Several years ago it was found that Bisphosphonates had a major impact on the
mouth specifically to the bone around the teeth and making up the jaw. They are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis. Patients were warned to tell their dental provider of their use because they often led to problems after teeth extractions.
With the popularity of Invisalign and Clear Correct, a new issue was addressed for patients who are on these therapies. Will the tooth movements and bone needed to remodel around the teeth be affected similarly to patients requiring extractions?
The answer, thankfully is that there is no correlation between taking these meds and the ability to have any kind of tooth movement from clear aligners to more traditional braces. This allows dentists to freely treat patients with braces/clear aligners without being worried that the teeth will shift back or damage will be done to the bone holding the teeth!!!
Since 2003, Dr. Chern has been delivering friendly, comprehensive, and high-tech dental care to her patients. She received her dental degree from Stony Brook University of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital. From preventive dental exams to cosmetic and implant dentistry, Dr. Chern is dedicated to helping patients achieve systemic health and brighter smiles.