Growth Of Orthodontist Industry Attributed To Adult Braces

According to a report from Harvard Health Publishing, one in five patients of the orthodontist in Reading is adults. A fair amount of people want their teeth to be straightened and gap-free and this is reason why they visit orthodontists. The shift in serving older people has resulted into the growth of the industry.

According to a market analysis conducted by research firm IbisWorld, the orthodontist industry managed to rake in an estimated $12 billion in 2018. This means that the annual growth of the industry is 1.3% annually from 2013 to 2018. Most of the growth can be credited to braces.

Society believes in beauty and youth as an important part of culture. Dr. Kenneth Magid, DDS FCID of Advanced Dentistry of Westchester explained that most selfies posted in Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and other social media platforms focus on how people look and smile. The smile says a lot about a person. A beautiful smile makes a person more confident during job interviews, social situations and dating.

An example is Andrea Palmentiero who spent more than $5,000 to achieve a dream smile for her wedding. Palmentiero decided to have braces because today’s generation judges a person based on her smile. When she was young, Palmentiero was jealous of those who wearing braces.

Palmentiero’s teeth were misaligned because she used to thumb-suck during her youth. The push she needed to get braces was her wedding. Palmentiero knows that all eyes will be focused on her smile and her looks.

Unlike Palmentiero, many adults who are getting braces nowadays have gone through the process during their youth; however, they failed to wear a retainer during the recommended period. This is the reason why the problem needs to be re-addressed. Adults are now willing to subject themselves to the costly and painful experience yet again.

According to the orthodontist in Reading, there are traditional metal braces with colorful bands for personal expression and ceramic braces that match the natural teeth. Another option for adults is Invisalign aligners or clear braces. Teeth can now be moved more quickly and less painfully than in the past to obtain a more beautiful and straighter smile.