At Redhead Orthodontics we offer a comprehensive range of braces for adults and children.
So, no matter what your concern, we aim to correct every possible issue from teeth alignment and underbites to overcrowding – and everything in between.
We use the very highest standards and modern orthodontic treatments for our patients. If you know the type of brace you want, please select it below to be shown further information, otherwise please scroll down to find further information on each type of brace we provide.
The ultimate in invisible braces.
This brace is worn on the inside of your teeth and therefore cannot be seen, however, if worn in the top arch your speech can be affected slightly and your tongue may be sore for the first week and then you will be fine once you have adapted. For more information please click here
Lingual Braces typically range in price between £4,400 – £9,000.
A removable invisible system.
This is a removable transparent aligner made of very thin plastic that only covers your teeth so it does not affect your speech and does not cause any soreness of your soft tissues because there are no wires. You change the aligner every two weeks to slowly move your teeth into the correct position. Because of the nature of this aligner, it cannot be used in every case. For more information please click here.
Invisalign Aligners typically range in price between £3,800 – £4,500.
With nearly Invisible clear brackets
This is a brace worn on the outside of your teeth. To improve the aesthetics you can have clear brackets placed on your front teeth. For more information please click here.
Clear Braces typically range in price between £2,500 – £5,300.
Damon self-ligating braces are popular because they are advertised as taking less time and causing less discomfort than other braces.
We would advise patients to be cautious of any claims, there is no magic tool that can speed up orthodontic treatment.
Damon Braces typically range in price between £3,100 – £5,100.
Not just the headliners though…
The range of braces we offer at Redhead Orthodontics is not limited to the a-typical you will find elsewhere. The following types of braces are certainly less well-known than clear braces like Invisalign or Incognito, although they may be better positioned to help your individual case. Please contact the team or book an appointment for further information.
Braces for growing the jaw
Removable Twin Block
This appliance helps bring back teeth which are sticking out by maximising the genetic growth of the lower jaw restraining the growth of the top jaw, tipping the upper teeth back and pushing the lower teeth forwards. To work properly the appliance needs to be worn 24 hours a day for 6 to 9 months.
Fixed Twin Block
This is a fixed version of the growth modifying twin block and ensures the patient actually wears the appliance as the success of the twin block is completely related to hours of wear – the more the better!!. Patients get used to this appliance in about 2 weeks.
Braces for expanding the jaw
Tip Edge Brace
A Tip Edge Brace is useful with patients who do not want to wear headgear or a removable appliance like a Twin Block. As much less patient co-operation is required to achieve a great result.
A Quadhelix is a fixed expander. It is used to widen the upper arch by moving the upper back and side teeth through the bone into a wider arch-form. It can be used both in adults and children and is often used at the same time as the fixed appliances although in some cases it is placed before the fixed appliances.
Rapid Maxillary Expanded
This expansion appliance is designed to expand the upper arch of children while they are growing and provide adequate space to later straighten the teeth and best match them with the lower teeth. Active expansion is usually for just a few weeks and then the appliance will remain in place, usually for 6-12 months or so, while new bone generates in the expanded arch.
This is a fixed appliance that helps make space for mild crowding without the need for wearing a head brace – or can be used to help reduce the hours that a head brace needs to be worn. Patients get used to this appliance in about 3 days.