Discreet orthodontics for straightening adults’ teeth

Modern orthodontics has a lot more to offer than just fixed metal braces. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a number of discreet orthodontic treatments designed to straighten adults’ teeth with the minimum of fuss and a high degree of subtlety.

modern-orthodonticsOur Harley Street clinic also offers private orthodontic treatment to children and teenagers – including those who do not qualify for NHS orthodontics but would still benefit from teeth straightening treatment, and those who want to avoid lengthy waiting lists during which time their condition can get worse.

There are three specialist orthodontists at Harley Street Dental Clinic: Dr Emma Lang, and Dr Sarah Neale. If you are nervous or phobic of dental treatment, Dr Neale is very experienced in treating nervous patients, practising virtually pain-free dentistry.

The perfect time for orthodontics

The ideal time to start orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient. It is generally recommended that children have an initial orthodontic consultation between the ages of seven and nine, which means that the early warning signs of any potential problems can be spotted quickly and treated promptly, often making treatment simpler and less invasive.

An increasing number of adults are also turning to orthodontics later in life, and Harley Street Dental Clinic is always keen to emphasise the benefits of such treatment at any age. Because we know that the thought of wearing an obvious fixed metal appliance can be a barrier to treatment for many adults, we offer subtler treatments with both discreet fixed braces and clear, removable aligners.

When you come into our Harley Street clinic for an orthodontics consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical examination to determine which treatment will best suit your individual needs.

Depending on your clinical situation, your Harley Street orthodontist may recommend:

Lingual braces

These metal braces can correct a wide range of issues without anybody noticing them, because they are affixed to the rear surfaces of your teeth.

Porcelain braces

Porcelain braces have clear and tooth-coloured components, meaning they will blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.


This system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth.