These days it seems like almost every dentist in the UK is offering to straighten adult teeth with brilliant products such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, but there are some misalignments that these straightening systems cannot fix, and for those, you will need an orthodontist. In Glasgow, Park Orthodontics has been straightening teeth for 45 years, which is quite a bit longer than the three-day training courses you need to offer treatments such as those above.
At Park Orthodontics, you receive quality care from a trained orthodontist in Glasgow. If you are not even sure what an orthodontist is, let us explain. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth of teeth, jaws and face, encouraging them to line up and work harmoniously together, and, of course, look good too. When your teeth line up well and your jaws bite together correctly, your teeth stand a much better chance of lasting for a long time, and you will avoid a lot of unnecessary pain that can come with misalignments.
You can be referred to us by your dentist, and indeed, this is how many of our patients come to us. But you can also refer yourself, or your children.
About 200,000 children a year need NHS orthodontic treatment for severe misalignments. Unfortunately, this is nowhere the number of children who could do with it; it’s just the ones whose problems are severe enough to warrant state funding for treatment. This usually covers bite problems, which is when the jaws don’t bite together properly.
Anyone who has wonky teeth but no jaw alignment issues probably won’t get funding for treatment on the NHS. However, the orthodontist in Glasgow can often spot what is going to happen when a child’s adult teeth start to come through. It used to be that dentists would start treatment when all the adult teeth were through, but it is possible to start treatment earlier, when there is a mixture of adult and baby teeth.
Children’s braces are smaller these days, and can be customised with brightly coloured elastics to make them more fun to wear. Some children with severe bite issues might have to wear head gear.