Is it possible to get Invisalign if you’ve got some missing teeth. I had some baby teeth that never had adult teeth under them. Recently, I lost both of those. The rest of my teeth are a little bucked. Do I need to get dental implants for those missing teeth before I straighten them?
Nadide K. -San Francisco
You have a beautiful name. I’ve never seen that one before. You can have Invisalign even if you have missing teeth. Invisalign will full in the gaps. However, depending on what teeth they are you wouldn’t want to just push your other teeth over. You want your bite to look symetrical.
I would go see an Invisalign dentist. It doesn’t have to be an orthodontist. Many general dentists are certified to place Invisalign. They will tell you whether it would look OK to just move your teeth over. If not, there are temporary replacements you can put in while your teeth are being straightened. Then, after your treatment is completed, generally in less than a year, you can have a more permanent replacement (such as dental implants put in).
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