The Greek word ‘orthos’ means straight, while ‘dontos’ means teeth. An orthodontist is an expert in straightening teeth. He or she will be able to advise you on what sort of alignment problems you have, as well as provide treatment that will give you perfectly straight teeth and an impressive smile.
If you’re looking for a discreet braces option in Manchester, then you will undoubtedly have come across the brand name Invisalign. This pioneering removable braces system has successfully corrected the crooked teeth of 3 million people worldwide, without creating any social awkwardness, or embarrassing moments. It’s simply a top provider of straight teeth and enhanced… Continue reading >>
Fed up of walking around Manchester or Stockport with a crooked smile, when you know it’s an easy problem to fix? Is this frustration further exacerbated by the fact that statistics show you’re much more likely to get promoted and find love if you had a straight set of teeth? Or perhaps it’s a lack… Continue reading >>
Think about the next big event you’ll be attending in Manchester; an occasion when you know you’ll be meeting up with friends, colleagues or family members. Perhaps it’s a wedding, one at which you’ll be expected to dress up and look like you’ve made an effort? Perhaps it’s a conference, at which you need to… Continue reading >>
Damon braces are a leading brace system capable of treating even the most complex of orthodontic issues. Self-ligating What makes the Damon System stand out from the crowd is that the braces are self-ligating, which means that instead of having to attach the arch wire to the brackets with elastic ligatures, the Damon brackets feature… Continue reading >>
In the run-up to Awards Season with the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards, Harris Poll conducted a #RedCarpetSmile survey on behalf of Invisalign to see which celebrities the American public would bestow with the honour of Best Smile. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given how The Revenant dominated this years nominations and awards, Leonardo DiCaprio was the clear… Continue reading >>
Patients sometimes ask us what the difference is between a dentist and an orthodontist. Is it enough to register with a general dentist or should they see an orthodontist instead (or as well)?
For many of the people we see here at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre having straighter teeth has been on their wish list for many years. So why is it that they finally decide to take action and have their teeth straightened? Having a special event on the horizon can be a big catalyst. We often… Continue reading >>
As a provider of adult braces in Manchester, we were interested to read an article in June’s BMC Oral Health Journal about the findings of a new study, Braces versus Invisalign: Gingival parameters and patients’ satisfaction during treatment: A cross-sectional study. The study, by researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany, compared the… Continue reading >>
When it comes to orthodontic (teeth straightening) treatment, age really is just a number and there’s certainly no upper age limit for adult orthodontic braces. Teeth and the mouth’s soft tissues are essentially the same in both adults and children. The one difference is that adult orthodontic treatment can take slightly longer to achieve the… Continue reading >>