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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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!
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.
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!
A cleaner, more gentle way of moving teeth. Try Invisalign clear aligners, and never worry about your child’s smile again.
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!
There’s no better way to have a beautiful smile than by getting the orthodontic treatment that is right for your child!
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.
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.