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.



Miss Anyabolu13 May, 2022


Amazing service and attentiveness

I've had such a great experience so far with Straight My Teeth. The communication with the customer service was super prompt and helpful thanks to Sarah, and the scan appointment was completely pain free and fast.

Looking forward to see the end result, yet, so far I'm absolutely satisfied with the service and level of attentiveness.


Kaz Hayes11 May, 2022


My experience with straight my teeth…

My experience with straight my teeth has been amazing . I am so happy with the result at the end of treatment. My teeth were very overlapped and crooked , due to wearing the insta smile clip in veneers. I now have perfectly straight teeth and highly recommended this treatment and company.


Stacey Brydon10 May, 2022


Excellent results great price

The process of ordering and doing the moulds was pretty easy as you got to have them approved by email to check you’d done them right before sending them off. Bit of a delay getting the aligners to start with but once received I got emails every two weeks asking for progress photos and they were quick to respond to any queries I had.

Really impressed with the final outcome and have recommended a friend.


Freya Langford9 May, 2022


Great service, great value!

I was a bit dubious about using SMT because they were so much cheaper than all thrower competitors. But the process has been excellent and I love my straight teeth now.

Their communication has been excellent by email and on the phone. And they even did a video call with me to advise how to do the casts. Really impressed that they can offer this service so well remotely and with the cost, which is great value.


Leanne Mouat8 May, 2022


Fatima was very helpful doing my zoom…

Fatima was very helpful doing my zoom call for my impressions. It isn’t very easy doing a call to do these but she made me feel at ease .


Elis Luige6 May, 2022


I had an excellent service throughout…

I had an excellent service throughout my StraightMyTeeth journey. I required additional services and was provided them in a timely and very professional manner. Service was excellent and tailored to my needs. I used services of Smile Studio in Staines and they were nothing but excellent and attentive.


Kat5 May, 2022


Great value for money

Great price for what is offered.Not as flashy packaging as other companies but the price is excellent and the results were as I hoped.Would recommend Straight My Teeth to anyone.Great value for money, great results. No complaints.


Leanne Cross3 May, 2022


Highly recommend

Highly recommend, my teeth are exactly how I wanted them and the support you receive throughout the treatment is amazing✨


Stuart Sweatman3 May 2022


I’m really happy with the results

I’m really happy with the results, I’ve never been happy with my teeth as I decided against braces as a teenager so thought I was stuck with them. The night time only braces worked really well for me, and I’ve been happy with the communication throughout the process. I would recommend SMT (and have done) to my friends and anyone else considering treatment.


Rachel Chadwick29 April 2022


Very happy with the final results

Very happy with the final results. Good value for money compared to traditional methods. Would definitely recommend they have made such a difference to my teeth.

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.