When is someone too old for braces?
Braces are not just for the young. And braces are not just to make your smile look great, they are important in putting your teeth in proper alignment for better chewing of food and to provide protective support for your two jaw joints (TMJ). Straighter teeth are also easier to keep clean and eliminate one of the factors that contributes to periodontal disease. Believe it or not, straight teeth and a great smile is a great self image booster. If you are interested in considering braces, talk to your general dentist at your next dental exam. He/she can answer your questions and can refer you to an orthodontist for a consultation.