If you’ve always been embarrassed by the way your teeth look or they’re so misaligned that they’re starting to cause health issues, you will have no choice but to start considering getting braces. Braces are a good option for people who suffer from crowded teeth or have severely crooked teeth. They can not only improve the alignment of the teeth but transform the way your whole face looks. But you do have to know a thing or two about them and choose the right people to fit them for you. Here are some of the things you should know before you get braces.

Choosing the Right Orthodontist

You must choose the clinic with whom you’re going to work wisely. They will not only be fitting your braces but will probably be the people you want to see for follow-ups. So, you have to choose someone you’re comfortable with.

The easiest way to know if someone can be trusted is to simply give them a visit. Look for an orthodontics Enfield that has been established for many years and book an initial appointment. Go and look at the state of the clinic and how you’re received. 

But first, you should try to see if you can find the professional’s qualifications on their website and look up the orthodontist and members of their team on the General Dental Council website. You can then ask them about their specific experience and if they can show you images of the procedure you want to get done.

Your Budget

You will have to look at how much you can pay for your treatment. Most treatments will cost you at least £1200, so you will have to see how you’ll be able to pay. If you can pay cash, do so, but if you need something elaborate and don’t have the money, ask the clinic if they have financing options or whether you can pay in instalments.

The Different Types of Braces

You should also do your research on the different types of braces before you go and see an orthodontist. A good one will offer the best option for you, but it’s better to know them beforehand so you can know what to expect and be able to make an informed decision.

Metal braces and ceramic braces are what people usually think of when they think about braces. These are very intrusive and will require that you follow many dietary restrictions. They are, however, sometimes the only option for certain types of issues. 


Clear aligners are another option you could consider. They will align your teeth by forcing them to move in the proper direction. The orthodontist will take a mould of your teeth and create your aligners. They will have to be replaced as your teeth get into the desired position.

You also have lingual braces that will be installed behind the teeth. They work like a lot of traditional braces but will not be visible. They can be painful, however, and will also require that you avoid certain foods. They can also get very expensive. 

These are all important things that you’ll need to understand before you start looking at braces. Make sure you work with the right team by taking the time to quiz the orthodontist and verify everything that they say.