The history of orthodontics goes back more than 2000 years. Archaeologists have even discovered mummified ancients with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth, which are likely to be a primitive form of orthodontics.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist has been trained in the field in dentistry that deals primarily with aligning teeth and jawbones. This includes diagnoses, treatment and eventual correction of any alignment issues. An orthodontist will undergo two or three years more training in a dental school or college after they have graduated in dentistry. Here at Park Orthodontics, an orthodontist in Glasgow can help with any tooth alignment needs you may have. The technical term for misaligned teeth is malocclusion. If you have malocclusion, it means that you have an abnormal alignment of your teeth or in the way your upper and lower teeth fit together.
How can an orthodontist help me?
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, an orthodontist can help you attain a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Treatments range from cosmetic to deep bone and jaw alignment including palate widening. This can all be done with a range of different braces. Each person is different of course. Why not drop in to see one of our orthodontists in Glasgow? We can discuss the best treatment option for you.
Making sure you get the best possible treatment
Your Glasgow orthodontist will provide you with all the information you need to make a clear decision on the best treatment method for your alignment needs. This could be removable or fixed braces and it is possible that you may have to have one or more teeth removed to create your final desired outcome. No matter which treatment option works for you, the process can take many months before you achieve your desired smile. Complex realignment treatments will understandably take longer than simple ones. The good new is that the time and money you invest will reduce oral health complications for a long time to come.
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