Mint Dental SE1

Metal Braces in London

Metal braces are a fixed, orthodontic treatment that can straighten moderate and severe bite and misalignment problems within 12-18 months.

Straighten teeth with metal braces from £2,000 or £166.66 PM

Searched for “metal braces near me?” Our dental clinic in Elephant & Castle is just around the corner from connecting major transport links across London. 

You’ll also be pleased to know that we offer a free braces consultation with experienced treatment co-ordinators because we understand just how confusing the world of orthodontics can be for patients looking for fast and discreet ways to straighten their smile. 


Discover the costs of metal braces at our London practice and see 0% finance breakdown examples. Jump to section.


Learn everything you need to know about metal braces and how they compare to Invisalign and white braces. Jump to section.


Let’s explore the extent of your bite or misalignment problem and give you an accurate quote. Book.


Explore alternative orthodontic treatments, from white braces to invisible aligners. All treatments.

How much do metal braces cost?

Metal brace guide

How do they work?

Fixed braces, made up of small metal brackets attached to each tooth and connected via a wire, tend to be worn for around 12 months, but in some severe cases, up to 24 months. 

The treatment relies on a thick wire that’s adjusted throughout your treatment duration to move and realign teeth gradually – with patients only feeling discomfort when having their braces tightened to progress onto the next stage of treatment.

Sometimes negatively referred to as train track braces, fixed metal braces are actually one of the most popular teeth straightening solutions due to their predictable nature and reliable results.

Used more frequently in NHS orthodontics, metal braces are available privately at our London clinic – as the NHS does not cover the costs for those over 18.

What do metal braces fix?

Metal braces correct smile problems like:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open Bite
  • Crooked and twisted teeth (rotated teeth)
  • Overcrowding or too many teeth
Benefits of metal braces
  • Effective in correcting dental crowding
  • Ability to correct severe bite problems
  • Help front and back teeth meet evenly 
  • Reduce the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth
  • Due to the strength of the material, they offer great control
Limitations of metal braces
  • Can sometimes leave a metallic taste
  • Require more appointments and adjustments
  • Stigma surrounding treatment
  • Uncomfortable after tightening
  • More difficult to keep teeth clean
Metal braces vs ceramic braces

Metal braces are the tried and tested way to straighten teeth – but they’re not the only method available, nor the most convenient or aesthetically pleasing. 

See how they compare against other alternative and popular choices like ceramic braces and Invisalign to see how different or similar wearing each brace will be.

Metal braces vs aligners

Arriving for your consultation

  • 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


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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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