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Can Your Teeth Be Straightened at Any Age?




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According to the Canadian Dental Association, crooked teeth can cause a wide range of problems. Because crooked teeth are more difficult to clean, they are more likely to develop cavities or gum disease. They can also impact a person's ability to chew certain foods and affect their self-esteem.

For these reasons, you may consider having braces. If you've been asking the question, "Can I get braces even at my age?", we're going to provide the answer today. Continue reading to learn more about teeth straightening and adult braces.


What Is the Ideal Age to Get Braces?

The ideal period to get braces is late childhood or early adolescence since most teenagers’ jawbones are still developing.

The good news is even if you're an adult, you can straighten your teeth. People can get braces at any point in their lives. Your teeth are going to continue to shift all throughout your life, so you can get braces and straighten your teeth.


While adult braces could take a little longer to get the desired result compared with those in teenagers, you will still achieve the same result.


What Are the Benefits of Adult Braces?

If you still wonder whether to have adult braces, here are the benefits to straighten your teeth:

  • Easier to brush or floss

  • Reduce the chances of tooth-related issues, such as a cavity or gum disease.

  • Help you chew food better and improve digestion

  • Increase your self-confidence

Straightened teeth change your life in so many incredible ways.


What Types of Braces Can Adults Get?

If you're interested in getting adult braces, you can select traditional metal braces. These are often the most cost-effective braces . They aren't the only adult braces that will be available to you. You might also want to consider Invisalign invisible braces that will straighten teeth without impacting your smile for the time being. This kind of braces will also make it easier for you to maintain since you'll be able to take them out as necessary.


Contact Us for All Your Teeth Straightening Needs

Regardless of your age, there is a good chance you could benefit from getting braces. We would love to speak with you about your teeth straightening options.

Northland Village Dental Centre can provide you with the orthodontic care you need.

Contact us for more information on adult braces.



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