Although, as we said previously in another entry in our blogIn cases where orthodontic treatment is combined with dental implants, it is desirable that orthodontist and oral surgeon plan when it is best to place the implants, whether before or after treatment, in some cases the reality is that a patient who has dental implants decides to improve their aesthetics and their 'bite' with orthodontics'.
In these cases, the orthodontist will be the one to assess, according to the initial position of the implants, which is the most appropriate treatment, or if there is any limitation due to the position of the implants. In this way, depending on their location, it may even be favourable for the implants to be in place beforehand in order to 'anchor' them and move the rest of the dentition in a simpler and more predictable way.
Can I wear plastic braces?
To find out if your treatment is predictable with plastic orthodontics, using techniques such as InvisalignIf you have any questions, it is recommended that you visit an orthodontist experienced in this technique, who will assess your case and determine the best way to carry it out.
In cases such as the one we will see below, one of the advantages of Invisalign is that, as there are teeth that do not move, which would be those corresponding to the dental implants, we have a fixed point on which to apply force to bring the rest of the teeth into their ideal position, easily and predictably.
Thus, in the superimposition image, in which we see the initial position of the teeth in blue and the final position in white, we can see how the dental implants, marked with a green arrow, do not move throughout the treatment, while the rest, as the aligner 'shortens' (since in this Clincheck an excessively advanced dental position is corrected), move easily and predictably.
In addition, by using Invisalign with cases like the one we have presented today, the patient benefits from several advantages of a removable plastic orthodontic technique:
– Increased comfortThere are no elements that can irritate the patient's gums as with traditional bracket techniques.
– Better hygieneThe teeth are cleaned as normal, the aligners are removed and the teeth are left uncovered as usual.
– Maximum aestheticsThe aligners, being transparent, are practically imperceptible when speaking or smiling.
– Minimal emergenciesbecause there are no elements that can break, forcing us to go to the dental clinic where we are treated.
– High motivationThe patient can see the final result of the treatment on the Clincheck software from day one.
– Professional and personal normalityThis is achieved by removing the aligners during work meetings or important appointments: so that the patient's life can go on without being affected by orthodontic treatment.