An adult woman with brown hair and braces smiles because she isn't too old for braces

Can Adults Get Braces?

June 30, 2022 8:36 am

Did you never have braces due to your parents’ finances? Or have your teeth shifted since you had braces in your youth? Braces aren’t only for children and teenagers! It’s never too late to achieve a straighter smile. Not only are traditional metal braces available to our adult patients but we also offer clear braces and discreet clear aligners. Here are some of your orthodontic options as an adult:


Braces are a time-tested way to straighten the smile. They are proven to work and are effective at targeting issues of just about any level of severity. Modern metal braces are more comfortable than ever before. Ceramic braces are another option. While the translucent hardware is less conspicuous than metal braces, ceramic braces are still able to correct mild to severe misalignment.


Clear aligner therapy is a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without braces. This treatment is popular with adult patients for a variety of reasons. The clear aligners are made of smooth, plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and lips. Plus, the trays are hardly noticeable and are completely removable, making it easy to eat with ease and care for your teeth as usual.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your dentist likely offers a variety of cosmetic services that can help you perfect your smile. Professional teeth whitening can lift deep stains and repair areas of discoloration. Veneers and LumineersTM are thin shells of porcelain that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to make your smile more uniform. They can alter the length, shape, and color of your teeth, and even close small gaps.

A Straighter Smile in Laredo, TX

It’s never too late to achieve the smile of your dreams. A straighter smile can give you increased confidence and be easier to keep clean and healthy. Contact us today to book an orthodontic consultation at Laredo Orthodontics. You’ll be on the road to a flawless smile in nearly no time!

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