As we've reported numerous times on this blog, adult braces are quickly growing in popularity. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 1.2 million adults in the United States are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. As more working professionals discover the benefits of straightening their teeth, one can only expect these figures to increase. This trend seems to be the case across the pond as well, as many adults in the United Kingdom are improving their smiles, according to healthcare search engine WhatClinic.com.
WhatClinic's analysis found that over the past year, the demand for adult braces in Britain has risen 46 percent.
"Increased emphasis on having perfect teeth, especially amongst celebrities, has resulted in a surge in popularity for adult braces across the UK," Caelen King, the website's CEO, said in a press release. "Demand for teeth straightening is higher than it has ever been. The choice has never been as great but – with so many options available – it can be hard to know what's right for you."
In recent years more treatment options favorable to adults have appeared, making braces more appealing to working professionals. According to the report, clear orthodontic appliances like lingual braces and Invisalign trays have seen the most growth. These products allow wearers to undergo effective treatment without having to worry about how they are perceived by colleagues.
If you have always wanted to improve your smile, it's not too late to make a change. To learn more, your best source of information is a New York City orthodontist. Contact the friendly staff at Upper Eastside Orthodontists today to schedule a free initial consultation.