Can You Get Invisalign With An Implant?

If you already have dental implants and are considering Invisalign, you may be asking yourself if it’s even possible to combine these two treatments. The short answer is yes, you can get Invisalign with an implant. However, before moving forward, it’s important to speak with an orthodontist to make sure this approach is the right fit for your specific dental needs and goals.

Why Do Some Patients Get Both Invisalign and Dental Implants?

For patients who need to address alignment issues as well as missing teeth, the combination of Invisalign and dental implants can be an effective solution. Invisalign can straighten and align your teeth. Implants can replace missing teeth. The combination of these two treatments can therefore help patients achieve a smile that is both straight and complete. 

Should You Get a Dental Implant Before or After Invisalign?

Should you get an implant before invisalign

The timing of your Invisalign versus dental implant treatment will depend on your individual needs. Here are some factors your orthodontist will consider when determining the best option for you.

  • Orthodontic needs: If your teeth need significant repositioning, your orthodontist may recommend starting with Invisalign so that your teeth are properly aligned before you receive implants. 
  • Spacing: Dental implants require a certain amount of space and proper alignment. If your smile doesn’t already have an ideal amount of space and alignment for implants, you may need to get Invisalign first. 
  • Patient preferences: Everybody’s priorities are different. Some patients might care more about replacing their missing teeth. Others might want to prioritize straightening their teeth. Depending on your oral and overall health, you may be able to start by addressing the issue that’s most important to you. It’s therefore important to speak with your orthodontist about your preferences and goals so they can develop the right treatment plan.
  • Overall treatment duration: Consider the duration of each treatment and how it fits into your schedule and lifestyle. Invisalign treatment typically takes several months to a year or more, while a dental implant treatment may require several months for healing and integration before the final restoration is placed.
  • Cost and insurance coverage: Budget and insurance coverage may also influence the timing of treatment. In some cases, insurance plans may cover a portion of Invisalign treatment but not dental implants, or vice versa. 

Our Comprehensive Approach at Peterson Family Orthodontics

At Peterson Family Orthodontics in San Tan Valley, we understand that achieving your dream smile involves more than just straightening your teeth or replacing missing teeth. Our team is committed to providing a family-friendly environment, affordable treatment plans, quick and efficient appointments, and the latest orthodontic technologies. We’d be more than happy to speak with you about Invisalign and develop a plan that fits your needs and goals.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you’re considering Invisalign or other clear aligner treatment, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Scott Peterson. Together, we can explore your options and develop a personalized treatment plan that sets you on the path to achieving the smile of your dreams.