The short answer is no, it is never too late to have braces. In fact, many people do not pursue orthodontic treatment until they are adults. They are dissatisfied with crooked, crowded teeth or spacing issues. Braces for adults have become quite common and the evolving dental landscape presents various options. Many adults choose to use Invisalign clear braces rather than conventional orthodontics because they don’t detract from a professional appearance.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom crafted clear aligners which are worn for up to twenty-two hours per day. These comfortable medical grade plastic aligners slowly shift teeth to the desired position. Each aligner is worn for up to two weeks as directed by the orthodontist until it is time to move to the next in the series. These innovative dental appliances provide a welcome option to traditional braces for adults.
Patients love the convenience of being able to remove these clear aligners to eat and for hygiene purposes. The aligners are virtually invisible, so they can be worn at work undetected. Since they are composed of medical grade plastic, there are no wires to abrade soft oral tissues. There are also no dietary restrictions and patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Now that there are more options available, patients who pursue orthodontic treatment later in life can make choices that meet the needs of their lifestyle. Many times, they are seeking treatment that was overlooked in adolescence or was bypassed to due monetary restrictions.
If you have been told you need braces, or think you might, make an appointment with our office today. You may be a great candidate for Invisalign. It is never too late to pursue orthodontic treatment and take charge of your oral health. Call our team at Fleming Orthodontics to schedule your evaluation.