Never before have there been so many ways to have your teeth straightened. Making the right decision is important. The British Orthodontic Society has created a new guide to help you navigate your options and choose the right treatment for you. Watch our video Orthodontics: making the right choices for you and download the new BOS guide to Orthodontics for Adults. Can't find what you want?
Are you too old for braces?
Are you too old for braces? - Harvard Health
The prospect of paying for braces can be a shock. Fortunately, there are options to pay less out of pocket, reduce this price, or pay over time. Learn about seven payment options so you can make an informed decision. Orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but there are many ways to find affordable braces for adults.
Braces for adults – It’s never too late
Now more than ever, adults are enjoying the benefits of orthodontic care no matter their age. Straight teeth, teeth with a correct bite, and teeth that are aligned properly are healthier. When teeth are crooked and misaligned, there are plenty of places for plaque and food particles to hide. The more plaque and food that builds up, the greater chance of decay, inflamed gums, and gum disease. Additionally, an improper bite because of misaligned or crooked teeth often makes chewing food more difficult, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems.
How many times have you looked in the mirror and wished that you had a better smile? Adults with good oral hygiene and who have healthy gums and teeth can undergo orthodontic treatment to correct crooked and protruding teeth, perhaps close gaps or address other problems such as teeth not fitting together correctly. Since the turn of the century, more and more adults are seeking cosmetic dental work, proving that our smiles are increasingly important for social reasons and to build self-confidence. Our clients range in age from 8 to 80 and beyond.