How do traditional and cosmetic braces in Glasgow differ?

If you are looking to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, you will soon find out that there is no shortage of solutions. Different types of braces can be used to achieve a beautifully aligned smile. However, they accomplish this in different ways.

braces-in-glasgowAt the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, we use traditional braces as well as cosmetic braces in Glasgow in order to meet our patient’s needs. Both types of braces are effective and can fix quite a few teeth straightening problems; however, they look different and are suited to different types of dental problems. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth carefully, evaluate the extent of your alignment issues and help you decide which type of braces in Glasgow is ideal for your individual needs.

What are traditional fixed braces?

Traditional metal braces are fixed to the teeth and use brackets and wires to align the teeth. Metal braces are very effective and can correct a wide variety of alignment issues by applying constant pressure to the teeth and their roots.

Metal braces can fix problems with the position and alignment of your teeth as well as problems with the way your bite comes together. These conventional braces can also solve problems with malocclusion and can create a harmonious smile.

What are cosmetic braces?

Cosmetic braces are generally more aesthetically appealing than regular braces. For instance, Quick Straight Teeth’s Q Removable aligners help move the teeth into their correct position through using a series of transparent, removable, plastic aligners. Quick Straight Teeth also offer a fixed braces system that is tooth-coloured for discretion and is designed to produce faster results by focusing only your front teeth.

Making the right choice

There are lots of different braces in Glasgow that can be used to give you a beautifully straight set of teeth. The best way to find out which is right for you is to book a consultation with one of our dentists at the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry. We are here to answer all of your questions and ensure that you make the best choice possible.