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Orthodontics For Adults: Is It Ever Too Late?

Orthodontics For Adults: Is It Ever Too Late

In this blog from Chestnut Dental in Massachusetts, we explore your options when it comes to orthodontics for adults.

Is It Ever Too Late To Get Braces?

Adults often worry that they may have missed their chance to get braces. However, it’s not the case that only children can benefit from orthodontic treatment when adults absolutely can as well. Braces are not just for kids, and at Chestnut Dental, adults make up a significant portion of our orthodontic patients.

It is never too late to start your treatment journey. As long as your gums and bones are healthy, your teeth can be realigned at any age. We offer a range of treatments that are tailored to different age groups, so you can start your journey towards a new smile today! No matter what age you are, now is the best time to get braces.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Getting Braces As An Adult?

If you receive orthodontic treatment at an older age, it can have a remarkable effect on your personal appearance and self-esteem. Additionally, it can have a positive influence on your overall health. Crooked teeth and a poor bite can lead to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, headaches, and jaw joint pain. Orthodontic treatment can also aid with certain sleep disorders, like bruxism, so that you can get better quality rest and improve your health overall.

What Is Invisalign?

If you’re curious about Invisalign®, you couldn’t pick a better dental practice than Chestnut Dental. At Chestnut Dental, we have been offering Invisalign® treatment since 2001. This revolutionary orthodontic technology enables us to move teeth and correct a bite pattern using clear plastic trays instead of metal braces, which was first introduced in 1999. Our long-standing experience and expertise with this treatment has earned us the distinction of being a Diamond Top 1% Provider, a rare honor shared by only a few orthodontists nationwide.

Is Invisalign An Option For Me?

For those looking for an effective way to discreetly correct crooked and crowded teeth, Invisalign® is an ideal orthodontic solution. This modern take on braces consists of a series of clear aligner trays that are custom fitted to the patient’s teeth, making them almost invisible to others when speaking, laughing, or eating. The trays are worn at all times, except when brushing, flossing, or eating and they are changed every few weeks as the teeth move into place.

With Invisalign®, adults can achieve the smile they’ve always desired without feeling embarrassed about the treatment. If you have crowded or crooked teeth, you may be a candidate for treatment with Invisalign®. For professional input on your smile journey, reach out to Chestnut Dental for a personalized consultation and information about if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.

What Can I Expect From My Orthodontic Journey?

  • Step One: Beginning the process starts with a consultation. Our orthodontic specialist will meet with you to discuss your teeth and determine the best treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle. Depending on the option you choose, your doctor may take a 3D image or use another device to get an accurate shape of your mouth. Scheduling a consultation is the first and easiest step!

  • Step Two: Today marks the first day of your new smile journey! For those with traditional braces, it’s fitting day! The brackets and wires will be carefully placed with the right tension for proper alignment and comfort. If you had chosen Invisalign®, this is when you’ll receive your trays and the doctor will make sure they fit properly and are comfortable to wear. As your teeth begin to shift, you’ll need to visit the doctor periodically to readjust and track your progress.

  • Step Three: Congratulations! Now that you have achieved your goal of a beautiful smile, the next step is to make sure you keep it looking its best. Your doctor will remove the treatment devices and polish your teeth for an incredible result. You will be amazed at how much a straight smile can change your appearance. To ensure that your smile stays straight, you may need to wear a retainer for a few hours at a time. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to maintain your gorgeous smile.

Chestnut Dental Is Your Best Choice For Adult Orthodontics

For all your dentistry needs, Chestnut Dental is proud to offer three locations to serve patients all over Massachusetts. With over 5 decades of experience refining the Chestnut Dental coordinated care model and offices open on Saturdays and during the evening, Chestnut Dental is ready for all your cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry needs. If you are interested in improving your smile and self-esteem, get in touch with our experts in Bedford, Needham, or Franklin today.



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