Why is orthodontic teeth straightening as an adult becoming much more popular?
Orthodontics has changed and increased in popularity over the last 10 years. There are newer and effective ways to straighten teeth that are much less noticeable. The most common form of this are clear aligners.
If clear aligners are not suitable, there are also custom orthodontic braces designed to fit your teeth and robotically bent wires to allow for a quicker treatment time. These can include outside braces, or inside hidden braces like Incognito.
So, a new smile as an adult means you are still able to keep all your teeth in their nature shape and avoid or minimise any permanent damage.
Can I still get my teeth straightened?
Some adults think they are too old to have this done, for reasons that they don’t think their teeth can move or they feel they are too old for wearing braces.
Adult teeth may take a month or two longer initially to start moving. Closing spaces may be slower or be done differently. Beyond that, there is no difference between teen and adult treatment. It is important you see an orthodontist before starting orthodontic treatment, who can verify this to you.