Are you considering undergoing treatment with Invisalign®? If so, you may be wondering if there are any conditions that need to be met for treatment – and yes, there are. While the main consideration is whether or not your case is mild enough to be corrected with clear aligners, we also consider which types of existing restorations you have on your teeth, such as bridges and crowns. But can you get Invisalign if you have crowns? Our orthodontist near Lake Barrington, IL, answers below.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. When weighing your orthodontic options and seeing if Invisalign is right for you, we will consider the severity of your case as well as your existing dental restorations, including what type, how many, and the age of each one. Most of the time, restorations do not cause complications during treatment, but precautions should be taken to ensure good oral health and a good treatment outcome.
Using Invisalign With Restorations
Dental crowns are generally compatible with clear aligner treatment. Straightening teeth with crowns is not much different than straightening natural teeth. However, some cases are different – for example, crowns may pose an obstacle if there is an attachment bonded to the tooth to aid in Invisalign treatment. An attachment is a small dental appliance placed on the tooth surface. If you have dental crowns and need an attachment, rest assured that our orthodontist is skilled at placing these on patients with dental crowns and it is typically not a problem.
Caring for Teeth & Crowns With Invisalign
While oral hygiene is much easier to keep up if you have Invisalign – the aligners are removable, and you don’t have to worry about getting debris out of brackets or wires – it’s important to care for your aligners, floss, and brush your teeth several times a day. Make sure to contact our office if you notice any pain or have any concerns about the state of your dental restorations during the course of your Invisalign treatment.
Contact Our Orthodontist near Lake Barrington, IL, Today
To schedule your consultation with Verbic Orthodontics, call us in our Barrington office at 847-616-8396, our Palatine office at 847-613-4891, or click here today. We are here for you!