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Braces With Missing Teeth
Teamwork: Treatment like this is certainly possible, but it does require teamwork. At the very least, this involves you, your dentist, and your orthodontist. This may also require other specialists as well, but invisalign can certainly be used on patients with missingmteeth and crowns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i still get braces if I have missing teeth? I'm an adult who would like to get braces, but i'm also missing a few teeth in the back of my mouth. Will that affect my ability to wear braces of any sort?
As : As dr. Mcleod advised, you can still get braces even if you have some missing teeth. The question is: do you have spacing between your front teeth or are your teeth crowded? If you have spacing, it may be due to a collapsed bite secondary to a loss of vertical dimension. In other words, by loosing the support of your back teeth, your mouth may be "over closing" and your lower teeth are exerting outward pressure on your upper teeth, causing the spacing. Unable to exactly see if this is your problem, have the dentist who will treat you evaluate you for replacement of your molars. This can be done with either a fixed or removable prosthesis. By re-establishing the pillars of support in the posterior, you will help prevent further collapse of your bite, and will allow for orthodontic success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on how many missing teeth and where they are missing. I would suggest that you have a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist to get an indication of the possibilities or lack there of. There may be a way of replacing those missing teeth once all the teeth are aligned into a typical pattern. Again see your dentist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Team effort: For best results probably need an orthodontic specialist to move teeth into the best relationships in which to do restorative treatment, and a restorative dentist to reshape teeth if spaces closed, or replace missing teeth if spaces opened. The orthodontist and the restorative dentist, working together, can arrive at the treatment plan that best resolves your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult first: All my colleagues gave you great answers. Step #1 is to see a dentist (or even a few) for a consultation. After having a complete and thorough dental examination and a full series of x-rays, your dentist(s) can discuss what restorative options are available and best for your specific circumstances. Then you can decide which one fits your needs and budget. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have missing teeth in front that i think are the canines. Also the front tooth is half broken & I have lots of gaps in my teeth. I'm only 18, should I get braces or a bridge?
Consult in order: We can't give you a simple answer with this type of forum. You have multiple dental problems and this requires you to see a dentist for a consultation. First, you will need a complete and thorough exam and x-rays. Your basic dentistry, namely repairing all your decayed teeth and getting your gums healthy would be step #2. Then your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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