Corrective Braces
in London

Treatment Duration

6 months – 2 years


From £2,495

Combined Team Experience

15+ years

Recovery Time

1 day

Our Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

What are corrective braces (for children)?

In cases where children have an uneven bite, early intervention with a corrective removable brace is recommended. Jaw training appliances can encourage new bone growth to push forward and correct the bite. These devices can be worn on both upper and lower teeth from age 6 and later changed for a fixed brace around age 12, potentially avoiding the need for later jaw surgeries.

The length of time needed to wear corrective braces varies depending on the severity of the misalignment, with treatment ranging from several months to a few years. Corrective braces can help improve both the appearance and function of the teeth and jaws, leading to better oral health and a more confident smile.

Prices of CORRECTIVE BRACES in London

Front teeth / Six Month Smile Metal Braces upper teethFROM £2,495
Front teeth / Six Month Smile Metal upper and lowerFROM £4,495
Full arch expansion alignment upper or lower teethFROM £3,495
Full arch expansion alignment upper and lower teethFROM £5,495

Wimpole Street Dental Clinic are specialists in Orthodontics

We have decades of combined experience in orthodontics as well as all the latest and most innovative technology and techniques to help deliver the best results.

Book an appointment with us today to find out more about corrective braces and if you’re suitable for treatment.

Our Reviews

Based on 90 reviews
Verity Wilkinson
Verity Wilkinson
I can’t recommend the clinic enough! I am a nervous person when it comes to dentistry but was made to feel immediately at ease by all the staff. Christian and his team are incredible!
Alexander Higgs
Alexander Higgs
Expertise shown by Dr S Chawla was excellent, calmed any nerves I had and let me know everything that was going to happen before doing anything. Gave a detailed plan and was able to answer any question I had for him. Unfortunately 2 Bitewing X-rays did not load so was exposed to unnecessary radiation. Hope they correct this Fault for future patients.
Mehmet Ali
Mehmet Ali
I’ve had fixed implants( top and bottom) at this clinic . I could not be happier with the result. Dr Dejan Dragisic preformed the procedure and I can not recommend him highly enough . The whole team at this clinic are very professional, helpful and friendly . Dr Dejan Dragisic explained the whole procedure and put my mind at rest the whole whole time I was in the chair . I had very little pain afterwards . Worth every penny .
lailaa carr
lailaa carr
Excellence. I can't say this enough. Just Excellence, from the moment I walked in to when I left. I was very nervous after bad experiences over many, many years with other dental practices, resulting in me not going to a dentist. The receptionists were very kind and understanding, making me feel at ease. Prof. Dr Christian Mehl was extremely patient, respectful, attentive, and assuring, and he explained everything to me. My treatment was smooth and flawless, with absolutely no pain. He is, without a doubt, a true professional. I have my faith restored, but most of all, I have finally, finally found a dental clinic and a dentist I can trust. I can't thank everyone enough. I don’t normally write or trust reviews. If you are reading this, then I assure you, you can trust this one.
Bernhard Raschke
Bernhard Raschke
Brilliant team (receptionists, dentists, nurses), brilliant patient experience and top quality work. Real professionals with a big heart!
Donna Williams
Donna Williams
6 star service and care! What a fabulous experience- worth every £. Exceptional dentistry from surgeon Dr A El-Awa , top tech used to ensure my 2nd molar was extracted in the most efficient, comfortable ( pain free) and caring, personal manner. Unbelievably well treated by all staff, front desk to Dr’s assistants Alice and Anna. Simply beyond expectations. Thank you ! Don’t hesitate to book this top class, clean and professional clinic. Off the charts, excellent. Actually looking forward to the follow up treatment programme for the rest of my mouth!! And I came up from Brighton to Central London for this. Well done. Best £££’s worth in a very long time!
David Blakeborough
David Blakeborough
My local dentist referred me to WSDC for a lower wisdom tooth extraction. I'd had the other one done elsewhere 5 years prior and it wasn't the best experience so I was quite nervous... Dr El-Awa was incredibly calming and took his time to explain the process at the beginning, and throughout. This extraction was substantially more complicated than my previous one given the tooth angle / position but while I wouldn't say it was fun, it was a much calmer process and the 'moment of dread' never transpired; slow and steady with plenty of communication. The rest of the staff and the premises were all excellent. For a relatively unpleasant thing to go through, the team couldn't have done more and I'd thoroughly recommend.
Toma Lo
Toma Lo
Want to say big thank you for Dr A. El-Awa and nurses for excellent service, and amazing care of my son treatment. Also want to say thank you for Sofia, she was very helpful.
Kate Elliott
Kate Elliott
Wonderful dental clinic, would highly-recommend. Sofia at the front desk went above and beyond to assist me with an emergency wisdom tooth extraction, including bringing the appointment forward to fit around flights. Professor Mehl is incredibly kind and gentle and made the procedure painless for me. He explained what he was doing throughout the procedure and provided attentive after-care.

Corrective braces improve both the appearance and function of the teeth and jaws, leading to better oral health and a more confident smile

Why is Wimpole Street Dental Clinic best for corrective braces in London?

  • Dr. Hanna Reinartz, our skilled Orthodontic Specialist at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, specializes in discreet teeth alignment solutions. Her precise and gentle approach emphasizes patient comfort and confidence, evident in the personalized care she provides. With her extensive experience, Dr. Reinartz offers tailored treatment options that meet each patient’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring inconspicuous and effective results.
  • Dr. Hanna is a highly trained specialist who has received extensive education from renowned dental schools in Germany and Britain. She is dedicated to utilizing cutting-edge technology and premium brands in orthodontics to provide her patients with the best possible outcomes. With her expertise and unwavering commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in orthodontic care, patients can rest assured that they are receiving exceptional care from Dr. Hanna.
  • At our dental clinic in London, we take pride in providing the latest and most innovative orthodontic technology and techniques available. With a focus on utilizing the latest advancements in the field, we strive to offer our patients efficient, dependable, and rapid results.

Meet our dentists who are experts in Corrective Braces…

  • We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
  • 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
  • We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.

Specialist in Orthodontics

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What should I know about corrective braces?

Removable braces

Corrective appliances may be removed.

For children only

Treatment with corrective braces is only possible when jaw tissue is still developing and as such, only suitable for children.

Prevents future treatment

By correcting bite and alignment issues early on, this prevents future surgeries for the patient when their jaw tissue can longer be corrected.

Frequently asked questions

What are corrective braces?

Corrective braces are dental devices used to straighten and align teeth, improve bite issues, and correct other dental problems.

The term “correct braces” isn’t a specific type of braces. However, the “correct” braces for any person would be the type of orthodontic appliance that best suits their individual needs, goals, and lifestyle.

There are several types of braces available, and an orthodontist can recommend the right one for you based on factors such as the complexity of your case, your age, your aesthetic preferences, and your budget.

What types of corrective braces are available?

Here are some common types of braces:

  1. Metal Braces: These are the traditional and most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and work by using brackets and archwires to align your teeth into the correct position.
  2. Ceramic Braces: These work the same way as traditional braces but are made of a clear or tooth-colored ceramic material to make them less noticeable.
  3. Lingual Braces: These braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they are placed on the inside of the teeth (toward the tongue), making them virtually invisible.
  4. Invisalign (or other clear aligner systems): Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth. These aligners are removable and nearly invisible.

A consultation with an orthodontist is the best way to determine the correct braces for you or anyone else considering orthodontic treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the dental issue being corrected. Treatment time can range from several months to a few years.

Are there any dietary restrictions while wearing corrective braces?

Yes, patients should avoid hard, sticky, and sugary foods as they can damage or dislodge the braces. Patients should also be diligent about brushing and flossing regularly to maintain good oral hygiene.

Are there any risks associated with wearing corrective braces?

Corrective braces are generally safe, but there can be some risks such as tooth decay or gum disease if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Additionally, some patients may experience minor discomfort or soreness during the initial adjustment period. It is important to discuss any concerns with your orthodontist.

dental bridges specialist prosthodontics Christian Mehl

Why do children often need to wear braces?

Children often need braces more frequently than adults due to their growth and development stage. As children grow, their jaws and teeth are still evolving, making it an ideal time to intervene and guide this growth for optimal alignment. The malleability of a child’s jawbone allows orthodontic treatments to be more effective and efficient in correcting a variety of orthodontic issues. Conversely, in adults, the jawbones have typically stopped growing, making some orthodontic issues more challenging to address.

Early intervention is another key factor. Orthodontic problems can be easier to address and correct while a child’s dental structures are still developing. This means conditions like crowding, gaps, or a misaligned bite can be rectified earlier, often reducing the need for more complex treatments in adulthood.

Furthermore, certain habits common in childhood, such as thumb-sucking or prolonged use of a pacifier, can lead to orthodontic issues that require correction with braces. By addressing these issues in childhood, it can prevent more significant problems from developing later on.

Related Treatments

invisalign london aligner


Invisalign is the most commonly used aligner technology world wide. Since we have the most scientific data from this system – we use it as well. We use plastic splints which are individually tailored to your teeth and the desired treatment outcome to achieve the smile you always wanted.

Corrective Braces

In cases where children have an uneven bite, early intervention with a corrective removable brace is recommended. Jaw training appliances can encourage new bone growth to push forward and correct the bite.

Ceramic Braces

Similar to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces function to adjust the alignment of teeth. However, they offer a more visually pleasing and subtle appearance due to their clear brackets and inconspicuous archwires.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are a type of orthodontic braces that are attached to the back of the teeth, facing the tongue, instead of being placed on the front surface of the teeth like traditional braces.