If you want to improve the way your smile looks and feels, you can go to the orthodontist at any age.
The American Association of Orthodontists says that kids should see an orthodontist for the first time around age 7. However, orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens.
An orthodontist will use braces to help you improve the way your smile looks and feels.
You can choose from a number of different types of braces, such as:
Braces that tie themselves
Traditional metal braces
Most of the time, braces don’t hurt. However, your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth may be a little sore for a few days as they get used to your new braces.
The length of time a person wears braces depends on the person because each smile responds to treatment in a different way.
Treatments can take anywhere from six to thirty months, but most standard treatments last about 18 months.