Why More Adults Are Looking for Teeth Straightening Treatments
It was no surprise to read recently that a rising number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. In a survey from the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), seventy-five percent of their members said they were experiencing an uplift in patients asking about and undergoing treatment to straighten teeth and improve the smile.
It is great to see that adult orthodontic treatments are on the rise and below we share our theories about this increase in popularity:
- Increased awareness – One of the main reasons cited in the survey was the increased awareness of the orthodontic treatments available. We think this is partly due to the marketing efforts of orthodontic practices but is also thanks to the celebrity promotion of braces treatments. Well-known names such as Gwen Stefani, Tom Cruise and most recently Andrea Mclean have helped to make it ‘hip’ to have braces.
- Selfie culture – the popularity of the ‘selfie’ means more people are aware about their smile on camera and want to look their best. If you are too embarrassed by your smile to pose for your own photograph, then it is a logical step to enquire about the treatments available to help straighten crooked and wonky teeth or close gaps between teeth to give you back the confidence to smile freely.
- Affordability – over time and with the constant evolution of new treatments, teeth straightening has become more affordable. With many different types of braces to choose from and free consultations available to help determine the best course of treatment, there has never been a better time for adults to transform their smiles.
What results can you expect from orthodontic treatment?
Though the results always differ from individual to individual, those who have adult braces generally report greater self-esteem and an improved quality of life following completion of their treatment. At Northenden House we have helped transform many smiles – just take a look at our cases page to get an idea of the results you can expect.
If you would like to speak to us about the orthodontic treatments available or book an initial free consultation, please call us on 0161 998 2622 or make an enquiry online.
- Blue Horizons