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Am I too old for Invisalign?

There is no age limit for Invisalign! As life spans increase, more and more older adults who want to enjoy their best possible smiles are turning to cosmetic dentistry and treatments like Invisalign. At A Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off!

However, certain factors can make orthodontic treatment more of a challenge for seniors. For instance, you must have healthy gums because any tooth movement involves bone remodeling. If your periodontal health is good, this shouldn’t be a problem; but if the gums or supporting structures aren’t stable, we would need to delay treatment until they are.

Also, be aware of what Invisalign can and can’t do. This treatment tends to work best for crowding and spacing issues, so more advanced tooth movements may require traditional braces. 

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can take the aligners out to brush and floss your teeth. Conscientious oral hygiene and routine visits for exams and cleanings are always important, but even more so with older adults who are more prone to gum problems.

Regardless of your age, we invite you to call our Sun City Center dental office to arrange a commitment-free Invisalign consultation. After evaluating your needs, we may find that another treatment like porcelain veneers is more appropriate to correct the appearance of your slightly crowded or crooked teeth. Please call us at (813) 642-8885 to get started!

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