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Have Your Teeth Shifted in Adulthood?

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Many adults are surprised to find that their once perfectly-aligned teeth from their teenage years have begun to shift. Teeth shifting in adulthood is a common occurrence, but understanding the reasons can help in addressing the problem effectively.

The Natural Causes Behind Teeth Shifting

  • Aging and Natural Wear: As we age, the enamel on our teeth begins to wear down, leading to a natural shifting of teeth. The lower front teeth are especially prone to this because they receive more pressure from biting and chewing.
  • Gum Disease: Also known as periodontal disease, this is an infection of the gums and tissues holding the teeth in place. When these tissues are damaged, teeth can become loose and may start to shift.
  • Tooth Loss: Losing a tooth, whether due to an accident, decay, or any other reason, can cause neighboring teeth to shift towards the empty space. This can affect the alignment of your entire mouth over time.
  • Grinding or Clenching: Chronic teeth grinding, known as bruxism, can exert excessive force on the teeth, causing them to shift over time. Similarly, clenching your teeth regularly can also lead to misalignment.
  • Past Orthodontic Treatments: If you had braces or any orthodontic treatment as a teenager and didn’t wear a retainer as recommended, there’s a possibility that your teeth have shifted back to their original positions or moved even more.

Invisalign for Adults: A Solution to Shifting Teeth

If you’ve noticed your teeth shifting, you might be wondering if it’s too late to correct the alignment. The good news is, it’s never too late! Invisalign for adults has become an increasingly popular solution for this very reason.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners, tailor-made for each patient, to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them an excellent choice for adults who want to maintain a professional appearance.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • Aesthetically Pleasing: As the aligners are clear, they’re not easily noticeable, allowing you to correct your teeth alignment discreetly.
  • Comfort: There are no metal brackets or wires, meaning less irritation to your gums and cheeks.
  • Flexibility: You can remove the aligners while eating, brushing, or during special occasions.
  • Effective: Many adults have achieved their desired results with Invisalign in a comparable timeframe to traditional braces.

Regain Your Straight Smile With Invisalign

While teeth shifting in adulthood can be a cause for concern, modern dentistry provides effective solutions to address this issue. If you’ve noticed a change in your teeth alignment or are interested in learning more about Invisalign for adults, Dr. Mitzi Morris and her team in Roswell are here to assist. Schedule a consultation to discuss the best options for your dental needs and regain that confident, radiant smile!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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