If you are considering having your teeth straightened using braces, clear braces may be a better choice because they are more subtle and discreet compared to conventional metal braces.
Before discussing cost, it is important to understand the different types of braces so that you and your dentist can decide on the most suitable treatment option for you.
These are a type of self-ligating brace; a system that tightens itself with a sliding mechanism,which puts less pressure on the teeth. These are easier to clean, do not have visible metal parts, and have a continuous adjustment process. This means less dental appointments are needed when using this treatment method, making it ideal if you have a particularly busy schedule.
ThisUK-based company offers a fixed brace and aligner for straightening teeth. Just like the Damon Clear Braces, they are self-ligating and have the same benefits. The archwire in ClearSmile Braces comes in an originally designed white colour. A drawback to the use of this brace is that its aligner works on the front 10 teeth only. Thus, patients with more complex issues and back teeth which require straightening cannot use it. The treatment duration is generally between 4-12 months. Your dentist will be able to explain whether you are a suitable candidate for this brand.
Produced by a company called Align Technology, Invisalign is the foremost brand of clear teeth aligners in the world. Their products include:
However, it is important to consult your dentist because not everyone is suitable for treatment with Invisalign.
This is another brand of clear invisible braces popular in the USA and UK which works in a similar way toInvisalign. For best results, it is recommended you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours daily.
This company produces clear aligners used in straightening teeth and are most popular in Europe and Asia. They also manufacture a teeth whitening gel that functions alongside the aligners. It is also recommended that you wear these aligner for a minimum of 22 hours daily.
Clear fixed braces are more expensive than metal braces because of the advanced materialsand technology used.
Some people save on the costs by opting for metal braces on their lower teeth (which are not as visible), and clear braces on the more prominent upper teeth.
The price of clear braces varies from one dentist to another and also depends on:
With these factors in mind, the table below shows the approximate cost of clear braces in the UK.
|Damon Clear Braces (fixed aligner)||£3,200 – £5,500|
|ClearSmile braces (fixed aligners)||£2,500 – £5,000|
|Invisalign braces (removable aligners)||£1,500 – £5,500|
|ClearCorrect braces (removable aligners)||£1,800 – £4,500|
|Clearstep braces (removable aligners)||£1,500 – £4,500|
Your dentist may suggest one or more of these methods, depending on your preferences and budget, as well as your expectations.
At Chatfield Dental Braces, we offer different payment options in order to make getting the smile you want more affordable than ever. Book in for a consultation with one of our highly qualified dentists to take the first step!