The Two Types Of

Orthodontic Treatment For Adults

There are two types of orthodontic treatment for adults. You may have heard of comprehensive treatment and shorter term or “limited objectives” treatment. At your first consultation, one of our specialist orthodontists will discuss the treatment types with you and give you advice on which is most suitable for your issue.

At Park Lane Orthodontics we provide multiple adult orthodontic treatment options, consisting of a full range of discreet braces and aligners for adult treatment. This includes the Incognito lingual brace, or 2D lingual brace, which are fitted behind your teeth and hardly visible. Appropriate orthodontic treatment could also be cosmetic ‘barely there’ clear fixed braces and Invisalign. For some of the more simple orthodontic problems, our range of Smile Rapide short term braces can give you a better smile in as little as six to nine months. Below is a guide to comprehensive and limited objectives orthodontic treatment.

Below is a guide to comprehensive and limited objectives orthodontic treatment.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

This treatment deals with:

Limited Objectives Orthodontic Treatment

This treatment deals with:

Retainers

After you’ve finished your adult orthodontic treatment and are enjoying your beautiful new smile, it’s important to wear your retainers. Teeth will want to move throughout your life – which will happen no matter what orthodontic treatment you’ve received. Retainers make sure your smile stays put. Retainers can be bonded (fixed wire), clear plastic removable, or wire reinforced plastic. For more information about the different types of retainers and how to wear them, please see below:

Advice for your Wire Reinforced Plastic Retainers View More
Advice for your bonded (fixed-wire) retainers View More
Advice for your clear plastic /removable retainers View More