How braces work?


Ever dreamed of that perfect smile? Getting braces can improve aesthetic flaws as well as fix bigger problems that could affect you later in life too such as jaw alignment. There are a variety of treatments that can help straighten teeth, including braces and retainers. Braces aim to apply pressure to the teeth to encourage them to move into the correct position inside the mouth.

The first step comes from making the decision to book an appointment with a dentist or orthodontists (orthodontists specialise in correcting the alignment of teeth) either via email, over the phone or in person. We aim to fit consultations around your schedule, answering all provisional questions about the consultation to ensure the procedure is stress free and informative from the onset.

The dentist or orthodontist will firstly try to understand your concerns and expectations from the appointment. Asking questions about your health, conducting a clinical exam, taking photos of face and teeth, and ordering x-rays where appropriate all aid in making a personalised treatment plan for you.

What are the available options of Heath Street Dental?

Metal bracket braces:
Brackets are the small stainless-steel squares that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth with a special dental bonding agent or are attached to orthodontic bands. Brackets act like handles, holding the arch wires that move the teeth. You can even jazz up the braces with some coloured elastic bands.

Prices for adult metal braces: From £3500

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. The aligners work by placing gentle, sustained pressure on specific teeth, moving them slowly into their new position. Invisalign also creates a 3D animated treatment plan for you before you start any procedures. The treatment plans allows you to:

  • See how many aligners your treatment plan consists of:
  • How long your treatment time will be.
  • What your teeth will look like will at the end of your treatment.
  • You’ll be able to view your own teeth in 360 degrees and watch as they transform over the treatment time.


Price for adult Invisalign: From £3950

Ceramic braces:

Ceramic braces consist of very small tooth coloured brackets attached to a wire that are placed on the front of your teeth. Similarly to traditional braces, ceramic braces use constant as well as gentle pressure, which over time, move your teeth into their proper positions. Ceramic braces are much less visible than metal braces. The tooth coloured brackets and tooth coloured wires make the braces barely noticeable so you can smile with confidence. As a credible cosmetic orthodontic option, ceramic braces are often very popular with adults

Prices for adult Ceramic brace: From £3800

Lingual braces:

Lingual braces are a revolutionary system that offer an almost invisible way to straighten the teeth. Lingual braces consist of very small metal brackets attached to a wire that are placed behind the teeth, thus making them virtually undetectable. They use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions.

Prices for adult Lingual braces: From £7950

At Heath Street Dental, we offers 0% finance packages for up to 5 years or the option of paying in 12 simple monthly instalments following an initial deposit.

Book a consultation with one of our specialist orthodontists in our Hampstead orthodontic practice for just £60. This fee is fully REFUNDED against any orthodontic treatment.