Invisalign® works through using a series of clear aligners – a bit like a very thin gum shield – that fit over your teeth and means no one can tell you’re wearing them. They are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; and brushing and flossing your teeth is also much easier. Many patients feel that they are more comfortable too because there is no metal bracket to cause mouth abrasions during the treatment.
It may not be suitable for all cases and other orthodontic techniques may be more appropriate and give better results.
Invisalign® treatment starts from £3,500
These are the most commonly used type of brace – the traditional brace that you may well be familiar with. They consist of small brackets bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Wires are slotted through the brackets and secured in place with small ligatures (elastics).
Metal braces give the Orthodontist a great deal of control over the tooth movement and therefore the finished results are consistently of a very high standard.
Ceramic brackets are ‘tooth coloured’ making them much less visible than a conventional metal brace. They still provide the optimum level of orthodontic performance so have become very popular from an aesthetic point of view and because they give excellent results in the shortest time compared to aligners and lingual braces.
This combination of looks, performance and results means we believe that ceramic brackets are often the best choice of treatment.
Ceramic bracket treatment starts from £2,100 for a single arch
Lingual braces are a relatively new technique where the braces are fitted to the backs of the teeth meaning they’re virtually invisible as a result.
This has made them very popular in recent years, particularly with patients who are keen to improve their smile but don’t like the idea of wearing conventional braces. It’s also why many celebrities have chosen lingual braces when they have had orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces can cause some irritation to the tongue due to being fitted to the inside of the tooth, however. The treatment is also more expensive and tends to take longer than more conventional methods.
Lingual brace treatment starts from £3,200
We are able to treat patients under the age of 18 on a private basis who don’t meet the NHS criteria or who don’t want to wait on the NHS treatment waiting list.
The service and the techniques are the same as those as for our NHS patients, with traditional fixed metal braces used. The advantages are that there is no waiting list and it’s an inclusive fee covering all treatment and two sets of retainers.
Self-funded treatment starts from £1,600