Braces for Seniors

Braces for Senior Citizens

braces for seniors

Are you wondering if you are too old for braces? The answer is no! You are never too old for braces. In fact more and more adults are getting braces for a variety of reasons. Did you know that braces can benefit you after 60? That’s right. Crooked teeth and poorly aligned bites aren’t just cosmetic concerns. They may also be associated with gum and bone loss, or even be the cause of headaches and jaw joint pain.

Advancements in the dental field mean that dentures aren’t the only option for complex issues in seniors. Orthodontics can also help address some concerns.

Better oral hygiene. Teeth that are aligned are easier to keep clean, which reduces the chance of decay, or costly repair and replacement.

Less wear and tear. Our bite changes as we age. An incorrect bite can contribute to wear on our enamel. Orthodontics can help bring your bite into alignment and help reduce the wear on your teeth.Correct relapse of prior treatment. Many changes in orthodontic technology and practices have happened in the past decades. Years ago, some patients were told that after a time they could throw away their retainers. This led to relapse of the same issues they had before. These seniors may benefit from limited or partial treatment. 

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Getting Braces for Adults Over 60

There are some medical conditions, or medications that can exclude you from orthodontic treatment. These will be discussed at your exam to evaluate if orthodontic treatment is right for you. If you have entered your mid-life and are looking to improve your health or want to bring about a fresh start in your appearance, getting orthodontic treatment is an option to consider.

If a smile worth smiling about is what you are hoping for, Brookhaven Orthodontics is where you should start! Call today for a free consultation. 

Senior Orthodontic Treatment FAQs

  1. How much interocclusal space is needed for an implant:

    The space required can vary depending on individual circumstances and the type of implant being placed.
  2. Can Invisalign make space for an implant?

    In some cases, Invisalign treatment can create space for an implant, but this would need to be determined by our orthodontists. Every mouth, and therefore, every case will be different and we can advise you on the right treatment to accomplish what you need.
  3. Do you remove wisdom teeth before getting braces?

    Brookhaven Orthodontics does not perform wisdom teeth removal but can, if necessary, refer patients to a qualified oral surgeon who specializes in the procedure.
  4. Can orthodontist perform tooth extraction?

    We do not perform tooth extractions, however, we are committed to ensuring comprehensive care for our patients. Therefore, we are more than happy to offer referrals to qualified specialists who can provide the necessary extractions.
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