“I’m generally happy with my teeth. They’ve always been pretty straight… except for this one tooth on the bottom. Is there anything I can do without having to go through years of braces?”
“I had braces as a kid… but overtime I’ve noticed my lower teeth to become crooked again. Is there anything I can do to straighten things out without going through the whole course of braces?”
Sound like you? I have many patients who come in with that complaint. Often patient’s aren’t aware of the available treatment out there… and when there’s a lack of knowledge, there’s a lack of desire to correct it.
In my previous blog posts, I have discussed the many benefits of orthodontic treatment, as well as growing trends in treatment options (eg. Invisalign). But what if we only had a specific issue that we wanted to correct?
Do you have:
– Straight but “gappy” teeth?
– Straight upper teeth, but “crooked” lower front teeth?
– 1 or 2 teeth in “cross bite”?
If so… you may be suitable to have partial- orthodontic treatment. 8 brackets (metal or porcelain) bonded across your front teeth only to correct the area of concern. And the best part is, you’ll only have braces on for 6 months. Of course partial braces is not for everyone… but if you don’t ask you’ll never know…
– Lower-only braces (6 porcelain brackets)
– Upper-only braces (6 porcelain brackets)
It is important to note, however, that if there are underlying orthodontic issues regarding your bite, or other skeletal (bony) issues, partial braces will not correct that, but merely correct the isolated problem.
If you would like to find out more information about “partial 6 month braces”, do not hesitate to call us, and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to chat to you.