Comparing different braces options

When you’re looking for orthodontic treatments that offer brilliant, effective teeth straightening, choosing the right option for you isn’t just about which can get you straighter teeth. Different types of braces offer a range of features and benefits, so you’ll want a treatment that suits your individual needs and your lifestyle. Our team will develop a bespoke treatment plan personalised to your needs. But before you start your journey to a straighter smile, we’ve jargon-busted some of the key features and benefits of the different teeth straightening options available.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces (commonly know as train tracks) are fitted permanently until the desired straightening of teeth is achieved.

Why choose this treatment ?

    ■ A great price, also available on NHS for under 18s

    ■ Coloured bands available to match your style

    ■ High precision and versatility


Considerations

    ■ Visible and not removable

    ■ Some foods can’t be eaten during treatment

Lingual braces

Lingual braces that run behind your teeth, ensuring your treatment goes unnoticed.

Why choose this treatment ?

    ■ Virtually undetectable as they hide behind your teeth

    ■ Available in gold for added comfort and luxury

    ■ Can treat complicated cases 

Considerations

   ■ Generally more expensive than other treatments

    ■ Can be less comfortable

Clear ceramic braces

Unlike traditional metal braces, our clear braces systems use ceramic brackets which are blended to your natural teeth. 

Why choose this treatment ?

    ■ Ceramic material is more discreet than metal  

    ■ All the precision and versatility of fixed braces

    ■ They’re fixed in place so you won’t forget to wear them 


Considerations

    ■ Generally more expensive than other treatments

    ■ Can be less comfortable

Invisalign clear aligners

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which uses custom made clear aligners, which fit comfortably over your teeth.

Why choose this treatment ?

    ■ Near invisible, discreet and removable   

    ■ A more comfortable option
 
    ■ Oral hygiene is easier to maintain 


Considerations

    ■ Treatment could take longer in some cases

    ■ May not be suitable if complex movement is required

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