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Getting Your Teeth Straightened After 40? Here’s What You Need to Know

For a long time, braces and other teeth straightening methods were associated with youth. They’re almost a rite of passage for some preteens and teenagers! But now a growing number of adults, including adults 40 and up, are getting their teeth straightened. It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted!

Many older adults decide to invest in orthodontic treatment when they find out about how teeth straightening and bite correction can improve their health, including

  • Helping with jaw pain and discomfort
  • Reducing enamel damage
  • Making teeth easier to clean
  • Reducing inflammation and risk for an advanced form of gum disease also known as periodontitis

Bodies keep changing through our whole lives — and that includes our teeth and jaws! Older adults can start to see some of the following issues with their teeth:

  • Day to day wear and tear
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • Changes in alignment as a result of these changes  

Even though adult braces are becoming more common for all ages, a lot of people are reluctant to return to heavy, obtrusive metal braces in the prime of their life. Fortunately, these days metal braces are much lighter and more discreet than in the past — and, more importantly, there are alternatives.

Clear aligners are perhaps the biggest change to orthodontics in the last decades. Clear plastic trays are custom fit to your teeth, and gradually move your teeth into alignment as you progress through a series of aligners designed especially for your teeth and the smile you want.

Clear aligners are nearly-invisible and are removable, making it easy to clean them and your teeth, and allowing you to eat anything you want during your treatment. When clear aligners are used as part of in-office orthodontic treatment, they usually cost somewhere between traditional metal braces and lingual braces.

With Pure Smiles Online, you get all the benefits of clear aligners without the cost.

How do we do it?

By shipping aligners directly to you and monitoring your progress by remote teledentistry. If you live near a Scan Shop, we can do a 3D scan of your bite to develop your unique treatment plan! If not, even your initial assessment can be done right from home by simply ordering one of our at-home impression kits. Without the expenses of dental office visits, Pure Smiles Online costs up to 70% less than in-office orthodontic treatment. Plus, our services are guaranteed with terms and conditions.

It’s never too late to give yourself the gift of a beautiful, healthy smile!