There is no secret that our bodies change as we get older, and our smiles are no exception. Biologically, your smile will change even if you maintain good dental hygiene. With how often we use our mouth to speak, eat, and breath, it’s no surprise that our teeth will begin to wear down. To better understand, our team has put together four of the most common ways our smiles change over the years.
- Teeth Crowding
Over time, the muscles in our jawbone can begin to weaken due to age-related hormonal influences. This can cause teeth to become crowded. Years of reverse swallowing and tongue thrusting can also cause teeth crowding. Our team at Braces Plus can help treat teeth crowding with our adult touch up treatment or discreet Invisalign aligners.
Just like crowding, teeth can shift as the jaw begins to weaken. It’s also common for adults who have previously undergone orthodontic treatment as a kid to experience shifting later in life. Smile changes due to aging are normally quite easy to correct without the use of any invasive procedures. If you notice your teeth shifting, don’t worry! Dr. Eimar can assess your smile during your free consultation and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
Receding gums is a very common problem in adults and can change how your smile looks. When your gums recede, it exposes your teeth’s soft root surface. The area is no longer protected and becomes sensitive. Luckily, there are preventative measures you can take.
Wear And Tear
Every day you bite, chew, and grind food, your tooth surface begins to wear off. Combine that with the acidic foods you eat, and it can result in damaged enamel. The wear and tear can lead to flat areas where you chew your food.
Check In On Your Smile In Airdrie!
It’s good to start your orthodontic treatment at a young age, but it’s never too late to benefit from an aligned and beautiful smile! Orthodontic treatment can help reverse the signs of aging on your smile. Click here to book your free consultation today! When you come in, feel free to ask about our offerings such as clear braces, metal braces and Invisalign in Airdrie, Alberta!