Braces Cost London

THE COST OF BRACES IN LONDON

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.

TYPES OF BRACES

  1. Damon Clear Braces

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.

  1. ClearSmile Braces

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.

  1. Invisalign Braces

Produced by a company called Align Technology, Invisalign is the foremost brand of clear teeth aligners in the world. Their products include:

  • Invisalign Lite and i7- for minor to moderate teeth alignment problem
  • Invisalign Teen – for teenagers whose jaws are still developing
  • Invisalign Full – for individuals with more complex teeth alignment issues, which may not be suitable for Lite or Teen

However, it is important to consult your dentist because not everyone is suitable for treatment with Invisalign.

ClearCorrect Aligners

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.

Clearstep Braces

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.

How much do clear braces cost?

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:

  • Location of the clinic,
  • The duration of treatment ,
  • How many additional appointments are needed,
  • The complexity of the issue,
  • How many trays are needed overall to adjust your teeth

With these factors in mind, the table below shows the approximate cost of clear braces in the UK.

Brand Approximate Cost
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!