Orthodontic Treatment for Older Adults from Your Kalamazoo Orthodontist
As mentioned on our website and in previous blog posts, about a third of the patients at our Kalamazoo orthodontist office are adults, with a surprising amount being over the age of fifty. Unsurprisingly, many people experience teeth movement and change as they age. Sometimes 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.
No matter how old you are, it’s probably important to you 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 which often leads to the decay of your teeth erosion of your gums. 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 possible.
It may be a good idea to see an 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 Kalamazoo orthodontist, we know getting braces as an older adult can seem like it’s out of the question, 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 an older adult seeking treatment, do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working with you to improve your health and your smile!