Are you seeking to improve your smile but don’t necessarily need complex orthodontic treatment? Limited Objectives treatment and Smile Rapide are short-term treatment options available at Park Lane here in Reading. These are popular with individuals who have a special occasion coming up; simply realigning your front teeth (also known as your ‘social six’ teeth) can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your facial aesthetic.

Unlike in the case of Six Month Smiles and the Inman aligner, treatment with Smile Rapide can begin straight away. This is because we do not have to take impressions of your teeth for your brace to be made up, and for this reason you do not need to pay additional laboratory costs.

What can short term treatment be used for?

Minor alignment issues, specifically for your front visible teeth. Even though limited objectives treatment will not tackle fundamental orthodontic issues, you will find that your dental hygiene improves and your gums are healthier. This is because misaligned teeth make brushing and flossing difficult as there are unnatural gaps in your mouth.

Short term treatment does not include:
What types of short term treatment are available at Park Lane?
Clear fixed braces

Clear fixed braces have translucent ceramic brackets instead of traditional metal brackets and these are fitted to your teeth, blending in with your natural tooth colour to give a discreet look. A more recent development in their design is the addition of tooth-coloured wires, adding to their unobtrusive look. You’ll notice results quickly which has helped patients maintain a positive attitude to their treatment throughout.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are fitted to the inner surface of the front teeth, making them the ultimate cosmetic brace for those patients who want a minimally-cosmetically invasive brace. As well as being practically invisible, the results are fast-acting, so you can start enjoying your improved smile before your braces are even off.

Faster orthodontic solutions are very popular for special events like weddings.


Invisalign clear aligners are minimally-invasive on a practical level and in their design, being both removable and transparent. Having the option of taking the aligners out for a special event or important meeting at work meeting has attracted many people since their conception in 1997 – 2.5 million to be precise!

Treatment and finance at Park Lane 

We’re always seeking ways to make our patients’ lives as easy as possible, so Park Lane are now offering patients the option of spreading the cost of their treatment over several months via a direct debit payment, unconnected to 3rd parties.

If you would like more information about the types of treatment we offer here at Park Lane, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Book a Complimentary Consultation

Our emphasis is not only on the best orthodontic result, but a special focus is placed upon how orthodontic treatment will affect your long-term facial aesthetics.  Why don’t you come and have a complimentary smile scan with our experienced orthodontic therapist and come and see the practice and meet the orthodontic team?