Straightening Teeth: How Old Is Too Old?

October 3, 2015

woman using invisalign for teeth straighteningMost of us associate “braces” and orthodontics with teenagers. But the truth is you are never too old!  Patients in their 70’s and 80’s have seen the benefits of straighter teeth and a corrected bite.

While we are all familiar with the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth, many of us do not realize the HEALTH side of having teeth in correct alignment.

  • Teeth out of alignment are at risk of breaking, causing pain and loss of chewing function.
  • Difficulty cleaning between crowded teeth puts us at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
  • The jaw can be unduly stressed when teeth are not biting together appropriately, leading to the painful condition of TMJ dysfunction.

Invisalign Clear Aligners are a wonderful solution for the adult patient who wants the benefits of straight teeth without the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional braces. They are nearly invisible, so most people won’t even know you are wearing them!

Visit Dr. James Kalina in Mankato for your Invisalign consultation today. We offer superior care, skilled service, and state-of-the-art practice.  For more information, click here:

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