Straightening up on Invisalign in Glasgow
By Hannah Kemp 25th Dec 2019
Here at Buttercup Dental, we are not your archetypal dental practice. Where others may simply adopt the one-size-fits-all stance to dentistry which is provided with sterilised, clinical accuracy, we understand that – as no two sets of teeth are identical – no two sets of the same treatment should be carbon copies of each other. Rather, we tailor each service we provide to fit the needs of our patients, and guide them along each stage of their unique dental journey. We are one of the most trusted providers of Invisalign in Glasgow, due to the outstanding relationships we form with our patients that are built on mutual trust, understanding and respect.
Clearly on to something
The Invisalign system, which is a vastly popular form of cosmetic treatment we offer here at Buttercup Dental, is a revolutionary alternative method of orthodontics which is used to treat teeth which are misaligned or crooked. This is without the use of conventional orthodontic methods such as fused brackets or wires. The system was pioneered by Stanford University graduate Zia Chisti in 1997, who – after witnessing first hand the detrimental effects that standard orthodontics can sometimes have on speech and outward appearance – came up with the revolutionary idea of replacing fused brackets and wires with a removable, plastic retainer. Since its launch in 2001, the Invisalign method has grown vastly in its popularity and has now helped bring smiles to over 7 million happy customers, with many of these being teenagers.
This retainer is constructed from a specialist, patented plastic called SmartTrack, which is used for its uniquely malleable, yet firm consistency. When the Invisalign Glasgow retainer is worn it uses specifically placed pressure points, which gradually push the patient’s teeth back into their correct specifications. As each Invisalign retainer is moulded around the exact contours of each patient’s teeth, every retainer is entirely unique. As the retainer is constructed from SmartTrack plastic, when worn it fits snugly over the patient’s teeth to the point that it becomes practically invisible. This may explain the procedure’s vast popularity with teenagers, as it allows them to undertake essential dental realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from their peers or colleagues – which conventional orthodontics cannot.
Take a load off
Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that, unlike other conventional methods of orthodontics, the retainer is completely removable. This affords its users the unique ability to mould their treatment around their schedules, and at a time which is convenient to them – such as when at home or asleep. Another benefit of the removable nature of Invisalign is that its users can enjoy eating whatever foods they wish, without it impeding their dental journey. Those who opt for the Invisalign method of dental realignment at our practice can find it not only gives them a healthier looking, straighter smile, but also massively boosts their self-esteem and confidence whilst doing so. Where other methods of orthodontics may require patients to sacrifice their outward appearance for the duration of treatment, Invisalign Glasgow gives patients the confidence to face life head on, and with a smile on their faces.