ANYONE OUT OF THEIR teens might think they missed their chance for straight teeth, but that’s not true! Modern orthodontic treatment is for adults too. While it’s true that our teeth can be guided into place more easily when we are younger, they will still respond to orthodontic appliances. And whether or not we had braces as teens, our teeth can still shift over time.
There are great options for almost all patients of all ages when it comes to Invisalign or other types of braces.
In a process called mesial drift, our teeth slowly move towards the front of our mouths as we age. Other factors, including enamel loss, teeth grinding, and tooth loss, can move our teeth out of alignment too. The result is an increasingly crooked, overcrowded smile that is harder to keep healthy.
Some of the things we do every day without even thinking about it can contribute to our teeth shifting over time. Stomach sleeping and resting our heads on our hands when sitting can both be culprits of dental shifting, but good posture and side or back sleeping will minimize this effect.
Good oral hygiene is also important for keeping our teeth where they should be because it helps reduce enamel loss over time. So keep up with that daily flossing and twice-daily brushing, and don’t forget about regular dental appointments!
One advantage adult orthodontic patients have over teenagers is that they have the self-discipline to carefully follow the orthodontist’s instructions. This ensures better, timelier results!
Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 to book your appointment here at Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre. Let’s talk together about how you can achieve healthy oral health and beautiful straight teeth!
Don't hesitate to contact us if you are wondering about Invisalign braces on the Sunshine Coast, or other alternatives too.
We hope to see you soon!