Am I too old?
Does the thought of a healthy, beautiful smile ever cross your mind? Do you find yourself thinking you have long missed your window of opportunity? Truth is braces are not just for children and teens! Smiles can be improved at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Personal appearance and self-esteem can radically change even at later stages in life. Equally important is the improvement in the health of your teeth and gums that you will also gain. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth enamel surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) pain. The techniques and appliances used today have greatly reduce discomfort levels, minimized frequency of visits, shortened treatment time and have a much better appeal. Braces today are not painful and bulky as they were in the 1960's or 1970's! Today you have choices for your braces to be decorated with cool elastic colors, be nearly invisible or completely clear (Invisalign).