Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment? No – And Here’s Why!

Lots of people think that orthodontic treatment is only for teenagers. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Adults of all ages can get orthodontic treatment such as ClearCorrect. And adults, just like teenagers, can benefit from improving their bites and straightening their teeth with orthodontic treatment. Find out more in this blog from the Lenoir City dentists at Lakeside Dental.

Age Is Not A Factor When It Comes To Orthodontic Treatment

Age alone is never a reason that you can’t have orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re 20, 30, 40, 50, or older, orthodontic treatment can provide you with lots of oral health benefits, improve your appearance, and enhance your confidence. 

It’s true that treating older patients is a little bit more complex, though. When you’re older, your teeth and jaw are no longer growing, so it usually takes longer to move your teeth. You may also have things like dental crowns, fillings, worn-down teeth, or other oral health problems like gum disease. These may need to be taken into account as Dr. Blalock develops your orthodontic treatment plan.

The Benefits Of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Getting orthodontic treatment as an adult has a lot of amazing benefits. Here are just a few reasons you may want to consider treatment like ClearCorrect, regardless of your age:

  • Improve your smile and appearance – Everyone wants a straight, healthy, bright smile. With orthodontic treatment, you can correct the position of your teeth and feel proud of your smile. Orthodontic treatment can also help move your jaws into a healthier position, which can improve your appearance.

  • Protect your oral health – Orthodontic treatment helps treat and prevent lots of oral health issues, ranging from teeth grinding (bruxism) to TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), tooth decay, gum disease, and much more.

  • Prepare for other cosmetic treatments – If you have major issues with your teeth and jaw alignment, orthodontics may be the first step toward other cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, dental bonding, or veneers.

ClearCorrect Is A Great Option For Adult Orthodontic Treatment

One reason lots of adults avoid orthodontic treatment is that they don't want to wear braces. Unfortunately, braces have a bit of a social stigma among adults, despite being a great way to straighten your teeth.

If you don’t want to wear braces, ClearCorrect may be a great alternative. ClearCorrect doesn’t have metal brackets or wires. It’s a system of clear aligners that look similar to a night guard for teeth grinding, or a retainer.

Each set of ClearCorrect aligners gently places pressure on your teeth, moving them toward the proper position, just like braces. And ClearCorrect is completely invisible when worn, removable for eating and brushing, and is more comfortable than braces. If you’re an adult and you’re interested in orthodontics in Lenoir City, ClearCorrect from Lakeside Dental may be right for you.

Interested In Orthodontics As An Adult? Contact Lakeside Dental Today!

At Lakeside Dental, Dr. Joseph Blalock specializes in ClearCorrect in Lenoir City, TN, and can help you improve your smile and your oral health without braces. If you’re interested and would like to learn more, contact us online or give us a call at (865) 635-4999 for an orthodontic consultation. Dr. Blalock can examine your mouth, discuss your orthodontic needs, and help you decide if ClearCorrect is right for you.