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The Best Type Of Braces For You

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Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin) Specialist Orthodontist and Clinical Lecturer at Guy's Hospital, London.

10th January 2022
Types of Braces

Which Type Of Braces Should I Choose?

Deciding which type of braces to choose can seem like a daunting task, but it is not something you need to do alone. In fact, we encourage anyone considering Orthodontic treatment to consider all of the options available before making a final decision. In some cases a certain type of brace may not be suitable, or you might realise that the type of brace treatment you had initially been interested in does not suit your needs and lifestyle.

We offer Free Consultations with our Treatment coordinators to discuss all of the options available. However, most patients who come to us already have an idea of which type of Brace treatment they would prefer. Find out more about the types of Braces we offer and if they are right for you.

Traditional Type of Braces

Fixed Metal Braces or Train Track Braces are the most well know and widely recognised Orthodontic appliance, they are the most popular option for patients who are not concerned about wearing an Orthodontic appliance. The benefit of traditional style braces is that they are working 100% of the time and your Orthodontist has the most control over your tooth movement and therefore, the result.

This type of brace is right for you if you have moderate to severe crowding or a deep or complex bite. It can be used to treat even the most complicated of malalignments.

Tooth Coloured Traditional Type of Braces

Much like the traditional braces mentioned above, the tooth coloured version is 99% suitable for everyone. With the exception of those that have a deep or destructive bite. This is because they are ceramic, which is harder than the metal version and if your teeth bite into the edge of a bracket, it’s likely your enamel will come worse off.

This option is the best type of brace for you if you aren’t too bothered about actually wearing braces, but would prefer them to be a little more discreet. From a couple of feet away – people won’t notice that you’re wearing a brace at all!

Fast Types of Braces

If you have a really mild case, we may be able to treat your crowding in as little as 14 weeks! Invisalign offers an i7 treatment that promised to correct your front smiling teeth in just 7 sets of aligners! (Each set of aligners is worn or 2 weeks each)

This is the best option for you if you do not want a full Orthodontic correction as the treatment will not address or align all of your teeth. It focuses on the smiling front 6 teeth alone.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

In addition to their i7 fast brace treatment Invisalign also offers a longer term treatment for more severe Orthodontic corrections.

Invisalign is suitable for almost everyone including kids and teenagers and can even correct the most complicated of malalignments. Check out Invisalign® ‘s Smile Assessment to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign Treatment.

This is the best option for you if you do not want fixed braces. If you like the idea of being able to remove your aligners. However, you must be committed to wearing them for 22 hours a day. Your final result may be affect if you are not dedicated to wearing your aligners.

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Lingual Braces

These are the ferrari of the type of braces that we offer. The newest and most invisible brave option of them all. Fitted to the back of your teeth they will straighten any and all malalignments and discrepancies – from the inside. No one will know you’re wearing braces at all. They do take a bit of getting used to and can affect your speech for a few weeks after they have been fitted – but 99% of our lingual patients will agree that it is worth it for the ultimate in discreet Orthodontics.

Lingual braces are the best option for you if you cannot bear the thought of anyone seeing you wearing braces. Actors, Models, Celebrities and TV personalities (even Royalty) have opted for this secret brace treatment.

If You’re Considering Orthodontics Contact Us Today!

We offer a number of Free options to help you make a final, informed decision on Orthodontic treatment. Book a free video consultation with a Treatment coordinator and get all of the information you need from the comfort of your own home or come and see us for a Free iTero Scan and see your predicted results and discuss all our braces options, our fees and 0% payment plans!

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