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Invisible teeth straightening at an amazing price

 

We would love to assist you on your journey to achieving a brand new smile. To that end, we are pleased to partner with 32Co to offer a FREE smile evaluation, FREE tooth whitening and FREE retainerswith clear aligner treatment from as little as £2,800!

What’s a smile evaluation?

This 20-minute, no-obligation assessment provides an ideal opportunity to discuss 32Co Clear Aligners, and aims for your new smile.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners refers to clear brace system which uses a sequence of computer-designed aligners made from durable BPA-free plastic to gradually move your teeth by applying pressure in precision locations.

How do clear aligners work?

A detailed digital scan of your mouth is taken along with high quality photographs. A UK orthodontist asesses The digital scan is used by a UK orth odontist to accurately plan the movement of your teeth

 

One of the benefits of having aligners with 32CO is that we work with UK orthodontists to plan your treatment. Many other systems have treatment planned all over the world by technicians who have no clinical training.  We find that by working with a UK orthodontist treatment time can be shorter with less need for refinements and more accurate tracking.

 

 

 

 

These movements are then broken down into stages and 3D printing is used to create individual aligners to carry out the planned tooth movement.

Once these aligners have been created you will visit your 32CO Dentist to have the aligners fitted and your progress will be reviewed periodically.

How long does it take to straighten my teeth with clear aligners?

It can take as little as 12 aligners to straighten your teeth. These are changed approximately every 7-10 days . There is an average treatment time of between 6 to 9 months. Some cases are more complex and can take over 12 months. More movement = more complexity.

Each case is individual and to get a more accurate idea, we would advise you to contact us for a consultation.

Do clear aligners hurt?

When first starting any orthodontic treatment there will be minor discomfort due to the pressure applied to move your teeth. You may find eating at first slightly slower due to the slight discomfort. This usually lasts only a few days after fitting your new aligners. Over-the-counter pain medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen will provide relief against this discomfort.

Clear aligners vs fixed braces

There are certain advantages with each brace system. It is important to understand these before embarking on treatment. In this section we will discuss Clear aligners vs other braces and the advantages and disadvantages of clear braces and fixed braces.

  • Invisalign®

    This is an invisible brace system. Clear braces or Aligners are worn on the teeth and aligners are changed every 1-2 weeks. Each aligner is custom made and causes small, incremental movements of your teeth.

    Invisalign

    Advantages of Invisalign®

    • They are more attractive than metal braces and are almost invisible.
    • More comfortable than fixed braces as they are smoother and less likely to catch your cheeks and tongue.
    • Can be removed to clean your teeth more easily than with fixed braces.
    • Tooth movements modelled in 3D so you can see the approximate anticipated result.
    • Can feel more gentle than fixed braces as the movements are smaller and more frequent.

    Disadvantages of Invisalign®

    • Patients need to be motivated to keep the aligners in place for 22 hours per day.
    • Aligners need to be removed for eating and teeth must be brushed before putting them back in, this makes snacking difficult.
    • Clear aligners are not suitable for patients who require more extensive, severe tooth movement.
    • Attachments (made from small amounts of white filling material) are sometimes required to be placed on the teeth for the duration of the treatment. These attachments make the braces slightly more visible. The attachments are always removed by the end of treatment.
  • 32CO clear aligners

    32CO is a new invisible brace system. Clear braces or Aligners are worn on the teeth and aligners are changed every 1-2 weeks. Each aligner is custom made and causes small, incremental movements of your teeth.

    How do clear aligners with 32co work?

    Advantages of 32CO

    • Treatment is digitally planned by a specialist orthodontist unlike other clear brace systems
    • The aligners are more attractive than metal braces and are almost invisible.
    • More comfortable than fixed braces as they are smoother and less likely to catch your cheeks and tongue.
    • Can be removed to clean your teeth more easily than with fixed braces.
    • Tooth movements modelled in 3D so you can see the approximate anticipated result.
    • Can feel more gentle than fixed braces as the movements are smaller and more frequent.

    Disadvantages of 32CO

    • Patients need to be motivated to keep the aligners in place for 22 hours per day.
    • Aligners need to be removed for eating and teeth must be brushed before putting them back in, this makes snacking difficult.
    • Clear aligners are not suitable for patients who require more extensive, severe tooth movement.
    • Attachments (made from small amounts of white filling material) are sometimes required to be placed on the teeth for the duration of the treatment. These attachments make the braces slightly more visible. The attachments are always removed by the end of treatment.
  • Fixed braces

    Fixed braces

    These systems utilise brackets which are bonded to the teeth for the duration of treatment. Onto these brackets, titanium or stainless steel wires are tied in place using small elastic bands.

     

    Advantages

    • Fixed in place which means you can eat with them in place and don’t have to worry about taking them in and out
    • Can be used in more complex cases when difficult tooth movement is required
    • Can be a little quicker than clear aligners
    • Can be cheaper than clear aligners

    Disadvantages

    • Patients don’t often like the appearance of fixed braces.
    • Fixed in place, so more difficult to clean around and food can trap around them while eating
    • Wires can sometimes be uncomfortable at first and can cause small amounts of ulceration
    • Can be more uncomfortable than clear braces.

Who are clear aligners suitable for?

Who are clear aligners not suitable for?

Again, it is difficult to answer this question without having a consultation. Broadly speaking, treatment is only suitable for people when they only require mild or moderate corrections to their teeth.

There is a smile assessment tool which may be useful in determining if you are suitable. Please contact us for an assessment at the practice.

32CO clear aligners process explained

  • 1. The Consultation and treatment plan

    1. The Consultation and treatment plan

    First you will have a smile assessment of your teeth by a dentist. This does not include a checkup if you aren’t a patient at our practice. Your needs and what you would like to change with regard to your teeth are discussed. Following this, if you are suitable and decide to go ahead, we can book a longer appointment for full assessment and clinical record taking.

    After the impressions of your teeth and have been scanned a treatment plan will be formed. This is referred to as a treatment design

     

    Your dentist will work closely with a 32CO orthodontist to optimise your treatment plan. When this is ready the number of aligners and stages will be identified. You will receive a treatment design and plan showing the anticipated movements of your teeth.

     

  • 2.Delivering and fitting your aligners

    2. Delivering and fitting your aligners

    Once we have received your aligners, we will make arrangements to fit them. Sometimes you will be given a number of aligners and instructed on when to change them. Each one is numbered on the pouches they are delivered in and also printed on the aligner itself. Your progress will be reviewed with your provider roughly every 2-6 weeks.

    At these appointments, your progress will be reviewed alongside the treatment design. Sometimes small tooth adjustment is required to create space. This is the process where up to 0.5mm of enamel can be removed from each surface of the tooth, this allows further space for your teeth to be aligned. This is known as interproximal reduction.

    This interproximal reduction is done with thin abrasive strips most commonly. This process is painless and doesn’t require any local anaesthetic. Here is the British Orthodontic Society information leaflet on interproximal reduction.

  • 3. Refinements

    3. Refinements

    Sometimes as you reach the end of your treatment, extra refinements may be required to give you the very best results. Often this is included in your treatment plan and requires a new set of impressions, from which a small set of aligners are made to move your teeth into their final positions. Once all tooth movements are completed the most important stage comes next

  • 4. Results and retention

    4. Results and retention

    Once you have reached the end of your treatment, it is really important to plan how we are going to hold the teeth in their new position. Usually teeth want to move back to their original position.

    Retainers hold the teeth in place so your teeth do not move back to their original position (also known as relapse). You will require life-long retainer use to ensure you keep your teeth in their new positions.

    Fixed vs removable retainers

    Retention can either be removable, fixed or commonly – both may be required. Your clear aligner provider will discuss which options will be used and which would be the best on a case by case basis.

  • 5. Follow-up care

    5. Follow-up care

    You will be advised by your 32CO provider how often you should be seen for a review and check-up following your treatment.

Before and after

Here are a number of before and after pictures of patients which our clear aligner Providers at the Vallance Dental Centre have treated.

How much do 32co clear aligners cost?

Each treatment plan is unique with its own individual complexity. As such, it is hard to give an exact price without a consultation.

At The Vallance Dental Centre, our prices start from £2800 for up to 12 aligners. Additional costs may be required for retainers, fixed and/or removable.

At the Vallance Dental Centre, we include tooth whitening for free at the end of your clear aligner treatment.

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See our price list here for detailed information on the cost of all brace options.

Meet the clear aligner team…

  • George Cheesman

    Having graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2021 I joined the team at Vallance. It has been a long-time dream of mine to combine my passion for healthcare and practical tasks, and a degree in dentistry has allowed me to do that. I always endeavour to provide the highest quality care for all my patients using techniques backed up by evidence. Other than dentistry, my interests include keeping fit, travelling, and eating good food!

    • BDS Bachelor in Dental Surgery
    • Registration number: 296606
    • University of Liverpool
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  • Isabella Parkes

    I graduated Manchester Dental School in 2016 and joined The Vallance Dental Centre in 2022. I enjoy practicing general dentistry and easing concerns of children and anxious adults alike. I am a qualified Invisalign and tooth whitening provider. I also practice facial aesthetics and have great results with Botulinum toxin and filler, offering natural enhancements. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and travelling.

    • BDS (2016)
    • Registration number: 264509
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  • Karim Shokraee

    I was inspired to become a dentist since I was a young teenager due to the dramatic effect orthodontics had on my life. I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009, worked in Leeds for 2 years and have been practicing from the Vallance Dental Centre since 2011.

    I always strive to do my best for patients and am passionate about predictable and ethical general dentistry. In my spare time I am a keen sports skydiver and skydiving coach!

    • BDS (2009), PgCert Dental Education
    • Registration number: 177586
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What customers say about us.

The Vallance Dental Centre IconThe Vallance Dental Centre

Brunswick Street, Manchester

4.8 ★★★★★ 784 reviews

  • Avatar Maria Field ★★★★★ a month ago
    Needed to have a tooth extracted. Was feeling anxious but Emily and Pauline made me feel at ease and did the job quickly, in a very relaxed atmosphere. My experience was excellent.
    Thank you ladies .
  • Avatar Reena ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I went for a hygiene appointment here and received very nice customer service. My hygienist esha chauhan was really good. I didn't feel any pain during my appointment and she was very thorough with the cleaning as well as explaining the after care. I recommend this place. Their timing on website and google are incorrect. It says they don't work on Saturdays but they do work on Saturdays until mid day. My appointment was on a Saturday. The clinic is not easy to find, as it's on first … More floor on right side and the guide signs are not very apparent.
  • Avatar Stephanie Rowledge ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Excellent dental centre!!
    The receptionists are always helpful and friendly.
    George is always very welcoming and always makes me feel at ease during every visit. He always explains the procedures beforehand and always checks to make sure I am comfortable and OK. I've also had the pleasure of being taken care of by Pauline, who is also a genuine, thoughtful, and efficient lady.
    I 100% recommend The Vallance dental centre.
  • Avatar Nidaa Shamshad ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I had to go in for an emergency checkup and treatment and I’m honestly so glad I found this place. Dr Cheesman was brilliant, he explained everything and was very patient with my squeamish self! His team also made me feel really comfortable. Would highly recommend. Thank you!
  • Avatar Stacey Walker ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I have been waiting so long to get a place here at the Vallance centre and I missed a call due to being at work to accept my place so I came in and explained how much I really wanted my place and I spoke to a wonderful lady at reception named Debs and she really helped and sort me a place and a same day appointment really happy 😃 not the first time I have spoken to Debs and she has always been so helpful!! Never thought I would be happy to go to the dentist
  • Avatar Paul Hunter ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Perfect as usual, I had to change my appointment and the reception staff were great and found me something that suited. Dentist was also really friendly and helpful 👍 if there were 6 stars they would have them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi there. If you have questions or at any point you’re confused then you’re looking  at the right place to find the answers. You can also email us at reception@vallancedentalcentre.com

  • What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

    Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

    • Completed written medical history, details and names of any medication
    • Funds adequate to cover appropriate fees.
    • If applicable, proof of any exemptions from NHS dental charges. If not exempt from NHS charges,
    • Proof of address (utility bill, driving licence)
    • Proof of ID (passport, driving licence, red book if child)
  • What do I need to bring to subsequent appointments?

    Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

    • Any updated medical history details and names of any medication changes
    • Funds adequate to cover appropriate fees
  • My teeth feel fine why do I need regular checks?

    It is great that your teeth feel fine, but we would recommend you have a dental checkup if you haven’t had one for a while. The reason for this is that often when dental symptoms appear the problem causing them is much more difficult to fix, and often with a worse prognosis. For example, early tooth decay often causes little or no discomfort or sensitivity. If this decay progresses then tooth loss or root canal treatment may be inevitable. With regular dental checkups the aim is to identify any problems early so they can be resolved with the best prognosis.

    We follow the guidelines set out by NICE with regard to dental examinations. Your risk to certain dental diseases will be assessed and a recall interval will be recommended from 3 to 24 months for your next check up.

Contact us today.

Please see our contact page to find out how to contact us for a detailed consultation with one of our clear aligner providers. Please see our dental charges page for up to date fees.