Our Clinical Expert Says
“We understand that choice is vital for our patients, we provide a wide selection of orthodontic techniques to give the best possible outcome and suit our busy patients’ lifestyles. ”
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It can be our little secret. . .
Our range of leading near-invisible systems can transform your smile, giving you newfound confidence that you’ve never had before, and nobody need ever know!
As one of the leading orthodontics in Reading, here at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care we pride ourselves on our innovative thinking. We offer a range of teeth straightening options to suit different requirements, and the best bit is that they can transform your smile more discreetly than you ever thought possible.
So, if you don’t feel confident with your smile but have been delaying treatments out of embarrassment, you’re in the best hands with us.
There’s so much choice when you go Invisible…
Our specialists offer long-term solutions for some of the most common dental complaints in both teenagers and adults, and our award-winning approach means that when you decide to go invisible, you can choose from a variety of options.
“Excellent!! So so pleased with my new smile. Your orthodontist has been amazing and gentle, thank you so much!”
Go invisible…so much choice
Everyone loves Invisalign® at our orthodontic centre Reading
Invisalign® is a near invisible solution used by more and more adults to improve their smiles without wires or brackets. It allows you to visualise your treatment through animated visuals, which can be viewed online, giving you a clear idea of the finished look.
A series of transparent trays are designed, and custom made by using digitally scanned images of your teeth. Each tray is worn for a few weeks to move the teeth gradually into their new position. Invisalign aligners are removable, and teeth can be cleaned as normal.
Teenagers can also benefit from Invisalign treatment in our orthodontic centre Reading, however, it’s important to note that not everyone is suitable for Invisalign®. Our highly trained specialist, and can advise you on the many alternative options available and offer a solution that suits your needs and fits into your lifestyle.
Instant results – with Clear fixed
Clear fixed braces quickly and effectively correct teeth in an unobtrusive manner. It’s fast. Faster than Invisalign® and can deliver effective results in just six months. The process can be more affordable than Invisalign, with the average treatment costing just over £2,000, so depending on your specific requirements – this could be a fantastic option to consider.
Outstanding results – to last a lifetime
While aligners may be effective at helping to straighten some teeth, the Damon System treatment method delivers more than just straight teeth, with results intended to last a lifetime.
The results take longer but this method is an excellent and effective option where correcting mild to severe crowding is needed. You can benefit from a wonderful full mouth thanks to the system’s gradual arch development which works to align both the teeth and the bite.
Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care is renowned for its relaxing, non-clinical atmosphere, where we offer the latest orthodontic treatments in a modern, comfortable environment. Every patient’s treatment is planned on an individual basis to ensure the right approach for them, and we’re proud of our personalised approach to dentistry.
Private children’s service with our Reading orthodontics
Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care is not an NHS provider for orthodontic care. Not all children qualify and waiting lists can be long which of course isn’t ideal! If your child does not qualify for dental care under the NHS or you cannot access an NHS orthodontist, private options are always available to your child here at Gipsy Lane.
I am in my 40’s can I benefit from braces now?
It is never too late to benefit from our specialist orthodontics in Reading. Age should not put anyone off from having a confident smile. As long as your teeth, gums and supporting bones are in good health, you can have orthodontic treatment, whether you are aged seven or 70.
Technological advances in orthodontics in Reading have made braces more acceptable for adults as they are easier to wear and treatment times are shorter. These days, adults can have clear or tooth coloured brackets and clear plastic aligners which make the brace less visible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an orthodontic exam?
An orthodontic exam is a fairly straightforward but essential appointment between you and your dental specialist. Thankfully, technology has progressed significantly, and it is now quicker and less invasive than ever to get an accurate impression of your teeth.
During your orthodontic exam, your general health will be assessed, and digital imaging of your teeth will be taken. This will allow the dentist to get a clear idea of the current state of your teeth and what needs to be done.
From here your orthodontist will discuss the best course of treatment for you.
Is orthodontics covered by the NHS?
Depending on your age and the treatment you’re looking for, your orthodontics treatment may fall under the NHS, meaning you won’t need to pay for the treatment you undergo.
However, there are certain criteria you must meet, such as:
– Your age: you must be under the age of 18 to qualify for free orthodontics in Reading.
– The reasoning: only orthodontic procedures which are required for health reasons qualify under the NHS. If, for instance, you’re simply looking to enhance your smile for cosmetic purposes, you will be expected to pay yourself in full.
It is important to note that Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care is not an NHS provider for your orthodontic care, however, we can provide private orthodontics in Reading.
How many visits does it take to get braces?
There are a number of factors that will impact how often you need to visit your orthodontics in Reading, and the main one is the type of braces you’re opting for.
Traditional braces usually require an initial consultation where your impressions are taken, and then a further one to get the braces fitted. After this, you will be expected to visit your orthodontist every 4-8 weeks to have the braces tightened.
More modern types of brace, including Invisalign, don’t strictly need that same level of intervention and can be provided in a couple of appointments without the need for follow-ups. However, to ensure your mouth stays in perfect health, and to help with any questions you may have throughout the course of your treatment, you may want to see your orthodontist every 5-6 weeks.
What age is best for braces?
Although it is possible to get braces fitted as young as six, it is most commonly done during your teenage years. This is mainly because it is believed that the head and mouth of children aged between 8 and 14 are most conducive to straightening.
However, in more recent years braces have become extremely popular with adults, especially since the near-invisible treatments have become available. Generally speaking, as long as your mouth is in good health, it’s never too late to correct your smile through Reading orthodontics.
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
Orthodontics is a specialist arm of dentistry that focuses specifically on correcting irregularities in the teeth and jaw, essentially improving their function.
The price of orthodontics in Reading can vary depending on the type of treatment you have and how long your treatment will last – with some patients needing longer than others.
As one of the most highly regarded clinics in Reading, our dentists have a wealth of experience and can use their expertise to provide you with the best possible results.
We offer several types of braces at Gipsy Lane – including Invisalign® clear aligners, clear fixed braces, and the Damon System treatment, to name just a few – and offer a 0% finance option to make treatment more affordable. You’ll be hard-pressed to find orthodontics in Reading for less.
Do braces hurt?
No – our Reading-based orthodontics use only the most advanced technology and techniques to perform procedures to ensure that you feel no pain at all.
Although you may experience some discomfort at various stages throughout your treatment (i.e. when having your braces tightened or adjusting to a new set of aligners), it should subside within a few days.
If necessary, the discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medications, such as paracetamol.
For more information about wearing a fixed brace or removable aligners, get in touch with our orthodontics in Reading.
Can I eat normally after orthodontic treatment?
Often, it depends on the treatment you’re having.
Whilst braces don’t necessarily hurt, you may find that your mouth is sensitive in the days following your appointment. With that said, our orthodontics in Reading would always recommend eating soft foods that are easy to chew – things like yoghurt, soups, soft cheeses, pasta, mashed potatoes. It’s also worth avoiding things that put pressure on your teeth and cause sensitivity (i.e. boiled sweets, chewing gum, crusty bread rolls, apples, fizzy drinks, etc.).
Meanwhile, the Invisalign aligners are removable which means you can eat and drink what you want.
To find out more or to discuss your case with an expert, call our clinic on 0118 966 5656.