Why are more people choosing to have braces?

January 6, 2020 by Dr Paul Abrahams

Invisalign

Invisible Braces

invisible bracesOften, we hear the word ‘braces’ and automatically imagine heavy-duty, silver train-track wires dominating the surface of a bookish teenager’s teeth…

Thankfully – we can safely say this is a dated stereotype!

At Smile More Dental Care, the majority of our patients are adults, and there have been vast changes in beliefs (and treatment methods) regarding adults getting braces.

Veneers remain a popular option for adults who are not happy with their smile.

However, there are a number of affordable, less-invasive procedures available for those who are looking to straighten their teeth regain their confidence in their smile.

We believe there are several factors responsible for this shift in trends and the normalisation of adults with braces:

1. Celeb culture has normalised braces

Inarguably, we live in a more ‘switched on’ culture, where we are constantly looking at other people’s appearances while constructing and curating the display our own appearances online and in real life. 

This leads to a feeling of increased scrutiny.

traditional bracesPeople see ‘perfect smiles’ on their favourite celebrities on TV, or even on non-famous ‘influencers’ on Instagram and want to upgrade their smile.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to look good and feel better about yourself, and if we can provide the treatment to help you achieve this ideal smile, then why not do it?

If you feel bad about your smile, and you are continually seeing images of people with smiles you wish you had, it is understandable that you would choose to have an incognito braces treatment.

2. Advances in cosmetic dentistry

It is not just down to celebrity culture that has resulted in more adults choosing to have braces.

We have to give some credit to the impressive advancements in the cosmetic dentistry industry.

Advances in technology mean we are able to offer more efficient, more effective and more affordable treatments for all of our patients.

Silver train-tracks are no longer the only teeth-straightening treatments, and we have multiple other solutions to offer including:

One of the biggest revolutions for cosmetic dentistry technology has been 3-D scanning and rapid prototyping.

3D captureThe technology involves an advanced digital camera which captures a 3-D image of the teeth and converts this to a 3-D computer model on the computer screen.

This allows us the advantage of seeing the teeth in a way that was not possible before.

 Additionally, advances have meant that there are many alternative options to typical train-track braces, such as discreet Invisalign or Six Month Smiles (click here for reviews).

The number of different options means there is usually a braces treatment suitable whatever your requirements, whether that is a requirement based on your financial situation, or the desire to have a more subtle or faster treatment.

Find out more about how you can achieve a smile you feel good about… 

It seems the trend will continue, as more adults are choosing to have straight teeth.

We believe it is a wonderful time to see people making this investment for themselves and choosing to improve their confidence in one of the most effective ways.

At Smile More Dental Care, we dont just see dentistry as a treatment for issues with the mouth and gums. We take our care past this.

Call us today on 020 7586 1210 or book online here.

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