Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience

Different types of teeth straightening Marylebone

Different types of teeth straightening Marylebone

If you have crooked and wonky teeth and you would like to improve the appearance of your smile and improve your dental health then you need to speak to Mary Lo, a specialist orthodontist in London and find out about teeth straightening Marylebone. Teeth straightening Marleybone has become very popular over the last two decades amongst adults of all ages. Young children and teenagers are known to commonly undergo orthodontic treatment whereas adults in previous generations have been reluctant to straighten their teeth. However, the introduction of many different types of braces has made teeth straightening Marylebone more convenient than ever before. Teeth straightening Marylebone is suitable for all types of dental requirements, and Mary Lo, our specialist orthodontist in London will help you decide which is the best type of braces for you.

Metal braces

Metal braces have been used for teeth straightening Marylebone for the last hundred years. Metal braces can address a huge range of orthodontic issues. They are strong and durable and are the preferred option for those with complex orthodontic needs. They apply greater force to your teeth and other types of braces and have an average treatment time of one to three years depending on how crooked or wonky your teeth are to begin with. They are relatively low maintenance, but require regular brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and tooth decay from forming on your teeth. The problem with traditional metal braces is that they are highly visible in the mouth, which is why adults wish to avoid metal braces where possible. They are most commonly seen in teenagers.

Clear braces

If you wish to avoid metal braces, then you can speak to us and find out about clear braces. Clear braces are as effective for teeth straightening as traditional metal braces, but they are far more discreet in appearance. The brackets and elastics are tooth coloured so that they camouflage in your mouth. The wire is often metal however it can be frosted according to your preference. Metal braces are stronger and more durable than clear braces. However, if you are looking to straighten your teeth at your discretion then clear braces are an excellent choice for you.


If you have less complicated orthodontic issues, then you can speak to Mary Lo and find out about Invisalign. Invisalign is different to fixed braces. Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead of brackets, wires and elastic bands. These aligners can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as necessary. They offer complete discretion and convenience. No one will know that they are in your mouth unless you wish to tell them. You can eat and drink as you wish and you can maintain excellent dental hygiene whilst straightening your teeth. This is because the aligners can be taken out as and when you need to. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth in approximately 12 to 18 months. With more complex issues it will take longer. Invisalign is ideal for those who are looking for a quick, convenient and discreet method of straightening teeth. Speak to Mary Lo, our orthodontist in Marylebone to find out more.