40{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb} Of Us Worry About Our Mouths


A recent survey commissioned by Align Technology, reveals that nearly 40{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb} of us worry about the appearance of our mouth at least once a day, rising to over 50{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb} in the 18-29 age range.

Worries relating to our mouths centre more on teeth, than the peripheries (lips, cheeks, chins). More than half of us worry about the colour of our teeth, while nearly one in four (24{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb}) dislike their “overcrowded, gappy or goofy appearance”.

40{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb} of respondents stated that straightening one’s teeth is the most attractive improvement that can made to the look of the mouth and the majority of those surveyed indicated having their teeth straightened was the greatest improvement they had made to their own mouths. However, a significant number of people are yet to take the step, even though they would like to; nearly a third (31{19761799e1353b7a6a49a5f02d3172230495afcde52b198895f8f3ba7ac759cb}) of respondents would like to change the alignment of their teeth.

Straightening your teeth has never been simpler or more discreet. Yet, many people believe it is too late to straighten their teeth when they reach adulthood; they believe the time to wear fixed, visible braces are the teenage years and that orthodontics may limit what you can eat, affect your speech, what instrument you play, hinder your ability to effectively clean your teeth and impinge on your life in so many other ways.

By contrast the discreet nature of more contemporary method, such as the virtually invisible Invisalign system means it has become one of the most popular and requested orthodontic treatments available for adults.

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