We love restoring your smile

Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow’s West End, our prime objective is to straighten teeth and restore a smile worth smiling about. If you are tired of hiding behind your hand when you laugh or talk, then contact our orthodontist in Glasgow and we can help you on the way to laughing without worry or being the first to smile for the camera.

What is orthodontics

Orthodontics is a form of dentistry which focuses on the appearance and correcting the alignment of your teeth. It is an effective and long-lasting solution which requires a period of wearing one of the many kinds of braces that will re-set your teeth into the desired position. At Park Orthodontics, our orthodontist in Glasgow focuses on a range of orthodontic treatments which can transform your smile or allow you to eat comfortably again.

Why orthodontics

Not only will our orthodontist in Glasgow focus on transforming your smile, but the health and practical benefits from orthodontic procedures are second to none. Crooked or misaligned teeth can making eating difficult, cause unnecessary muscle strain or just make you feel self-conscious about smiling or public speaking. Orthodontic procedures will be able to remedy this. After an initial consultation with our orthodontist in Glasgow, they will be able to ascertain and advise which orthodontic procedure will be most suited to you. Photos, X-rays and digital imagery will be used to map out how your teeth lie, how they can be moved into a new position, and to ascertain which type of braces will be most suitable.

Due to advances in design and technology, braces can now be offered in many forms. From the traditional metal braces, more often to children, to discreet invisible braces, which are more favourable to adults who do not want to advertise they are having treatment. At Park Orthodontics we offer Lingual braces, which are braces that attach to the back of your teeth so are completely hidden from view, or we offer Invisalign which is a removable aligner made of clear plastic, rendering it close to invisible. These are a couple of examples of the more discreet options.

Which teeth straightening option??

Do you feel ashamed of your smile? Do you hide it behind your hand? Are you tight-lipped in photos? If you have avoided teeth straightening because you did not want people to see the traditional ‘train tracks’ or you thought it would be too obvious, then look no further. If you want a covert teeth straightening operation then an innovative design of aligner has been created just for you. Invisalign provides subtlety while creating a new smile.

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign in Glasgow is a simple procedure and best of all, the path to the end result is of the utmost discretion. Made out of transparent plastic, Invisalign aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and are close to being invisible. They are usually the best option for people who don’t want to broadcast their teeth straightening treatment to the world. Without any fuss, they can be removed quickly for eating, brushing, or for the odd special occasion.

How does Invisalign work?

Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic that works on mild to moderate alignment requirements, using slow, gentle pressure to guide your teeth into the position you want. During an initial consultation we will be able to assess whether we will be able to achieve your desired position. Before we even make your custom-made aligner, we can offer you a step by step view of how your teeth will eventually fall into place. Using 3D digital imagery, we can even ascertain how long the treatment should take. During that first consultation we will be able to advise you if Invisalign is the best way forward for you.

Once you’ve received your set of aligners in Glasgow, Invisalign aligners will need to be updated at least every two weeks to ensure there is steady pressure for your teeth to align into the final position as efficiently as possible. It is also imperative that you try to wear them as often as possible for the best result.

So if you are looking for discretion and subtlety when attaining your ideal smile just contact our dental practice in Glasgow; Invisalign aligners could be the perfect teeth straightening treatment for you.

Reclaim your smile

Do you often find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh because you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Have you spent a lot of your life dreaming of a straighter, more beautiful smile, but don’t want to spend years in bulky metal wire-and-bracket braces?

For our adult patients here at Park Orthodontics, who want to straighten their teeth without all of the hassle and time that come with traditional orthodontic treatment, we can offer an alternative called Six Month Smiles in Glasgow.

What is Six Month Smiles in Glasgow?

The process used to achieve a beautiful smile in just six months is simple and straightforward. Rather than enduring years of invasive, expensive orthodontic treatment that leaves you hiding your smile for even longer, you can enjoy accelerated progress that effectively straightens the teeth that show when you smile, known as the ‘social six’. This is all achieved with clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so you can still smile with confidence throughout your treatment process.

As the name conveys, the majority of our patients achieve a stunning, straight new smile within six months. In some cases, optimal results can even be achieved in even less time. You’ll also have fewer dental visits and check-ups than you would with traditional fixed metal braces, saving you both valuable time and money.

Go for it!

If you’re ready to take the first step on a shorter-than-ever journey to a new smile, contact us at Park Orthodontics today. With the help of Dr Andrew McGregor (our orthodontist) and his team of experienced staff, you’ll be happily flashing your brilliantly straight pearly whites in no time.

We can even offer our patients options for finance to spread the cost of your Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. Our website conveniently has a finance calculator available to help you decide if it is the right treatment choice for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our comfortable and friendly practice and showing you how quickly and easily you can attain a beautiful smile with the revolutionary orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. Why not book a consultation today?

Finding an orthodontist in Glasgow

You’ve been to see your general dentist for your six-monthly check-up. They’ve told you your teeth are a little out of alignment and that you could benefit from having them straightened – a treatment they aren’t qualified to carry out.

What’s your next step? You dentist may have an orthodontist in Glasgow that they work with whom they can refer you to. Or they may give you a list of clinicians in your area for you to contact.

Even if your dentist does refer you, you are still entitled to pick your own orthodontist in Glasgow. But how do you decide who’s best for you?

At Park Orthodontics, we’ve been straightening teeth in Glasgow’s West End for more than 45 years. We were the first orthodontist in Glasgow and because this is all we focus on, we use the latest technology and materials to offer you discreet and quick treatments.

Our adult patients don’t want to wear unsightly metal braces for months or even years on end, which is why we offer a range of hidden braces.

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners – these aren’t even braces as you may think of them. It doesn’t use brackets and wires but rather sets of clear, thermoplastic resin trays that fit over the teeth and gums like thin mouth guards. Because the trays are transparent, they can only be seen very close up. We use Invisalign to treat minor or moderate misalignments of the teeth, which takes 9-18 months depending on the severity of your case.

Invisible lingual braces are traditional metal braces but with one key difference – they fit to the back of the teeth and so can’t be seen. They are custom-made to fit the unique profile of the underside of your teeth and they can fix almost any misalignment issue in 9-24 months.

Six Month Smiles use the traditional bracket and wire braces system but as they are made from ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, they blend into the teeth rather than standing out from them. They work on the front 6-8 teeth only, which is why they can be effective in such a short space of time –treatment takes 4-9 months, six months on average.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign in Glasgow at Park Orthodontics is a tried and tested treatment that uses a patented design to move teeth through controlled, strategic force. Before treatment can begin, your plan will be mapped out by one of our many experienced dentists. X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth will be made and this information is sent off to the Invisalign lab. From here, your series of trays is manufactured from smooth plastic. Each one of your custom-made trays is designed to make slight adjustments to the position of your teeth.

How long do I have to wear them for?

Once treatment has begun you wear each tray for two weeks before advancing to the next in the series. We always recommend our patients wear their trays for 20-22 hours each day, giving enough time to remove them and eat, for cleaning, or even an important meeting.

Is Invisalign in Glasgow painful?

The only discomfort you should feel during your Invisalign treatment is that of progress. Sometimes patient’s teeth and gums may feel sore as they move into their correct position, but the pain is temporary and often mild. Invisalign in Glasgow is known to be more comfortable than traditional braces, as smooth plastic does not rub blisters into your delicate cheeks, gums, lips, or tongue.

What are the other benefits of Invisalign?

Our patients who choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces will enjoy a number of benefits. The clear plastic aligners are convenient, comfortable and provide the same beautiful results as the traditional braces that we’ve long trusted for straightening teeth.

The removable nature of the Invisalign aligners will allow you to maintain your lifestyle, eating, brushing and flossing just like you’re used to. As well as this, you will never have to worry about scheduling an emergency appointment due to a popped off wire or loose bracket.

Invisalign in Glasgow is usually completed faster than traditional braces and requires fewer visits to the dentist overall. Another huge bonus of Invisalign is that almost everyone is a good candidate, as it can be used to correct the most common dental issues.

A new way to straighten your smile

If you’re like many of the thousands of people in the UK who want to straighten their crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, then you probably think that all braces are the same. Many people think they look the same, they work the same, and metal braces are just what you must get for a straight smile.

But, in actuality, braces in Glasgow at Park Orthodontics have evolved greatly over the years, giving our patients more treatment options than ever. With Damon braces in Glasgow, our dentists can now correct even more orthodontic issues faster using just one system, and also help patients maintain their daily appearance while getting their perfect smile.

How Damon braces in Glasgow work

Damon braces use the same principles as traditional metal braces: brackets are attached to each tooth and through them goes a wire that gently guides the teeth into their proper positions. However, that’s where the similarities end.

With traditional braces, the wire is held onto the brackets using small elastic bands. This not only means that the wire has to apply more force to work, but it also inhibits the wire from moving the teeth as efficiently as possible, lengthening treatment times.

With Damon braces in Glasgow, the wires are held by the brackets themselves using a small metal latch. This enables the wires to move the teeth easily, which not only means they can use less force, but it also allows the teeth to move more quickly. Because of this, Damon braces in Glasgow are often able to straighten the teeth up to 30% faster than traditional orthodontics.

How do they look?

Many people find that one of the biggest drawbacks of traditional braces is that they overwhelm your smile. Damon braces have you covered there too with a clear option available. Rather than noticeable metal, Damon braces’ brackets are made of a clear plastic.

Their subtle appearance will be barely noticeable when you’re talking, smiling, or eating, enabling you to remain confident the entire time you’re getting a straighter smile.

Damon braces in Glasgow are faster, more comfortable, look better than traditional braces and they can give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

Half a year to make a lifetime of difference to your smile

What if you were told that in only half a year you could transform your teeth so much that you’d find it hard to stop smiling? And you were also told that treatment wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, or hurt like mad or fill your mouth with so much metal that no one could fail to notice you were having ‘work’ done?

Well, at Park Orthodontics that’s what you’ll hear from us about Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. Six Month Smiles is the brand name of one of the most well-renowned modern braces treatments on the market.

If you are an adult and you wish you’d got your teeth straightened as a youngster, or maybe you did and they’ve gone out of alignment again, then Six Month Smiles in Glasgow might well be the solution you have been waiting for.

This discreet system of braces is aimed at adults (and teens) whose front six teeth, the ones most on view, need some straightening, but who do not have any other serious problems with their bite.

With Six Month Smiles in Glasgow, the teeth are straightened using discreet fixed braces (fixed braces work faster than removable aligners), which are made up of clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. Brackets and wires use standardised mechanics, but because, with Six Month Smiles our aim is to improve the appearance rather than the bite, the forces needed to move the teeth don’t need to be so powerful, and therefore so painful. Gentler forces also lower the chance of root damage.

All of this means that the whole process is much quicker, usually between four and nine months rather than two or more years. And a quicker treatment means a lower cost for you, the patient.

After your teeth have been moved into their new position, and the braces part of the treatment is over, you will need to wear a removable retainer to keep them in their new place in the jaw. If you find that you just can’t remember to put that retainer in, there is the option to have a bonded retainer fitted. This is also invisible.

Why come to us for braces in Glasgow?

Straight teeth are not just about looking gorgeous, they are about lasting longer too. Many parents are keen to see their children get their teeth straightened for both reasons, and the health aspect is why they send their kids to us at Park Orthodontics for braces in Glasgow.

At Park Orthodontics, our resident dentists Andrew McGregor and Edward McLaughlin are highly experienced in this field, and between them have treated many thousands of patients, with cases ranging from simple bite corrections to complex smile and bite makeovers. In fact, Andrew was nominated for Scottish Dentist of the Year for 2017.

Park Orthodontics has a wide range of orthodontic appliances to hand and when you come to us for a consultation, we will recommend the one that is exactly right for you.

Many people come in asking for Invisalign. This is currently a very popular way of straightening teeth, using very thin, clear plastic aligners that snap on over the teeth and, in doing so, become as good as invisible.

The secret to how they work lies in the carefully planned and positioned pressure points inside each aligner. These press on the teeth to nudge them gradually into alignment, step by step. You wear each aligner for 7-10 days before swapping it for the next in the series. It will probably take somewhere between 18-24 months to complete treatment.

Invisalign is really only suitable for mild to moderate misalignments, but we have other discreet ways of straightening teeth on hand at Park Orthodontics. If yours turns out to be a more complex case, we can recommend lingual braces. These are bracket and wire braces, which are better able to deal with complex straightening issues. Discretion come from the braces being fixed to the inside surfaces of the teeth, next to the tongue (lingua means tongue in Latin), where they are completely hidden from view.

The best way to find out which kind of braces in Glasgow are best for you is to come and have a consultation with the team here. You can ask lots of questions and talk things through before deciding what to go for.

Why use an orthodontist in Glasgow?

These days it seems like almost every dentist in the UK is offering to straighten adult teeth with brilliant products such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, but there are some misalignments that these straightening systems cannot fix, and for those, you will need an orthodontist. In Glasgow, Park Orthodontics has been straightening teeth for 45 years, which is quite a bit longer than the three-day training courses you need to offer treatments such as those above.

At Park Orthodontics, you receive quality care from a trained orthodontist in Glasgow. If you are not even sure what an orthodontist is, let us explain. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth of teeth, jaws and face, encouraging them to line up and work harmoniously together, and, of course, look good too. When your teeth line up well and your jaws bite together correctly, your teeth stand a much better chance of lasting for a long time, and you will avoid a lot of unnecessary pain that can come with misalignments.

You can be referred to us by your dentist, and indeed, this is how many of our patients come to us. But you can also refer yourself, or your children.

About 200,000 children a year need NHS orthodontic treatment for severe misalignments. Unfortunately, this is nowhere the number of children who could do with it; it’s just the ones whose problems are severe enough to warrant state funding for treatment. This usually covers bite problems, which is when the jaws don’t bite together properly.

Anyone who has wonky teeth but no jaw alignment issues probably won’t get funding for treatment on the NHS. However, the orthodontist in Glasgow can often spot what is going to happen when a child’s adult teeth start to come through. It used to be that dentists would start treatment when all the adult teeth were through, but it is possible to start treatment earlier, when there is a mixture of adult and baby teeth.

Children’s braces are smaller these days, and can be customised with brightly coloured elastics to make them more fun to wear. Some children with severe bite issues might have to wear head gear.

Teeth straightening that’s barely there

If you have been so unlucky as to break a bone and while the bone heals, you had to wear a cast for several weeks, then you will know how irritating and cumbersome it can be. Lugging an encased body part around with you, impeding your every movement makes everything extra hard, including sleeping.

If you think that’s bad, imagine having something similar in your mouth for months on end. Your favourite foods are off the menu, and what you can eat gets stuck in this thing and it takes forever to it get out. It’s hard to keep your teeth clean. You get sores where it rubs in your mouth and no one is entirely sure what you are saying.

That’s braces for you; the old-fashioned sort, anyway. Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign is nothing like that. In fact, it’s a brilliant alternative to the traditional metal braces so often seen on teenagers.

Invisalign in Glasgow not only pretty much does away with metal, it also gets rid of the brackets and wires altogether, replacing them with rigid, smooth plastic mouth guard-like aligners. There is no rubbing on the inside of your mouth with these guys. The plastic is so thin, only 0.3mm, that once you snap your aligners into place they become as good as invisible. Only a trained eye can spot them.

As for all that having to change your diet and all that stuck food, there’s no chance of that because Invisalign in Glasgow is removable. You just take out the aligners each time you want to eat, or have any other drink apart from water, and then snap them back in. We provide a carry case to store your aligners in while you eat. It’s not unusual to lose weight with Invisalign because you have to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day, which makes endless snacks and cups of coffee almost impossible.

Treatment takes about a year. During your treatment, you will wear a series of aligners, the number depends on your alignment issues, changing from one to the next, as each moves your teeth one step nearer their alignment goal.