These days you will find various options for having your misaligned or crooked teeth straightened.
Technological advances in recent years have transformed the dentistry and orthodontics industry and new trends and types of braces have emerged. So, when researching about your orthodontic options, you will come across different packages and prices.
This short guide aims to educate you on the various types of braces available today and it will give you an idea about the different price categories they are in. However, we recommend consulting a professional orthodontist to identify together with you the best option for straightening your teeth.
6 Types of tooth braces for tooth straightening
1. Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces continue to remain a popular option for straighter teeth, simply because they deliver a high effectiveness ratio with predictable results. The rather conspicuous wires and metal brackets are one reason this option is not chosen by some people. But with the newer, clearer bracket versions, some might still go for metal braces, because they are the most affordable option to achieve precise straightening results.
Adult braces may cost between £1500 to £2500 in a private dental clinic, depending on the location and competition in that area. NHS orthodontic treatment is cheaper but may require your dentist to confirm that the braces are necessary for health reasons and not for cosmetic use.
2. Clear Braces
Working in a very similar fashion to metal braces, clear braces are made from clear composite materials. They are bonded to the teeth with clear brackets and rubber bands between them. They are more of a hybrid fusion between the traditional and the modern. The benefit here is that they offer the traditional approach to teeth alignment treatment, but in a much more aesthetic way. The downside is that these braces demand proper oral care and hygiene.
Clear braces are priced at £3500 to £4500 in various clinics across the nation.
3. Lingual Braces
These very attractive braces are popular, because they are hidden braces. They are fitted at the back of your teeth allowing them to be invisible. You can smile, eat and laugh comfortably while wearing these hidden braces. This fact leads to a higher level of self-esteem for the wearer.
However, the invisibility comes at a cost. Lingual braces are regarded the most expensive type of orthodontic treatment. They will set you back by £4000 to £8000.
4. Ceramic Braces
These braces are trending in comparison to the traditional metallic ones. They share similar characteristics only that the ceramic braces and wires are teeth coloured for less visibility.
Research shows that ceramic braces straighten teeth faster than other types of braces even as they remain subtle. However, it takes a lot of effort to maintain them and excellent oral hygiene is a must.
The treatment using ceramic braces will set you back £2000 to £3000.
5. Damon Braces
Damon braces or self-ligating braces are a more subtle and discreet version of metal braces. They are clear in colour and bonded to the teeth and are highly sought after because of their most distinguishing feature, their sliding mechanism, which is incorporated into the design. The advantage lies in them not having to be constantly tightened and readjusted.
Damon braces vary in price from one private dental clinic to the other. The clearer version is more expensive than the metal one with a price of up to £3500. Normally, the braces range between £1700 to £3000.
This latest technology in orthodontics involves no metal at all and doesn’t require fixation. It consists of a series of clear custom aligners, which are tailored for your teeth. The aligners are set at intervals that gradually realign your teeth to the desired position. It’s called Invisalign, because its aligners are invisible. You get to smile in the most natural and least invasive way possible.
These braces are quite expensive with their treatment in private clinics ranging from £2500 to £4500. People are happy to pay this price for a removable and more flexible orthodontic treatment.
Which braces are right for me?
There are amazing options to choose from for your orthodontic treatment and with the prices in mind, you can get several quotes first before settling for the one.
However, it is advisable to not just choose an orthodontist based on the price as quality and effectiveness often cost more, but in return offer better results.
At Angel Orthodontics we are specialists in teeth realignment and can provide you with the best teeth straightening option that fits your bill. We also offer finance plans so you the cost shouldn’t hold you back from achieving the look you’re after.
Contact Angel Orthodontics in North London today for a free initial consultation.