Having a straight smile is what gives us confidence. However, not all adults in Loughborough are lucky to have straight and healthy teeth without wearing braces or other dental fixes like crowns or bridges. More and more adults are now willing to have braces, especially as the braces on offer have replaced the old fashioned train tracks and hardly have an impact on your day to day life.  

One of the most asked questions adults have when it comes to wearing braces is related to the fact that they have a crown

The most common dilemma by adult patients is if they already have a crown is it possible to wear braces as well. The straight answer is YES. Yes you can have a brace.  We treat many people for braces who have crowns, implant or bridges. Fortunately, even if it might seem impossible, a crown cannot stop you from getting the smile of your dreams.

It is true that crowns can bring some problems when it comes to straightening your teeth. For example, there is a chance that the margin of your crown becomes visible after wearing braces, because once your teeth are moved, the crown can also change its position.  However, this problem can be easily solved with a new crown, after the treatment is completed

Will Braces affect my crown

Even though a crown is not a major issue, when it comes to wearing braces, this is not an easy task. The good news is that when fixing your smile in Loughborough, you are in the hands of trained dentists who have been straightening teeth for a long time and no crown stayed in their way. They are able to fix the braces in a proper manner, without allowing them to come off. Whilst wearing a brace the crowns may be damaged, but this is usually aesthetic and can be corrected.

A Case Study

The patient below had crooked teeth and an unattractive crown in his upper arch, when he first came to a consultation Loughborough. He felt uncomfortable when he smiled and his confidence was destroyed.


After his FREE consultation, we provided him with 6 Month braces. The best part was that it took only 5 months for him to get the straight smile he wanted.  6 Month Smile involves tooth-colored brackets and wires that are fixed to your teeth. In addition to the quickness of this treatment, the braces are barely visible. Many patients who choose this procedure are adults and, according to their feedback, people can hardly notice their braces.

Once the straightening process was completed, the patient was given professional teeth whitening treatment. We recommended this to all patients because it is a great way to enhance your smile. Furthermore, we redid his crown, giving him one that looked more natural and matched his other teeth and new smile.

The final result was absolutely amazing, offering the patient, not only straight teeth, but also a better feeling about himself and the possibility to smile without feeling embarrassed.

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So, even if you have a crown, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get straight teeth. You can receive advice and recommendations from one of our dentists by booking your free consultation, HERE


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