintain excellent oral hygiene from the start.
Treatment can vary between six months and two years. Results are permanent, provided that you take good care of your teeth and mouth during and after treatment. Some patients find that speech and/or saliva can be affected at first, while they get used to the sensation of having the system in their mouth, but this should settle fairly quickly.
Orthodontics Stockport is well represented by the talented team at Orthodontics Manchester. They have built up years of experience helping the people in the local area around Cheshire to enjoy beautiful smiles once again through advanced, pain-free and highly effective straightening and realigning treatments.
Contact Orthodontics Manchester today
To find out more about orthodontic options and their associated fees, or to book an initial consultation with an orthodontist or dentist at Orthodontics Manchester, call today or fill in the contact form online.
Call us on 0161 768 2025