There’s no doubt the best thing about braces and having orthodontic treatment is the moment when a patient removes their braces for the final time. We never tire of seeing that brilliant, flashing, wide new smile and the look of sheer joy on our patient’s face. It’s this very moment that makes working in orthodontics so satisfying and why we hear so many patients describe the feeling as “priceless”.

Knowing the price of everything and value of nothing is easy to say but the reality is in a Covid-19 world it’s har d to be certain what the future holds and that means everyone is more cautious about money and budgeting. Questions like how much does orthodontic treatment cost? and what will my braces cost? are often at the forefront of patients minds when they walk through the door at Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading.

The good news is at Park Lane Orthodontics we work incredibly hard at offering patients looking for teeth straightening as many options as possible; both in terms of treatment and payment. At your first consultation we’ll provide you with all the information you need on several different types of braces and prices so you can decide which braces will work for you and your budget. Please continue to read for more information on braces and pricing or contact us to discuss all your options with our friendly staff.

Traditional Fixed Metal Braces

These braces are what most people still think of when considering orthodontic treatment. Made of strong, durable stainless-steel they’re both effective and affordable and suitable for correcting a range of orthodontic problems, including; severe crowding issues, spacing & gap issues, or issues with crooked bottom teeth. Although they aren’t the most visually appealing, patients benefit greatly from the strength and effective treatment results that metal braces offer and they are very popular for children’s orthodontics.

The average estimated cost of these braces is between £3,600 and £5,500. The final amount will depend on the personal treatment plan Mr Ben Buffham, our specialist orthodontist, creates for you.

Clear Braces

With all the benefits of traditional metal braces, clear braces are a newer, low-visibility option. Instead of metal brackets, the brackets are made from ceramics to match the colour of your teeth. Positive patient feedback on these braces is extremely high as patients love the “barely there” look they offer. They also provide quick, predictable results which means more peace-of-mind for ortho patients choosing this type of treatment.

The average estimated cost of these braces is between £3,600 and £5,500. The final amount will depend on the personal treatment plan Mr Ben Buffham, our specialist orthodontist, creates for you.


Invisalign clear aligners are a very popular option for teens and adults looking for a new smile. Unlike fixed braces Invisalign puts control for maintaining braces back in the patient’s hands so is regarded as a more flexible option when it comes to teeth straightening. If we think you’re suitable for Invisalign then they’re usually just as effective as fixed braces with the added bonus of the following:

They’re invisible so no one need know you’re even having ortho treatment.

Easily removed before eating so you don’t have to worry about food getting caught in your braces.

No brackets means less irritation and discomfort.

Many adults worry about braces because they fear being judged, or worse, looking like a teenager again! Invisalign gives you the best of both worlds. So, how much does Invisalign cost? The price ranges from £4,000 to £5,500.

Lingual Braces

This orthodontic treatment could be described as the Rolls-Royce option for straight teeth. At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, Berkshire, our invisible brace treatments is the lingual brace, which fits on the inside of your teeth, making it the only truly invisible option. We offer two types of lingual brace system, the 2D brace system or more customised lingual brace systems. The custom-made braces are individually tailored to each tooth and are suitable for all patients including those with more complex orthodontic needs.

So, how much do lingual braces cost? The price ranges from £4,000 to £9,500. The final amount will depend on the personal treatment plan Mr Ben Buffham, our specialist orthodontist, creates for you.

Payment Options

Our philosophy means we strive for the cost of braces at Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, to never be a reason our patients don’t get the care they need. We believe the benefits of orthodontic care are always worth investing in, not just for the cosmetic benefits, but also for the myriad of benefits around quality of life, mental health and self-esteem that a new smile can bring.

If you still have any doubts then why not hear from some real patients who’ve experienced orthodontic treatment at Park Lane Orthodontics, and put your mind at rest.

To help our patients make this decision easier why not try out our orthodontic finance calculator or call Fran, our fabulous treatment coordinator on 0118 9411628 who’ll be happy to discuss a payment plan that works for your budget. We also offer a free orthodontic video consultation service if you prefer.

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?