Am I Too Old for Braces?
- Posted on: Aug 2 2011
Many adults understandably hesitate when faced with the need for braces late in life. Traditional braces have long been associated with adolescents and children, and the daily inconveniences posed by brackets and wires can be especially difficult for an adult patient to manage.
The good news is that advances in modern dentistry have led to alternative options for braces treatment. One of the most popular new options is Invisalign®, which uses a set of clear, custom-made teeth aligners to slowly guide your teeth into their ideal position. Unlike braces, which are bonded to your teeth, the clear plastic trays used during Invisalign® treatment can be removed any time you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Best of all, they are virtually invisible while you’re wearing them.
Invisalign® can address a number of orthodontic problems, including:
• Crooked teeth
• Underbite and overbite
• Gaps between teeth
• Minor teeth crowding
Straightening your teeth is more important than you think. A proper bite will protect your teeth from premature damage, and help prevent decay caused by food trapped between gaps in your teeth. Correcting your bite also prevents complications associated with TMJ/TMD , a jaw disorder caused by misalignment.
No matter how old you are, you can always benefit from teeth straightening. If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, or another East Valley City in Arizona, please contact our experienced cosmetic dentistry team at Scott LeSueur, DDS & Charles Dodaro, DDS today to schedule a consultation.
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