WHAT is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.

Children under the age of 16 and adult patients with clinically necessary orthodontic requirements qualify for free metal braces on the NHS. For those who prefer the less obtrusive and low visual impact aesthetic alternatives, or who require orthodontics for cosmetic reasons, private treatment is recommended.

Standish Street Dental Ltd offers two separate orthodontic clinics...

Mr Chris Clayton

Consultant Orthodontists Mr Chris Clayton is the clinical lead for our Friday clinics. A highly respected orthodontists in the area, Mr Clayton has experience providing treatments in both hospital environments and private clinics and currently oversees the orthodontic treatments at Bury Hospital too. Consultations cost £100.

Mr Clayton accepts referrals from dental practices all over the county and offers a wide range of orthodontic services including the below:

Dr Fozia Hameed

Practice Owner Dr Fozia Hameed provides short-term orthodontic treatment and "six-month smiles" at her Monday clinic. This involves using fixed clear or ceramic brackets to realign your teeth and is suitable for straightforward cosmetically motivated treatments.

If you are unsure whether this treatment is the right one for you or not, why not make an appointment to see Dr Hameed? She offers free consultations.

Prices for treatment start from approximately £1,500.00

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are made up of bands and brackets that are stuck onto each tooth. Straightening wires run between the various attachments and the teeth are moved with tensioned elastics. The fixed attachments may only be adjusted and removed by the orthodontist. The most commonly used fixed braces are made from stainless steel.

The visual impact of the fixed appliance can be vastly improved by opting for Ice White brackets. These are tooth coloured ceramic attachments, designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, reducing self consciousness during treatment. The length of treatment varies between 9 months and two years although complex cases may take longer. It is extremely rare for treatment to last more than three years.

Prices start from approximately £1,900.00


The Invisalign system utilises a progressive set of clear removable braces, each aligner being slightly different so as to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. The treatment is nearly invisible, allowing you to smile with confidence during your treatment. Also, the braces are removable meaning you can eat or drink whatever you like.
The specialist orthodontist will begin your treatment by discussing and agreeing your specific requirements, which can then be continually reviewed by way of a computer model. The average Invisalign treatment takes between 12 to 18 months, although this period varies depending on each individual case.

Prices start from approximately £2,900.00

Lingual Orthodontics

With Lingual Orthodontics you can straighten your teeth with braces that are not visible as the brackets are placed on the inner surface of your teeth, inside the mouth where they cannot be seen (unlike conventional braces that are placed on the outer surface of your teeth).

Prices start from approximately £6,000.00

The first step is to attend an initial consultation appointment with Mr Clayton, which costs £100.00. You will then receive a detailed report on the options and costs for your individual treatment.

Case Study

This young man wanted to improve the appearance of his crooked and discoloured teeth, which was achieved with a course of orthodontics and composite resin.

See more of our fantastic results at our Case Studies page.





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