Does age at which I get braces affect the success of treatment?

Teeth move more easily when you’re younger but teeth can move at any age. However, Some Orthodontic movements, aside from the teeth moving, are better achieved during the formative years. It might take longer to reach the desired outcome in older adults but the results can still be successful. More important than age is that the teeth are healthy and the supporting structures are healthy enough to allow for the orthodontic movements.



While most people get braces during adolescence, anyone at any age can have good results with braces or orthodontics. In fact, it is currently estimated that from 20% to 25% of people with braces are adults, and more than half of these are women. While treating adults with braces may take longer than treating a teenager, results are often excellent. As long as you have healthy gums, strong teeth and support structures, you are never too old to get braces and enjoy the benefits of  straightened teeth.

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