Want to Have A Straighter, Better, Stronger Teeth?

Woman smiling with her strong teethStraight teeth are much more efficient than teeth that are misaligned, crowded or gaped. When teeth are lined up like tidy soldiers in the jaw, they bite and chew with an evenly distributed pressure. When they are leaning and crowding around like a bunch of reprobates outside a pub, they put uneven pressure on the jawbone, which can lead to all sorts of problems. Luckily, such problems can be solved with a visit to the orthodontist in Glasgow.

An orthodontist in Glasgow is someone who has been trained as a dentist, which takes five years, and then gone to do three years post-graduate study, with lots of work placements included, to become registered as a specialist orthodontist. In Glasgow, orthodontists have a special focus on dental issues to do with the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Not all dental practices employ an orthodontist, but one that does is Park Orthodontics.

Dental practices that do not have a specialist orthodontist on the team often refer patients with complex orthodontic issues to specialist orthodontic practices.

Issues that an orthodontist in Glasgow deals with include:

• Closing the spaces between gaped teeth.
• Removing dental crowding.
• Bringing the lower and upper dental arches into alignment.
• Correcting the bite of the teeth so that the front teeth meet on closing and the back teeth mesh together.
• Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth.
• Accommodating impacted, impacted or displaced teeth.
• Aligning the teeth to make good conditions for advanced dental treatment, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants.
• Realigning older patients’ teeth, when advanced gum disease has caused them to drift out of place.

Patients who visit the orthodontist in Glasgow can expect to have a long exploratory chat in their appointment, as well as a detailed examination. Once the orthodontist is clear about everything, they will draw up a written treatment plan, including schedules and costs, which the patient needs to agree to before treatment can begin.

There are a variety of different alignment systems that orthodontists can use, and each one offers something unique. Depending on the issues to be resolved, treatment can take anything from a few weeks to three years.