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Metal Braces in Moray

Achieve a straighter smile with our trusted orthodontic expertise and personalised treatment plans.

Transform Your Smile with Our Metal Braces: Straightening Teeth, Building Confidence.

Traditional metal braces is a popular choice for orthodontic treatment because it offers many benefits:

Effective Treatment: Metal braces are highly effective in straightening teeth and correcting various orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, and bite problems. They provide precise control over tooth movement, ensuring optimal results for patients of all ages.
Durability: Our metal braces are made from high-quality stainless steel, making them durable and long-lasting. They can withstand the forces needed to move teeth into their correct positions, ensuring stable and reliable treatment outcomes over time.
Affordability: Metal braces are more affordable than other orthodontic options, making them accessible to a wide range of patients. Their lower cost makes them a popular choice for individuals and families seeking effective orthodontic treatment without breaking the bank.
Versatility: Metal braces can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, from mild to severe cases. They offer versatility in addressing various dental problems, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive and customised treatment tailored to their specific needs.
Reliability: Metal braces have a proven track record of success in orthodontic treatment. They have been used for decades to straighten teeth and correct bite issues, providing reliable and predictable results for patients seeking a straighter, healthier smile.
Customisation: Metal braces can be customised with colourful bands and accessories, allowing patients to personalise their treatment experience. This customisation option adds a fun and creative element to wearing braces, making the orthodontic journey more enjoyable and engaging for younger patients.
Monitoring: Throughout the treatment process, patients with metal braces receive regular monitoring and adjustments from our orthodontist. These appointments ensure that the braces are effectively moving the teeth into their desired positions and allow for any necessary modifications to the treatment plan.
Visibility: While metal braces are noticeable, some patients appreciate their visibility as a sign of commitment to their orthodontic treatment journey. They may view metal braces as a badge of progress towards achieving their desired smile, embracing the transformational process with confidence and enthusiasm.
Metal Braces in Moray at Moray Orthodontics

Book an Initial Consultation for £60 with Our Family Offer

The initial consultation is an essential part of your orthodontic journey, allowing our orthodontist to tailor a treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. During the initial consultation at Moray Orthodontics, our orthodontist will assess your specific needs and determine the right option for you. For just £60, you and your family members can receive a comprehensive consultation together. Here’s what you can expect during this appointment:

1). Discussion of Goals

2). Medical and Dental History

3). Oral Examination

4). Imaging and Scans

5). Treatment Recommendations

6). Preview of Treatment Plan

7). Cost Estimate and Payment Options

8). Asking Questions about the Treatment

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Metal vs Clear Braces

Aspect Clear Braces Metal Braces
Appearance Less noticeable More noticeable
Material Ceramic or plastic Stainless steel
Visibility Blends with teeth More visible
Treatment Time Similar to metal braces Similar to clear braces
Cost Often more expensive Often less expensive
Durability More prone to staining Highly durable
Maintenance Requires careful cleaning Requires regular brushing
Adjustments May need more frequent Typically every 4-6 weeks
Discomfort Less bulky May cause slight discomfort
Suitability Suitable for mild-moderate Suitable for all cases
Customisation Limited colour options Wide range of colour options

Meet Our Orthodontic Team

Lisa Nich

Lisa Nicholas

Practice Manager GDC 227041

Sara AL

Sara AL-Jawoosh

Dentist GDC 276074


Alison Muir

Orthodontic Therapist GDC 142060


Charlotte Hay

Dental Nurse GDC 161689


Jenna Lambourne

Dental Nurse GDC 161689


Ruth Marshall

Dental Nurse GDC313156


Gail Murray

Dental Receptionist

Frequently Asked Questions

How do metal braces work?

Metal braces work by exerting constant pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them into alignment over time. The brackets are bonded to the teeth, and the wires are adjusted periodically to guide the teeth into their desired positions.

Are metal braces painful?

While metal braces may cause some discomfort initially and after adjustments, it is usually mild and temporary. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort. Your orthodontist can also provide tips for managing discomfort during treatment.

How long do I need to wear metal braces?

The duration of metal braces treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and your specific treatment goals. On average, treatment with metal braces can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months. Our orthodontist at Moray Orthodontics will provide a personalised treatment plan with an estimated timeline.

Can metal braces correct overbite?

Yes, metal braces can effectively correct overbites. Metal braces consist of metal brackets bonded to the teeth, connected by wires and elastic bands. They exert gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually guiding them into proper alignment. This process can effectively address overbites by gradually repositioning the teeth and jaw to achieve the desired bite alignment. Metal braces offer precise control over tooth movement and can accommodate even severe overbites, making them a reliable option for correcting this orthodontic issue. It’s essential to consult with our orthodontist to determine the most suitable treatment plan for addressing an overbite and achieving optimal results.

Do metal braces affect speech?

Metal braces may temporarily affect speech as your mouth adjusts to the presence of the brackets and wires. You may experience slight changes in pronunciation or speech patterns, but these typically improve as you become accustomed to wearing braces.

Can I eat normally with metal braces?

While you can eat most foods with metal braces, it’s important to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the brackets or wires. Cutting food into smaller pieces and avoiding certain foods can help prevent damage to your braces.

How do I clean metal braces?

Proper oral hygiene is essential when wearing metal braces to prevent plaque build-up and tooth decay. Brush your teeth and braces thoroughly after each meal, and use floss or interdental brushes to clean between the brackets and wires.

Can I play sports with metal braces?

Yes, you can play sports with metal braces, but it’s important to wear a mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth from injuries. Our orthodontist can provide a custom-fitted mouthguard or recommend suitable options for sports activities.

Do metal braces stain teeth?

Metal braces themselves do not stain teeth, but they can make it more challenging to clean your teeth thoroughly. Without proper oral hygiene, plaque build-up around the brackets can lead to tooth discolouration. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent staining while wearing metal braces.

Are metal braces suitable for adults?

Yes, metal braces are suitable for adults of all ages who need orthodontic treatment. While some adults may prefer more discreet options, metal braces remain a reliable and effective choice for straightening teeth and correcting bite issues.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist with metal braces?

Patients with metal braces typically need to visit our orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks for adjustments. These appointments allow the orthodontist to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to your braces, and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Are there any risks associated with metal braces?

While metal braces are generally safe and effective, there are some risks associated with treatment, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and demineralisation. However, these risks can be minimised with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our orthodontist for monitoring and adjustments.

Why Choose Moray Orthodontics for Metal Braces?

When considering metal braces, Moray Orthodontics stands out as a trusted provider of comprehensive orthodontic care. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our affordable pricing, makes us the ideal choice for achieving a straighter smile. With a starting price of £1,950 per arch, our metal braces offer exceptional value without compromising on quality. Our experienced orthodontic team takes a personalised approach to treatment, tailoring each plan to meet the unique needs of our patients. At Moray Orthodontics, you can trust us to deliver outstanding results and exceptional care throughout your orthodontic journey.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Based on 11 reviews
Lisa Walker
Lisa Walker
My daughters first visit she was a very nervous teen but dentist & staff were helpful, kind and explained what treatment was best for her, so much advice and options given at every appointment.
linz t xx
linz t xx
My Son first visit and he's is very shy,nervous teen but dentist,nurse were helpful,kind,and gave us so much advice and options so absolutely fantastic esp as kids do get nervous and advice was great especially son how and what treatment is best
Joey Barton
Joey Barton
Really welcoming and provide a really good service at reasonable costs
Debbie Keith
Debbie Keith
Very friendly and professional, the orthodontist took his time explaining procedures to myself and my daughter and gave an approximate timeline for when treatment could start. He put my daughter at ease very quickly as she was a bit nervous. Reception staff were very polite and courteous.
Norman Browne
Norman Browne
First class treatment

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Our Location in Elgin, Moray

We are conveniently located at 89 High Street, Elgin IV30 1EA. Reaching us for your orthodontic treatments in Moray is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation. Ample parking is available in the nearby car parks.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Tue: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Wed: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Thu: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Sat-Sun: Closed
  • Closed for lunch: 13:00 – 13:30