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Can braces straighten teen just as easily when you are over 18 years?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Yes, but...

I assume you are asking about dental braces.
Orthodontic treatment works best when we can harness growth, therefore at the tween-teen interface. The older you get, the more complex the problem becomes, the less growth there is to work with, the longer treatment will take, and there will be a slight negative gradation of the prognosis and a longer retention component after active rx.

In brief: Yes, but...

I assume you are asking about dental braces.
Orthodontic treatment works best when we can harness growth, therefore at the tween-teen interface. The older you get, the more complex the problem becomes, the less growth there is to work with, the longer treatment will take, and there will be a slight negative gradation of the prognosis and a longer retention component after active rx.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Braces

Its never too late but it can be easier the younger you are in age.
It'll be worth it.

In brief: Braces

Its never too late but it can be easier the younger you are in age.
It'll be worth it.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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In brief: Not "as easy..."

But braces work at any age.
The younger the person, the softer the bone.

In brief: Not "as easy..."

But braces work at any age.
The younger the person, the softer the bone.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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