Health

Developments in Teeth Straightening Treatments

Clear bracesIn the past, if a patient wanted to straighten their teeth they would have limited options in terms of treatments. Many types of braces have negative effects on a person’s lifestyle.

At practices like Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, braces have fewer downsides. This makes the prospect of teeth straightening much more positive for adults. Braces have been developed that are barely visible, take less time and are much more comfortable than traditional braces.

Invisalign in Glasgow

One treatment that has been growing in popularity is Invisalign. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces if the patient needs less adjustment to their teeth.

Invisalign uses a series of custom-moulded tooth trays that are different in shape from one to the next. This difference in shape encourages the teeth to move using gentle pressure over a period of 6-18 months.

The aligners benefit from being removable, allowing the patient to maintain their teeth in the same way they would when not having any treatment at all. This removability also comes in handy when eating as the aligners can simply be removed before a meal and re-inserted after the meal.

Invisalign is also almost completely invisible when in a person’s mouth. This is because the plastic that the aligners are manufactured from is transparent.

For patients considering braces in Glasgow, Invisalign is offered as an alternative treatment.

Lingual braces in Glasgow

Another type of brace that can be considered invisible is the lingual brace. These braces work in a similar way to traditional braces but attach to the rear of the teeth.

Lingual braces are crafted to fit each tooth so they can’t be seen by anyone and they adjust the teeth efficiently. Because this treatment works in the same way as traditional braces, they are suited to making dramatic adjustments to a person’s teeth.

When the braces have been fitted, the patient will need to return to the dentist every 6-8 weeks to check progress and have the braces adjusted accordingly.

Many celebrities are choosing this form of teeth straightening as it doesn’t have any visual effects for the duration of the treatment.