Patients in Raleigh, North Carolina have numerous options when it comes to restoring their smiles. However, with some conditions, it is advisable to get certain work done before something more extreme. Invisalign helps with correcting misalignments while dental implants are great for replacing missing teeth. Many dental professionals recommend fixing misalignments first, but our experienced dentist can work with a smile in any order.
The aspect of implants that affects orthodontics is that the restoration is permanently and securely in place. The implant’s angle and position cannot change. By using the aligners to straighten out your smile initially, the dentist will then have an easier time placing the implant because the rest of the teeth are in their ideal positions. Some people will even be able to get an implant in the middle of their orthodontic treatment. Our dentist will simply need to determine where in the sequences the implant can be placed.
After examining your smile, our dentist may decide it would be preferable for you to get the dental implant first. The reason for this is that Invisalign can take up to one year to straighten teeth. During that time, your jawbone tissue can significantly deteriorate because it is not receiving stimulation from the tooth root. The body leaches calcium wherever it can from areas of the body not in use. In the event your jawbone tissue has already lost some density, our dentist may decide it would be preferable to get the implant first and work the orthodontic treatment around it.
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Every person’s smile is different, and you will need to talk with Dr. Paresh Naran to figure out whether you need dental implants or orthodontics first. Our dentist in Raleigh, NC has years of experience, and he knows how to create a personalized plan that will work ideally for you.