Braces ‘are no longer unfashionable’
Increasing numbers of adults are opting for orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign and Inman Aligners, to improve the appearance of their smile, it has emerged.
Dr Pravesh Solanki from Cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk, revealed that dental professionals have seen a 40 per cent rise in requests for the corrective fixtures in recent years.
The expert suggested that the increase in media focus on dazzling Hollywood smile has resulted in a reduced stigma surrounding braces, making them a fashionable accessory.
In addition, Dr Solanki claimed that the popularity of reality makeover shows has highlighted the benefits of cosmetic dentistry for image-conscious individuals.
He stated: "The increase in media attention to look good and feel better … and the drop in price for these treatments has made them more accessible to everyone and not just celebrities."
High profile figures such as Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Tom Cruise have all received orthodontic treatment to improve the alignment of their teeth.