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Can I use Invisalign with other treatments?

Patients that have existing dental work that can include veneers or crowns can often wonder if Invisalign is a possible tooth straightening option for them. Our North Vancouver dentists discuss how adults with other treatments may still be able to alter their teeth with Invisalign. 

Invisalign is a treatment option that your dentist may suggest if you have crooked teeth, mild crowding, complex bite issues, sleep apnea, or another orthodontic problem. It can help you straighten your teeth and improve your bite.

Many adults are deciding to straighten their teeth later in life and so are more likely to have advanced dental work including crowns, implants and veneers. 

Fortunately, Invisalign still may be an option for you if you've already had one of these additional treatments. 

What Impact Do Missing Teeth Have On My Smile?

Although tooth loss is a fairly common occurrence, it is bad for your oral health. Along with leaving a gap in your smile, missing teeth can affect your bite and the alignment of your remaining teeth. Another possibility is having bones that are thinner.

The severity of wrinkles may gradually increase. Fortunately, you might still be a candidate for Invisalign even if you've had procedures like dental crowns or others to replace missing teeth.

Invisalign If You Have Crowns

If you have dental crowns or bridges and want to get Invisalign, you and your dentist may have some difficulties. Candidates for Invisalign must have strong roots and crowns that are securely attached to their teeth.

With Invisalign, you won't have to wear brackets on your teeth, which can prevent a crown from coming loose or detaching. Additionally, a clear attachment to protect the tooth's crown may be suggested by your dentist.

Invisalign If You Have Veneers

Do you want to change the size, shape, or colour of a tooth? Porcelain veneers could be an option for you. These individually fitted cosmetic dental restorations make your teeth appear more symmetrical.

If you also have issues with your teeth's alignment, your dentist may recommend Invisalign to straighten your teeth and address any bite or misalignment issues that may arise after you've had dental veneers.

Invisalign might be a choice if your veneers are firmly bonded and have kept your teeth strong and healthy. The dentist might suggest attachments to make the veneers fit more snugly. If this is an issue, consult your dentist as veneers can limit how the teeth move and how they bite.

Invisalign If You Have Dental Implants

Dental implants might be required as part of your treatment plan, depending on the results of your dentist's examination. However, some patients' jawbones require additional support or are deteriorating before implants can be placed.

If necessary, the Invisalign and dental implant treatments could be coordinated. Your dental team will need to determine the best order for you based on your needs. Keep in mind that a dental implant should last a lifetime.

The dentist can create a treatment plan for you that addresses your needs, including the remaining teeth around the dental implant, to help you achieve a straighter smile.

Because each case is unique, you should discuss your best options for correcting your orthodontic and other issues with your dentist.

Want to know more about whether you can use Invisalign with your existing dental work? Please contact our North Vancouver dental office. We are always happy to answer our patient's questions. 

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