Braces for Older Adults from the Premier Three Rivers Orthodontist
As we have mentioned before, about a third of the patients at our Three Rivers orthodontist office are adults, with a surprising amount being over the age of fifty. What’s maybe less surprising is that many people experience teeth movement and change as they get older. Unfortunately, these changes can cause dental health problems including tooth decay, bone loss, and loss of enamel. And, besides health issues, the movement of teeth can also cause cosmetic concerns for older patients.
Regardless of age, it is important to a lot of people to look and feel as good as possible. If your teeth are becoming misaligned as you age, it can become increasingly difficult to keep your teeth clean through brushing and flossing. This can easily lead to the decay of your teeth erosion of your gums for many older adults. It’s also no secret that with aging comes natural wear and tear of your teeth, making it even more important to do everything you can to keep them healthy and functional for as long as you possibly can.
You should see your Three Rivers orthodontist if you experience any of the following problems as you age:
- Increased difficulty chewing
- Issues with speech
- Problems with your bite / misalignment
- Swelling of gums
- Increased occurrences of food getting stuck in your teeth
At Bandeen Orthodontics, your Three Rivers orthodontist, we know getting braces as an older adult can seem like a waste of time or that it’s not possible, but with advancements in technology, we are able to provide orthodontic treatment that takes much less time to complete and is more comfortable than ever. If you are over fifty and are having issues with the alignment of your teeth, do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working with you to improve your quality of life!