Never Too Old For Braces

Posted by Default Admin on 31 May 2016

Once upon a time, the stigma around braces was prominent and put many adults off seeking orthodontic treatment for fear of changing their appearance. Today, 1 in 4 patients seeking braces treatment is an adult. As well as the stigma around traditional metal braces becoming less of an issue, there are a number of options for those who do still have doubts about wearing a conspicuous appliance. Invisalign, lingual braces and other types of ‘invisible’ braces allow you to undergo treatment without others around you noticing.


In an image-conscious society, these ‘invisible’ methods of treatment are becoming increasingly popular. Customer-facing roles and the workplace in general can make it difficult to commit to changing your appearance for a long period. Invisalign alingers put aesthetics, comfort and convenience at the forefront of their design. The alingers are made from impressions taken by your dentist here at Brilliant and then a set of custom alingers are created. These must be worn 22 hours a day to ensure that treatment is successful. This treatment is also much shorter than traditional braces treatment, with an average time of 13 months vs traditional braces (18-24 months).

















Here at Brilliant, we can offer your expert advice and information on the different treatments we offer and help you come to a decision as to which direction you would like to go in.  


These types of braces are also very popular with celebrities, the most image-conscious among us! Celebrities who have used ‘invisible’ methods of treatment (including Invisalign) are Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Eva Longhoria and Nial Horan. However, there are also celebrities who have favoured the traditional braces model such as Zara Larsson, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith and Gwen Stefani.


Will orthodontic treatment make a difference at an older age?

Contrary to what many believe, a person's health, rather than age is the factor that determines whether or not an individual can have orthodontic treatment. 

You can still see huge benefits from having orthodontic treatment later in life. Apart from restoring your confidence, braces treatment can improve your overall health and wellbeing. Misalinged teeth can be a challenge to clean thoroughly, resulting in problems such as tooth decay and cavities. Having your teeth straightened can also help with speech problems and problems chewing.