Orthodontic treatment to prepare for implants

When a tooth has been lost, or it never developed, it may be replaced by an implant. An implant is a false tooth that is attached to the bone of the jaw. Sometimes orthodontic treatment is needed prior to implant placement to make space available for the implant, or to re-position the teeth either side of the missing tooth to facilitate the placement of the implant.

Adult male with missing upper lateral incisors. Upper fixed appliances placed to open spaces for the missing teeth to be replaced with implants

Adult female with one missing upper lateral incisors. Upper and lower fixed ceramic appliances placed to open space for the missing tooth to be replaced with an implant.

Young adult female with one missing upper lateral incisors. Upper and lower fixed appliances placed to open space for the missing tooth to be replaced with an implant.

Adult female with both upper lateral incisors missing. Upper and lower fixed ceramic appliances placed to open space for missing teeth to be replaced with implants.