Can I go in for braces?
Q: I am 27 years old. I want to go in for braces because one of my front teeth has come forward but the problem is that the adjoining tooth on the right side has moved backwards. One dentist has suggested a cap because of the obstacle (adjoining tooth) and also because of my age. Please suggest?
A:Age is no bar as far as feasibility of treatment with braces is concerned. These days patients in the age group of 40 years plus are going in for braces and with 100% results. Most likely a cap is not going to solve your problem because it seems you have overlapping teeth and the position of the teeth needs to be changed. This is possible only with braces. So go ahead and get in touch with an ORTHODONTIST in your area.