Welcome to UK Adult Braces

A blog for adults considering or undergoing orthodontic treatment

The orthodontic patients blog

If you are thinking about getting braces, have just started wearing them, have had them for some time or are just interested in orthodontics, this site will be of interest to you.  It contains articles on everything from traditional metal braces to the latest lingual braces, Invisalign, invisible braces, clear brackets, retainers, how to get by with braces, the latest advances in orthodontics, new products and services, dental news and exhibitions. There are also links to some great adult braces blogs and video’s, articles written by orthodontists, orthodontic staff and patients, orthodontic academic research and opinion as well as plenty of general information about what it is like to undertake adult orthodontics and how to survive wearing braces.

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What’s on the blog

Wearing braces

Find out what it is really like to have braces as an adult


You will find a large number of posts about braces helping you to make an informed decision about treatment


You can get a fascinating insight into the people who work in orthodontics


Find out about the different types of braces from people who have already undertaken orthodontic treatment


Are aligners an alternative to traditional braces, find out more


Read some great posts from other bloggers who have written about their braces experiences


Learn about the different types of retainers and what your options might be

News and Research

Articles about orthodontics, services, practices, evidence based orthodontics and treatments

Options and choices

Discover all the options for orthodontic treatment to help you make the right decision

Latest blog posts

A coffee with Ariane Sampson

A coffee with Ariane Sampson

In this interview with Dr. Ariane Sampson (The Dental Sisters), I learn about how her own treatment motivated her to become a specialist orthodontist.

Safe Brace

Safe Brace

The British Orthodontic Society and the Oral Health Foundation have launched a new website ‘SafeBrace’

Retainer appointments

Retainer appointments

What happens at a retainer check appointment and why do I need to take my retainers with me?

How my blog now helps orthodontists

How my blog now helps orthodontists

Learn about how my blog became the catalyst for a new career helping orthodontists to better engage with patients and to improve their patient marketing.

Orthodontic Hygiene

Orthodontic Hygiene

A common complication of orthodontics is tooth decay, although this can be prevented by appropriate cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and appliances. In this article, Dr. Bethany Rushworth offers advice on how to look after your teeth during orthodontic treatment.