The Best Options To Straighten Only 2 Or 4 Teeth

Article by Dr Raha Sepehrara

A lot of patients we see only have a few crooked teeth that they are unhappy with and they do not always need lengthy or complex brace treatment to achieve a confident, attractive smile. Sometimes just a simple adjustment, concentrating on just the two or four front teeth will give you the smile you dream of.  There are many options available for braces with the Straight Teeth Suite in Loughborough, and our experienced dentists will guide you in making the best choice.

There are many options available for braces with the Straight Teeth Suite and our experienced dentists will guide you in making the best choice.

Perhaps your two front top teeth, your incisors, project slightly, or you have a wide gap in between the teeth.  A brace will bring these back in line in a relatively short amount of time and, with the help of a retainer, they will stay in place giving you a lifelong, beautiful smile.

In some cases, both the top two teeth and the bottom two teeth are misaligned.  Both top and bottom teeth can be repositioned. Sometimes the top and bottom teeth can be straightened at the same time, and sometimes it is better to concentrate on straightening each arch independently as it will be more comfortable for you.

Straightening Choices


The Inman Aligner, often known as the wonder brace, is a removable brace.  The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a  large range of movements, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly. Within just twelve to sixteen weeks if worn as advised.  This brace can address and correct the front two to four teeth. We tend to recommend one jaw at a time because it can feel quite bulky.


If you want to correct both jaws at the same time, concentrating on the front teeth, then a good choice would be a Six Month Brace, an aesthetically fixed brace. With tooth coloured wires and brackets, the brace is totally discreet. Known as Six Month Smiles, ClearSmile Brace or Six Months Braces, this fixed brace is lightweight and unobtrusive so both top and bottom teeth can be straightened at the same time relatively quickly. As the name suggests, teeth can be straightened in the average time of six months. However, some treatments can be quicker, while some treatments take a little longer, depending on how crowded or spaced your teeth are.


If you still want to correct only the teeth that you show while you are smiling, and you don’t want a fixed brace, you could choose a clear aligner. Both Smilelign and Invisalign are removable aligners, custom made to fit over your teeth. They consist of a sequence of upper and lower clear plastic braces that are almost invisible and removable. You change your aligners every two to three weeks as your teeth move towards their new position. With gentle movements, the aligners gradually reposition your teeth without the need for wires and brackets.

LINGUAL BRACES (behind the teeth)

Another option is lingual braces. Lingual braces are a fixed brace bonded to the reverse side of your teeth where they can’t be seen when you smile or talk and tend to be the first choice of people in the public eye.  They have the added advantage of being more comfortable than traditional braces as the wires and brackets can’t rub on the inside of your lips or cheeks.

We tend to use lingual braces mainly to correct only the teeth that you show while you’re smiling, although we can treat more significant and complex cases with these hidden braces.


Our final option is Damon braces, the modern equivalent of the traditional or conventional fixed brace.  We are more inclined to recommend the Damon Brace where all of the teeth, not just the front two or four, need correcting.  Complex cases benefit from a more conventional approach t orthodontics, and this can take an average of eighteen months to two years.

Do you just want to straighten only 2 or 4 teeth?

Please post a comment below if anything is unclear and you would like your questions answered.



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