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Braces aren’t just for teens

July 1, 2022

Even later in life, braces can bring multiple health benefits

photo of an older woman with traditional braces smiling while sitting in her home and holding knitting needles and yarn

Adolescence is the ideal time to fix crooked teeth or a poorly aligned bite (the way teeth come together when you close your jaws). But the teen years aren’t the only time to get braces. A growing number of adults are turning to orthodontics, even in midlife and beyond.

Teeth and time

Although teeth seem like they’re fixed firmly in place, they actually move throughout life. Over time, these tiny shifts can make a difference in your appearance or bite.

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