Is It Too Late For Braces?

You can get braces at any age! Getting braces as an adult has numerous advantages, whether you are 24 or 54. One of every four adults wears braces, so you are far from alone. Sometimes, even people who had braces as children end up needing them again in the future, such as if they never took care to use their retainers correctly or if other issues developed later in life. In any case, getting braces now is preferable to later or not at all. Possible factors that may lead you to believe that braces are the best option for you include:

  • You have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite
  • You have gaps in your teeth
  • Your teeth are worn down from grinding or clenching
  • You have difficulty biting or chewing food
  • You experience jaw pain or headaches

All of these problems can be significantly improved with braces. If you’re still unsure, consult Dr. Baum or Dr. Blanck for a professional opinion on whether braces are the right choice for you. Baum Braces also offers virtual consultations for your convenience!

Benefits Of Adult Braces

Whether it be for cosmetic or functional reasons, braces for adults can help improve your smile and your quality of life.

Cosmetic Benefits

The most obvious benefit of getting braces as an adult is the cosmetic improvement to your smile. For many people, this is the primary reason for getting braces. If you’re unhappy with how your teeth look, braces can help give you the confidence you need to show your smile off.

Functional Benefits

There are also functional benefits to getting braces as an adult. If you have alignment issues with your teeth, it can lead to several problems, such as difficulty chewing and biting food, jaw pain, headaches, and uneven tooth wear, among others. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, braces can help alleviate them by properly aligning your teeth. This will also help you avoid more serious dental problems in the future.

Improved Hygiene

Another benefit of getting braces as an adult is improving your oral hygiene. If your teeth are crowded or have gaps, it can be challenging to brush and floss properly, which can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Braces can help improve your oral hygiene by making it easier to brush and floss your teeth, thus preventing cavities and other issues.

In short, there are numerous benefits to getting braces as an adult. Don’t let the concern of braces as an adult prevent you from achieving a confident, healthy smile. If you’re considering braces, consult with our orthodontists to see what options are available.

How Long Will I Need Braces?

The length of time you’ll need to wear braces is determined by a variety of factors, including the severity of your dental problems and how well you care for your braces. Braces are typically worn for one to three years. However, the exact length of time is something we can determine at your initial consultation.