How Old Is Too Old for Brace

How Old Is Too Old for Braces?
Posted on 11/30/2016

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Dr. Tyler Pritchard and the team at Pritchard Orthodontics in Clark County, WA don’t want prospective orthodontic patients to think that they are “too old” for braces. Starting from the moment you lose your last baby tooth and even after all of your adult teeth have grown in, you may be a candidate for braces. Braces can help improve your smile no matter what your age may be. Dr. Pritchard will be able to assess your orthodontic needs and determine the best orthodontic treatment plan for you.

Why do I need braces?

A healthy mouth and teeth contribute to your overall well-being. Braces are used to help correct or restore the alignment of your teeth, fix crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, or an incorrect jaw position. Dr. Pritchard knows that patients with orthodontic problems at any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. 

How long will I need braces?

Your braces may be on anywhere from 18 to 30 months, in order for your teeth and jaw to properly align. Patients with more extreme malocclusions may need to have their braces on longer. The goal, however, is for you to have the straight teeth and perfect smile you’ve been working so hard toward. 

How do I clean my braces?

1. Brushing. Brush carefully with your manual toothbrush at least twice a day.
2. Flossing: Clean between the teeth and along the gums. Take extra care when working around the archwire to avoid damaging it.
3. Interproximal Brush: Clean the archwire of your braces and all around your teeth. Use this every time you brush your teeth to get rid of any food substances stuck within your braces.

How will I look with braces?

Dr. Pritchard has treated many adults with braces, and promises you that they look completely normal. When you’re wearing braces, all you should think about is how amazing it will feel to have a new straight and healthy smile. All of your hard work toward keeping your braces nice and clean will pay off in the end, and you will have that bright healthy-looking smile you’ve always wanted.

Don’t let your age or insecurities about your appearance with braces get in the way of fixing your teeth. Contact us today and make an appointment to see Dr. Pritchard and the team at Pritchard Orthodontics in Clark County, WA. Call us at: (360) 667-4111