Clear braces

Unlike traditional metal braces, our clear braces systems use ceramic brackets which are blended to your natural teeth. 

These fixed appliances are not just an incredibly strong brace which will provide you with beautifully straight teeth, but they also match your teeth to appear much more discrete than traditional metal braces.

Why would I want to have clear braces?

  • The colour matching technology means that the ceramic brackets blend in perfectly with your teeth, straightening them in a very discrete fashion
  • They are small so take up less room in your mouth for maximum comfort
  • They have no sharp corners, so they will not scratch against your cheeks
  • InVu braces have incredibly strong brackets which are much more durable and effective than metal brackets
  • They are safer than most ceramic braces as they use a mesh on the base and do not damage the enamel surface of the tooth

Standard metal braces and some other ceramic braces are made with sharp edges which can cause irritation against the cheeks and lips. Clear braces are made using a technologically advanced injection-moulding method which produces a smooth and comfortable surface. Their edges are gently rounded to stop sharp corners rubbing against your cheeks. They are also much smaller than metal braces, so they are far less bulky, making them much more comfortable.

As well as creating a beautifully smooth surface, the injection-moulded process gets rid of any imperfections and weak points that might cause the braces to break; so clear braces are much stronger and more durable than some other ceramic braces.

Clear braces are far less likely to chip or shatter than other braces during the course of your treatment. They are also safer when it comes to removing them because they are fitted with an exclusive mesh base that comes away from the tooth’s surface easily, protecting your tooth enamel. Other ceramic braces must be broken in order to remove them, and remnants must be sanded off. This process can cause little chips and flakes to fly off, and there is a danger of swallowing these particles.

Meet our Specialist Orthodontist


Manjinder Bains

Manjinder graduated as a Dental Surgeon from King's College London in 2001 with the award of two prizes in recognition of her academic achievements. She used her subsequent hospital and practice experience to develop a wide range of dental skills. This included paediatrics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental public health and the management of anxious patients. She simultaneously pursued two years of postgraduate study and achieved her MFDS qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Manjinder then pursued her passion for Orthodontics by completing three years of full-time specialist training at Guy's hospital. She qualified there in 2008 with an MSc and MOrth, and was selected to represent Guys at on overseas exchange visit to Shanghai. Her research into orthodontic education earned a Distinction and was published in the European Journal of Dental Education. She has also published in the British Dental Journal and presented at the British Orthodontic Conference and at the British Orthodontic Society. Her professional memberships include the BOS, EOS and BDA.

Manjinder has experience in providing NHS and Private orthodontic treatment to children and adults in both hospital and specialist practice. She offers a range of treatments including invisible braces (fixed onto the inside of the teeth), clear ceramic braces, Damon braces, and other removable braces and retainers. Her aim is to provide treatment without removing teeth, to enhance facial as well as smile aesthetics for the long term. She is a down-to-earth and friendly professional who will guide you through your treatment options to determine a plan tailored to your individual needs.

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