You are never too old to perfect your smile, even when you are a grown up. If you want to see a new you, straightening your teeth or fixing a bite issue is a great idea. Adults have a variety of options for braces and other things to consider.
Make an appointment with your dentist to find out. they can tell you if orthodontics is the best option for your issue, and can address any other concerns you may have.
Check with your insurance company to see if adult orthodontics are covered by your plan. Usually dental insurance does not cover orthodontics for adults. Prices vary, so contact us or an orthodontist for a consultation and a price quote.
Treatment for adults typically takes longer than it does for children. The bone in your jaw is denser the older you get. This makes the teeth harder to move so it takes longer. On average, most adults will wear braces anywhere from a 1 and a half to 3 years. Like children, adults will have to wear a retainer for some time after the braces are removed.
Finally, we recommend that wearing your retainers at night long after your treatment is finished. This helps you maintain that beautiful smile for many years and prevents teeth from shifting back.