Orthodontics is a complex field and it’s often surrounded by a great deal of misconceptions. However, a beautiful smile is important – and so are the facts – so it’s time we straightened a few things out.
“Braces are only for kids.”
FACT: While you may feel like there’s an age limit, it’s never too late to work on your smile. Braces have evolved over the years (i.e. Invisalign and ceramic braces), so there’s no reason to put it off. In fact, one out of every five orthodontic patients is an adult.
“Orthodontic treatment takes too long.”
FACT: Depending on the technology and appliances used, treatment can be completed in as little as six months to one year. However, as with children, adults will still need to wear a retainer to maintain the results after their braces are removed.
“Braces are painful.”
FACT: Thanks to improvements in the orthodontic field, there’s significantly less discomfort now than in the past. Braces gently move your teeth over time, only causing very minor aches, lasting no longer than a day or two.
“Orthodontic issues are only cosmetic.”
FACT: Besides straightening your teeth and creating a beautiful smile, an orthodontist can correct malocclusion as well, which can lead to greater dental concerns.
With the help of orthodontic techniques such as, Invisalign clear aligners, traditional braces, invisible braces, and retainers, it is possible to enjoy a healthier, more balanced smile. At Summit Family Orthodontics, our team of experiences doctors can help you see incredible results. Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call at 720.330.2712.