Adult Braces in Singapore
Are You Too Old for Braces?
No, you are never too old for braces and they work equally well for adults.
In fact, it is estimated that adults make up 30% - 50% of all patients that undergo this orthodontic treatment procedure.
As long as you have healthy teeth, gums and jaws, you would make a good candidate for braces regardless of age.
Also, adults are more disciplined and motivated, resulting in lesser complications for the entire duration of the orthodontic treatment.
Naturally, the entire treatment process of braces can be slower in adults as compared to teenagers/children. The shifting and realignment of the teeth occur at a slower rate with as you age. Your orthodontist might have to small titanium screws into your jawbone to pull the teeth into its desired shape.
The average treatment time is also longer for adults, ranging from 24 to 30 months as compared to 18 to 24 months for adolescents.
Existing dental conditions such as gum disease, loss of teeth, extensive fillings, crowns and bridges can also complicate the orthodontic treatment for an adult.
It is always important to consult with a local dentist in Singapore to determine if you are suitable for braces.
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