My Bottom Teeth Are Shifting As I Get Older – Should I Be Concerned?

If you’ve noticed your bottom teeth shift as you’ve gotten older, understand that this is normal. As you age, your teeth naturally wear and may shift from their original position. Teeth shifting can lead to crooked tooth, gaps, and issues with alignment. In addition to aging, it can also be caused by genetics, grinding, and teeth loss.

Shifting teeth can take away your self-confidence and lead to complex problems down the road. The good news is that shifting teeth do not have to be permanent and there are a number of ways they can be corrected.

Once you visit Gladwell Orthodontics because your bottom teeth are shifting, Dr. Jason Gladwell will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and let you know which treatment option is ideal for your particular condition. In most cases, he will recommend Invisalign. This is a great alternative to traditional metal braces and can get the job of moving your teeth back together done.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your particular teeth. They are comfortable and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Since they are virtually invisible, you can correct your shifting issue without anyone knowing.

As you replace one aligner with another, your teeth will gradually move to their proper position. After about a year or so of Invisalign treatment, you’ll be left with straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Schedule an Appointment at Gladwell Orthodontics

For more information on how you can correct your shifting teeth caused by aging, schedule an appointment at our office. Call us today at (919) 453-6325.