Braces Today Are "Cool," Mothers Say

Published Online: Thursday, May 1, 2003
Attitudes regarding orthodontic treatment have changed dramatically over the years. According to a recent survey of mothers, conducted on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists, braces are ?cool? and even ?fun.? Of the mothers reporting, 86% said that braces are ?cooler? now than when they were children, and 81% said that their child?s experience of wearing braces was positive or extremely positive. The reason for the change in attitudes is that ?today?s braces are not your mother?s braces,? due to new technologies, advanced computer software, and color and style options. Today?s youth also see popular celebrities sporting stylish braces.

Latest Articles
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings and more.
Chronic kidney disease incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth.
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal calls for an additional $1.1 billion to combat the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic.
Baxter International is voluntarily recalling intravenous solution due to leaking containers and the potential for particulate matter.
Latest Issues