I have Dental implants, can I wear braces?

Hello - I had a space between my two front teeth up until I was 20 years old, when I had braces. Several years later, I had complete implants done (something I've regretted) and now, 15 years later the space has returned between my front teeth. I recently consulted a dentist who was doing implants on my bottom front teeth and he says I can't wear braces because of the top teeth being in sections/implants. If that's the case, why did the space reappear? Is there anything that can be done about the space? I absolutely hate it. The dentist said it was caused by gritting my teeth. Any suggestions?

Answer: Dental Implants And Orthodontics

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

Orthodontics is possible after dental implants are placed, only if the dental implants are in the ideal location. Dental implants do not move once placed, unless there is bone loss. If there is bone loss around the dental implants, there is a good chance they are failing. It is ideal to move teeth first, then place dental implants. If space is appearing between your dental implants, you may want to return to the surgeon that placed them and have dental x-rays taken in order to properly diagnose the problem and be sure the bone surrounding the dental implants is healthy. If it is strictly cosmetic, you may be able to replace the implant crowns to close the space, if the other natural teeth are in the ideal position first.

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