Diamond Invisalign Providers
Invisalign has revolutionised orthodontic treatment by offering a discreet and convenient solution for patients seeking a straighter smile. We are proud to be Diamond Invisalign providers in Reading, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of care.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. These aligners are custom-made for your teeth and provide a nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces.
The benefits of Invisalign at Park Lane:
- Aesthetically discreet, enabling self-conscious patients to access treatment
- Comfortable and easy to remove for eating
- Patients are assessed for all potential options by a specialist orthodontist
- General dentists may only offer Invisalign, lacking choice and diagnostic capability
- An advantage of being treated by our specialist orthodontist Dr Buffham is that he is very skilled in providing an in-depth diagnosis. He will be able to assess whether your orthodontic issue with your bite, spacing or overcrowding can be effectively treated with Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Using advanced 3D imaging technology, our orthodontic specialists in Reading will create a personalised treatment plan for you. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, allowing them to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. As you progress through the series, you will witness the transformation of your smile.
Can Invisalign fix all types of orthodontic issues?
Invisalign is an effective solution for various orthodontic concerns, including overcrowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites and crossbites. However, severe cases may require alternative treatments, which our adult orthodontists in Reading will assess during your initial consultation.
Gold/Ceramic Fixed Braces
Gold or Ceramic braces are a discreet style of fixed metal braces that use tooth-coloured ceramic blocks on the front of the teeth instead of metal. Fixed braces have long been a reliable choice for orthodontic treatment, effectively correcting a wide range of dental misalignments. We utilise the latest advancements in brace technology to ensure optimal results.
The benefits of ceramic braces at Park Lane Orthodontics:
- They are almost invisible
- They are custom made, optimised to work for the patient’s needs
- They are designed and fit by a specialist orthodontist
- A specialist orthodontist provides a lengthy assessment and in-depth diagnosis to create a stable and predictably perfect outcome
- They are suitable for complex multi-disciplinary treatments
What are fixed braces?
Fixed braces consist of brackets bonded to the teeth and connected by archwires. These components exert gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct positions.
How long does treatment with fixed braces usually take?
The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, it may take between one to three years to achieve the desired results. However, our experienced orthodontists in Reading will provide you with a more accurate estimate after evaluating your specific needs.
Are fixed braces suitable for all age groups?
Fixed braces can benefit individuals of all ages. In fact, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. Our orthodontic specialists will assess your oral health and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you.
Lingual braces are completely invisible because they are fitted to the back of the teeth. They are effective at treating anything up to complex multi-disciplinary orthodontic cases. This makes them popular among adult patients who want corrective work but don’t feel comfortable with fixed braces on the front of the teeth.
However, there are limitations to lingual braces. For example, they are not suitable for patients who have a large number of teeth with crowns and fillings and who play wind instruments.
The benefits of lingual braces at Park Lane Orthodontics:
- They are invisible
- They are custom made for each patient
- They can be used for complex multi-disciplinary cases
- They can deliver life changing results
- They are only provided by our orthodontic specialist
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are similar to traditional fixed braces; however, they are placed on the inner surfaces of the teeth. This unique positioning allows for discreet treatment, as the braces are hidden from view.
Are lingual braces comfortable to wear?
LInitially, it may take some time for you to adjust to wearing lingual braces, as they are in close contact with the tongue. However, most patients find that any discomfort fades within a few weeks.
Can lingual braces correct all types of dental misalignments?
LLingual braces are effective in treating a variety of orthodontic issues, ranging from mild to moderate cases. However, severe cases may require alternative treatment options. Our skilled adult orthodontists will evaluate your specific needs and guide you accordingly.
Vivera retainers are:
- Discreet — Clear and virtually invisible
- Custom made — Fitted to every detail of your smile
- Longer lasting — 2X as durable and 30% stronger than other retainers
Why are retainers necessary, and how crucial is it to wear them?
Retainers play a vital role in maintaining the straightness of your teeth and can come in either removable or fixed forms. Once your Invisalign or braces treatment is complete and your teeth are beautifully aligned, wearing a retainer is essential to prevent them from shifting back to their original positions. Neglecting to wear your retainer can lead to potential difficulties or even make it impossible to correct any regression.
What is the recommended duration for wearing retainers?
As individuals age, various changes occur in the body, including within the oral cavity. These changes manifest as gum recession, heightened crowding of the lower front teeth, and an increase in twisting or rotation of teeth. The severity of these age-related changes can vary significantly from person to person. Consequently, we highly advise wearing retainers for an indefinite period – as long as you desire to maintain the straightness of your teeth. The responsibility now falls upon you to diligently wear your retainers and preserve the alignment of your teeth.
Are braces worth it for adults?
Braces are definitely worth considering for adults who desire a straighter and more confident smile. While braces are often associated with adolescence, the truth is that orthodontic treatment can benefit individuals of all ages, including adults.
Book a consultation with our adult orthodontists in Reading
At our orthodontic practice in Reading, we are dedicated to transforming smiles and enhancing the oral health of our patients. With our comprehensive range of treatments, including Invisalign, fixed braces and lingual braces, we provide personalised solutions tailored to your needs. Don't hesitate to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced orthodontic specialists, who will guide you towards achieving the beautiful smile you deserve.