A 32-year-old female asked:
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i would like to get braces or invisalign for an overbite. i have a cap on one of my front teeth covering a chipped tooth. can i still get braces?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Porcelain bonding system have steadily improved over the years and this today is not a problem.
Answered on Jan 1, 2014
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Dr. William Dabney
40 years experience Orthodontics
Braces and crowns: Absolutely you can. If you get braces the doctor treating you may need to use special glue to the brace to adhere to the crown. With invisalign nothing special will need to be added.
Answered on Feb 27, 2017
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Dr. Gary Brigham
50 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely: Both braces and invisalign can be used in orthodontic cases involving crowned (capped) teeth.
Answered on Jun 12, 2014
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Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is possible, but your dentist or orthodontist may have to be reminded of the crowned tooth.
Answered on Feb 1, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: a crowned tooth creates some technical problems, but they can be overcome. Please note: 1) Braces are the gold standard, more than twice as effective as clear aligners, & 2) Orthodontists do Rx in less time and get better results than GPs, so see a specialist.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015

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