Today’s post is for people in their golden years who want to enhance their smile by straightening their teeth.
There are many perks to retirement. Waking up whenever you dang well please. Time to devote to your favorite hobbies or humanitarian causes. Traveling. Grandchildren.
Braces Aren’t Just For Teens
It’s not all a picnic, however. Many older people have health issues, limited mobility, and financial concerns. Though some problems can’t be avoided, others can. Crooked teeth, for instance.
Could Your Smile Benefit From Adult Braces?
Orthodontics can fix all types of tooth alignment issues. Overbite? The gap between your two front teeth? Crowded teeth?
With modern orthodontics at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht, older men, and women can have a wonderful smile that looks as young as they feel.
Let’s discuss some orthodontic options.
Traditional braces have brackets and an archwire. The brackets are mounted to the teeth and the archwire is attached to the brackets. With self-ligating braces, the archwire is connected to the brackets with a spring clip. This replaces the plastic color band necessary with conventional metal braces.
Invisalign uses clear aligners instead of metal or ceramic brackets. With Invisalign aligners, you switch aligners every couple of weeks as your teeth gently shift into place.
How can straightening crooked teeth benefit you in your golden years?
We all know that a beautiful smile improves one’s appearance. Everyone wants to look more attractive. However, the benefits aren’t purely aesthetic.
- You are less likely to snore if your teeth are aligned effectively
- They feel good when you rub your tongue over them!
- You are less likely to experience periodontitis (advanced gum disease)
- Straight teeth can restrict tooth decay
- You are less likely to feel tooth pain due to displacement or misalignment
Braces + Tooth Implants for a Complete Smile Makeover
Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile–even if you have some missing teeth. Braces combined with dental implants can transform a smile.