People often get in touch with us seeking improvement in the appearance of their smile in the shortest time possible. Often this is due to an upcoming event such as a wedding or a significant birthday. Sometimes simply the thought of wearing a brace for a long time is putting them off!
It is true that comprehensive orthodontic treatment often requires wearing a brace for a year or more to fully correct tooth and bite position. This ensures high quality results that should last a lifetime with good retainer wear after the brace is removed.
When treatment time is important to a patient we can discuss the 'mini brace' options.
All of our the braces we use to straighten teeth come in a mini brace option which move the front eight teeth only. This means you could still have metal fixed braces, clear fixed braces, invisible lingual braces or clear aligners to move your teeth. Because this treatment is only designed to improve the appearance of the smile or help general alignment, it takes an average of six months to complete and often less time!
It is very important to understand that this type of treatment is only suitable in certain situations. Sometimes, even though tooth alignment is corrected, other problems can appear as a result such as buck teeth or big over bites.
This is why it is essential to have a specialist orthodontist carry out your assessment before starting this type of treatment. We have the experience and training to advise on all treatment options to make sure you are happy with the end result.
Your family dentist may offer a quick brace treatment in their practice such as 'Six Month Smile', 'Inman' or 'Quick Straight Teeth'. It is important to understand that, as fantastic as family dentists are at looking after the health of your teeth, most have little training or experience in straightening teeth! They will be happy to advise you how to find a specialist orthodontist for an opinion before you make the big decision on your brace treatment.
We have been offering fast orthodontic treatment in Glasgow for over forty years and would be happy to discuss your options with you. Please get in touch and come in for a chat!