Many adults will reflect on their childhood and be horrified by memories of awkward dental treatments. However, with so many developments in cosmetic dentistry, more adults are now considering teeth straightening.
With modern dental practices having so much to offer and being able to offer treatments that meet tailored needs, there is no surprise that there has been an increase in interest.
A recent survey conducted among 1,000 UK residents reported that 76% wanted to change an aspect of their appearance. This survey also expressed that 40% of Brits are interested in receiving cosmetic treatment within the following 12 months. But out of all the possible treatments available, cosmetic dentistry came top, above fillers and Botox.
With 43% of those surveyed in the UK considering whitening, veneers or Invisalign* here’s why teeth straightening is so tempting:
Many people look into cosmetic dentistry simply to enhance their appearance. Teeth straightening for a brand new smile can transform your facial appearance completely. In the UK, 35% of those surveyed said their motivation was to look as good as they feel, while 22% want to combat ageing and look more youthful.
Others also believe that teeth straightening can help to them to appear more professional and hygienic and that a beaming smile can make you seem more approachable and welcoming.
Physical Health Benefits
Not only is teeth straightening aesthetically pleasing, it is also healthier. When your teeth are spaced too widely apart, your gums can become red and inflamed. Contrarily, if your teeth are crooked or over crowded they can be difficult to clean, leading to plaque build up and tooth decay. Therefore, straightening your smile can reduce health risks and improve oral hygiene.
The survey stated that the top reason for interest in cosmetic dentistry was to improve self-esteem.
Our appearance can contribute greatly to how we feel about ourselves and how we present socially, so feeling confident with your appearance can help our self-esteem to soar. Not only will this allow you to walk proudly, it will encourage your confidence in social situations and professional settings.
With the growing interest in health and wellbeing, more people are taking their dental health seriously. With developments like Invisalign, it is more appealing than ever for older generations who did not have convenient treatments growing up. Modern treatments are a lot more comfortable, convenient and effective compared to traditional options and therefore, more adults are looking into teeth straightening than ever before.
Booking Your Appointment
At Marsh House Orthodontics we believe that it is never too late to receive orthodontic treatment. We offer Adult Braces using various modern and advanced Cosmetic Invisible Braces like Invisalign, Lingual and Radiance bracket systems.
Please contact our team today to book your appointment or request your FREE consultation. For more information, call us on 020 8646 6200.
* RealSelf Survey Reveals UK Dental Demand, Dental Review, 3rd January 2019, https://www.dentalreview.news/dentistry/20-cosmetic-dental-surgery/4113-realself-survey-reveals-uk-dental-demand