Adult Treatment Options

What are the

Orthodontic Treatment Options?

Orthodontic treatment for adults can be split into two types: 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 a 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, cosmetic ‘barely there’ clear fixed braces and Invisalign. For some 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.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

This treatment deals with:

  • Straightening and correction of all of your teeth
  • Bite’ problems, such as prominent teeth, deep bite (‘overbite’)
    or cross-bites
  • Boadening dental arches to give you a fuller smile
  • managing very displaced, crowded or spaced teeth
  • Correcting dental midlines to achieve symmetry

The typical treatment time for comprehensive orthodontic
treatment is 12-24 months.

Limited Objectives Orthodontic Treatment

This treatment deals with:

  • Straightening and improving your front teeth only
  • Correcting mild crowding or spacing of your front teeth
  • It doesn’t include:
  • Improving your bite
  • Correcting narrow dental arches
  • Correcting dental midlines

The typical treatment time for limited objectives orthodontic
treatment is 6 to 12 months.

See more information on our different treatments here:


After you’ve finished your 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. Get information about each type and how to wear, clean and look after them. Please click below:

Advice for your Wire Reinforced Plastic Retainers

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Advice for your bonded (fixed-wire) retainers

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Advice for your clear plastic /removable retainers

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