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Can you have braces on top of fissure sealants?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sure thing

The pit & fissure sealants are on the top, biting surfaces of the teeth.
Orthodontic specialists would have little reason to put a brace in that location. In addition, we place a sealant on the front surface of teeth as we apply braces to help protect the enamel.

In brief: Sure thing

The pit & fissure sealants are on the top, biting surfaces of the teeth.
Orthodontic specialists would have little reason to put a brace in that location. In addition, we place a sealant on the front surface of teeth as we apply braces to help protect the enamel.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Yes you can!

In brief: Yes

Yes you can!
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Pit and fissure sealants are on the occlusal (biting) surfaces of the molar teeth.
These will have no effect whatsoever on the placement of orthodontic braces.

In brief: Yes

Pit and fissure sealants are on the occlusal (biting) surfaces of the molar teeth.
These will have no effect whatsoever on the placement of orthodontic braces.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry

In brief: No

Fissure sealants are on the biting surfaces of teeth and brackets are bonded to to smooth surface (sides) of the tooth.

In brief: No

Fissure sealants are on the biting surfaces of teeth and brackets are bonded to to smooth surface (sides) of the tooth.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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