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Myth Busting: Discovering the Truth About Braces

June 28, 2019
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Many people who’re getting braces for the first time have some misconceptions about the procedure. Very often, people consider braces to be a teenage thing, thus feeling embarrassed if they’ve to get them in their adult years. Well if you believe that too, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s not true. Braces do more than just straighten crooked teeth and can thus help at any time of your life.
The American Association of Orthodontists reports that around 4 million Americans wear braces today. If you’re going to be the next person to get braces, allow us to bust some common myths that might be worrying you.

Braces Are Only for Cosmetic Purposes

You may remember some kids from your high school with braces that got them because they didn’t quite like the way their smile looked. Ever since, you’ve probably thought that’s the only purpose of braces. But there’s a lot more to them.
Sure, no doubt that braces are a luxury but one basic benefit of getting braces is aligning your crooked teeth. Having braces doesn’t really mean that you need to stay away from particular foods. Although you may want to avoid foods yourself because they make eating a little uncomfortable and cleaning your teeth a bit difficult.

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Oh this has to do with image you have in mind—a teenage kid with braces. This image has everything to do with the assumption that braces are meant for teenagers only; and you’re obviously not alone who thinks the same. Braces are meant to help fix your teeth and you can get them whenever a dental issue comes up. Those days when braces were thought to be only for teenagers are in the past now, now they can help improve the alignment of your teeth and improve your oral health. Not to mention, the braces technology has also improved quite a bit, so you don’t have to worry too much about how you look!

Braces Solve the Problem Forever

Too often, people think that getting braces is the solution to all their dental problems and that the braces will solve all the issues forever. We’re sorry to be the ones to tell you this but that’s not true. Braces can’t help you if you don’t help yourself. They’re designed to be worn for a specific period of time, during which they do their magic and that’s it. Thereof, it’s all on you. If you want to enjoy the full benefits of your braces, make sure to stay in touch with your orthodontist and follow their instructions closely.
Experienced dentists at Image Dental & Orthodontics in Las Vegas have an excellent reputation for all dental treatments, including braces. Reach out to us for more details and information.

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