• What are my options for braces?

    What are my options for braces?

    When you ask parents who grew up in the 70s, 80s, 90s and even noughties, what they think of when they hear the word “braces” you’ll often get a hear words like “metal” “awkward” and “embarrassed teens” in the replies. Well, the good news is orthodontics has come a long long way since those days. Braces have become increasingly popular with younger teens, teens and adults.

    At Park Lane Orthodontics we offer a wide range of orthodontic options including; traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, Invisalign and lingual braces. There’s an option for everyone looking to straighten their teeth and have a new, gorgeous smile.

    If you’re looking for orthodontics in Reading our team of dental and orthodontic professionals offers the very highest levels of expertise and a gentle, caring service honed over many years’ experience treating patients of all ages.

    Types of braces we offer at Park Lane Orthodontics:

    1. Traditional Metal Braces

    Traditional metal braces have become less bulky, more streamlined and more inconspicuous since most parents wore their own braces back in the day. Here are some of the advantages of choosing traditional metal braces:

    It’s often younger patients who choose metal braces and we have lots of pictures to show you how they look and lots of orthodontic case studies for you to get an accurate and realistic view of how they’ll look.

    2. Ceramic braces

    Clear ceramic braces are an effective alternative to traditional metal braces, especially for those patients more self-conscious about their teeth and smile. Other benefits of ceramic braces, include:

    Ceramic braces are effective and discreet when it comes to teeth straightening. They’re also more likely to stain than traditional metal braces and aren’t quite so robust so this is worth bearing in mind when you come to choose your braces. Clear fixed braces are a bit more expensive but many patients tell us they’re happy to pay a little more to have braces that are highly effective and have low visibility.

    3. Invisalign

    Invisible aligners have become increasingly popular among older patients and for good reason. Patients are able to avoid brackets and wires altogether while achieving a new beautiful smile.

    Invisalign are custom-made plastic aligners worn over teeth. New aligners are created and placed at our Reading Orthodontic practice every two weeks to continually shift the patient’s teeth.

    Advantages of Invisalign include:

    Some disadvantages to invisible aligners include:

    Many patients believe the benefits of Invisalign far outweigh the disadvantages, and they are a proven treatment for a wide range of alignment issues. At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading we’re delighted to say we’re a Platinum Invisalign Provider which means we have many years’ experience working with Invisalign and have treated over 300 lifetime patients.

    Find out if you are a candidate for invisible aligners by visiting with one of our experienced orthodontists.

    4. Lingual Braces

    Patients looking for a Reading Orthodontist often want the most discreet and low-visible brace option available. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth where your tongue can feel them but they’re virtually impossible to see. A near-invisible brace option then, and we’re so happy to be able to offer not one but two types of Lingual braces at Park Lane Orthodontics.

    Incognito Braces are extremely sophisticated custom-made brackets that move teeth into their desired position over time. We often recommend them for more complex orthodontic cases and for patients who see comfort and discreet braces as a priority.

    We also offer the 2D brace system for patients looking for a lingual orthodontic option. The system is less expensive than Incoginto and we often recommend them to patients requiring a less complex orthodontic treatment plan. Like Incognito, they’re almost totally invisible and very comfortable.

    5. Fast Braces

    For some, the quicker they can straighten their teeth, get the smile they always dreamed of and get back to life without braces, the better!

    Our unique Smile Rapide braces concentrate on the front teeth, teeth most visible to everyone else. This is a really quick orthodontic treatment using either cosmetic clear braces or invisible/lingual braces. If you have a wedding, important meeting, special occasion in the diary with not too much time, fast braces may be just the job for you.

    So, you have some amazing orthodontic and brace options to choose from and they all offer results that can improve your smile and change your life. You can view some case studies and see what our fantastic patients think too!

    Contact Us

    Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, Berkshire are here to help and have a solution for all your braces and orthodontic needs.

    Call us on 0118 9411628 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

    If you’d prefer to arrange a remote orthodontic consultation then that’s no problem. Simply click here to arrange a free consultation from the comfort of your own home.