If you look around these days at work, school or just out in public, you may notice that there are a lot more people with braces than ever before. So, what’s the reason for this? Are people’s teeth getting worse? Is the population getting more and more aware of the importance of oral health? Or is everyone just more concerned about their appearance than ever before? Well, the answer is yes to all of the above, for the most part at least. Braces are certainly more common today than ever before, and there are a lot of reasons why this is true.
People Are More Aware About Their Oral Health
Let’s start with the oral health angle. Today, while there is more awareness about the importance of oral health than ever before, the diet and brushing habits of young people aren’t as good as they ought to be. Lots of sugary foods that can lead to tooth decay, along with infrequent and insufficient brushing habits are leading to the early loss of baby teeth in children. This early loss of baby teeth can lead to the development of crooked teeth among adults, which often leads to issues like tooth decay, gum disease and even a misaligned jaw structure. All of these issues require treatment with braces to get them fixed. Once teeth are straightened, it is far easier to properly care for them, meaning adult teeth will more than likely stay healthier for longer thanks to braces.
Straight Teeth Are Attractive
Straight teeth aren’t just healthier, they are often seen as an attractive feature. This notion has also contributed to the increase in people wearing braces today. It has also helped remove a lot of the stigma attached to having braces. Before, many people, especially teens may have been hesitant to get braces due to social pressures. These days, most people see braces as more acceptable than having crooked teeth, thus removing a lot of the stigma associated with them. Furthermore, new developments in oral health has improved the way braces look, with technologies like smaller brackets and clear treatment options. At the end of the day, all of this contributes to the increased use of braces among people of all ages.
If you are thinking its time to improve the health and appearance of your teeth and mouth, be sure to contact the friendly staff at South Surrey Smiles today to arrange a free consultation today!