Clear Braces Vs Wire Braces

How much should braces cost you?

We believe teeth straightening should be affordable. Which is why our clear braces cost less than half of metal braces.

Can adults get braces?

No matter what your age, it’s never too late to have a straighter healthier smile. Yet, many adults choose not to because they don’t want to be seen with a mouth full of metal. Of course, when it comes to teeth straightening, UK residents can always opt for clear aligner treatment?

Straight My Teeth Invisible Aligners







Braces Cost at StraightMyTeeth

But that’s expensive, right?
After all, the average clear braces cost in the UK is somewhere between £2000 and £4600 per person.
Here at Straight My Teeth, we don’t want you to pay that. Instead, you pay an invisible braces price of just £999.00. That’s the lowest direct to consumer (DTC) price in the UK.
To put this into perspective, see the table here…

Moreover, our clear aligners utilise the latest crystal clear BPA-free plastic which is both MHRA and FDA approved. This gives you affordable discreet orthodontic treatment, without compromising on quality!

Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal Braces

Fashioned from stainless steel, metal braces are permanently fixed to the front teeth using a series of brackets and wires. Although they have been proven over many years, they remain visible in the mouth for the duration of your treatment.

Cost of metal braces
£3000 – £4200

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear Ceramic Braces

Also known as clear fixed braces, ceramic braces are attached permanently to the teeth. Instead, of visible metal, clear braces use ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wiring so they remain less visible. On the flip side, they are expensive and tend to break easily.

Cost of ceramic braces
£3000 – £5500

Lingual braces

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front so they remain hidden from view. They do, however, take a lot of getting used to and can be uncomfortable. Not only this, because not every dentist can fit them, they are also costly to buy.

Cost of lingual braces
£5000 – £10,000

Clear Braces

Straight My Teeth Clear aligners

Sometimes referred to as clear or invisible braces, our clear aligners are a removable orthodontic treatment that involve a series of custom-made removable appliances to move teeth. Each clear aligner fits over the teeth comfortably like an invisible mouth guard so no one need know you are even undergoing teeth straightening treatment.

Clear braces cost UK
Just £999.00

Other Advantages


When it comes to clear braces cost many UK patients choose them because they provide a discreet way to get teeth straightened. The same can’t be said for fixed metal braces which are both prominent and visible.

Freedom of choice

While fixed metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth for the duration of treatment our clear aligners are designed to be taken out when eating and drinking. Alternatively, our ‘Night Only’ clear aligners can be worn for as little as 8-10 hours a day – ideal if you have an active social life or lifestyle.

Easy for better oral hygiene

Teeth straightening in the UK can be problematic when wearing a fixed appliance. Food particles can easily become lodged between brackets and wiring making them difficult to clean. Not so with clear aligners which can easily be removed when brushing and flossing. This helps patients to stay on top of their oral hygiene.

No food restrictions

People with fixed metal braces often have to avoid certain foods for the duration of their treatment. The same can’t be said for removable clear aligners which give you the freedom to eat what you like.

Comfortable fit

Fixed metal braces contain sharp edges which may catch on the surface of the mouth or tongue. Alternatively, removable aligners contain no brackets or wiring and therefore no sharp edges, making them very comfortable to wear.

Treatment duration

The average treatment for those wearing fixed metal braces is somewhere between 12-18 months. Whereas treatment times for a patient opting for clear aligners is 4-6 months on average.



Emma10 May, 2021


Incredibly happy!

Loving the process so far. My smile specialist has been incredible helpful and responses are very quick. I have also noticed a massive difference in my teeth already and I am only at the beginning of my journey. Excited to see how the remainder steps go.


Alana Donnelly9 May, 2021


Amazing Aligners ❤️

Where do I start
I'm loving my aligners from 'Straight My Teeth' very much, currently wearing stage 10 out of 15. Only 5 more stages to till I have my confidence and perfect smile 'back'...


Ahmed8 May, 2021


Easy, accommodating and professional invisible aligners

I have been with straightmyteeth for 6 months now. I can't fault the service as I have found it easy, accommodating and professional. I went into their Ashford branch to have my scans taken and the service was great. I received my preview within two days and also had this ammended to suit my needs. Personally I would recommend straightmyteeth to anyone who would like to get invisable aligners


Jade Stevenson8 May, 2021


Great service received so far, fantastic communication.


David Thomas7 May, 2021


Just put my second set of retainers in. Service was great from going in for my scan to approving the projection. Would definitely recommend and have done.


Mrs. April Rawlins7 May, 2021


Delighted so far!

After reading a couple of bad reviews I thought I would share my experience. After several years of ‘do I don’t I’ I finally took the plunge and made my purchase on 4th March 2021...


M Shipp4 May, 2021


Good honest company very helpful with any requests and always quick to reply to emails.

With regular trips to the dentist for checkups a good result at the end of treatment.


Ella4 May, 2021


Excellent service & great results

Update - I'm now nearly at the end of my treatment and have been very pleased throughout with the service and the always polite, friendly and professional help from Sarah. Though they must be very busy having so many online customers, my emails have always been answered promptly...


Flor Flor4 May 2021


Feliz con los resultados

Mi nombre es Flor, soy de Perú.
Estaba buscando la forma de corregir mis dientes y busqué información sobre los brackets las cuales no me gustó por lo doloroso, antiestético y caros, pero encontré a Straight My teeth,...


IrishGal4 May 2021


Highly recommend

I had results a lot quicker than I expected to see them. Took a while to get correct teeth impressions, wasn’t all plane sailing but got there in the end. Don’t let the price put you off as it’s a lot cheaper than most places. Highly recommend. Only negative I find is the generic emails they said with your name on them. Not very personal at all but quality of products

Few of our Happy Customers

Straight from the smiles we created!


Just for your Smile!

Clear braces are fixed wire that cannot be removed and are most commonly used and most know old technology.

Clear braces need to be worn for two to three years. Once your braces are removed, you may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of your treatment.

Yes, you can eat with clear braces but hard foods.

Treatment is safe but you need to take proper care while playing or eating something because if the wires come out there will be unbearable pain and you have to rush to the dentist office.

The braces cost will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity, and length of treatment.