If you think that orthodontic braces are for your teenage years only: think again.

‘Adult braces’ have been gaining traction in South Africa for some years now. With more and more orthodontic patients being over the age of 20 up to 65, it is clear that people of all ages are considering braces to correct orofacial problems. These problems include crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw positions and disorders of the jaw joints.

One of the latest trends, particularly amongst young professionals, is invisible braces. In addition to the functional benefits to overall oral health, there are a number of aesthetic advantages to getting invisible braces. Research done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that an attractive smile can make an individual appear more intelligent, interesting, successful, and wealthy to others. Basically put: A great smile will carry you further. This could be the reason more and more young professionals are opting to work on perfecting their million-dollar smile.

Dr Zieg, a specialist orthodontist with a practice called ‘Concelo’ shares three key reasons why invisible braces are a new trend amongst working professionals:

REASON 1: No one knows you have braces

Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) are virtually undetectable, and that’s the main reason patients choose them. For professionals operating in client facing or corporate environments, invisible braces have become the most ideal option to keep their braces discrete.

(Source: Mount Elizabeth Orthodontic Clinic)

Orthodontic treatment required to produce hidden braces is far more complex compared to conventional braces on the outside of the teeth.

REASON 2: Invisible Braces are affordable at Concelo

Knowing the life-changing impact of a beautiful, confident smile on a person’s life, Dr Zieg and the Concelo team have made braces affordable at Concelo. How? By offering flexible, interest-free payment plans to suit patients’ pockets. Furthermore, most medical aids will pay at least a portion of the treatment costs.

REASON 3: Treatment time can be minimised

At Concelo, Dr Zieg has developed a unique technique with invisible braces which not only minimises treatment time but also reduces discomfort for patients. Within three to four months a remarkable difference can be seen when a Concelo patient smiles. Dr Zieg’s unique method of straightening teeth with invisible braces is a breakthrough in the orthodontic field.

If you have been wondering if you should correct your smile or not, remember, you are never too old to get braces. At Concelo, we work with smiles from the age of 10 to 65 years old. It is our passion to make people love their smiles.

Concelo has three practices in South Africa – Sandton, Randburg and Stellenbosch. Contact us for a consultation today to hear how we can make you smile.

Sandton. Call: 011 463 5294
Randburg. Call: 011 886 2430
Stellenbosch. 021 880 1447

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