The Unstoppable Rise of Braces for Adults

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Over the last few years, there has been a significant rise in the demand for dental braces for adults. Figures released by The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) found that 66% of orthodontic patients are now aged 26-40 and 22% are 41-55.

Which begs the question: why now?


Improvements in Orthodontic Options for Adults


Advances made in modern treatments are among the main reasons for this increase of adults with braces. With the advent of invisible and clear style braces, gone are the days of painful and prominent “train track” style wires.


Big Names and Big Smiles


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Celebrity culture has also played a part in this growth, with big names like Tom Cruise, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and pop sensation Justin Bieber proudly showing off their adult braces to the press. This exposure has led to many fans getting the same treatment.


Social Media and Selfie Culture


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Some experts believe that social media might be behind it, with millions of users on a mission to find the perfect profile picture. Adults are taking a lot more selfies, and as a result, are beginning to recognize the benefits of having an overall cleaner looking mouth and a sleeker smile.

Benefits of Adult Braces


Getting braces as an adult can be a daunting idea for some, but it doesn’t have to be. Today’s modern appliances offer a wider variety of options that accommodate to all types of lifestyles. No matter your requirements, you’ll find the right device that works for you.

It is also worth mentioning that on top of saving you from the more costly and drastic veneer treatments, adult braces can help you become happier with your smile, boost your self-confidence and overall improve your oral hygiene.

Which Braces Are Best for Adults?


Devices such as Invisalign, Damon, Incognito and Symetri are considered some of the best braces for adults, due to their unobtrusive nature and the fact they cause far less discomfort. These options employ a more natural and less invasive approach that includes ‘lingual’ devices that are fixed out of sight behind the teeth or ceramic braces that blend to the colour of your teeth.

If you would like to speak to one of our orthodontists about seeking adult treatment, book an appointment now by calling us on 020 3733 4187. Alternatively, you can visit our contact us page for more options.

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