No, you can never be too old for orthodontic treatment. Teeth can be moved at any age as long as your gums and bone structures are healthy.
A healthy bite is as important at the age age 60 as it is at age 16. A “bad bite” (or malocclusion) and crooked teeth can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) pain.
Patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment for healthier teeth and gums, improved chewing efficiency, and increased confidence from beautiful smiles.
Do adult orthodontic treatments differ from teenager orthodontic treatments?
The biology of tooth movement is the same for an adult as it is for a teenager, albeit the tooth movement can be a little bit slower. Hence it is not unusual for adults to have a slightly longer treatment time.
Also as the adult jaws are no longer growing, in same case where the malocclusion is severe, one may require jaw surgery to re-align the jaws in order to correct the bite.
Patients with more complex orthodontic problems may require several dental specialists working together as a team. Our orthodontists will work closely with your dentist and other dental specialists to ensure you receive the most optimal result.