Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?
- May 20, 2019
- 2 min read
Adults in orthodontic treatment have never been more common. And why shouldn’t it? Technological advances in the orthodontic industry have allowed for more comfortable, discreet options and shorter treatment time. So what’s the age limit for orthodontic treatment? Well, there technically is no age limit. It’s important to note that as you age, the risk for conditions like gum recession can affect whether or not you’re a good candidate for ortho treatment. One thing Dr. Arruda wants anyone who’s considering getting adult braces to know is, “you need to be cleared by your dentist to undergo ortho treatment. As long as your dentist agrees your teeth are generally healthy, you can undergo ortho treatment at any age,” Dr. Arruda says.
At West Loop Orthodontics, we have many adult patients aged 50 years and older in treatment. When you correct the alignment of your teeth, your smile becomes healthier. Your risk for cavities and other dental work is lower, and any dental work you might need goes smoother, because your teeth will be in their correct positions. Not to mention that extra boost of self-confidence. “The benefits of ortho treatment can be huge. I notice patients smile more and have more confidence even before their braces are off,” Dr. Arruda says. The health of your smile, in addition to increased self-confidence will last you a lifetime, regardless of when you start treatment.
We accept all PPO dental insurance plans, and can also use your FSA or HSA savings account to make treatment cost more affordable. Investing in your smile can transform your life. Request a complimentary consultation to discover what orthodontic treatment can do for you.