Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Aug 2 2021, 12:06 PM

Am I too old to get orthodontic treatment? That’s a question thousands of adults have asked at some point in their lives. The short answer is no. Your dentist will consider a host of factors before customizing orthodontic braces for you, and age certainly isn’t one of them.

At Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Mai Zamakchari and Dr. Sana Nasir have helped hundreds of adults regain their smiles with orthodontic treatment. According to them, adult teeth can be fixed. Let’s see how.

How Is Orthodontic Treatment for Adults Different?

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the physiological factor is the same for adults and children. However, things like their oral health condition, medication, or habits can affect the outcome of their treatment. 

For starters, adults aren’t growing. Secondly, their treatment often takes slightly longer due to maturity and increased bone density. Also, some adults may have missing teeth, fillings, worn out or misshapen teeth, or dental illnesses.

In some cases, adults may also be on medication or have habits like smoking, grinding teeth, or clenching, all of which are factored in before devising a treatment plan.

What Are the Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults?

There are tons of advantages to receiving orthodontic treatment as adults. Let’s take a look at them:

  • Improved Appearance

The advantage of an improved appearance can never be understated. It improves your confidence, makes you approachable, and helps you be the best version of yourself.

  • Better Oral Health

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you have oral issues that need fixing. Once fixed, you are likely to have better dental health, which in turn can improve your overall health.

  • Restores Structure

As you age, your teeth tend to move and slowly grow out of place. With orthodontic treatment, you can restore the optimum oral structure.

Whether you are 17 or 70, orthodontic treatment can simplify your life to a great extent by allowing you to live a comfortable life. If you are looking to change your life for the better with orthodontics, get in touch with our dentists at Stonewall Dental by calling (703) 368-1000 or visit our office at 8719 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110.

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