Is It Too Late for Braces?

You are never too old to get bracesYou might be surprised to learn how often dentists are asked whether or not it is too late for braces. The answer is: absolutely not! Having a beautiful smile is a lifetime goal, not something that is only relevant to children and teenagers.

Caring for your teeth involves different procedures at different stages of life. Thanks to recent technological advancements in the field of dentistry and orthodontics, adults can wear braces that are hardly perceptible at first glance. The days of glaringly obvious metal braces are over for those who wish to straighten their teeth without the world knowing about it.

Reasons for Getting Braces:

• Correct misaligned teeth
• Gain better tooth and jaw function
• Enhance overall bite
• Reposition teeth to create space for replacement teeth
• Achieve a more beautiful smile

So, whether you are seven or seventy, if braces can help solve your dental issues, then they are the right choice for you.

For adults wearing braces, there is no longer the concern of jaw growth. Your Cincinnati dentist will know exactly how to move and shift your teeth to address your unique situation. Additionally, braces allow you to better clean and care for your teeth because they have been repositioned correctly. This decreases the risk of bone loss and certain types of gum disease, including gingivitis.

Invisalign is a fantastic option for correcting your teeth without the discomfort of traditional metal braces. The teeth are straightened using customized plastic aligners that fit right over the surface of your teeth. As the teeth are shifted into the desired position, your dentist will fit you for the next aligner. Aligners are designed to move the teeth in stages, in order to minimize discomfort.

Invisalign aligners should be worn throughout the majority of the day except when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Most people can actually forget they are wearing these clear, comfortable aligners. Contact us at the Advance Dentistry dental clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio for more information and to learn if Invisalign is the right choice for you.