Do You Have Incompatible Restorations?
Invisalign works best with natural, healthy teeth. It can manage teeth with some restorations–and can do it better than traditional braces.
In many cases, you can get good results with Invisalign if you have the following:
However, we have to evaluate these on a case-by-case basis because they can make it even more challenging to achieve tooth rotations, for example.
Dental restorations that are likely to interfere with Invisalign include:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
Dental implants are more like your natural teeth than any other tooth replacement option. However, one of the ways they’re not like natural teeth is how they interact with the bone in your jaw. This keeps them from moving with orthodontics the way teeth do.
Dental bridges are also challenging for Invisalign. A bridge makes multiple teeth into a single unit, which Invisalign can’t move effectively.