Mint Dental SE1

Orthodontics

If you’re new to the incredible world of Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll likely know just how popular and revolutionary the transparent aligner system is.

Thinking of straightening your teeth? Our orthodontic options involve wearing devices that realign crooked and overcrowded smiles. Orthodontic appliances are also effective at closing gaps between teeth and treating more complex, but common issues like overjet, overbites and deep bites.

With orthodontic treatment starting from £2,500 at our London practice, our array of straightening treatments includes fixed braces, which are attached to teeth using wires and brackets, or more discreet options like ceramic braces or removable, clear aligners.

Fixed appliances

Available in a wide range of types from metal to ceramic (tooth-coloured) braces.

Clear aligners

Custom-made, removable aligners that fit snugly over teeth, gradually moving them into the right position.

Retainers

Whilst they do not move teeth, they are essential for ensuring teeth remain in their new positions.

Free consultation

Let’s explore the extent of your bite or misalignment problem and provide you with your options. Book.

Teeth Straightening Treatments

Metal Braces

Costs from £2,000 – range of colours

  • Suitable for all cases
  • Affordable, fixed and effective
  • Take between 12 and 18 months to straighten
  •  Requires regular appointments and visits
  • Made from metal and effective for overbites

Ceramic Braces

Costs from £2,000 – white only

  • Tooth-coloured fixed braces
  • Less visible than traditional fixed braces
  • Faster than clear aligners in some cases
  • Contain less metals for those with allergies
  • Take less than a year or between 1-2 year

Clear Aligners

Costs from £2,500 – invisible only

  • Not fixed and removable for cleaning
  • Take between 3 and 12 months to straighten
  • Better for health due to improved cleaning
  • Must be worn for 22 hours a day minimum
  • Fewer dental visits or appointments

Dr Francesca Bonatti

Orthodontist at Mint Dental Clinic, London
GDC No. 140424

Dr Francesca Bonatti is our orthodontist, who has been working with Braces in London since 2008. Dr Bonatti is a Platinum Provider of Invisalign, meaning she is in a rare collection of dentists who have treated the most Invisalign cases in Europe.

effect of braces

Ortho FAQs

All your orthodontic questions answered:

Applying gentle pressure to teeth, braces work by gradually moving teeth into their desired position. Once realigned, to ensure teeth remain in their new position, retainers are used to complete the treatment and must be worn every night for a year for optimal results.

There are several types of braces, from fixed to removable – and which one you have depends on your bite condition and the severity of your misalignment, alongside what you want and can afford.

Common options are either metal, fixed braces or clear removable aligners. But other cosmetic teeth straightening devices exist, like Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligners and Lingual Braces.

How long braces take to realign and move teeth depends on the extent of your problem. For example, minor problems and small gaps can be closed in as little as three to six months, whereas extensive overcrowding issues or overbites will take between 12 and 18 months – with some cases taking two years.

The cost of your brace treatment will depend on the type you’ve chosen and how long your treatment is expected. With Invisalign, you can get a rough indication of pricing, as the different types of Invisalign, which target different bite problems, are charged differently, for example:

Get a quote. Braces are only available on the NHS for patients under the age of 18, with a clinical need for realignment treatment. Waiting lists might apply. Metal, fixed braces only. 

0% financing is available across all of our brace treatments. Learn more.

Before and after Invisalign

How to fix an overbite and underbite.

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Directions

  • Monday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed

Consultation

Book a consultation with our amazing dentists to discover which cosmetic treatment is recommended for your smile. More.

Offers

Mint Dental Clinic is happy to provide offers for new and existing patients on a regular basis – keep up to date here. More.

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
2022-06-06
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they’re keen to ensure ongoing ‘perfect teeth’ they don’t hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
2022-05-19
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
2022-05-19
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit – it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment – as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
2022-04-26
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
2022-04-06
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
2022-03-15
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
2022-01-17
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I’ve never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
2021-12-07
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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