Which Braces are for Me?

There are few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth. Whether you suffer from a crooked smile, have an overbite, or simply have one pesky tooth that’s causing you bother, orthodontic treatment can make an enormous difference.

In this blog we’ll guide you through the different types of braces available, to help you make the decision as to which method is best and determine how to straighten teeth in a way that works for you.


Invisalign can help you achieve a perfect smile and the best thing about it is, it’s completely invisible, so you don’t need to worry about people noticing you wearing it.

Invisalign consists of a set of small all but invisible aligners manufactured from ultra-lightweight clear plastic. Custom-made, Invisalign gradually and painlessly shifts the position of your teeth until they are perfectly straight.

Once one set of aligners has done its job, it’s replaced by the next set, providing gradual but noticeable movement of your teeth until they’re in exactly the right position and you’re ready to unveil your perfect smile to the world.

The chief advantage over traditional braces is the fact that Invisalign aligners won’t mar the appearance of your smile while they do their work. There are no unsightly metal bands holding them in place which also means that they are much more comfortable to wear.

Unlike standard permanent braces, Invisalign aligners can also be removed when called for, i.e. when eating, important occasions.

The ease of removal means it is easy to maintain dental hygiene standards whilst wearing the aligners.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional braces, commonly referred to as ‘train tracks’ are the most familiar type of braces. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. They also give you the option of adding coloured elastics, for a more unique and colourful smile.

Traditional braces are common in teenagers and children and are often free if an orthodontist deems their teeth to be crooked enough for free NHS treatment.

However, many adults opt for traditional braces due to them being a cheaper option compared to other methods. While they’re cheaper, they’re also a lot more noticeable, so aren’t best suited for the image conscious.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. They are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention from oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

How we can help

Whatever orthodontic treatment you opt for, Perfect Smile can offer you the support and expertise you need to make a decision that’s best for you.

Our treatment prices for adults are very competitive.

We strive to make orthodontic treatment available for everyone; therefore, we offer a variety of payment options to meet every need.

Get in touch today to book your appointment.