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braces for straight teeth

Simply put, having straight teeth is the best. But what’s the best way to straighten teeth?


A lot of our patients come to us asking this question. With so many options now available it can be a hard decision to make.


At Oldham Orthodontics we have a wide variety of options available.


Metal Braces

Appliance: Small metal brackets with wire, kept in place by small elastic bands called modules.

Treatment: straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps and correct the bite.

Treatment duration: designed so that you get them adjusted approximately every 4 - 6 weeks, across a period of 12 - 36 months*.

Price: £


Clear Aligners

Appliance: An almost invisible appliance made of a transparent medical grade plastic.

Treatment: straighten crooked, gappy or overlapping teeth.

Treatment duration: designed so that you wear each positioner for approximately 2 weeks, across a period of 12 months*.

Price: £££


Ceramic Braces

Appliance: Discreet tooth coloured brackets with tooth coloured wires running through them.

Treatment: straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps and correct the bite.

Treatment duration: designed so that you get them adjusted approximately every 4 - 6 weeks, across a period of 12-24 months*.

Price: ££


Functional Braces

Appliance: Consists of two plastic removable braces (worn on upper and lower teeth).

Treatment: for teeth that stick out and to correct bite.

Treatment duration: approximately 12 months* and typically followed by wearing a fixed appliance such as metal braces.

Price: £


Lingual Braces

Appliance: Small brackets and archwires that are bonded to the back of the teeth.

Treatment: Work in the same way as traditional braces but are hidden behind the teeth.

Treatment duration: worn across a period of 9 - 24 months*.

Price: £££


Self Ligating Braces

Appliance: Similar to a traditional bracket however the wire is held in mechanically with a gate as oppose to the little elastics called modules.

Treatment: Work in the same way as traditional braces.

Treatment duration: worn across a period of 18 - 24 months*.

Price: ££



Given these methods of straightening, the best thing we can advise is to find what most suits your needs. Take into account all the facts, financial and technical, then decide which way you want to get your teeth straightened.


If you need any more advice on what the best way to get straight teeth is, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Call us on 0161 622 0987 or email us on info@oldhamorthodontics.co.uk


*approximated timelines that are variable to the patient