When is it too late to get braces or Invisalign®?
It’s never too late to transform your smile! However old you are when you decide that you want to start loving your smile is the perfect age to begin treatment.
According to the AAO, about 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is an adult. It’s true that early orthodontic treatment and teen orthodontics can be more efficient and make for a shorter treatment process as the patient’s teeth and jaw bones are still developing, but treatment can still be effective and life-changing at any age.
Adult braces options
Many adults don’t want to wear traditional braces, and we understand that. That’s why we offer a variety of options. Dr. Abramowitz and our talented team have years of training and experience creating beautiful smiles for adults.
How do I know if I need adult orthodontics?
These signs may indicate a need for adult orthodontic treatment:
- Teeth are crooked or crowded
- Missing teeth or gapped teeth
- Chewing or biting discomfort
- Jaw misalignment (overbite, underbite, open bite, cross bite)
- Narrow airways causing mouth-breathing
- Jaw bones pop or click when opening and closing the mouth
- Top teeth and bottom teeth don’t meet evenly
- Speech impediment or difficulty pronouncing certain words
- Lack of confidence when smiling
How long will I need braces or Invisalign®?
The length of your treatment will depend on a few factors, including the type of condition you have, the severity of your condition, and the type of treatment used. If you choose a form of clear aligners, your commitment to wearing your aligners will affect your treatment length too.
It’s important that you wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day to experience the best results with the shortest treatment period.
During your free initial consultation, after we’ve examined your smile, we’ll give you an estimated treatment length and discuss your treatment costs!
Still have questions about braces for adults?
We want to answer your questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
If you’re looking for a top orthodontist near you, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation with our skilled orthodontists. Come experience Everything About Smiles in Bartow and Winter Haven!