Can Adults Get Braces Too?
Posted on 11/06/2018
Can Adults Get Braces Too

Can Adults Get Braces TooUsually, when people hear the word “braces,” they associate it with kids and teenagers. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive is: “Can adults get braces too?” And the answer is absolutely; it’s never too late! Here at Braceland Orthodontists, we offer a wide range of  orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages in the North Scarborough area and the surrounding communities.

The reality is, braces have become so mainstream that, according to Dr. Markin, "Now around 35% of orthodontic patients are adults." This is due to the fact that teeth straightening options have advanced and expanded - and because healthy teeth are capable of shifting at any age. Furthermore, since the alignment of your teeth isn’t simply important for cosmetic reasons—it’s linked to your overall dental/oral health—you are truly never “too old” for braces. Orthodontic treatment options are an investment into a healthy future at all stages of life.

What are the Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults?

We recognize that different patients will have different dental needs depending on their varying lifestyles. Therefore, we at Braceland Orthodontists are proud to offer an array of orthodontic treatment options that are all uniquely capable of reinvigorating your smile. You’re able to choose between:

Metal Braces:

The most popular teeth-straightening, bite-correcting orthodontic option out there continues to be metal braces. Over the years, these classic braces have evolved to become smaller, increasingly efficient, and more comfortable than ever before.

Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces offer the same type of treatment as metal braces, but instead of relying on metal brackets, they use brackets made of a clear, translucent material. The change in material makes these braces a bit more fragile, but more aesthetically pleasing.


The newest teeth-straightening technique on the market, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear trays called aligners that are formed to custom fit your mouth and adjust the placement of your teeth - no brackets or wires required. Another benefit of choosing Invisalign is that your aligners are removable, so there are virtually no food restrictions. You can easily maintain good oral hygiene, and you can even sparingly remove the aligners for important events.

For more information on Invisalign, please see our Invisalign FAQ page.

Schedule a Consultation with Braceland Orthodontists Today!

Do any of these treatment options sound like the right choice for you? If you feel ready to explore the orthodontic magic of braces or Invisalign, or simply have questions you’re interested in asking, feel free to call us at (416) 497-2122 to reach our North Scarborough office. You’re also welcome to visit our appointment request page online. We hope to hear from you soon!