I'm 25 years old, can I wear braces? (Photo)

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Age Is Not a Factor When Wearing Braces

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HI iamalone,

Braces can be worn in patients of any age...there are very few reasons NOT to do orthodontic treatment.  As long as your gums are healthy enough to withstand the treatment (as determined by your dentist or periodontist), teeth can be moved/aligned throughout one's life.  We've treated patients as young as 6 and as old 78!!!

Hope this information helps!

David Sherman, DDS

Manhattan Orthodontist

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