Adult braces – can I afford them?

3rd October 2018 by cfast-login

A childhood wish to correct a crooked smile came true recently for Manchester-based 24 year old, Jubrul.

And he says it was thanks to the 0% finance opportunities offered at Windsor Dental in Salford that sealed the deal on his cosmetic dental makeover.

Jubrul is delighted with his new smile, which took just eight months in the making, and urges anyone else considering it to view aesthetic dentistry as a long-term and worthwhile investment.

He underwent Cfast teeth straightening, which focuses on the ‘social six’ – or those front teeth that show when we smile.

The cosmetic teeth-straightening system uses ceramic tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets to gently straighten teeth using sound orthodontic clinical principles.

Windsor Dental, which is a premium Cfast provider, also offers its Cfast patients complimentary teeth whitening once the teeth are straight.

Jubrul says: ‘I am now over exaggerating my smile, I just want to show it off. It’s increased my confidence and was the best decision I’ve ever made.’

‘It is an investment – and if you have the money for it, then do it, although 0% finance payment plans are a good thing.’

Before the Cfast braces were affixed to his teeth, Jubrul had four hygiene appointments to ensure his teeth and gums were in excellent condition. Once the treatment began, he says he only had to attend six or seven appointments for the dental team to check progress.

Initially, he had to avoid certain foods that were hard to bit but within two weeks, they had settled.

He says he definitely would recommend Cfast, primarily because of the speed – and, although he ‘wasn’t too fussed’ that they are discreet and only detectable close up, he can see the benefit to others.

Young adults are now up to 10 times more likely to have braces in adulthood than a generation ago, as many more admit that they are unhappy with their smile. Braces have steadily grown in popularity amongst adults in recent years and one study has found one in nine Brits aged 25-34 are having braces in their adulthood (12%), significantly higher than their parents (1%).

The Oral Health Foundation poll also showed that one in four are unhappy with their smile (27%) while nearly two in three are more worried about how their teeth look now compared with five years ago (64%).  Further findings show that just under half of adults suffer from a lack of confidence because of their smile (45%).

The survey also revealed that women are almost twice as likely to have braces in adulthood than men.

The demand for cosmetic dentistry in the UK is steadily increasing and three in four adults questioned say they would feel more confident from receiving a ‘smile makeover’ (76%).

Currently, more than two in three say they never smile in photographs as a result of their smile (70%) while one in ten point to it causing problems in their relationships (10%).  Others believe the appearance of their smile affects their career prospects, determines how they speak or eat in public, and some even reported being bullied because of how their teeth look.

Further results discovered more than a third would not get adult braces because they would feel embarrassed (36%) while one in three over 35 year-olds believe it’s too late to straighten teeth once in adulthood.

Straight teeth help us to keep them clean and healthy because there are fewer awkward areas where toothbrushing may prove difficult or the brush simply cannot reach. Crooked teeth leave us vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease, thanks to the crevices, gaps and hard-to-reach areas where food debris lingers.

The increasing popularity of adult orthodontics is thanks largely to a wider awareness of the importance of a straight, healthy smile. A newly straightened smile can boost confidence in social circles as well as at work and there is a general acceptance that a smile is the first thing we notice about each other when we first meet – especially important when on a first date or at a job interview.

Although teeth-straightening treatment is more affordable than ever before but it can be tough to find a lump sum, which is why having payment options can help manage cash flow.

Some dental practices, such as Windsor Dental, offer this to patients undergoing cosmetic dental treatments.

Be sure to take the opportunity to raise any queries before agreeing the treatment and making an appointment.

Essentially, if there is anything you do not understand, then ask.

The language of dentistry is littered with technical words that mean little to us in the outside world. Nobody expects you to understand any dental ‘jargon’ so, if the clinician wanders into that area of unusual vocabulary, don’t be afraid to ask for a more simple and clear explanation.

Additionally, you can try the practice’s FREE online dental consultation to find out how they can help you achieve the perfect smile.

It’s so quick and easy. Simply upload at least two close-up photographs of your teeth and see what we can do for you.

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