I need to get a tooth implant. I also need braces. Which should be done first? Or does it matter? Appreciate your help, I am "so confused".
Which Should Be Done First: Braces or a Tooth Implant?
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Implants or braces first?
Braces before implant except.....
It is best to complete orthodontic treatment first before implants are placed. The only exception is if the orthdontic treatment does not involve the teeth surrounding or opposing the implants. For example, some patients only require orthodontic treatment to align the front teeth while the back teeth are not changed. If patient has a missing tooth in the back, it can be placed earlier. This can be verified by the orthodontist.
The other exception is when a dental implant is placed as anchor to help the orthodontist with certain teeth movements. A close collaboration between the orthodontist, the restorative dentst, and the surgeon placing the implant can help design a precise treatment plan.
Orthodontics and Implants
I understand your confusion but the answer is really simple. You should go for orthodontics first.
Implants are something fixed in the bone and they cannot move at all as they lack what is called as periodontal ligament which is present in natural teeth. So the braces should be done before and the implants should be done last.
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Braces Are Almost Always Done First
In most cases braces are at least mostly completed before implant placement. If the orthodontic treatment is nearing completion and a patient needs a posterior implant, then I will sometimes have the patient get the implant placed so healing can begin as the braces are getting ready to be removed, but that would require an ideal position with no further movement needed in the impant area. It is not a good idea to have an impant placed an then try to move teeth around it. You always treatment plan these cases with the end in mind prior to beginning them so everyone knows exactly what you are trying to end up with.
Usually, braces first before implant
One important thing to note is that an implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Therefore, generally, treatment should be directed to position all of your teeth so that the implant can be fit to the rest of your teeth instead of having your teeth move to fit your implant. Otherwise, you may find that your implant does not line up with the other teeth after straightening your teeth. t times, roots of the teeth may start off being tipped into the implant space and require "uprighting" to allow got implant placement.
The exception is in situations where the implant may be a useful anchor to help move the other teeth and can be placed the final desired location. Communication between your orthodontist and implant team is important to establish the final locations of the teeth to allow for proper placement of the implant and restoration.
Braces and dental Implant sequence
I would definitely recommend getting braces first. The implant positioning is determined by the position of the adjacent teeth for the ideal aesthetic result. Depending on the amount of orthodontic movement required, the final position might be different before and after the braces.
Which came first the braces or the implant?
Dental implant or braces first?
Should a dental implant be placed before or after braces?
That having been said, the vast majority of the time the orthodontics (braces) will be done first. One of the goals of the braces will be to create ideal spacing for the future placement of the dental implant.
Braces are not only beneficial in making the teeth look nicer, they are also very useful in making the bite more balanced which will help to make the whole mouth healthier and
Braces Dental Implants
Orthodontics, or Braces, moves the position of the teeth through the jaw. Ideally the teeth should be in their final position prior to placing a Dental Implant. This will guarantee ideal function and better esthetics.
The restorative Dentist placing the crown on the implant will have a better chance of creating a lifelike tooth if the Orthodontist, Implants Doctor, work with him/her to create the ideal site for a tooth. It is important that the braces remain on until all agree that the space required is adequate for the new tooth.
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