Does this sound like you?
Here are several conditions that are noticeable and self-identifiable – if you have one of these, you may not be suitable for become invisible braces.
- Severe crowding, spacing and rotated teeth
- Jaw locking or severe jaw pain
- Loose teeth
- Untreated gum disease
- Permanent retainers
- People with certain medical conditions
- Bisphosphonates consumption
- Currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy, chemotherapy or radiation treatment of the head/neck
- Periodontitis (severe case of gum disease)
Conditions requiring special attention
- Root canals
Root canal-ed teeth are movable but please wait for 1 to 2 months after the procedure before starting your smile correction.
If they are in the front 6 to 8 teeth, it will be on a case-by-case basis whether or not it is suitable.
Teeth can be aligned but there is a very low risk that a veneer might fall off if it is fixed to the front 6 to 8 teeth.
- Loose dental fillings
The filling has to be re-done or it might pop off, especially if it is on the front teeth.
- Gum issues
If you have swollen gum or excessive bleeding when brushing or flossing, these can be signs of gum disease. We advise to consult a dentist.
- Untreated cavities or caries
These need to be fixed before straightening your teeth.
- Excessive plaque (calculus) on teeth
If there is too much plaque, you need to go to the dentist before coming for a scan as we won’t be able to scan the actual shape of teeth.
In conclusion, if your teeth do not meet the unsuitable conditions as mentioned above, we would love to assist you on your teeth straightening journey to reach your new smile goals. If your gum is healthy, your teeth are clean, what are you waiting for? Start by booking a FREE dental scan at one of our partner clinics and we’ll send you a preview of your ‘after-become’ smile!