Results of a recent study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists shows that most adults say that they’ve experienced improvements in their interpersonal relationships and careers after they’ve undergone orthodontic treatment. Three-quarters of those surveyed said that they have enjoyed significant improvements in both their professional and personal lives and over 90 percent surveyed said they’d recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.
The survey asked respondents about their pre-treatment concerns such as what others may think about them wearing braces, how they’ll look and whether or not they’re too old for braces. While 71 percent of the survey participants did have such concerns before beginning orthodontic treatment, the majority said that these concerns ceased to continue once they actually began treatment.
A Beautiful, Healthy Smile Matters
The study proves that a healthy, beautiful smile plays a leading role in personal and professional success. Today, a record number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment as more and more people are realizing it’s never too late to improve their smile and that braces are not just for kids. And, because orthodontists now offer their patients many treatment options, adults can choose from a variety of different types of braces to straighten their teeth and beautify their smiles.
The AAO is encouraging anyone at any age to consult an orthodontist to find out if they could benefit from treatment. Members of the AAO were treating over 5,875,000 patients in 2012, a 20 percent increase over 2010. More males are also opting for treatment including 44 percent of all adult patients, a 29 percent increase since 2010.
OrthoAccel Technologies understands the importance of a beautiful smile and is proud to offer technology that helps accelerate the orthodontic treatment process. AcceleDent Aura, used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, can help accelerate tooth movement by up to 50 percent. We’re very pleased that we can help adults achieve the smiles they’ve always dreamed of — at any age!