Change is the only constant in life. As we get older, our bodies also transform—even our teeth. With one out of four orthodontic patients in the U.S. being adults, you might want to consider seeing an orthodontist about getting braces or invisible aligners. It will improve your appearance, bites and overall oral health.
The office of Ortho Inc. is dedicated to helping adults and children enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. We provide a comprehensive program of preventive care designed to protect your teeth and reduce the risk of dental disease.
Have you seen or felt a change in your bite (the way your upper and lower teeth come together)? Or perhaps your bottom front teeth have turned at a slight angle or are starting to crowd each other. Another possible scenario: You lost a permanent tooth a while back and the teeth around it are moving about. It’s not unusual for the teeth of adults who had braces as kids to roam a little.
Our pearly whites are subject to shifting a bit because they’re set in the bones of our lower jaw (mandible) and upper jaw (maxilla). Yes, bones are hard, but they’re also living tissue that’s continuously changing. As with our skin, bone cells break down and rebuild. It is called bone remodeling and, in the jaw, it’s due to chewing, biting, swallowing and speaking. Those actions put force on the teeth, which ignites bone remodeling and invites teeth to gradually move. Some teeth “accept the invitation,” others don’t.
Whatever the cause, a visit with an orthodontist is recommended. And, of course, the sooner, the better. If you notice shifts in tooth positions, timely intervention by an orthodontist may minimize their movement.
When you’re searching for an orthodontic practice that provides the topmost standard of personalized care, look no further than the office of Ortho Inc. We offer an extensive menu of high-quality services for people of all ages. Please contact us for an appointment.