Discover the discreet ingenuity of Invisalign in Glasgow
By Hannah Kemp 18th Dec 2019
Brighten up with Buttercup
Here at Buttercup Dental, we’re not your average dental practice. We pride ourselves on putting the needs and requirements of each of our individual patients at the forefront of everything we do. Rather than adopting the one-size-fits-all stance to dentistry, which has sometimes become all too common up and down the country, here at Buttercup, we understand that no two cases are the same – and we make an active effort to tailor every service to fit the requirements of each individual patient.
Providing a calming environment
It’s our philosophy here at Buttercup that patients ought to feel comfortable and relaxed when attending our clinic, rather than plagued with the anxieties which are often associated with a trip to the dentist. We achieve this by swapping the usual, sterile, clinical environment which is associated with a dental office, for a relaxed, calming and comfortable one. It is this environment we’ve created, and our commitment to seeing a smile on each of our patient’s faces that has helped us gain the kudos we enjoy as one of the most reputable and trusted providers of Invisalign Glasgow.
In line with the times
The Invisalign method of dental realignment is one of the most popular methods of cosmetic dentistry which we provide here at Buttercup. It is a form of discreet brace which has revolutionised the world of orthodontics, by exchanging the need for fused brackets and wires – (which are common features across a range of procedures) – for a removable plastic retainer. This method was the brainchild of Stanford University graduate Zia Chishti, who, in 1997 first came up with the idea after struggling with his own orthodontic braces. Chishti’s idea was to replace conventional, fused braces with a removable retainer, constructed from a patented plastic known as SmartTrack. This brace utilises carefully placed pressure points to gradually realign a patient’s teeth and is a device which has grown into a worldwide phenomenon which has helped bring smiles to millions of happy patients – many of whom are teenagers.
One of the main reasons for the Invisalign Glasgow success within the demographics of teenagers and young adults, is the discreet nature of the process. Whilst other, more conventional, methods of orthodontics often require patients to sacrifice their outward appearance during treatment for the sake of a straighter smile, the Invisalign system provides patients with the ability to discreetly undertake the alignment process. This is due to the fact that each Invisalign retainer is custom built to fit the contours and shapes of each patient’s teeth, to the point that when it is worn, the retainer becomes practically invisible. This allows patients to undertake essential dental realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleagues. Another unique benefit to the Invisalign Glasgow system which differentiates it from other methods of orthodontics, is the removable nature of the aligner. This allows for patients to have the unique ability to undergo the process at a time which is convenient to them, such as when at home or asleep.