Braces are certainly becoming more common for adults. Now, there are
multiple options for types of braces you can wear, making it easier, more convenient, and less noticeable.
1. Many Celebrities Wore Braces as Adults
If you think that braces are just for kids, remember that many celebrities
have been wearing them – as adults! Stars such as Tom Cruise, Katy
Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Gwen Stefani, and Faith Hill, among others, have
had them. Faye Dunaway even had them installed at the age of 61.
2. 4 Million People Are Wearing Them Now
While those who are thinking about braces tend to think they are the only
ones, the truth is that there are about 4 million people in the United
States wearing them right now. This is because they, or their parents,
realize the benefit of getting straight and beautiful teeth. While most
of this number, about 3 million, are less than 18 years old, it still
means there are about 1 million adults wearing braces for better looking teeth.
3. There Are Several Styles of Braces
If you are especially concerned about wearing braces as an adult, you have
some options. Of course, the most common type is the standard metal wires.
Ceramic braces are made out of clear, transparent, ceramic materials. This makes them
much less noticeable.
4. Braces Can Be Placed Behind the Teeth
types of braces are called lingual braces. They work the same way as traditional braces
but are placed behind the teeth. This makes it easy to hide them and few
people will ever know you are wearing them.
5. Braces Can Be Invisible
A system of clear plastic aligners can be designed to fit right over your
teeth. Most people will never even know you are wearing them! You are
given a set of these aligners which need to be changed about every two
weeks. They work the same way as braces, slowly moving your teeth into
position. A strong advantage is that they are removable at any time, but
do need to be worn about 22 hours each day.