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

Teen Orthodontics - Starting early for a healthier smile

Do you have a child suffering from crooked or crowding teeth or overbite development?

Early treatment with braces can be very effective in correcting these problems. Teens nowadays are more conscious about their looks and appearance. A beautiful smile makes them feel good and leaves a long-lasting impression on others.

Contact Park Orthodontics today and learn how we can help you teens achieve a better, healthier smile!


Subject to age and status, minimum spend applies.

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!

Invisalign® Teen Clear Aligners

If you want a more aesthetically pleasing option for your teen, Invisalign clear aligners might be the right solution. Invisalign Teen is a system of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible when worn.

This treatment option is great for teens. The aligners are removable, meaning there is far less chance of damage to teeth or gums. They are comfortable to wear and will spend less time out of school/work for adjustments.

Key Features and Benefits of Invisalign® Teen

The result speaks for themselves; Invisalign leads to beautifully straight teeth and a confidence-boosting smile.

Virtually Invisible

Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so your teen can feel confident without worrying about their appearance when socialising or taking pictures.

Gentle & Comfortable

For those having trouble with their gums or sensitive teeth, Invisalign clear aligners are a much more comfortable option as they do not have any metal brackets or wires.

Customise Your Smile

Our orthodontists will take impressions of your teen’s teeth to create a customised plan specific to their smile. We help them get straight teeth to boost confidence!

Ceramic Braces

Clear Braces for Self-Conscious Teens

While metal braces are the most common type, they are not always the best option, especially for teens with an active lifestyle.

Clear braces offer an aesthetic alternative just as effective as metal braces.

At Park Orthodontics, we offer both metal and clear braces so that you can choose the best option for your teen.

Key Features and Benefits of Clear Fixed Braces

Clear, strong, and beautiful — clear braces offer an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces.

Virtually Invisible

Clear braces are virtually invisible when worn, so your teen can feel confident without worrying about their appearance when socialising or taking pictures.

Increased Confidence

One of the main reasons people choose clear fixed braces over fixed metal ones is the increased confidence that comes with them.

Effective Treatment

Clear braces are not just a subtler way to straighten teeth, they are just as effective as fixed metal braces when it comes to fixing most typical orthodontic issues.

Mini Braces

Teenagers can confidently smile with mini braces

As the name suggests, mini braces are smaller than traditional braces and are made of high-quality clear or metal brackets. This gives them the strength to straighten your teeth, while their more minor appearance brings a refined look to your smile. Our revolutionary mini braces can solve almost any minor orthodontic problem — including gaps, bad bites, and overlapped teeth.

Key Features and Benefits of Mini Braces

Mini-Braces help you achieve the best smile possible in the least amount of time!


Mini braces are generally less expensive than traditional braces or aligners due to shorter treatment times.


They are more comfortable. Since the brackets are not as large as traditional braces, there is less material present that could irritate the gums and jaw.

Different colours

Teens love the ability to change the colours of the ligature ties that go around the brackets. Many want to add a personal touch to their braces.

Ask Questions

Have Questions About Our Teeth Straightening Solutions?

If you have enquiries about our teeth straightening solutions, don’t hesitate to contact Park Orthodontics. We are open to answering your questions, so you’ll know which approach is right for you.

Start Your Journey to a Better Smile Today!

At Park Orthodontics, we offer both metal and clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and other treatment options to give you the best possible results.

If you are interested in any of these treatment options or want to learn more, contact us today and schedule a free consultation!


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 teen orthodontics. .

Fixed metal braces are a great choice because they are the most economical. They are also the ideal choice for younger teens because they are the most flexible and can change with your teen's needs.

The average time for a teenager to wear braces is about two years.

Traditional braces may cost anywhere from £2,000 to £5,000. More modern braces or Invisalign may cost more, depending on how long your teenager needs the orthodontics and how many practice visits they have.

There are four different types of braces generally available today.

Traditional Metal Braces - Metal braces are the most common variety today and the least expensive. Thanks to modern technology, the metal brackets are much smaller than they were before. Braces usually need monthly or bi-monthly adjustments.

Ceramic or Tooth-Coloured Braces - Ceramic braces are much less noticeable because they look much closer to the natural colour of your teeth. They are about the same size and shape as traditional metal braces.

Lingual Braces - Lingual braces, rather than sitting on the front of your teeth, are cemented on the back of your teeth. These kinds of braces are just like traditional metal braces.

Invisalign - Invisalign represents the most advanced type of braces. Orthodontists typically recommend Invisalign for mild cases of misaligned teeth. It is much more comfortable than traditional braces, and Invisalign uses about 30 invisible trays that gradually align teeth. Your orthodontist replaces trays every couple of weeks.

You may experience slight discomfort with your braces once you have them on because your teeth aren’t used to the slight pressure from the wires. Your orthodontist might suggest a mild pain reliever to alleviate the discomfort. Your teeth and gums may feel tender the first week you wear braces. You can also use dental wax to protect your lips and the sides of your mouth from irritation.

Yea, you can defiantly kiss whilst wearing orthodontic appliances!

The appointment to have braces put on your teeth takes around one to two hours.

Between the ages of 11 and 14 is generally the best time to start orthodontics for a teenager because this is when your child has lost most or all their childhood teeth while having most adult teeth.

Yes. There is no reason to miss school because of an appointment at our orthodontics practice.

Yes. Whether you wear braces or not, we recommend you wear a mouth guard when playing most sports. Generally, if you play an instrument, you can play just as you did before, but you may need a short time to adjust after getting braces.

Straight Talking

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