Getting Six Month Smiles in Glasgow – what will you experience?

Many patients experience a little anxiety when they are thinking about a dental treatment like Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. This is usually because they do not know what to expect. Once a member of the team at Park Orthodontics goes through the process with them, they feel a lot more self-assured and ready to go ahead.

The factors that are patient concerns repeatedly are: cost, discomfort and length of treatment. You may also have specific questions that you want to ask when you visit Park Orthodontics for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. However, for now we can offer you some general information on these three issues below.


Getting cosmetic orthodontics as an adult is an investment in the future of your smile. In the clear majority of cases, teeth straightening is permanent. If you follow the instructions of your treatment provider and wear a retainer for a set period after your procedure, the results will last a lifetime.

At Park Orthodontics, we understand that it can be tough to find room in the budget for an elective dental treatment. That’s why we offer many patients the chance to spread the cost over a long period so that they can go ahead as soon as possible.


Six Month Smiles are more comfortable than many traditional treatments. However, it’s a fact of life that moving teeth will cause some sensations in your mouth. Some feelings of pressure or discomfort are a good sign that your braces are working. We can tell you what to expect when you get your Six Month Smiles with us. We can also give you plenty of information on ways to reduce any discomfort. This might include taking painkillers, rinsing your mouth with cool water or other trusted techniques.

Length of treatment

With this treatment, the reassurance is all in the name. While treatments with Six Month Smiles can take between four and nine months, the average length of time that patients wear their braces for is six months. This is possible because the procedure focuses on the teeth that are visible when you smile. By aiming to move fewer teeth, Six Month Smiles achieves results in less time.

How do braces in Glasgow change your life?

When you have a long-term dental treatment like braces in Glasgow, you can expect some changes in your life. Some of these will take place before and during treatment while others come into play afterwards. At Park Orthodontics, we have a team that is highly experienced when it comes to walking people through a realignment procedure. This means they can give you plenty of detail on the experiences you can expect to have.


Even deciding to have braces in Glasgow can give you a boost to your self-esteem. Adults are often under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and teeth can really affect your ability to meet the standards you have for yourself. If you had previously been under the impression that braces in Glasgow were for teenagers only, hearing the news that you can do something about issues with your smile may be quite liberating for you.


How much braces affect your life depends on the type of treatment that you have. Modern straightening methods are often designed with the patient experience in mind. This means that they tend to have less impact than traditional methods but there are still some areas where you might notice a difference:


Braces that are fixed in place can be prone to trapping food. You may need to adjust some of your food choices for comfort and to make it easier to keep your teeth clean. Once your teeth straightening treatment is finished, you can go back to eating whatever you want again.


Lingual braces are fixed to the backs of the teeth. This means that they can temporarily affect the way that you talk. This is simply because the tongue is getting used to brushing against equipment. The issue should right itself soon after fitting.


Once your braces are taken off or you have finished your course of treatment, you can enjoy a straight smile and the confidence that comes with it. Your teeth should not be adversely affected by your braces. However, you may wish to finish your teeth straightening with a clean, polish and/ or teeth whitening treatment to show you new smile at its best.

Fix your smile in secret

Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign braces are popular with adults looking to improve their smile. Many who choose Invisalign are professionals who don’t want to wear traditional fixed braces. Often as part of their job they have public speaking or customer facing roles, or are on camera. Having confidence in your appearance is important, particularly with your smile. If wearing traditional visible metal braces is not an option for you, Invisalign in Glasgow could be the key to your new smile.

So, what is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of teeth straightening that is almost invisible. It is not attached to your teeth like traditional metal braces. You are able to, and should, remove your Invisalign braces for eating and cleaning. The Invisalign brace is made from clear plastic resin. This is used to form aligners that look like plastic copies of your teeth, much like mouth guards. The plastic used for these aligners is very thin, approximately 0.3mm, making them barely perceptible when they are in your mouth.

Clear progress

At the beginning of your treatment we will take a 3D digital image of your teeth with a convenient hand-held scanner. From this a digital tooth alignment plan is created and your set of clear aligners is created. This set of aligners is designed only for you. They follow a clear progression that you can see with your own eyes before you start your treatment. Simply line up your Invisalign braces beside each other to see the journey you will make from day one, wonky teeth, to the final day, straight teeth.

Does this style of brace take a long time to work?

From our experience here in Glasgow, Invisalign treatment can be a little shorter than traditional brace treatment time: 12-18 months on average, more for complex cases. Treatment is also partly down to you being dedicated to your treatment. Having removable braces takes commitment. They should be worn for as long as possible, preferably 22 hours per day. If you don’t keep up with that, your treatment time will be extended.

If you are interested in Invisalign in Glasgow give us a call to see how we can help.

How can an orthodontist in Glasgow help you?

The main reason to visit an orthodontist in Glasgow is to treat what we call malocclusion. This basically means a bad bite, or wonky teeth. Straightening crooked teeth is an orthodontist’s key goal. We achieve this with different types of braces. Depending on the severity of the bite problem, fixed or removable devices may required. Essentially, we can straighten teeth and correct the way jawbones line up. This in turn will create a great smile and plays a role in keeping teeth in good condition.

We want to make the best of the teeth you have. Improving the placement of your teeth can bring harmony to your smile not only visually but also physically. When your bite is lined up correctly, you are able to eat comfortably and look after your teeth and gums easily. In the long term your smile will benefit in many ways.

Why straight teeth are healthier teeth

A great reason to visit an orthodontist in Glasgow is to improve the longevity and health of your teeth. When teeth are crooked, crowded or too far apart, it is common for people to have problems cleaning between their teeth or keeping their gums in good condition. This means gum disease symptoms or decay can occur more easily. Taking action to straighten your teeth is a great defense against these problems. Aside from that, having a wonky bite can lead to pain when you eat, make chewing and speaking difficult, and sometimes lead to painful dental disorders. Having a well aligned set of teeth plays a major role in achieving optimal oral hygiene.

Braces for all ages

It is common for teenagers to have braces to correct more serious bite issues and tooth misalignment. However, braces are not limited to use in your teens. For those adults who missed out on this type of treatment, or who have had an alignment change later in life, hope is not lost. Healthy human teeth are able to move at any age. It can be a slower process for some, but it is not impossible. We have many adults seeking help from an orthodontist in Glasgow.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, give us a call.

The benefits of Six Month Smiles in Glasgow

Some people have serious tooth alignment issues that need extensive treatment with braces on all of their teeth. Others can be lucky enough not to need this. If you suffer from minor alignment issues that mainly affect the look of your teeth that are visible when you smile, Six Month Smiles could be a great solution.

Six Month Smiles – braces for adults

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces designed to deal with tooth correction issues. Most adults don’t need heavy brace work to achieve a great smile. It is quite common for adults, whether they have had brace work before or not, to have imperfections in their front teeth. Some experience changes in the alignment of their teeth over time as they get older. Six Month Smiles in Glasgow is great for addressing small imperfections or changes. If you have slightly crooked, spaced, twisted or sticking out front teeth, Six Month Smiles can be a cost effective, quick solution.

We offer Six Month Smiles in Glasgow to people who can benefit from tweaks to the alignment of their front teeth. Because of the small selection of teeth being moved and the subtlety of the movements required, the look of teeth will usually move to their desired position in approximately 4-9 months, six on average.

Why choose Park Orthodontics?

Six Month Smiles is sometimes offered by local family dentist, who can fit Six Month Smiles in Glasgow by attending a short course of 1-3 days. Our staff fitting Six Month Smiles receive of at least six years of training in teeth movement before going on to fitting braces. They are experienced in treating a large range of alignment problems.

Some think that visiting Park Orthodontics for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow will be an expensive choice. In fact our prices are competitive and often more cost effective than visiting a family dentist for the same treatment. We are able to offer good prices because we do not have to pay large setup costs for offering Six Month Smiles.

If you would like to smile more confidently, get in touch to book an appointment and find out your options.

Well-positioned teeth

The positioning of your teeth affects your oral hygiene and your cosmetic appeal. Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, braces come in a variety of styles to suit a wide range of dental repositioning requirements. We consistently achieve impressive results with discreet and user-friendly braces. We can help you if you have a misaligned bite, a crooked smile, or front teeth that stick out too much. Even small adjustments to a few teeth can have a dramatic effect.

The benefits of braces in Glasgow

When you come to our dental practice, our team will assess your oral health and find out how you’d like your smile to look in the future. We can then recommend the most appropriate way to achieve this.

With treatments like Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, transparent and tooth-coloured materials make the realignment appliance virtually invisible. This greatly reduces the potential embarrassment that can make people avoid having braces in Glasgow. As well as being well-hidden, the appliances are lightweight and user-friendly. When you wear Invisalign aligners, you can remove them from your mouth when you need to eat a meal or clean your teeth.

We can attach wire-and-bracket braces to the backs of your teeth, so that they don’t make a visual impact when you open your mouth.

Health improvements

When your teeth are straighter, you’ll find them easier to keep clean. This is because there’ll be fewer awkward areas among your teeth that your toothbrush has difficulty accessing. Your overall risk of tooth decay and gum disease is thus reduced.

With a properly-aligned bite, you’ll be putting less strain on your jaw when you eat. Your risk of injury is reduced and mealtimes might become a more pleasant experience.

Time and patience

Simple adjustments are generally quicker than more complex transformations, but it still takes a bit of time to achieve a straighter smile. You’ll probably be wearing braces in Glasgow for 6-12 months or longer. We’ll always let you know how long treatment will take before it begins. After it’s all over, you’ll be enjoying the oral health and cosmetic benefits for many years. Transforming your smile can improve your overall quality of life.

Your teeth, take care of them

Your teeth play an important role in your health, on several levels. They are your food mashers for turning delicious meals into a paste that you can swallow and your digestive tract can extract the nutrients from. They are part of your charm, creating that winning smile that lands you great jobs, lovely partners and help from all sorts of unexpected places. They are part of the team that help you enunciate your words clearly. You only get one set of teeth; take good care of them. And if they are not straight, bring them to see an orthodontist in Glasgow.

At Park Orthodontics, you can see a trained orthodontist in Glasgow, either through a referral from your general dentist or by booking an appointment yourself. We have been straightening teeth in this lovely city for more than 40 years. We really know as much as anyone can know about teeth straightening: the crowded, leaning, gappy, twisted, undescended, protruding teeth; the cross, over and under bites; and, the jaws that are too narrow to accommodate all your teeth.

We also know all there is to know about the various devices on the dental market for straightening teeth and sorting out misaligned jaws or jaws that are not broad enough.

We are not wedded to any brand and can offer you impartial advice about which device is best for your needs. We can tell you if this or that device really is as invisible as the adverts says it is, whether it really is that comfortable, and easy to remove, or whether it can straighten teeth faster than other devices on the market.

If you come to us hell bent on using such and such a device even though there is one that will suit you as well or better but will cost less, we will tell you about it. You may even find that certain brands are cheaper with us than a general dentist.

In short, when you come to this orthodontist in Glasgow, we will put you at the top of the list of our priorities, because we want you to leave our care with the lovely straight teeth you have always wanted.

Easy impressions with Invisalign in Glasgow

There’s always been a bit of a problem with any dental treatment that involves having to have accurate and detailed information about the layout of your teeth, say for veneers, or a mouthguard, or clear aligners, such as Invisalign in Glasgow. It has always meant your dentist mixing up a bowl full of dental putty and then jamming it up against your teeth for a good fit, leaving you trying not to choke for a minute while the putty sets and then pulling it off as you experience that momentary fear that this time, maybe, your teeth are going to go with it.

Not any more at Park Orthodontics when you come for Invisalign in Glasgow. Here, the digital age has caught up with dental putty and put it into obsolescence. We use Invisalign iTero instead.

When you come to us for Invisalign clear aligners, we can take detailed and pinpoint accurate measurements of your teeth using the iTero handheld scanning device.

It takes a couple of minutes for the Invisalign iTero to take hundreds of pictures of your teeth. Also, we can pause the process if you feel a sneeze coming on or have a question you’d like to ask.

As we scan the inside of your mouth, the pictures build up into a 3D image on a nearby screen, meaning you can see your teeth as they really are, from any angle you like.

Once we’ve got the full 3D image of your teeth, we can run a programme that will move your teeth into their correct position. You can see how they will need to move and what your realigned smile will look like at the end of treatment.

The iTero is more accurate than dental putty impressions and because the information is digital, we can send it in no time to the Invisalign factory, where your aligners will be 3D printed. No time wasted, no putty thrown again, no hydrocarbons used on a courier service.

For Invisalign in Glasgow, the iTero scanner couldn’t be better. The accuracy of the measurements mean that the aligners really will hug your teeth so closely that casual observers will not suspect that you are wearing them.

Easy to wear braces

The thing that puts a lot of people off getting their teeth straightened is the thought of having to go through months and months of somewhat painful treatment with heavy-duty metal braces that make it hard to eat and look awful. It doesn’t have to be like that if you have Six Month Smiles in Glasgow.

At Park Orthodontics, we use Six Month Smiles in Glasgow for mild to moderate misalignments of the front six social teeth. Six Month Smiles are discreet braces that work on the front six to eight teeth only. They are so-called because the average treatment time for these braces is six months, but it could be as little as four months, or as many as nine.

What’s so great about Six Month Smiles in Glasgow?

Six Month Smiles uses the tried and tested mechanics of bracket and wire braces, but with a difference. The brackets are smaller and made of clear ceramic, and the wires are finer and are tooth-coloured. These features make the braces much more discreet than traditional metal bracket and wire braces.

Can I have Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles are not suitable for complex realignment issues, or issues that involve realigning the jaws, but they work very well on simple issues that are at the front of the mouth.

When you come to Park Orthodontics for a consultation for braces, we will only recommend Six Month Smiles if we are sure they can do the job. That’s the beauty of going to a dental practice that concentrates solely on aligning the teeth, we really know our stuff. If we think you would be better off with another brand or method of straightening, we will say so.

What about cost?

Another great thing about coming to us is that we may well be able to offer Six Month Smiles at a lower price than a general dentist can. This is because as a dedicated alignment dental practice, we do not have to pay the set-up costs that a general dentist would.

Why not come in for a consultation and find out if you can have Six Month Smiles in Glasgow?

NHS or private for braces in Glasgow?

Much as the NHS would love to provide every child in the UK with a great set of perfectly straight teeth on a beautiful broad jaw, there just isn’t enough money to go around. This means that our wonderful NHS has put strict parameters on who can and cannot get braces in Glasgow on the NHS, and only children with severe alignment issues can receive free treatment. Sadly, the waiting lists are long and such alignment issues can be rather painful, and best treated early, so even if your child qualifies for braces in Glasgow on the NHS, you might want to think about getting them form a private braces dentist such as us at Park Orthodontics.

There are various advantages to going private. Let’s take a look at them:

Faster service

As stated above, you can get your child treated much more quickly with private dentistry, sometimes they can be wearing braces with a matter of days.

Convenient appointments

You won’t have to keep taking your child out of school for appointments, which, where braces treatment is concerned, can means several afternoons or mornings of schoolwork to catch up on. Instead, we can see your child in the evenings or on Saturday mornings.

A wider range of braces

At Park Orthodontics, we stock braces that are not available on the NHS. These are the braces that have been designed to work quickly and look good, or even be invisible. Brands such as Invisalign, Damon, Six Month Smiles and others will be available to your child. And some kids would rather die than be seen wearing clunky metal braces for months on end.

Free starter cleaning kit

Cleaning braces in an important part of the treatment. We can provide a starter kit of flosses and interdental brushes to help keep your child’s braces free from food and plaque.

Faster treatment duration

Treatments can be quicker than on the NHS.

If you would like to find out more about braces in Glasgow for children, then you can get your dentist to refer your child to us or you can refer them yourself.