Can You Get Nu Smile Aligners if You Have Crowns, Bridges, or Veneers?

September 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — thenusmiles @ 7:49 pm
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Clear aligners are one of the best ways to straighten teeth. Nu Smile Aligners, in particular, are amazing due to their high quality, reasonable price, and the state-of-the-art technology that backs them up. Still, you may wonder if you are a candidate for this treatment if you have crowns, bridges, or veneers. Only a consultation with a qualified dental team can let you know for sure. But in many cases, it is perfectly possible to get Nu Smile Aligners if you have restorations.

How Restorations Affect Orthodontic Treatment

Restorations on teeth are not a contraindication for orthodontic treatment. Crowns, bridges, and veneers are extremely common among adults, so many dental professionals have plenty of experience working around them.

However, the restorations can be a complicating factor. For example, attaching braces to a crown, bridge, or veneer might damage it. Plus, since bridges connect multiple teeth, they sometimes need to be broken or even temporarily removed so all of the teeth can be brought into proper alignment.

Clear Aligners and Restorations

Clear aligners, including the Nu Smile system, are often better than braces for people who have crowns, bridges, and veneers. That is because the aligners are removable; there is no need to worry that attaching brackets to one of your restorations will damage it.

However, it is important to keep in mind that not all cases of dental misalignment and malocclusion (bad bite) can be corrected with clear aligners. If you have severe or complex orthodontic issues, traditional metal braces might be the best (or only) way to address them. If that is true of you, your care team will need to carefully consider the state of your restorations when they are planning your treatment.

Can You Get Restorations During Orthodontic Treatment?

If you have already started your clear aligner journey and find out that you need a crown or bridge, or you have decided that you are interested in getting veneers, it would be best to wait until after your teeth are in their final positions before you move forward. New restorations could interfere with the way your aligners fit and make them unusable.

If there is an emergency and you need a new crown right away, be sure to let your clear aligner care team know so they can make whatever adjustments are necessary to your treatment.

Crowns, bridges, or veneers might affect your orthodontic treatment, but in all likelihood, you can still use Nu Smile Aligners to straighten your teeth!

Meet the Practice

Dr. Admasu Gizachew invented the Nu Smile Aligner treatment because he wanted to be able to provide top-quality clear aligners at a reasonable price. He and our team are capable of treating many cases of dental misalignment in one of our four convenient locations, including those that involve bridges, crowns, and/or veneers. To learn more about us and how we may be able to serve you, contact us via our website or call our Eatontown office at 732-945-7991.

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