Considering invisible braces can straighten your teeth for life and in as little as three months, they are extremely cost-effective!
It can be confusing to understand, however, which clear system we are talking about as the dental market is diluted by various different brands and providers.
On average clear brace systems often range from £1,500 to £5,000+. Here at The Perfect Smile Studios, our clear brace systems often cost anywhere from £2,500 and £3,000.
However, your final quote, which will be discussed with you during your initial consultation will depend on how long the treatment will take and the type of braces you opt for.
Most important questions answered:
- Are clear braces free on the NHS? Clear braces are rarely offered via the NHS, however, the standard metal fixed braces are more frequently prescribed, but are only free for those under the age of 18.
- Do clear braces cost more? This all really depends on the severity of your condition. However, we have found in some cases, the new, advanced clear aligners rarely cost more than traditional fixed braces.
- Do clear braces really work? Yes, they are really effective at straightening teeth permanently and perfectly. Taking as little as 12 weeks to complete, they offer a vast improvement on the treatment lengths of other braces like fixed braces for example.
But which invisible system is the best and how much do they cost? Below, we’ll round up our translucent systems and explain further what’s involved in the overall fees.
- System: Tooth-coloured wires
- Cost: Because they take just six months to complete, the price of these braces can be cheaper than Invisalign. It can cost £2,500 for one arch, and £3,500 for upper and lower arches.
- Duration: Six months or less
- Perfect for: Gaps or crooked teeth
With 6-Month Braces, you can have the smile you have always dreamed of in just six months or less.
This is achieved by simply focussing on the visible front teeth that appear whilst you smile; undertaken often purely for cosmetic reasons to straighten and realign teeth rather than fix bite issues.
Often particularly undertaken for small, cosmetic tweaks to straighten and realign teeth, Six-Month Braces only focus on the visible portion of your teeth rather than correcting bite problems such as overbites.
When it comes to reversing overbite problems, Six-Month Smiles can take 1-2 years to do this. Therefore, it’s only quicker because it actively only straightens your front teeth.
What’s included in the fees:
- The placing of the brackets and wires
- All your adjustment appointments
- The removal of your brackets and wires
- The smoothing and polishing of your teeth surfaces
- The placement of a permanent retainer on the treated arch
- Home teeth whitening treatment for the treated arch
- A review appointment after teeth has been treated
Straighten your teeth at home: 60% cheaper than traditional braces
- System: A series of removable aligners
- Cost: £2,000-£5,000
- Duration: 3-12 months
- Perfect for: Class 1 & Class 2 malocclusions
As Invisalign is a relatively new, advanced treatment, it is often perceived to be one of the most expensive, but as dentists, we know this is not true.
The average cost of our Invisalign treatments is around £3,000 – with popular Invisalign Go treatments beginning from just £2,000.
When taking into consideration the length of treatment, discreet properties and ease of cleaning and eating, Invisalign is good value for money.
See: Types of Invisalign.
What’s included in the cost?
- Series and sets of custom-made aligners
- X-rays and impressions
- Consultation with the treatment coordinator
The fees for this type of teeth straightening treatment ranges from £41.00 per month.
Alternative brace systems & costs for adults
Most of our adult orthodontic system prices start from £2,000.
More advanced straightening system costs are outlined below:
- Bespoke rapid orthodontics (CFast) one arch £2,500, upper and lower £3,500
- Lingual orthodontic braces from £5,000
Other instant orthodontics include porcelain veneers, read veneers vs braces.
Fees are based on the following:
- The complexity of the required transformation. Patient cases that require substantial or more intricate dynamics of movement of teeth will involve a greater level of work.
- Length of time for the corrective procedures. Treatments that take longer and need extensive work may be higher than those that are fairly straightforward. This can be down to underlying oral health concerns and issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease, decalcification etc, which can cause severe problems to cosmetic solution successes.
- Also, certain treatment plans may incorporate a combination of treatments either before, during or after the clear brace treatment. The final fee will reflect any agreed treatments.
- The type of innovative material incorporated in the treatment.
- The vital experience and skill of the relevant clinician and laboratory technician.
Free dental report
Before any suggestions for appropriate treatment, or before any choices have been made you will receive a detailed assessment.
This will highlight the intended stages and the complexity of your particular case.
This will allow our orthodontists to provide a viable and recommended solution. We will also include teeth whitening treatments in your fee where appropriate.
To speak to a consultant about your clear braces plan book a consultation with us by calling 01992 552115.