Why Men Are Increasingly Turning To Orthodontic Treatment
Recent years have seen a trend whereby more men are receiving cosmetic dentistry.
For many years, cosmetic dentistry has largely been associated with women. Almost every advertisement will predominantly feature women, whether having their teeth whitened or having orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth.
Despite this, our Ipswich dental practice has seen an increasing number of men attend the Foxhall Dental Practice for cosmetic treatments over the last few years.
Perhaps it is the message that you don’t have to wear unsightly metal braces anymore, in order to have even teeth; but orthodontic treatment seems to be one that is increasingly appealing to men. Here are some of the possible reasons why this might be the case.
The dating game
We all know that personality is what really counts, but most of us will probably, at least privately, admit that it is a physical attraction that draws us towards someone in the first instance. If we accept this premise, then it should come as no surprise that a nice attractive smile is a great way to get off to a good start. Initial impressions are important, and an even smile, created by orthodontic braces treatment, will certainly do you no harm.
It may well depend on your profession as to how important having a nice smile is, but those with a public facing position will especially appreciate the need to look their very best. People are generally thought to trust someone with an attractive smile more than someone who reveals crooked teeth when they smile.
There is also a train of thought that suggest that some employers feel that someone who looks after their appearance is more likely to be more diligent about their work, so you may even benefit in non public facing positions too.
You may be surprised to see sports included in the reasons why men are turning to orthodontics, but many men wear mouth guards during physical contact sports such as rugby. These will generally fit better and be more secure if your teeth are straight and even. Protruding teeth especially, may cause the guard to fit less securely, thereby offering less protection.
Whilst this is not a term that you hear as much these days, there is a general acceptance that to be a man, you no longer have to be tough and macho, with a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude to the way that you look. Men now spend more money on clothes and cosmetics such as moisturisers, so it make complete sense to also want to have great looking teeth. With the range of almost invisible braces that are now available at our Ipswich dental practice, this is achievable in a speedy and discreet manner.
To find out more about how we can straighten your teeth at the Foxhall Dental Practice, please call us on 01473 258396.