Not all braces are created equal. Different types of dental appliances do different jobs. Some deal with complex cases of malocclusion of the teeth – where the upper and lower arches don’t meet when the jaw is closed – and some work on the ‘social six’ front teeth only.
Your general dentist can offer you some teeth straightening options and you may have heard claims that they can fit you with a type of brace that works quicker than a traditional wire and bracket one – this doesn’t tell the whole story. At Park Orthodontics, we’ve been straightening teeth for 45 years – braces are our business. While your dentist can offer you fast-acting braces, they don’t actually work quicker than a traditional one. They work in exactly the same way, and move teeth at the same pace. Treatment times are faster, but only because this kind of appliance works solely on the front teeth, not on moving the whole jaw.
In Glasgow, Six Month Smiles are once such type of brace, offering cosmetic enhancement and correcting squint teeth at the front of the mouth. You can go to your general dentist for this treatment – or you could see our dentists who have been fitting braces for four decades.
A general dentist can fit Six Month Smiles after attending a three-day course. Our clinicians have trained for at least two years, just in the field of teeth straightening, on top of the five years of their general dental degree.
So, while you may only need this small adjustment, our dentists are perfectly placed to understand your brace needs and offer you a range of options, including Six Month Smiles in Glasgow.
We can also often offer the treatment at a lower cost, because we don’t have to pay to set up costs. Our prices for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow start at £850. At a general dentist, costs can be up to £2000 for the same treatment.
And while the Six Month Smile braces work the same as traditional braces, they have one characteristic that makes them more appealing: they are made of clear and tooth-coloured materials and so blend into the teeth. No obvious metal train tracks!