A very good question. For contact sports it’s important to wear a mouth guard. You can get mouth guards that are specifically designed to be worn with braces with space for the brace to be in position. An example would be ‘Shock Doctor’. They make a variety of different mouth guards which can work.
Not while wearing an aligner. If you take the aligner out you can chew gum.
Smoking isn’t advised anyway but it doesn’t actually impact things too much so many people do smoke, even though they shouldn’t, during the treatment.
There are restrictions depending on the type of brace you have. So, if you have a fixed brace you shouldn’t have very hard items. You should be careful about those things and I wouldn’t recommend having sticky foods. It you have a removable brace there isn’t too much restriction.
Removable aligners need to be work for about 23 hours out of a 24 hour day. You need to take them out to eat and you take them out if you having hot drinks. Most people don’t find there is much disruption but there is a commitment so as long as you are ok with … Continue reading What life-style Changes Would I Have to Make to Wear Aligners?
You should understand that adult teeth are not all the same shape and size so when you when you move some teeth together you may notice some small imperfections in the appearance of your smile. This is generally caused by the teeth not being the same shape and size. There are things you can do, … Continue reading Straight Teeth: Are there any limitations I should know about?
Bridges can be a factor in Invisaline or braces treatments. It would be important to make sure the bridge was healthy and was fitting the tooth properly because sometimes sometimes you need to hold onto other teeth to keep them in position while you move other teeth.
As long as the tooth is healthy and there is no infection underneath the tooth it can be treated.
This question might relate to your jaw position. If you imagine that your teeth are like books and the jaw is a like a shelf you can shift the books around but you can’t move the shelf. So, you might need to have jaw surgery if that’s important to you.
Yes, braces can move flared out teeth back into position. They would be using a force to rotate and pull teeth backwards and again, either a clear fixed brace, a Lingual brace or an Accelerated removable brace will work.