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Why Are Adult Braces Becoming Popular? Marietta, GA

Why Are Adult Braces Becoming Popular?

Traditional Braces in Marietta

The braces market has seen a dramatic shift in recent years, with the majority of braces now being purchased for adult patients rather than children. From Invisalign braces to traditional braces, there are numerous reasons adult braces have become so popular. This blog post will explore why braces are becoming more popular among adults and the benefits they can provide. Traditionally braces were used to treat children with orthodontic issues. However, there has been an increasing trend of adult braces in recent years. The popularity of braces for adults is due to several factors, including the innovation and availability of braces for adults and the improved cosmetic appeal that braces offer today.

Benefits of Adult Braces

There are numerous benefits that adult braces can provide. Some of these include:


The materials used in braces today are much more aesthetically pleasing than those used in the past. This is especially important for adults who want braces to be as discreet and attractive as possible.

Improved Health:

Braces can help improve oral health by straightening teeth and eliminating issues such as cavities or gum disease that may have been caused by misalignment of teeth.

Improved Confidence:

Braces can give adults the confidence boost they need to go out and make a great first impression. This can be especially important for those who have felt embarrassed or anxious about their smile.


Braces are becoming increasingly convenient, with some able to work in as little as six weeks. This makes braces an attractive option for adults who don’t have the time or money for a more involved orthodontic process.

Traditional Braces:

Traditional braces are still popular among adults, especially those with complex orthodontic issues that need to be corrected. Traditional braces are also the cheapest option, making them attractive for those with a tight budget.


Invisalign braces are becoming increasingly popular among adults because they are virtually invisible when worn and don’t require bulky braces to be attached to the teeth. Invisalign braces are also more comfortable than traditional braces, making them a great option for those who want braces but don’t want to feel uncomfortable wearing them.


Adult braces have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their numerous benefits and the availability of braces designed specifically for adults. From traditional braces to Invisalign braces and more, numerous braces options can help adults achieve the beautiful smile they desire.



1. How long do braces take to work?

The amount of time required for braces to work varies depending on the type of braces you are using and the severity of your orthodontic issues. Traditional braces typically take 12-24 months to work, while Invisalign braces can often be completed in as little as six weeks.

2. Are braces painful?

Most people report only mild discomfort when getting braces. However, this varies from person to person. Your orthodontist will be able to discuss any pain management options with you before braces being fitted.

3. Are braces only used for cosmetic reasons?

No, braces can also be used to correct several oral health issues, such as cavities or gum disease that may have been caused by the misalignment of teeth.


Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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