Types of braces

At our central London orthodontic practice, we have the following types of braces available. Our Specialist Orthodontist will work closely with you to determine which is the best option for your needs and lifestyle.

Types of Braces

Traditional metal braces

Metal braces are the original method of orthodontic treatment. They consist of small metal brackets bonded to the front of the teeth, and thin metal archwires that connect them. Small elastics are placed around the brackets to move your teeth into position with gentle pressure.

Metal braces

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces work the same way as traditional metal braces do, but are more discreet. This is because the brackets are made from clear ceramic material that blends into the natural colour of your teeth.

Ceramic braces are durable and stain resistant, but the clear elastics on the brackets may stain if you regularly drink coffee, tea, red wine etc. Therefore, to maintain the discretion of your treatment, we recommend you rinse your mouth regularly.

Clear Braces

Lingual braces

The brackets of lingual braces are fitted to the back surface of your teeth, hiding them from view. Lingual braces are a wonderful treatment option for adult patients who are self-conscious about having treatment, or work in client-facing jobs. Treatment can be our secret!

Lingual braces

Gold braces

Gold braces are the same as metal braces, but in an aesthetically pleasing gold colour! They provide a classy and effective way to straighten your smile. Gold braces are made of stainless steel with gold plating, so they are as strong as they are fashionable.

Gold braces

Carriere® Appliance

The Carriere® Appliance is a motion appliance that uses gentle pressure to correct misalignments in the back teeth. A Carriere Appliance is used to prepare the teeth for complex orthodontic treatment, and can shorten the time spent in braces or aligners.

Carriere® Appliance

Not sure which type of treatment is best for you?

Book a free consultation with the team at The Brace Orthodontic Practice. Our specialists can advise you on the best treatment for your smile goals.

Types of braces

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