There are many perks to living long enough to be considered old. Waking up whenever you dang well, please. More time to devote to your favorite hobbies or humanitarian causes. Traveling. Grandchildren.
It’s not all a picnic, however. Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains–clearly, aging is not for wimps. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Crooked teeth, for instance.
Orthodontics can correct all types of tooth alignment dilemmas. Overbite? The gap between your two front teeth? Crowded teeth?
With modern orthodontics at Burlingame Smile Studio, mature men and women can have a terrific smile that looks as young as they feel.
Let’s discuss some types of braces we offer at Burlingame Smile Studio.
Traditional braces have brackets and an archwire. The brackets are mounted to the teeth. The archwire is attached to the brackets. The archwire is shaped for your bite. With self-ligating braces, the archwire is connected to the brackets with a spring clip. This replaces the plastic color band necessary with old-school 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 properly
- They feel good when you rub your tongue over them!
- You are less likely to experience gum recession
- Straight teeth can prevent tooth decay
- You are less likely to feel tooth pain due to displacement or misalignment
Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile–even if you have some missing teeth. Braces combined with tooth implants can transform a smile.
If you would like to describe teeth-straightening options, I invite you to schedule an orthodontic consultation by calling 650-231-2680. At Burlingame Smile Studio in Burlingame, we pamper our admired senior patients.