Yes, it is possible to have your teeth straightened even with these additional advance dental treatments in place. Adults also desire to have a symmetrical smile and thankfully, even with crowns, veneers, and implants, you can achieve the beautiful smile you dream of.
How Do Braces Work With Crowns?
More and more patients are experiencing tooth decay and are requiring more advanced procedures at earlier ages. When decay covers too much surface area to be filled, a dental crown will need to be placed to cover the affected teeth and protect it from further decay. Other patients may have a crown from damage to the tooth or after a root canal. No matter the reason, braces can still be applied simply by using a special adhesive to attach the bracket to the crown. After that, the treatment is the same as for natural teeth.
How Do Braces Work With Veneers
Veneers are used to hide stains, chips or large spaces on the front teeth. Thin layers of compounds or porcelain are attached to the teeth to create a more uniform smile. Though braces can be applied to veneers, it is best to seek orthodontic treatment before having veneers applied since the bracket adhesive could damage the surface or create rough spots on the veneer once the braces are removed. The use of Invisalign for those patients who have had both veneers and braces and are experiencing shifting is the best way to re-straighten without the risk of damaging the veneers.
How Do Braces Work With Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, braces can not move dental implants because they are surgically fixed to the bone and therefore are unable to be moved. If you have lost a tooth due to decay, from an accident or you never had one there, to begin with, and you know you would like to have your smile straightened with braces, it is best to do the treatment before having an implant placed. Especially if you have crowded teeth because the braces can move the surrounding teeth into place and will replace the gap of the missing tooth.
Teeth naturally begin to shift, with age, toward the front of your mouth. So if you have already had an implant for several years, your natural teeth may begin to encroach on your implant. If so, braces can be applied to move your natural teeth back to their correct position and use your implant as an anchor.
SmileOn Orthodontics helps children and adult patients transform their smiles. If you would like to speak with us about your specific concerns or to schedule your complimentary consultation, please call our office today at 512-337-2325 to speak with one of our friendly and helpful SmileOntourage.