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Survey Reveals That Adults Are Now Opting For Dental Braces

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It is no longer surprising for adults to consider Harrisburg braces to achieve a beautiful smile. It is very likely that the adult patient’s crooked or misaligned teeth were not treated during the teenage years. It is possible for the teeth to return to their previous position because retainer braces were not used post-braces to keep the teeth in the new position.

According to some orthodontists, more and more adults are choosing dental braces to have straighter teeth. Dental braces often cost thousands of pounds and take months or years for the treatment to be completed and yet The British Orthodontic Society says that number adults seeking orthodontic treatment remains high. It seems that prices do not discourage adults from having braces.

Survey results reveal that majority of adult patients are between the 26 and 55 age bracket with most of them women. However, the number of men seeking orthodontic treatment is also increasing. Orthodontic treatment is usually done through braces to improve the alignment and appearance of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth.

Although braces are suggested to teens when their adult teeth are coming out at age 12, many adults are visiting orthodontists for the same treatment. Some of the adults have had braces during their younger years but they either lost or forgot their retainers so that their teeth moved back to the former position.

Shauna Anderson had braces when she was 12 years old but she did not wear a retainer. Now, she is in her late 20’s and wants a confident smile. She regrets not being able to wear a retainer during her teens; otherwise she would not have a problem with her smile.

Donna Law is a 42-year old mother of two who did not wear braces during childhood. After being conscious with her teeth for years, she decided to have braces. After all, people older than her are wearing braces without any self-consciousness

If is acceptable for adults to wear Harrisburg braces that consist of small metal brackets that are bonded to the teeth. Innovations in technology have introduced clear braces that are not too noticeable for adults who want to keep the orthodontic treatment private.