Orthodontic Treatment Myths

Myth: My dentist says he can give me braces Truth: Pause and consult with an orthodontist. While all orthodontist are dentist, a very few percentage of dentist are also orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dental specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists must successfully complete an additional two to three-year residency program of advanced dental education in orthodontics. Myth: Braces can interfere with radio signal Truth: This would actually be cool, but this is false! The type of metal used to make your braces might look like what your radio’s antenna is made out of, but your braces are not going to conduct radio signals. Myth: I can’t play sports with braces Truth: Having braces, does not mean you have to stop living your life! As long as you wear a mouthguard, braces should not stop you or your child from playing your favorite sport. Ask our staff for more information on mouthguards. Myth: My teeth will remain straight permanently after treatment Truth: Orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten your teeth. However, your teeth will start to drift back to the original position if you do not wear your retainer as recommended by your orthodontist. Or you may notice your teeth begin to shift as you grow older.


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