How late can you get braces

If you are committed to the treatment, you are never too old to get braces. Within recent years, we have become more aware about how our teeth look and how to properly look after them. It is for this reason that we are now able to make our teeth last longer and look better in the long run. Straighter teeth isn’t only visibly pleasing but can also help you clean your teeth much better than teeth that are crossed.

Many adults did not have the opportunity to receive orthodontic treatment when there were in their teens but are now in the position to consider doing so themselves. In fact, adults are the more ideal patient to get braces as they have made the decision themselves (unlike teenagers whose parents generally decide for them) meaning that they are much more likely to take better care of the orthodontic appliance which is a great help to the orthodontist in achieving results.

The even better news for adults wanting braces is that there are now many options available so you don’t have to be concerned about having a mouth full of unattractive metal! Braces are now a lot smaller and less obvious and there are even some invisible options available.

Clear Braces

Braces made from a ceramic material that is matched to the colour of your teeth, making them less visible than the traditional braces.

Internal Lingual Braces

Instead of attaching the braces to the front of your teeth, these types of braces are attached to the back of your teeth, making them completely invisible to other people.


A removable plastic aligner which is clear and placed over the teeth to help move their position. The removable aspects means you can take it out to eat and drink and for this reason is becoming the more popular choice amongst adults wanting braces.

If you are considering getting braces, it’s important to see an orthodontic specialist to assess which option is the best for you.