Many adults spend a large part of the lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other teeth straightening options could be too invasive or too expensive.
Luckily, dentistry has evolved and there are now several alternatives to the standard metal braces, including braces using clear brackets, lingual braces that are practically invisible and Invisalign removable aligners. All these treatments are available at Park Orthodontics. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which type of braces is right for you.
Clear fixed braces
Clear braces are attached to the teeth the same way as metal braces; however, they are manufactured from clear crystal sapphire to make them blend in natural with the rest of your teeth. Clear braces in Glasgow are virtually undetectable and have a faster treatment time compared to traditional braces. Clear braces work in the same way metal braces do, making them a good option for various dental treatments.
Lingual braces in Glasgow are virtually invisible. As their name suggests, brackets and wires are fitted to the inside of your teeth, opposite your tongue. These braces work in the same way as regular, fixed braces and they can be used to treat all sorts of problems, from crowding to irregular bites. Treatment time depends on your specific circumstances, but 6-24 months is fairly typical. Lingual braces can be used to treat the entire arch of your teeth, but they can also be customised to fit only a few of your teeth for quick treatment.
Invisalign consists of a series of removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. Every two weeks, you will have to wear a new aligner in order to help your teeth move into their final position. Most treatments will involve between 18-36 different aligners, but the actual duration of treatment will vary according to the complexity of your teeth movement. Invisalign braces are very comfortable to wear and can be removed if you wish to eat or brush your teeth.