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Straightening Teeth, Tooth and Dental Brace services in South Shields, Boldon, Seaburn, Sunderland, Fulwell, Peterlee

Straightening Teeth | Braces

Teeth/Tooth Straightening has changed dramatically over the past decade and there are now many new exciting treatment options that can be used to straighten teeth. These range from invisible braces to cosmetic ceramic braces and of course conventional metal braces. Our dentists will advise you on the best type of orthodontic treatment for optimal results to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Invisble Braces


What is Invisalign treatment?

  • Invisalign treatment allows you to transform your smile discreetly and comfortably with virtually-invisible, removable braces.
  • Invisalign aligners are completely transparent and custom made to gradually straighten your teeth without using any metal wires or brackets. Your aligners can discreetly correct several different orthodontic issues to give you a balanced, even smile in as little as three months.
  • aligners look like clear, flexible retainers and are removable, so you can take them out when eating or brushing your teeth.
  • If you're considering braces to straighten your teeth, contact the practice for more information.

Cosmetic Braces

Aesthetic braces are a form of fixed brace that is bonded onto the front of the teeth. They are made from ceramic tooth coloured materials and can blend in with your natural teeth and so appear less noticeable than conventional metal braces. A variety of different ceramic braces are available to suit individual treatment needs and budgets.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces can precisely control the position of individual teeth. Your new smile is created using metal brackets and wires and treatment time can last between six months and two years. The individual components of the braces are attached to the outside of the teeth using a quick and stress-free technique. The wires are then attached to the braces using small elastics that are available in just about any colour you could want!

Removeable Braces

Removable braces may be used to correct a number of orthodontic problems. They are not stuck to the teeth and so can be removed for cleaning or when playing contact sports. These braces may be used either on their own or in conjunction with fixed braces. When used with fixed braces for complex cases, they can produce results that would otherwise be very difficult to achieve with fixed braces alone.


Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your mouth; it's about improving the harmony of your teeth and jaws. Once you can bite together correctly, you can eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily - and your smile will benefit immensly too!

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the growth and development of the teeth and jaws. It also deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Crooked or overcrowded teeth can cause a variety of problems, including tooth decay, gum disease and damage to jaw joints. An attractive smile and improved self-image is just one of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Children's Orthodontics

Fortunately for the majority of children, the teeth develop normally. As the child grows and their face and jaws develop, ‘baby' teeth become loose and are eventually replaced by a set of adult teeth. Any disruption in the normal course of events may be a signal to investigate further. Here at St. Michaels Dental Practice we can refer you to a specialist Orthodontist who is an expert in diagnosing and managing problems relating to the developing teeth and jaws and although most orthodontic problems are best treated with traditional braces, some problems need to be treated as soon as they are noticed, no matter how young a child is..

When is the right time for braces?

Patients with orthodontic problems can benefit from treatment at almost any age and it is important to realise that there is no age limit! Here at St. Michaels Dental Practice with modern techniques and virtually invisible braces an increasing number of adults are looking to orthodontic treatment to correct their teeth and improve their smiles.