Invisalign is a popular tooth-straightening treatment that many people use to achieve perfectly straight teeth. But what if you have one or more missing teeth? Can you still get Invisalign with missing teeth? The answer is yes! You can still get Invisalign even if you have missing teeth.
Missing teeth can be a significant cosmetic dentistry issue and make it difficult to eat and speak properly. If you are looking for a way to fix these problems, Invisalign may be the right choice for you, even if you are missing one or more teeth. There is no need to worry because Invisalign can help correct your alignment issues and give you back your beautiful smile in no time. Worrying about your missing tooth will be something of the past.
Contact our dentist today to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Do not put off the smile of your dreams any longer!
What kind of smiles can Invisalign treat?
If you are looking for a straighter smile, Invisalign may be the right treatment for you. Invisalign consists of an invisible dental aligners system that can correct many dental problems, including crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and misaligned jaws.
Invisalign is a perfect treatment option for many patients and offers outstanding results. What can Invisalign fix? Here are some of the most common issues that Invisalign can help fix:
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps in teeth
How does Invisalign work with a missing tooth?
It is natural to feel like something is missing when you lose a tooth. While there are several ways to replace one or more teeth that are missing from your smile, one option that you may not have considered is Invisalign.
Invisalign with missing teeth is possible, and here is why. Depending on whether you have a few missing teeth or one missing tooth—and where they are located—your dentist may suggest dental implants before starting Invisalign treatment. If a replacement tooth is not required, Invisalign will help shift your teeth to fill in the gaps where your missing tooth was.
Your dentist may want you to revisit a dental implant after Invisalign treatment, too, if there is still space in between your teeth and it needs to be filled. Often, the gap left by a lost tooth can be fixed with dental implants. It is best to always consult with your dentist first to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
If you are considering Invisalign to improve your smile, you are in good company. Invisalign is one of the most popular dental treatments around, and for a good reason—it offers many benefits. You will see why patients all over the country are choosing to forgo traditional metal braces and are choosing Invisalign as their treatment of choice to fix crooked teeth. Its advanced technology leaves patients happier than ever and not dreading their orthodontic treatment.
These are some of the main reasons Invisalign has become the clear winner:
- The Invisalign invisible aligners are discreet and are undetectable to most people. Many people feel self-conscious about metal braces, but since Invisalign is less noticeable, that usually isn’t a problem.
- The clear aligners are removable and offer you the freedom to eat and drink your favorite items without worrying if they will get stuck in metal brackets.
- They are smooth and comfortable and do not rub against your gums, which can sometimes cause pain or bleeding.
- They offer quick treatment times, with most patients completing treatment in 12 to 18 months versus 24 months with traditional metal braces.
- They require fewer visits to the dentist’s office than metal braces since you do not need regular adjustments to the brackets.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign will depend on several factors, and each patient’s case will be different, so it is hard to say what your cost will be. To give you a ballpark range, on average most patients will pay between $3,000 to $5,000. This will depend on insurance coverage, length of treatment, and the number of aligners required for treatment.
Can it help people missing teeth from gum disease?
If you are missing teeth from gum disease, you may wonder if Invisalign is a good option. Invisalign can help people with missing teeth, but it is important to note that the success of the treatment depends on how severe your gum disease is.
If you have advanced gum disease, Invisalign may not be able to help you, especially if your remaining teeth are decayed or if your oral health is compromised. If this is the case, talk to your dentist to see if Invisalign is a good option for you.
How long does treatment take?
In general, most people finish their Invisalign treatment within 12 to 18 months. However, the time frame may vary depending on your specific situation. Every patient is different, and various factors such as the severity of your needs and how many aligners are required will determine your final timeline.
Your treatment time will increase if you need additional dental care first, like dental implants to replace lost teeth.
Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?
Like most dental procedures, the answer depends on your policy and the extent of coverage it provides. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider and dental office to get an accurate quote for coverage.
Will I have to wear a retainer post Invisalign treatment?
We typically recommend that all patients follow up on their Invisalign treatment by wearing a retainer every day. This is to prevent your teeth from shifting out of alignment and undoing all of the work you just put into your smile. Every case is different, and the type of retainer that is required will vary from patient to patient.
Contact Wince Family Dental for an Invisalign Consultation
If you are unhappy with your smile or think that you may need braces but dread the thought of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign may be an excellent option for you, even with missing teeth. Our dental office offers Invisalign consultations to help you determine if this treatment is right for you. We also provide a variety of other orthodontic treatments, so please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and learn more about what we can do to improve your smile.