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Can Adults Wear Braces?

 
Chapter: Is Ortho Treatment Different for Adults?

Like children, adults can receive the same benefit of an improved smile and oral health from wearing braces. However, since adults are no longer growing, treatment may take longer than it does for teenagers. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to three years. After braces are removed, you may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of your treatment.

 
Reviewed: January 2012