Category: Braces: Archive

If you’re anything like us at 61 Dental then you’ll have had your Christmas tree up for at least a couple of weeks by now, the cupboard is well and truly stocked up with mince pies, and the festive films are on a loop!

One of our all-time favourite Christmas movies has got to be Elf. Not only do we love Will Ferrell as Buddy, you just can’t beat this film’s feel-good factor, can you? For us a 61 Dental, we also adore the line ‘I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite’, which begs the question, is smiling your favourite, too?

Do you love to smile?

If you have a beautiful, healthy smile that you just love to show off, smiling can be a wonderful thing. However, those who feel conscious about the way their teeth appear often don’t like to show their smile and we believe that these people are really missing out on such a special feeling.

Being able to smile with confidence is a wonderful feeling, which is why we just adore helping our patients to achieve the smile of their dreams through the various treatments we have to offer. If oral health is getting you down then our dental hygienist/therapists have a wealth of tricks up their sleeve to get things back on track for you.

We are also able to provide numerous cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign and short-term orthodontics to straighten the teeth, cosmetic bonding or veneers to create a more uniform shape and size to the teeth, and of course tooth whitening, a highly popular treatment that can offer some really outstanding results.

Here at 61 Dental we listen to each patient’s individual concerns and provide advice and solutions based entirely on those unique desires. We always involve the patient in their own treatment planning and we work together to create those dream smiles.

If smiling currently isn’t your favourite, we’d love to make 2019 the year it is, so give us a call on 0161 428 2447 to arrange on no-obligation consultation.

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? You are not alone. At 61 Dental, we appreciate that it can be embarrassing to smile if you have crooked teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons, from natural changes in your jawbone as you age to previously straightened teeth shifting back to their former crooked positions..

At 61 Dental, we are happy to offer Invisalign cosmetic braces and other discreet teeth straightening treatments for adults. While traditional braces may be the only solution for a few patients with serious dental issues, Invisalign clear braces in Stockport can help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile without the need for metal braces.

stockport-bracesWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern teeth straightening system, which consists of a series of transparent, removable, plastic trays. Your dentist will provide you with a new set of aligners every 2 weeks and although you can remove them for eating and cleaning your teeth, you have to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. You will likely need to wear the aligners for 6 to 12 months, but each case is different. Your Stockport dentist can determine how long you will need to wear the aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign, clear braces

The biggest advantage of Invisalign over other teeth straightening treatments is the discretion it offers. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, therefore, no one will ever have to know that you are having your teeth straightened.

More importantly, unlike traditional braces which are fixed, Invisalign braces are removable. They can be taken out for eating, brushing and flossing your teeth. As such, you can enjoy your favourite foods without having to worry about food particles getting trapped around the brackets and wires of metal braces. Finally, treatment with Invisalign is easy to fit into a busy schedule, since you will only need to visit your dentist for a quick check-up once a month or so.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Generally, if you are a teenager or adult with healthy teeth and gums, you are probably eligible for Invisalign treatment. If you are interested in Invisalign clear braces in Stockport, contact 61 Dental today, and our experienced dentists will guide you through your treatment.

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Are you an adult who would like straighter teeth, but don’t want to have everyone commenting on your dental journey for months on end?If so, you’ll be glad to hear that you can have the teeth you’ve always wanted, without the attention you don’t want.

braces-in-stockportIf you are based, or work, in Stockport, braces are available from 61 Dental, conveniently located in Church Road, Gatley and open every working day, except Fridays after 2.30pm.

We offer an almost invisible method of teeth straightening called Invisalign.

When you come to see us for braces in Stockport, we can give you detailed information during your free consultation. For now, here is an overview to help you get to grips with the basics:

How Invisalign aligners work

Invisalign clear aligners differ from the more well-known bracket and wire braces systems. Aligners are transparent plastic trays, rather like mouth guards, which slide snugly over your teeth. These trays are so thin that it is almost impossible to see them.

Each patient has aligners made specifically for them, from impressions that we take here and then send off to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA. The lab also uses information sent by us to calculate the path your teeth need to travel along to reach their required alignment. The laboratory makes an aligner tray for each step. Each one is slightly differently from the previous one, marking another step along the journey your teeth will take. The pressure created from each slight change in your aligner design is what nudges your teeth along their path.

You need to wear each aligner for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next one. You will need somewhere between 12 to 48 aligners, depending on your specific needs.

In Stockport, braces for adults have another great benefit. Invisalign aligners are removable. This makes them much easier to keep clean and that goes for your teeth too. The aligners should, however, be worn for at least 20 hours a day, every day, for the quickest results. You can however leave them off entirely for a few hours if you have to attend an important social or professional event.

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Would you like to straighten your teeth but the thought of having conspicuous metal braces is holding you back? If the answer is yes, then we have alternative solutions for you.

invisible-braces-in-stockportNowadays, when it comes to teeth straightening you have a lot of different options besides metal braces. At 61 Dental in Stockport, we appreciate that fixed metal braces are not particularly well-suited to a professional adult lifestyle. That’s why we are pleased to offer more discreet treatments for aligning your teeth.

Explore your options for aligners and braces in Stockport

At our Stockport dental practice we offer Invisalign clear aligners and Incognito lingual braces. Both treatments have their advantages and are suited to different types of tooth misalignment. Here’s a quick look at what each of these subtler solutions for teeth straightening have to offer.


Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners.Your dentist will carefully plan out how each aligner will shift your teeth along to their final straighter positions.Wearing the aligners and replacing them ever two weeks, will gradually move your teeth into place.

Invisalign is removable, which means the trays can be taken out for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. Invisalign can treat gaps between your teeth, moderately crooked and crowded teeth as well as cross bites. However it can not treat the most severe cases of tooth and jaw misalignments.


Incognito braces, also known as lingual braces, are one of the most discreet teeth straightening treatments available today. They are fixed on the tongue side of the teeth, virtually out of sight. Similar to metal braces, they are connected by a wire that helps move your teeth into their final positions.

Incognito braces may require longer treatment times compared to ceramic or traditional braces.Treatment can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months. These braces can treat a wide range of issues, but are not appropriate for every dental condition. Our experienced dentist will help you determine whether this treatment will be the most effective one in your particular case.

Find out more

To learn more about your unique dental needs and your treatment options with braces in Stockport, please get in touch with 61 Dental today.

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At 61 Dental, we love our work. We think this is particularly important when offering a service like dentistry as it means that we take great care of people who come to us for assistance. Any issue that affects the way you look or your health can leave you feeling vulnerable and out of control if it is difficult to fix by yourself. We are here to help you with everything from your routine appointments to something more extensive like braces in Stockport.

braces-in-stockportHow long will your treatment last?

Braces take a while to work even if you only need minor treatment. They also entail multiple visits to our clinic in Stockport. Braces also need to be integrated into your life during this time. In order to make this easier, we give you as much information as possible at the outset so that you can make plans. This includes how long your treatment will take, how often you need to visit and what will happen each time you do.

Everyone is different and the body is never 100% predictable but with the skills and experience of our team at 61 Dental, we can offer you a reliable schedule and continue to update you throughout the process if it looks like there will be any changes.

What will it feel like?

Moving teeth creates sensation for you – this is unavoidable. However, we do our best to prepare you and to make changes as gently as possible. When you do experience discomfort, you can take ordinary painkillers to alleviate your symptoms. They will fade quickly as your body gets used to the pressure applied by your braces. If you are particularly concerned about this aspect of treatment then talk to your dentist when you get braces in Stockport.

Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth

Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth are two of the dental brands that we work with. They provide custom made braces for you. Your practitioner can discuss the merits of each with you to see if they will be suitable. In the meantime, you can check out their websites to see the great potential that they have for patients. This may help you to prepare any questions you want your dentist to answer.

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Do you have the smile that you’ve always wanted, or do you think there’s room for improvement? We all know how great it feels to smile,unless you feel self-conscious.  Are you reluctant to smile because your teeth are not as straight as you would like? Having teeth that are protruding, crossing or gappy can affect your confidence and make you feel tense and anxious about smiling. If you’re less than happy with your smile braces may be the solution for you.

braces-in-stockportHere at 61 Dental in Stockport, braces are a treatment that many adults are now choosing.

New technology and materials mean that tooth straightening is now a discrete and virtually painless process.

Making the right impression

If you have been put off the idea of improving your smile because of the inconvenience of traditional metal braces, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that alternative methods are now available. Clear braces are designed to resolve a range of orthodontic issues discreetly,so now you can have the smile you have always wanted.

There are numerous benefits from having straighter teeth.Improved self-confidence may be the immediate benefit, but better long-term dental health and hygiene will keep you smiling for years to come. Straighter teeth and a better smile are now an exciting possibility for adult patients here in Stockport. Braces have come a long way in the past few years and now you too can embrace the idea of a straighter, healthier smile.

Giving you more to smile about

Here at 61 Dental, we are committed to dental excellence, so if you feel that you want to make the best of your teeth, come for an appointment at our modern practice here in Stockport. Braces are one of the ways that you can commit to your long term dental health by ensuring that your teeth are well aligned and your bite is corrected, reducing the possibilities of a number of dental health problems in the future.

We use the latest technologies, including digital x-rays and miniature intra-oral cameras to assess your teeth, use of these technologies is all included in your initial consultation fee. After your initial assessment, we will create a recommended treatment plan based on your personal preferences. We will also provide a written report in more complex cases.

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We all like to have options and, with regards to braces, there are plenty out there. When it comes to making the choices, it can be really useful to have some guidance on what is best.

braces-in-stockportDuring a visit to your dentist, they can help you sort out all the information. When it is time to pick a method, you will be able to feel confident that you have made the right choice.

How your dentist can help you?

When you choose a dentist like 61 Dental, Stockport, braces are just one of the areas in which they are skilled. Dentists train for a long time and, when they go out into the world to practice, the learning does not stop. All dentists are members of the General Dental Council, which requires them to prove that they are undertaking continuous professional development.

On top of this, at 61 Dental, we undertake additional training, so that we can carry great teeth realignment brands like Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth. Their intensive training courses mean that we know all the benefits and challenges of any particular method. This means that we are able to recommend the right solution for you.

What are your needs?

You may already know what you want and what you don’t want. We will listen to all your preferences and try to meet your needs as closely as possible. If you’re not sure, then that’s ok too. We know the right questions to ask to get the information required to make recommendations.

You might prefer a very discreet solution that does not affect the look of your teeth during treatment. Maybe budget is your main concern. Talk to us and we will make your priorities our goal when we are working with you.

Why choose braces in Stockport at 61 Dental?

We look forward to assisting while you get your braces in Stockport. It’s always a reasonably long-term treatment, so we will have plenty of chances to get to know you. We can offer a comprehensive service that addresses many of the common patient concerns. Many patients are reassured by our strict attention to detail when it comes to hygiene and to patient care and privacy. Our friendly staff will help you relax from the minute you walk through the door.

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Amidst the bustle of Christmas preparations, people are quietly thinking about what they want to achieve in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions are a powerful tradition for personal change. Common areas that people focus on are moving house, changing jobs and improving their health and wellbeing. More and more of us are choosing a subtler form of confidence lift: our smile. In Stockport, braces are a great way to get that beautiful smile.

straighter-teethPeople who have actively suppressed their smile because they were ashamed of their wonky teeth, find themselves smiling so much more often when they have invested in having their teeth straightened. The knock-on benefits are wide-ranging. People find themselves making unexpected new friends, having smoother interactions in daily life and simply grinning at people on the bus or train.

If you see your issue as being crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth, but without the more serious problems of a misaligned bite (the way your jaws meet together), then at 61 Dental in Stockport, braces are available in various systems to straighten them:

  • Invisalign is a system that uses clear resin moulds that fit snugly over your teeth and gently nudge them along a journey to their desired position. The great benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are very thin and almost invisible, and they are also removable, for cleaning and eating.
  • The Inman Aligner is designed to straighten crowded or protruding front teeth, and is a great choice if you plan to go on to have these teeth veneered. The nickel titanium coil springs power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.
  • Quick Straight Teeth works only on the front six ‘social’ teeth for mild misalignments. The fixed braces use clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires that make the braces almost unnoticeable. The braces use minimal force, reducing discomfort to a minimum.

To find out more about braces in Stockport, why not pop into 61 Dental for a chat and an initial consultation?

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Metal braces were once the only option for people who wanted to straighten and realign their teeth. Fortunately, there are now many subtler appliances available, and 61 Dental in Stockport offers both fixed and removable devices to give you that beautifully-aligned smile you’ve always dreamt of.

teeth-straighteningAs well as the obvious aesthetic benefits of teeth-straightening treatment, the use of braces or aligners also brings some bonus health benefits. These include making it easier to maintain your dental hygiene – simply because it’s easier to clean your teeth when they are better aligned – and improving the way that you bite and chew food, avoiding excessive wear and tear on specific teeth.

At our Stockport dental practice we offer treatment with both fixed braces and removable aligners. To find the best treatment option to suit your needs, you will need an in-depth consultation with a dentist here at our Stockport clinic. They will carry out a thorough examination to ascertain which appliance will work best in your individual case.

Stockport braces and aligners

Quick Straight Teeth

Quick Straight Teeth offer both subtle fixed braces and removable aligners. The braces comprise clear Gemini brackets and tooth-coloured wires, meaning they are far less obvious than metal train-track braces. They focus on the front six-eight teeth and work very quickly – often at least twice as fast as removable aligners.

The removable Quick Straight Teeth appliance is comfortable and invisible. Most cases complete in between six and 16 weeks.


Invisalign is an alternative to fixed braces in Stockport, and a very popular choice at our dental practice. Because they are made from clear plastic, Invisalign is an excellent choice for people who are allergic to nickel.

Unlike some more cosmetically-focussed appliances, Invisalign can also be used to treat a wider range of orthodontic issues. After a consultation with an Invisalign dentist, the very latest 3D imaging technology is used to show patients the result of any treatment before they get started, as well as the various transitions teeth will go through during treatment.

Whilst special hygiene techniques are needed with fixed braces in Stockport, with Invisalign it is as simple as popping them out to clean, and brushing and flossing as normal at the same time.

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According to Kelton Research, yes they are! People with straight teeth are seen by others to be 21 percent happier than people whose teeth aren’t so straight and 47 percent healthier, they’re also perceived by other people as being 38 percent smarter! Isn’t it amazing what a good set of straight teeth can do? It turns out that those people that don’t have straight teeth, do however greatly desire them; the research shows that a staggering 87 percent of people would sacrifice something else, in order to have straight teeth. Amazing! So it looks like you guys with straight teeth have struck lucky. However, those people who don’t already possess that perfect smile should fear not. There is a solution!

straighten-teethGet perfect straight teeth with braces in Stockpoprt

Are you once of those 87 Percent of people yearning for that perfectly straight, winning smile? 61 Dental has the solution with their practice based in Stockport . Braces have advanced over the years and now instead of the traditional metal braces you usually see on teenagers, the practice offers Invisalign clear braces in Stockport. Invisalign braces are removable braces that are clear in your mouth. Because they’re clear they are extremely discreet and there’s a high chance that people won’t even realise that you’re wearing braces unless you tell them, or if they inspect your teeth up close. As well as being clear, Invisalign braces also have some additional benefits: they’re removable so they can be taken out when you’re eating and drinking, and when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth. Braces in Stockport are made bespoke to each customer. Because of this they fit exceptionally well, and so will cause less irritation and scratching. Invisalign are suited to both adults and teenagers; teenagers can obtain straight teeth during those difficult years without having to be obvious about treatment (usually metal braces are easily noticeable) this means it won’t have a negative effect on their self-esteem. Adults are able to achieve that beautiful straight smile that they’ve always wanted. It’s never too late for clear braces! To find out more about Invisalign clear braces in Stockport, contact 61 Dental for information or to book an appointment.

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