Am I Too Old For Braces?

At Shiney Smile Orthodontics, our team believes everyone should have the opportunity to wear braces and work towards a straighter smile. It’s not just about aesthetics; being happy with your grin and supporting your self-esteem can make a world of difference. As you get older, you may wonder if you are too old for braces. We are here to answer all your questions on receiving treatment, the benefits of straightening your teeth, your care options, and more! 


You Are Never Too Old For Braces! 

Good news! It is always possible to get braces as an adult. Many believe braces treatment is an experience reserved for children and teenagers. While it is true that most patients are in middle and high school, the amount of adult orthodontic patients continues to grow each year. Some of our patients were not given the opportunity to get braces while still in school or simply didn’t need any care at the time. 

No matter the circumstances, Dr. Sheinis and our team assure you age does not disqualify you from pursuing treatment and reaping the benefits of straighter teeth.


Benefits of Getting Braces in Adulthood 

Build On Your Confidence 

First impressions can be tricky, but working towards a straight smile can be a step in the right direction. The correlation between self-esteem and dental hygiene is quite strong. Putting forward the effort to share your happiness can offer a world of opportunities, both personal and professional. Taking the steps toward a confident smile helps open up doors and grow new relationships with the people around you.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene 

Keeping up with your oral health and hygiene routines becomes easier with straight teeth. Perfectly aligned teeth nearly eliminate hard-to-reach corners in your mouth, allowing for efficient brushing and flossing each night. It even lowers your chance of cavities and other complications. Braces help provide a solid foundation for long-term health and set you up for success.

Enjoy Overall Better Health 

Pursuing braces treatment as an adult can even provide benefits that impact your general health. Smooth digestion from being able to chew and digest food properly, protection from gum disease due to more efficient oral health habits, and eliminating speech impediments are just a few examples of how straight teeth can protect you from seemingly unrelated health issues. You have the power to stop these issues from taking over any aspect of your life and proactively work toward improving yourself.


Am I Too Old For Braces?

Our Selection of Braces 

InBrace Hidden Braces

Using a small wire masked behind your teeth, InBrace Hidden braces are programmed to slowly align your teeth into place using advanced computer modeling and Gentleforce technology. This effective treatment does not require tightening each month and allows you to eat as you usually would while wearing them. It also improves oral hygiene so that nothing will get stuck between the braces. The subtle aesthetics of this appliance make InBrace Hidden braces a popular option among adults. 

Metal Braces

A traditional yet reliable option, metal braces continue to advance each year and help our patients comfortably transition their smiles. This appliance is a cost-effective option and is smaller than ever, thanks to modern orthodontics. They excel in strength and durability, providing long-lasting orthodontic treatment that will preserve your teeth for years to come.  

Clear Braces

Made of ceramic, clear braces provide a nearly invisible appearance while offering the same reliability as metal braces. Our adult patients prefer a discreet appliance that can blend in with their teeth so as not to disturb their day-to-day appearance throughout treatment. Using tooth-colored brackets, they use the same technology as traditional braces, so you can rely on them to deliver the results your smile goals are after.


What To Consider Before Starting Treatment 

Average Treatment Length 

A commonly asked question to our team is what to expect regarding the length of your treatment. Well, it depends on a few factors, including the appliance you decide on, your case’s complexity, and your current oral health. The average length of treatment ranges from one to three years. Some patients get done sooner than others if their case is milder than an adult’s average work. 

Dr. Sheinis works with you to determine which treatment best suits your case and specific needs. The time and effort you put into improving your teeth will pay off once you see the final results!

Free Consultation 

To help our patients at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we proudly offer a free consultation for all newcomers. During this appointment, our team will examine your teeth, see what work needs to be done, and walk you through the treatment options the practice can offer. Our goal is to ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered so you are entirely on board with the journey you are about to embark on.


Am I Too Old For Braces?

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Braces!

The transformative power of a uniform smile has done wonders for our patients at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, and now it is your turn! Working on your dental health may seem daunting, but taking the first step of your braces journey now can significantly impact your future. Give our team in Huntington or Woodbury a call today, and we will happily walk you through how to begin treatment today!