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Are you thinking about getting braces? If so, you aren’t alone. Many adults are straightening their teeth, whether it is with traditional braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic methods. It’s never too late to get braces, and people in their 80’s have decided to take the plunge.

Even though most adults are great candidates for braces, there are some issues you may want to consider. Our orthodontist, Dr. Tuhina Roy can talk with you about how best to address those challenges.

For example, as an adult, you may have lost some teeth during your life, and those extra spaces in your mouth may not make good homes for your teeth. Lost teeth also mean lost jawbone, which can also cause issues. Since you have reached maturity, your jaws will have stopped growing, and you may have teeth that have worn down, increasing an overbite. This may mean that the orthodontic process may take longer for you.

None of this should deter you from getting straightening your smile. There are many orthodontic options available, and at Troy Orthodontics we can help you find your best one. If you live in the Little Falls, New Jersey, area, call us today at 973-785-3035 to plan your visit.