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Am I Too Old for Invisalign?

I’m an old biddy in my late 60s. However, that doesn’t mean I have stopped caring about my appearance. I do what I can. One thing that has always bothered me was my crooked teeth. I just never had the money to do anything about it. Now I do. I don’t really want a mouth full of metal at my age though. My neighbors teen has something called Invisalign which lets her straighten her teeth without people knowing. If her mother hadn’t told me she had them, I’d have never known she had anything on her teeth. Am I too old for this procedure?


Dear Carol,

Invisalign aligners


I’m glad you are in a position to fix something that has always bothered you. That’s a great feeling. I have some great news for you. Invisalign has no age restrictions. In fact, there is a group of Invisalign dentists who have a study group. They once took a survey of their members of the age of their Invisalign patients. The oldest from that group was 80. You are just a pup!

You are going to love the convenience of Invisialign. It has a very high patient satisfaction rate too. There is no chance of food getting stuck in any wires or brackets so you can eat whatever you want. Plus, cleaning your teeth is simple. You just remove the aligners and then brush and floss they way you normally do. Just make sure you wear them for the prescribed amount of time and you should see results in no time.

Though general dentists offer this service, it would be ideal if you could find an orthodontist who also does Invisalign. This way you have the benefit of their specialized training in teeth movements.

This blog is brought to you by Bee Cave Orthodontist Dr. Alberto Tostado.