Does Invisalign Work on Crowns and Other Tooth Restorations?

Yes, Invisalign® can work on dental crowns and other tooth restorations. In fact, Village Dental’s NYC dentists can use clear aligners to correct a variety of dental issues, including crowding, spacing, and bite problems, while protecting your tooth restorations from damage. This can make clear aligners an ideal option for a straighter smile when you have crowns or other dental work. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners that push your teeth into new positions with gentle pressure. You wear each aligner set for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. The aligners are designed to move specific teeth at specific times, ensuring that your teeth are moving in the right direction and at the right pace.

We Customize Your Treatment and After Care

In some cases, our dentists for Invisalign in New York City may recommend using clear aligner attachments to help with the movement of your teeth. These are small, tooth-colored bumps that we attach to your teeth to help the aligners grip and move your teeth more effectively. Invisalign attachments can be used on teeth with crowns and other tooth restorations, but they may need to be placed in a slightly different location to avoid interfering with the restoration. Check with us.

After completing Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to maintain the results. If you have a crown or other tooth restoration, we can adjust your retainer to fit properly over any dental crowns or restorations. 

Invisalign Allows for Improved Oral Hygiene

Because clear aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, it’s easier to maintain good oral hygiene compared to traditional braces. This is especially important for people with restorative dentistry; you need to keep your teeth clean to maximize the longevity and health of your restorations. 

By contrast, traditional braces can make it difficult to clean around the brackets and wires. This increases the risk of plaque buildup and tooth decay. With Invisalign, you can easily remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would.

Experience a Reduced Risk of Damage to Restorations

Traditional braces are installed directly on your teeth, which can put increased pressure on teeth. This can potentially cause damage or even dislodge crowns and other restorations. Invisalign, on the other hand, fits over your teeth and applies gentle pressure, reducing the risk of damage. This can be especially beneficial if you have fragile or sensitive restorations.

Both Invisalign and Your Restorations Remain Discreet

Traditional braces draw unwanted attention to dental work. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a subtle option for teeth straightening. Plus, Village Dental’s restorative dentists make sure your crowns and bridges are indistinguishable from your natural tooth to begin with!

Invisalign and Crowns Make a Great Pairing at Village Dental

Invisalign’s ability to work on crowns and other restorations allows you to get the same amazing results as people with all their natural teeth. Make an appointment with our dentists for Invisalign today to discuss how these clear aligners can improve your smile. You deserve to feel confident and happy with your teeth, and Invisalign can make that a reality, regardless of your dental history.