What are the recommendations to straighten teeth with a veneer on a tooth?

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    Hi there,

    I have a question. I want to straighten my teeth but I have a veneer on my front tooth.

    What are the recommendations to straighten my teeth?

    I'm worried if I wear braces it'll damage the veneer after braces are taken off.
     
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    That is a true risk. Braces, and more so Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, can do well when teeth have crowns on them. However with a veneer it loses a little of the support. I would ask your dentist if he is comfortable with it. He will be able to judge how much the tooth needs to move and give you a good answer. If the tooth is moving very little then it shouldn't be an issue. Hope this helps,

    Garrett Fiorenza, DDS
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    Greenwood, IN
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I have another question. Let's say I had the braces done, and my wisdom tooth is unchanged (or changed but teeth is straight).

    Is there a big risk in wearing retainers? I'm afraid after removing the retainer it may remove the veneer every now and then I take the retainer out.
     
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    No there is no risk in wearing a retainer after the braces. Retainers don't cause enough force to break off the veneer. Hope this helps,

    Garrett Fiorenza, DDS
    Fiorenza Dental Group
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    Not break off in particularly. But more of pull off. I had braces before, and retainers are quite tight. I feel the retainers may pull the veneer out after numerous nights of wearing retainer?

    Hopefully your previous reply still stands.

    Mason.
     
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    Yeah the reply still stands, it shouldn't be a problem at all.

    Garrett Fiorenza, DDS
    Fiorenza Dental Group
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