Straight teeth are not just about looking gorgeous, they are about lasting longer too. Many parents are keen to see their children get their teeth straightened for both reasons, and the health aspect is why they send their kids to us at Park Orthodontics for braces in Glasgow.
At Park Orthodontics, our resident dentists Andrew McGregor and Edward McLaughlin are highly experienced in this field, and between them have treated many thousands of patients, with cases ranging from simple bite corrections to complex smile and bite makeovers. In fact, Andrew was nominated for Scottish Dentist of the Year for 2017.
Park Orthodontics has a wide range of orthodontic appliances to hand and when you come to us for a consultation, we will recommend the one that is exactly right for you.
Many people come in asking for Invisalign. This is currently a very popular way of straightening teeth, using very thin, clear plastic aligners that snap on over the teeth and, in doing so, become as good as invisible.
The secret to how they work lies in the carefully planned and positioned pressure points inside each aligner. These press on the teeth to nudge them gradually into alignment, step by step. You wear each aligner for 7-10 days before swapping it for the next in the series. It will probably take somewhere between 18-24 months to complete treatment.
Invisalign is really only suitable for mild to moderate misalignments, but we have other discreet ways of straightening teeth on hand at Park Orthodontics. If yours turns out to be a more complex case, we can recommend lingual braces. These are bracket and wire braces, which are better able to deal with complex straightening issues. Discretion come from the braces being fixed to the inside surfaces of the teeth, next to the tongue (lingua means tongue in Latin), where they are completely hidden from view.
The best way to find out which kind of braces in Glasgow are best for you is to come and have a consultation with the team here. You can ask lots of questions and talk things through before deciding what to go for.