Straight to the point

04 December 2020
4 min read

Amanda Sheehan discusses the relationship between orthodontics and oral hygiene.

According to the British Orthodontic Society, tooth straightening is in high demand with over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales having treatment within the NHS every year, and with growing numbers of adults and young people seeking treatment on a private basis.

A wealth of media sources consistently support that working from home has given people more time to consider their own appearance, and also the opportunity to do something about it. When people can’t spend their money on holidays or visits to the shops, that discretionary spending might well be diverted towards cosmetic dentistry. Innovations such as clear aligners make treatments less invasive, and less visible.

Advancements in technology make the production of orthodontic devices simpler and quicker. Clear aligners may be popular currently, but they can also be considered a foothold for the whole industry, raising awareness and requirement for the whole range of orthodontic interventions.

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