If you are an adult who would like to improve your smile with straighter teeth, the good news is that it can still be done. If you did not get braces as a youth either because you were unwilling or unable to do so, it is not too late. Many people have questions about how old is too old for braces. The answer is that there is not an age that makes a person too old. If you feel like you could benefit from straighter teeth, getting braces as an adult may be a great option for you.
Many adults are hesitant to get braces because they are concerned over the appearance of the braces themselves. If you share this concern, you should look at the available options before you decide that braces are not right for you. Options are available by which you can be fitted with braces that are much less conspicuous than they were when you were a youth.
For the most part, traditional metal braces are much smaller today than they were years ago. Their design is such that a mouthful of metal is no longer the first thing people notice about you if you are wearing braces. This alone should eliminate much of the apprehension you may have about getting braces as an adult.
If you are still concerned about their appearance, you might want to ask our orthodontist about clear braces. They will blend in with the teeth in ways that make them barely noticeable. Depending on the severity of your teeth, you may be a candidate for Invisalign® aligners. They are clear and fit over the teeth in a way that makes them difficult for others to detect. This is one of the main reasons they are so popular.
If your teeth are extremely crooked or twisted, you should definitely consider getting braces as an adult. You can still have your teeth straightened as an adult by methods that are not as conspicuous as you might think. The best way to determine what is best for you is to have a conversation with our orthodontist at Runnels Orthodontics. Dr. Runnels and his team can set your mind at ease by helping to set realistic expectations.
With offices in Destin and Panama City Beach, Dr. Runnels serves clients in the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach and Panama City areas. Contact us today to schedule an orthodontic appointment!