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Adult Braces

Charmian - see the results of her treatment here... 

It's never too late and adults are increasingly seeking treatment for that perfect smile. This is usually for one of four reasons.

  • Treatment was not undertaken as a child.
  • There has been previous treatment but there has been some relapse.
  • The teeth were previously fine but have started to move.
  • The general dentist plans to carry out restorative treatment but some orthodontic correction is necessary first.
Adult/child differences

There are differences when comparing the treatment of children and adults.
Essentially, adults don't grow (growth is a helpful factor in children), the teeth move more slowly in the first few months and some older patients have gums and teeth that are in poor condition. These differences impose certain limitations but successful treatment is nevertheless possible in the great majority of cases.

When planning treatment, we recognise that adult orthodontic patients are all different with varying needs and priorities. The aims of treatment are then established by mutual agreement.
The majority of adult patients wear upper and lower ceramic fixed braces followed by fixed retainers on a permanent basis after completion of treatment.
The invisible lingual braces bonded to the tongue side of the teeth are suitable for a number of adult patients. More information is presented on the invisible braces page.
In our experience, adult patients are highly motivated, take great interest in the progress of treatment and are a joy to treat.


Before & After Gallery


Beautiful teeth from Reigate Orthodontics
May I take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Robert for making my teeth look beautiful and straight for my wedding. Robert was friendly and explained everything to me really well. I'm delighted with the results. I received a 1st class attention from when I contacted your orthodontist and through all the treatment. A big thank you also to all the staff you were always pleasant, friendly, welcoming and made me feel so relaxed. Claire Padmore
Lucy did an amazing job on my teeth as a teenager and then later, despite my numerous attempts to ruin them, she has managed to bring them back to their former glory. James
"What a remarkable job you have done, I am happier than ever and smiling permanently due to your practice" Mr Pitters
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Lucy for seeing me at such short notice yesterday to fix my retainer. She is always so lovely (as are all the staff) and I really enjoy all my visits there - I am really pleased with the improvement in my smile and am only sad that I generally now no longer need to visit regularly!! Linda W, June 2019