Am I Too Old for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

Our Danforth dentist is here to “straighten out” any myths.

When we think about braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment, we tend to associate it with kids and teens. But does this mean that braces or other teeth straightening treatments aren’t suitable once you’ve hit a certain age?

Not at all! In fact, people of all ages can successfully straighten their teeth with braces, including Invisalign® clear aligners - although it may take a little bit longer to achieve the same results in a fully-grown adult.

What makes Invisalign® great for adults?

Invisalign® is, in fact, a preferred method of orthodontic treatment among the adult population due to their virtually undetectable appearance.

Furthermore, Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, which is very convenient under certain circumstances, including eating or drinking. With traditional and fixed metal braces, there’s more work involved when it comes to cleaning the teeth - but with the removable Invisalign® aligners, no changes to your brushing and flossing routine are needed.

It’s never too late to straighten your teeth.

Adults may be more hesitant about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®, as they may feel like they’ve gone this long without a straight smile - why correct it now? Or, alternatively, they may have already gone through orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but their smile has retraced back to its original misaligned form - causing them to feel hopeless about further treatment. Does either sound like you?

Well, our Danforth dentist wants patients to know that it’s never too late to correct your smile (while also ensuring your results last a lifetime) - in fact, it will always be worth it for reasons that reach beyond just an improved confidence and self-esteem.

A proper bite is conducive to an overall healthier smile - and by correcting the bite, you’ll be helping to prevent long-term problems like tooth decay and gum disease that can result from crooked teeth being harder to access and clean.

Besides, adults truly understand the value of a straight and attractive smile - so these are the years where your orthodontic treatment can serve you best!

How long should adults wear Invisalign® for best results?

While every case of malocclusion (crooked teeth) varies, Invisalign® clear aligners will be able to correct mild to moderate cases when worn for an average of 20 to 22 hours a day. The more often they are worn throughout the day, the quicker results will appear. In fact, best to reserve the removal of your Invisalign® aligners for eating, drinking, and teeth cleaning - and as a responsible adult, we’re sure that won’t be too hard to follow. ;)

Invisalign® loves teeth of all ages (but adults may love Invisalign® the most)!

It’s never too late to work toward the smile you’ve always longed for. What are you waiting for?

Schedule your free orthodontic consultation with our Invisalign® dentist on the Danforth, and take the first step to achieving your best smile yet!

Can you be too old for Invisalign®?
About Dental Clinic Danforth

We are conveniently located near Greektown on the TTC Danforth Avenue subway line between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

1411 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4J 1N2