Orthodontic mini screws provide a stable anchor for fixed braces, allowing for dramatic changes without requiring surgery.
In a quick and painless procedure, Micro Implants are screwed into the outer layer of the jaw bone under local anaesthetic. Once in place, they provide a stable support for braces to pull against, enabling dramatic improvements in the position of your teeth which may have otherwise been impossible without corrective surgery.
How long does it take to insert micro implants?
It typically takes just a few minutes to insert a screw, and a few minutes again to remove it at the end of the treatment process
Mini screws are usually kept in for the duration of your treatment and can be used in conjunction with fixed brace or aligner treatments, meaning you’re only required to have insertion and removal once.
Does it hurt?
As the procedure is completed under local anaesthetic, having orthodontic mini screws inserted and removed is usually painless, though there may be some slight discomfort on occasion.
Once in place, mini screws are painless.
Can I see what my teeth will look like after braces?
Yes! We have a specialist system called an iTero scanner which produces a 3D model of your teeth before treatment and provides a prediction of what your teeth will look like after treatment, giving you a great idea of how braces could help you.
In addition, we can also provide before and after photographs of people with similar teeth to yours. Our Private Patient Coordinator can provide an outcome simulation for you free of charge in just 30 minutes!