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9/20/2017 9:56:00 PM | Russell Cureton DDS

Invisalign has been an innovation in braces and teeth alignment for years. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are made of multilayer SmartTrack material to shift your teeth into place. Each aligner moves your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Invisalign has been hugely popular and everyone wants to try them instead of regular braces. However, it can be difficult to know if you can receive them or not. A common question is "can you get Invisalign with a bridge?" Continue reading to find out.

What is a Bridge?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Bridges are successful in closing the space created by one or more missing tooth. If left open, teeth can drift out of position and unequally distribute the force that biting places in the mouth. If left untreated, this drifting can lead to problems with the jaw, such as uneven tooth wear, and cause stress on the remaining natural teeth. Bridges also restore a patient's ability to chew and speak following tooth loss.

Can You Get Invisalign with a Bridge?

This is a vital question that a lot of people want to know. So, can you get Invisalign with a bridge? Here are the details. Most of the time, crowns do not affect the Invisalign treatment. Occasionally, tiny tooth-like composites that are called attachments are added to the teeth to attain precise movements. These attachments are more difficult to bond on crowns than teeth. There are exceptions to the rule, though. If the teeth in the bridge itself need to be moved or rotated the best thing to do is a section or cut the bridge to allow the teeth to be guided individually into their proper position and then make a new bridge when Invisalign treatment is complete. If the teeth in the bridge do not need to be moved or rotated, then Invisalign can still work for the other teeth in the mouth that do need to be straightened. An Invisalign provider will give you the proper advice you will need for your particular situation.

Invisalign is extremely popular and people want to know more and more about it. Remember that you can get Invisalign with a bridge if the conditions are right. However, everyone is different, and you should see an Invisalign provider find out whether you can receive Invisalign or not. Invisalign has helped many to have more aligned and better-looking teeth with less of the negatives associated with braces. After almost seventeen years of production, they have been perfecting their company and their product to become just as effective as traditional braces, yet offer better, more personal results. To change your life, check into if Invisalign is right for you.

8/23/2017 9:26:00 PM | Russell Cureton DDS

Braces have been a part of most people’s lives, especially as a kid. They were clunky and sometimes embarrassing. Throughout the years the process for braces has evolved to become almost invisible. Invisalign has been on the market since the early 2000’s and has most people throwing out their regular braces. Many ask how long does Invisalign take compared to braces, the answer is about 12 months on the average. Keep reading below to learn more about Invisalign braces.

What is Invisalign

Invisalign is a type of braces that are designed to be nearly invisible. Essentially, they are a mold, also called aligners, created to realign your teeth to the shape you want. They are custom made specifically for your teeth. You replace the aligner every two weeks to move your teeth little by little, eventually getting to the final position you choose. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology that scans your mouth and teeth. These scans are used to create perfect aligners for the entire process. You will also be able to see the finished product via the 3D computer scans. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works

When you get Invisalign braces, they are clear aligners that are custom-made for you. The aligners were created to be virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. When using a new aligner, there will be some discomfort. After your mouth becomes accustomed to the aligner that will go away after a few days. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor. Invisalign aligners are removable giving you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and to maintain good oral hygiene.