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?
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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 6-11 months on average.
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.