It is never too late to be your best and braces are not just for kids anymore. A consultation with Dr. Sheer is the best way to determine if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Generally, teeth can be straightened at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improvement in the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crowded teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, tooth decay and sometimes jaw joint pain. The good news is that there are new techniques and materials available today. There are several options available--metal braces or translucent braces, and even transparent aligners that can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
Thanks to today's smaller, less visible, more comfortable brackets, adults are finding braces more appealing.A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree it is never too late to improve their greatest asset--their smile.