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Toothy Questions: Can I Have a Brace if I Have Missing Teeth?

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Undergoing teeth realignment treatment can be a life changing process for all sorts of people. It can help to relive pain, allow for better dental health and give you a huge confidence boost.

Whether or not you are eligible for treatment will depend on your particular mouth and teeth. There is no ‘one size fits all’ in orthodontics; your specialist orthodontist will be able to advise on which type of teeth realignment programme is best for you.

One of the factors that can impact on this decision is whether or not you have any missing teeth. The good news here is that you can still have a brace if this applies to you.

Why should you think about a brace if you have missing teeth?

In fact, a brace can often be a really good idea if you’ve lost any teeth. This is because one or more missing teeth can mean that your remaining teeth are more likely to drift into any spaces that have been left behind.

This is far from ideal as it can create new alignment issues and mean that existing ones can get worse.

A brace could also help if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks after tooth loss.

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If you’re missing a tooth, we may look to work with your with other dentists to provide implants as a replacement.

Once these implants are in place, we can then begin to straighten the teeth around it by using braces.

What will a brace do?

If implants are not a viable option, a brace could help to close up any empty spaces and make your tooth loss far less noticeable.

Alternatively, the brace could be used to widen the empty space in order to make it possible for the implant or bridge to be added.

Which option is right for you will depend on your existing teeth alignment and whether or not you are already suffering from overcrowding.

Want to talk to us about teeth realignment treatment after tooth loss? Book an appointment online today.