Invisalign is becoming the increasingly popular choice compared to traditional braces, and a key reason for this is because the aligners are invisible and transparent when worn around your teeth. This means you can show off your smile wearing the aligners whilst it corrects the dental problems you’re experiencing at the same time, such as crowded teeth, overbite and misalignment.
The orthodontic experience may be different for those patients who’ve had restorative treatments, such as dental implants. One of the burning questions is whether a patient with a fitted implant can also use Invisalign to straighten their smile. Natural teeth can move and adjust at any time, but fitted implants are in a fixed position.
So, Can You Wear Invisalign With Fitted Dental Implants?
In short, the answer is yes, Invisalign with fitted dental implants is possible, although every case is different. Initially, the dentist would recommend you consider Invisalign treatment before a fitted implant if you want to straighten your teeth so they position themselves in their final position. This is because, with a fitted implant, it holds firmly in its place. It is more likely that your natural teeth shift in position but your fitted implant will stay in its position because it’s fixed to the bone.
Therefore, if you’ve already a fitted implant, the effectiveness of Invisalign with fitted dental implants depends on the initial positioning of the implant. In most cases, a fitted implant wouldn’t impact your ability to receive orthodontic treatment as the implant may be positioned behind your natural teeth.
In this instance, it is common for Invisalign treatment to be requested with a fitted implant in place.
Treatment And Advice
If you’re seeking to have both an implant fitted and Invisalign to straighten your teeth, it is important that you seek advice from an experienced orthodontist first. This is because the orthodontist can apply a fitted implant in a more inner-position so that when wearing Invisalign, your natural teeth can move further back to align with your fitted implant. Your implant and natural teeth will then become adjacent to each other for a straight smile.
When wearing clear aligners, it is important to keep them clean every time you wear them. If your teeth are showing stains owing to your aligners, click here to learn how to keep your aligners clean.
If you’re seeking a solution to straighten your smile, why not contact us at Marvel Orthodontics for treatment today? Click here to get started!