Thinking about getting braces at age 30?
Speak to your dentist first!
Dr.Ranjitha says, “No matter what’s your age, it’s never too late to improve your orthodontic condition and have a beautiful smile using braces.”
The ideal age for going for any orthodontic treatment is around 12 or 13 when you are still growing. As age increases, the opportunity for improvement decreases and surgery is more likely to be needed. However, an estimated 1 million Americans and Canadians above the age of 18 wear braces. Hence it’s never too late. Here are some answers by Dr.Ranjitha Mukund, Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 about use of braces for an adults.
Why do adults need braces?
Some adults never had dental treatment in their childhood to correct orthodontic problems such as overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position, crowded teeth, crooked teeth or any other jaw-related problems. Such untreated conditions lead to various problems in future such as gum disease, tooth decay as well as other health problems like headaches, speaking or biting problems, etc.
Is orthodontic treatment different in adults?
Just like teenagers, adults can get the same kinds of benefits from braces to improve their smile and oral health. However, as adults are no longer growing, such orthodontic treatment can take longer compared to teenagers, requiring different care and concern. Dentists get special training for fixing braces in adults making them familiar with their special needs and concerns.
How can an adult find out when to get braces?
Depending on your oral condition your dentist will evaluate and decide whether you need to have braces or not.
The purpose of having braces is not just to straighten your teeth but also to help you bite correctly, eat more comfortably and have a beautiful smile. These benefits should not be restricted because of your age. If you have proper oral health condition, you should choose to get braces! However, you need to consult your dentist before opting for them.
If you have any other queries or concerns, please feel free to contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Families from Kensington find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund.We also service patients from surrounding areas including Berlin, Hartford and Southington.
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