MORE ADULTS SEEK BRACES...
(Posted on 18/08/16)
Figures released by the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) reveal the rising number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK.
A new survey, conducted in June 2016, and designed to gather data about adult orthodontics in the UK, was sent to orthodontists working in high street practices.
Survey findings reveal:
- 75% of respondents are seeing an increase in adult treatment.
- Key drivers for treatment appear to be heightened awareness of adult orthodontics alongside rising expectations on how treatment can positively impact on both appearance and well-being.
- Of adult patients treated: 66% of patients are 26-40 year olds and 23% are 41 or over. More than 10% are 18-25
Orthodontics isn't simply about straight teeth but can make a difference to your appearance, your bite and overall health. It's a speciality that blends art and science.
To meet the rising demand for adult orthodontics BOS recently launched The BOS Guide: Orthodontics for Adults - designed for patients to read before they see a clinician. It covers all aspects of orthodontic decision-making: why, how, where and who. Each section has key points or tips which guide the patient towards getting the information they need to make the right choice for them.
You can see a helpful video here: Orthodontics: making the right choices for you
Alison Murray, President of the British Orthodontic Society, says:
"We welcome the growth of interest in orthodontic treatment. Many adults who have undergone orthodontic treatment report higher levels of self-esteem and their quality of life is often significantly improved."
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