The simple answer is, yes, it can! However, your dentist will want to establish if it is the best course of treatment. There are a few reasons you may want to get Invisalign® when you already have veneers. The dentist will explore these concerns with you. However, you need to understand which issues each procedure addresses.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin coverings or shells that you can get on the outer surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They address dental issues like misalignment, chips, gaps, or discoloration. The durability of veneers is dependent on the material.
Sometimes, they may separate from your natural teeth and look crooked. Before getting Invisalign, the dentist will establish if this is the case.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that corrects the misalignment of teeth using clear aligners. The aligners consist of a blend of plastic. The material is strong enough to put pressure on your teeth and move them into better positions.
Like veneers, Invisalign corrects crooked teeth, gaps, and bite issues. So if you have dental veneers, using Invisalign is not advisable.
Reasons for Using Invisalign With Veneers
Your dentist would agree to use Invisalign with veneers due to the moving or shifting of teeth. The dentist will first establish whether your teeth were straight before the dental veneers. If they were, the move or shift is after getting veneers.
In this case, Invisalign will work effectively to return your teeth and all the veneers to their original positions. But if the dental veneers are masking orthodontic problems, there may be a shift in the dental veneers and not the teeth. Using Invisalign may result in straight teeth and crooked veneers.
What Should You Do?
Get a consultation from a dentist if you have veneers and notice that your teeth are out of alignment. They will advise you if Invisalign will work for you or not. Once you establish that it will work for you, you can go ahead with the procedure.
Veneers and Invisalign
Many orthodontists prefer using Invisalign to correct a shift in your teeth if you have veneers. The reason is that the braces are a series of clear trays. There are no brackets, wires, or adhesive necessary in the process. Therefore, there is no damage to the veneers.
With traditional braces, the orthodontist must be careful. They will try not to attach a bracket to your veneer as braces do not adhere well to the material. They will anchor them to neighboring teeth as enamel provides better support. Invisalign does not need this kind of support.
Another reason for using Invisalign is that it treats a variety of cases while preserving your smile. The braces will protect your veneers even as they correct your teeth. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the cost of replacing your dental veneers after alignment.
You can use Invisalign if you already have veneers. However, the best action is to get your dental veneers after your Invisalign treatment.
For more information on Invisalign and veneers, visit Marietta Smile Gallery at our office in Marietta, Georgia. Call (770) 809-1500 today to schedule an appointment.