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Is it too late to straighten my teeth?

I am a 30 year old woman who wants straighter teeth. Is it too late to straighten my teeth?

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You can straighten your teeth at any age. Consult your doctor for Invisalign or conventional braces.
Never too late! I have worked on a 68-year lady who wants her teeth straightened. We used clear aligners and worked beautifully!
Never too late.

It is never too late to straighten your teeth! We see patients of all ages. A beautiful, straight smile does not have an expiration date.
Thank you for your question.
It's never too late for orthodontics unless you have periodontal issues.
Age usually isn't an issue.

Congrats on deciding to straighten your teeth. No, 30 years old is not too late to straighten any ones teeth. This is a very common age group for people to desire straight teeth and a very common age group for Invisalign. I myself had braces put on when I was in my early 30s and I am a dentist!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Age is not a restricting factor for straightening your teeth. In fact, most of my patients who chose to correct the alignment of their teeth are over the age of 40. Recent research shows misaligned teeth can lead to fractured or cracking teeth and periodontal (gum) disease. Straight teeth are no longer just a cosmetic therapy. Proper position leads to proper function. Fortunately, over the years many advancements in orthodontics have been made. In most cases, teeth can now be aligned using clear aligner therapy which eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires. If you are considering straightening your teeth, I would encourage you to have the discussion with your dentist. If your dentist does not provide orthodontic services, he or she should be able to refer you to a qualified specialist in your area.
No at all. As long as your mouth is healthy, most problems, but not all, can be treated with orthodontic treatment at any age.
It is never too late. I have patients that start orthodontics to straighten their teeth in their 60's. Lots of options these days with Invisalign (clear aligners that you can take in and out on your own) to the traditional metal braces. Talk to your dentist to find out which option would be best for you as well as find out how long the treatment will take.

God Bless and Keep Smiling,

Robb A. Warren, D.D.S.
It's never too late to straighten teeth. 

Invisalign is not age restrictive at all and is a wonderful alternative to silver brackets and wires, especially for adult patients

Usually, you can straighten your teeth well into your 30s, if not even your 40s or 50s! Depending how much needs to be done, your straightening can be accomplished with either normal metal braces or clear aligners.

Hope that helps!
It is never too late to have braces if you have healthy supportive bone and gum.
It is never too late to have ortho. Adult orthodontics is quite common. There are many options available today from conventional braces to clear aligners, depending on the involvement of your case. It is an easy referral from your dentist to the specialist they have a working relationship with.
No it's not too late at all. You are still young to do ortho. My oldest patient who started braces was 75. Just check with your dentist that you don't have decays nor periodontal disease.
It's never too late to have your teeth straightened. I’ve treated patients as old as 60 years old with braces or Invisalign.
Hello, thank you for reaching out. The short answer is, it is never too late to improve the function and possibly aesthetic of your teeth. 

Age is not the primary factor to decide a candidate for straightening teeth. It’s not too late to straighten your teeth.
It is definitely not too late to straighten your teeth. Depending on how much we have to straighten the teeth, we can figure out if you can do clear aligners like Invisalign or traditional braces.
It’s never too late. There is a solution for every problem. We can do braces or clear aligners for the adults, basically more options than the children.
We do most of our Invisalign cases on adults, so the answer is a definitive no, it is never too late.

Dr. Schroeder