Never too late for a perfect smile

Never too late for a perfect smile

The numbers of people aged 50+ getting cosmetic dental work has been increasing in recent years. The trend is linked to the greater affordability of Orthodontic work and the use of new technologies to accelerate treatment.

Walpole: The Specialist Orthodontists are a Thames Ditton based surgery that have been leading the field for over 20 years. The have noticed an increase of patients up to 70 years old beginning their first treatments for a brand new smile.

They say:

“Getting treatment to improve a smile at any age notably improves a patient’s quality of life. The results often lead to spike in confidence and self-worth. A new lease of life awaits any of our patients, and with the employment of the very latest in orthodontic technology, we can ensure your treatment is as quick and painless as possible.”

Mary 70, was a patient at Walpole and testified to the benefits of treatment:

I worried about increasingly crooked teeth. I now find myself really pleased with the result, not only cosmetically but even more because I am now able to keep all my teeth properly cleaned and free of the gum disease which threatened them. So thank you to all the team who each contributed to the well-being of a 70 year old” – Mary

image007According to the British Orthodontic Society, more than one million people are looking to braces to bring a beautiful smile back to their faces, rather than undergoing alternative invasive treatments. The biggest factor putting people off seeking treatment is the time it is perceived to take. Walpole however are among a select few surgeries to use the Acceledent device, which uses focused vibrations to reduce treatment time by around 50%.

As well as cosmetic benefits, Orthodontic correction could repair or prevent a number of health problems. When the teeth don’t meet correctly, the muscles of the jaw often strain, causing jaw and joint problems and even chronic headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly, reduce muscle strain and prevent further health issues.

It’s never too late for a perfect smile, so if you’re interested in finding more information about treatments for the over 50s, visit:

One in five Orthodontic patients is now an Adult. Will you be among them?