Braces in Glasgow

Braces in Glasgow – more than simple teeth straightening

The basic appeal of braces is teeth straightening, but not many people know that they can do much more for our oral health. And they do it very well – both traditional braces as well as their invisible varieties such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.

At Park Orthodontics, braces in Glasgow help patients straighten their teeth, while performing other tasks which are beneficial to their oral health. For instance, we rarely think of braces when it comes to fighting tooth decay, but Invisalign does a great job at keeping your teeth clean throughout the treatment.

No more tooth decay

While it may be harder to brush and floss your teeth properly when you wear metal braces, this is not the case with Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are completely removable, enabling patients to brush and floss their teeth as they normally would. Because the aligners will stain if you have them in when you eat or drink anything but plain water, it’s really clear to see if any odd food particles have got stuck to them.

The results of teeth straightening also make it much easier to prevent tooth decay. Crowded and misaligned teeth are difficult to clean properly, especially in between overlapping and gapped teeth. Straight teeth do not overlap nor create crevices, which are hard to clean. As a result, plaque and bacteria do not build up as quickly and your teeth will stay cleaner for longer.

Prevent gum disease

Crowded and misaligned teeth can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria, which tend to hide in between the teeth and gums. Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, chances are that you cannot remove all these bacteria and plaque from hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. The improper alignment of teeth allows these bacteria to multiply and they can gradually start affecting the gums.

Help your digestion

Having a correct bite is really important for your digestion. Thoroughly chewing food can be difficult with crowed and overlapping teeth and if your teeth do not align properly, then you are probably not digesting your food properly. Braces in Glasgow can align your bite, straighten your teeth and restore your optimal biting and chewing function.