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Am I Too Old for Braces?

August 31, 2021 6:06 pm

The presence of a misaligned bite, spacing issues, and crooked teeth become apparent when the baby teeth start falling out and the permanent teeth start growing in. Consequently, some parents and caregivers opt to have their child get braces as a child or teenager to correct these issues.

But not all patients have the opportunity to receive orthodontic treatment in childhood. And some adults who had braces when they were younger can have teeth that shift back over time as they age.

No matter if you’re 7 or 97, Laredo Orthodontics can help if you’re interested in orthodontics! You’re never too old for braces!

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can help you achieve a straight smile that is beautiful, more functional, and healthier.

Crooked teeth, bite issues, and spacing issues can negatively impact the way you eat and talk. Additionally, it’s more difficult to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Trapped food particles and a buildup of bacteria increase your risk of bad breath and dental disease, such as gum disease and decay.

What Is Invisalign® Clear Aligner Therapy?

At Laredo Orthodontics, we offer metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners. Invisalign is a less noticeable way to straighten your teeth than braces.

If you have mild to moderate misalignment and are looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, clear aligners at Laredo Orthodontics might be a great solution for you! With Invisalign clear aligner therapy, you will receive custom-made clear aligners that slip right over your teeth and gradually shift them into their desired positions.

Every two weeks, you will receive new sets of aligners. These need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day. Ideally, you should only remove them to brush and floss your teeth, to eat, and to drink anything other than water. Invisalign treatment times vary depending on your individual situation, but the average treatment time is between 12-18 months.

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults in Laredo, TX

At Laredo Orthodontics, we offer treatment plans that appeal to both child and adult patients! We offer a variety of payment options to make orthodontics affordable for your budget. Schedule your first visit with us to determine if Invisalign clear aligner therapy is the right option for you. We look forward to seeing you!

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