Retired & Lovin’ Life

Orthodontics in retirement

Retirement age ≠ bad teeth

Straight teeth can:

  • preserve bone and prevent tooth loss
  • improve dental hygiene
  • save money by preventing dental issues
  • increase confidence
  • improve general health
  • extends your life – really
A retired senior man at art class showing off his straight teeth after getting orthodontics for seniors at Mint Orthodontics in Minneapolis
group of seniors at a dinner outside talking about how they improved their smile and their health by getting their teeth straightened at Mint Orthodontics

Orthodontics & Your Health

Can bad teeth affect your health?

Evidence has shown a strong link between the effects of chronic oral inflammation and systemic health. Gum disease has been linked to many general health problems. Major connections have been made to:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory illness
  • Diabetes

Think of your mouth as the gateway to the rest of your body.

Gum Disease

Can I straighten my teeth if I have gum disease?

We can assess the health of your mouth with a free consultation. If there is chronic periodontitis present, we will work with you and your general dentist to get the inflammation under control and then slowly straighten your teeth to a healthy, ideal position.

A group of adults and seniors smiling for a selfie after straightening their teeth when old with orthodontics for seniors

But braces are for kids.

Yup, old-school braces are. But we don’t use the braces you remember from being a kid. At Mint Orthodontics, you have two high-tech options.


Invisalign is ideal for older adults as we can plan specific tooth movements around implants, crowns or bridges, and control the speed at which the teeth move.

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable trays made of medical-grade plastic to move the teeth.

Invisalign is one of our most invisible, inconspicuous ways to straighten teeth.

LightForce Braces

LightForce braces are the only 3D printed braces in the world. This enables Dr. Sudit to provide 100% custom-made braces.

This ideal customization means that the overall treatment time is faster and requires fewer office visits than traditional braces.

These tooth-colored braces also make treatment less noticeable to others.

Free Consultation

Your Health Is Our Main Priority

The health and safety of you and your family are our top priority. The team at Mint Orthodontics has taken every precaution to ensure your safety when visiting our office.