More adults are seeing orthodontic treatment in the UK, according to the latest figures from The British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
A new survey has shown 75% of BOS members are seeing a jump in adult orthodontic treatment, with increased awareness of adult orthodontics, along with rising expectations of treatment results being listed as the main factors.
‘We welcome the growth of interest in orthodontic treatment,’ Alison Murray, president of the British Orthodontic Society, says.
‘Many adults who have undergone orthodontic treatment report higher levels of self-esteem and their quality of life is often significantly improved.’
Rising orthodontic numbers
More than 80% of respondents to the survey stated they had 50% or more private adult patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The survey, sent to BOS members working in high street practices, also showed that 25% of respondents were starting more than 50 new adult orthodontic cases every year.
The BOS has recently launched a new guide called The BOS Guide: Orthodontics for Adults for patients to read before they see a dentist, explaining the decision-making process for orthodontic treatments.