According to an article in Lavender magazine, orthodontics are not just for teens or kids anymore. More and more adults are looking for a way to correct their smiles and gain confidence. According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, more than one million Americans older than 18 are wearing braces. There’s a similar trend occurring with Invisalign in Singapore, as more professionals recognise the important of a great smile for their careers and personal relationships.
Celebrities and Braces
Celebrities are no strangers to personal enhancement. Many of them wear braces or Invisalign trays to adjust their teeth or to maintain their current smile. In fact, Tom Cruise wore ceramic braces for a while when he was around 40 years old. At age 45, country singer Faith Hill sported braces at the Grammy Awards.
Professionals Seeking Better Smiles
Dr. Jesse Veil, an orthodontist and member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), mentions that in the suburban offices he visits, around 25 percent of the patients are adults, while the others are under 18. However, he says that “in our downtown Minneapolis skyway location, 100 percent of our patients are adults.” In a professional hub like that, the people getting their teeth fixed are those with established careers. They recognise how important their smiles are, whether they’re smiling for a photo op, presenting an innovation to industry leaders, or networking at cocktail parties.
In the busy city-nation of Singapore, success is highly valued. A beautiful smile is one more step to help you climb upward, towards your goals. No matter what your job is or what your personal relationships may be, your smile is important. It’s one of the first things people notice about you. Plus, when you’re happy with your smile, you tend to be more confident in your behaviour as well.
The Adaptability of Your Teeth
Teeth can be moved and adjusted, no matter how old you are. Perhaps your teeth once looked great, but with age and wear they have become crooked or overcrowded. Maybe you have always wanted a better smile, but for multiple reasons, you never pursued it. There is still time to realise that dream.
The Availability of New Options
In the past, metal braces were the only viable option for effectively moving teeth. Now, thanks to modern technology, other choices are available to you, including the nearly invisible Invisalign trays. These trays fit over your teeth and adjust them by increments. They are practically transparent, so they are barely noticeable by the people you interact with every day. If you do need traditional braces, you can try ceramic ones that are translucent and much less noticeable than the iconic metal ones.
The Possibility of Future Problems
Do you have a problem with your bite or with your teeth that is an inconvenience to you right now? That problem will only get worse as you age, and it could cause serious issues with your jaw. Your teeth can wear down or decay because of crookedness, overcrowding, or misalignment. Dealing with those issues as early as possible is key to ensuring a more comfortable, healthy future for your teeth. People are living longer lives in this century, so it’s wise to invest in your teeth so they will last as long as possible.
When you’re ready to invest in your smile and in your oral health, contact Orchard Scotts Dental for an appointment. We also provide a variety of other treatments for your teeth, including dental implants, whitening, gum reshaping, and crowns. Visit our pleasant offices for a consultation, and we’ll set up a treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you want.
Source: Lavender Magazine,2 Feb, 2017