Braces are the best solution for people of all ages and thanks to the advances of modern dental science, more brace types are available. Braces come in a variety of formats to help straighten and rectify tooth problems unique to every patient, from traditional metal braces to newer invisible, plastic aligners. The type of brace you eventually choose is determined by both your personal preference and your oral requirements. 

Hove Dental Clinic offers two teeth straightening solutions in the form of Smilelign and Cfast. For more information on our treatments, please visit their respective pages on our website.

How Much Are Braces?

Below, you will find a detailed guide to how much braces cost.

Metal Braces


Also known as: traditional braces, train tracks

How much are the braces?: £1,500 to £2,500 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: Metal braces remain one of the most popular tooth straightening solutions in the UK thanks to their incredibly high success rates. Dentists are able to predict far more accurate results with metal braces, due to the way they are designed and because they have been used in dentistry and orthodontics for almost a century. Metal braces have of course undergone structural changes to ensure their safety and effectiveness through the years.

Are they good for me? Metal braces are ideal for any patient looking for a tooth straightening solution. They are also perfectly suited to treat complex cases. However, if you are looking for minor teeth straightening and want a more discreet option, clear or invisible aligners may be better suited to you.


Clear Braces


Also known as: traditional braces, train tracks, coloured braces, 

How much are the braces?: £3,500 to £4,500 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: Clear braces operate in a similar style to metal braces, in that both are made from metal wiring and brackets, the only major difference with clear braces is that the brackets are designed to be clear. They, like metal braces, are highly successful at treating medium to complex cases.

Are they good for me? For patients looking for a more subtle teeth straightening solution but want to retain the success of metal braces, clear braces are a fantastic alternative. They do require routine cleaning to ensure they are kept in top condition but this cleaning routine is simple.


Lingual Braces


Also known as: hidden braces, back braces

How much are the braces?: £4,000 to £7,500 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: lingual braces, again, follow a similar wiring and bracket network that’s seen in traditional and clear braces, with the only major difference being they’re placed behind your teeth. They are fantastic for patients who are looking for the best and most discrete tooth straightening appliance, but this does come at a cost.

Are they good for me? Lingual braces are by far the most expensive type of brace due to their complex installation requirements. They are a strong solution for most patients but if you have a severe misalignment, you may find better results with traditional braces.


Ceramic Braces 


Also known as: low-profile braces, normal braces

How much are the braces?: £2,000 to £3,000 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: ceramic braces share many similarities with clear and metal braces with the only major difference being that the brackets are tooth-coloured. Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces, they’re just more aesthetically-appealing.

Are they good for me? Ceramic braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces, the only difference comes in the aesthetics.


Invisalign 


Also known as: invisible braces, discrete braces, clear aligners, plastic aligners, plastic braces

How much are the braces?: £2,500 to £4,000 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: Invisalign is arguably the most popular type of brace in the market. Established in 1999 but picked up popularity about 10 years later, Invisalign is ideal for people who require only minor teeth straightening solutions. They are made from a series of plastic aligners, one for your bottom teeth and one for the top. The amount of aligners you receive is based on your individual teeth straightening requirements, as is the price. Most people wear their aligners for approximately six months, but again, this changes from patient to patient.

Are they good for me? If you only require minor orthodontic intervention, Invisalign may be a great choice for you. However, if your dentist suggests your teeth require more intense treatment, you may be refused Invisalign.


C-fast

CFAST Braces

Also known as: discrete braces, clear braces

How much are the braces?: Our treatment starts from £2,000

About: C-fast’s design is based on a blend of both traditional and clear braces to offer the best of both worlds at an affordable price. C-fast targets both the top and bottom teeth using wires filtered through plastic brackets bonded onto the front of your teeth to gently pull and align your teeth. C-fast braces are less invasive in comparison to traditional braces and are ideal for seamless, fast teeth straightening .

Are they good for me? C-fast is a fantastic alternative to metal braces and is able to treat various tooth alignments in as little as six months. For a discrete, effective and affordable tooth straightening solution, C-fast is a great choice.


Smilelign


Also known as: invisible braces, discrete braces, clear aligners, plastic aligners

How much are the braces?: £2,500 to £4,000 in private clinics (prices differ with the NHS)

About: Smilelign is seen as an affordable alternative to Invisalign without any compromise on quality. It works in a very similar way, using a set of clear aligners to gently preposition teeth into their new positions. The aligners are removable and you only remove them when eating and drinking. 

Are they good for me? If you only require minor orthodontic intervention, Smilelign can deliver excellent results. Speaking to our principal dentist Dr Dimitri Mantazis will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate.


Are You Considering Braces?

If you’re considering braces and what to know more about your price and financing options, our team would be more than happy to help. We provide two exceptional brace options which cover both complex and minor requirements. After you have booked your consultation, we will ensure you receive exceptional patient care before, during and after you leave our clinic.

All prices for the above have been taken from updated and respected dental authorities in the UK. 

Contact our team to book a free consultation for your braces and start smiling with confidence today.