Specialist Orthodontics


Orthodontic Treatments

by DR NATASHA WRIGHT Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment revolves around the art of sculpting smiles, gently guiding teeth to their ideal positions.

Beyond the aesthetics, straight teeth offer not just a radiant appearance, but also enhanced functionality and effortless cleaning.

Advances in technology and techniques have contributed to a more pleasant experience for patients undergoing orthodontic procedures. While some minor discomfort may still happen during certain phases of treatment, such as initial adjustments or when transitioning to a new set of aligners, it is typically temporary and manageable.

Natasha, our skilled orthodontist expertise spans various methods including:

  • Invisalign, discreet and removable aligners
  • Tooth coloured ceramic brackets, bonded to the lip side of the teeth
  • Traditional metal brackets, bonded to the lip side of the teeth

Your consultation

Your initial meeting with Natasha is dedicated to a relaxed consultation. This is your opportunity to express your concerns about your teeth and discuss your desired outcome. Natasha will then outline suitable treatment options for you.

As a general rule, fixed brackets tend to be the most effective for addressing significant changes, yielding faster results. On the other hand, treatment with aligners typically requires a bit more time but excels in managing less complex movements


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Orthodontic treatment with aligners is ideal for people who would prefer not to have brackets on their teeth.  When the aligners are in place they are invisible  –  they just make your teeth look shiny.  They need to be worn night and day except for meal times and for cleaning.

Impressions or 3 D-scans are taken, a technician then produces a computer generated assessment (called a ClinCheck) to show the potential results that may be achieved.  When you have seen this and are happy with the new computerised look the required sets of aligners are made by Invisalign and sent to us.

The aligners are made in a series, each set being worn for approximately 2 weeks until the treatment is completed.

The treatment duration will depend on the complexity of the treatment, and therefore how many sets of aligners are needed.

The brackets are usually ceramic ones and are bonded onto the lip side of the teeth.  The appearance is good as they blend with the colour of the teeth.  A wire connects all the brackets  –  it’s the wire that does the actual work of moving the teeth.

The treatment is carried out very gently and carefully and most people find the fixed brackets entirely acceptable with very little (if any) discomfort during the treatment.

You may experience some minor discomfort for a few days following your adjustment appointments or when a new set of aligners is fitted.  This is usually just a feeling of pressure and is a sign the treatment is active.

Excellent oral hygiene is essential during treatment, both in terms of your own home care and also regular treatment with your hygienist. We strongly advise for both regular visits to the hygienist and maintenance of your routine dental examinations.

As a guide treatment with Invisalign or ceramic brackets varies from approximately £4,300.00 – £5,800.00.  After the consultation the fees for the treatment options available to you will be provided.

Payment is usually made with a first deposit and the balance in instalments during the course of the treatment.

What is Orthodontics?

This is the dental speciality involved with straightening and moving teeth.

Why have Orthodontic treatment?

  • To Improve your smile
  • To straighten the teeth before further dental treatment.
  • Improving chewing ability.
  • Improving the way chewing forces are distributed between the teeth and so reduce risks of tooth fracture.
  • Improved gum health by making difficult to reach places more accessible to tooth brushing and flossing.

What are the estimated treatment fees?

Invisalign Full Treatment from £5,400

Invisalign lite Treatment from  £4,300

Upper /Lower Ceramic Braces from £5600

Upper Ceramic/Lower Metal Braces from £5,000

Upper /Lower Metal Braces from £4,600

What’s included?What’s not included?
·         The price quoted is what you will be paying for your brace treatment and includes the supply of the agreed braces and all necessary adjustment appointments.

Necessary X-rays including Dental Panoramic Tomogram (DPT)

Photos of your teeth

Orthodontic Emergency appointments during treatment (at the practice)

Fixed and Removable Retainers (Essix Type)

2 review appointments within the first year of finishing your orthodontic treatment

Any dental procedures including:

Early Removal of Braces (and/or attachments) and Delayed Re-fit

Vivera Retainers

Lost or Broken Appliances

Fillings & Dental Restorations

Tooth Extractions

Gum treatment and Hygienist appointments



  1. You will need a Dental panoramic Tomogram (DPT) – This will help to assess pathology or periodontal condition, root size and morphology, existing restorations and possible dental decay.
  2. To ensure the long term success of orthodontic treatment you will need to be dentally fit. You are not dentally fit if you suffer from such conditions as gum disease, dental decay or have broken or inadequate restorations. If you have a regular dentist, the examination and any subsequent work can be carried out by them otherwise we can provide the required treatment at Boston House.