Straightening teeth in months, even weeks, not years

What are they?

ClearSmile ‘Fixed Ceramic Braces’ straighten upper and/or lower arches using similar technology to traditional metal ‘train track’ braces but are less visible because the wires are coated with a tooth-coloured material and the brackets are clear rather than metal. They are permanently fixed, so don’t need to be removed at night or when cleaning your teeth or eating.

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How ‘invisible’ are they?

Although they’re not quite as ‘invisible’ as Invisalign® ‘Invisible Braces’, they are far less visible than metal ‘train tracks’, as the wires are white rather than silver and the brackets are transparent rather than metal.

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Will I need extractions?

Not always, but it very much depends on how crowded your teeth are to begin with. If required, there is an additional charge for extractions.

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Can I straighten just one arch?

Yes, but sometimes this isn’t possible – a full assessment is needed to see if this would be safe and suitable in your case.

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How long will treatment take?

Treatment times can vary from 6-12 months (with no extractions) to 12-18 months (if extractions are required). Your full cooperation will result in treatment being completed in the shortest possible time. However, missed appointments, broken or damaged braces or failure to maintain good oral hygiene may prolong treatment or even lead to the brace being removed early, leaving the treatment unfinished. At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in their new position and minimise the risk of relapse.

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How much does it cost?

£30 for a Straightening Consultation then £2500 (for one arch) or £3500 (for both upper and lower arches), which includes the following: half-price upper and/or lower Home Whitening , free Essix® retainer, all appointments and mid-course corrections and – on treatment completion – 1 free £40 hygiene appointment and 2 free follow-up exams in the first 12 months. If required, there is an extra charge for extractions and/or a fixed bar retainer. Extra charges will also be incurred if you fail to look after your braces and the wires or brackets become bent or broken.

Image after teeth straightening.