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Myths and Facts About Teeth Braces

Oral health plays an important role in overall health prospects in one’s life. Unfortunately, many of us do not take our oral health seriously. Thus, oral problems in India are increasing day by day. Dental caries, gum diseases, and other periodontal problems are suspected in every individual in today’s current scenarios. One of the most common causes of these gum and dental diseases is the misaligned or crooked tooth. Such teeth malalignment provides space for food accumulation and also bacterial growth, giving rise to other dental issues. These corrections can help us get a healthy and beautiful smile. However, many people have many misconceptions regarding the treatment part.

The most common treatment used to correct maligned and crowded teeth is Dental braces. Traditional braces are among the oldest and the best methods used for smile corrections.

Interestingly, many innovations have also been introduced in the orthodontic field with advancements in technology and science. The professionals have corrected thousands of smiles using these smile correction treatment. But even after all these, many people are still afraid of getting their teeth aligned and straightened. This is because patient scare misguided by some wrong pieces of information.

Here are some common myths that make patients think twice to get orthodontic treatment.

Myth 1: Teeth Braces Are Only for Kids/teens and Not for Adults

This is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about orthodontic treatment, as Patients of every age are eligible for it. With the increasing awareness new generations, adults and late teens are opting for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment solves the smile defects and helps us reduce incidence of dental caries and gum diseases. it’s never too late to get your smile corrected.

Myth 2: It May Take Years to Straighten the Smile

Each person is born with different anatomy and jaw relation. For example, every person has different teeth sizes and other issues. This difference marks the difficulty levels of treatment. The more severe the case, the longer it takes for corrections. Generally, orthodontic treatment takes 18 months to 24 months. Mild cases take shorter duration, and severely misaligned cases take longer to treat.

Myth 3: Teeth Braces Are Unattractive and Bulky

Over the last decade, orthodontic braces treatment has seen significant changes and advancement. Several innovations have been introduced in this course of time for smile corrections. The old traditional braces have undergone a complete makeover. Unlike the old conventional braces, the new orthodontic braces are smaller, and even the wires are thinner too.

In addition, they are available in various different materials and colors, making them more attractive and convenient for patient. These metal chunks can even be replaced by tooth-coloured ceramic material, making the orthodontic treatment more pinning. Nowadays, the braces can even be placed beside your teeth. Hence, they are not visible easily in a patient’s mouth.

Myth 4: Family Dentists Can Straighten Out the Misaligned Teeth

Every special health care treatment requires a specialist in his field. It applies to the case of orthodontic treatments too. An orthodontist is a specialized trained for the smile and severely misaligned tooth corrections. They are specialized professional individuals who have treated thousands of patients through a better understanding of teeth and jaw alignment.

Myth 5: Regular Visits Are Not Mandatory in an Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatments are long-term procedures that usually go on for months to year. it needs professional assistance now and then. These regular dental visits, help the orthodontist track the patient’s progress. It ensures quick and long-lasting results for the patients.

Bottom Line

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way for ages. Dental braces are one of the most effective treatment procedures followed for smile correction internationally. Unfortunately, these myths and misconceptions have developed a fear in many patients.

The best way to get rid of these myths is to visit a professional/specialist. An orthodontist will thoroughly check your oral cavity and recommend the best treatment available for you.

Dr Kamal Odedra

Dr. Kamal Odedra is the leading Endodontist in Rajkot and Porbandar, India with over 11 years of clinical experience in advanced endodontic treatments. His specialty includes Microscopic Endodontics, Cosmetic, aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.