Getting Clear about Aligners

Many more patients are choosing to straighten their teeth thanks to the development of clear aligner systems. They appeal to so many because they are removable and less visible than traditional braces. So do they work as well as normal … Read more >

No pain no gain?

Why is it when there’s something difficult or challenging to do you hear this phrase in your head? Sometimes we need a “mini” pep talk to get us through it after all it’s easier to give up or not do … Read more >

“I’d love to have my teeth straightened but…..”

There are many good reasons for a patient to go ahead with their treatment, but often there are a million reasons why they shouldn’t. It may be time pressures or confidence, sometimes its guilt (especially if they are a parent … Read more >

Types of braces and their properties – Park Lane have something to suit everyone

Here at Park Lane we understand that each patient is different and has different priorities during the treatment period. For example, some patients wish for their smile to remain aesthetically unaltered throughout, some are keen for a short-term objectives option, … Read more >

Make the most of the summer…

…. and jump right in! Summer is here and it’s a great time to get started with your child’s orthodontic treatment. Here’s 5 good reasons why Easier to fit in the longer appointments needed to have the brace fitted – … Read more >

Think you’re too old for braces? Think again

There was a time when brace options were limited in terms of both comfort and design, making orthodontic treatment unfavourable to adult patients in particular. Are there brace types that cater for the ‘modern adult’? The emergence of brace types … Read more >

Let’s talk straight about crooked teeth

People often ask why their teeth have gone crooked, especially if they started off straight. In this blog we talk about the reasons why some people have wonky teeth and is it worth treating them to get them straight again. … Read more >

Braces and self-esteem

Braces are used to correct aesthetic and structural problems with a person’s teeth and bite but equally importantly, they restore a patient’s confidence in their smile. The complicated relationship between braces and your confidence Crooked teeth can cause a person’s … Read more >

How braces can give your child more confidence later in life

The prospect of braces is not a popular one for children, for whom the treatment period can seem a lifetime – not to mention the extra brushing and absence of candy and sweets. However, orthodontic intervention at a young age … Read more >

Footballers with braces – World Cup feature

With the World Cup underway, we thought we’d take a look at some of the footballers who haven’t always had the perfect smile and sought to change this with orthodontic treatment. A report published last year found that more than … Read more >