What's the Right Age to Get Clear Aligners?

From junior high on through our golden years, one thing we always want is a beautiful smile. At Motto™, we specialize in crafting smiles for the ages—for people at almost any age.

For ages 12-ish and up 

One common misconception people have about how clear aligners work is that their mouths are too young and malleable or too old and frail for treatment to work. The fact is that you’re the right age once your adult teeth grow in. For most folks that’s around 12-14 years old. After that, it’s never too late to straighten your smile.

It’s actually bone density—not age—that determines how effective your clear aligners treatment will be. Whether you’re young, old or somewhere in the middle, your teeth will move when pressure is applied to them, plain and simple. Of course, since clear aligners work best when people wear them at least 22 hours per day, patients of all ages should be ready to make that commitment. The payoff can be huge—most Motto patients complete treatment in less than 6 months.¹

What aligners do for teens

A straighter smile is a healthier smile because it means better bone health and it makes brushing and flossing easier. That becomes even more important as our teeth get older. Motto clear aligners can help with your overall bone health so you can keep your natural teeth healthy for the rest of your life.

Helping all ages

From prom pics to pics with your grandkids, you deserve a smile that looks and feels great at every age. Your Motto team is here to make sure you say cheese with confidence.

¹Average patient treatment plan lasts 5.4 months. Results may vary.

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