Most people associate orthodontic treatment with teenagers. However, in recent years, there has been a huge increase in the number of adults who have chosen to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Why has orthodontic treatment become so popular?
There are two main reasons why adult orthodontic treatment has become so popular. The first is the boom in celebrity culture and the growth in popularity of the beauty and cosmetics industry. Nowadays, we are more conscious of our looks than ever before and more people are undergoing treatments and procedures to improve the way they look. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more popular each year and a huge range of treatments are now available.
The other main reason for the boom in orthodontic treatment is the introduction of several new treatments. Many people still think of orthodontic treatment as bulky, metal braces. However, this is no longer the case and a huge range of innovative, modern new treatments are now available. Many of the treatments involve very fine and discreet braces, removable devices and specially designed aligners, which are invisible to others.
What treatments are available?
Many people still choose traditional fixed braces but an increasingly large proportion of adults opting to go for orthodontic treatment are going for newer, faster and more discreet treatments. Recently, a large number of treatments have come onto the market and design teams have taken treatment time, comfort and aesthetics into account.
One of the most popular treatments on the market is Invisalign, which is an innovative system that involves the patient wearing a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. The aligners are designed to encourage the teeth to move in the right direction; each one is work for two weeks and then replaced with the next one in the series. Invisalign is really popular because the aligners are invisible to other people because they are made from clear plastic. They are also removable, which enables people to eat what they want and brush their teeth properly.
Six Month Smile braces are also becoming very popular, as they produce amazing results in just six short months. This makes it an ideal treatment for people who want quick results and are maybe preparing for a big event, like a wedding for example. The braces work by targeting the front teeth, as they are visible when you smile.
The Inman Aligner is another innovative new treatment, which can produce very quick results for people with minor orthodontic problems that affect their front teeth. The removable device is comprised of a coil spring, and this is positioned on the back of the teeth, while a minute metal bar is placed along the front of the teeth. The two component parts of the aligner generate forces, which makes the teeth move in the right direction.
How to choose the right treatment
With all these new treatments on offer, choosing the right one for you may be a daunting task and you may find that you are swamped with information. The best thing to do is to arrange a consultation with your dentist. They will take a look at your teeth and discuss the treatments with you, and then they will advise you which treatment would be best based on your oral health and orthodontic problems, your desired look and your budget.
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