Invisalign Treatment with Dental Restorations

November 24, 2023

What is Invisalign?

This is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without using metal braces. Invisalign is a series of customized clear braces that cover your teeth and gently adjust them to the correct position over time. Because they are transparent and can be put on and taken off, they are not as eye-catching as traditional metal braces. Visit our dental clinic to find out how we use Invisalign to improve your smile.

When to Consider Invisalign Treatment

For many people, traditional metal braces are the only option they know that straightens teeth. However, when using Invisalign transparent braces, the absence of metal brackets or wires won’t affect your smile during treatment with our dentist in Livingston, NJ. In addition, with Invisalign transparent braces, your teeth can be aligned beautifully, precisely and comfortably, in half the time required by traditional braces.

Your dentist near you will thoroughly examine your mouth, take X-rays, and take your bite alignment to create accurate trays that fit your mouth. Trays are worn for two weeks at a time, after which they are replaced.

Invisalign after Dental Restoration

If you are considering wearing Invisalign to treat your misalignment, but you have dental restorations such as implants, veneers, bridges, or crowns, you may want to know if it is possible to wear them. After all, Invisalign is usually suitable for natural teeth.

Invisalign after Dental Implants

In some cases, Invisalign is also suitable for full-tooth implants. However, you may be unsure of its effectiveness because, unlike natural teeth, implants are immobile. However, because clear aligners can only treat a few areas of the tooth at a time, this problem can be easily solved in many cases. However, in some cases, there may not be a feasible solution, for example:

When the implant is located near the misalignment (in some cases)

In some cases where more than two teeth are implants

When you have few or no natural teeth

Invisalign after Veneers

You can get Invisalign when the veneer material is durable, fresh, and properly bonded. Invisalign is recommended with tooth veneers. Compared with braces, Invisalign is more suitable for veneers because the combination of orthodontic glue and natural tooth enamel is better than veneer materials.

Since some occlusion problems may occur after the veneers are installed, your orthodontist near you will recommend installing them before performing Invisalign treatment. However, if you need Invisalign accessories to make aligners fit better, but the only possible area for these accomplices is the veneer, then you are not suitable to wear the veneer and aligners simultaneously.

Invisalign with Dental Crowns

In most cases, the crown alone will not deter patients from wearing Invisalign. Orthodontic trays can be molded to fit the shape of a dental crown, just as they fit any natural tooth.

Regardless, patients must be careful when removing the appliance to avoid pulling out their crown. In addition, you should not get crowns during the Invisalign treatment, as this will cause the aligner to not fit. This is a situation where Invisalign is not compatible with crowning.

Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

These are clear braces, and people will not easily notice that you are wearing them.

They are more comfortable than metal braces. In addition, they don’t cause teeth or gums irritation.

Invisalign saves you time. Unlike braces, which require more visits to dental clinics to adjust and change the arch wires, fewer inspections are required with Invisalign.

The treatment time is usually shorter.

With Invisalign, teeth movement is more accurate than with traditional braces.

It is easier to maintain good oral health with Invisalign since you can remove the braces while eating, flossing, and brushing.

Each set of clear aligners can be worn for two weeks at a time. As a result, most patients complete Invisalign treatment within a year. Even better, most patients noticed their teeth straightening only two weeks after starting the Invisalign treatment!

If this is something you want to try, you can contact Livingston Dental Group to arrange a consultation with our dentist.

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