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Braces

How old is too old to get your teeth straight?

Female | 59 years old
Medications: Lexapro and amitriptyline
Conditions: None

5 Answers

You are never too old to get braces, so you can get it at any age. But if you could get Invisalign, you can essentially achieve the same results, sometimes even quicker, and it is gentler on your teeth and gums.
There really is no age that is too late to get them straightened. However, we do take into account age and the health of your gums/jawbone when deciding where and how far to move things
No age is necessarily too old or too young. What matters is the current state of your oral hygiene, what you desire from orthodontic treatment, and how much you want to invest into orthodontics.
Case by case basis, if you have good periodontal/gum health, any age, but it might take longer the older you are.
Never too old!! Whether you are 10 or 80, the process of straightening teeth is the exact same and you are never too old for braces or Clear Aligners. Adults have denser bone tissue than children, so it may take a little bit longer to move your teeth, but not by much.