Suffer from mild crowding? Or have a severe bite problem? The orthodontists at our London practice in Maida Vale have several orthodontic solutions – including fixed and removable braces.
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When working with our orthodontists, we’ll likely use braces to realign your smile and improve the bite’s function and comfort. We’ll also plan your orthodontic treatment to also improve the appearance of crooked, protruding and crowded teeth and at the same time address bite conditions like overbites, crossbites and open bites. Whatever your misalignment issue, you can trust that we can straighten your teeth in as little as 6 months.
The below prices include both arches (upper and lower teeth). If you want to straighten just one arch, the price is half.
Depending on the type of braces you choose, the price can vary. For example, Invisalign is more expensive than fixed braces, because it uses patented materials that straighten teeth faster, more comfortably and discreetly.
Fixed braces will likely be your cheapest option, but they’ll also most likely take the longest – but again, this will depend on how severe your bite problem is. For example, Invisalign Lite can straighten teeth in as little as three months if you suffer from mild crowding, and as it uses fewer aligners, it is cheaper than the full version of the system.
Depending on which orthodontic appliance you opt for to straighten your teeth, the process will vary. Explore below.
You’ll have a series of customised Invisalign aligners, which you will swap out and change around every two weeks, to gradually move and straighten your smile over time. You won’t need to come into the practice for your new aligners, or for any adjustments – leaving you to continue your treatment in peace and private.
Metal braces use a system of brackets and wires that apply constant pressure to shift teeth into their correct position. Metal braces will need several adjustments, where patients will be required to come into the office once every two weeks or so to have them tightened.
Just like metal braces, ceramic braces work by applying continuous pressure to teeth over a longer period of 18-24 months. Ceramic braces are slower because even they have the benefit of being white, the material is not as strong as metal or plastic and as a result, shift teeth more slowly into their right alignment.
Self-ligating braces, differing slightly to metal, use specialised clips in place of elastics that help the arch wire guide teeth into their correct position. The clips do not put as much pressure on the tooth, which decreases the number of adjustments you’ll require as there are no elastics to replace.
These removable, completely custom-designed aligners, are meticulously engineered from a highly elastic, transparent and clinically tested material for ultimate style, discretion, movement control and comfort.
The many advantages of Invisalign make them an incredible choice for adult braces, because they’re not as obvious to the eye and can be removed for important events, or when you’re eating.
Plus, as Invisalign has revolutionised the orthodontic world, they do not have the same stigma that’s commonly attached to metal braces.
They’re a thin, comfortable, very clear plastic that fits your teeth perfectly – so they’re not like thick and bulky retainers you might remember from childhood. Not to mention, you can be done with treatment much more quickly.
Read more: Getting braces as an adult.