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is it best to get braces before a bridge?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely: A bridge can't be moved like a single tooth. Have teeth moved into ideal positions first. Then best possible bridge can be fabricated. Will work better, look better, and last longer.
Answered on Nov 10, 2013
Dr. Stuart Hoffman
29 years experience Orthodontics
Bridge before braces: MPaul. Always have the orthodontic specialist communicate with the restoring dentist prior to making that decision. I work with many restorative dentists and protocol is to work up a comprehensive treatment plan that includes timing of bridge placement. In many instances, the bridge is placed AFTER orthodontic treatment.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

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