Ceramic Braces

Get the smile you've always wanted!

  • Limit gaps
  • Align positions
  • Improve appearance

Ceramic braces work in a similar way to metal braces; brackets are used to hold a wire in place which slowly straightens teeth over time. Ceramic braces are made from a tooth-coloured ceramic material, which allows them to straighten teeth without being seen.

Whilst traditional metal braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment used in adults and children, they are quite noticeable and some would prefer a much more discreet option.

Ceramic braces are a discreet alternative to traditional metallic braces. They work in the same way but are coated and made with ceramics which are coloured to resemble natural teeth, allowing them to better blend in.

Ceramic braces function similarly to metallic braces through the use of unique tooth coloured attachments to deliver gentle forces to move the teeth into the correct position.

Ceramic Braces at the Neem Tree

If you are thinking about straightening your teeth but want to avoid the traditional metal track braces, we have several alternatives to subtly restore your smile.

Our ceramic braces are expertly crafted and designed to blend in with your natural smile. This means that your braces will be far harder to notice while you are wearing them, especially when compared to metal brackets.

Contact us today to find out more about Ceramic Braces from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £795
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £795

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins)
from £79
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Learn more about ceramic braces

What are ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces use brackets and wires just like metal braces to straighten the teeth. However, the brackets in ceramic braces are clear. Therefore, they are much less visible than traditional braces that use metal wires and brackets. 

Short term ceramic braces take an average of just a few months to straighten your teeth. These work fast as they are usually only used to alleviate cosmetic issues with the front teeth. These braces also require fewer dental surgery visits than traditional braces.

To find out more about ceramic braces, book an appointment at our dental practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

How are ceramic braces fitted?

Your orthodontist will do a final exam of your teeth and make sure that your teeth are thoroughly clean and ready for the braces to be fitted. The brackets will then be bonded to your teeth the same way they would with silver metal brackets. 

Firstly, ceramic tooth coloured brackets are carefully positioned and attached to the teeth using a special form of dental cement by the orthodontic specialist. Following this, wires made from either stainless steel or titanium which fit into the brackets are then attached using specialised elastic rubber band ties, which are responsible for the application of gentle forces to move the teeth into the desired position.

On occasion, larger elastic bands are also required for the more complex movement of teeth. Whilst they are similar to traditional metal braces in that they are attached to the front of the teeth, they are significantly less visible than the traditional metal wire systems. This way you will soon forget that you are wearing braces and begin to smile with increased confidence whilst your teeth are becoming straighter.

Treatment time is very much similar to traditional metal braces.

Do ceramic braces stain?

It is a common misconception that because of the clear material of ceramic braces they will stain however, the actual ceramic brackets of your braces are made to resist any staining. They are, in fact, resistant to discolouration. 

Clear braces usually stain as a result of the consumption of a lot of deep coloured foods and drinks such as wine and tea and coffee. They can stain depending on habit. But, if this does become a problem, the bands on the brackets can be changed regularly. 

Will I need a retainer after treatment?

Yes you will need a retainer after your treatment has ended. They will be moulded to the new alignment of your teeth and you will have to wear them to ensure that your teeth stay in the desired straight position that your treatment has worked to achieve. 

Does it hurt to have clear braces fitted?

The process of getting ceramic braces fitted may feel a little strange, but it is not painful. It is possible that your mouth may feel a bit tender for a few days after you have the braces fitted, that is normal and can usually be helped by over the counter painkillers. 

Are ceramic braces suitable for adults?

Yes. Ceramic braces are suitable for adults and are a great alternative to the traditional metal braces.

What are the alternatives to ceramic braces?

Contact our practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey to discuss the best way to straighten your teeth.

 

What are the advantages of ceramic braces?

  • More discreet than traditional braces
  • The arch wire can be ‘coloured’ to blend with your natural teeth
  • They move teeth faster than clear aligners

What are the disadvantages of ceramic braces?

  • They may get stained
  • Whilst you get your wires tightened, you may feel some pain
  • They may cause gums sensitivity
  • They are slightly less durable than metal
  • They may stain

How long do ceramic braces take?

Your treatment time will entirely depend on the condition of your teeth and how much they need to be aligned. On your first consultation with your orthodontist will be able to tell you how long your treatment time is likely to take. 

Will I be sedated?

There is no need for a local anesthetic for this treatment. 

How many appointments do I need?

The number of appointments required will vary greatly from patient to patient and is highly dependent on a number of factors.

Glossary

Ceramic

A hard material that is resistant to corrosion and is often used to create dental appliances.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a stationary dental application fixed to the teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. Cemented to supporting teeth or implants. Often referred to as a fixed partial denture.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is used to replaced a missing tooth or fill a gap between teeth.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specifies in using corrective measures for the teeth such as braces and retained to treat the misalignment of teeth, restoring them to proper functioning.

Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specialises in straightening teeth and misaligned jaws.

Retainer

A retainer is a removable appliance usually given to use after braces to maintain the teeth in a set position.