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When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients at Walt Orthodontics often ask us, “Can I get braces for just two teeth?” It’s a valid question, especially for those who are generally happy with their smile but have concerns about a couple of misaligned teeth. Let’s explore this topic and understand the possibilities and limitations of targeted orthodontic treatment.


Targeted Orthodontic Treatment: A Possibility?

The short answer is yes, it is possible to have braces on just two teeth. However, unfortunately, braces does not work effectively this way. If braces are placed on two teeth, there are always unintended movement of the adjacent teeth, leading to a disrupted bite and possibly other misalignment. A full set of (28) teeth function together like a puzzle. Once one tooth moves, another one does too whether or not you wanted it.


Comprehensive Assessment: The Key to Success

Before deciding on targeted treatment, a comprehensive assessment by an orthodontist is essential. At Walt Orthodontics, we conduct a thorough examination to understand the overall health and alignment of your teeth and jaw. This helps in determining whether targeted treatment is the best course of action or if a more comprehensive approach is needed.


When Is Targeted Treatment Appropriate?

1. Minor Adjustments: If you have one or two teeth that are slightly misaligned, crooked, or have minor spacing issues.

2. Post-Treatment Corrections: Sometimes, after comprehensive orthodontic treatment, a couple of teeth may shift slightly.


The Targeted Treatment Approach

In these situations, as mentioned, traditional braces for treating just two teeth is not recommended. The more effective approach in these situations is definitely Invisalign. With Invisalign we are able to apply a very targeted approach to move just a few teeth while offering the convenience and aesthetics of clear, removable aligners.

The technical term in these situations is limited treatment. Limited treatment does not come with the same pricing as full/comprehensive treatment. That being said, limited treatment is not always possible and relies on professional guidance from an orthodontist to make the determination.


The Importance of Professional Guidance

Orthodontic treatment, whether comprehensive or targeted, should always be guided by a professional. Self-treatment or DIY braces can lead to serious dental issues, including damage to the teeth and gums.


Getting Started with Your Treatment

If you’re considering braces for just a couple of teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at Walt Orthodontics. We’ll provide you with personalized advice and treatment options that best suit your dental needs.



While it’s possible to get braces for just two teeth, the decision should be based on a professional assessment of your overall oral health. Invisalign clear aligners is the recommended approach in these situations. At Walt Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing tailored solutions that ensure the health and beauty of your smile.

In-Person Consultation

Use our handy online scheduler below to choose the date and time that works best for your initial complimentary consultation appointment!

Please note that while initial orthodontic consultations are complimentary, if you recently completed orthodontic treatment or currently are in active appliances with another provider, seeking a replacement/repair for a retainer, or looking to schedule a second consult after your initial one there is a fee for the consultation. Please contact us for more information.

Alternatively, please contact our office directly by phone/text if you are trying to book multiple consultations at the same time or are seeking consultation further out than 12 weeks.

Please note – If none of the available times on our online scheduler work for you we do have other consultation times available. Please contact us directly for more information.

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When it comes to financing there’s no one size fits all solution. Likewise, there is no singular solution when it comes to financing. At LendCare, we get that and go deeper to understand your unique story and offer flexible options that work best for you, given your current financial situation. That means you get affordable financing, even if your credit is anything but top-tier.

Walt Orthodontics is pleased to offer interest-free payments up to 30 months. If you require payments over 30 months we are happy to offer the LendCare solution.


Dr. Walt received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Western Ontario, graduating first in his class and receiving the Gold Medal as well as numerous awards recognizing his scholastic and clinical achievements, leadership and character. He then completed his orthodontic training at the University of Colorado, where he received both his Specialty Certificate and Master of Science Degree. During his residency, he was awarded the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Scholarship for overall excellence.

After graduating from residency and opening Walt Orthodontics in 2013, Dr. Walt committed himself to applying his traditional orthodontic education into the digital world to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience. He currently serves as a Faculty Member, Key Opinion Leader, and Advisory Board Member for Align Technology which involves traveling around the world to teach other orthodontists about Invisalign. Being at the forefront of digital orthodontics, Dr. Walt was invited to be the first orthodontist in Canada to use custom LightForce braces. He also serves as an Orthodontic Coach/Mentor for other orthodontists looking to improve their knowledge of digital orthodontics.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Walt is a “die-hard” Blue Jays fan and enjoys working out in his spare time.


Dr. Stephanie Grossman pursued her dental degree in sunny South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with honours, at the top of her class, and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society. She then completed her orthodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received both a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree. She is both a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Grossman strives to provide the highest standard of orthodontic care for her patients. She attends numerous hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advancements in orthodontics. Dr. Grossman is licensed to practice in both the United States and Canada.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Grossman enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling the world. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new restaurants!