Keep Your Smile Looking Great at Any Age!

February 25, 2021

Here’s something you may not know: your smile changes as you age! That’s because your teeth change — from the wear and tear of years of chewing, and because they continue to move and shift well into adulthood. What can result are complications to the positioning of your teeth and your bite, leaving your smile less than perfect.

Take heart. At the office of Pittston, we’re here to help restore your smile to its former glory. Our highly skilled professionals will identify and evaluate any orthodontic related issues that you may have developed over the years, and customize a treatment that’s right for you.

Here are some of the most common changes we see in adults:

  1. Bottom teeth crowding: With age, the jawbone loses density and shrinks. This change can lead to crowding of the bottom front teeth.
  2. Gap in front teeth: No doubt you’ve seen people with a space between their two front teeth — a condition that can develop for a number of reasons including crowding of teeth, unproportioned upper and lower jaw, gum disease, and even the way your tongue pushes against your teeth can cause them to separate over time.
  3. Post-orthodontic teeth shifting: After orthodontic treatment, a retainer needs to be used to keep teeth in position. Over the years, if teeth are restored or lost, new proper fitting retainers will be needed to prevent unwanted change.
  4. Bad bite: This happens when your upper and lower jaw don’t align (malocclusion), which can also lead to other health problems including headaches, and clicking and popping jaw joints.

These changes may be completely normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At the office of Pittston, we are dedicated to the good orthodontic care of all our patients — regardless of age. To find out more or to make an appointment, give us a call today.

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