Am I Able to Have Invisalign with a Permanent Baby Tooth?

I have all my permanent teeth except one because there doesn't exist a permanent adult tooth underneath my baby tooth. At my last visit, the dentist didn't make a big deal of it becuase the baby tooth is immobile, stable, and not infected. Can I still have Invisalign with my stable baby tooth?

Doctor Answers 2

Yes it works just cant move that tooth.

Permanent retained baby teeth are ankylosed to the bone meaning they are fused there. They cannot be moved by anything. This does not affect your invisalign though because the aligner can still fit over it with no problems. If the baby tooth is crooked then it needs to be pulled first before the treatment, but with invisalign they can add a fake tooth into your aligners to cosmetically cover the gap until you can get an implant and crown.

Los Angeles Dentist
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Invisalign works with a primary tooth

Yes, you can still have invisalign with a primary tooth, but it is advised not to move that tooth. Invisalign is a great system because you can make it so that the primary tooth does not move while the other teeth will move.  If you want to move the "baby" tooth, then there is a high chance that the tooth will become immobile and unstable.

Gabriela Hricko, DDS
New York Orthodontist
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