Can you get braces with fillings is a common question? The best thing to do when a cavity is discovered is to have it filled as soon as possible. You will not be disqualified from receiving braces if you have fillings.
Can I still get braces with fillings?
- For the best results, cavities must be filled prior to receiving braces.
- It is much more difficult to place fillings after the braces are in place.
- Cavities can develop without proper brushing and flossing of the teeth after braces are in place.
- It is crucial to fill teeth if cavities occur under the braces.
Getting fillings with braces in place
It is still possible to have cavities filled with braces already in place but is easier if done prior to receiving braces. It is much more involved when braces are attached. The specialist has input into the type of filling material that is used. At any rate, spacers may be needed if large fillings are necessary. It is especially important to practice good oral hygiene in teeth with fillings as well as those without.
Types of braces available
First of all, today’s patients have several options from which to choose for orthodontic treatments that fit their lifestyle. They discover that they are able to improve their overall dental health and reduce tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease through orthodontics. Improper teeth positioning can be greatly improved or eliminated through treatment. Choosing the right technique and appliance option can shorten the time required to see improvement of misaligned teeth.
Metal braces are typically used on children and some adults. They are usually glued to the teeth and held in place with small rubber bands or wires. Enamel color is the preferred color, but they are available in other colors as well. These braces can be attached even if fillings already exist.
These are chosen because the color matches the natural teeth. They are put in place with fillings but are not as long-lasting as the metal braces.
These clear aligners help align the teeth, they work by slowly moving the teeth. Improvements are noted after several months. Invisalign works well for repairing overbites and closing gaps between teeth. This is a popular method preferred by those who want an alternative to other braces. They are less noticeable and therefore more attractive. As a result, there are some advantages to Invisalign not found in traditional braces.
Here’s the kicker
At Gluck Orthodontics, patients receive an individual diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Joel Gluck and the entire office staff provide a warm, relaxing comfortable environment for patients and families. Moreover, they utilize the latest technology to give patients a uniquely personal dental experience. Call (615)269-5903 today or schedule an appointment for a consultation.
2002 Richard Jones Road
Suite A-200 Nashville
Phone: 615 269 5903
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.