Patients ‘want rather than need dental work’
Going to the dentist is no longer a chore, according to the Esthetic Dentistry Dental Group.
Reported in LA Downtown News, the dental group claimed: "Today’s dental culture is shifting. It is moving from a dentistry of ‘needs’ to one of ‘wants’."
"People are flooding dental offices seeking tooth whitening, bonding, veneers and orthodontics," it added.
It explained that orthodontics is often the most effective way of improving an individual’s smile.
However, traditional metal and wire braces have become a thing of the past, with the development of invisible braces.
The dental group reported that the new technique means that people no longer feel self-conscious or embarrassed about straightening their teeth.
Invisible braces can treat spaces or gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, overbites, underbites and crossbites.
Research by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 20 per cent of people close their mouth to conceal their teeth when posing for a photograph.Join this Discussion