NHS treatment for patients under 18 years of age and exempt adults is free of charge if they meet NHS funding regulations. For adults there are a range of fees depending on whether NHS or self- funded treatment is planned. Your initial consultation is free. After full assessment has been carried out, treatment costs and payment options can be discussed in detail.

Types of braces

  • Removable braces

    Used for minor tooth corrections and can be used when baby teeth are still present. Normally they are made of plastic and have metal clips. They have to be worn fulltime but have to be removed for toothbrushing and sports.

  • Functional braces

    Used to correct how the teeth meet together and can improve prominent “buck teeth”. They are removable with upper and lower parts, and are worn virtually fulltime.

  • Fixed metal braces

    Most people know these as “train-tracks”. The small metal brackets are attached to your teeth and a sequence of wires move the teeth into position. Sometimes elastics are also required to move the teeth.

  • White braces

    A type of fixed brace that has more discreet white brackets and wires. These are often preferred by patients looking for more invisible options and can be provided on a self-funded basis.

  • Clear aligner braces

    A solution for more aesthetic braces. These are available as a self-funded option. A series of clear aligners gradually correct the position of your teeth. Aligners are worn fulltime but removed for cleaning and eating.

  • Lingual or hidden braces

    These are truly invisible braces fixed on to the back of your teeth. A series of wires gradually straighten your teeth. Lingual braces are constructed to your individual tooth shape and are available as a self-funded option.

  • Retainers

    These are essential to keep the teeth in position after your braces are removed. Retainers can be removable and worn at night-time or a thin wire fixed to the back of your front teeth. Your orthodontists will advise on the best type for you.