Adults make braces cool again

Nearly 32 percent of orthodontic patients in 2023 were adults, according to a study by Marketplace. It’s a jump from two years ago, when a quarter of U.S. ortho patients were adults, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. 

The perception of adult braces has evolved from embarrassing to unremarkable. They can be viewed as both a necessity and a fashion accessory. Advancements in orthodontic treatments, such as lingual braces positioned behind the teeth or ceramic braces blending in with enamel cater to individuals who may be conscious about the appearance of traditional metal braces.

The overall trend indicates a growing acceptance and popularity of adult braces.

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