Adults give each other recommendations about what clothes to buy, foods to eat and movies to watch, so it should come as no surprise that they would trade opinions about improving their oral health.

According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 92 percent of adults who have undergone orthodontic treatment said that they would recommend braces for their friends or relatives. So if you've been on the fence about getting adult braces, you just need to look to the thousands of adults who are happy with their new and improved smiles. 

"This survey validates that a healthy, beautiful smile can be a critical factor when it comes to personal and professional success," said Dr. Gayle Glenn, president of the AAO, in a press release. "Adults are seeking treatment in record numbers and we encourage anyone, at any age, to consult an orthodontist to learn if they could benefit from treatment. It's never too late to move healthy teeth."

The majority of the individuals surveyed said that they had initial reservations about working with an orthodontist. Their biggest concerns were their age, and how they would be perceived by their friends and colleagues. After treatment began, however, most of the survey's respondents said that their fears subsided. 

Having braces today is much different than what people may remember as children. Although the traditional metal variety is still available, there are also options for invisible and clear braces. Adults interested in improving their smile and oral health should get in contact with a New York City orthodontist today. 

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