Dr. Chelian Orthodontics

Is Anybody Too Old to Get Straight Teeth?

Posted on January 5, 2023

Many people are surprised to learn that patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are the majority of orthodontic patients, according to WebMD. Having straight teeth is an attainable goal for most people, regardless of their age. If you are interested in having straight teeth and a beautiful smile, it’s time to find out more about the orthodontic treatments that are right for you.

Treatment May Take Longer, but Braces Are Also Effective for Adults

While it is true that braces are a more efficient process for kids and adolescents, they still work for adults. There are some jaw issues and bite misalignments that may require oral surgery or other types of treatment, but straightening teeth is absolutely possible in adults. If you’re unsure if braces are an appropriate treatment option for you, make an appointment with an orthodontist to get an assessment. You may be surprised by what you learn!

Clear Aligners Are A Discrete Option

Sometimes adults tell themselves that braces aren’t an option because they fear they may be embarrassed wearing them. Fortunately, there are a number of different alternatives to traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are one such option. These removable trays provide the teeth straightening correction you want without being noticeable. Your initial consultation is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the many teeth straightening options that are now available. Fear of embarrassment doesn’t need to prevent you from getting the smile of your dreams!

Find an Experienced Adult Orthodontist

While it’s true that the typical orthodontic patient is still in childhood or adolescence, it doesn’t mean that adults can’t receive the same treatments. There are many orthodontists who have extensive experience treating adults. If you are concerned about how your age might affect your treatment, seek out an orthodontist that is comfortable working with adults. This can help you overcome any hesitation that you may be experiencing about starting the process. There’s no reason to hesitate any longer. The smile you’ve always wanted is even closer than you think! Let’s get started with your orthodontic treatment today.

You’re never too old to have the straight teeth and smile that you’ve always wanted! Our team is dedicated to providing the best orthodontic treatment to all of our patients, no matter their age. Schedule your introductory consultation today and learn more about Chelian Orthodontics adult services.


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