Metal Braces cost from £850 in our London Clinic


At ODL, we use a team approach to help our patients achieve the smile of their dreams in the safest, quickest and most affordable way possible.

With us, your treatment is carried by an entire orthodontic team ensuring that as it moves through its different stages, you are always treated by the finest and most qualified professional in each stage. This also means that you have the skills, experience and expertise of different professionals which work collaboratively to give you the best results possible.  

This team effort made us recent winners of: Best Patient Care in the UK, National Team of the Year, Best Practice and Practice of the Year. 

Metal Braces 

Adult metal braces cost from £850 in our Central London Clinic. Metal braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They consist of very small metal brackets (attachments) that are glued to the front of your teeth. A metal wire is attached to the brackets and held by ligatures. There is a wide range of ligatures available, ranging from transparent to silver (to match the metal braces) and to a variety of colours.


  • Affordable
  • Fastest treatment time
  • Strong and rarely break
  • Don’t stain


  • More visible than the other types of braces.

Metal Braces cost and Treatment Guide

1. Orthodontic assessment

Patient assessment is one of the most important stages of orthodontic treatment and is carried out by one of our lead dentists. This will include:

- Full medical history taking
- Identification of your expectations from orthodontic treatment
- Full assessment of your face and mouth: facial proportions (forehead, nose, lips and chin), examination of your bite, any missing teeth, speech and chewing function  
- Smile analysis
- Discussion of proposed changes and outcomes from orthodontic treatment
- Consideration of case suitability for other treatment options may be available


Payable on the treatment date

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2. Case analysis

This is part of the orthodontic assessment and treatment planning and it is usually carried out by one of our qualified nurses. It is needed to plan your treatment and to monitor progress and results. It includes a full mouth x-ray, models of your teeth, photographs of your face, profile, bite, smile and teeth.

Once this is completed, we will be able to provide you with your treatment options and your custom-made orthodontic treatment plan. 


Payable on the treatment date

3. General dental examination

A general dental examination and oral cancer screening are also needed to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and can undergo orthodontic treatment. They include:

- Checking all your teeth for signs of decay and disease
- Gum health check
- Full oral cancer screening
- Jaw joint exam
- Any necessary x-rays
- A detailed chart of your teeth
- Tailored report which will outline your treatment options in detail


Payable on the treatment date 

4. Fitting of the braces

After your case analysis has been completed and a treatment plan has been designed, you will now be ready to have the braces fitted. This is usually carried out by one of our orthodontic therapists.

Our orthodontic therapists have undergone rigorous training and work alongside our lead clinicians to deliver treatments prescribed by them. Their role has been carefully designed to ensure treatment efficiency resulting in high standards of care and excellent results. 

£850 per brace
£1,199 top and bottom

Payment options available (*extra fees may apply). 

5. Monthly adjustments

We will tighten and activate your braces once a month, while checking in on the progress of your treatment. These are carried out by our orthodontic therapists. At the key stages of your treatment your monthly adjustment will be carried by our lead dentist. They will carry out your routine adjustment as well as review your treatment progress, make any necessary changes to your initial plan and give you the opportunity to discuss any questions relating to your treatment.

£96 per visit

Payable on the treatment date

6. Keeping your teeth and gums at optimal health during your orthodontic treatment

It’s important that you maintain a good oral hygiene and clean your teeth regularly as clean teeth and gums help with treatment progress.

On top of regular brushing, during your treatment, we strongly recommend that you see a hygienist every 3 to 6 months to ensure any buildup of calculus, tartar or hardened dental plaque is removed and doesn’t slow down the movement of your teeth.

During your orthodontic visits, we will not be checking for other dental diseases such as tooth decay or gum disease so it is important that you continue to see a general dental practitioner to maintain good oral health as dental problems can interfere with your orthodontic treatment and overall oral health.

£79 Hygiene Sessions
£59 General Dental Examinations

Payable on the treatment date

7. Removing your braces

Once you are happy with the results of the treatment, you will be booked with our orthodontic therapist to remove your braces. At this appointment, we will remove your braces and any attachments.

We will place fixed retainers at the back of your teeth and take impressions for removable retainers which will be ready after one week.

The retainers are needed to hold your teeth in the new position and to prevent them from moving back into their original position. They should be worn "FOR LIFE".

£96 Braces Removal

Fixed Retainers
£150 per retainer

Invisalign Retainers
£300 one arch (3 retainers)
£450 top and bottom (6 retainers) 

Payable on the treatment date

8. Retention phase

You must wear your retainers after we remove your braces to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment again.  Damaged retainers (fixed or removable) should be repaired as quickly as possible to avoid your teeth moving. 

Six months after we remove your braces, we will check to ensure that everything is fine with your retainers.

£59 Retainer Check-up

Payable on the treatment date

9. Enhancing your orthodontic results

We often provide other cosmetic treatments to enhance the results of orthodontic treatment. Braces will straighten your teeth and other treatments such as composite bondings, whitening and gum contouring can dramatically improve the appearance of your newly straightened teeth. We offer free complementary assessments as well as 0% interest on these treatments to our existing patients.

* This is optional and may not be suitable or needed in all cases. Ask our team for more details. 

* Prices for complex cases may differ

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