Braces are one of the most effective ways of straightening crooked teeth, restoring the bite, and enhancing self-confidence for people with crooked teeth. Unfortunately, there are several myths surrounding the procedure that make many people feel uneasy. While a few carry some weight, most of them do not. Here are some of the most popular myths about getting braces demystified.
1. It takes a long time to straighten your teeth
The success of orthodontic treatment depends on close monitoring and getting braces fitted in the correct placement. Most people remove the braces in just months with the teeth perfectly straightened out. Follow our advice when cleaning and eating with braces and you will experience speedy teeth straightening.
2. Metal braces are the best to straighten the teeth
A while back, there were few options for straightening your teeth. Today, there are several options available for a healthier smile. Each of the methods is effective and ideal for certain circumstances. Consult our orthodontist for the best option in your case.
3. Braces are only effective on children and teenagers
It is true that braces are most common with children and teenagers. However, virtually anyone at any age can straighten their teeth by getting braces.
4. Mail-order orthodontics is the cheaper option
As the team at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics advises, it is important to have your orthodontic treatment monitored regularly by a competent orthodontic professional to determine the health of your gums, jaws, and teeth throughout your treatment. With mail-order treatment, there is a chance that you may have a problem that is not detected early enough. This may result in permanent damage to the jaw and the teeth. Whether you live in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, or Panama City, make sure to visit our orthodontist for the correct fitting of your braces and follow-up.
Getting braces could be the option for you if you have crooked teeth or bite problems. Speak to us at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics in Inlet Beach and Destin to find out more information. Contact us today to book a consultation for getting braces.