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Did you know there is a clear alternative to train track braces?

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

If you thought you had to wear metal train-tracks to get a gorgeous smile, you’d be wrong! At Liverpool Dental Spa, we offer a range of aesthetically-pleasing, discreet alternatives, including clear fixed braces and invisible removable aligners. If you’re keen to undergo orthodontic treatment in secret, why not give us a call and see how we could help you?

Our clear braces

We offer an impressive collection of clear braces, including:

  • Invisalign, Clearstep and Perfect Clear: these systems all utilise clear aligners made from high-grade plastic to reposition the teeth. The aligners look similar to mouth guards and they move the teeth without anyone even being able to spot them. Aligners are generally recommended for minor and moderate issues, as they provide less support than fixed braces. One of the benefits people love most about aligners is the flexibility they give you, as you can take them out when you want to eat or clean your teeth.
  • Damon Braces: Damon Braces are an excellent choice for patients who would benefit from fixed braces. They are suitable for even the most complex cases and they boast transparent and tooth-coloured materials, which make them much more discreet than traditional metal fixed braces. Damon Braces also produce results around 4-6 months faster than conventional fixed orthodontics.
  • CFast braces: CFat braces are clear, sleek, delicate fixed braces, which are tricky to detect when you smile. They provide the reliability of fixed braces as well as discreet aesthetics.
  • MTM No Trace Brace: if you’re keen to undergo secret treatment, MTM No Trace Braces could be the ideal option for you. These braces are attached to the back of the teeth, which means that they are invisible when you smile.

To find out more about our incredible collection of clear braces, why not get in touch today?

How Invisalign Straightens Teeth Subtly

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Many people suffer from tooth misalignment, but they’re reluctant to seek help because they don’t want to wear unsightly braces. Today, you can achieve a gorgeous, straight smile without worrying about your image thanks to subtle systems like Invisalign. If you’ve always wanted straight teeth, but you’ve been putting off seeing your dentist because you don’t like the sound of braces, now is the time to reconsider. With Invisalign, we can straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful new smile without anyone even knowing that you’ve had treatment.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which uses a series of bespoke removable braces called aligners to move the teeth. Treatment is planned in advance using innovative software, which predicts the movement of the teeth, and the aligners are drawn up according to your individual treatment plan. You wear each aligner for 2 weeks, and then swap it for the next one in the sequence.

Invisalign aligners are removable, and they are designed to be taken out when you eat, drink and clean your teeth. Although it’s very easy to take your aligners out, we recommend wearing the braces for around 22 hours per day to achieve the best results.

What’s so good about Invisalign?

Many people are anxious about having braces because they assume that they’ll be painful and they worry about what other people will think. With Invisalign, you don’t have to have any concerns because the braces are virtually invisible, and they’re also very comfortable. You can take them out to eat and brush your teeth so you don’t need to make any changes to your diet or your oral hygiene regime, and there are no painful metal parts or appointments required to tighten the braces.

If you’re keen to learn more, give us a call now or get in touch online to book a consultation.

Speedy Straightening with CFast

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Is time of the essence? Are you eager to find the fastest route to a brilliant new smile? If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment that will transform your smile in months rather than years, we have good news. Allow us to introduce you to CFast.

Everything you need to know about CFast

CFast offers a discreet and speedy alternative to traditional fixed braces. CFast focuses on the front teeth, known as the social 6, and this enables it to work a lot faster than conventional braces. In most cases, treatment can be completed within six months.

CFast is not just a speedy option. It also offers additional benefits. These braces are more delicate than traditional fixed braces, and this means that they’re easier to keep clean. They’re also made from ceramic materials and feature clear brackets, so they are much harder to detect than other fixed braces.

Fixed braces may not seem as convenient as removable braces. However, they are guaranteed to produce results. With removable braces, the success of treatment is often dependent on the patient following their dentist’s instructions at all times. If you don’t wear the brace enough, your results will be affected. With a fixed brace, there’s no risk of being disappointed when treatment is complete.

Is CFast suitable for everyone?

CFast is designed to offer a fast-acting solution for those who have orthodontic imperfections that affect the teeth at the front of the mouth, the social 6. This treatment may not be recommended for those who have more complex issues that require significant movement. In this case, we will be happy to explore some other options with you. We are able to offer discreet and rapid treatments for all our patients, including those with more complex needs.

Call us now to find out how you could get a perfectly straight smile for 2017.

Get a Perfect Straight Smile with Perfect Clear Braces

Monday, December 26th, 2016

More and more people are coming to us hoping to find a treatment that will provide them with a beautifully straight smile. In the past, patients had a very limited range of treatment options. However, today, there’s a whole range of options on offer, including Perfect Clear. If you’re searching for an invisible solution for crooked or crowded teeth, this could be the choice for you!

How does Perfect Clear work and what does treatment entail?

Perfect Clear is a bespoke invisible aligner system, which uses a series of aligners, known as K positioners, to straighten out orthodontic issues. Each positioner is slightly different, and it’s essential to follow the sequence perfectly.

Perfect Clear positioners are made from transparent plastic; they slide over the teeth in a similar way to a mouth guard. Once they are in place, it’s virtually impossible to detect them. This means that you can smile with confidence, and nobody has to know that you’re undergoing treatment.

Most people prioritise aesthetics when they’re choosing an orthodontic treatment. However, many patients are also impressed by the convenience this system offers. Perfect Clear aligners are removable, and this means that you can take them out to eat meals and brush your teeth. Effectively, you can go about your daily business as you did before you started wearing braces, and treatment will have little impact. Cleaning the braces is also much easier than with fixed braces.

Can I benefit from Perfect Clear?

Perfect Clear braces are ideally suited to patients who have minor issues; they are an excellent choice for patients who don’t want to hang around to see the results of treatment, as they work rapidly. If you’d like to see if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment, simply book a consultation online, or give our friendly reception team a bell.

Amazing Results with Six Month Smiles Treatment

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Six Months Smile treatment from Liverpool Implants & Aesthetic Dental Spa creates incredible smiles

Six Months Smiles is a revolutionary technique for correcting crooked teeth. For anyone concerned by the prospect of wearing braces and retainers for a lengthy period of time, Six Months Smiles might be just the treatment you have been waiting for.  Rather than wearing braces for as long as three years, Six Months Smiles can correct your teeth in just six months.

Incredibly versatile, Six Months Smiles can remedy the overcrowding of teeth and issues with overbite or spacing.  What’s more, the treatment is actually cheaper than traditional braces, costing only about half as much despite the increased speed of the treatment.  And treatment with Six Months Smiles is very fast indeed, about one quarter that of traditional braces.

Six Months Smiles is especially advantageous for youngsters who are put off having their teeth issues dealt with because of the prospect of having to wear an unsightly metal brace for several years, during which there is enough social awkwardness as it is.  Six Months Smiles is far more discreet, using nickel titanium wires that are matched to the colour of your teeth.

Looking for a Liverpool dentist? We are here to help.

If you have a holiday or wedding coming up and want to make the corrections to your smile that you’ve always wanted then ask your Liverpool dentist for more information about Six Months Smiles.

Get Straighter Teeth with the Inman Aligner

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

If you have to cope with the problem of teeth that aren’t straight enough but don’t like the idea of having to endure the endless months of treatment that come with a traditional brace, then maybe you should try the Inman Aligner.

The Inman Aligner is a quick, effective and most importantly convenient method of straightening the front teeth and has now become a major treatment for orthodontic relapses that require attention in adults.

The Inman Aligner is a custom made appliance that uses the latest technologies to move the teeth by generating forces to reposition them. Consisting of two key parts, the aligner is made of a coiled spring that is positioned behind the front teeth, and a fine metal bar that runs along the front of the teeth. These work together create the force that pushes the teeth back into their correct places.

Three stages of treatment

The treatment consists of three stages. The first will see your dentist examine your mouth to see if the treatment is right for you before discussing the process and answering any questions you have. During the second stage your dentist will analyse you smile, teeth, gums and bite in greater detail. During the final stage impressions of your teeth will be made and sent away so your braces can be made before being fitted when they are complete.

The Inman Aligner also has a number of advantages that other braces don’t have. Aside from working quickly and providing results within 6 – 16 weeks, the aligner can also be removed when eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth. The Inman Aligner is also worn for a set amount of time so you can reap the benefits, making it better in terms of ease compared to others. If you would like more information about the Inman Aligner please contact Liverpool Dental Spa.



Introducing Clearstep Clear Aligners To Patients In Liverpool

Friday, April 11th, 2014

If you’re looking for a brace, which straightens the teeth without impacting upon the look of your smile, allow us to introduce you to Clearstep.

What is Clearstep?

Clearstep is a clear brace system, which uses removable aligners to gently move and reposition the teeth. Clearstep is a discreet alternative to fixed braces, which enables you to enjoy an amazing new smile without worrying about how your smile looks or what other people think about your braces when you have treatment.

Clearstep offers many advantages because the aligners are light and they use gentle forces, which helps to reduce discomfort. Once you get used to wearing the aligners and remembering to swap them every fortnight, the treatment process is very simple and the results are great!

The Clearstep process

Clearstep treatment involves wearing a series of aligners, rather than a single appliance. Each aligner is worn for around 2 weeks and the series continues until treatment is complete; all the aligners are different and the aim is to guide the teeth into the correct position. Clearstep aligners are taken out to eat and clean the teeth.

Who is the best candidate for Clearstep treatment?

Clearstep is ideal for patients with moderate or minor orthodontic issues who are looking for a more discreet solution than fixed braces. Removable braces are a popular choice because they give your more flexibility and make tasks, such as eating and brushing your teeth, easy. If you have complex issues, which need a lot of movement, this may not be the best option, but our dentists will be happy to go through other treatments with you. We do not generally recommend Clearstep for patients under the age of 14 years old.

Straighter Teeth In Just Six Months For Patients In Liverpool

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

If you’ve ever thought of having braces but been put off by the lengthy treatment times, Six Month Smiles could be the ideal solution. This innovative fixed brace system straightens the teeth in just 6 months, meaning you don’t have to wait long to show off your gorgeous new smile!

About Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a fixed brace system, which was developed in the USA. The treatment straightens the teeth in just 6 months, making it one of the fastest orthodontic treatment options on the market. Unlike traditional fixed braces, Six Month Smiles focuses solely on the teeth that you can see when smiling, which eradicates the need for unnecessary treatment and reduces treatment time considerably.

Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology to move the teeth without any pain; the wires are self-ligating to prevent friction and there are no painful metal or elastic bands. The braces are also very discreet, as the wires are tooth-coloured and the brackets are clear.

Am I a suitable candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smile braces work quickly because they concentrate on the front teeth, known as the social 6; this means that this treatment is only suitable for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues, which affect the front teeth. In cases where the back teeth are affected or greater movement is required, Six Month Smiles in not the right option; however, there are many other treatments available and we can help to choose the perfect one for you.

If you have minor problems, such as small gap between your front teeth, minor crowding or a crooked tooth, Six Month Smiles is a great option; in just 6 months, your smile will be beautifully restored and you can look forward to smiling with confidence at Liverpool Dental Spa.



Look at them move! An update about my ‘Invisaligned’ teeth

Monday, November 26th, 2012


I sometimes find it hard to believe that I started Invisalign treatment nearly a month ago! The aligners have been really comfortable to wear and I must admit, some days I even forget that I’m wearing them. I really can’t thank my dentist enough for all of his help and advice about this treatment.

There have been occasions when I’ve had to stop myself from sipping on a really hot drink as I’ve had to remind myself that my Invisalign aligners are in. It’s so easily done! I’ve been wearing this second set for roughly 11 days now and whilst I haven’t noticed any changes from last week, I have noticed that the overall alignment of my teeth is looking a little straighter. When I go to close my mouth for example, my top teeth seem to be more in line with the bottom set.

Let’s compare from before I started: It’s probably quite difficult to tell any changes from the two pictures, but that is the kind of progress I am seeing so far.

Another thing I have noticed is that when I took them off at lunch one day this week, my jaw felt rather odd. I’ve had problems in the past with a clicking jaw, but this time it felt like my jaw was slightly at an angle and I wondered if the Invisalign had caused this or was repositioning the jaw in some way.

I have heard stories of Invisalign repositioning people’s jaw and that this can happen due to the aligners not allowing teeth to touch, as teeth naturally guide the jaw into position. So perhaps this is what I was experiencing. If I notice any further signs of this, I will be sure to inform my dentist.

I’ve had no problems with asking for any dental advice. I go to the Liverpool Dental Spa for my Invisalign treatment and their expertise truly marks them out as forerunners in the field of cosmetic dentistry. If I have any questions or problems Marius and the rest of the LDS team are always there to provide thorough answers and talk me through a number of possible solutions.

I’m so excited, soon I start on my third set of trays, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted!


I can’t even feel them!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Hi everyone, it’s Anna and I wanted to share with you how I’m doing on my third week of treatment. Some days I even forget they’re in there as they’re feeling really comfortable now. If you look at my picture you can ‘see’ just how invisible my aligners are! I love them!

I started on my second set of Invisalign trays on Tuesday, making sure to put them on the night before and take two paracetamol before I went to bed. This is a technique which the dental nurse at the Liverpool Dental Spa advised me to do as she herself has been through Invisalign treatment and told me that the initial first couple of days are the worst when it comes to putting on a new tray as they feel very tight.

All of the dental team have been very helpful and as some of them have undergone the same treatments which they offer to patients, it means they can provide recommendations based on personal experience.

Progress with the second set of trays

I’ve now had the second set of Invisalign trays on for around 3 days and I can say they are no longer feeling so tight, which again, can only be a good sign. The good news is that the second set – even in the initial first few days, were nowhere near as tight as the first set. They are easy to take on and off and wearing them for 22 hours a day no longer feels so daunting.

Admittedly, it can be hard to make sure to put it back on straight away after eating and I’m finding that I’m eating and drinking everything I want during this time, so I can avoid having to remove the aligners later on, only to have to brush my teeth.

This has meant that my snacking time has been greatly reduced, though I will admit on Valentine’s Day I did take them off for a bit longer than I was supposed to – (the chocolates were just too tempting!)

Drinking with aligners on

I also learnt last weekend not to drink anything but water with the aligners on. I went to the pub on Friday night and drank lemonade through a straw with my aligners in, which I thought would be ok, as I was reluctant to drink alcohol, in case of staining.

However after a few minutes I could feel the sugar from the lemonade under my aligners and my teeth just didn’t feel all that clean after that! I therefore think it might be safer to take them out if you’re planning on drinking on a night out. I know this can seem like a lot of wasted treatment time, but I think so long as you brush your teeth and put them back on before bed, you should be ok. However this might mean extending your treatment time of each tray by a day or two.

Overall, I’d say my progress has been good although it’s hard to tell if there’s been that much of a difference at this early stage. I will keep you posted by getting some pictures taken which can demonstrate the differences in my teeth (no matter how small).


6 Dentistry Awards!

Winners for National UK Award

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team

Winners for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team
  • > 2008 Best Dental Practice

Finalists for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Practice
  • > 2008 Best Dental Team

Finalist & Highly Commended for

  • > 2007 Best Young Dentist Dr Marius McGovern