Dental implants are one of the popular cosmetic dental surgeries as it is an effective way of replacing a missing tooth. A lot of people who need teeth replacement might either be using braces or end up using it at some point in time because of misalignment. If you are realigning crooked or misplaced teeth then braces are commonly used to correct it. Consult a Dentist Barrie if planning to get braces and dental implants.
How do braces work?
Braces consist of four parts along with the main brackets and the archwire. The brackets are attached to each and every tooth. The archwire then goes around every tooth and puts pressure on them. This pressure is then exerted on the brackets which then place constant pressure on the teeth making it move towards the desired position with time. The process of bone modelling is used to achieve this. In bone modelling, the bone is made stronger by moving to fill a gap which has been left behind by the pulling of the teeth and holding the teeth in their new position.
Before braces, the dentist would inspect your teeth to determine the level of tooth decay. If there are teeth that have been adversely affected would need to remove in order to make way for the implants. Fillings or bonding to repair the remaining damaged teeth can also be used for the preparation of straightening of the teeth by the dentists.
It is possible to straighten the teeth if the teeth in question are not in the same position or are opposite to the dental implants, meaning that the dental implants would not be interfering with the pulling of the teeth by the braces. If the dental implant is used as an anchor upon the other teeth can be used to straighten it in the desired direction. Strength of the dental implant is used to place pressure on the crooked teeth.
Is it possible to have both?
It is a very common fear that it is not safe to get braces with dental implants. Most of the Dentists suggest getting braces before getting dental implants. One of the main reasons for this is because dental implants need to be permanently fixed in the jawbone. These dental implants do not move as ordinary teeth do. Hence, it is recommended to get your teeth straightened before you have the implants put in. However, in certain cases, it is possible to get dental implants placed before putting up braces to straighten the teeth.