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Thinking About Braces As An Adult?

19 April 2024

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, age is just a number. The misconception that braces are only for adolescents couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that you’re never too old to invest in your smile and improve your oral health through braces treatment.

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of adults seeking orthodontic care. The oldest patient we have treated here at Donna Lim Orthodontics was in fact, seventy years old! This number of mature patients has only been increasing and we are so proud of the life-changing smiles we are creating! 

Why Are More Patients Considering Braces As Adults?

This shift in attitude reflects a growing awareness of the importance of dental health and the impact it can have on one’s overall well-being. Whether you’re in your twenties, thirties, forties, or beyond, braces can help correct misaligned teeth, improve bite functionality, and enhance your confidence.

Wondering What Your Options Are?

Advancements in orthodontic technology have made braces more discreet and comfortable than ever before. Options like ceramic braces or clear aligners offer adults a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces, making the treatment process less noticeable in both personal and professional settings.

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?

The benefits of braces extend far beyond aesthetics. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease, cavities, and other dental issues. Proper alignment also contributes to better chewing and digestion, as well as alleviating strain on the jaw joint, which can help prevent headaches and jaw pain.

It’s never too late to prioritise your dental health and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. So, if you’ve been considering braces treatment but hesitating due to your age, remember that age should never be a barrier to investing in yourself and your oral health. Embrace the change, and let braces be the catalyst for a brighter, healthier smile at any stage of life. Contact our wonderful team at Donna Lim Orthodontics by calling +64 9 869 8288 or you can book an appointment online!

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