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Removable braces

Removable braces and aligners clip over your teeth and can be taken out for eating, teeth cleaning, sport or for playing a musical instrument. They can be used to treat crowding or misalignment, and can sometimes be worn by patients who still have some primary (milk) teeth. Bupa Dental Care offers clear aligners including Invisalign and - conventional removable braces, near-invisible systems for straightening teeth.

To find out if removable braces are right for you, get in touch with your local Bupa Dental Care practice and make an appointment. Our dentists will be happy to explain your options to you.


What are the benefits of removable braces?

Discreet

Removable braces can be extremely discreet. If you want straighter teeth but are concerned about obvious, traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are an example of a near-invisible option.

Convenient

Removable braces offer a more flexible approach to teeth straightening. You can remove your brace to clean your teeth or for playing contact sports, and can also take your brace out if you play a musical instrument such as the flute. Some removable braces only need to be worn for 22 hours a day, so you can also take them out to eat.


Fast

Removable braces are usually appropriate for cosmetic teeth straightening, which involves the front teeth and are therefore quicker to resolve and straighten than other complex cases of overcrowding or under/overbite.

Your dentist will explain your options and recommend the teeth straightening treatment that’s right for you. Find a practice near you offering orthodontics.

What are the alternatives?

Removable braces can only treat mild to moderate teeth crowding, protrusion and misalignment. If more complex tooth movement is required, your dentist may recommend:

  • Fixed braces - Traditional fixed braces offer predictable and reliable results. Metal or ceramic brackets are bonded to teeth and held in place by a wire. Ceramic braces can be almost transparent.
  • Lingual braces - Lingual braces also use fixed brackets and wires but these sit on the inside surface of your teeth rather than on the front, making them virtually invisible.

Cosmetic teeth straightening is also available for adults who only want to straighten their front teeth, and so do not require full orthodontic treatment. Systems like Six Month Smiles and Cfast can be effective in as little as six months.

Your local Bupa dentist will be happy to discuss your options for teeth straightening with you. Find an orthodontist near you.

How much do removable braces cost?

The cost of your treatment will include initial consultations, the production and fitting of your bespoke brace, and further appointments to check your progress and make adjustments to your brace. The total cost will depend on the complexity of the issues with your teeth and the programme of treatment you choose to follow. Treatment with braces typically ranges from around £1,350 to upwards of £5,000.

At Bupa, we believe in transparent pricing. Your Bupa dentist will discuss your options with you and explain the full cost before beginning treatment.

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Find your local Bupa Dental Care practice offering orthodontics

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales number: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

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