How Old Is Too Old to Get Braces?

​If you feel like you have to deal with crooked teeth, a crowded smile or, worse still, a poorly aligned bite just because you’re an adult and “too old” for braces, know that you don’t have to settle. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 7 or 70. With Invisalign clear braces, you can easily get the treatment you need to straighten your teeth and smile without the need for wires and brackets.

Dr. Norman and the Dream Smile team is always available to help if you would like to know just how much of a difference Invisalign can make to your smile and your whole life. There are benefits to this treatment for anyone, regardless of their age.

The Biggest Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is clear, meaning it’s very hard to notice that you’re even wearing the aligners. It’s also a very fast treatment option. While both of these are obviously the most popular advantages, the benefits of Invisalign extend even further:

  • Cleaning your teeth is very easy without the wires and brackets, especially since the aligners can be removed to brush.
  • There are no food restrictions since you can remove the aligners when eating.
  • You’ll only need a few months’ supply of aligners to swap out so your visits to the dentist will be considerably reduced.
  • Clear aligners are almost invisible, so most people won’t even notice them.

Invisalign braces will help straighten the teeth even for an adult. For most people, it won’t take longer than 12 to 18 months compared to about three years for traditional orthodontics. The key here, however, is that these aligners must be worn for about 22 hours every day.

You don’t have to resign to fate or live the rest of your life with misaligned teeth. Even as an adult, you can still get the smile of your dreams. You’ll find hope in the Dream Smile team if you want to change and improve your smile. Schedule a visit or contact Dr. Norman and the Dream Smile team at 425-366-7983 to discuss your options.