Category: Invisalign

The subtle way to straighten your teeth

Meeting someone for the first time involves a lot of snap judgments based on visual cues as well as the use of other senses. We weigh up people visually in the first few seconds of an encounter, making decisions about how friendly they are, how happy they are, if they are open, honest and trustworthy. Much of this information is derived from their smile.

We pick up this kind of visual information subconsciously within the first few seconds of meeting someone. And they are picking up the same information about us. And if they decide something negative about us, depending on the situation, it could make or break our dreams. And if not that it could make the encounter trickier than it needs to be. When people don’t smile, others assume they are miserable or unfriendly. This may be true, or it may be they are not be smiling because they are ashamed of their teeth. Don’t let yourself lose out on life’s opportunities because you’re too ashamed of your teeth to smile.

At Park Orthodontics, in Glasgow, Invisalign is a way of teeth straightening that can help you make the most of everything life has to offer and is so discreet that no one will know you are undergoing treatment.

In Glasgow, Invisalign straightens out crooked, over-crowded or misaligned teeth without the use of brackets, bands or wires. Instead, Invisalign uses clear resin trays, resembling mouth-guards, to move your teeth into a straighter position.

This method has several advantages over the more well-known wire and bracket systems. Firstly, many adults don’t want the ‘train-track’ look associated with being a teenager.

Secondly, the 3D printed, clear plastic aligners are so thin that when they are snapped over your teeth, they become almost invisible, and do not interfere with speech.

Thirdly, in Glasgow, Invisalign trays are removable. This makes brushing and flossing easy, and you can continue to eat whatever you like. Also, if absolutely necessary, you can remove the aligners for a few hours for ultra-important business or social events (although you should not make a habit of this).

And finally, Invisalign treatments only take a few months instead of years, and are a more affordable option.

Do you love your smile?

A beautiful smile can light up your face but crowded, overly spaced or misaligned teeth can detract from your appearance and start to affect your confidence. You may have considered corrective treatment but have been worried about the impact of metal braces. This is often the case for adults, particularly those who have a lot of contact with people in their professional or social life. If this sounds like you then you may be interested in a system that can straighten your teeth comfortably, effectively and discreetly. At Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign is a technique that has been popular with many of our patients.

How does it work?

The first stage is a consultation during which you can ask any questions you may have and we can assess the state of your mouth and take measurements. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and gently reposition your teeth. They are individually made to suit your mouth and you will be provided with a new set every two weeks. This is so they adapt to the changing position of your teeth and continue to guide them into the right place. 3D computer modelling allows the aligners to be made precisely and means that you can see the predicted results in advance. As long as your misalignment is not severe, you can try Invisalign in Glasgow and join over 4 million people who have benefitted from it worldwide.

What are the advantages?

The aligners are made of clear plastic and are almost invisible, unless someone is trying to see them, so you can smile without feeling self-conscious. They work quickest if you wear them all the time but are also removeable for eating and cleaning so the impact on your life is minimal. For our patients in Glasgow, Invisalign has proved to be a comfortable, effective way of straightening teeth which does not cause the inconvenience or embarrassment of having ugly metal braces.

Give yourself the gift of a beautiful new smile today and make an appointment with us to discuss whether Invisalign in Glasgow is the treatment for you. This could be the start of a brighter future and a happier smile.

See the light with Invisalign in Glasgow

When you get your teeth straightened with Park Orthodontics, we can offer you braces that are the perfect blend of functionality and form at our clinic in Glasgow. Invisalign is a modern version of braces that still straightens your teeth but does not compromise your look in the meantime. They are clear aligners made from see-through, BPA-free plastic that fit closely over the top of your teeth. This means that they are practically invisible while still doing a great job.

Getting Invisalign in Glasgow with Park Orthodontics

We offer Invisalign in Glasgow. The first thing we will do when you come to us for braces is take impressions of your teeth and some images. This is the information that will be used to make your aligners.

We work in conjunction with Invisalign who custom make a series of aligners for you and return them to us in clinic. They have worked with over four million smiles worldwide and you can benefit from this experience.

Once we get your aligners back, we talk you through how you use them. We will either give you all your aligners at once or just some of them depending on how many there are in your entire series. The more movements your teeth need to make in order to be in the position you want, the longer your series of aligners will be. Each one is worn for around two weeks at a time before you move on to the next in the set.

Day-to-day life with Invisalign

You wear your aligners for more than 22 hours of every day, including while you sleep. You only take them out to eat before brushing your teeth and reinserting. Once or twice a week, it’s best to soak your aligner for a while in a dental cleaning solution. Your practitioner at Park Orthodontics will recommend something you can use for this. This will keep your mouth healthy and fresh.

What happens afterwards?

Once you have finished using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you need to wear a retainer for a minimum of 12 months. This is how long it takes teeth to stabilise in their new positions regardless of the method you use. You may be able to wear a retainer at night only or, perhaps, have one attached to the backs of your teeth.