Teeth Straightening

What we offer

With so many methods and products to choose from, getting your teeth straightened can feel incredibly daunting. The team here at Butterfly Dental are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and put together a bespoke teeth straightening treatment programme from our clinic in Altrincham (Greater Manchester) that delivers incredible results in the shortest timeframe possible. 

If you have been considering straightening your teeth for a while, get in touch to learn more about how we can use a range of tried-and-tested solutions to help you get the perfectly straight smile of your dreams.

Fixed braces vs clear aligners

Traditional fixed braces are often the best choice for patients with more complex requirements. For example, those of you with short, round, or peg teeth will usually not be suitable for aligners; and by the same token, you will not be considered an ideal candidate if you have particularly crowded teeth or a pronounced bite. However, if your case meets specific criteria, then invisible braces may well be an option. 

We are at the forefront of highly trained orthodontics work in Manchester, which means we can create a clear aligner programme that meets your needs and accounts for your individual circumstances.

Man with invisalign braces


As one of the best-known names in the teeth straightening space, Invisalign® has been the gold standard in the industry for decades. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating and drinking, making for a much more comfortable and flexible experience and ensuring you can keep your teeth sparkling clean.

Another big advantage of Invisalign® is that, depending on your case, these clear aligners can often straighten out your teeth in just a few months.

To make sure your teeth straightening treatment progresses as quickly as possible, we may bond small buttons – otherwise known as attachments – to your teeth. These attachments will improve the way your aligners grip onto your teeth, and ensure the movement is more efficient. You may also need the support of elastics at various stages throughout your treatment to make sure your teeth and jaw are aligning correctly. But don’t worry – neither of these appliances are as scary as they sound!

Woman smiling with white teeth


Gentle yet effective, QuickStraightTeeth™’s unique barely-there orthodontic system gets you the gorgeous teeth you’re looking for, often in as little as just 7 months. Tooth-coloured brackets and wires make these appliances much more discreet than average braces, and QuickStraightTeeth™ offers both Q-Fixed braces and Q-Smile clear aligners to suit different cases.

As an approved QuickStraightTeeth™ dentist, Butterfly Dental will help you choose the most appropriate treatment option and guide you through the teeth straightening process with this popular and well-trusted brand.

Our cosmetic dentists will talk you through what to expect from your Invisalign® or QuickStraightTeeth™ treatment and help you determine whether it’s the most appropriate solution. Please contact us for more information and to book your initial consultation.

Teeth Straightening FAQs

There are plenty of practical reasons to opt for our teeth straightening services in Manchester if you are concerned about, or conscious of, your smile. As well as looking much neater, straight teeth are more structurally sound. Chewing and biting forces will be spread more evenly between well aligned teeth, reducing tooth movement, cracking, and ongoing sensitivity. So, choosing to embark on a teeth straightening treatment plan is about more than just achieving an attractive smile – it’s an investment in your future oral health!

Dr Bob Mehay provides a range of teeth straightening options, including traditional braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic solutions. During your first consultation, our experts will assess your needs and recommend the most suitable treatment.

Your teeth straightening journey will begin with a comprehensive examination and consultation. Depending on the chosen method, this may involve digital impressions, 3D scans, or traditional moulds. Our team then creates a personalised treatment plan that will gradually align your teeth.

The frequency of scanning and care appointments varies based on the chosen treatment plan. Generally, appointments are scheduled every few weeks to monitor progress, make adjustments, and ensure the treatment is on track.

Butterfly Dental utilises a combination of in-clinic assessments and remote tracking through innovative dental technology. This approach ensures a thorough understanding of progress and allows for necessary adjustments to be made during the treatment period. 

While many individuals are eligible for teeth straightening, those with severe dental issues or certain oral health conditions may not be suitable candidates. A thorough assessment during the initial consultation will help determine the suitability of the treatment for each patient. Our principal dentist, Dr Bob Mehay, is trained in hypnotherapy techniques to help nervous patients overcome any anxiety related to dental consultations or treatments – so if you are worried about attending the clinic, don’t be. There’s no need for you to let your fears ruin your dreams of achieving your perfect smile!

Interested in a treatment?

To hear more about any of our treatments, or if you would like to book an appointment, contact us today.