I’m Older, Why Should I Consider Straightening My Teeth?

Straightening your teeth is a worthwhile investment and commitment for people of any age. Often times adults and senior citizens believe that they cannot take measures to straighten their teeth simply because of their age, however, healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Teeth straightening options such as Invisalign are not only options for teenagers; it is both a viable and recommended option for older adults wishing they had straighter teeth.

Benefits Of Straighter Teeth

People of all generations can have crooked, misaligned teeth that can affect more than just a person’s smile. Crooked teeth are often a major reason for low self-image and low self-confidence. Having straighter teeth can help adults to regain self-esteem simply by giving them the confidence to smile openly and freely. A person with straighter teeth who is more inclined to smile are likely to pursue social opportunities and have more positive interactions with other people. A beautiful smile is an invaluable feature for a person of any age to feel proud of.

Straighter teeth can also provide important health benefits for older adults. Crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth can make it harder for a person to thoroughly clean their teeth with regular brushing and flossing. This gives an increased opportunity for dental problems such as cavities, tooth decay or gum disease.  Straightening teeth can even help to improve chronic headaches and chronic neck or jaw pain.

Henderson Invisalign For Older Adults

Teeth can be straightened at any age using a number of techniques such as traditional braces or clear aligners. At Foutz Family Dentistry, we trust in the Invisalign orthodontic system and highly recommend it for adults of any age wishing they had straighter teeth.

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners designed to gradually straighten teeth by put varying amount of pressure on teeth. Each aligner is used for approximately two weeks and then a patient is switched to a new one. Aligners are produced using 3-D computer imaging that plans out a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.

Invisalign is a great option for adults and senior citizens because it straightens teeth without anyone knowing, allows you to eat or drink whatever you want, does not affect brushing or flossing habits, and is comfortable.

For more information about Invisalign treatment available at Foutz Family Dentistry, call our office today at (702) 792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Exploring the Endless Benefits of Invisalign Teeth Straightening

Having straight teeth is more than enjoying the act of smiling at others.

In fact, straight teeth could improve everything from your confidence to oral health.

To get you the straight teeth you have always wanted, consider trying Invisalign teeth straightening.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign was released in 2001, and since then, they have manufactured over a million of their clear teeth straightening systems. Using biomechanics, Invisalign was the first company to conceptualize the combination of digital technology and shape engineering using biomechanics. Using a series of plastic aligners, you can gradually shift your teeth into a straight position without the wires and metal brackets of traditional braces.

The Benefits of Teeth Straightening

  • Teeth are Easier to Clean: When you have braces, you struggle to keep your teeth clean. Food sticks in the metal brackets, and you are limited to certain foods. Most patients using the traditional braces for tooth straightening will see plaque buildup, no matter how excellent they are at brushing.
  • Invisible: No one knows you are straightening your teeth except you (and your dentist, of course). Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are fitted to your mouth. You can talk, laugh, and smile with them in place and no one will notice them like they would traditional braces.
  • No Irritation: Metal braces have brackets and wires that are uncomfortable, poke the inside of your mouth, and are hazardous when you play contact sports. Invisalign will not cut or poke the inside of your mouth.
  • Just One Year of Treatment: Metal braces can take up to five years until your teeth are straightened perfectly, but most adults only use Invisalign for 12 months.
  • Healthier Gums and Teeth: Crooked teeth and a full mouth leads to red, swollen gums. When your teeth are straightened, and aligned as they should be, the gums fit around teeth the way they are intended to – defending you from gum disease.

Have a Consultation for Invisalign Teeth Straightening Today

The Invisalign system works for adults and teenagers. To see if you are a candidate, you will need first to contact Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS.

Schedule your consultation appointment today at 702-792-5929 or request information about teeth straightening online.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
1st Generation:

Great Grandfather

Dr. Ezbond A. Foutz
Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:

Grandfather

Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
3rd Generation:

Father

Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
4th Generation:

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Dr. Barton H. Foutz