At Heaton Moor Dental in Manchester we can provide Tooth Straightening treatments or Orthodontics. With the advent of modern cosmetic orthodontic systems, such as Invisalign, treatments have become increasingly accessible for most adults who previously thought that orthodontic treatments were too involved.
Clear brackets, tooth coloured wires or near invisible Invisalign aligner trays make these orthodontic treatments discreet and incredibly comfortable. Forces applied to teeth are mild and gentle and in general we just look at aligning the front six smiling teeth so treatments can be completed in as little as a few months.
We also carry out complete more traditional orthodontics in the form of the Damon System, this is a modern orthodontic system that allows expansion and full smiles rather than extractions and collapse of arches as has been a more fundamental approach in the past.
As we use several orthodontic systems at Heaton Moor Dental, which one will depend on your choices and what we are trying to achieve. The first step is to carry out a full assessment of your teeth, how they meet, how they look, and how you would like them to appear.
Invisalign allows you to achieve the smile you always dreamed of and it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable and intrusive. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of near invisible, removable aligners that are custom made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move, little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
Comfortable, clear and removable, Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 3 million people worldwide have already discovered.
Treatments times vary from a few weeks to several months depending on how much we need to move your teeth and with such comfort and discretion it is no wonder this treatment is gaining in popularity.
To enquire about Invisalign clear aligners in South Manchester, or to book your Invisalign teeth straightening consultation, please call 0161 637 4041 to make your appointment.
The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Traditional orthodontic treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile.
Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.
Certified Damon System dentists combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:
To enquire about Damon Orthodontic Braces in South Manchester, or to book your teeth straightening consultation, please call 0161 637 4041 to make your appointment.
Six Month Smiles® is a great choice for adults interested in quickly and affordably making life-changing cosmetic improvements to their smiles with braces.
The system is discreet, using tooth coloured brackets and wires. It is also quick, generally taking around six months to complete.
Many people who opt for this treatment were never given the opportunity to have orthodontics when they were younger. They have become self conscious about their teeth and maybe hide their teeth when smiling.
Almost all our patients wish they had considered this treatment years ago as the resulting changes tend to be so dramatic with such an improvement in the appearance of their teeth.
And of course, one of the huge benefits, no teeth are damaged in the process of the treatment. Not so long ago dentists may have considered crowning or veneering teeth to improve their appearance with the resulting destruction of tooth tissue. Six Month Smiles conserves all of your tooth tissue making it an excellent long term choice.
Six Month Smiles is a tooth straightening system that uses clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to align the front six teeth. Small changes may be made to the biting teeth but the main alteration is in aligning the front teeth. As we are only aligning the front teeth, treatment times are quick and average between five and nine months.
Whilst the system is not totally invisible most people accept this very well and can go about their daily life without too many changes or feeling too self conscious. At the end of treatment some contouring of teeth may be required and we usually recommend a course of tooth whitening as well just to complete the picture.
Cfast™ uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured wires to apply gentle pressures to the teeth that result in their alignment with minimal discomfort.
Cfast™ is a fast, effective and affordable treatment when adults are seeking to correct their smiles.
Cfast™takes less time than conventional orthodontics because it focuses only on the “social six”, the front teeth that most influence the smile. We are not trying to achieve change in the way the posterior teeth meet and so treatments can progress very quickly.
Treatment times are typically from five to nine months with the average being six months. At the end of this treatment time it is very common for patients to have a Tooth Whitening treatment and maybe some contouring to the anterior teeth just to perfect the smile.
You will also be required to wear retainers at night time for a period of time to keep your teeth in that position and ensure the finished look does not relapse.
In the past when we have disliked the appearance of our teeth because they are badly aligned we considered crowning or veneering teeth to improve the alignment. The downside to this was that we were changing the tooth and taking much needed enamel and dentine away. With the advent of the new Cosmetic Short Term Orthodontic treatments that has all changed.
Cfast is a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, and can level and round out the arches, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.