Dear Dr Bobby, Are you ever too old to have braces?
As far as I am aware, I hold the Australian record for treating the oldest person with braces. Cheryl was 86 years old when she broke her lower front tooth, which couldn’t be fixed. Cheryl didn’t want to be left with an embarrassing gap so she asked me if it was possible to close the gap. I put them on, and the process took approximately 6 months. Cheryl was delighted that she didn’t have to wear a denture. The simple fact is: If you have teeth, then you’re never too old for them!