Can I Get Invisalign with Missing Teeth?

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 11-10-2022



Invisalign is quickly becoming a favourite treatment method for patients and dentists alike, as it is seen as a non-invasive and low impact alternative to more radical dental treatments.

While dental treatments like metal braces are often associated with discomfort and pain, Invisalign has continued to grow in popularity due to it’s near invisibility and low impact on the patients day-to-day life.

The trays are individually-moulded, low-profile and removable designed to realign your smile by gradually shifting your teeth over time This low-maintenance, hassle-free option has quickly become a popular alternative to traditional braces all around the world. More information regarding the comparative cost of traditional braces vs Invisalign can be found here.

If you’re dealing with multiple dental issues, you may be wondering, can I get Invisalign with missing teeth? The short answer is yes!

Let’s take a look at your Invisalign eligibility based on your dental concerns.

Can I get Invisalign with missing teeth?

Yes. It is recommended that you pursue Invisalign treatment before dealing with any individual missing teeth. During the course of your Invisalign treatment, changes will occur to the overall structure of your smile, so some shifting of the teeth is to be expected. Allowing the Invisalign treatment to take its course may close the gap of missing teeth, or create a more appropriate space for a replacement.

Can Invisalign close missing tooth gaps?

Yes. Invisalign can help to slowly close gaps in your teeth as it works to realign your smile. Once your Invisalign treatment has concluded, given that tooth gaps remain, you may then pursue treatment to fill the gap now the realignment is done.

Can you get Invisalign with an implant?

While advice will differ from dentist to dentist, Invisalign can still be used to treat patients with fixed bone dental implants. Most dentists recommend pursuing Invisalign before implants, as the resulting realignment may result in smaller or larger gaps.

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Does Invisalign work for all teeth?

Considered the pioneer in teeth straightening treatments, Invisalign’s clear custom moulded trays allow patients of all kinds to experience a happier smile with minimal impact on their daily lives.

Invisalign is used as an appropriate dental treatment for patients with overbite, underbite, crooked or irregular teeth.

Do you need to remove teeth for Invisalign?

No. As long as your gums are healthy, Invisalign is likely to be an appropriate treatment to realign your existing teeth. If you have lingering concerns about removing teeth, it is best to contact your dentist as soon as possible to discuss your options.

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Does Invisalign work with missing molars?

Yes. However it is recommended to pursue Invisalign treatment before restoring the missing molar as space among your teeth may have changed, or may change during the Invisalign treatment. Should you wish to fill the missing molar space once the treatment is completed, the resulting space achieved by Invisalign will allow for greater success for the implant.

Now that you know you can get Invisalign with missing teeth, you can work towards transforming your smile into one you love. For more information about Invisalign costs in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Mornington, and Geelong, get in touch with us or book an initial consultation to start your Invisalign journey.