Orthodontic mini screws provide a stable anchor for fixed braces, allowing for dramatic changes without requiring surgery.
Micro implants are screwed into the outer layer of the jaw bone under local anaesthetic in a quick, painless procedure. 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.
How much does it cost?
Final cost depends on how many screws are required for your treatment. However, they are typically £150-£200 per screw.
The typical patient will require one screw, though some may require one of two on each side. Our team will discuss your needs with you before going ahead with treatment.
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
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The ResultsThe following before and after cases illustrate what West House Orthodontics can do for your teeth and smile using orthodontic treatments. All photos shown are of actual patients of West House Orthodontics. Visit our braces before and after page to see more results.
Meet The Team
Mr A M O’Malley
BDS (UK), M.Dent.Sci. FDS RCS (Eng), M.Orth RCS (Ed) G.D.C. No: 66971
Adrian graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1991 having been awarded the ‘best undergraduate student’ prize. Work then took him to several hospitals gaining the experience necessary to ...
Freqently Asked Questions
As well as making you look at feel great, by straightening your teeth and giving you proper jaw alignment orthodontic treatment makes you whole mouth healthier.
Crooked and crowded teeth can create perfect ‘hiding places’ for food to build up and bacteria to flourish. As teeth are straightened, these places are removed, making it easier to keep your teeth clean and reducing the risk of tooth decay or potential tooth loss.
NHS Orthodontic treatment is free for people under 18 with a clear health need for the treatment, although there is often a long waiting list.
NHS Orthodontic care for adults is usually not available, but may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Age is not a problem, provided the teeth and gums are healthy. We can treat patients from age 7 to 70!
We have a range of payment plans available to help you pay for your brace treatment. You can find out more by viewing our range of plans here.