What are the options for braces?

Straightening teeth has never been easier or quicker than with the new short term cosmetic treatments available to us to improve the appearance of your teeth. If changes are required to the biting teeth then full treatment orthodontics are also available.

When it comes to straightening your smile, South Coast Dental offers a host of different options, so it’s important to know a little bit about each one so you can make an informed decision.

 While standard metal braces are still popular, there are Invisalign, ceramic, clear, self-ligating Damon braces and so many other options available today. So, what are they all, and which is right for you?

Invisible Braces


Invisalign is an innovative system which uses a series of clear plastic aligners which are made to fit over your teeth, gradually moving them into their desired position and straightening them. There is no need for brackets, archwires or elastic band. No-one will know you are wearing braces.

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Because the aligners are removable, they can be removed for eating, drinking and brushing, making them a hassle-free form of orthodontic treatment. You can also remove them when playing sports or musical instruments, or for those important business meetings and other occasions, such as first dates!

How it works

Each set of aligners, one for the top teeth and one for the bottom, should be worn for approximately two weeks. You will then need to change them. Each new set works to progressively move your teeth into their new position. Every set of aligners is shaped slightly differently according to your bespoke treatment plan, so they build on the work of the previous set. As you replace the aligners your teeth gradually move into their desired position.

Initial Specialist Consultation ( 15 min appointment) - Free of charge

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Damon Braces


Damon Braces look the same as standard metal braces, but there is one big difference. Self-ligating braces use a special clip to hold the arch wire in place, without the need for elastics. Plus the Damon System is available in clear brackets for those image conscious patients.

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Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Also, without the need to change elastics, you can potentially visit the orthodontist less frequently.

How it works

While invisible aligners can be effective at straightening some crooked teeth, not everyone is a candidate. When a full mouth orthodontic solution is required we recommend Damon braces. In contrast to invisible braces, the Damon system works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perfectly align ALL teeth for a phenomenal smile that enhances your entire facial appearance.

Where to Find Us?


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Phone:01202 889960
Address: 11 Merley Park Rd, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA


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Phone:01305 757570
Address: Avenue House, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DT

Traditional Metal Braces


Traditional braces are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options like clear braces or Invisalign aligners and are less expensive. They give your orthodontist the control they need to move the teeth in small increments at a time. The main disadvantage of traditional braces is the metal mouth appearance.

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Avoid chewy foods, like caramels or other soft candies, as well as very hard or crunchy foods that could damage your braces. Brushing and flossing regularly will keep your braces looking good and help you avoid staining to your teeth.

How it works

Traditional metal braces are made up of three key parts: small metal brackets which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, thin metal archwires which connect these brackets, and small elastic bands (ligatures) which are placed around the brackets. These parts work together to apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into position.

Meet Our Orthodontist

Andreea Negulescu

Andreea Negulescu

BDS Specialist Orthodontist

My extensive knowledge covers adult and child orthodontics. I am able to provide a variety of treatment options such as removable appliances, clear fixed braces, Damon clear Braces and Incognito lingual braces. I am also Invisalign clear aligner certified. I can treat complex cases with comprehensive orthodontic treatment as well as front teeth alignment for patients who just want to improve the appearance of their front teeth.

I have great attention to detail and my approach is to understand what your initial goals are for your unique situation. This allows me to tailor a specific treatment plan and options for your case in order to give you the best care with the best outcome. As well as my work as a specialist orthodontist, I have a role as a mother with a young son who takes up all of my remaining spare time!



Lingual braces are one of the most discreet treatment options available because the braces are fitted to the back surface of your teeth. Based on the method of traditional metal braces, lingual braces are highly effective at straightening teeth and are an ideal treatment option for adult patients who are self-conscious about having treatment or work in client-facing jobs.

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Life with Incognito Brackets is easier than you might think! Like all braces, it may take a little time to get used to them, but most people completely adjust within 2 weeks.

How it works

As well as being our most discreet brace it offers all the benefits and precision of a fixed brace, ensuring you get the best possible results from your treatment. Its low profile brackets also help to make it one of the most comfortable lingual braces around.

What our patients say?

I’ve enjoyed having braces done who would have thought that. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into achieving such a fantastic result for me. Being able to smile confidently without feeling self-conscious has changed my life, and I am so thankful for what you’ve done!
Thank you Gemma
One of the best things I have ever done. I never imagined my teeth would look this great, my self-esteem has improved and I no longer feel people are staring at my teeth. It's not just orthodontics, it is life-changing. South Coast Dental and their team are excellent they make you feel so comfortable. Could not be happier and would recommend Orthodontics to everyone.
Thank you for everything. Coleen.

Orthodontics Fee Guide

Initial Specialist Consultation ( 15 min appointment) – Free of charge

Clinical Assessment ( Photos, X-ray, impressions or scan) – £160

Metal: Single – £1,999      Dual – £2,999

Clear: Single – £2,880      Dual – £3,880

Metal: Single – £3,480     Dual – £4,480

Clear:Single – £4,500        Dual – £5,500

Single – £2,980

Dual – £4,750

Single – £4,880

Dual – £7,880

Fixed bonded retainer £150/per arch

Clear retainer: £125/per arch

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