Can you be too old for braces?

Is there such a thing as a brace age restriction?

There is no such thing as a brace age restriction. You are never too old to have a smile you have always dreamed of. A healthier smile means a healthier you. Braces are available for everybody. Whether you are 8 or 88, as long as your jaw bone and gums are in good shape, braces are available to you.

In a society and age where unfortunately the way somebody looks matters more than most things, the perfectly aligned white smile is one of the most common aesthetic procedures wanted. A recent article we came across stated the need for braces has jumped 24 percent from just over a decade ago. One of every five patients receiving orthodontic treatment is over the age of 21. This is showing the increase in adults choosing to invest in their smile. A perfectly aligned white smile can make all the difference, not only to your confidence but also to how other people in society see you. 

The reason braces are so popular with children is to stop potential problems before they get out of hand, to ensure a proper bite, and to aid against overcrowding teeth. Dentists have found If these problems are not corrected early on, then as we age, adults will need to seek orthodontic treatments to correct unresolved problems. Overbites, underbites, crowded teeth, or misaligned teeth will be harder to keep clean and poor oral hygiene will be the end result. This can lead to cavities, crowns, and tooth loss. 

While orthodontics are often associated with teenagers, adult orthodontics and braces can still achieve amazing results. With treatments such as Quick-Straight-Teeth, patients can have their teeth straightened less noticeably. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and result in the benefits of a gorgeous new smile.

As we age, teeth move and change, suffering wear and tear from biting and chewing. Gradual bone loss in the jaw can push teeth inwards, crowding them, and this sometimes affects the way we speak. Crooked teeth and poorly aligned bites aren’t just cosmetic concerns; they’re associated with increased gum and tooth decay, erosion of tooth enamel, headaches, jaw joint pain and bone loss.

Today’s braces, which move your teeth or jaw gently into position over time, are lighter, cheaper and more discreet than decades ago. There are choices:

Quick Straight Teeth are the best way of transforming your smile without the need for visible wires and brackets. This involves wearing customised clear acrylic trays that slip over your teeth to be worn throughout the day. You do need to remove them when eating and brushing your teeth.

Stainless steel braces  This classic variety is glued to the front of teeth and connected by wires. They are still the standard, because they’re effective and affordable.

Ceramic braces are worn on the front of the teeth, but are translucent, so they blend in with your teeth. However, they’re not recommended for lower teeth, as they can wear away the enamel behind upper teeth.

Lingual braces method is to be mounted on the insides of your teeth, making them nearly invisible.

While the need for non- surgical aesthetics because of a misaligned jaw or crooked teeth, a non visible method such as Quick-Straight Teeth offers the best method and a cost effective way to substantially transform facial features with a perfectly straight smile for many.  

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