The world of dentistry has opened up so much in recent years, allowing for different methods of teeth straightening to come through for patients to choose from.
At practices like Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, braces come in many different forms. This new wave of alternative treatments can help many more people get straighter, healthier teeth than before.
Traditional fixed braces are still the most common treatment for teeth straightening, but people may be reluctant to go through the treatment as there are lots of issues and downsides to traditional braces.
Invisible braces in Glasgow
One problem many patients have with traditional braces is the appearance of metal wires and brackets. Luckily, at practices like Park Orthodontics, there is a range of treatments that are considered invisible.
Lingual braces are braces that attach to the back of the patient’s teeth. This makes them just as effective as traditional braces but without the negative visual impact.
Lingual braces are custom-made for each patient and made to measure. This ensures the braces will fit the teeth perfectly, for maximum efficiency and invisibility.
Another type of teeth straightening that is invisible is Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that aren’t strictly braces. The treatment involves wearing a series of plastic tooth trays that gradually move the patient’s teeth to the desired position.
A big advantage to this treatment, other than it being almost completely invisible is that the tooth trays are completely removable, making the treatment much more practical and easier to live with than a fixed appliance.
Lingual braces are designed for more drastic adjustments than treatments like Invisalign, so the amount the patient’s teeth need to be adjusted needs to be taken into account.
Cosmetic braces are designed for more cosmetic adjustments. Six Month Smiles is a treatment that only adjusts the front six teeth. These are the teeth that are visible when smiling.
The benefit of this treatment is that the patient can achieve their desired results in just six months.
If a patient is looking for just a quick adjustment or a life-changing adjustment to their teeth, there is a treatment available at Park Orthodontics.