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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 MTM Braces can straighten your teeth with No Trace

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of having perfectly straight teeth without having to endure the hassle of wearing visible braces? This may sound like it’s a lot to ask, but we can make this dream come true. Using innovative, invisible orthodontic systems like MTM No Trace, we can give you the smile you’ve always wanted with the added bonus that nobody will be able to spot those braces. If you like the sound of MTM No Trace braces, what are you waiting for? Call us today!

Introducing MTM No Trace

MTM No Trace is a lingual brace system. This means that it employs fixed braces, which are attached to the back of the teeth, to straighten the teeth. These braces give you a gorgeous new smile without leaving a trace. Lingual braces work in a very similar way to traditional fixed braces, using forces generated by wires and brackets to reposition and align the teeth. These braces are smaller and sleeker than conventional fixed orthodontics and once they’re in place behind the teeth, they’re virtually impossible to spot when you smile.

What’s so good about MTM No Trace?

Many patients come to us feeling apprehensive about having braces because they are worried about the impact on their image, their confidence and their social and professionals lives. With MTM No Trace, there’s no need to worry about how the braces will alter your image, as they won’t be visible. This means you can enjoy life as normal without any anxiety related to how you feel when you look at your smile or what others think. As well as providing an invisible solution, MTM No Trace also promises speedy results. The average treatment time is just 12-24 weeks.

Who can benefit from MTM No Trace?

MTM No Trace braces are ideally suited to patients who need a limited amount of movement. These braces work very quickly so they’re a great option for those hoping to look their best for a special occasion, such as a wedding. If you have more severe orthodontic issues, which require extensive movement, it may be best to opt for a different treatment and our friendly dentists will be happy to make suggestions and recommendations.

Going Incognito: How Lingual Braces Change Everything about Fixed Braces

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

If you’ve heard negative things about fixed braces, we are aiming to change your mind! Forget everything you’ve ever heard about bulky, ugly, painful braces and let us introduce you to a ground-breaking treatment, which can give you a perfect smile in secret. Hopefully, Incognito may just persuade you that fixed braces are the best!

About Incognito

Incognito is an orthodontic system, which uses fixed braces to move the teeth into the desired position. You may think that this sounds the same as any other fixed brace treatment, but there’s one major difference with Incognito. This is a lingual brace system, which means that the braces are attached to the back of the teeth. If you’ve ever dreamt of having treatment without anyone being able to notice your braces, this doesn’t have to be a dream any longer!

Incognito braces are advanced and they use the latest technology to move the teeth as quickly as possible. These braces are suitable for most patients and they can be used to achieve significant movement. Typically, if you’re a good match for traditional fixed braces, this will be a viable option for you.

The benefits of Incognito

Many people are reluctant to have braces because they’re worried about their image or the impact braces could have on their career or their confidence. With Incognito, the braces cannot be seen when you smile or talk, and this means that you don’t have to be anxious or uneasy about changes to your appearance. Incognito braces are also bespoke. Every individual bracket is designed for you and Incognito braces are made from high-quality materials, including gold. There’s an assumption that lingual braces must be painful because of the distance between the brace and the tongue, but lingual braces are a lot smaller and sleeker than conventional braces and they also use friction-free forces to minimise discomfort.

If you’re keen to find out more about Incognito or you would like to see if this is a good match for you, call us today and book a consultation.

Did You Know MTM No Trace Braces Can Create Beautiful Smiles in Less than Six Months?

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Are you looking for a speedy orthodontic treatment, which is also invisible? If you thought it was impossible to get a straight smile in months without having to wear a highly visible brace, think again! With the help of MTM No Trace Braces,  a stunning smile can be provided by us in just 6 months, and nobody need ever know that you’ve had a brace!

What is MTM No Trace Brace?

MTM No Trace Braces are an lingual brace system. This means that the brackets and wires are affixed onto the back of your teeth. With a lingual brace, we can achieve your dream smile without anyone even knowing that you have a brace, as the brace is invisible whenever you smile. A number of people are worried about having braces because they don’t want to see a brace when they look in the mirror or see themselves in a photograph. Some people also have reservations about what others will think about their braces. You may feel like having a brace could affect your chances of getting a job or you may be concerned about what your friends or a partner might think. With MTM No Trace Braces, these are problems you don’t have to worry about, as nobody will spot your braces.

MTM No Trace Braces are not just an invisible solution. They also produce results quickly. In less than 6 months, we can straighten your teeth and make you feel a lot more confident when you smile. In some cases, results can be achieved in just 12 weeks.

Who can benefit from the MTM No Trace Brace?

If you’ve been reluctant to have braces in the past because you’ve worried about how you’ll look or how long treatment will take, MTM No Trace Brace could be an option worth considering. When you book a consultation, your dentist will have a look at your teeth and analyse your bite (the way your teeth fit together) to see if this is a suitable treatment for you.

If you’re keen to start the journey to an amazing new smile, why not give us a call today?

Which route to Straight Teeth is Right for You?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

At Liverpool Dental Spa, we recognise the importance of giving our patients a choice and we are delighted to offer a vast array of orthodontic solutions. Whether you have minor misalignment or you need complex treatment, we have the perfect treatment options for you.

Our treatments

We offer a range of treatments, including removable braces, invisible braces, fixed braces and lingual braces.

Removable braces

Our removable braces include Invisalign, ClearStep, Perfect Clear and the Inman Aligner. ClearStep, Invisalign and Perfect Clear operate in a similar way, with patients wearing a series of customised clear aligners, which gently guide the teeth into position. The aligners are virtually invisible, so this could be a good choice if you’re looking for an invisible brace and you have minor orthodontic issues. The Inman Aligner is slightly different. The treatment process involves using a single device, rather than a series of appliances, and the aligner isn’t invisible. That said, it is a lot more discreet than most other braces out there. This is an ideal solution for anyone who needs results fast, as it takes just 16 weeks to correct minor misalignment.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces have come a very long way in a relatively short space of time, and if you thought you had to wear painful, bulky metal braces for months on end to get a gorgeous smile, you’ll be shocked to see the new braces on the block. With treatments like Six Month Smiles and CFast, we can straighten the teeth quickly and discreetly. We are also proud to offer Damon Braces. These advanced braces use the latest friction-free technology to move the teeth painlessly, and they are capable of treating patients with the most complex prescriptions. The braces are finer and more discreet than conventional fixed braces and treatment times are around 4-6 months shorter.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces may be an option worth considering if you’re desperate to have braces without anyone else knowing that you’re having treatment. Unlike standard fixed braces, these braces are fixed to the back of your teeth, which means that nobody will be able to see them when you smile. We offer a system called MTM No Trace Brace, which is a fast-acting, invisible solution for patients who have issues that affect the front teeth. The average treatment time is just 12-24 weeks.

If you’re keen to find out more about braces, call us today!

Which Invisible Brace is Right For You?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Are you interested in braces? Are you looking for something discreet that will enable you to undergo treatment in secret? If so, here is a guide to our incredible invisible braces:

Removable braces

We are proud to offer an extensive selection of clear removable braces that includes Invisalign, ClearStep and Perfect Clear. These systems all utilise transparent aligners, which look very similar to mouth guards, to straighten the teeth. When the aligners are in position, they are virtually undetectable. Removable braces are usually recommended for patients with minor or moderate needs, as they cannot generate as much movement as fixed braces. The beauty of removable braces is that they enable you to get on with life as normal. You don’t have to worry about eating in public or trying to keep your teeth clean, as you can take your braces out when you eat and brush your teeth.

Fixed braces

You may assume that it’s impossible to get a discreet fixed brace, but you’d be wrong! With treatments like CFast and Six Month Smiles, we can straighten your teeth discreetly. Fixed braces may be advantageous for some patients because they provide more support than removable braces. Both these treatments have an average treatment time of just 6 months.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are fixed braces, but there’s a major difference between lingual braces and conventional braces: lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, making them invisible to others. We offer MTM No Trace braces, which sit behind the teeth, enabling you to have treatment without anybody knowing. MTM No Trace braces produce results in just 12-24 weeks.

If you like the sound of invisible orthodontic treatment, call us and book a consultation today. We can discuss your options, and help you choose which treatment is best for you.

Discreet Braces for All Cases

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The world of orthodontics is changing all the time and we are now able to offer every patient a discreet treatment. We are delighted to have a wide range of options available in the centre of Liverpool and we look forward to working together to create your perfect smile.

Many of our patients come to us expressing a desire for a discreet brace because they don’t want to wear a cumbersome, highly visible brace or worry about what other people will think once they get their braces fitted. In the past, braces were clearly visible. However, there are now lots of discreet options available, including:

Invisalign, Clearstep and Perfect Clear: these clear aligner treatments use specially-made, transparent plastic aligners to correct minor and moderate orthodontic issues. The aligners are virtually invisible when they are placed over the teeth and they can be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth for added convenience.

CFast, Damon Braces and Six Month Smiles: these fixed brace systems offer a more discreet alternative to traditional fixed braces. CFast and Six Month Smiles are made from clear brackets and wires, while Damon Braces are much sleeker and smaller than traditional fixed braces.

Lingual braces: lingual braces are fixed braces that sit behind the teeth to enable secret treatment. These braces offer the reliability of fixed braces and the innovation and invisibility of clear braces. With these braces, you can smile and speak without anyone knowing that you’re wearing a brace.

The Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is not invisible like Clearstep and Invisalign. However, it is a very discreet option and it works incredibly quickly. All that is visible when you smile is a fine metal bar.

If you’re interested in discreet orthodontic treatment and you’d like to find out which treatments would be effective, call today, pop in and see us or fill in an online enquiry form and we will get back to you. Your new smile is waiting!

We Offer The Ultimate In Invisible Braces Treatment In The Very Heart Of Liverpool

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Even the Benedict Cumberbatch incarnation of Baker Street super sleuth Sherlock Holmes might take a little while to trace these braces. For some, braces are embarrassing. Regardless of the reasoning behind this, the MTM No Trace brace system allows people who feel this way to hide their orthodontic woes from snooping acquaintances.

So.. what is this ‘MTM No Trace brace’ then?

Well, it is a nigh on invisible, fixed brace mostly used to treat minor problems with one’s bite. The brace operates, and comes with the advantages of, a fixed brace system, but, unlike fixed braces, it is difficult to see. Why? The brace is fitted on the inside of the mouth!

Plus points of the No Trace brace

Well, the cosmetic benefits are, ironically, the most recognisable feature of this discreet brace system: By hiding itself from view, you avoid all those aforementioned embarrassing associations. By being fixed, it also avoids the biggest problem faced by removable brace users: human error. Removable aligners can be taken out for brief periods, often for cleaning, but forgetting to put them back on can have a major effect on treatment: Forgetting to wear your aligner can prevent the next one in a series from fitting, delaying your treatment and increasing the costs involved. The MTM No Trace, however, is fixed and, subsequently, you have naught to fret over. You won’t even have to refrain from fretting for long! The No Trace system is quick and can conjure up a perfectly straight smile in as little as twelve weeks.

Is this treatment suitable for all?

Sadly not: The MTM No Trace system is intended for patients suffering from minor orthodontic issues and, whilst ideal for performing small dental movements, isn’t appropriate for more extensive treatment. Do not fret though my fearful friend, for, even if this option isn’t quite right for you,  at Liverpool Dental Spa we have plenty of treatments to offer as alternatives. If you only need a little adjustment to your bite, however, then the No Trace brace might just do the trick!

Get in touch

If anything said here has piqued your interest, then please contact us at Liverpool Dental Spa to find out more about the services we offer.


The Changing Faces Of Braces For The Patients Of Liverpool

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The perception of the tooth brace to most people is a chunky, ugly and possibly ill- fitting metallic device. However, in recent years, this has changed with many different types of brace being developed, all of which have been designed not just for comfort but for aesthetics.

No longer is there a stigma attached for wearers. Rather, wearers who generally tend to be fashion conscious youngsters can wear them without feeling embarrassed.

Types of modern braces

There are a variety of braces available now which are designed for specific purposes. The one size fits all is no longer appropriate.

Traditional Braces

This type is perhaps the recognisable brace although now they are made from a mixture of stainless steel and nickel-titanium amalgam making them a lot lighter to wear. The bracket is bonded to the tooth and each one is connected via a wire. The brackets themselves can also be decorated.

One of the problems with using stainless steel though is that this can stain the teeth; an alternative is the gold plated brace. This has one distinct advantage over the traditional stainless steel version – it is not as severe looking. They are also useful people with allergies to nickel.

Another alternative to the above are ceramic braces. These tend to be the most popular with adolescents. Moreover they can be designed to blend with the natural colour tooth enamel of the wearer; thus making them less obtrusive.

Lingual Braces

These are fitted to the back of the teeth rather than the front. While they are effective in not being easily seen there are 2 disadvantages. First they can be expensive, and second they are not easily adjusted simply because they can get in the way of the wearer’s tongue. The good thing about these braces is that no one will know that you are wearing them.


This type of brace was designed for people whose teeth problems are not severe or complicated. As the name implies they are also almost invisible, which for adolescents is a great added benefit.

Invisalign braces are used for people where movement is gradual. They also offer better oral hygiene care as they are easily removed.



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