Ceramic Braces

Get the smile you’ve always wanted!

  • Limit gaps
  • Align positions
  • Improve appearance

Avg. Treatment Time

1.5 Hours



No. of Treatments


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.

Smita Mehra

A word from Dr Smita Mehra, Principal Dentist

Ceramic braces guarantee a discreet and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution. Our ceramic braces, made from high-quality materials, provide effective teeth straightening with minimal visibility, ensuring a confident smile transformation while maintaining durability and comfort throughout the treatment.

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.

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“The Neem Tree is an amazing dental practice. I have been going there for a few years now and have been having treatment to straighten my teeth, as well as a tooth replacement and the results are amazing.”

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.

Book an Orthodontic Appointment in Esher or Wandsworth



The Neem Tree
Wandsworth Dental Practice

515 Old York Rd, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TF
Call: 02088 700 030
Email: [email protected]



The Neem Tree
Esher Dental Practice

138 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QJ
Call: 01372 464 000
Email: [email protected]

Fee Guide

Consultation & Reportfrom £80
OPG (Orthopantomogram)from £75
Study Modelsfrom £50
Ceramic Bracesfrom £4,500 – £4,800
Damon BracesPlease contact us
Incognito Bracesfrom £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointmentfrom £500
Invisalign Upper & Lowerfrom £3,900 – £5,000
Metal Bracesfrom £2,900 – £4,600
Pull Down Retainerfrom £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)from £350
Removable Retainers£165

Ceramic Braces FAQs

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 anaesthetic 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.


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 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.

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

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