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Will invisalign work after gum bone grafts?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures.
Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if the bone graft site is relatively new.

In brief: Yes
Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures.
Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if the bone graft site is relatively new.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Invisalign
Yes, you can do invisalign after grafting but some considerations will be needed to get a good result.
Not to mention that there is the risk of having to re-graft. It really depends on your specific circumstance which can't be diagnosed without an exam. There may be some huge benefits that out way the risks. Discuss options with an orthodontist or dentist.

In brief: Invisalign
Yes, you can do invisalign after grafting but some considerations will be needed to get a good result.
Not to mention that there is the risk of having to re-graft. It really depends on your specific circumstance which can't be diagnosed without an exam. There may be some huge benefits that out way the risks. Discuss options with an orthodontist or dentist.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, invisilign can be a good alternative to conventional orthodontics.
If you're needing gum and / or bone grafting then there is either significant recession or gum disease which needs to be treated and monitored closely during the orthodontic phase of your treatment. Make sure you have cleanings every 3 months during your invisilign treatment.

In brief: Yes
As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, invisilign can be a good alternative to conventional orthodontics.
If you're needing gum and / or bone grafting then there is either significant recession or gum disease which needs to be treated and monitored closely during the orthodontic phase of your treatment. Make sure you have cleanings every 3 months during your invisilign treatment.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Yes
Although it may be prudent to move the teeth first and then do the bone graft.
Know that braces are still the gold standard for tooth movement, but clear aligner therapy may be successful for you. Your overall treatment program should be coordinated between your restorative Dentist, a Periodontal specialist, and a specialist Orthodontist.

In brief: Yes
Although it may be prudent to move the teeth first and then do the bone graft.
Know that braces are still the gold standard for tooth movement, but clear aligner therapy may be successful for you. Your overall treatment program should be coordinated between your restorative Dentist, a Periodontal specialist, and a specialist Orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Yes, but...
Invisilign movement of teeth works after gum grafts and bone grafts.
Depending on which one you have, it can be weeks or months. Generally 8 weeks following gum tissue grafts is an acceptable time to begin tooth movement. If you had bone grafts due to periodontal disease or tooth removal, you may want to wait 6 months or more. I hope this helps.

In brief: Yes, but...
Invisilign movement of teeth works after gum grafts and bone grafts.
Depending on which one you have, it can be weeks or months. Generally 8 weeks following gum tissue grafts is an acceptable time to begin tooth movement. If you had bone grafts due to periodontal disease or tooth removal, you may want to wait 6 months or more. I hope this helps.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Ask periodontist
If you have had periodontal treatment, please have your periodontist evaluate your current situation before beginning any type of orthodontic treatment.

In brief: Ask periodontist
If you have had periodontal treatment, please have your periodontist evaluate your current situation before beginning any type of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
Invisalign will work after having gum grafts as long as the gum grafts have fully healed.

In brief: Yes
Invisalign will work after having gum grafts as long as the gum grafts have fully healed.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Russell Lieblick
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Maybe, but
Be very careful about using invisalign or having any orthodontic work if you needed gingival grafting.
This kind of grafting is often necessary because your teeth do not have sufficient bone around them. A consultation with an orthodontist is important. If invisalign is indicated, it should only be done under the care of your specialist.

In brief: Maybe, but
Be very careful about using invisalign or having any orthodontic work if you needed gingival grafting.
This kind of grafting is often necessary because your teeth do not have sufficient bone around them. A consultation with an orthodontist is important. If invisalign is indicated, it should only be done under the care of your specialist.
Dr. Russell Lieblick
Dr. Russell Lieblick
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