Am I Too Old for Braces?

Braces are used as to correct bite problems and tooth misalignment, whether it is due to gaps, overcrowding or a variety of other dental issues.
Most of the population identifies braces as an orthodontic treatment that is often completed during late childhood and early teen years. However, braces can be used by patients of all ages. Dr. Corne Smith says, “You are never too old to have braces.”

While it is recommended to get orthodontic treatment in childhood and adolescence, it is not always accessible at this age depending on the individuals given situation. Some patients may not be able to get braces until later in life, which is completely okay. Thanks to modern dentistry, there are now other orthodontic methods that can be used to correct the same imperfections as traditional metal braces without them being visible or uncomfortable. These methods include Invisalign or clear aligners and ceramic braces which are all offered by Corne Smith Dentistry.

If you would like to know more about braces or other orthodontic treatments offered, please contact Dr. Corne Smith’s rooms in Cape Town, Claremont.
Remember, there is no age limit for braces and you are never too old to get the smile you deserve.