In past decades, braces were thought of as an embarrassing experience, reserved for teenagers struggling with an awkward smile. In recent times, more adults recognize the benefits of braces or Invisalign to help adjust their teeth for better oral health and a flawless, beautiful smile.
Sometimes the natural processes of aging can alter the alignment of your teeth. This is especially true if you have lost one or more teeth to decay or extraction. The resulting loss of structure causes the surrounding teeth to twist and move in response to the void. When this happens, the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern meet in an unnatural position. This greatly increases your chances of suffering from bad chips or fractures on multiple teeth.
An overbite or underbite that was not addressed and corrected earlier in life can sometimes lead to other issues later in adulthood, such as TMJ dysfunction. Many adults with these types of issues can have the smile and function of their mouth improved by orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign.
If you have alignment issues with your teeth or are interested in correcting your bite, either for cosmetic or functional purposes, call us at Spillers Orthodontics at 478-953-2700 today. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation for you and help you explore your options. We look forward to serving you!