When the idea of braces comes to mind, most would think of teenagers with acne, pimples and an appetite for fast food. Well, now more adults are warming to the idea of having smiles to show off. A 2013 American Association of Orthodontists study reported more adult men are seeking to have braces on their teeth. The data noted 44 percent of the recent uptick of adults obtaining braces in 2012 were men.
The AAO cites that adults often seek braces due to possibilities of career and business improvements. It also noted that many wanted to be able to look for attractive for the opposite sex along with being able to show their teeth when they smile. Many people often missed out on braces due to their family’s inability to afford such. In some cases, the dental insurance parents took out for their children didn’t cover such. Now, as an adult, you can now obtain the smile you always wanted to have.
First, there are more financial options for braces now than previously offered before. Some insurance companies cover a significant portion of them. Or, you are in a career where you can pay out of pocket. You’ll be amazed at the price point and the benefit of the investment. If you currently have insurance, contact your provider. You can also contact us directly to see if we accept your insurance and plans we offer to get you the smile you dream about.
Also, the ‘metal mouth’ look is so 1990. These days, braces take on a new look where they are clear, smaller, and more. The options today allow for you in some cases to still enjoy your favorite foods (albeit still keeping a tab on that sugar intake) and not look like an overgrown teenager when you are at work or in a business meeting. Also, the time-worn varies based on the condition of your teeth and other factors. You’ll have to call us to schedule an appointment to assess your need and for us to give you our professional recommendation.
All in all, there’s no shame or stigma anymore in an adult wearing braces. As a business and career professional, you want to be able to increase your confidence, command the attention you deserve and seal those deals by having the million dollar smile.