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Get your new smile, fast

Do you long for a new smile? Are crooked, poorly spaced or crowded teeth ruining your look? You may be one of the millions of adults who shy away from the camera and feel embarrassed in social or professional interactions. Imagine a life where you can smile freely and be proud of your appearance. This could be closer than you think. At Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Six Month Smiles has allowed many of our patients to experience the joy of a beautiful smile and fast.

A Six Month Smile?

It sounds too good to be true, but if your teeth are not seriously misaligned then we can offer you Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. We use the same professional principles that we have used with more traditional procedures over the past 20 years, so you can be assured that you are in safe hands. However, new technologies allow treatment that is faster and more effective than ever before. Clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires mean that in many cases, you are the only person who knows you are having your teeth straightened. No more ‘train tracks’ or hiding away your smile. Without onlookers gawking at your braces, you can focus on getting on with your day. What’s more improved design means that the forces applied to your teeth are gentler, which makes for a more comfortable, but still effective, treatment journey.

A sparkling smile and a healthy mouth

A beautiful smile is an obvious result for our patients in Glasgow. Six Month Smiles allows you to enjoy the smile you have dreamed of and also improves your oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps for plaque to accumulate in. They are also more stable, which protects other teeth from getting out of line. Investing in Six Month Smiles in Glasgow could therefore boost to your self-esteem and leave you with a healthier mouth.

Fast track yourself to a more smiley future with Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. To see how you could benefit, please do get in touch with our experienced team today. We are waiting to start your journey to straighter teeth.

A clear solution to crooked teeth

Would straighter teeth improve the way you look and feel about yourself? So often, poorly spaced, crooked or crowded teeth detract from your appearance and affect your confidence. If you find yourself thinking twice before you smile or laugh but have worried about donning a mouthful of metal, it may be time to think again. So many people have dismissed resolving aesthetic dental issues due to concerns that it would be time consuming, uncomfortable or unsightly. At Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign has revolutionised the way we straighten teeth.

What is Invisalign?

For our patients in Glasgow, Invisalign offers an effective way of achieving a winning smile in a process that is quick, comfortable and very discreet. A series of clear plastic aligners are used to gently guide your teeth into the correct position. These are custom-made for your mouth so they fit without rubbing and are changed approximately every 2 weeks. As your teeth move little by little, the next aligner takes you one step closer to your desired outcome. The aligners are almost invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning. This means there is minimal impact on your day to day life.

What should I expect?

An initial consultation with our experienced team will allow us to assess the condition of your mouth and find out what you would like to achieve. Impressions of your teeth will enable the production of a set of aligners that are just right for you. A planned programme allows us to monitor and assess the movements your teeth will undergo during treatment. To help you get the best from Invisalign in Glasgow, we are on hand throughout to guide you through the process and answer any queries you may have. When your teeth reach their new straightened positions, you will need to continue to wear retainers at night to make sure they stay in place.

Take the first steps towards a great new look and a brighter, smiley chapter in your life by speaking to us today. We look forward to discussing how Invisalign in Glasgow could transform your look.

Straighter teeth in Glasgow

Do you wish you had straighter teeth? You may be worrying about how you look or experiencing pain or difficulties with eating or speaking. If this sounds like you, then Park Orthodontics in Glasgow can help. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with how the teeth, jaws and face develop. Treatment is best carried out during childhood. Every year over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales have orthodontic treatment and make a long-term investment in their health and wellbeing. However if you an adult who missed out on teeth straightening as a child then you can still benefit.

The advantages

Straighter teeth not only look better, enhancing self-esteem and improving your confidence, they are also healthier. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can build up. They are also more stable as the teeth are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. For our patients in Glasgow, orthodontics has also helped with discomfort or issues around using the mouth normally. You may associate orthodontics with metal braces but there are now a variety of different techniques available to suit your needs.

What we can do

We offer orthodontics in Glasgow for a range of issues, from resolving crowded or poorly spaced teeth and aligning upper or lower dental arches to correcting the bite of your teeth. A good bite allows the upper and lower teeth to meet and work together properly during eating. Teeth straightening can also enhance your appearance by creating a more appealing smile and improving the underlying structure of the face.

Orthodontic treatments are also used to prepare teeth for further procedures. For example, if you are in need of a crown, bridge or dental implant, you may discover that your teeth aren’t quite in the right positions to take on these dental fixtures. Orthodontics can help get your teeth in the right positions so you can go ahead with these other restorative treatments.

Whether you’ve been referred by a general dentist or specialist or just want to talk to us directly, our experienced team looks forward to discussing how orthodontics in Glasgow can help you.

Scottish Dental Awards 2017

Park Orthodontics are incredibly proud to announce that Andrew McGregor has been shortlisted for the Scottish Dentist of the Year 2017.

The awards ceremony is on May 19th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!

A straightforward solution to wonky smiles

Your smile is the first thing that people see and form part of that first impression you’ll make. Are crooked, crowded or widely spaced teeth making you self-conscious about how you express yourself? If this is the case, it can affect your social and professional life and start to impact on how you feel. At Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, braces have transformed the lives of people who were previously hiding their teeth, avoiding smiling and feeling ill at ease.

How do braces work?

Braces straighten the teeth using gentle pressure to move them into the correct position. Thanks to advances in techniques, there are now a range of options. We are proud to offer modern braces in Glasgow, which means treatments that are faster, more comfortable, less obtrusive and more effective than ever before. Many patients who have benefitted from braces in Glasgow have used Invisalign. This involves a progressive series of clear plastic trays, which guide the teeth gently into place. Others have used invisible lingual braces that fit behind the teeth and are hidden from view. There are also a range of discreet brackets and wires, as well as mini braces. With so much variety, it’s clear to see that today braces are custom-made to suit your mouth and your lifestyle.

What you can expect from us

We are committed to making sure that you get the right braces for your needs. Our first step is to meet you, find out what you aim to achieve and carry out a full assessment of your current dental health. This allows us to create an personalised treatment plan, which meets your unique needs. We explain the pros and cons of each treatment, so you can make an informed choice and get the right braces in Glasgow. At Park Orthodontics, we want you to be totally satisfied, so we are always happy to answer to any concerns or queries.

Become one of our satisfied patients who have benefitted from braces in Glasgow and book your initial consultation with us today. A new smile and a whole new you is just around corner.

Why we offer Six Month Smiles in Glasgow

Park Orthodontics is proud to work with many of the leading brands in dentistry, particularly in the area of braces. Working with a company like Six Month Smiles means that we can offer our patients the benefit of highly focused research and development. Six Month Smiles has worked with millions of patients worldwide, which is part of the reason why we are happy to recommend them to our patients looking for teeth straightening in Glasgow.

How we make the journey easier for you

We have all the hard work covered. Your dentist at Park Orthodontics will have had extra training in the application of the Six Month Smiles method. Once you choose to work with this option, your dentist will ask you to have impressions of your mouth taken at our clinic in Glasgow. Six Month Smiles use these and other information about your needs to make your braces. They are then fitted by us.

What you need to do at home

Once you have braces, you need to take extra care of your teeth. For the duration of your treatment, there are certain foods you might want to avoid. Very sticky or hard foods could cause damage to your braces, which you will then need to come in to have fixed.

Even a modern method like Six Month Smiles, cannot stop you getting certain food trapped in your braces. You might want to start having a toothbrush handy so that you can give your braces a quick brush, if you need to, after a snack or meal.

Afterwards

When your treatment with Six Month Smiles in Glasgow is complete, your dentist at our clinic will carefully remove the brackets. This is an easy process. You may wish to have a quick polish and clean afterwards to help your teeth look their best when you are showing off your new smile.

After your teeth straightening treatment, you will need to wear a retainer. This may only be at night and will help your teeth settle into their new positions, which usually takes around a year.

Your dentist will still want to see you for regular appointments to check you are happy and that your teeth are healthy.

Innovative teeth straightening

We like to give our patients the broadest possible choice when it comes to treatments at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow. Invisalign is one of the options that we can offer you. It is an innovative solution for discreetly straightening your teeth. We are here to give you as much information as you need about how Invisalign works and what wearing Invisalign aligners means for you.

Why choose Invisalign?

When you choose Invisalign in Glasgow with us, it is likely to be because you want a near-invisible solution to your misaligned teeth. These aligners are made from a clear plastic material and fit snugly over the top of your teeth. Their see-through nature means your teeth are visible, which is how they manage to be so subtle.

How do they work?

The outside of your aligners is smooth and comfortable against the inside of your cheek. The insides are not so smooth and this is how teeth straightening is achieved.

Imagine if someone made a mould of your teeth. The pattern you would see on the inside of the mould where you have bitten down looks a lot like the inside of an Invisalign aligner. The contours fit closely to your teeth. You probably won’t be able to see it by eye, but there will be some subtle differences between the shape of your teeth and the inside of your aligner. These slightly different contours apply pressure to your teeth to encourage them to move into new positions.

You will have a series of aligners, with each one designed to move your teeth a little more until they reach their final straighter positions.

How Park Orthodontics will help

Invisalign are an external dental company who work alongside us to achieve the results you want. We send them the information they need to create your set of aligners using digital technology. Before you even start your treatment journey, you will be able to see what your new smile will look like at our clinic in Glasgow. Invisalign use these images to check that you will have beautiful smile at the end of your treatment.

We stay with you at every stage of the journey ensuring that you feel fully supported and well-informed.

Six Month Smiles explained

Six Month Smiles are one of the braces options that you can choose at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow. Your dentist will let you know if they are right for you.

Why choose Six Month Smiles?

There are two main reasons why patients are eager to choose Six Month Smiles in Glasgow at our clinic.

The first is the speed at which they achieve results. As they focus on the front six teeth that are visible when you smile, they only take between four and nine months to work.

The other reason is that they are more discreet than traditional braces. The brackets and wires are clear and tooth-coloured so they blend in with your smile more readily.

First Steps

Teeth straightening can only be achieved where there are healthy teeth. If you have any dental issues that need addressing, this will need to be done first. Whether it is a filling or a trip to the hygienist, it’s best to start with a good environment for your braces.

Fitting

Once you are all set, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This information is sent to Six Month Smiles, who construct your braces and return them to us at Park Orthodontics, Glasgow. Six Month Smiles are easy to fit. They require no injections or drills. The whole process should be painless, if a little awkward in places.

The brackets are precisely arranged in the positions that will effectively and gently shift your teeth. Your practitioner will apply a dental adhesive to your teeth in order to hold them in place.

Ongoing

Initially, you might experience some minor discomfort. After all, you are asking your teeth to move around so this is bound to create some sensations. Luckily, the pain is usually alleviated by normal painkillers. It will fade as you get used to your braces.

You will have regular appointments with the dentist to check your progress and ensure you are happy with Six Month Smiles. In Glasgow, at Park Orthodontics, we have been working with Six Month Smiles for some time and are therefore confident in recommending them to our patients.

Your orthodontist in Glasgow

An orthodontist is someone you will meet if you are hoping to have a teeth straightening treatment. Our orthodontists work alongside other dedicated professionals at our friendly practice in Glasgow, Park Orthodontics.

If you are looking for an orthodontist in Glasgow, we would like the opportunity to let you know what you can expect from one of our experienced dentists.

Advice

Any dental treatment journey is a collaboration between you and your dentist. There is plenty of information out there on different braces and orthodontic treatments. Our orthodontist will help you understand the pros and cons of each treatment and address your needs specifically. We will tailor your treatment so that your priorities are taken into account.

Whether you want braces that are discreet or have a strict budget that you need to keep to, let our orthodontist in Glasgow know. We’re here to put your dental needs first.

Skill

Orthodontists train for 2 or 3 more years on top of the years they have already spent learning to be dentists. We also have orthodontic therapists on staff, who work closely with the dentist to monitor and support your treatment. We want you to have confidence in the skills of our dental team so you can relax, knowing that you are in good hands. So if you have any questions about our qualifications, experience and training, just ask.

Care

Care starts the minute you arrive at our practice. Our admin staff know that the dental clinic is not always everyone’s favourite place. We endeavour to change that by creating a friendly, calm atmosphere.

Throughout your treatment, you will be kept up-to-date with everything you need to know. You’re free to ask about anything you want to know. This may include a schedule of treatment, a full breakdown of costs and advice on caring for your teeth and braces.

Where possible, we give you options to choose from. This might include a choice between different braces treatments, as there are many that are available.

We also take care of our patients after treatment. Our excellent aftercare service means that you are supported when you are getting used to your new smile.

Start your Invisalign journey today

At Park Orthodontics, we are always excited to begin your journey towards straighter teeth. We have seen so many patients experience the positive benefits of a new smile including confidence, healthier teeth and a willingness to show off their smile more often.

We offer Invisalign in Glasgow at our clinic. Invisalign is a method of teeth straightening that uses a series of clear aligners, which you change every 2 weeks at home.

Your commitment

With greater control over your dental treatment using Invisalign, there are some responsibilities that you need to be aware of. First off, you need to keep track of how long you’ve been wearing your aligner for and when it needs changing.

Each aligner needs to be worn for 22 or more hours per day. This is because teeth only respond to consistent pressure.

You should not wear your aligners for eating or drinking anything other than water. Many patients really enjoy the fact that they can still experience food in the same way during their treatment. However, in order to protect your teeth and your aligner, you need to brush your teeth before you re-insert it.

Finally, your aligner will need to be cleaned thoroughly a couple of times per week. Your dentist will be able to recommend ways to do this and products that might help.

Our commitment

We support you during your treatment. Even though you do not need any of the tinkering that normally accompanies traditional braces options, you will still come in for regular, brief check-ups. This is so that we can check that your procedure is proceeding as planned. Your dentist may recommend wearing one or two of your aligners for a little longer than usual, if necessary.

Common concerns

When you get Invisalign in Glasgow at Park Orthodontics, your dentist will be able to talk to you about any concerns that you might have. Some patients want to talk about costs, others might be more concerned about the length of treatment. Whatever it is, please feel free to discuss it with any member of our team.

Choosing Invisalign in Glasgow with us means you will be supported by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. We look forward to meeting you soon.