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Is it normal for your bite to change as you get older?

As you age, your bite changes and there are many reasons why this can happen. An example is dry mouth as a side effect of certain medication, which can result in changes to your dental structure. Another example is a gap between the two front teeth that can develop due to the progression of gum disease. Ongoing orthodontic issues such as TMJ disorders, overcrowding, and misaligned teeth can also cause changes in your bite. However, most changes are a natural effect of aging. This is because our teeth naturally move forward and incline inward over time.

According Dr Patricia, DDS at By The Lake Dental, “it is indeed normal for one’s bite to change over time. This is called malocclusion. There is no real reason to be worried about it. It´s normal and can easily be fixed with braces or Invisalign.”

Check out this Health Digest article to learn more.

If you are noticing changes in your bite or want to improve your smile, book an appointment with our Orthodontic team.

By The Lake Dental offers:

✅ +10 years caring for our community’s oral health needs

✅ A Platinum Invisalign dental office

✅ Direct billing to benefit provider

✅ Cutting-edge technology

✅ Full service family care

✅ Concierge experience

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Call us today: Ajax 905-428-2111, Highland Creek 416-284-8282.

By The Lake Dental is a full service – ‘one-stop shop’ - dental experience, where you and your family will have your dream smile come true. Whatever your dental needs are, we will deliver the right treatment plan for you. For us every smile does matter and our dental team is able to take care of and transform every single one of them.




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