6 doctors weighed in:
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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