Some orthodontic patients are not interested in perfecting their bite. In many cases, patients seek treatment solely for cosmetic reasons and are only concerned with the front teeth for example. Limited treatment is designed for these individuals.
We typically offer limited treatment to adults. This option takes less time than full treatment with the average treatment time being between six and nine months. This treatment option is more affordable than a comprehensive treatment.
In general, only the six front teeth on the upper jaw will be targeted for correction in this treatment plan. Since only these teeth are treated, larger issues with crowding or spacing cannot be addressed. However, small issues such as twisting of the teeth can be corrected in this manner. Once the targeted teeth have shifted into their ideal positions, we will coordinate with a cosmetic dentist to perfect the look of the teeth as much as possible.