Adult orthodontics – why you’re never too old for braces

The demand for ‘adult’ or ‘invisible’ orthodontics here at Blossom Dental Care reflects a growing trend in the dental industry. Braces are no longer seen as the domain of teenagers, thanks to a number of discreet alternatives to the traditional wire ‘train track’ braces we may have associated with teeth straightening in the past.

Brace-wearing celebrities such as Dakota Fanning, Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani, Danny Glover, Nicholas Cage and Delta Goodrem are helping to pave the way for individuals who might previously have dismissed orthodontic treatment as a missed opportunity.

Why are adult orthodontics, such as Invisalign, so appealing?

If you are someone who is considering adult orthodontics, then the chances are that it was suggested that you wear a brace as a teenager. Of course, your priorities were probably different in those halcyon days of raging hormones and adolescence. You may have refused a brace because you were worried about how it would look or because you didn’t consider the long-term implications of having crooked teeth.

Our lives and priorities change as adults. We find that, rightly or wrongly, people are judged on their appearance, and that a confident smile can open doors to new opportunities. You may now long for straighter teeth to give you the confidence to shine in your working and personal life.

The appeal of adult orthodontics is that these teeth straightening solutions have been designed with a view to discretion and aesthetics. Using clear aligners, tooth coloured materials, or devices placed behind the teeth, for example, it is possible to give you a straighter smile using an orthodontic device that is almost invisible to the casual observer.

Today’s adult orthodontic solutions reflect the demand for an effective treatment option that lets you carry on with your busy life. You can speak in meetings, attend appointments, or continue in a public facing role with confidence.

Adult orthodontics at Blossom Dental Care

Here at Blossom Dental Care, we see clients on an almost daily basis who want to know more about their orthodontic options. The good news is that aligners and braces are suitable for the majority of people, regardless of their age, as long as they are dentally fit.

We see significant demand for fast-acting adult orthodontic systems, such as Six Month Smiles and the Invisalign, at Blossom Dental Care. This may be because the shorter treatment times can reduce the costs of orthodontic treatment and enable you to put your crooked teeth (and resulting lack of confidence) behind you in as little as four to six months.

Different adult orthodontic solutions are appropriate for different people and different problems. The best way to find out what would be right for you (and the associated costs) is to speak to your dentist about your individual needs.

To find out more about adult orthodontics at Blossom Dental Care, simply book an appointment, and we will be happy to discuss your options.