Straightening your teeth can have a large impact on a number of other conditions that you may be experiencing including mild crowding, complex bite issues, sleep apnea, or other orthodontic concerns.
Since many of the patients that choose Invisalign are adults, it also means that the likelihood of also having crowns, implants and veneers is increased.
Fortunately, Invisalign still may be an option for you if you've already had one of these additional treatments.
Will I be able to use Invisalign even if I have missing teeth?
There are a number of causes behind tooth loss and although it may be common, it is not a good thing. Missing teeth, in addition to leaving a gap in your smile, can affect your bite and the alignment of your remaining teeth. Missing teeth can also be the primary cause of bone loss.
Fortunately, you might still be a candidate for Invisalign even if you've had procedures like dental crowns or others to replace missing teeth.
Will dental crowns prevent me from being able to use Invisalign?
Your dentist may have a tough time offering you Invisalign if you also have dental crowns. Candidates for Invisalign must have strong roots and crowns that are securely attached to their teeth.
You won't have to wear brackets on your teeth with Invisalign, which can help keep a crown from coming loose or detaching. If you have a crown then your dentist may recommend a protective clear attachment.
Will my porcelain veneers be an issue with Invisalign?
when you have concerns involving the size, shape or colour of one or more of your teeth then you may be recommended porcelain veneers. 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.
If your veneers are firmly bonded and have kept your teeth strong and healthy, Invisalign may be an option. The dentist may suggest attachments to make the veneers fit more snugly. If you are concerned about this issue you should speak with your dentist to learn what your options may be.
What is the effect of Invisalign on dental implants?
Depending on the results of your dentist's examination, dental implants may be necessary as part of your treatment plan. 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.