Below the surface: cosmetic braces in Colchester

Many high street dentists now offer braces in Colchester for cosmetic adjustments, including us here at Hello Dental. When we say cosmetic, we mean that the patient’s health isn’t at risk without the treatment. But perhaps this gives the wrong impression. It doesn’t mean that it’s superficial, far from it.

Braces in ColchesterFirst, there’s the oral health benefits: straighter teeth are healthier. It’s much easier to get a brush and floss into the regular gaps between straight teeth, than the oddly spaced nooks and crannies of misaligned ones. There are also fewer of these odd little hiding places for decay-causing plaque and bacteria to make a home in. So, while there may be no direct health issues caused by wonky teeth, over time, tooth decay and gum disease are more likely, as is tooth loss and the need for an expensive restoration sometime in the future.

Then there’s the enormous psychological benefits. Some people are blessed with a high level of self-confidence, and even if they have got a wonky smile, or less than perfect skin, they don’t care, they embrace themselves, smile and carry on living life to the full. However, not everyone feels this way. For some, little things go a long way, and adjusting those crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth could give a huge boost to their self-esteem.

There’s even a social benefit. If you feel happier in yourself, and confident in your smile, you are more likely to share it with others. The more you smile a genuine smile, the more others will see you as friendly and trustworthy. This can open up whole worlds of possibility.

At Hello Dental we offer two types of cosmetic braces in Colchester: Fastbraces and ClearCorrect. There are many different brands of cosmetic braces and we thought long and hard about which ones we were going to work with.

We went for Fastbraces because, as the name suggests, they work quickly. Results can be seen in just 120 days, though treatment may take up to 12 months, depending on your condition. It’s also the only braces system that guarantees a straight smile for life.

We love ClearCorrect because it’s invisible and removable, making it ideal for our adult patients.

Make life easier with braces in Colchester

Going through life with wonky teeth can be a challenge for many people. Covering up your mouth when you smile, supressing a laugh, or generally feeling self-conscious when talking to others can put a real dampener on your day. So much of our lives depend on how we relate to others: from connections with family, friends and work colleagues, to saying hi to the bus driver, buying groceries in a shop, or making new friends. If you are always holding back a bit because of your teeth, you are missing out on so much.

Braces in ColchesterHuman interaction revolves around the smile. It’s our number one non-verbal communication tool, and a warm, genuine smile that includes the eyes creates a feeling of rapport with whoever we are speaking to. Human brains are hard-wired to look for signs of friendliness in others as part of our ancient survival mechanism. Crinkled-up eyes and the sight of pearly whites do the job, and instinctively, without even knowing why, the person you are in conversation with will feel you are trustworthy and open up to you. What kind of doors could this open in your personal and professional life?

Perhaps you aren’t even aware anymore that you don’t smile your full smile or laugh as outrageously as you really want to. Managing a less-than-perfect set of teeth can sadly become second nature after a while. And if all that feels like a challenge, then perhaps the reason you haven’t addressed it is the fear of an even bigger one: braces. Think about having a mouth full of metal for up to two years and the wonky teeth don’t seem that bad.

At Hello Dental, our braces in Colchester are quick, efficient and discreet. We know you’ve suffered enough with your teeth, and we don’t want to add to that with difficult braces in Colchester. That’s why we offer Fastbraces, which do their work in just 3-12 months, and ClearCorrect, transparent aligners that can’t be seen.

Don’t add braces in Colchester to your list of life challenges: find out today how we can help you to a healthier and happier smile.

How good are braces in Colchester?

Braces in Colchester are great. There are a number of different brace options to choose from. Each have different positive points that can fit with your lifestyle. Perhaps you’d like a removable, invisible brace? This we can do with ClearCorrect. Or a fixed brace? Try Fastbraces, the quick-acting braces in Colchester.

Are you someone who hides your smile because you don’t like the way it looks? Here at Hello Dental, we can help you to have a straighter, healthier, bigger smile. You won’t be able to help but flash your new smile at each person you meet.

Braces in ColchesterWhy are braces needed?

If you hate the way your teeth look because they are wonky, crowded, or gappy, we can help you to fix your smile with braces in Colchester. Braces exist to straighten your teeth. Aside from straightening your teeth, they can also help to make your teeth healthier. How? Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to experience decay and gum disease. If your crooked teeth clash together in an awkward way, using braces in Colchester to straighten them can also help to prevent erosion.

How do braces work?

Braces use pressure to push or pull your teeth into correct alignment. They can take anywhere from a few weeks to a number of months to straighten your teeth. Treatment time depends on which braces you choose and how much your teeth need to be moved. Traditional style braces tend to be uncomfortable and obvious in your mouth. Modern types are discreet and more comfortable.

Investing in teeth straightening for your future

Aside from the obvious benefits of improving the health and lifespan of your teeth, having a great smile can positively enhance your life and interactions with people around you such as family, friends or work colleagues. We hope that by straightening your teeth, we’re helping you to improve your confidence and experiences in life.

Types of braces in Colchester


Specially shaped, comfortable braces with wires and brackets. These are fast-acting. Treatment times are usually one year or less.


ClearCorrect uses clear plastic, removable aligners. They are almost invisible. Average treatment times are 9-18 months.

Clear braces for bigger smiles

There are so many people out there living with teeth they don’t like the appearance of. Why? Because wearing obtrusive metal braces isn’t something they want to do. If you have crowded or crooked teeth you don’t like, there is another solution. ClearCorrect braces in Colchester. They are removable and almost invisible. Yes, you can have your teeth straightened without anyone knowing.

Braces in ColchesterClearCorrect is a tried and tested tooth straightening system that is helping our patients here at Hello Dental to have beautiful smiles. We are proud to be able to offer you this option as a professional tooth straightening treatment. To find out if ClearCorrect braces in Colchester will work or you all you need to do is give us a call and book a consultation appointment.

Let’s talk about ClearCorrect

Let’s clear one thing up before we get into the details. ClearCorrect braces in Colchester are not for everyone. They are not the right choice for people who have severe bite issues. For these cases, fixed traditional braces are more likely to be the right choice. However, the majority of tooth alignment issues are quite simple. Cases of overcrowding, gappy teeth or twisted teeth are more often than not perfect cases for ClearCorrect braces.

So how does ClearCorrect work?

ClearCorrect works by applying pressure to your teeth with clear aligners. These aligners are made of a lightweight, medical grade, transparent plastic. They are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and designed with your comfort in mind. They do not have uncomfortable parts that can stick out into your gums or cheeks. To wear your clear aligners, you push them over your teeth, to take them out just pull them off. You’ll need to wear the ClearCorrect aligners for around 22 hours per day to get the results you’re looking for. You take them out for eating so you’ll be able to eat any food you like during your treatment, unlike traditional braces that can restrict your diet.

Want to try ClearCorrect braces in Colchester?

Yes, it’s possible to get the smile of your dreams with invisible braces in Colchester. Book an appointment today to see how we can help you here at Hello Dental.

Easy choices for braces in Colchester

If you are starting to investigate the possibility of getting your teeth straightened with braces in Colchester with a quick online search, you may already be feeling overwhelmed by the choice of devices out there.

Braces in ColchesterGone are the days when braces simply meant large square brackets, thick wires, and big elastic bands all cemented onto your teeth so that all anyone could see was train tracks where pearly whites should be. No, now there’s metal braces, clear braces, hidden braces, braces that come out, braces that stay put. Where do you even start? Try starting by coming down to see us at Hello Dental, where we have done the initial shortlisting for you.

At Hello Dental, when we choose what to offer our patients, we base our choices on the best results for the best value for money. That’s why we offer a choice between Fastbraces and Smilelign. Both are advanced systems and give you the opportunity to get your teeth straightened in as little as 3 months.


This is the only system in the world that guarantees straight teeth for life, and in only 3-12 months. Fastbraces are fast because their unique brackets, which are triangular instead of square, allow the root to move at the same time as the crown. With square brackets, you have to move first one and then the other.


These braces in Colchester are not really braces at all. Instead they look like very thin plastic mouth guards. They go over the entire arch of teeth like a mouth guard. The difference is that inside each aligner is a series of carefully placed pressure points that press on the teeth to move them. You receive a series of aligners and wear one after the other. You will know when to change because the feeling of pressure will have worn off.

Smilelign has two big selling points. Firstly, once the aligners are in place they are very hard to spot, so people don’t have to worry about being stared at. Secondly, they are removable for eating and cleaning, which means a lot less hassle after meals.

Straighter teeth last longer with braces in Colchester

Humming and haa-ing about whether or not to get braces in Colchester? Wondering if you can justify the expense and whether you are just being super vain and shallow to want lovely straight teeth? Well, yes you can and no, you are not.

Braces don’t only make teeth look good, they help them last longer by making them easier to keep clean. When teeth are straight, there are far fewer places for plaque to build up and food debris to collect. Ideally, you want to hang onto your own teeth for as long as possible, and having braces can help you do this.

Braces in ColchesterThe cost of braces in Colchester

If you are an adult with mild to moderate misalignments with your teeth, getting them straightened with braces in Colchester from us at Hello Dental need not cost the Earth. Here at Hello Dental, we offer great ways to get your teeth fixed, and great ways to pay for it too.

Getting braces in Colchester starts with a free consultation to find out whether or not you need braces. We then move on to a making a full report on what you need doing and how much we think it is going to cost. That costs £95.

The actual braces treatment from us starts at only £1,100 for fixed braces, and from £1,400 per arch for clear braces. There is also an additional £190 fee for computer planning and visualisation for the clear braces.

Does that sound like a lot of money to pay out all in one go? If it sounds beyond your capacity, you might be able to pay in instalments with 0% finance, but you need to be on one of our membership plans to access this deal.

If that all sounds as clear as mud, don’t give up on your dream of braces in Colchester. Come and have a free chat with our treatment co-ordinator, who can help you go through the options. And don’t forget about the free braces consultation. There’s a lot to explore without spending any money. Afterwards you will feel much more able to make a sensible decision.

Looking good on the way to looking even better

One of the things that puts a lot of people off getting their teeth straightened with braces in Colchester is the idea of having unsightly metal brackets and wires on their teeth for a long period of time. Metal braces are forever associated with being that nerdy, spotty adolescent, the one that no one takes seriously in the movies. That’s not a good look for adults in positions of responsibility. Many would rather have wonky teeth, and so they never even explore the idea of braces in Colchester.

Braces in ColchesterAnd that’s a shame because here at Hello Dental, we have a great way around the problem of unattractive devices. It’s called ClearCorrect, and it’s so discreet that only your closest friends and family will even know you are wearing a device to get your teeth straightened. To everyone else, you will just look like you, but with teeth that are gradually becoming straighter, seemingly by magic.

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect clear aligners look a bit like the mouth guards that people wear over their teeth during sports or at night to stop grinding, except that they are transparent and very thin so that they are as good as unnoticeable once they are in place. Instead of one device that is continually adjusted to bring the teeth into alignment, ClearCorrect uses a series of aligners, each with incrementally different pressure points built into them to press the teeth into straightening up.

Are they right for me?

Come and have a free consultation at Hello Dental to find out if this way of doing braces in Colchester will work for you. If your case is suitable, we will take x-rays, photos, digital scans and impressions and send them off to the ClearCorrect headquarters in Texas, USA, where your aligners will be made.

Then what?

You wear each set of aligners for at least 22 hours a day, taking them out only for eating and cleaning. When the pressure wears off, you put in the next in the series, and so on, until your have lovely straight teeth. You will need to wear a retainer for sometime afterwards while your teeth settle into their new positions.

Straight teeth for life

If you are going to invest a lot of money in getting your teeth straightened, you want them to stay that way, don’t you? And yet, many people spend so much on braces in Colchester, get the lovely straight smile they’ve been dreaming of, only to find, a few years later, that one or two teeth have started ‘un-aligning’ themselves. Surely, there must be a system of braces in Colchester that can guarantee straight teeth for life?

Braces in ColchesterWell, there is, when you choose Fastbraces from the team at Hello Dental. Fastbraces is the only brand of braces that offers a lifetime guarantee of straight teeth. That’s quite an amazing promise. Could Fastbraces be the treatment for you?

Free consultation

Here at Hello Dental, we can help you find out if Fastbraces is the right system for you, when you come in for a free consultation with our braces dentist, Dr Neel Sanghavi, our practice principal and proud Fastbraces provider.

What’s so great about Fastbraces?

As well as offering a guarantee of straight teeth for life, Fastbraces can also achieve alignment in only 3-12 months, without compromising on the outcome.

No one likes to have braces on their teeth, so knowing that they will be there for as short a time as possible is a real plus. That means less time with complicated cleaning routines and certain foods being off the menu, less time feeling self-conscious.

How do Fastbraces work?

Fastbraces achieve this speed of treatment with some great new technology that uses triangular brackets instead of square ones. The triangular shape allows the root of the tooth to move at the same time as the crown. Square brackets rely on moving first the crown and then the root, which takes a lot longer.

Can Fastbraces treat every misalignment?

The best way to find out if this brand of braces in Colchester is right for you is to come in for a free consultation. They might not be suitable for more severe issues.

What about paying?

Prices start at £1800 or £167 a month and interest-free credit is available, depending on your circumstances.

Boost your confidence with cosmetic braces in Colchester

The benefits of teeth straightening are wide-ranging and these days adults are keener to get the treatment they did not receive as children. Braces are more than mere aesthetics. Patients with straighter teeth can have a balanced oral hygiene routine and they are less likely to develop jaw problems.

Braces in ColchesterAt Hello Dental, braces in Colchester enable us to improve the quality of life of our clients. With a straighter, healthier smile, it is natural that you will feel happier and full of confidence. Our discreet range of braces will make you want to smile even when you are in treatment. We are proud to offer the latest techniques in alignment technology including Fastbraces and ClearCorrect.


Fastbraces were developed as an alternative to regular braces. Whereas regular braces move the teeth into their right position in two stages – first by moving the crowns and then the roots – Fastbraces move the roots of the teeth from the beginning of the treatment. This is possible due to their unique design. They are made of triangular brackets and specially-shaped square wires. This combination is important in realigning the roots and the crowns of the teeth at the same time.


With ClearCorrect our experienced braces in Colchester, our experienced dentists will help your teeth move into their correct position by using a series of clear, detachable aligners. Each aligner is customised to fit snugly over your teeth, helping them get into alignment over a specific period of time, which is designated by your dentist. ClearCorrect aligners can be removed during the day whether you wish to brush or floss your teeth and you can also take them out in order to enjoy your meals.

Book your consultation appointment

The first step to a great, symmetrical smile is a one-to-one consultation with our friendly team. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and determine whether you are a good candidate for Fastbraces or ClearCorrect. If you have ever considered metal braces in Colchester but have been put off by the treatment time and by the cost, then our alternative teeth straightening options may be the right solution for you.

You don’t have to be a teenager… have braces in Colchester. You can get your teeth straightened at any age at Hello Dental.

Teeth straightening is always possible, even if you are 90. Your teeth are moved in response to sustained pressure on them. All it takes is for them to be either pulled or pushed for 72 hours for the moving process to kick into action. Here’s how braces in Colchester get your teeth to move:

Braces-in-ColchesterThe pressure is applied, either with our Fastbraces, which pull the teeth into alignment, or with our Smilelign, which pushes them. Once the pressure has been going for 72 hours the jawbone starts to respond to relieve it.

The bone in the jaw starts to dissolve in front of the direction of pressure to make a space for the tooth to move into. Simultaneously, the bone in the jaw behind the direction of pressure starts to build up, thus making sure that at no time the tooth becomes loose in its socket. As long as the pressure is sustained, the bone in the jaw will respond to it by dissolving and rebuilding, and thus the tooth is moved, one tiny fraction of millimetre at a time.

How braces in Colchester keep up the pressure

If you have braces in Colchester with Fastbraces, elbow shaped brackets will move the root of the tooth at the same time as the crown, instead of square brackets with traditional braces, which move the crown first and then the root. This means that straightening can be done in a year.

Smilelign works differently, using mouth guard style aligners. They go over the teeth and have pressure points that press on the teeth to move them. The pressure is sustained by swapping one aligner for the next in the series every week or two. The great thing about Smilelign clear aligners is that they are more or less impossible to see, unless you are really looking, and they also come out for eating and drinking, which many people find very convenient.

Why not come in for a consultation and find out how braces in Colchester can work for your alignment issues?