Though typically associated with “the growing years,” orthodontic braces are becoming increasingly common in those patients entering “the golden years.” Following the nationwide upward trend in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures among patients over 65, more seniors are finding an array of benefits from getting braces.

So what are the benefits for seniors who get braces?

Health concerns are among the top motivators influencing seniors to get braces. San Diego-based Orthodontist and member of the California Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Robert Sunstein treats older patients who are looking to decrease the effects of sleep apnea or diabetes, or to correct Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), an inflammation of the jaw joint that predominantly affects older women, through correcting their teeth and jaw alignment with braces.

Read the entire article on Senior Lifestyle Magazine.