Orthodontic Facts and Myths

Orthodontic Braces – what’s real and what is a myth?

Here at Rock House Dental Practice in Wolverhampton lots of patients come to see us for orthodontic braces and we are often surprised to hear some of the things they have been told. As a result, we have collated information to help you separate the orthodontic facts from the myths.

Orthodontic Facts and Myths 1

Myth:

Braces are just for kids!

Fact:

Not at all; generally speaking, Adult orthodontics is one of the most common procedures we now perform. Everyone is entitled to straight white teeth. Even those of us with “slightly” grey hair! The approach to providing orthodontic braces is slightly different to when treating a child, but it’s still a very successful procedure. We can now provide adult orthodontics or braces for grown-ups to straighten the teeth. Most of the time, when I mention this option to patients they instantly say “No chance, I had train tracks as a child, and I’m not having them again!!!”. However, upon explaining that now braces are different, soon, our patient begin to listen.

Orthodontic Facts and Myths 2

Myth:

Braces make your teeth straight forever.

Fact:

I’m afraid not. Almost all orthodontic treatments require some form of retention. Subsequently, at the end of treatment, either a fixed or removable retainer is provided. Therefore, you must remember, if you don’t use your retainer, your teeth will relapse.

Orthodontic Facts and Myths 3

Myth:

Braces take at least 2 years

Fact:

No, not at all. Orthodontic treatments can be completed in as little as 6-months. By and large, the time of treatment is case specific. However, if you need lots of tooth movement, it takes longer.

Orthodontic Facts and Myths 4

Myth:

Only braces straighten teeth

Fact:

Yes and no. Orthodontic braces will move the teeth, but other techniques are available such as veneers or bonding to camouflage the misalignment of your teeth and to make them look more attractive. We offer all treatments at the practice, and as a result, can offer multiple solutions. However, we will only provide the treatment that is right for you.

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