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Alternatives to metal braces for orthodontics patients

Think orthodontics, and do you think of metal braces commonly worn by teenagers? Then think again, and read on to discover how the team at The Dental Surgery Burnham can help you to straighten your smile without a glint of metal in sight.

Metal braces do remain an excellent option for straightening teeth, but in the 21st Century they are far from the only option available. Particularly for adult patients with hectic professional and social lives, it’s not hard to understand why the thought of traditional orthodontic appliances can be off-putting.

At our Burnham dental surgery we offer discreet orthodontic treatment using either cosmetic braces or clear aligners. We invite you to join us for a free consultation to discover whether these treatments could be beneficial in your case.

During your consultation your dentist will examine your teeth and your bite – the way your jaws meet each other. They will then talk you through the most relevant treatment options.

The discreet orthodontic devices on offer from The Dental Surgery Burnham are:

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that are designed to work both quickly and discreetly to straighten your teeth. Six months is the average treatment time, with some cases complete in just half that.

These braces comprise tooth-coloured wires and clear ceramic brackets, meaning that they blend in with your smile. Treatment works so quickly because they focus on the front teeth – those on show when you’re smiling.


An alternative to braces, Invisalign clear aligners can treat a number of orthodontic problems. Made from clear plastic, they fit comfortably over your teeth and move them in small increments. You will need to change your aligner approximately every two weeks as your teeth move.

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