Why More and More Adults are Getting Braces

It would be fair to say that, in the past, the process of wearing braces is one that has much more traditionally been associated with childhood and adolescence. Braces have always been a big factor in the media portraying children and teens both on television and in the movies, often a sign of geekiness or a signal to poke fun, but when it comes to adults, braces never seemed to carry as much of a presence in the general population. However, as the years go by, experts in the field are starting to see a change in this trend, with more and more adults choosing to wear braces to align their teeth now than ever before. Here are just a few of many reasons why this might be the case.

Confidence Boost

Today’s adult generation aren’t as worried about putting on a false front anymore in terms of their confidence. They want to be truly confident rather than just acting like it, and if that confidence can come to a person by setting their teeth right after many years, then there is no longer such a stigma in doing so.

Fix Oral Health Problems

Misaligned teeth don’t only prove to be an aesthetic problem, but they can also be the cause for other health issues such as TMJ, a problem relating to the jaw joint. Lots of adults who have been suffering from such problems for years are now turning to braces in order to give themselves some much longer term and in most cases permanent relief. Not to mention, an overcrowded set of teeth can be very difficult to clean, which poses a much bigger risk of things like cavities and plaque developing.

More Discreet Options

Gone are the days of big metal train tracks in your mouth. Today’s braces options are much more discreet, and in some cases, pretty much invisible! In the past, adults might have felt that they were too old to go through the visual process of train track braces, but with today’s discreet alternatives, that is no longer an area of concern when considering whether to go ahead or not.

Financing Options

If your family couldn’t afford braces for you when you were younger, in the past you might have felt like you missed the boat for fixing your teeth, but now that you are an adult who has control of your own finances, you can, along with many others around the world, take advantage of the flexible payment options that can cover the cost of a good quality set of braces to finally achieve that smile you’ve dreamt of for so long.

Please get in touch today for a free consultation with Dr Craig Lewis.