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Can I Get Braces as an Adult? Adult Braces Explained

If you’re an adult and have been considering braces, you may be wondering if it’s too late. Don’t worry—many adults are candidates for braces! In this blog post, we will discuss the process of getting adult braces and whether or not you are a good candidate. We’ll also provide some tips on how to care for your braces once they are installed.

Can Adults Still Get Braces?

The simple answer is YES! While it may seem like braces are just for kids, many adults also benefit from this type of orthodontic treatment. In fact, according to the, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of eighteen.

Also, teeth movement knows no age. As we get older, our bones continue to remodel, and teeth can shift. So, whether you never had braces as a child or your previous orthodontic treatment didn’t quite do the trick, it’s never too late to achieve a straighter, healthier smile.

At Wired Orthodontics, we can use braces or clear aligners to correct misaligned teeth regardless of age. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and goals.

Am I A Candidate for Adult Braces?

While age isn’t exactly a factor when it comes to getting braces, there are certain conditions that need to be met in order to be a candidate. They are as follows:

#1 – Gum Health

In order to be a candidate for braces, you must have healthy gums. This is because the brackets and wires of braces can put extra pressure on gums, which can cause irritation and inflammation.

If you have gum disease, our doctors will need to get it under control before beginning treatment.

#2 – Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can also lead to problems with braces. If you have active tooth decay, it will need to be treated before getting braces.

This is because the brackets and wires of braces may provide an environment for bacteria to thrive. If you have untreated tooth decay, it can quickly turn into a much bigger problem.

#3 – Teeth Misalignment Issues

Of course, the whole point of braces is to correct misaligned teeth. So, if you have mild to moderate misalignment issues, you are likely a good candidate for adult braces!

Braces or Invisalign can treat the following orthodontic problems:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth

If you’re not sure whether or not you have a misalignment issue, our doctors can help. We will thoroughly examine your mouth and determine the best course of treatment.

Adult Braces

Adult Braces Treatment Process

The adult braces treatment process is very similar to the process for children. First, you will need to schedule a consultation with our orthodontic team.

During your consultation, we will take X-rays and pictures of your mouth and teeth. We may also use a tool called an intraoral scanner to get a more accurate picture of your mouth.

After we have all the necessary information, our doctors will sit down with you and discuss your treatment options. We will create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique needs.

If you decide to move forward with adult braces, we will schedule an appointment for you to come in and have the braces placed. The actual process of placing braces takes about an hour.

Once your braces are in place, we will give you some instructions on how to care for them. It’s important to brush and floss regularly, as well as avoid hard and sticky foods.

We will also schedule follow-up appointments so we can check on your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Whether You’re 12 or 70, You Deserve a Beautiful, Straight Smile!

If you’re considering adult braces, you can schedule a consultation with the best in Toronto! Our team at Wired Orthodontics will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you deserve!

Dr. Mark Nalbandian is a specialist in the field of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Having helped people of all ages achieve healthy and beautiful smiles, he is passionate about his work and takes pride in providing each of his patients with the individualized care they deserve.

Contact us today at (647) 346-9473 or info@wiredorthodontics.ca to book your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wired Orthodontics
Dr. Mark Nalbandian
3137 Sheppard Ave East, Unit 108
Scarborough, ON M1T 1P4

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