Adult Orthodontics and Clear Aligners
A Harvard Dental Center patient shows his clear aligners.
Am I Too Old for Braces?
Absolutely not! Healthy teeth, bones, and gums respond well to orthodontic treatment regardless of a person’s age. Most orthodontic problems can be treated during adulthood, and esthetic treatment options have made orthodontic treatment more appealing to an older age group.
Clear Aligner Orthodontic Therapy
Clear aligner orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign, involve using a series of clear plastic trays to gradually move the teeth to the position planned on the computer by the orthodontist. Although there are limitations to the types of issues that can be treated using this technique, many orthodontic problems can be successfully treated with clear aligners, either alone or in conjunction with braces. Orthodontic treatment with clear aligners generally requires excellent patient cooperation but provides an esthetic treatment option that offers easier cleaning and fewer dietary restrictions than with traditional braces.
Call 617-432-1434 to make an appointment for a consultation and find out if clear aligner therapy is an option for you.