Age is just a number when it comes to adult braces

One question we’re often asked at Blossom Dental Care in York is whether adult braces and orthodontic treatment can really be had at any age. These days, we’re seeing a growing number of adults, well into middle age and beyond, who would love to finally have the straighter teeth they’ve dreamed of all their lives.

If you’re considering adult braces, it may be that you’ve finally reached a stage in your life when you don’t want to compromise on how you feel about your appearance or you want to feel more confident about your smile. Perhaps you’re financially secure now that your children are older or your career is more established and feel that adult braces are now more affordable than they were during your younger years.

Whatever your reasons, be assured that age is just a number when it comes to having adult braces.

Generally speaking, healthy teeth can be moved at any age and having straighter teeth can have some significant health benefits.

Straighter teeth are:

  • Easier to clean
  • Less prone to tooth decay and gum disease
  • Better able to bite and chew
  • Less likely to cause headaches, jaw and neck problems

Believe it or not but these benefits can also help to protect you from a host of illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Of course, straighter teeth are great for your self-confidence, which can also boost your overall health and wellbeing.

Deciding whether you’re a candidate for adult braces

When it comes to deciding whether you’re a suitable candidate for adult braces at our York-based dental practice, we’ll look at your oral health as well as your medical history before giving you our treatment recommendations. It’s unlikely your suitability will be determined by your age alone.

As with most medical or dental treatments, there may be some contraindications to prevent you having adult braces. For example, if you have severe heart disease, diabetes or a bleeding disorder, please do let us know. During your initial consultation, you should also tell us if you are taking any medication.

The only way to discover whether you’re a suitable candidate for adult braces is to book an initial consultation to discuss your options. Adult braces are progressing in leaps and bounds, and you may be surprised at how fast, effective and affordable your treatment could be.

Whatever happens, don’t let your age stop you from finding out more. A straighter smile will help to rejuvenate your smile, turning back the clock, opening new doors and proving that age really is just a number after all.

To find out more about adult braces in York, give us a call at Blossom Dental Care & Implant Studio on 01904 653 356.