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Many patients come in to our Calgary office wondering if they have missed their window of opportunity to receive orthodontic treatments. They think they might be too old to have braces or it’s too late to come up with a plan to achieve the straight, healthy smile they have always dreamed of.

The truth is, with few exceptions, no one is too old for orthodontic treatment. That said, some procedures become slightly more difficult with age, but for the most part, there is always a way to forge ahead.

Technological Advances In Orthodontic Treatments

Science and research has greatly benefited the general population’s overall oral health. These days, people are keeping their natural teeth for much longer in life. Even 40 years ago, it was not uncommon for people to expect to get a full set of dentures no matter what. It often thought that every senior was destined to have keep a glass with their teeth in it on their bedside stand.

Nowadays, with advances in oral care and orthodontic treatments, people take better care of their teeth starting at an earlier age. This results in people having healthier teeth, and that orthodontic treatments are available well into the later years in life. In fact, many retired people decide on orthodontic treatment because they have time and money to invest in themselves; they think, why not?

Adult Braces Are For Any Age

Generally speaking, adults are fine candidates for braces and other orthodontic treatments. Unfortunately, thanks to depictions in popular culture, many adults feel embarrassed to proceed with the treatment and that can be what holds them back. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t get them or that they are too old, it comes down to their own perception of how they will appear to others. At The Smile Spot Calgary, we also offer Invisalign – the clear alternative to braces. This allows our older patients to get the smile they’ve always dreamed of, without the “look” of braces!

Call The Smile Spot Calgary For A FREE Orthodontic Assessment

If it is later in life and you are considering finally going ahead and getting the orthodontic treatment, come in for a consultation. We treat adults all the time and it is much more common to see older patients these days than it was in the past.

We are happy to see that the tides are changing and that people are feeling more comfortable than ever to embrace orthodontic treatments at any age. In our opinion, it is never too late to achieve oral health and a perfect smile.

If you are in the Calgary, Alberta area and are interested in finding out what orthodontic treatment options are available to you, give The Smile Spot Calgary a call and book a FREE Orthodontic Assessment. We are happy to help!

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