Until recent years, orthodontic treatment was viewed as being exclusively for teens, with braces symbolising the transition between teenage and young adult life. However, with recent advancements in brace designs, many adults are now having the treatment they need in a less invasive context.
Brace designs with adults in mind
Many adults have historically been put off by the clunky and invasive brace designs available to them. However, brace systems such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign give adult patients greater freedom than older designs of the past. Invisalign is a removable brace type, allowing patients time each day to remove the aligners to eat and brush as normal. This is a huge advantage for patients following particular diets or for those in client-facing roles carrying out workplace presentations.
Six Month Smiles, in contrast, is a fixed treatment that is a modernised version of the traditional brace model but with a subtle design that blends with the shade of your teeth. Notable characteristics are the clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, created to be an exact match for your teeth so they have a minimal impact on your appearance. Six Month Smiles can tackle milder orthodontic issues in as little as six months, as the name suggests. The braces take up less space in your mouth than fixed brace models of the past, making them much more comfortable.
Many celebrities, including Kathy Bates, Niall Horan, and Zara Larsson have endorsed Invisalign and Six Month Smiles treatments, wearing them for public appearances and notable events. This normalisation of brace-wearing adults has certainly made a difference to our perception of teeth-straightening treatment in the modern age.
Finance options at Corner House
The cost of treatment is another reason why many adults avoid getting braces. Here at Corner House, we believe that everyone deserves to have the highest level of treatment and give patients the option to spread the cost of treatment over a period of months, giving you peace of mind.