Question

Can I get braces after gum disease?

Answer

Yes, teeth straightening and cosmetic improvements will be possible.

Once you have got your gum disease stabilised (pocket depth scores are low and not inflamed) and there is still sufficient bone around your teeth, popular options include Invisalign and veneers or composite bonding to close any black triangles between your teeth.

It is even more important to do things safely, especially to reduce your risk of worsening tooth looseness after orthodontics.

Visit a trained and experienced dentist or orthodontist – it would be a shame to harm things after all your hard work!

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