Ceramic fixed braces

West House Orthodontics carry out a full range of orthodontic treatments options on the Wirral, under both the NHS and private contract.

Ceramic fixed braces are ceramic braces which are glued to the teeth and use a wire to gently move teeth into the desired position.


Ceramic braces gently moved crooked teeth into position, straightening them into the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Modern innovations allow these braces to be less visible than traditional stainless-steel braces while still achieving the same standard of result.

How do fixed braces work?

Fixed braces work through the wire gently moving the teeth over a period of time. The wire grips the bracket attached to your teeth to move them.

There are two common types of fixed brace: labial fixed braces and lingual fixed braces. Labial braces are those people are most familiar with and are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Lingual braces, on the other hand, are bonded to the back of your teeth and are typically used when a patient wants a fixed brace system but doesn’t want it to be visible.

What’s the difference between stainless steel and ceramic fixed braces?

The main point of difference ceramic braces have is that they are much less visible than stainless steel braces, making them ideal for people who may not wish to have obvious braces.

Stainless steel braces, however, are a little stronger, meaning you will see your perfect smile at a faster pace. Despite this, both types of brace are effective and will achieve incredible improvements by the end of treatment.

How long do fixed braces take to work?

Length of treatment is highly variable. Depending on the complexity, treatment can be completed in less than six months or take up to two and half years. We will discuss how long we expect your treatment to take during your initial consultation.

Do braces hurt?

Brace treatments put pressure on the teeth, something which can potentially lead to some mild discomfort in the days following a fitting. Any pain will only be minor and will not be permanent, however.

Can I see what my teeth will look like after braces?

Yes! We have a specialist system called an iTero scanner which produces a 3D model of your teeth before treatment and provides a prediction of what your teeth will look like after treatment, giving you a great idea of how braces could help you.

In addition, we can also provide before and after photographs of people with similar teeth to yours. Our Private Patient Coordinator can provide an outcome simulation for you free of charge in just half an hour.

How much do braces cost?

Ceramic fixed brace treatments for children or adults start from £2150 for a single jaw treatment. More complex treatments in upper and lower jaws start from £3450.

We have a range of payment plans available to assist with these costs. If you’re interested in getting braces, click here to learn more.

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The Results

The following before and after cases illustrate what West House Orthodontics can do for your teeth and smile using orthodontic treatments. All photos shown are of actual patients of West House Orthodontics. Visit our braces before and after page to see more results.

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Meet The Team

Mr A M O’Malley

Mr A M O’Malley

BDS (UK), M.Dent.Sci. FDS RCS (Eng), M.Orth RCS (Ed) G.D.C. No: 66971

Adrian graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1991 having been awarded the ‘best undergraduate student’ prize. Work then took him to several hospitals gaining the experience necessary to ...

Mr P D O’Neill

Mr P D O’Neill

BDS (UK), M.Dent.Sci. FDS RCS (Ed), M.Orth RCS (Ed) G.D.C. No: 64748

Paul qualified in dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 1989 before working in hospital and university positions in the speciality of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He became a fellow of the ...

Freqently Asked Questions

As well as making you look at feel great, by straightening your teeth and giving you proper jaw alignment orthodontic treatment makes you whole mouth healthier.

Crooked and crowded teeth can create perfect ‘hiding places’ for food to build up and bacteria to flourish. As teeth are straightened, these places are removed, making it easier to keep your teeth clean and reducing the risk of tooth decay or potential tooth loss.

NHS Orthodontic treatment is free for people under 18 with a clear health need for the treatment, although there is often a long waiting list.

NHS Orthodontic care for adults is usually not available, but may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Age is not a problem, provided the teeth and gums are healthy. We can treat patients from age 7 to 70!

We have a range of payment plans available to help you pay for your brace treatment. You can find out more by viewing our range of plans here.

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