There is plenty of chatter that goes on in people’s minds if they are considering a dental treatment. Some of it is questions, some might be excitement, but often there is a fair bit of concern in there too. That’s only natural when approaching something unfamiliar that will adjust the body. There is a lot of information out there about teeth straightening – some of it is positive but much of it paints the experience in a bad light. While you can get information from your dentist about the facts, we get a lot of our information from other, less accurate and more emotive sources such as friends or the media.
At Park Orthodontics, we want to hear as much of your chatter as you want to share when you come to visit us for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. The more we know about how you feel, the better we can make your experience.
One of the concerns that many patients have is how long their treatment will last. Traditional treatments typically last anywhere from a year to two or more. This is a long time to be wearing braces. During this time, everyone must visit the dentist every six weeks or so for check-ups. That’s more than 15 dental appointments for some people.
Advances in dental technology have primarily focused on the effectiveness of any procedure, the length of time it takes and how the patient looks and feels during the treatment. Part of this has been a shift in the perspective about what patients, especially adult patients, really want from their treatment. If they only want their smile to look better, that means there is a way to focus on that goal alone and shorten treatment times for many patients.
This is where Six Month Smiles in Glasgow comes in. This is a method that uses precisely-focused treatment plans. They are designed to make the teeth that are visible when a patient smiles the best that they can be. This means ensuring that these six teeth are perfectly aligned and that no gaps are showing. All of this can is achievable in six months or less in some cases.
Using the latest technology is a great way for us to improve the journey that patients take with us when they choose to have a lengthy treatment like teeth straightening. As we will be working together for some time, it’s important that you feel like each step of the journey is as efficient as it could be. iTero helps us to achieve that during the information-gathering phase when you get braces in Glasgow with Park Orthodontics.
What is iTero?
iTero is a scanner that gathers information that can be used to create a treatment plan for teeth straightening. It works particularly well with the Invisalign method. It creates a 3D digital model of your teeth and this is used for treatment planning and execution.
How does iTero improve your experience of braces in Glasgow?
iTero completely negates the need for taking impressions. For many people, this is a difficult dental process. It used to be necessary for realignment, but the iTero scanner means that this is no longer the case.
iTero creates a much more accurate representation of the teeth than that of the models used previously. This means it’s possible to create better fitting aligners to straighten the teeth. The better they fitter, the more comfortable and efficient they are.
When a member of the team at Park Orthodontics has gathered all the information they need using iTero, they will show you what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment. It can improve your experience of braces in Glasgow when you know where you are headed and that you will be pleased with the outcome.
Finally, iTero gives us all the digital information that we need to send to Invisalign, so they can make your series of aligners. This can be sent in an instant, which speeds up treatment time and improves the level of communication we have with this excellent dental equipment provider.
If you want to know more about what iTero can do for your treatment experience and even get a look at the machine itself, contact Park Orthodontics today to make your first appointment.
At Park Orthodontics, we believe that nothing should stand in the way of someone seeing the orthodontist in Glasgow if they want to. There are some common barriers to treatment, which we support patients in overcoming all the time. One of these is general anxiety around visiting the dentist.
Modern orthodontic treatment is often faster and more comfortable than methods used in the past. If you are particularly concerned about a fitting appointment, you might be able to consider using a method like Invisalign, which may not require any equipment to be attached to the teeth.
What happens if you need to attend a fitting appointment?
Removeable aligners are not suitable for everyone. If you do need to have fixed braces fitted, you will have this done during a single appointment. Whatever your concerns about this, you can talk to the orthodontist in Glasgow at Park Orthodontics. We are happy to change the environment or our methods as much as possible to accommodate you and make you more comfortable.
Getting braces fitted is not a painful procedure. It’s non-invasive and the most you will feel is some unusual stretching of your mouth at various points.
For some people, the issue is that they do not like the feeling of not knowing what is going on during their appointment. They worry about what is going to happen next. If this applies to you, we can talk you through the whole procedure beforehand, so you know what to expect. We can also give you a running commentary during your fitting. Some patients benefit from having a signal worked out so that they can clearly demonstrate when they want a break, or they have a question.
How can braces benefit nervous patients?
When you have your teeth straightened, you need to visit the dentist every six weeks or so. If this is something you are not looking forward to, we want to reassure you that we make every appointment as fast and comfortable as possible. As you experience more positive appointments, we hope that this will reduce your concerns about visiting the dentist. This may make it easier for you to visit and attend to your dental health in the future.
Many patients experience a little anxiety when they are thinking about a dental treatment like Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. This is usually because they do not know what to expect. Once a member of the team at Park Orthodontics goes through the process with them, they feel a lot more self-assured and ready to go ahead.
The factors that are patient concerns repeatedly are: cost, discomfort and length of treatment. You may also have specific questions that you want to ask when you visit Park Orthodontics for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow. However, for now we can offer you some general information on these three issues below.
Getting cosmetic orthodontics as an adult is an investment in the future of your smile. In the clear majority of cases, teeth straightening is permanent. If you follow the instructions of your treatment provider and wear a retainer for a set period after your procedure, the results will last a lifetime.
At Park Orthodontics, we understand that it can be tough to find room in the budget for an elective dental treatment. That’s why we offer many patients the chance to spread the cost over a long period so that they can go ahead as soon as possible.
Six Month Smiles are more comfortable than many traditional treatments. However, it’s a fact of life that moving teeth will cause some sensations in your mouth. Some feelings of pressure or discomfort are a good sign that your braces are working. We can tell you what to expect when you get your Six Month Smiles with us. We can also give you plenty of information on ways to reduce any discomfort. This might include taking painkillers, rinsing your mouth with cool water or other trusted techniques.
Length of treatment
With this treatment, the reassurance is all in the name. While treatments with Six Month Smiles can take between four and nine months, the average length of time that patients wear their braces for is six months. This is possible because the procedure focuses on the teeth that are visible when you smile. By aiming to move fewer teeth, Six Month Smiles achieves results in less time.
When you have a long-term dental treatment like braces in Glasgow, you can expect some changes in your life. Some of these will take place before and during treatment while others come into play afterwards. At Park Orthodontics, we have a team that is highly experienced when it comes to walking people through a realignment procedure. This means they can give you plenty of detail on the experiences you can expect to have.
Even deciding to have braces in Glasgow can give you a boost to your self-esteem. Adults are often under a lot of pressure to look a certain way and teeth can really affect your ability to meet the standards you have for yourself. If you had previously been under the impression that braces in Glasgow were for teenagers only, hearing the news that you can do something about issues with your smile may be quite liberating for you.
How much braces affect your life depends on the type of treatment that you have. Modern straightening methods are often designed with the patient experience in mind. This means that they tend to have less impact than traditional methods but there are still some areas where you might notice a difference:
Braces that are fixed in place can be prone to trapping food. You may need to adjust some of your food choices for comfort and to make it easier to keep your teeth clean. Once your teeth straightening treatment is finished, you can go back to eating whatever you want again.
Lingual braces are fixed to the backs of the teeth. This means that they can temporarily affect the way that you talk. This is simply because the tongue is getting used to brushing against equipment. The issue should right itself soon after fitting.
Once your braces are taken off or you have finished your course of treatment, you can enjoy a straight smile and the confidence that comes with it. Your teeth should not be adversely affected by your braces. However, you may wish to finish your teeth straightening with a clean, polish and/ or teeth whitening treatment to show you new smile at its best.
Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign braces are popular with adults looking to improve their smile. Many who choose Invisalign are professionals who don’t want to wear traditional fixed braces. Often as part of their job they have public speaking or customer facing roles, or are on camera. Having confidence in your appearance is important, particularly with your smile. If wearing traditional visible metal braces is not an option for you, Invisalign in Glasgow could be the key to your new smile.
So, what is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of teeth straightening that is almost invisible. It is not attached to your teeth like traditional metal braces. You are able to, and should, remove your Invisalign braces for eating and cleaning. The Invisalign brace is made from clear plastic resin. This is used to form aligners that look like plastic copies of your teeth, much like mouth guards. The plastic used for these aligners is very thin, approximately 0.3mm, making them barely perceptible when they are in your mouth.
At the beginning of your treatment we will take a 3D digital image of your teeth with a convenient hand-held scanner. From this a digital tooth alignment plan is created and your set of clear aligners is created. This set of aligners is designed only for you. They follow a clear progression that you can see with your own eyes before you start your treatment. Simply line up your Invisalign braces beside each other to see the journey you will make from day one, wonky teeth, to the final day, straight teeth.
Does this style of brace take a long time to work?
From our experience here in Glasgow, Invisalign treatment can be a little shorter than traditional brace treatment time: 12-18 months on average, more for complex cases. Treatment is also partly down to you being dedicated to your treatment. Having removable braces takes commitment. They should be worn for as long as possible, preferably 22 hours per day. If you don’t keep up with that, your treatment time will be extended.
If you are interested in Invisalign in Glasgow give us a call to see how we can help.
The main reason to visit an orthodontist in Glasgow is to treat what we call malocclusion. This basically means a bad bite, or wonky teeth. Straightening crooked teeth is an orthodontist’s key goal. We achieve this with different types of braces. Depending on the severity of the bite problem, fixed or removable devices may required. Essentially, we can straighten teeth and correct the way jawbones line up. This in turn will create a great smile and plays a role in keeping teeth in good condition.
We want to make the best of the teeth you have. Improving the placement of your teeth can bring harmony to your smile not only visually but also physically. When your bite is lined up correctly, you are able to eat comfortably and look after your teeth and gums easily. In the long term your smile will benefit in many ways.
Why straight teeth are healthier teeth
A great reason to visit an orthodontist in Glasgow is to improve the longevity and health of your teeth. When teeth are crooked, crowded or too far apart, it is common for people to have problems cleaning between their teeth or keeping their gums in good condition. This means gum disease symptoms or decay can occur more easily. Taking action to straighten your teeth is a great defense against these problems. Aside from that, having a wonky bite can lead to pain when you eat, make chewing and speaking difficult, and sometimes lead to painful dental disorders. Having a well aligned set of teeth plays a major role in achieving optimal oral hygiene.
Braces for all ages
It is common for teenagers to have braces to correct more serious bite issues and tooth misalignment. However, braces are not limited to use in your teens. For those adults who missed out on this type of treatment, or who have had an alignment change later in life, hope is not lost. Healthy human teeth are able to move at any age. It can be a slower process for some, but it is not impossible. We have many adults seeking help from an orthodontist in Glasgow.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, give us a call.
Some people have serious tooth alignment issues that need extensive treatment with braces on all of their teeth. Others can be lucky enough not to need this. If you suffer from minor alignment issues that mainly affect the look of your teeth that are visible when you smile, Six Month Smiles could be a great solution.
Six Month Smiles – braces for adults
Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces designed to deal with tooth correction issues. Most adults don’t need heavy brace work to achieve a great smile. It is quite common for adults, whether they have had brace work before or not, to have imperfections in their front teeth. Some experience changes in the alignment of their teeth over time as they get older. Six Month Smiles in Glasgow is great for addressing small imperfections or changes. If you have slightly crooked, spaced, twisted or sticking out front teeth, Six Month Smiles can be a cost effective, quick solution.
We offer Six Month Smiles in Glasgow to people who can benefit from tweaks to the alignment of their front teeth. Because of the small selection of teeth being moved and the subtlety of the movements required, the look of teeth will usually move to their desired position in approximately 4-9 months, six on average.
Why choose Park Orthodontics?
Six Month Smiles is sometimes offered by local family dentist, who can fit Six Month Smiles in Glasgow by attending a short course of 1-3 days. Our staff fitting Six Month Smiles receive of at least six years of training in teeth movement before going on to fitting braces. They are experienced in treating a large range of alignment problems.
Some think that visiting Park Orthodontics for Six Month Smiles in Glasgow will be an expensive choice. In fact our prices are competitive and often more cost effective than visiting a family dentist for the same treatment. We are able to offer good prices because we do not have to pay large setup costs for offering Six Month Smiles.
If you would like to smile more confidently, get in touch to book an appointment and find out your options.
The positioning of your teeth affects your oral hygiene and your cosmetic appeal. Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, braces come in a variety of styles to suit a wide range of dental repositioning requirements. We consistently achieve impressive results with discreet and user-friendly braces. We can help you if you have a misaligned bite, a crooked smile, or front teeth that stick out too much. Even small adjustments to a few teeth can have a dramatic effect.
The benefits of braces in Glasgow
When you come to our dental practice, our team will assess your oral health and find out how you’d like your smile to look in the future. We can then recommend the most appropriate way to achieve this.
With treatments like Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, transparent and tooth-coloured materials make the realignment appliance virtually invisible. This greatly reduces the potential embarrassment that can make people avoid having braces in Glasgow. As well as being well-hidden, the appliances are lightweight and user-friendly. When you wear Invisalign aligners, you can remove them from your mouth when you need to eat a meal or clean your teeth.
We can attach wire-and-bracket braces to the backs of your teeth, so that they don’t make a visual impact when you open your mouth.
When your teeth are straighter, you’ll find them easier to keep clean. This is because there’ll be fewer awkward areas among your teeth that your toothbrush has difficulty accessing. Your overall risk of tooth decay and gum disease is thus reduced.
With a properly-aligned bite, you’ll be putting less strain on your jaw when you eat. Your risk of injury is reduced and mealtimes might become a more pleasant experience.
Time and patience
Simple adjustments are generally quicker than more complex transformations, but it still takes a bit of time to achieve a straighter smile. You’ll probably be wearing braces in Glasgow for 6-12 months or longer. We’ll always let you know how long treatment will take before it begins. After it’s all over, you’ll be enjoying the oral health and cosmetic benefits for many years. Transforming your smile can improve your overall quality of life.
Your teeth play an important role in your health, on several levels. They are your food mashers for turning delicious meals into a paste that you can swallow and your digestive tract can extract the nutrients from. They are part of your charm, creating that winning smile that lands you great jobs, lovely partners and help from all sorts of unexpected places. They are part of the team that help you enunciate your words clearly. You only get one set of teeth; take good care of them. And if they are not straight, bring them to see an orthodontist in Glasgow.
At Park Orthodontics, you can see a trained orthodontist in Glasgow, either through a referral from your general dentist or by booking an appointment yourself. We have been straightening teeth in this lovely city for more than 40 years. We really know as much as anyone can know about teeth straightening: the crowded, leaning, gappy, twisted, undescended, protruding teeth; the cross, over and under bites; and, the jaws that are too narrow to accommodate all your teeth.
We also know all there is to know about the various devices on the dental market for straightening teeth and sorting out misaligned jaws or jaws that are not broad enough.
We are not wedded to any brand and can offer you impartial advice about which device is best for your needs. We can tell you if this or that device really is as invisible as the adverts says it is, whether it really is that comfortable, and easy to remove, or whether it can straighten teeth faster than other devices on the market.
If you come to us hell bent on using such and such a device even though there is one that will suit you as well or better but will cost less, we will tell you about it. You may even find that certain brands are cheaper with us than a general dentist.
In short, when you come to this orthodontist in Glasgow, we will put you at the top of the list of our priorities, because we want you to leave our care with the lovely straight teeth you have always wanted.