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Am I Too Old For Braces?


“I can’t get braces on at this point in my life, I’m too old.” Sound like you? Lots of adults have the same belief and we’re here to tell you why that’s simply not true. Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for children — in fact, the American Association of Orthodontists sites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.

Why Should Adults Consider Braces?

  • An imperfect bite, or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly and possibly triggering some jaw discomfort

  • Crowded or excessively spaced teeth, encouraging causing tooth decay or gum disease

  • Abnormal pain, or pressure, in the jaw that is caused by crooked or crowded teeth

  • The desire for a healthier, more attractive smile.

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. Today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.

With that said, there are lots of adults out there who are simply afraid to get braces put on because they’re ashamed of how they might look. Well, we’re here to take that worry away! There are plenty of options available depending on your needs, your goals and your preferences.

Orthodontic Treatment Options For Adults

  • Clear/Invisible braces-such as Invisalign

  • Ceramic braces-clear and barely visible

  • Self-ligating braces-systems that move teeth more quickly than ever before

  • Lingual braces-fitting behind the teeth

  • Invisible braces

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact us at Speaks Orthodontics in Denver to schedule an appointment. We understand you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.