You’ve been to see your general dentist for your six-monthly check-up. They’ve told you your teeth are a little out of alignment and that you could benefit from having them straightened – a treatment they aren’t qualified to carry out.
What’s your next step? You dentist may have an orthodontist in Glasgow that they work with whom they can refer you to. Or they may give you a list of clinicians in your area for you to contact.
Even if your dentist does refer you, you are still entitled to pick your own orthodontist in Glasgow. But how do you decide who’s best for you?
At Park Orthodontics, we’ve been straightening teeth in Glasgow’s West End for more than 45 years. We were the first orthodontist in Glasgow and because this is all we focus on, we use the latest technology and materials to offer you discreet and quick treatments.
Our adult patients don’t want to wear unsightly metal braces for months or even years on end, which is why we offer a range of hidden braces.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners – these aren’t even braces as you may think of them. It doesn’t use brackets and wires but rather sets of clear, thermoplastic resin trays that fit over the teeth and gums like thin mouth guards. Because the trays are transparent, they can only be seen very close up. We use Invisalign to treat minor or moderate misalignments of the teeth, which takes 9-18 months depending on the severity of your case.
Invisible lingual braces are traditional metal braces but with one key difference – they fit to the back of the teeth and so can’t be seen. They are custom-made to fit the unique profile of the underside of your teeth and they can fix almost any misalignment issue in 9-24 months.
Six Month Smiles use the traditional bracket and wire braces system but as they are made from ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, they blend into the teeth rather than standing out from them. They work on the front 6-8 teeth only, which is why they can be effective in such a short space of time –treatment takes 4-9 months, six months on average.