Prashant S.

If your teeth have been protruding but stable in their position during the last 20 years or so, and there's nothing new or different about your current dental situation, then there's no real reason to expect that your teeth would begin to change their position.

What might cause them to begin to shift is if something has changed with you dentally that either places heavier biting forces on your front teeth (like having had back teeth extracted) or else makes it so your teeth are less able to withstand the forces they function under (such would be the case if gum disease was present, which you state isn't).

If you're in good dental health, then there's no reason not to consider having braces at your age. Two primary concerns associated with treating patients in your age group would be:
1) Increased risk for developing gum disease during orthodontic treatment because performing proper oral home care (brushing and flossing) is more difficult when you have braces.
2) What type of retainer wear (how often, how much, how many years) will be required after your orthodontic treatment has been completed.

Good luck with your decision.

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