Mint Dental SE1

Ceramic Braces in London

Ceramic braces, or clear braces as widely known, are a discreet way to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth in less than 12 months.

Tooth-coloured braces £166 PM

Ceramic braces, or “white braces” as they’re also known, work the same as metal braces but are more discreet due to tooth-coloured brackets.

As ceramic braces are less visible, they are often the go-to choice for patients who might feel self-conscious with regular or traditional braces, but don’t want to opt for Invisalign clear aligners. 

Book a free consultation with one of our treatment coordinators. They can examine your smile, learn about your preferences, lifestyle, and budget, and recommend suitable options based on how fast you want a straighter smile.

Cost of ceramic braces

Clinic prices and finance examples:

Guide to ceramic braces

At our London dental practice, your treatment is carried out by experienced orthodontists. They will plan your entire journey and ensure your realignment is on track during each check-up.

Often, our orthodontic patients undergo tooth whitening or bonding to complete their makeover, involving other talented cosmetic dentists who help bring further balance and harmony to your smile.

What do ceramic braces fix?

Ceramic braces are successful in treating problems like:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open Bite
  • Crooked and twisted teeth (rotated teeth)
  • Overcrowding or too many teeth
Why ceramic braces? The subtle choice
  • Suitable for children, teens and adults
  • Made up of ceramic brackets attached to teeth with wire
  • ‘Elastic recoil’ gently moves teeth into correct alignment
  • The wire is gradually tightened over several appointments
  • Predictable results that can treat a wide range of cases
  • Offered in a clear material or tooth-coloured
  • Low treatment times between 6 and 12 months
  • Clear elastic bands can be used as an additional force
Treatment limitations
  • The white or clear ligatures are susceptible to staining however they are replaced monthly so not a huge concern
  • With some smile problems, treatment can take longer than using the strength of metal braces
  • Easier to break and weaker than metal braces
The procedure - what to expect

The first part of the process is an orthodontic assessment carried out by Dr Bonatti, who will review your medical history, identify your expectations and fully assess your facial proportions, bite, speech and chewing function.

From here, we can draw up a plan for your ceramic brace treatment and back this up with full mouth x-rays, models of your teeth, facial photographs of your face, bite, profile and smile.

Next, we’ll create a healthy foundation, with a general exam to ensure there are no signs present of decay, cavities or gum disease – consider it as a pre-screening for treatment.

What to expect:

  • Fitting the braces
  • Monthly adjustments
  • Regular hygiene sessions
  • A retention phase after removal
  • Enhancement of the results
Alternative to white braces

Ceramic braces aren’t your only alternative to metal braces; in fact, there are several types of braces you can explore, including ones that sit behind your teeth (lingual braces). Depending on your preferences or how fast you want straighter teeth, certain treatments will be more applicable to your situation. 

Our London practice

  • The nearest tube/train station is Elephant and Castle
  • Parking is available on Colnbrook Street London SE1 6EZ
  • Please note that we are a private dentist and not an NHS practice

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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