Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?The reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment go beyond updating your appearance. Straightening your teeth can lead to a reduced risk for problems like gum disease and tooth decay. You may be concerned that you missed your window by not having your teeth straightened as a child or teen. However, what you should know is that in most cases, your smile can be straightened as an adult. Orthodontic treatment for adults can be discreet, so that you can straighten your smile without being worried about the appearance. Straightening your teeth at any age can decrease the health risks associated with crooked teeth, and you can do so discreetly. 

Improve Your Oral Health

No matter your age, correcting your bite’s alignment can have positive consequences on your oral health. When you straighten your teeth, it becomes easier to fully clean your teeth. Poor alignment can create overlaps that can be harder to clean effectively, and those spaces can become gathering areas for bacteria. Straightening teeth can correct this, which will lower your risk for cavities and gum disease. A corrected bite can also help you to avoid TMJ disorder. Your TMJ, temporomandibular joint, Is the hinge joint in your jaw that can become overworked by a misaligned bite. TMJ disorder can lead to chronic pain, headaches, lockjaw, and jaw popping.

Nearly Invisible Treatment

If you are concerned that wearing braces at your age will make you feel self-conscious, there are options like Invisalign that are more discreet. Patients who qualify for Invisalign can get straighter teeth while wearing nearly invisible plastic aligners. The aligners are removable, which means you can take them out when you need to clean your teeth, eat, or drink. Invisialign may be able to help you achieve the smile you have been dreaming about.

Are you interested in orthodontic treatment?

Straighter teeth can lead to smile benefits at any age. Dr. Ciro Cabal and the team at Lake Country Orthodontics serve patients from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. To schedule a consultation, you can call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846.