Some of the most filmed and photographed adults on the planet choose to improve their smiles with braces. Tom Cruise did it at the age of 40 and Faye Dunaway, at the age of 61! No matter how rich or famous a person is, there is no magic formula that can secretly transform crooked teeth. Braces are still the optimal treatment.

While they are visible, this doesn't mean that you end up looking like a nerd or metal-mouthed teenager. On the contrary, as an adult, getting braces will transform your life in ways you would have only dreamed of before. Your life will change for the better, both during and after your treatment.

You'll Be More Appealing to Clients and Customers

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, you will either hide the fact by smiling with your lips firmly together, or show them off in all their crooked glory. Either way, people will remember you for the wrong reasons. For example, if you are a sales person, you would rather your clients remember you for your products--not your teeth. Similar is true for your dates.

A recent study by Kelton Research revealed that people with crooked teeth are less successful in their careers and with the opposite sex than those with straight teeth. Getting braces then, will improve both your career prospects and your love life.

Your Confidence Will Grow

Traditional braces or ceramic braces, which are an invisible version of metal braces, move teeth more quickly than other types of brace. For instance, with either of these treatments, you could begin to see results in as little as 4-6 weeks. Seeing your teeth begin to move into more favourable positions so soon will boost your confidence.

You'll get a glimpse of what is to come and therefore know fairly early on that you have made the right decision.

People Will Admire You for Your Bravery

In a world in which your image is everything, you might think that wearing braces will limit your chances of getting a job or a date. However, the truth is that the people that matter, i.e., prospective bosses, business partners, and love interests will actually admire you for having the guts to pursue your dream of having straight teeth.

You are showing them that you are willing to do whatever it takes to get what you want. In other words, you are someone that they would want on their team or by their side.

Your Self-Respect Will Be Clearly Apparent

It is easy to spot a person who has no self-respect. They let themselves go. It is also equally simple to spot a person with high self-esteem. Getting braces shows that you respect yourself and want to give the best version of yourself to others. What's not to like about that?

Braces Are a Conversation Starter

Believe it or not but braces will initiate conversations with colleagues, interviewers and the opposite sex. They'll tell you of the time when they once wore braces or explain how much they regret not getting them when they were younger. Your braces will help others relate to you, and even inspire others to follow your lead and get adult braces themselves.

You Can Opt for Invisible Braces

You don't have to wear completely visible braces. Ceramic braces are just like traditional metal braces, only they are clear and so less visible to others. Lingual braces, also known as incognito braces, sit on the backs of your teeth, not the front. However, they can only straighten teeth in the smile zone.

Invisalign is another option. Both removable and invisible, Invisalign trays will straighten your teeth discreetly. However, they do move teeth more slowly and are more expensive.

If you are thinking of following in the footsteps of Tom Cruise and Faye Dunaway, don't fear that your career or love life will suffer. You'll attract people that matter, responsible, mature and successful people. Braces can also be temporarily removed, for your wedding day for example. When it comes to braces, fear is just that, false evidence appearing real! For more information, contact a local specialist, such as Dr Peter Vaughan Specialist Orthodontist.