14 Royal Terrace, Glasgow G3 7NY - NHS & Private Orthodontic Practice

Children's Orthodontics Treating Issues Before They Become Problems

Crooked or misaligned teeth can cause problems for children, both aesthetically and structurally.

When teeth are not correctly aligned, it can be challenging to clean them properly, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, crooked teeth can affect how a child bites and chews, leading to problems adequately digesting food.

If you are interested in having your children’s teeth assessed for orthodontic treatment, schedule a complimentary smile evaluation today.


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Dr Andrew McGregor

Dr Andrew Mcgregor talks about children's Orthodontics

Hello. I’m Andrew McGregor, and today we’re talking about something year and year to every parent’s heart: children’s orthodontics. Click the Play button to find out more.

Invisalign kids

Invisalign® Clear Aligners for Your Children

Invisalign® First is a popular choice for kids because it is nearly invisible and very comfortable to wear.

It works by gradually moving your child’s teeth into the proper position using a series of clear, custom-made aligners.

In most cases, treatment will take between 6 and 12 months. We use Dental monitoring and see children every 3 months on average so that we can assess their progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Invisalign First patients get a big discount on further Invisalign treatment as a teen too!

You will need a complimentary smile evaluation to know if your child is a candidate for Invisalign® First. Feel free to request one today!

Ceramic Braces

Clear Braces for Kids

Clear braces are a popular choice for kids to treat both simple and complex orthodontic issues.

You can see signs that your child may need braces, such as crowding, gapped teeth, or difficulty chewing and biting as early as six years old. By intercepting these issues before, we can often avoid the need for more invasive treatments later on.

Park Orthodontics offers both clear and metal braces for kids so that we can find the best solution for your child’s individual needs.

Erin talks about her Fixed Braces Journey

Erin and her Mother

Lewis talks about his Invisalign journey

iTero Element Scanner

See your new smile before treatment starts!

All our patients are involved in their treatment decision.

This is made possible by using the sophisticated smile simulation software within our iTero scanners.

Our 3D scan will show what your new smile could look like after orthodontic treatment and allow you to make and see real-time modifications to ensure you will be happy with the end result!

Key Features and Benefits of Invisalign® Clear Aligners

A cleaner, more gentle way of moving teeth. Try Invisalign clear aligners, and never worry about your child’s smile again.

Gentle to Gums and Teeth

With Invisalign First, there are no wires or brackets that can rub on your child’s gums and teeth. You are less likely to worry about your child’s gum health and tooth decay.

Customized for Each Child

Because each Invisalign First aligner is custom-made for your child, we can ensure that their treatment is comfortable and practical.

Almost Invisible Clear Aligners

Metal braces are very noticeable, but Invisalign First aligners are practically invisible. That means your child can feel confident about their smile during treatment.

See the difference with Park Orthodontics

If you are looking for a trusted children’s orthodontics provider in Glasgow, look no further than Park Orthodontics.

We offer a wide range of treatment options to meet the unique needs of each child.

Request a complimentary smile evaluation today to see how we can help your child achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve!

How does this treatment work?

There’s no better way to have a beautiful smile than by getting the orthodontic treatment that is right for your child!


Patient Testimonials

You can also take a look at our 5-Star Google & Facebook reviews from happy patients.

“Just wanted to say a big Thank you to all the team at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow. My son had his braces taken off today after 18 months and his new straight teeth look amazing. From day one the teeth straightening service at Park has been first class!”
Carol McGowan, Old Kilpatrick
“I've just finished my 'active' treatment with Park Orthodontics and I am more than happy with my results. The whole team were very welcoming and professional and put me at ease for all my appointments. I could not recommend Park Orthodontics more!”
Hannah Yahya, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute
“Nothing but professional, my daughter Sarah got her braces off today after nearly 2 years and I can’t get her away from the mirror, the difference is unbelievable! Everyone at the practice have been great . I couldn’t recommend them higher!”
Alan Wright, Glasgow
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Children’s Orthodontics.

A general rule of thumb is that your kids should look at getting braces between 9 and 14. Usually, this is before they've gone through puberty. If they've already gone through it, it'll be harder to adjust their jaw and teeth, as they've already settled into their post-puberty positions.

If you bring in your child for regular dental check-ups, your dentist will help determine whether they need early orthodontic treatment.

Free orthodontic treatment is only available on the NHS for young people under 18 years of age and with a clear clinical need for treatment. A rating system known as the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) is used to assess the condition and eligibility of individual cases.

With the NHS, all children below 18 can have an orthodontic assessment for free. The NHS will pay for treatment, but they only cover severe cases.

Your child should see a dentist/orthodontist at nine years old. If not, they should get an orthodontic assessment when they already have all their adult teeth.

The most common option is fixed braces, but children can also get clear aligners.

Yes, your child will need a retainer. Your child’s teeth will continue to change throughout their life, which is why getting one is necessary.

Your child may only need to wear braces for about six months. However, more complex issues often mean wearing braces for about one to two years.

Some foods like popcorn and gum are not recommended. Overall, a child won’t need to make significant changes to their diet. Your child’s orthodontist will give you a list of prohibited foods.

Typically, your child needs to visit for a regular appointment every 4 to 10 weeks.

Straight Talking

Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment for you or your children? Read articles by specialist orthodontist Dr Andrew McGregor to help you on your journey to a better, straighter smile.

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