What are the average cost of braces in the UK?

The average cost for braces in the UK differs depending on the type of braces. The dentist will recommend which braces best suit you. Metal braces are the type of braces most commonly used. These type of braces cost on average between 2000 and 2500 pounds. With NHS you pay approximately 219 pounds if it is not a purely cosmetic treatment.

Below you can find an overview of the different types of braces and the corresponding average costs if you get braces at a private dentist:

 Braces type   Cost in pounds 
 Metal braces  2000 - 2500
 Ceramic braces   2000 - 3000
 Lingual braces  3000 - 5000
 Invisalign braces   2500 - 4500
 Damon braces  1700 - 3500
 Smart bracket braces   2000 - 3000
 Clear braces  3500 - 4500
 6 month smile braces     1800 - 3000

 

 

When do I need braces?

A lot of people do not have perfect teeth and need braces for corrections. Only a professional dentist can advise you to take braces and subsequently start the process with you. The dentist will also discuss which type of braces, as mentioned above, are best suited for you.

How long do I have to wear braces?

In general braces are worn for 18 months to 2 years. In some cases it will take longer and in some cases it will take less time.

See besides average cost braces also:
Average Childcare Cost