Braces

We specialise in a variety of braces for both adults and children.
Masters Orthodontics provides metal, clear, self-ligating, and lingual braces.

Why We Love Braces

The reason we love braces here at Masters Orthodontics is that they are a simple and effective way of improving any smile.  If you’re looking to change something really important then we are the practice for you.

Modern orthodontics needs two elements for success.  The first is technologically advanced braces systems and the second is a uniquely skilled orthodontist.  One without the other will not get you the results you need.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to giving our patients both.

Braces are a simple way to improve your smile so you can feel more confident and start living a happier, healthier life.

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Introduction To Braces

Today, there are numerous orthodontic products and techniques. Fixed orthodontic appliances, commonly called “braces”, are still considered to be the reference and remain the most efficient and versatile corrective orthodontic appliances. They can be used to treat practically any type of malocclusion from the simplest of cases to the most complex ones.

There are however certain products offering aesthetic and performance advantages over others. The products and techniques we use have been chosen for these reasons. Continue reading to discover the different types of braces we offer.

You will have the option of choosing clear or metal braces. Our orthodontist uses modern, state of the art braces with small, rounded dimensions to make them more comfortable, inconspicuous, and easier to clean.

Our solutions can be tailored for both adults and children.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces, also known as “train tracks” are still the most popular option when it comes to braces. That’s because they are the quickest and most cost-effective orthodontic treatment available.

Metal braces are now much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past. Patients of all ages can opt for metal braces because they are efficient and reliable.

This conventional treatment option is comprised of braces (small squares) bonded to the front surface of your teeth, which are connected with very thin metal wires which apply gentle pressure to your teeth to help guide them into a more favourable and straight position.  The wires are held in position with either metal or elastic ties. Elastic ties come in a variety of colours and therefore very popular with younger patients!

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Self Ligating Metal Braces

Self Ligating appliances are an innovative clinical technology that revolutionises orthodontic treatment by making it more efficient and more comfortable than ever before.

This type of brace has a modern locking mechanism that eliminates the need to link the wire to the brackets with the ligatures (the typical rubber bands one sees). By not incorporating these ligatures, there is less discomfort compared to conventional brackets and thanks to the low friction applied, teeth level faster with the less force.

We use Forestadent Bioquick Self Ligating braces. Studies have shown that using the new “self-ligating” technology and treatment protocols reduce patient discomfort, require fewer adjustment appointments during treatment, and allow to complete the majority of treatments 4 to 6 months faster than with conventional orthodontic techniques.

Transparent Braces

Clear braces developed as an alternative to the cosmetic demands of adult patients. They are just as effective as conventional metal braces but tend to be somewhat more expensive due to the material of which they are made.

Many people prefer transparent braces because they blend with the natural colour of the teeth. They are made of sapphire or ceramic, and for that reason, they are less traumatic for your cheeks and lips.

At Masters Orthodontics we use the innovative Inspire Ice Clear braces. They are the best quality braces on the market. They are made of a sapphire crystalline material.

Not only are they discrete, but they are also practically invisible. Some aesthetic braces are white or a colour very similar to the colour of your enamel. We all have different shades and tones of enamel so sometimes other clear bracket alternatives struggle to blend satisfactorily to one’s true colour.

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Self-Ligating Clear Braces

Cosmetic self-ligating braces offer aesthetics in combination with the advantages of self-ligating braces.

We use Forestadent Quickclear braces made of a translucent ceramic which makes them discreet yet extremely effective. They blend in seamlessly with your teeth making them practically Invisible. They allow for better dental Hygiene as they do not require any elastic, rubber, or metal ties.

As your teeth straighten with time, your metal wire will need to be changed periodically. The use of sliding clips can make the task of changing the wire much easier and hence allowing shorter appointments.

Why Choose Braces?

Highly Resistant: Conventional brackets, being made of metal, are difficult to break. As for ceramic aesthetic brackets, we choose the most resistant brackets on the market whose quality effectively decreases the risk of breakages.

Increased Effectiveness: Braces have proven their effectiveness over time. We can achieve precise, controlled, and predictable movements.

Most Affordable:
The price of conventional metal brackets is significantly less than the other types of orthodontic treatments available.

Variety Of Options: You can choose metal or transparent braces depending on your needs and budget.

Disadvantages of braces? The main disadvantage of metal braces is the typical “metal mouth” appearance, but this can be eliminated with the use of clear braces.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The price of braces varies greatly depending on one’s needs and the severity of the underlying problem. It also depends on whether you require treatment on both jaws or just one.

Conventional metal braces (£3000/£4600 for single or double arch respectively)

Self-ligating metal braces £4600 for both arches

Clear conventional braces (£3500/£4800 for single or double arch respectively)

Clear Self ligating braces (£4800 for both arches)

For many years people thought that braces were only for kids. Fortunately, things have changed in the past decade or so and we tend to see a lot more adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Braces have become smaller and more aesthetic which are of key importance to adults. There is no age limit to have braces!

The only true invisible braces are Lingual braces (on the back of one’s teeth). We have some less obvious clear braces when compared to the traditional metal ones. These tend to be made of porcelain, sapphire, or ceramic material. They are still visible but tend to have a more transparent look to them. Clear aligners are also less obvious but still visible, unlike lingual braces.

This depends mainly on the severity of the initial problem. No two cases are the same and everyone is different. It will take much longer to correct a very severe problem that requires extractions than a simple alignment of one central incisor for example. On average, for comprehensive orthodontics, treatment takes between 18-24 months. For simple cosmetic alignment cases, 6-12 months.

All orthodontic appliances have advantages and disadvantages and no one appliance is better than another. Conventional metal braces are still possibly the best value for money when it comes to orthodontic treatment. They are extremely effective. They work very differently compared to Invisalign and as such, it is very difficult to say which is better as this will ultimately depend on the patient’s specific needs.

Braces are very safe if a good level of oral hygiene is maintained throughout orthodontic treatment. Problems tend to arise, mainly decalcification around the brace when patients do not brush their teeth as instructed. Unfortunately, this can lead to irreversible enamel damage.

During the initial few days after you fit your brace or adjust them, you might feel a little pressure on your teeth. This is normal and expected and it is a sign your teeth are moving due to the pressure exerted by the wires. This pressure gradually eases off until you have them adjusted again at your next visit.

All our patients will be given retainers, be it with fixed braces or Invisalign. Retainers help maintain teeth in their new position and prevent them from relapsing over time. We want you to keep your beautiful smile forever!

We tend to see you every 6 to 8 weeks for reviews and any necessary adjustments.

Overbite is how much your upper teeth cover your lower teeth. Depending on the severity of the overbite, braces can improve it drastically if the problem is not skeletal in nature. Severe overbites might only be corrected surgically. Only after a thorough assessment will we be able to determine the degree of complexity of your overbite.

Almost all cases can now be treated with Braces. We will be able to give you a much more thorough diagnosis and treatment plan after an initial consultation and ascertain whether or not you are a candidate for braces.

The braces we use are very small with low profiles. They are bonded to the outside of your teeth so there is little if no possibility of them affecting the way you talk. Most orthodontic appliances, however, will need an initial period of adaptation but after a few days you get used to them but your speech should not be an issue.

A specialist Orthodontist is also a dentist but a general dentist is not an orthodontist. It is not illegal for a general dentist to carry out orthodontic treatment but unfortunately, they do not have the same training or level of expertise as a Specialist. Specialist Orthodontists train for an extra 3 years (fulltime) to be able to diagnose, treatment plan and carry out treatment to a very high standard. Having said that, some general dentists are more than capable of treating mild, simple alignment cases. Ultimately, if you have a heart condition, would you rather see a cardiologist or your GP?

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Received treatment for braces and was a good service. staff were polite, no hassle and a good overall experience. Happy with the straight teeth aswell.
MC-Royles
MC-Royles
I couldn't have asked for a better dentist doing my braces. Lawrence is an excellent orthodontist - always providing the best service. I travel from Manchester to see him and I would highly recommend him. Grateful for... everything he has done for me. Thank you again Laurence.read more
Zainab
Zainab
Laurence and his team, looked after my daughter for eighteen months and throughout this time provided exemplary care. We are forever grateful for the fantastic treatment we received.
Kev E.
Kev E.
My daughter has achieved fantastic results after having a brace fitted by Laurence. He is incredibly skilled and provided the best service start to finish. Thanks a lot for giving her the perfect smile!
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I had an incredible experience with Masters Orthodontics and i could not be more pleased that I came across Laurence and co. After 4 years of braces when I was younger (reversed thanks to a broken retainer during covid... and the inability to make an appointment), a 5 hour jaw surgery (which reversed itself within 12 months post op) and many years of insecurity, I was almost at the point of giving up on the thought of ever having a smile I could be proud of. I had approached several orthodontists who refused to assist me with straightening my teeth as they insisted that adequate results would not be possible without further surgery (which I was not willing to put myself through again due to the gruelling recovery process). I was almost at the point of giving up when I sent an email to masters orthodontics explaining my situation. Laurence kindly agreed to see me for a free consultation. Right from the off, I felt in safe hands. Laurence (Dr Masters) explained to me thoroughly that ‘perfect’ results would not be possible without surgery and the treatment he was performing (traditional braces) was going to straighten my teeth only and would not correct my overbite (which could only be rectified through surgery). Once I confirmed that I fully understood the limitations of the treatment, the braces were applied and only 8 months later I am writing this review with a very toothy grin. Dr Masters is truly an expert in his field and also just a reassuring and empathetic character. Although the scope of my treatment was limited, what has been achieved has far exceeded my expectations and I feel so much more comfortable in myself.read more
Jemma B.
Jemma B.
I should have had braces as a child and wondered whether I was too old to start now. From start to finish Laurence was completely brilliant, took great care of me, explained everything thoroughly as we went along and I... couldn't be happier with the results. For anyone unhappy with their crooked teeth, I couldn't recommend Laurence any more!!read more
Darryl J.
Darryl J.
I am thrilled with my experience at Masters Orthodontists. My dentist referred me to Laurence who was able to identify my cross bite straight away. For years I’ve been passed around different dentists (both NHS and... private!) who were constantly telling me that I need to “get on with it” or that “bonding/veneers will cover it up”.Laurence provided me with a couple of options (one involving surgery, and the other less invasive option using an expander and braces). I decided to go ahead with the less invasive option and I can definitely say that I’m thrilled with my new smile.Thank you so much.read more
Sophie C.
Sophie C.
A truly talented, skilled and caring orthodontist. Laurence took me on as a patient with a long and complex history of issues. His whole approach is based on thorough scientific analysis and proper diagnosis. Before... starting treatment, he spent considerable time analysing my records, identifying the causes of my issues, and setting out the available options which, in my case, pointed towards requiring jaw surgery. He works with a team of equally high calibre and trusted practitioners (jaw surgeons), for complex interdisciplinary cases such as mine. I'm incredibly pleased with the end result and would encourage anyone seeking orthodontic treatment (simple or complex) to see Laurence. I am truly thankful for all his help.read more
Jason L
Jason L
Dr. Masters changed my life!Over 3 years ago I was seeking treatment for a cross bite, under bite, open bite and narrow palate. Having been rejected for treatment by the NHS and told to "live with it", I decided to... seek treatment privately with Dr Masters. 3 years of treatment later and I can confidently say that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made in terms of results and the large positive impact it's made on my life.In short, I like to smile now and no longer feel insecure about my smile or teeth. My bite feels more comfortable, and my tongue has more room due to the treatment and surgery creating more space in my mouth. These benefits are wonderful.It was clear since I was first referred to Laurence that he's an expert orthodontist who cares deeply about producing high quality work, listening to the patient's needs/desires and making well-considered decisions that will ultimately improve the patient's smile.I will be recommending Dr. Masters for any friends and family that are seeking orthodontic treatment as I know they'd be seeing the best of the best!Thanks Laurence and team!read more
Josh W.
Josh W.
This review has been a long time in the making!The start of my journey with Dr Laurence Masters was back in April 2021. I suffered with unsightly teeth deformity where all the top front teeth were out of alignment and... one specific tooth protruded right out at the forefront. As you can imagine I did not smile often because of this and had very little confidence and was overlooked by many as unattractive.During the consultation it was agreed that I would only need a brace on the top teeth to address the issue, whilst also unchanging my natural bite. Now, there were other options to straighten my bottom teeth. However, this one would have been more costly not only in finance but in time, surgery and recovery. Therefore, it was mutually agreed without any pressure to choose the best option for me at the time.I was offered a payment plan that suited my needs making it an affordable option. Half the treatment cost upfront followed by installed payments on the 6 weekly appointments to check progression and adjust braces.I choose the basic metal braces, the teeth were sensitive for a couple of days after initial placement and after each adjustment but it was manageable. I was astounded by how quickly my teeth responded to the braces. The whole treatment took 7 months!A nighttime retainer is required to be worn every night to keep those teeth in alignment. . I accidentally broke the first retainer while cleaning 6 months after completion of treatment and my initial panic email was addressed quickly and a new mould sent out.Dr Laurence and his team have been kind, empathetic and professional throughout my journey. When the braces first came off it was surreal , it looked like someone else’s teeth. It was very emotional. I cannot thank them enough!It may not seem like a great deal to most and may sound dramatic when I say this process has been life changing but it has in terms of the mental impact it has had on my life. My confidence to smile in photos, to smile at people and feel confident talking to people has significantly grown. I always receive compliments on how beautiful my teeth and smile are. This is all because of Dr Laurence and his team and I am truly grateful for them being brought into my life.Dr Laurence and the team are changing lives for the better!Forever grateful 🙏Claireread more
Claire B.
Claire B.
I had an Amazing experience with Dr. Masters.I always wanted braces as a child and regretted not having them done when I was younger. As a child they told me 4 of my healthy teeth would be removed and the place I... attended wasn’t a nice experience I didn’t end up going ahead with the procedure as a child.Getting into my late 20’s I started to get more self conscious about my smile, started to hide the way I was smiling in photographs and in front of other people.After doing some research with a family member at the end of covid I stumbled over Dr. Masters at masters orthodontics. I did an online consultation and quickly felt at ease that something could be done with my over crowding.He created more room in my teeth which meant I didn’t have to loose any teeth.Since Iv had my braces off now and iv had so many compliments.Lovely clean practice, highly professional and great experience.I will recommended Dr. Masters to everybody.Great experience, thank you again.5 star 🌟read more
Shan Cath x
Shan Cath x
I had been so unhappy with my smile since I was a teenager but Dr Masters has transformed it for the better! He is a genuinely lovely person and made me feel so at ease as I was very anxious about finally getting fixed... braces at the age of 36! He is professional, yet friendly and discussed everything at each appointment. He always listened to my concerns and answered all of my many questions! It was a complex case but the difference he has made is remarkable. I am absolutely delighted with the end result. Thank you Laurence, you are magic!read more
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
Laurence provided excellent treatment for me, even through challenging times during COVID. He's always helpful when explaining exactly what is happening and provided brilliant results. Couldn't recommend more. Thanks!
Darren B.
Darren B.
Dr Lawrance is amazing ! Made my smile perfect. Definitely recommend for people that would like their braces done ☺️
Karina B
Karina B
Throughout my adult life, I have seriously regretted not getting my teeth braced as a kid, and as I got into my late twenties and early thirties, I became so self-conscious of my smile. I’d find myself doing silly... things like trying my best not to smile during conversations and when I meet new people. I was just embarrassed.Finally I decided to get my teeth sorted, but I was nervous about the whole thing. I spoke to a whole bunch of specialists in this area before I finally met Laurence, and he was the only person who I had met who truly understood my concerns and made me feel at ease. I was sold on him and his team immediately and it might have been one of the best decisions I have ever made.Laurence braced my teeth and gave me advice on getting my teeth slightly widened with dental bonding and some whitening for the perfect smile.I have just had my engagement party, and people who I hadn’t seen for a while were telling how great my teeth were and how much of a difference it has made. I can’t even believe the transformation when I look at the photos. I wish I could add a photo to this review but Google won't let me!Finding the right person who is so knowledgeable, and who deals with an area which is the source of your insecurities is a difficult job. If you are like me, self conscious of smiling and feel like you can’t be yourself, I highly recommend Laurence and his team (even just for a chat), you won’t regret it. My only regret is I didn’t find him sooner.Thank you, Laurence + team, I feel proud to smile now.-Robread more
Rob L.
Rob L.
Growing up my teeth were terrible and I was very self conscious about them, I never had braces as a child so it went through my teens and early adulthood, I met Laurence about 3 years ago and it was probably one of the... best decisions I ever made, it was a lot of money but I wouldn't change a thing. Laurence is great, very patient and understanding especially because I wasn't the easiest to work with we had some problems opening my brackets. I would recommend him to anyone.read more
Josh D.
Josh D.
Great service. great results. Super friendly. Would recommend.
Hassan A.
Hassan A.
I am extremely happy and grateful for the care and treatment I received from Dr Masters and his team. His treatment for TMJ Disorder has been extremely effective and without his help and guidance I don’t know where I... would be today.Amazing doctor and even better person!! Thank you again so much.read more
Laura S.
Laura S.
Wonderful results! Laurence truly has magical powers, making my teeth go from bad to beautiful. Forever thankful.
Parmida R.
Parmida R.
Amazing Results! Laurence perfectly aligned my teeth and they couldn't be any straighter. I also know he is always there if a have any problems with my braces. Absolutely brilliant results and would highly recommend to... anyone!read more
Nathanael M.
Nathanael M.
Couldn't have asked for a better experience with braces!!! Always felt nervous going to my previous orthodontics and dentist, but Lawrence is very accommodating and made me feel at ease, can't fault him!
Louise G.
Louise G.
We are extremely grateful to Dr. Laurence Masters at “Masters orthodontics” in Chester who managed to fix our son’s orthodontic issues just in a year time. We were lucky to find him as at the age of 9 (our son’s age)... there is no orthodontic treatment offered by NHS and for many cases it is better the treatment to start as early as possible. Dr. Masters was extremely professional and kind in all our visits and we would highly recommend his services to anyone in need!Darinaread more
Darina D.
Darina D.
Our daughter actually loves going to the orthodontist now! Laurence is a delight and makes even the most nervous person feel at ease. His work is outstanding and our daughter has a Colgate smile! The transformation is... unbelievable. Would highly recommend him to anyone.read more
Rsavoy 9.
Rsavoy 9.
Before having braces treatment, I decided to do some research on orthodontics, and this is how I found dr Laurence Masters. As a specialist, he came highly recommended, and all his patients were delighted with his... services. I went for a consultation, and was indeed impressed! He is very friendly, smart and a master ( maybe this is where his name comes from?) when it comes to braces, teeth and co. I am so happy with the outcome, his experience and expertise delivered lovely results!!Thank you for my new healthy and beautiful smile!read more
Diana T
Diana T
Excellent, turned my wife into a stunner!!!!!! Lol. Of course she was pretty good looking to start with. Anyway jokes aside, the in depth understanding the how the teeth and jaw work together was a revelation and the... results were to. Would strongly recommend.read more
James W.
James W.
Had Invisalign treatment (top and bottom teeth) with Dr Masters from Feb '19 to March '20. Great professional and friendly service, options thoroughly explored and explained which was required as I had a tricky... situation with a remaining baby tooth to work around. Very pleased with the results, everything went smoothly in line with predicted time frames. Highly recommend Dr Masters to anybody else considering teeth straightening procedures.read more
Michael B.
Michael B.
I was very impressed with Dr Masters' approach, he took his time to explain the different treatment options for my particular dental problem. I have been suffering with jaw pain for several years and in 45 minutes Dr... Masters managed to explain to me what no one had been able to do for 20 years. I am very happy with the treatment and I no longer suffer from headaches and jaw pain. I highly recommend him.read more
John S.
John S.
I was recommended to see Laurence for my orthodontics and it's so worth it!I travel all the way from Oldham to Chester every 6 weeks for my treatment and wouldn't change that for anything.He is very professional and... extremely knowledgeable in this field, yet treats you just like a family friend and is somebody who I would certainly recommend to see, whatever your concerns may be, he is the man!I'm half way through my treatment, currently have fixed braces on and there has been so many positive changes so far... I can't wait till it's all complete, thanks again Laurence!read more
Jay P.
Jay P.
I have recently started Invisalign treatment with Dr. Masters and so far I am really happy with it. Laurence is knowledgable, friendly and very professional. He takes the time to explain procedures and has a true... passion for his work.He offers the latest 3D technology instead of the horrible mold they usually take of your bite. He uses a camera that instantly projects your teeth on a screen - amazing technology and no discomfort.With English not being my native language, I was so happy that I could explain everything to him in my own language as he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English all fluently! I highly, highly recommend him!!read more
Diana C.
Diana C.
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