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How Much Do Braces Cost in the UK?

Investing in brace treatment to fix your crooked teeth can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. You probably don’t realise that there are many types of braces available and each option attracts a different price. It’s worthwhile checking what’s available and the prices before you arrange a consultation at Malmin Orthodontics, so you have built up a bit of an idea how much you are prepared to pay and what types you prefer.

Metal braces are the least expensive

In reality, most people aren’t afraid of taking the step to fix their crooked teeth problem and will even accept the more conspicuous metal braces that are still the most popular in the U.K. However, these more traditional braces do have their disadvantages. They are quite big so they can be easily seen if you open your mouth in other people’s presence. You might feel they would be inappropriate if your job involves a lot of face to face communication.

The cost of metal braces for adults falls in the region of £1500 – £2,500 if you are not eligible for any NHS funding, because it’s for cosmetic reasons and not because your teeth problem creates a health problem.  If you have an eligible health reason for brace treatment you will be entitled to help from the NHS and you should then not expect to pay more than £219.

Ceramic braces are the second option

If you are particularly conscious about your appearance you could choose ceramic braces as they look like part of your teeth due to their colour and overall appearance. They can also do a good job moving teeth into the most pleasing position but they do need to be kept clean as the ceramic attracts stains far too easily.

They are priced slightly higher than metal braces at £2,000 to £3,000.

Lingual Braces are barely visible

These braces are fitted behind your teeth and not in front mainly due to the problem they are expected to fix. They are also are a lot more difficult to see which makes them an attraction option as long as the orthodontist believes they can do the required job.

The approximate cost for lingual braces is from £3,000 – £5,000.

Invisalign braces are custom made to fit

These braces are a very attractive option for those who are particularly self-conscious. They are actually plastic aligners that need to be removed after a period of time and replaced with a different set as your teeth move progressively to the desired position. Depending on how many aligners you need Invisalign varies in price from £2000 to £4,500.

Damon braces are another almost invisible braces option

Damon braces work like metal braces, but are clear in appearance and are bonded to the teeth. They are barely visible and can be used for both adults and children.

Arrange an appointment at Malmin Orthodontics to discuss the most suitable option for you.

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