Orthodontic Treatment for Older Adults

If you’re self-conscious about your smile but think that it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment, you should think again! In the last couple decades, more and more adults have been choosing to get braces. Whether it’s because their parents couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment when they were younger or because there are so many new and inconspicuous braces options, adults are choosing to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

More and more adults are taking the steps to having a beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off. Below are a few reasons why it’s not too later for braces for older adults:

  • Oral health at every age – Crooked teeth with all their extra nooks and crannies, can be especially difficult to keep clean. Plaque and bacteria will build up in the hard-to-reach spots, causing dental cavities and gum disease. Having a straight smile can help keep the teeth clean and disease-free. This is always important, but even more so as an older adult. Good oral health has been linked with a decreased chance of periodontitis, heart disease and stroke. 
  • Confidence is always important – As we get older, confidence may begin to wane. Bodies change and so do teeth! If you’re embarrassed of your smile, it could have an impact on personal relationships, professional prospects, and even mental and emotional health. Achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of can be an incredible confidence boost.
  • More options than ever – There are more orthodontic options today than ever before. Besides traditional metal braces, there are also tooth-colored braces, clear braces, or Invisalign braces, which are clear, removable aligners. Many factors go into choosing the type of orthodontic treatment that’s right for your individual situation and circumstances. Dr. Garlock can help you choose which option is right for you!

For more information about how braces can help you as an adult or to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact Garlock Orthodontics. Our office is located here in Aurora, Colorado.