I’m 54 and have noticed that the space between my two front teeth is getting wider. Is this a result of bone loss?
My dentist said that the tooth next to one of my front teeth is pushing it, and that my front teeth are shifting. He suggested I see an orthodontist and look into getting braces. Are braces the answer for me as a 54 year-old?
If your teeth are shifting in your 50s, it is usually as a result of either poor periodontal condition with bone loss, severe tooth-grinding, bite problems, or the loss of a tooth. Orthodontics may be the answer. But I would definitely have a periodontist or gum specialist take a look, as well.
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