Braces are a big deal. Years of dedication are required to see results, and it’s important that you know the facts about your teeth before proceeding with this treatment option. You may have dental crowns installed or fillings, but what if you already had these fixed? Well, wonder no more because we’re going to lay out all the information for anyone interested in braces with crowns and other pre-fitted oral devices in their mouth. Let’s get looking.
Can You Have Braces with Crowns?
If you want to straighten your teeth and have crowns from previous dental work, don’t worry. Brackets will be glued onto the crowns with something different than what is used for natural teeth and then connected through wires or bands of metal which come together at each tooth’s front edge called an archwire.
Many people think that braces can loosen crowns. However, this is not the case because brackets are fixed in place and cannot be moved or changed at all.
What About Invisalign With Crowns?
The clear aligning trays are custom fit over and around your existing crown to create a snug, comfortable seal while you wear them. Some people might need an attachment bonded on their teeth for the tray to work more effectively in moving it into position.
So, is Invisalign Better with Crowns?
The ideal choice should be an aligner that can easily come out of the mouth. Like Invisalign®. However, while Invisalign® does not have all the same precision capabilities as traditional braces.
How About Fillings?
How do braces and fillings work together? This is an important question for people who have cavities but want to protect their teeth. Your orthodontist will assess your whole mouth before determining how best to proceed with braces or fillings.
For larger fillings that require spacers, rubber bands are put around the tooth providing space for brackets and bands so you can wear them while getting a filling done safely!
Ok, What About Implants?
When you finish with dental braces, the dentist may recommend that implants be placed. This way your teeth are already in place when it’s time for implant placement and there is less work to do on those other teeth. Plus, once treatment is complete all of your natural tooth enamel will still be intact.
We understand what it takes to correct oral health issues. Dr. McDermott has all the expertise you could ever need and you can rest assured he has your oral health in mind when treating you.
Whether you want to obtain a full orthodontic perfection or just to cover up crookedness, we can advise you. Get in touch with our orthodontic office today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. McDermott.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.