‘Invisible’ braces provide all the benefits of traditional braces, but in a very discreet package.
Recently, an increasing number of adults have turned to orthodontics for a confident smile, fuelling the demand for inconspicuous braces. Now you can choose from clear fixed braces, transparent aligners or even braces that are hidden behind your teeth. Goodbye metal train tracks and farewell Ugly Betty comparisons!
The price of ‘invisible’ braces
One of the questions we’re asked most frequently by anyone considering orthodontic treatment is ‘how much are ‘invisible braces?’. For many, braces are the unknown and a small amount of research will quickly show you how dramatically they can vary in price.
Orthodontic treatment is very bespoke, so unfortunately it’s difficult to provide a fixed price. Most clinicians will need to see you for a consultation before they can give you an accurate quote. The price of your treatment will often take into account how complex your case is, the brace you choose and the level of aftercare you require.
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While we can’t give you a formal quote without examining your smile, what we can do is provide you with the starting prices of the different ‘invisible’ braces at Sensu.
How much is Invisalign®?
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently straighten teeth and has achieved worldwide fame thanks to its celebrity followers and growing media presence. It’s as far away from a traditional brace as you can get, and patients who have had both treatments are quick to praise its comfort and discreetness in comparison to fixed braces.
There are a few different types of Invisalign available and prices start from £1,500 for Invisalign i7 and range to £2,500 for Invisalign full and Invisalign Teen. This includes home teeth whitening and removable retainers.
Invisalign from £1,500–£2,500
How much are removable aligners?
As well as Invisalign (which is so popular it warrants a separate mention), we offer two other types of removable aligners: Simpli5 and the Inman Aligner. Both are best suited to simple cases such as mild crowding and are priced accordingly with treatment starting from less than £1,000.
Removable aligners from £895
How much are clear braces?
Clear braces are fixed to your teeth, just like train tracks, but they have clear brackets and sometimes tooth-coloured wires, too. We offer some of the most popular clear braces on the market, including Six Month Smiles and Fastbraces™. Both of these ‘invisible’ braces have been developed for adults who are looking to straighten their front teeth and treatment starts from £1,500.
While most adults are only looking to improve the appearance of their front six or eight teeth, we also offer brands such as Damon and In-Ovation C, which are better suited to more complex cases. Treatment with these braces costs from £2,995.
Clear braces from £1,500–£2,995
How much are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are the most discreet ‘invisible’ brace available. The entire brace is tucked away behind your smile where it’s hidden from sight. There are lingual braces available to treat most orthodontic problems including braces that are only fitted to the front eight teeth.
The cost of your lingual braces will depend on how complex your problem is and your choice of brand. Incognito (pictured), for example, features cast-gold brackets that are custom made to fit each tooth. Simple lingual treatment, however, can start from under £2,000.
Lingual braces from £1,795–£5,995
Are ‘invisible’ braces available through the NHS?
Unfortunately the NHS doesn’t fund ‘invisible’ braces and in most cases NHS orthodontic care is only available to under 18s.
Can ‘invisible’ braces be paid for in instalments?
In most cases – yes – we offer a choice of payment options including interest-free instalments through our third-party finance provider. You can find out more about these options and see some payment examples on our fees page.
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These prices hopefully give you an idea of how much ‘invisible’ braces cost and how the different options compare.