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Can a Patient with Crowns or Bridges Still Get Braces?

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Can a Patient with Crowns or Bridges Still Get Braces?

In the past few years, there has been a constant rise in the number of people getting braces for functional or cosmetic purposes. Many adult patients go through dental restorations when they are wearing crowns or bridges. Yes, that is possible with orthodontic treatment as this process will straighten your teeth and give you an attractive smile. However, there are many factors that affect your dental procedure when it comes to getting bridges and crowns. It is important to seek the proper information about the orthodontic process from trained specialists.

Who Should Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Many patients, especially the adult is skeptical about getting braces after any type of other dental treatment. Our expert dental doctor suggests that if you are facing dental problems, then getting braces is the best option despite your age. The timeline of the orthodontic treatment varies upon patients’ dental history, problem, and age. If there is extensive dental correction, more time is required, if minor then the patient must wear braces of less time. Today, braces are made to support your teeth while chewing, reduce pain, and look natural. Here are some of the options you can choose to get teeth in a better alignment.

Clear Aligners

They are the newest way of readjusting teeth in the mouth and are very different from traditional braces. Unlike the old method, clear aligners are not attached to teeth. Instead, the dentist will measure your jaw and make a custom-made plastic tray that will slowly shift your teeth in the desired position. They are usually kept for a short duration and suitable for patients requiring minor orthodontic correction.

Metal Braces

These are the most familiar braces which come with traditional brackets, rubber bands, and wires. But, unlike the older version, they are not bulky or poke in the gums. Today, metal braces are small, flexible, and provide great support to the misaligned teeth. To promote its usage among teen patients, they are available in different colors so they feel less conscious wearing the braces for a longer time.

Ceramic Braces

Those who are not comfortable wearing braces in public can go with the ceramic braces option. They are usually opted by the adult patents where they can go for the ceramic braces or clear braces. Both the alternatives are used to achieve the same goals and take a similar amount of time to align the teeth. They are hard to see unlike metal braces and easy to maintain. If you are a person who is social and does not want to feel self-conscious can go to the clear braces.

Braces are not only for cosmetic correction but also help you resolve multiple oral problems. As dental experts, we suggest braces to patients with misaligned teeth, underbite, overbite, and even those with missing teeth so they can have a uniform and natural-appearing smile. Remember the soon you start wearing braces, the faster your teeth will get aligned. If you have worn a crown or bridges, you can still get the teeth aligned with any of the above-given options to get rid of all oral problems.


Dr. Nirali Patel

Dr. Nirali Patel is the founder and clinical Director at Smile Craft Dental Studio in Ahmedabad, India. Outside of her clinical responsibilities, she dedicates her time to sharing his dental knowledge with a broader audience. Her articles illuminate the importance of dental care, current dentistry advancements, and enhance understanding of holistic oral health.