Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?
Rest assured, you’re never too old for orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re 16 or 60, you’re always more than welcome to schedule an orthodontic consultation at Robinson Dental. During your appointment, our dentists in Wayland, Cascade, and Coopersville, MI, will help you explore your treatment options so you can get the smile of your dreams.
Here are some things to consider when seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult.
You May Be a Candidate for Invisalign Aligners
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and discreet. As the name suggests, these fit snugly over your teeth. They also exert a gentle but constant pressure on your teeth, which moves them little by little into their final positions.
Since Invisalign clear aligners are removable, we don’t recommend them for children. This is because children often lack the willpower and discipline needed to wear removable aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Adults, on the other hand, are often highly motivated to wear their aligners.
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Most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing your aligners unless they’re standing close. This makes Invisalign aligners a great choice if you’re worried about feeling self-conscious about metal wires and brackets on your teeth.
You Can Get Metal Braces at Any Age
It’s a misconception that only kids and teens can get traditional metal braces. The truth is that you can get at any age to correct teeth that are crooked and/or crowded. Our dentists also use metal braces to correct issues with your bite, such as an overbite or crossbite.
While orthodontic treatment is temporary, the results can last a lifetime as long as you wear your retainer as instructed by our dentists. While you may not feel thrilled at the idea of having metal braces, it’s important to remember that orthodontic treatment doesn’t last forever.
Orthodontic Treatment Improves Dental Health
Plaque loves to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. For this reason, it’s not uncommon for people with crooked and/or crowded teeth to experience more cavities than the average person. If you’re interested in improving your oral health, orthodontic treatment is a step in the right direction.
Through orthodontic treatment, we’re able to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaws. Once you have a straighter smile, you’ll notice fewer cavities and healthier gums.
You’ll Feel More Confident About Your Smile
Do you ever cover your mouth when you laugh or smile with your lips closed? If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile, it’s worth your time to schedule an orthodontic consultation with one of our dentists.
They’ll be able to determine if you’re a good candidate for either clear aligners or metal braces. From there, they can outline a treatment plan so you can achieve a healthier, more attractive smile.
Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation
Our dentists in Wayland, Cascade, and Coopersville, MI, are proud to offer Invisalign aligners and traditional metal braces. To schedule an orthodontic consultation, please call Robinson Dental at 1-888-WE-C-U-NOW. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.