Should you get braces on lower teeth only?

27 March 2023

A person putting on invisible braces on her upper teeth

While it may be tempting to think that you can just straighten out one or two crooked teeth with braces, the reality is that it won’t work for everyone. 

Your upper and lower teeth work together to create a proper bite and jaw alignment; if one tooth is out of place, it can throw off the entire system. But not to worry! We’ll explain why and how you can make the most of your Zenyum Invisible Braces journey.


What Will Happen If You Get Only Upper Teeth Braces?

As the saying goes, “It takes two to tango” Your upper and lower teeth work together when you eat, talk, or when you’re just simply chilling out. But if you only straighten your upper teeth, your mouth might become unbalanced, affecting your bite. 

For example, if only your upper teeth get straightened, there’s a high possibility you might end up with protruding teeth (also known as buck teeth) where your bottom teeth stick out more than your top ones. And that can cause many issues like tooth wear and tear, jaw pain, and even headaches or trouble chewing.

What if I only need to straighten one or two teeth?

While not entirely impossible with traditional metal braces, straightening only one or two teeth, whether in your upper or lower jaw, may not solve the root causes of your concerns. It may instead impact the treatment’s outcome and the results you were looking for.

Can I get Zenyum Invisible braces for just my upper/lower teeth?

Hand holding a aligner with green background

Unfortunately, no, you can’t. Zenyum Invisible Braces is a set that treats the upper and lower teeth as a single, integrated structure that gradually moves your teeth into the perfect position.

Solely treating your upper or lower teeth might jeopardise the treatment’s effectiveness and risk creating other problems. 

Is it cheaper to get braces for only my upper teeth?

Treating only one jaw will result in the exact cost for your entire smile treatment as treating both jaws. Ultimately, your dentist will identify your best smile journey to getting a correctly aligned bite and a gorgeous, healthy smile.

Here’s how you can get the most out of your Zenyum Invisible Braces journey


  • Be patient: Trust the process and be patient. In no time, you’ll start to notice improvements.
  • Stay consistent: Stick to your treatment plan and wear your aligners as directed to ensure that you achieve your dream smile.
  • Keep up with oral hygiene: Brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your Smile Journey.

The most important thing is always to stay positive and focus on the result. Remember that a beautiful, confident smile is worth the wait!

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