You may need dental restorations or decide to get cosmetic dental treatment as you get older. Some common examples include dental crowns, bridges, or veneers. While these all serve their purpose when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and aesthetically pleasing, you may be wondering if they will interfere with the Invisalign treatment that you want to straighten your smile. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Newton how each of these restorations could affect orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign with Dental Crowns
Getting traditional metal braces when you have dental crowns can be a challenge. Your dentist would need to potentially use different adhesives and even check to see if your tooth is strong enough to endure the pressure of orthodontic treatment. Because of this, Invisalign can be a great option for people with crowns.
Invisalign with Dental Bridges
Bridges are fixed into place and cover some of your natural teeth, so you may not be able to receive traditional orthodontic treatment if you have one. If too much force is applied to it, the bridge can be damaged. However, if your misalignment issues aren’t severe and don’t require the supportive teeth to be moved, this could be a solution. Otherwise, you may need to have a new bridge placed after your treatment.
Invisalign with Porcelain Veneers
It is very difficult to attach metal brackets to porcelain veneers. Even when they are connected, there is still a risk the bracket could compromise the smoothness of the veneers. Invisalign is usually a much better option if you are hoping to straighten your teeth while you have porcelain veneers. The presence of the veneers does not affect the tooth movement and there is little risk of damaging the veneers because the aligners are not fixed to the surface of the tooth.
Clear aligners don’t use adhesives to secure themselves to teeth, so they are removable and won’t interfere with eating or drinking while they straighten your smile. Invisalign isn’t for everyone, but if your dentist deems you to be a good candidate then it could be a possibility even with crowns, bridges, or veneers. Talk to your dentist in Newton to see if this is clearly the solution for you!
About the Practice
At Newton Corner Dental Care, we offer top-tier, efficient customer service in a convenient location for patients from Newton, Brighton, and surrounding areas. We are in-network with most major PPO dental insurances and offer interest-free financing for greater affordability. If you are interested in clear aligners, we are a certified Invisalign provider. We can learn more about your specific smile needs during a consultation which you can schedule on our website or by calling (617) 332-6232.