Am I too old for braces?
Is it too late for braces? is a common question we get from patients when they first learn about adult braces, clear aligners, and transparent Invisalign braces, and alternatively, we hear the more cynical, “I would have enjoyed straighter teeth, but I’m too old for braces now.”
It always makes us incredibly happy to say, “No. You can wear braces at any age! There is no higher age restriction for straighter teeth and braces.”
Patients who are well into their 40s, 50s, and 60s come to us because they are sick of smiling through tightly closed lips or covering their teeth with their hands. Many of these people are now prepared to invest in feeling better about their smiles since they have their first disposable income as adults.
Fast-acting clear braces
An adult may require a little more time to straighten their teeth than a toddler. This is because your teeth have stayed in their current positions for a longer period and your jaw bone is thicker. However, a variety of unobtrusive and effective clear braces and aligners, including Invisalign & Inman, have been developed specifically for adult patients.
We choose the Inman Aligner, Invisalign, and Smile Tru transparent braces because they provide us the flexibility to treat everything from simple alignment difficulties to more complicated orthodontic cases. For instance, the Inman Aligner concentrates on your top, front teeth and can straighten your smile in as little as six to sixteen weeks. Depending on your specific demands, treatment with Invisalign or Smile Tru may take nine to 18 months. Still, this is quicker than using conventional permanent metal braces.
Discreet clear Invisalign braces for busy adults
It’s possible that you’ve put off getting braces in the past because of fear that others would find out you’re getting orthodontic treatment.
For many individuals who want straighter teeth, this is a common worry. Because you can get your teeth corrected without it being immediately visible to most people you encounter, we only provide clear Invisalign braces and aligners. For a treatment that is highly subtle, each of our systems uses clear aligners that are individually created to fit your teeth like a glove.
A practical solution
Because you can remove our transparent Invisalign braces whenever you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth, they are wonderfully convenient. Have a significant meeting or anticipated event coming up? If it doesn’t become a habit, you can even remove your invisible Invisalign braces for a few hours to hide your orthodontic treatment from view.
Good for your confidence and your health
No matter your age, straighter teeth have a variety of important advantages. In general, straighter teeth are simpler to keep clean with good brushing and flossing techniques. As a result, you may be better able to avoid gum disease and its symptoms, including bleeding, swollen gums, poor breath, tooth loss, bone loss, and potentially serious health issues like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
You’re never too old to act and have straighter teeth because your oral health and physical wellness are intrinsically linked.