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Alternatives to braces for adults


Do you have crowded teeth, crooked teeth or teeth that stick out?

Many adults have resigned themselves to feeling self-conscious about problems like these for the rest of their lives either because:

i) They think they’ve left it too late and that teeth straightening is only for children or

ii) They assume they would have to wear unsubtle, traditional metal braces that could make them feel even more self-conscious

The good news is that:

i) People of all ages can take advantage of orthodontic technology to enjoy the new confidence of an attractive, straight smile.

ii) Adults have more teeth straightening options than ever before including discrete, smaller metal braces and clear, removable braces that are difficult for other people to spot.

You no longer need to feel embarrassed about wearing braces and you could have straight teeth within months.


Many adults say their teeth straightening treatment has changed their lives.

Here are 3 alternatives to traditional braces for adults:

“Invisible” braces

Invisible, clear, plastic aligners are tailor-made to fit snugly over your teeth, which means most people will have no idea you’re wearing them. You can take them out for things like eating and brushing your teeth but, for the best results, you should wear them for 20-22 hours a day. 

At the start of your treatment, we’ll give you several sets of bespoke plastic aligners. Each set of aligners, which you should wear for two weeks at a time, slowly push your teeth towards their final, straight position.

You could have straight teeth within months of starting your treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces, as their name suggests, are great traditional braces alternatives and are one of the quickest of all the teeth straightening treatments. They use gentle force to move only the teeth that people can see when you smile and, because they’re made with see-through brackets and white wires, they’re hard for other people to see.

Because of the gentle force used, they’re considered to be more comfortable than other types of braces.

Damon Braces

Traditional braces can be uncomfortable because the elastic ties used to hold straightening wires in place can cause pressure and friction. Damon Braces, on the other hand, use a sliding mechanism to hold wires in place, which lets your teeth move relatively freely. As a result, they’re more comfortable than traditional braces and your treatment can be finished more quickly.

The manufacturers of Damon Braces say that, as well as straightening teeth, their braces can help patients to enjoy a “better facial balance and aesthetics”, which they describe as “the Damon system bracelift”. 

Unlike old-fashioned metal braces, Damon metal braces use smaller, more discrete metal brackets, to give you a subtle, less noticeable look. Damon Clear braces, meanwhile, are almost-invisible because they use ceramic brackets instead of metal brackets.

Come and see our specialist orthodontists

Maybe you’ve never liked the way your teeth looked or maybe you feel your teeth have become worse over the years. Either way, it’s time to stop worrying about your smile.

It’s never been easier for adults to enjoy attractive, straight teeth and you can achieve this without wearing unsubtle, old-fashioned metal braces.

To book an appointment with our specialist orthodontists at Metamorphosis Orthodontics or to find out more about alternatives to traditional braces for adults, give us  a call today +44 20 3828 7116  email smile@metamorphosisorthodontics.com

or take our simple smile assessment: "Can I have straight teeth?


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