Can an Orthodontist Straighten Just One or Two Teeth?
Most people tend to think they only need to see an orthodontist if they need a dramatic fix for all of their teeth. However, it’s definitely worth it to fix any issues you have with your smile, even if they are relatively small. Not only will you get a smile that looks better than ever, you will also avoid potential oral health problems in the future by making sure all of your teeth are straight. And if you do want to find a solution to straighten only a couple of teeth, there are plenty of options for you.
You can gain all of the benefits from Invisalign in a short-term treatment plan. This way, your smile will look clean and uncluttered while you fix the small issues with your teeth. Plus, you get to enjoy all of the same foods you normally enjoy eating thanks to the fact that you can remove your aligners for meals.
The convenience and discreet appearance of this option is often a good fit for people who want to get rid of small issues with their teeth. This treatment plan is significantly less expensive than the full treatment, which also makes it a good option for small changes. In addition, you can expect treatment with Invisalign Lite to take six months or less. Just be sure to keep up with routine cleaning, office visits, and safe storage of your aligners to finish your treatment in time.
If you need to fix very minor issues with your teeth, such as a slight rotation of one or two teeth or minor instances of crowding or spacing, this treatment plan is a fantastic option. Again, you gain all of the benefits of the normal Invisalign treatment plan, but you pay even less than you would with Invisalign Lite because the treatment time is shorter.
Invisalign Express is the shortest treatment plan available with the clear aligner system and can often be completed in less than two months. Whether you were blessed with great genetics and only need minor corrections, or you didn’t keep up with your retainer and experienced small regression after having braces or Invisalign before, this treatment plan can get you your ideal smile in a short amount of time. Just be sure to keep up with cleaning and caring for your Invisalign trays to see the best results in the proper time frame.
It’s important to note that not everyone qualifies for Invisalign Lite or Express. Even if your issues seem minor, there may be other less visible issues that need to be corrected for you to have your healthiest smile. For example, teeth further back in your mouth may need to be adjusted, or you may have a bite alignment issue. A full exam by an orthodontist will determine exactly what treatment you need.
Don’t think an orthodontist won’t want to help you because your issues are minor, we want everyone to be completely happy with their smile. To find out if any of these short-term orthodontic treatment plans could be right for you, contact Charleston Orthodontic Specialists today for a free consultation!
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