Category: Braces

Discretion is the name of the game with braces in Cheltenham

More and more patients are turning to the new generation of braces to straighten their teeth in their adult years. When you come to us at Cheltenham Dental Spa for braces in Cheltenham, we understand that what puts most people off having their teeth straightened is the thought of having to wear cumbersome metal braces for months or even years on end. But you don’t have to when you choose from our range of more discreet alternatives.

Discretion is an increasingly important aspect of braces in Cheltenham as increasing numbers of adult patients are searching for braces that do not take over their mouths.

descreet-bracesAt Cheltenham Dental Spa, we have collected together discreet treatments that feature both fixed and removable appliances. Both ways of straightening teeth have their own advantages. One may be better suited to your needs. You will need to come into our clinic for a consultation, so that we can thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, bite and mouth in order to decide which system will provide the best treatment for you.

Not just cosmetic

Teeth straightening treatment goes into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because it is only available on the NHS for children with serious bite correction issues. However, the benefits of straighter teeth are not just aesthetic, there are definite health benefits too. Straighter teeth are likely to last longer because they are much easier to keep clean. Straight teeth have fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up. This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.


More than four million people have used this system of clear, removable aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligners every week to 10 days, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Damon Clear braces are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain arch wires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction and binding.

You’re never too old for straight teeth

If you think you have left it too late to get your teeth straightened, then think again. There is no upper age limit for treatment with braces in Cheltenham with us at Cheltenham Dental Spa. So, whether you are in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, or even your 70s, you can get that lovely straight smile you have been dreaming of.

But why have you left it so long? True, it has never been easier to get straighter teeth with braces in Cheltenham, but maybe you are put off by the idea of wearing cumbersome metal braces that will provoke unwanted comments from strangers and maybe even make you the butt of your friends’ jokes for months on end.

Braces in CheltenhamOr maybe, it’s the cost?

If either of these is the case, you’ll be glad to hear that we have solutions for both.

Discreet braces in Cheltenham

We are proud to offer a wide range of brace systems for discreet straightening, as well as the services of Dr Tomos Crandon, who has a special interest in teeth straightening.

If you want to get your teeth straightened, then, depending on what your misalignment issues are, we can offer fixed braces with discreet brackets and wires that blend in with your teeth. Brands include the well known Six Month Smiles, which is designed to the move the front six social teeth in an average time of just six months.

Invisalign is another popular straightening system. It does not use brackets and wires but mouth guard-style aligners that snap on over the teeth. They are so thin that, once they are in place, they cannot be seen. They don’t interfere with speech and are removed for eating, drinking and teeth cleaning. The average treatment time with Invisalign is a year.

The Inman Aligner is another removable device that straightens the very front teeth only, with pressure created by sandwiching the teeth between two spring-loaded aligner bars.

If cost is what keeps you from coming to see us for braces in Cheltenham, you may be eligible for 0% finance to help you spread the cost into monthly payments.

Different types of cosmetic braces in Cheltenham

Few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, and, if you weren’t, teeth straightening treatment can make a huge difference to your smile and overall health. However, many adults who have never had braces, feel like their chance for straight teeth has passed, or they are reluctant to commit to two or more years of wearing unattractive metal braces.

Modern dentistry has come a long way and there are now many options if you are looking for a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we offer a wide range of cosmetic teeth straightening options including Invisalign, Incognito, Six Month Smiles and Clarity ceramic braces. Most cosmetic braces in Cheltenham are best suited for mild to moderate spacing or crowding of the teeth, and minimal bite alignment issues.

Braces in CheltenhamInvisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves multiple clear aligners that you wear in a predetermined order to achieve the desired treatment result – each new aligner takes the adjustment of your teeth one step further. Invisalign aligners are easy to wear and can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. Since they are transparent, nobody will know that you are undergoing dental treatment.

Incognito lingual braces

Incognito braces, also known as lingual braces, offer a invisible option for teeth straightening treatment. While lingual braces in Cheltenham use the same methods as traditional braces, they have one major difference: the brackets are fixed to the inside of the teeth and they are customised to fit each individual tooth. This means they are hidden, creating a treatment option that is as discreet as possible.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces reduce treatment time to around six months by concentrating only on straightening the front teeth. These braces are made of tooth-coloured brackets and wires and can be used to treat a wide variety of problems, including crowding, crossbites, overbites and gaps between teeth.

Clarity advanced ceramic brackets

Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, translucent ceramic material. Ceramic braces are very comfortable and will not harm the soft tissues in your mouth due to their slim dome-shaped design.

Regain confidence in your smile with discreet braces in Cheltenham

If the idea of having to wear braces to straighten your teeth, makes you feel uncomfortable, then you should not worry. Teeth straightening technology has come a long way and braces that are barely noticeable have been developed to provide adults with more discreet choices when it comes to teeth straightening treatment.

At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we believe that healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there is no such thing as being too old for braces in Cheltenham. We strive to find the correct treatment for each of our patients’ dental problems, including crooked, misaligned, gapped and twisted teeth. Our discreet teeth straightening treatments can also fix jaw problems such as overbites, underbites and crossbites. Here are some of the braces we offer:

Braces in CheltenhamInvisalign

An innovative, teeth straightening treatment, Invisalign has gained much popularity in recent years as an alternative to metal braces. Used by teenagers and adults alike, Invisalign consists of a series transparent, removable, plastic aligners that are customised to fit over your teeth.


Incognito braces in Cheltenham are the invisible alternative to metal braces. These customised, fixed braces are hidden behind the teeth, allowing patients to continue their daily routine without feeling uncomfortable or image-conscious. Incognito braces can fix a number of dental problems including severely crooked and misaligned teeth and they are suitable for all age groups.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces are fixed, tooth-coloured braces that gradually move your teeth into their correct position within six months (or less!). Unlike regular braces, Six Month Smiles braces only focus on the front teeth and do not alter your bite. They are ideal for patients who wish to straighten their teeth on a schedule.

Clarity ceramic braces

Clarity ceramic braces are very lightweight. They are made of tooth-coloured brackets and ceramic wires that easily blend with your natural tooth colour. Because they are made of ceramic they do not stain easily. Their slim design makes them very discreet, while at the same time they are very comfortable.

Interested in discreet braces in Cheltenham, but not sure where to start? Contact our friendly team today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.