Orthodontics for Adults

At Clifton Orthodontics, we can offer you a wide choice of orthodontic appliances. We are a leading practice in invisible braces called Incognito and Invisalign®. Our orthodontist Richard Tonner has 22 years of experience as an orthodontist and is constantly updating his skills and knowledge. Richard is one of the leading invisible orthodontists in the UK with over 14 years experience of in their use.

Many people have crooked and/or over-crowded teeth, which can affect the way they look and the way their teeth bite together. It can also make it more difficult to keep them clean, which can put them at greater risk of tooth decay or gum disease. Research clearly shows that straightening people’s teeth improves their self-confidence socially and at work. They are also judged by other people to be more attractive and successful.

The use of the latest advanced procedures means we complete treatment for 90% of patients within 16 months, and usually only need to see patients once every ten weeks, which makes treatment with us far more convenient. Our team takes a personal interest in all our patients and takes the time to build a strong working relationship with them. These factors, combined with our commitment to quality,
mean that you are ensured of the best possible orthodontic care.


At Clifton Orthodontics we believe it is important to offer a full range of appliances without bias. At your consultation, we will discuss which are most suitable for you, your teeth, your lifestyle, and your budget, so you can make an informed choice.


The preferred option for many of our adult patients, especially those who would prefer a more discreet orthodontic appliance.

Custom-made of gold, and fixed to the back of your teeth so they are invisible. Also less likely to lead to damage to teeth from decalcification and decay. Easily tolerated and very effective.


A system of removable and virtually invisible clear aligners that gently move and straighten your teeth. They fit around your teeth, using no metal at all, and are removed to eat and clean your teeth. Clifton Orthodontics is one of the Invisalign® Invisible Braces Specialists in the Bristol area.

Tooth-coloured and metal braces, while not having the same aesthetic advantages as invisible ones, these braces are nonetheless very effective. Tiny blocks are fitted to the front of your teeth with a wire running between them. Standard braces use metal blocks, although we also offer tooth-coloured blocks which make the braces less visible.

For before and after examples please visit our portfolio section.


We’ll Make a Great First Impression.

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.

  • No goop or gag to worry about
  • A fast, accurate impression
  • Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • See a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome

During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. The scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your dental services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like.


Tooth-coloured braces are fixed to the front of teeth like metal braces but use tooth-coloured blocks so they are less visible.


Virtually invisible clear aligners that can be removed to eat and clean teeth. Usually suitable for ages 14 and over.


Gold braces, are fixed to the back of teeth instead of the front, making them invisible. Usually suitable for ages 14 and over.

For before and after examples please visit our portfolio section.

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  • Monday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Tuesday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Wednesday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Thursday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Friday:  9am – 4:30pm
    We are closed for lunch between 1-2pm

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  • 26 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HP
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