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Oh I thought you were asking whether you were too old for trouser braces, how disappointing.
I have no experience to offer although I think investing in your teeth is wise - unlike clothes, they have to last you the rest of your life.
However I think we're always more conscious of our own physical 'flaws' than other people are. It sounds as if you weren't particularly aware of the issue until it was pointed out to you? If that's the case then I very much doubt whether anyone else has noticed.
never too old but as we grow older our teeth still move so you will maybe need a brace to wear overnight to keep them in place for best results. It also depends on the condition of teeth and gums whether you can start treatment or not.
I have an overbite too. Personally it doesn't bother me, but my front teeth are straight (ish). At this point in my life 40s I would prefer to spend the money on interesting holidays with dd and continuing to do up our house. If to you the money is worth it, absolutely go for it, but I wouldn't get it done just because you can and a dentist has pointed it out to you. Friday my lovely private dentist has never suggested I should get mine fixed, although I'm sure he would happily take lots of money off me if I raised it☺️
Absolutely not too old at all! There are lots of older people who choose to have braces. I'm 28 and have braces. The problem is when you get older your teeth become a little looser, that's just a natural thing. If you decide to have them, please go with an orthodontist and not a dentist as they're specifically trained in the movement of teeth. They will do a panoramic x ray to see how well rooted your teeth are, take moulds etc the cost can be quite a lot. Depending on how severe your overbite is, or how long treatment will take, are you prepared to wear braces for (in some cases) 2+ years? The adjustments are painful. You won't be able to eat hard crunchy things. It'll give you tmj temporarily as your teeth are moving. Your teeth won't meet, it can be annoying. You might find hidden cavities that need filling. You might need teeth out so that all of your teeth can fit properly.
These are just a few downfalls.
The positives are your confidence will change, you'll smile more. You'll want to be in photos more with a full smile. You'll take care of your teeth more (because braces are hard work).
I had an overbite and had braces (not just for that but for other issues too) and in my initial consultation the orthodontist said that getting rid of the overbite is aesthetically nicer (it opens your smile) and apparently women are more prone to jaw issues in later life which an overbite doesn't help with.
Mine cost £3.5k, but I had the ceramic ones. So proper train tracks but the brackets glued to your teeth are tooth coloured and therefore less obvious. IMO the extra cost is worth it.
Adult teeth move surprisingly quickly too, so you probably wouldn't be in them for long if it's just straightening them.
By the end the only thing I couldn't eat was apples as you bite down into them. There were other things I could eat, but were better in the privacy of my own home (chocolate cake stuck in braces anyone? ).