Orthodontist in Glasgow

The importance of the orthodontist in Glasgow

Everyone knows the importance of paying regular visits to the general dentist. Six-monthly check-ups play a vital role in the prevention of gum disease and dental decay. Equally important for young children is at least one visit to the orthodontist in Glasgow.

The orthodontist in Glasgow is someone who has qualified as a general dentist and has then gone on to complete two or three more years of postgraduate training that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of alignment issues of the teeth and jaws.

The perfect time to bring your child to see the orthodontist in Glasgow here at Park Orthodontics is when their adult teeth are just starting to come through, around the age of seven years old.

We can make a detailed examination of your child’s teeth and will be able to predict how they will come through. If we diagnose that there will be problems with the teeth not lining up correctly, or coming through twisted, or not descending properly, we can formulate a treatment plan to make sure they do. Your child can start braces treatment before their adult teeth have descended and have them guided into the correct alignment rather than having to have them repositioned once they have already descended. They could be finishing their treatment with the orthodontist in Glasgow just as other kids are starting theirs.

If your child has issues with their jaws not meeting together properly, we can start to treat this at an early age too. It is very important that this treatment is done early, because after about the age of 18, the bones set hard and are no longer able to be manipulated. Teeth can be realigned at any age but jaws must be dealt with early on.

Sorting out these problems means that you are giving your child a much better chance of being able to hang onto their natural teeth for their entire life. Teeth that are well aligned are much easier to keep clean and therefore less susceptible to decay and gum disease. Teeth that line up properly share equally the forces of chewing and are less likely to crumble in later life.