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23 July 2016

Hulme Orthodontics – Restore Your Smile Once And For All

Most people, when they think of the term ‘Hulme orthodontics‘ are likely to picture those metallic style braces that people wore when they were children. While these types of braces still exist (albeit in a lighter, less conspicuous format) there are now a wide variety of brace systems to suit all needs, requirements, and budgets.

From accelerated or fast brace treatments such as C Fast or 6 month smiles Manchester, through to long-term discreet systems such as Invisalign Aligners or  patients can rest assured that there’s an orthodontic treatment for them.

Aesthetic treatments

If for instance you have an upcoming event or occasion that you want to look your best for and are not entirely happy with your smile, there are a whole heap of fast orthodontic treatments that can help. Accelerated orthodontic braces function in exactly the same way as longer-term systems in that they use gentle force to gradually push or pull the teeth back into position. However, unlike other braces, they concentrate their efforts only on the upper and lower front teeth that are visible when the patient smiles. While they can’t fix things like tooth root alignment or more severe orthodontic problems, they’re very good at giving the right aesthetic look that many patients crave. For this reason they remain popular.

Discreet treatments

Many adults don’t fancy the thought of being seen with a mouth full of metal and this is where discreet braces come in. From lingual braces Manchester which are fixed behind the teeth, through to clear removable Invisalign aligners which are worn over the teeth like a gum shield, discreet  treatments don’t have to impinge on your lifestyle. There are even front facing braces with tooth coloured brackets and wiring which blend seamlessly in with your smile, so no matter how self conscious you might feel there’s a treatment for you.

Fixed or removable treatments

Removable braces are a relatively new concept in the last decade or so and as the name suggests they’re designed to be removed for certain periods of the day – usually when eating or brushing the teeth. Shorter term treatments such as Inman aligners can be removed for up to 4 hours a day whereas longer term removable brace systems such as Invisalign are most effective if worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day. Both are designed to be removed and reinserted by the patient, therefore cutting down time spent at the dental practice.

Conversely fixed brace treatments are designed to stay permanently in the mouth for the duration of the treatment. Whether this is short term procedures such as 6 month smiles Manchester or longer term treatments such as lingual braces, Manchester patients don’t have to remember to take them out when eating and put them back after, which can be problematic for those with busy lives.

Long-term treatments

Finally in contrast to accelerated orthodontic braces, Hulme Orthodontics also offer longer term brace treatments such as lingual braces, Invisalign, and conventional bracket and wiring style systems which can take up to 36 months to complete. These systems are ideal for those who have moderate to severe orthodontic problems, such as over crowding and more severe overbites/underbites, as well as treating lesser problems such as flared, gapped, or protruding teeth. In addition, because long-term braces are in the mouth for longer they can also deal with underlying issues such as tooth root alignment and full arch straightening. In essence they treat the whole smile not just the aesthetics.

Hopefully this has given you an insight into the various types of brace system available. If you’d like to find out more about , Invisalign, Inman Aligners, or lingual braces, Manchester – based Hulme Orthodontics can help. For a no-obligation consultation, contact us via our website or phone directly on 0161 486 0743. Remember, you shouldn’t have to put up with a less than perfect smile so get in touch today.

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