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4.9 Stars | 488 Reviews

Look Younger By Straightening Your Teeth

Today’s message from Smiles for Life Dental Care is for men and women in their golden years who want to improve their smile by straightening their teeth.

There are many advantages to retirement. Waking up whenever you dang well, please. Time to devote to your favorite hobbies or humanitarian causes. Traveling. Grandchildren.

Braces Aren’t Just For Teens

It’s not all a picnic, however. Many older people have health issues, limited mobility, and financial concerns. Though some issues can’t be avoided, others can. Crooked teeth, for instance.

Could Your Smile Benefit From Adult Braces?

Orthodontics can correct all types of tooth alignment issues. Overbite? Gap between your two front teeth? Crowded teeth?

With modern orthodontics at Smiles for Life Dental Care, older people can have a fantastic smile that looks as young as they feel.

Let’s explore some orthodontic options.

Self-ligating Braces

Traditional braces have brackets and an archwire. The brackets are mounted to the teeth and the archwire is attached to the brackets. With self-ligating braces, the archwire is connected to the brackets with a spring clip. This replaces the plastic color band necessary with standard metal braces.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses clear aligners instead of metal or ceramic brackets. With Invisalign aligners, you switch aligners every couple of weeks as your teeth gently shift into place.

How can straightening crooked teeth benefit you in your golden years?

We all know that a pleasing smile improves one’s appearance. Everyone wants to look more attractive. However, the benefits aren’t purely aesthetic.

  • You are less likely to snore if your teeth are aligned effectively
  • They feel good when you rub your tongue over them!
  • You are less likely to experience gingivitis (gum disease)
  • Straight teeth can prevent tooth decay
  • You are less likely to feel tooth pain due to displacement or misalignment

Braces + Tooth Implants for a Complete Smile Makeover

Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile–even if you have some missing teeth. Braces combined with dental implants can transform a smile.

Contact Smiles For Life Dental Care (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Bridgewater Location: 115 Oakwood Dr Bridgewater, VA 22812 540-828-2312

Staunton Location: 502 N Coalter St Staunton, VA 24401 540-887-3304

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Meet The Team

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Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
Linda Clague
5/5

Alex, . Morgan, and Dr Geo are very personable and professional. I felt very relaxed the entire visit.I especially appreciated Dr. Geo's careful mouth and teeth exam. They explained everything step by step and allowed time for questions.

Mclatt
5/5

On my first visit I meet Becky, we sat down and talked about everything they do there and she allowed me to tell her about my issues with my teeth and she felt that they could help me with my problem. This is the first time I have ever been able to explain, in detail, about my past and present experiences with my dental problems. She made me feel very comfortable in taking about my care and what I would like to have done with my denture issue's. I have set up my next appointment to have x-rays done and feel very good about that! I'm looking forward to my visit and what they have to say about fixing my problem .

Dolly Kite
5/5

My dad had the appt there at the office for a broken tooth. They worked him in and made the experience as pleasant as possible for an 86 year old man. I appreciate the care, understanding and patience for him. Great visit! Great Doctor!!

beverly morris
5/5

I go to smiles for life I can't thank them enough for there kindness and caring I really like Dr Geo there all awesome but he's my favorite ♥️ they are all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable just like one big Happy family

Lynn Reedy
5/5

The best staff !! The most friendly staff of any dentist office I have ever been too. Dr Geo is the best. Super friendly. Recommend this dentist office to any one especially if you have a fear of dentist (as I myself ).

Warren Wise
5/5

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper
5/5

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller
5/5

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

Smile Like Never Before with a Set of Dental Implants

The perfect time is now, to take control of your smile and freshen up your look! With a set of dental implants, you can upgrade your smile like never before. Claim the confidence you deserve today with a lasting dental solution that will make you grin from ear to ear!
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