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Invisible Braces: Fact or Fiction?

May 30, 2019

Many of us have heard the term “invisible braces” used in recent times. However, is this a complex marketing ploy — or are there truly braces that are indeed “clear”?

At Church Road Dental, we provide several types of invisible braces — Invisalign, Inman Aligners, and 6 Month Smiles.

Let us take a quick look at the concept behind invisible braces as well as why they might represent excellent alternatives to traditional methods.

Invisible braces consist of clear plastic trays (often called “aligners”) that fit snugly over your teeth. As the configuration of the trays is adjusted with time, they are capable of correcting issues with your smile — gently shifting your teeth into the correct position.

Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no wires or brackets. This makes clear braces the ideal choice if you don’t want them to be noticeable.

Another benefit of invisible braces is that they can be removed every night before brushing and flossing your teeth. You will not have to adjust your food intake. You can even remove them when you attend a special event, so they fit your lifestyle.

Also, invisible braces are even able to treat complicated orthodontic issues.

If you have been wary of traditional braces, these modern methods are worth considering. Speak with your dentist in order to obtain further details and to determine if you are a candidate.

Church Road Dental & Cosmetic serves Cheadle, Hulme and Manchester as a multi-award-winning dental practice offering General, Advanced, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Facial Cosmetic Procedures. We’ve been treating patients in and around the area for many years and offer the highest standards of quality and care.

Learn more about invisible braces here:

Are Dental Veneers the Right Option for You?

May 28, 2019

If you have been hoping to correct minor issues with your smile without enduring more in-depth orthodontic procedures such as braces, dental veneers could represent an excellent alternative.

Veneers are ultra-thin and yet extremely strong enamel-like shells that are placed over damaged or discoloured teeth. They are available in an infinite number of shades and they can be engineered to completely match a tooth. Thus, they can be thought of as effective “masks” to cover up any issues that may be present.

Speak with your dentist to determine if dental veneers are the best option. Your dentist will perform an examination and procure a handful of x-rays to provide you with a clear answer. The procedure itself is not invasive and you will be amazed with the results. If you brush and floss on a regular basis, veneers can last for years with no issues.

Technology has come a long way in recent years and dental veneers are prefect examples of this trend, so be sure to find out more information.

Church Road Dental & Cosmetic serves Cheadle, Hulme and Manchester as a multi-award-winning dental practice offering General, Advanced, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Facial Cosmetic Procedures. We’ve been treating patients in and around the area for many years and offer the highest standards of quality and care.

Take a quick look at how dental veneers are applied:


What to Consider when Choosing Adult Braces

May 24, 2019

More adults than ever before are getting braces to correct a flawed smile. With today’s advanced technology, there are multiple options to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at some important variables.

Church Road Dental practice in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is staffed with experts in implant dentistry, ready to give you a perfectly beautiful smile with braces.

Key takeaways:

–   Clear plastic aligners known as Invisalign are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and special events; they work very quickly to straighten teeth within months, not years.

–   Traditional brackets can be toned to match the colour of your teeth so they are unnoticeable.

–   Lingual braces are hidden as they are placed behind your teeth — what we call the “Secret Smile” as no-one can see them.

Adults may opt for braces to correct crooked teeth, tooth crowding, or tooth spacing issues. You can find the perfect method to suit your lifestyle, whether you want more traditional braces that adhere to your teeth or whether you choose to have a removable aligner. There’s an option for everyone’s budget and needs.

At Church Road Dental Practice, we fully understand the importance of a great-looking smile and know that it has the ability to create a multitude of opportunities as well as opening many doors. That’s not to mention the amazing confidence boost it can give a person. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that our smile makeovers in Manchester can and do change lives!

To find out more about how a smile makeover in Manchester can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of, then why not book a free initial consultation and get the ball rolling. Contact us on 01614 860 743 today and speak to our experienced and friendly team.

Church Road Dental & Cosmetic in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is a multi-award-winning dental practice offering General, Advanced, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Facial Cosmetic Procedures. We’ve been treating patients in and around the area for many years and offer the highest standards of quality and care.


Smile of the Month

May 22, 2019

This patient came into the practice for a free consultation with our smile advisor Jane; he was unhappy with the look of his smile. His teeth were at different levels, there was an old NHS crown on the fronttooth and generally things were uneven and unaesthetic. Given hisyoung age, this was getting him down and affecting his confidence.In a full comprehensive assessment with Dr Karim, a series of photographs weretaken in conjunction with a 3 dimensional scan using our cutting edge digitalscanner. This helped to explain to the patient which different treatment options were available.

Choosing the right options

We later used this digital scan to produce a mock up of the patient’s new smile, therefore involving the patient in the design process. A mock up was done digitally and allowed the patient to visualise what we were proposing. After discussing all of the options, the patient opted to initially change the position of his teeth using a cosmetic brace.


This was using the Invisalign system, where Invisalign aligners were worn to gradually move his teeth into a better aesthetic position. This process took around 12 months. Before starting Invisalign, an analysis was done of his teeth using the Invisalign software and the teeth position after each aligner was shown as well as the final results. Once this was completed, the patient opted for teeth whitening to improve the colour of his teeth – this made a huge difference to his self-confidence.

We then finished off by replacing the NHS crown and doing 3 composite no drill veneers (often called composite bonding) to transform his smile into a more youthful one.

The Results


Sugar Swaps – Make a change for National Smile Month!

May 21, 2019

At Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we were shocked to hear that children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines … That’s 8 cubes too many each day!

sugar maximum daily amounts for kids

Who are the worst offenders for sugar?

So, where does it all come from? Well, Half of the sugar in our children’s diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.

So we’ve put together some top tips to help parents make sure small changes to make a HUGE impact on their children’s health … As it’s easier than you’d think to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products.

High sugar foods to avoid


Unbeknown to many, and a popular lunchbox snack for children, raisins are actually incredibly high in sugar. In fact, a box of raisins contains the same amount of sugar as a can of coke.

Sports drinks and smoothies

Sports drinks are designed to hydrate and fuel trained athletes during prolonged, intense periods of exercise, meaning they contain high amounts of added sugars that can be quickly absorbed and used for energy. In fact, a standard 20-oz (570 ml) bottle of a sports drink can contain 32 grams of added sugar and 159 calories, which is equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar.

Smoothies are no different and can contain very high amounts of sugar, solid fruit is a much healthier option as when fruit is broken down like in a smoothie, much more sugar is released.


Another lunchbox favorite with children, but it’s so important to read the labels before buying packs of yogurts. For example, a single-size serving of yoghurt with fruit at the bottom can have up to six teaspoons of sugar.

Sugar swap examples

High sugar juice drink –> No added sugar juice drink

Cake Bar –> Malt Loaf

Chocolate cereal –> Shredded wholegrain cereal

Chocolate pudding –> Low sugar rice pudding

Check the labels

You’ll find traffic light labels on most food and drink, usually on the front of the pack. These labels use red, amber and green colour coding to help us understand what’s inside our food so we can make healthier choices when shopping.

Food labels, also called nutrition labels, show how much sugarsat fat and salt are inside what we’re buying. When it comes to reading food labels, a good rule of thumb is to go for more greens and ambers, and cut down on reds. To find out more advice from the NHS, visit their website. 

If you have any questions about sugar swaps and making smart choices or want to book your family in for a check-up, get in touch with the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics in Cheadle Hulme.

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