36 London Street Edinburgh,
0131 556 2155
47 Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XD
01592 261 019
27 Morningside Park, Edinburgh, EH10 5HD
0131 447 2964
4 High Street, Musselburgh,
0131 665 0002
3 The Parkway Retail Square, Almondvale, Livingston, EH54 6ZW
01506 420 003
21 The Square, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 8LH
01968 664 880
Our top priority is your smile
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Scottish Orthodontics have now started accepting NHS referrals for Orthodontic treatment
NHS Orthodontics and treatment programmes
Our highly trained staff are well-versed with NHS eligibility and paperwork. We’ll do our best to shorten your wait time and help you get on your way to a straighter smile as soon as possible.Learn more about NHS eligibility
A customised (invisible) solution with Incognito Braces
Incognito braces use metal brackets that are placed along the inside of your teeth, where they are hidden from sight. Each plan is tailored to the structure of your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit.Invisible braces
we have a broad team of specialists
Mr. Ibikunle AlukoNew Town, Livingston, Penicuik, Kirkcaldy
Mr. Colin ChambersNew Town, Musselburgh, Morningside, Dunfermline
Mr. Donald CowanNew Town, Musselburgh
Mr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah MustafaNew Town, Musselburgh, Livingston
Mr. Samir SayeghAll locations
Mrs. Judy WhebleNew Town, Livingston, Kirkcaldy
Mr. Nimo RostamiNew Town, Musselburgh, Livingston, Morningside, Kirkcaldy
Mr. Athanasios GiavasisLivingston, Motherwell, Carluke, Dunfermline
Mrs.Christina MathiesonNew Town, Morningside
Orthodontic treatment uses appliances (or braces) that are fitted to the teeth to gently adjust alignment or position, slowly over time.
- prescribed and designed according to the patient’s particular needs
- designed to apply gentle forces, using special wires, in a carefully controlled direction
In this way, braces precisely move the teeth, through the supporting bone, to a new more desirable position.
Every individual is different, but treatment usually lasts between 18 months – 2 years.
If indicated, the replacement of any missing teeth will have to be done by your dentist.
During the initial consultations with your orthodontist, this will be highlighted to you if it’s something you’d need to plan for.
Removable appliances are used to undertake simple tooth movements. They’re safe to use in younger patients who may still have baby teeth present.
Functional appliances (braces) are usually removable and are also known as ‘growth modification appliances’.
They can be used to guide the growth and development of children’s jaws, where there may be a mismatch in the size of their upper to lower jaws.
Fixed Appliances / Braces
This is what people usually think of when they imagine braces.
Fixed braces are:
- bonded / cemented to the teeth for the duration of treatment
- made up of small attachments (brackets and bands) linked together using special orthodontic wires
- usually made of stainless steel, but tooth coloured brackets are also available as a more aesthetic alternative
- - normally fixed to the outside of teeth (labial appliances), but special fixed braces that are stuck to the inside of teeth (lingual appliances) are also available
Some patients may need to wear elastics to achieve the desired result. These can be applied and removed by the patient.