Our cosmetic braces treatments are designed to target teeth alignment problems such as:

  • Crooked teeth

  • Deep overbite

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth

  • Open bite

  • Crowded teeth

  • Sticking out teeth

  • Rotated or twisted teeth

See also: Dental Whitening | White Fillings | Porcelain Veneers | Crowns

There are now multiple systems, products and techniques that can cater for most adult teeth straightening cases. They are chosen depending upon the cosmetic requirements of the patient. These can include amongst many: CFAST, Invisalign, and 6 Month Smiles.

If the thought of getting braces makes you feel conscientious due to the appearance during the treatment, we now have options of clear braces and aligners that are virtually inconspicuous.

More choices now available to you

Previously, adults didn’t used to have any orthodontic treatment because the only choices available to them were metal “train-track” type braces that they had to wear for sometimes years. So if you were an adult that required cosmetic changes the only options available to you were restorative in nature. Treatments such as composites (tooth coloured filling material) or porcelain would be used to physically change the appearance of one or more teeth. Indeed full smiles were and still can be created in this way.

However, modern technology has allowed for these very same cosmetic enhancements to only take a matter of a few months instead of years and with a much less invasive approach.

Periodontal Care

It is imperative that the foundation upon which any type of treatment occurs is sound and stable. Hence, a periodontal gum assessment is also advised. This helps with the longevity of the brace treatment.

Our Orthodontic Clinicians

Sometimes it can be quite confusing as to which type of teeth straightening system is right for you. You will find that our team consists of highly qualified and skilled clinicians who will be able to guide you to have the correct type of orthodontic system for you. All based in our Hertfordshire practice.

At Hockerill Dental in Bishop’s Stortford, the most modern and up-to-date orthodontics teeth straightening treatments are available to you. We want to help you achieve the smile you desire in the most cost-effective and comfortable way possible. Talk to us about the best way forward for you.


Hockerill Dental in Hertfordshire offers a leading solution for straight teeth. Invisalign is a brand that make clear removable aligner that are designed to straighten your teeth.

Clear aligners are a great alternative to fixed braces as you they can not be seen by the human eye, you can eat what you want and they are easily kept clean.

Invisible Braces

This is a unique tooth straightening system specifically designed with adults in mind. These braces are placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth, hence they are called Lingual Braces. For more information on Lingual Braces, visit our practice in Herts.


This is a prescriptive teeth-straightening orthodontic system that focuses purely on the cosmetic improvement of the front teeth. It is a very specific treatment aimed at aligning teeth to produce some very stunning results. CFAST is an acronym for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth.

Six month smiles

This is an efficient teeth-straightening system used to correctly align teeth and provide a unique cosmetic result. It is a hugely popular short-term adult orthodontic treatment and is often called 6MS. Our team in Bishop’s Stortford has the expertise to offer you this leading solution.

After orthodontic treatment

There are certain protocols that need to be maintained after any adult orthodontic teeth straightening treatment. These are often customised for the specific treatment carried out and your cosmetic dentist or specialist orthodontist will be able to advise you further on your exact post-orthodontic care program.


The main treatment that is absolutely necessary for anyone who has teeth straightening done over the age of 18 years old, is to have a retainer made for them. Retainers are designed to prevent any relapse of treatment.

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