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Braces – Common Questions from Adult Patients

By: | Sunday, December 14th, 2014 | Braces

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

iStock_000005952510SmallIt may be teenagers that represent the primary market for braces, but every day thousands of American adults explore the possibilities of aesthetic tooth correction. However, while braces are a normal part of growing up, they’re much more of a rarity among adults and prompt a few common questions.

Am I Too Old to Have Braces?

Generally speaking, if you still have a mouth filled with strong, healthy teeth, you’re never too old to think about having braces. It’s a common misconception to assume that only kids can have their teeth straightened with braces – they also work for adults!

Can Braces in Adulthood Yield the Same Results?

Absolutely. The reason this often gets a little confused is that in adult patients it usually takes a little longer for the teeth to gradually move into place, for the simple reason that a child’s teeth are still developing when treated. Given a little patience and the touch of an expert, the results will be fabulous.

Will the Braces Hamper my Everyday Life?

It depends what type of braces you opt to have, but if you choose to go with the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry like Invisalign braces, for example, the answer is no. These braces are not only nearly invisible, but are extraordinarily easy to care for.

Will I be Able to Afford Braces?

The answer is a big yes! Modern cosmetic dental treatments are much more affordable than they used to be. Plus, any good practitioner will offer an array of options to spread out your payment obligations.

The smile you’ve always dreamed of is within your reach – you’re never to old to consider braces!



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