Braces in Glasgow

NHS or private for braces in Glasgow?

Much as the NHS would love to provide every child in the UK with a great set of perfectly straight teeth on a beautiful broad jaw, there just isn’t enough money to go around. This means that our wonderful NHS has put strict parameters on who can and cannot get braces in Glasgow on the NHS, and only children with severe alignment issues can receive free treatment. Sadly, the waiting lists are long and such alignment issues can be rather painful, and best treated early, so even if your child qualifies for braces in Glasgow on the NHS, you might want to think about getting them form a private braces dentist such as us at Park Orthodontics.

There are various advantages to going private. Let’s take a look at them:

Faster service

As stated above, you can get your child treated much more quickly with private dentistry, sometimes they can be wearing braces with a matter of days.

Convenient appointments

You won’t have to keep taking your child out of school for appointments, which, where braces treatment is concerned, can means several afternoons or mornings of schoolwork to catch up on. Instead, we can see your child in the evenings or on Saturday mornings.

A wider range of braces

At Park Orthodontics, we stock braces that are not available on the NHS. These are the braces that have been designed to work quickly and look good, or even be invisible. Brands such as Invisalign, Damon, Six Month Smiles and others will be available to your child. And some kids would rather die than be seen wearing clunky metal braces for months on end.

Free starter cleaning kit

Cleaning braces in an important part of the treatment. We can provide a starter kit of flosses and interdental brushes to help keep your child’s braces free from food and plaque.

Faster treatment duration

Treatments can be quicker than on the NHS.

If you would like to find out more about braces in Glasgow for children, then you can get your dentist to refer your child to us or you can refer them yourself.