When to Consider Adult Braces

Closeup of a woman wearing red lipstick and clear aligners to straighten her teeth

When you think of braces, you might envision a preteen or adolescent with a mouth full of metal. Well, we’ve got two pieces of great news for you. First, there’s never a “right” age for braces. And second, when it comes to orthodontics, you’ve got options outside of traditional metal braces. Read on to learn more!

When to Consider Adult Braces

There’s no magic age for braces. No matter your age, you deserve a smile you can be proud of. There are many adults out there who have misalignment issues, such as crooked or overcrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, or gaps between the teeth. Patients often want to fix these issues for cosmetic reasons, but addressing these issues have health benefits too. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy, and less likely to cause jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and trouble eating and speaking. Additionally, improved confidence in your smile can do wonders for your self esteem!

Orthodontic Options at Moores Chapel Dentistry

Here at Moores Chapel Dentistry, we understand that getting braces as an adult is a lot different than getting them as a child. We work with you to find an option that fits your lifestyle and budget. For example, ClearCorrectTM is an alternative to traditional braces that’s popular with our adult patients. You’ll wear a series of clear aligner trays that will gradually push your teeth into place. They don't require any wires, bands, or change to your oral hygiene routine! Or, consider Six Month Smiles® to achieve a straighter smile in nearly no time. This orthodontic options treats minor misalignments in just six months.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation!

To learn more about each of these procedures, and to find the best fit for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our dental office in Charlotte, NC.

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