Am I too old for orthodontics?
No! Many adults who missed out on getting braces as a child or had treatment and experienced a relapse are finding that it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment.
The same physiological process moves teeth whether your 8 or 80. It is true that adults have denser bone, which means treatment may take longer than it does for children. But age alone does not prevent teeth from moving.
What Are My Options?
Moving teeth into their ideal position requires the use of orthodontics, and recently there has been a revolution in the different types of appliances available. At Temple Dental Trails, we offer several treatment options that are perfect for adults who want a straighter smile.
- Invisalign – The clear aligners used to move teeth with Invisalign are discreet, comfortable to wear, and you can remove them for meals and oral hygiene. Treatment times with Invisalign ranges from 12 to 18 months for adults.
- Six Month Smiles – Do you want to straighten only the teeth that show when you smile? Six Month Smiles uses discreet brackets and wires to move your teeth, and many patients see results in as little as six months.
- Traditional braces – For patients with more complex misalignment or who have bite issues to correct, conventional bracket and wire braces are still an excellent choice.
If you are an adult who’s considering orthodontics in Temple, TX, you should know that it’s never too late to have a smile you’re proud to show off. Please contact us for a consultation so we can explain all your treatment options.