Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment? Think Again!

- May 10, 2021

Although adolescence is a common time to get orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and Braces, there’s no reason for adults of any age to have to deal with crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, or other dental issues.

In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists notes that demand for orthodontic treatment in adults continues to grow, with adults representing 45% of new patients.

You’re never too old for braces or Invisalign, but it’s important to consider the following:

  1. 100% of our adult patients go into Invislaign Therapy to correct their smile and bite.
  2. By adulthood, bone growth has stopped. This means that certain structural changes can only be achieved by surgery. Although this typically affects people with significant crowding, bite, or jaw problems, Dr. Nizam can provide an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique issues.
  3. Treatment may take a bit longer (2-3 months longer than teens). Exact estimates vary by individual.
  4. Outcomes are just as good for adults! Many adults worry that it’s too late to treat their orthodontic problems. However, treatment satisfaction tends to be very high, which is a testament to how effective braces can be in middle-aged and older adults.