Clear Advantages: The Benefits of Invisible Braces


For many adults looking to straighten their smile, the thought of braces is off-putting. Thankfully, with an ever-growing public interest in cosmetic dentistry, braces are becoming more and more socially acceptable. Nonetheless, having invisible braces at Smylife can straighten your crooked or crowded teeth without causing unwanted social discomfort. At Smylife, we provide a modern selection of realignment methods to straighten your smile, and restore your confidence.

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Benefits of Invisible Braces

Invisible braces are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Endorsed by celebrities around the world, systems such as Invisalign are taking the UK market by storm. But what are the benefits of a clear aligner system over traditional fixed, metal braces? And just how effective are they? We have created a clear list of the benefits of invisible braces:

  1. Discretion

The most obvious advantage of a clear aligner system is discretion. Unlike traditional braces attached to the front of the teeth in the form of brackets and wires, clear aligners are practically invisible. For the socially conscious, or an individual in a front-facing profession, clear aligners allow them to straighten their smile without the social discomfort associated with fixed braces. Many of the modern aligner systems are completely invisible to the untrained eye.

  1. Ease and comfort

Clear aligners are easy and comfortable to wear. Difficulties associated with traditional braces (such as eating) are eliminated. Aligners are removed for eating, and simply replaced after; meaning patients undergoing treatment do not need to alter their diet or daily activities to accommodate their orthodontic treatment. Unlike fixed braces, where brackets and wires can cause soreness to surrounding tissues, clear aligner systems are smooth, and more comfortable.

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  1. Oral hygiene

One of the biggest challenges faced by individuals wearing fixed braces, is keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. Cleaning effectively around brackets and wires takes a degree of patience and commitment. Wearers of fixed orthodontic appliances are required to clean their teeth after every meal. Clear aligner systems, which are removed for eating and cleaning, significantly improve a patients ease and ability to maintain their oral health.

  1. Reduced appointments

Orthodontic aligner systems are changed at home. Patients are often given a set of clear aligners at each appointment, and instructed to change every 1-2 weeks. This means a reduced number of visits to a clinic (every 6-8 weeks), unlike the expected 4-6 weekly visits for fixed brace adjustments.

Invisible Braces at Smylife

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  1. SmySecret

SmySecret is a digital orthodontic system of near-invisible aligners, providing the perfect solution for patients in Manchester who need orthodontic treatment but don’t want to wear visible braces. The system is endorsed by world-leading orthodontists, such as Professor David Suárez-Quintanilla.

Like all SmyLife products, SmySecret starts with a unique digital plan, providing accurate treatment and a digital simulation which allows you to view your final result before you start. SmySecret is an increasingly popular and affordable invisible brace option in Manchester, found exclusively at Smylife.

  1. Invisalign

At Smylife, we are proud to work alongside our Platinum Invisalign provider, Dr Lucinda Simpson, to offer our patients the very latest advancements in invisible orthodontics. Invisalign pioneered the world’s first clear aligner system, and are now the global market leaders in discrete orthodontics. Replacing Invisalign aligners every week rather than every two weeks reduces treatment time by up to 50% and delivers a new smile in as little as 3 months. Research and advancements in Invisalign  treatment mean these clear aligners can be used to correct many of the same issues which (historically) could only be treated with traditional, fixed orthodontics.

Additional Smylife Benefits

  1. Free consultation

At Smylife, we take such pride in our patient journey, that we offer complimentary orthodontic consultations with our team of experts. We invite anyone interested in orthodontic treatment to visit our Manchester clinic, where we will provide you with your orthodontic options, information on treatment, costs and payment options. We believe everyone deserves to experience dentistry the Smylife way, and there is no obligation to go ahead with treatment if you decide it isn’t the right time for you.

  1. Free whitening

We believe patients should leave with a truly perfect smile, which is why we include free tooth whitening with any Smylife orthodontic treatment.

  1. Free retainers

At Smylife, we place just as much importance on looking after your new smile, as we do in our work to achieve it. Reaching the end of your orthodontic treatment is certainly a reason to smile, but in order to keep your new, straight smile, retainers are extremely important. Teeth always have a tendency to return to their previous position, even after extensive orthodontic treatment. Retainers prevent these movements, and allow you to keep your new smile. Here at Smylife, we include retainers in your treatment fee, so there are no hidden surprises when you reach the end of treatment.

To book your free orthodontic consultation at Smylife, telephone our team of experts on 0161 830 7300.

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