Can an Orthodontist Straighten Just a Couple Teeth?
When you look in the mirror, do you see some slight alignment issues affecting just a couple of your teeth? You may not think it’s worth seeing an orthodontist because there’s no way they would fix just a couple of teeth. After all, it’s always harder to get a contractor out to fix a small problem at your house than to do a large project, right?
Well, think again! If you’re dealing with an issue affecting even just one or two teeth, your orthodontist is happy to help.
Reasons for Straightening a Couple Teeth
For those with some alignment issues affecting just a couple teeth, there are options available to help correct these issues without having a full set of braces put on your teeth. For instance, patients with issues on the top or bottom teeth can benefit from treatment just in those areas. Patients may have issues with a couple teeth in the front or back of the mouth, which can be addressed as well. Even just a bite issue, a couple of crowded teeth, or a gap between two teeth can be fixed.
Different orthodontists will approach minor crookedness or crowding in different ways. The key thing to remember here is not only do some orthodontists offer comprehensive treatment, they also offer treatment for just a few teeth, so don’t think that your smile can’t be corrected!
Your Treatment Options
There are a few different options if you’re looking to straighten just a couple of teeth. These can vary based on your orthodontist, but some of these options include:
- Partial braces
Partial braces are just that, a smaller set of brackets and wires that are placed only in the places needing treatment. This can include only the top teeth, only the bottom teeth, a few teeth in the front or back of the mouth, and everywhere in between. Invisalign clear aligners are also an effective way to treat isolated issues, and there are a variety of different Invisalign products catered to your needs.
For example, if you have just a couple slightly crooked teeth, Invisalign Express may be used because it is designed to fix one or two minor problems. If you have a larger gap than Express can handle, Invisalign Lite may be the best treatment for you because it can handle slightly more challenging issues.
The Right Treatment to Straighten a Couple of Teeth
Finding the right treatment starts with the right orthodontist. Speak with your orthodontist about your concerns and discuss your options for treatment. So often, people think they can’t fix just a couple of teeth, but that’s entirely incorrect! With the options available today and new treatment methods in the field of orthodontics emerging each year, having a perfect smile is attainable, no matter where you begin.
The first step starts with you. If you have a couple of teeth that need to be corrected, speak with your orthodontist about treatment. It’s time to get the beautiful smile that you deserve!
At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.