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Health DUNEDIN AND SPRINGHILL, FLORIDA "" Although similar to a natural tooth in appearance, an implant – and other fixed restorations – does not respond to the force of braces like natural teeth. Actually, it doesn"t respond at all. In Spring Hill, adult braces patients are able to achieve results just as satisfying as younger patients, even if they have fixed restorations like implants or a bridge. Teeth Move, Implants Don"t An implant uses a titanium post to mimic the structure of a natural tooth however, the titanium post of an implant fuses to the alveolar bone while the root of the natural tooth does not. Because the titanium post fuses to the bone, it cannot be moved by pressure of any kind. Orthodontics Following Fixed Restorations? As a rule of thumb, orthodontic treatment using adult braces should be completed prior to restoratives. An experienced restorative dentist understands this and will wait until their patient"s Spring Hill orthodontist has moved the patient"s teeth into optimal position performing final restoration. Therefore, the majority of cases encountered involve adult patients who received fixed restoratives not knowing that they would later become dissatisfied with the alignment of their teeth and want braces. Although having fixed restoratives doesn"t necessarily prevent orthodontic treatment, it limits what an orthodontist can do since they have to "work around" implants, etc. Once fixed restorations are in place teeth cannot just be moved anywhere and most occlusions "" such as an overbite – cannot be corrected. Some cases may allow the orthodontist to use the implants as somewhat of an anchoring device however, this scenario is rare and would require an implant that is placed in the back of the mouth which could then be used to retract front teeth. This would also require that there be a space in front of the implant that would permit the natural teeth to shift back. Retracting the anterior (front) teeth would then close any existing gaps. Since the implants are immovable, natural teeth cannot be pulled into them. What Types of Orthodontics Can be Used? The type of braces that can be used to treat patients with restoratives is determined in the same manner as with patients who do not have implants. The patient"s severity of misalignment, lifestyle and budget, and implant placement are taken into account when deciding whether ceramic, traditional metal, lingual or Invisalign is the best option. Most popular among patients in Dunedin, Invisalign Teen and Invisalign allow patients to straighten their teeth unbeknownst to most onlookers. Learn More To learn more about Dr. Albert Fontaine"s orthodontic practice or to schedule an appointment, please call (727) 734-5242 in Dunedin or (352) 686-8190 in Spring Hill. About the Author: Dr. Albert Fontaine is a specialist in orthodontics who treats children and adults in Dunedin, Spring Hill and surrounding areas. His practice offers Invisalign and other aesthetic treatment options, as well as conventional braces. Visit .ourorthodontist.. for more information. 2013 Sinai Marketing and Dr. Albert J. Fontaine. Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Sinai Marketing and Dr. Albert J. Fontaine are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this document is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links. Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: