how old is too old for braces

Dr. Sue Liebman and the team at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics near Caroll Gardens don’t want prospective orthodontic patients to think that they are “too old” for braces. Starting from the moment you lose your last baby tooth and even after all of your adult teeth have grown in, you may be a candidate for braces. Braces can help improve your smile no matter what your age may be. Dr. Sue Liebman will be able to assess your orthodontic needs and determine the best orthodontic treatment plan for you.

Why do I need braces?

A healthy mouth and teeth contribute to your overall well-being. Braces are used to help correct or restore the alignment of your teeth, fix crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, or an incorrect jaw position. Dr. Sue Liebman knows that patients with orthodontic problems at any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

 How long will I need braces?

Your braces may be on anywhere from 18 to 30 months, in order for your teeth and jaw to properly align. Patients with more extreme malocclusions may need to have their braces on longer. The goal, however, is for you to have the straight teeth and perfect smile you’ve been working so hard toward.

How much do braces cost?

The average cost of braces may vary depending on the time you will need them and the type of appliance you are using. At Brooklyn Orthodontics, there is typically a down-payment that is due within the first month of treatment followed by a monthly-fee for a specific number of months. At your free consultation, a definite figure will be established which the patient is under no obligation to start.

At Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics, we work with and participate in numerous insurance plans and unions. Our staff will assist you in developing a payment plan that most affordably meets your needs. We even offer interest-free payment installments broken down over the length of active treatment.

Different appliances are chosen by the overall health and lifestyle of the patient. Invisalign aligners for adults maybe a course of treatment if your career heavily depends on your appearance or simply if you prefer to under-go orthodontic treatment with your appliances being undetectable. For more severe cases metal or ceramic (clear) braces for adults maybe another path for you.

 How will I look with braces?

Dr. Sue Liebman has treated many adults with braces, and promises you that they look completely normal. When you’re wearing braces, all you should think about is how amazing it will feel to have a new straight and healthy smile. All of your hard work toward keeping your braces nice and clean will pay off in the end, and you will have that bright healthy-looking smile you’ve always wanted.

Don’t let your age or insecurities about your appearance with braces get in the way of fixing your teeth. Contact us today and make an appointment to see Dr. Sue Liebman and the team at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics near Caroll Gardens. Call us at: 718-622-6741


Dr. Sue Liebman has been a board certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics for over 10-years. A board certified orthodontist has undergone a rigorous testing process that involves years of preparation in order to demonstrate an increased level of proficiency and expertise in the field. She strives to stay abreast of the latest techniques and technologies and incorporating them into her practice to afford her patients with the most appropriate care available.