When is it too late to get braces? The answer, it’s never too late to get braces!
Getting braces is usually associated with children and teenagers, but we are here to inform you that there is no age limit on getting braces. Having the perfect smile can be lifetime goal of yours no matter what your age.
Although the best age to get braces is whilst you’re young, it doesn’t mean you can’t when you’re older. The reason why people get braces young is so that your teeth can become used to that straight position, teeth are fairly new when you are younger making it easier and less painful to move them into the best position. As you grow older your teeth become comfortable where they are, getting braces at a later age make take more time.
Throughout your lifetime you may need different procedures to care for your teeth, braces are no different. There are many reasons for our patients to get braces, the main reason being to correct the alignment of teeth and help the overall appearance. Braces can also help you to gain a better tooth and jaw function, enhance overall bite, pull crooked teeth apart and push teeth to close gaps.
Having straight teeth isn’t always about getting that perfect smile, having overcrowded and overlapping teeth can make it difficult to give your teeth a thorough clean, many areas won’t be able to clean. This can cause cavities to grow and cause many gum problems.
Our Leicester Dentists will access your current situation and which orthodontic treatment is best for you. With technology advancing, you no longer need to wear chunky, metal braces to get that perfect smile, yes they are cheaper and still effective but you may want something more discreet.
We provide a wide range of braces which include Invisalign and Six Month Smile. So what’s the difference?
Invisalign i7 – The i7 is specifically for minor tooth movement. This treatment is almost a quick fix for those minor gaps etc.
Invisalign Lite – The Invisalign Lite is used for crooked teeth, overcrowding, small gaps and positioning. Each set of aligners are worn for two weeks, as you replace each aligner your teeth will gradually move into position, you can have from around 10 to 14 aligners and the treatment will take on average 6 months.
Six Month Smile – The Six Month Smile brace uses tooth colours wires and brackets to blend in with your teeth. This type of brace is used for the more severe orthodontic fixes, including fixing under-bites and over-bites. The average time duration is 6 months, some cases may take longer.
If you would like any more information on our orthodontic solutions, get in touch with our friendly team today.Back to Blog