Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Myths About Braces

MYTH: Orthodontists should only be seen for the more challenging cases
FACT: Orthodontists are specially trained to handle both simple and complex cases. Furthermore, their training enables them to complete all cases with the most efficient and effective techniques available.

MYTH: My family dentist says he can straighten my teeth for me.
FACT: Not only do Orthodontists attend continuing education courses to keep themselves up-to-date on the available techniques but they also had 2-3 years more schooling than most family dentists.

MYTH: Braces are for kids.
FACT: According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1 in 5 patients are adults. It's common for adults who decided not to or could not have braces at a younger age to decide that they simply aren't happy with their smile. Teeth can be straightened at any age.

MYTH: Braces are painful and take 2 or more years for the desired results.
FACT: Here at Uptown Orthodontics we use a technique that is less lengthy and less painful than traditional braces. 

MYTH: Braces are ugly and call attention to themselves.
FACT: Some forms of braces used now are nearly invisible.

For more myths and facts please visit the AAO website at;

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