Minor orthodontics is the term that we apply to the treatments required to achieve minor tooth movement. These treatments typically use simple braces to gradually straighten and reposition a single tooth or several teeth. The movements required may only be a matter of millimetres and that’s why in these cases, we don’t have to use traditional fixed braces but can instead opt for more discreet treatments with removable aligners that require minimal changes to your lifestyle.
What we can achieve with minor orthodontic treatment
Though all patients are treated on a case by case basis, to assess and find the most suitable treatment to give the best results, in general, minor orthodontics can help to:
- Correct minor and uneven spacing between teeth
- Relieve minor crowding or overlapping of front teeth
- Help realign rotated teeth and malpositioned teeth
- Reposition teeth that have shifted following orthodontic treatment
- Correct improper bite
The benefits of minor orthodontics
There are many benefits to having minor teeth straightening treatments, including:
- Quickest and most affordable cosmetic treatment
- Minimally invasive treatment, as appliances used for minor tooth movement are uncomplicated in design
- Uses lighter forces, making treatment more comfortable
- Improves the overall appearance and functionality of the smile and bite
Minor orthodontic treatment at Marsh House
We are pleased to offer two of the most innovative minor teeth straightening treatments here at Marsh House Orthodontics.
Invisalign i7 is a minor corrective treatment involving no more than 7 transparent aligners, with results visible in as little as 3 months. The aligners are virtually invisible and are changed every two weeks to gradually shift the teeth into the desired alignment.
Follow the link to find out more about what to expect from Invisalign i7 minor orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign Lite is another minor orthodontics treatment from Invisalign. It typically involves 10 sets of aligners and is therefore shorter and cheaper than standard Invisalign treatment. Treatment can often be completed within 6 months and it can also be used for patients whose teeth have lapsed following previous orthodontic treatment.
Follow the link to find out more about Invisalign Lite minor teeth straightening treatment.
Contact us to discuss your options
If you have minor overcrowding, uneven spacing or your teeth have shifted back towards their original position following braces treatment, you may be suitable for minor orthodontics. To discuss your options and suitability for the treatments mentioned above, please call us on 020 8646 6200 or click here to arrange a consultation and we’ll be happy to talk you through the best treatments available.