Orthodontic care is one of the most popular areas of dentistry. Available for children and adults, this involves undergoing treatment to straighten out your teeth and achieve a perfect smile. While most patients have braces in their early teens, more and more people are looking into orthodontic treatment as an adult.

Read on to learn three top reasons to invest in adult braces.


If you’re embarrassed about your teeth this can knock your confidence. You smile is the first thing that people see, especially if you work in a customer-facing role, so it’s important that you feel self-assured. Whether you have a few gaps in your teeth that you’d like correcting or you’d like to improve the general appearance of your mouth, braces can boost your confidence.

Special occasion

Are you getting married? Do you have a big birthday coming up? If so, now’s your chance to look your best for the special occasion. All eyes are going to be on you so feeling confident and happy is the most important thing – the last thing you want is to look back on photos and feel upset about the way you look. Investing in braces means you can enjoy your special occasion worry-free as well as afterwards too.

Lifelong investment

Once your orthodontic treatment has finished, as long as you follow the aftercare routines instructed by your dentist your teeth will stay looking good for years. For patients who have braces in their childhood, one of the main reasons why results don’t last long is poor aftercare as children may be unaware of the importance. However, as an adult, you have a better understanding and with the right aftercare, your new smile will last forever.

Here at Riverside Dental Practice, based in Stirling, we offer a range of dental procedures including cosmetic treatments, check-ups and dental emergencies. We serve both NHS and private patients, providing top-quality service to everyone who walks through our doors. For more information get in touch today.