Am I too old for teeth straightening in Farnham?

too-old-for-teeth-straighteningMany of our patients at Time Dental ask us if they are too old for teeth straightening with orthodontics as they think straightening teeth or having dental braces are just for teenagers. This is not true! Orthodontics are for adults as well as teenagers and it’s never too late to get your teeth straightened.

Having crooked teeth or a gappy smile can make you feel less confident. We’re in the age of Insta and Snapchat and photos are being taken constantly. Having straight teeth means you can smile confidently in your Insta photos without the worry.

There are different treatment options available if your are looking for a straighter smile this year.

One option is clear fixed braces. This is an upgrade from traditional metal train track braces. The braces instead of being metal are tooth coloured brackets that are bonded to your teeth. They are relatively discreet which means you don’t have to be self conscious when you have the braces on. Also treatment time can be between 5 – 13 months depending on your starting point and what your goals are. Fixed braces are often used in very complex cases.

Another popular option is Invisalign Clear aligners. These are clear plastic aligners that are changed every 7 days which incrementally move your teeth into the correct position. As they are clear, they are even more discreet so no one will know you have braces on! Treatment time can be between 5 – 18 months depending on the starting position of your teeth. The big advantages with clear aligners are that you can eat whatever you normally eat as they are removable and you can keep your teeth and gums clean easily during the treatment process.

Both these two methods of teeth straightening work really well. So if you get started now you could be ready to flash your smile by the summer. Now that is something to smile about.

If you are interested in getting a confident smile then call us at Time Dental on 01252 723 008.