Many adult patients who dream of having the perfect smile may give up on the idea simply because they find themselves too old for treatment. Crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth can really make you feel self-conscious whenever you smile. During a time when there seems to be a need to record everything through photos and videos, fixing your smile can make looking back on them a positive experience.
The truth of the matter is, you are never too old for orthodontic treatment, which includes braces and aligners. There is no age limit given by dentists for orthodontic treatments. Let’s discuss a few points that help dispel the myth of “being too old to see an orthodontist.”
#1 Your Teeth Can Still Be Repositioned
You may think your teeth have become set and there is no hope of shifting their position. Before you think that you are destined to have crooked teeth forever, the fact is, adult teeth can still move as a response to force placed upon them. No matter your age, you can have straight teeth through repositioning, although it may take a bit longer than to achieve the desired results.
#2 You Can Get Successful Results
Orthodontic journals report successful orthodontic treatments in patients who are between the ages of 60 and 90. If your concern is the health of your gums and whether they can endure orthodontic treatment, you should know that dentists can get your teeth and gums strong enough for great results from orthodontic treatment. So, it’s never too late for it!
#3 You Can Get Your Teeth Straightened Discreetly
If the horror of wearing metal braces has prevented you from getting the treatment you needed when you were younger, have no fear, because now you can have your teeth straightened discreetly. There are many options to get straight teeth without revealing how you’re getting it done.
A dentist may use different methods to fix crooked teeth. They may use retainers, braces, aligners, and other appliances. You may already be familiar with Invisalign, which is preferred by many adult patients to traditional braces. During the course of treatment, you will only be wearing clear and removable aligners. Every two weeks, the dentist will change them out for another set as you progress in treatment.
Even more advanced than Invisalign is SureSmile, which can straighten your teeth quicker than Invisalign, through its patented SureSmile software, recommending a precise treatment plan. SureSmile clear aligners are highly customized, provide greater comfort, and are essentially invisible to the naked eye.
Getting orthodontic treatment in Eugene starts with making an appointment with an orthodontist. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Eugene, choose Dr. Ari Binder at 360 Dental. Dr. Binder is a family dentist highly skilled and experienced in a variety of orthodontic treatments. Our dental team uses SureSmile® Aligner trays, which are a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using virtually invisible customized trays.
If you have questions about our orthodontic treatments or to schedule a SureSmile® consultation with Dr. Binder, call our Eugene dental clinic today at (541) 689-1645 or use our convenient online form.