How Much are Braces?

Price Guide For All Adult Brace Types in the UK

Braces are most commonly prescribed to patients experiencing overbite issues, overcrowding and other bite conditions. 

Whilst you can live with conditions like an overbite, letting it go untreated has been known to cause serious consequences to the teeth, mouth and overall health.

Therefore, it’s best to correct bite issues like overbites to achieve a healthier, straighter smile to avoid conditions like gum disease, excessive wear and tear and even tooth loss.

Discover all the different types of adult braces and the prices we offer here at The Perfect Smile Studios.

Already have a particular treatment in mind? See if you are a suitable candidate by booking an appointment here.

Straightening Appliances

Have you wondered, for example, how much does a clear brace system cost? Or what different types of adult braces are on offer?

The below will answer this for you. Each of the treatments fixes overbites, crossbites, underbites and crooked or overcrowded teeth:

Invisalign (Plastic, removable braces)

how invisalign really works

If you have a really complicated, severe case you might be recommended other orthodontic procedures, however, other than that Invisalign works well for overbites, crossbites, underbites and crowding.

  • Costs from: £1,500 (view costs)
  • Corrects: Mild to severe bite problems
  • Benefits: Invisible clear aligners and faster treatment
  • Length of treatment: 12 months or less

Six Month Smiles

An invisible aligner and clear brace system that’s designed for adults to straighten their teeth in a faster time.

  • Costs from: £2,000
  • Corrects: Mild bite problems
  • Benefits: Speedy results and tooth-coloured wires
  • Length of treatment: 6 months

Lingual Braces

Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

Following the same concept as metal braces, the main difference is that these are placed behind your teeth.

  • Costs from: £5,000 (most expensive type due to complex installation methods)
  • Corrects: Severely misaligned teeth
  • Benefits: Sit discreetly behind teeth (hidden back braces)
  • Length of treatment: 1-2 years


Based on a blend of traditional and clear braces to offer the best of both worlds. C-fast targets the bottom and top teeth with clear plastic brackets that are bonded onto the front of your teeth.

  • Costs from: £2,000
  • Corrects: Mild bite problems
  • Benefits: Seamless, fast and discrete
  • Length of treatment: 3-6 months

Clear Braces


Great for patients wanting a subtle straightening solution, but wish to retain the traditional success of fixed braces.

  • Costs from: £3,000
  • Corrects: Medium to complex cases
  • Benefits: Clear wires
  • Length of treatment: 12 months or more

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How do these options compare to metal braces?

Referred to as “train tracks” or traditional braces, these conventional straightening systems can cost £1,500 to £2,500 in private practices. Prices can differ with the NHS – however, if you are over the age of 18 you can expect to pay for treatment.

Whilst metal braces retain high success rates they are reported to be uncomfortable and restrictive.

In comparison, more modern versions for Invisalign, which has advanced greatly to treat severe overbites, can straighten teeth faster and still promote a healthy oral condition.

This is because they are removable and not fixed.

If, for example, you were looking for a minor tooth straightening system that provides a discreet option, clear or invisible aligners might be better suited.

Ask the dentist

Unsure which treatment is best for you, or have a particular one in mind? Until you sit with a dentist and have your oral condition examined you will not experience the potential your smile could become.

Let us advise you. Book an appointment.