3 Myths about Orthodontics Busted

By Ugly Duck Team - February 12th, 2019 in Uncategorized


Though orthodontic treatments can benefit nearly everyone with an imperfect smile, Center for Implant Dentistry has found that there are a few myths floating around that stops adults from seeking the help that they need. Read on to learn the truth behind three common orthodontic myths!

Myth: Orthodontics are just for teens. There’s a pervasive myth in our culture that dictates that adults simply don’t need orthodontic treatment. After all, when you imagine someone with braces, your mind probably automatically produces a picture of an awkward teenager!. According to data from the American Association of Orthodontics, over 1.4 million adults are currently benefiting from orthodontic care, and that number is rising every day. Orthodontics certainly aren’t just for teens!

Myth: Orthodontics are way too expensive to afford. If you’ve been hesitating to visit your local orthodontist because you are afraid that you won’t be able to pay your bill, you should know Center for Implant Dentistry offers payment plans, membership plans , and discounts for cash pay to help you get the service you need at an affordable price.

Myth: Orthodontics are just for cosmetic fixes. When most people think about orthodontics, they usually imagine the use of braces to fix issues like overcrowding or shifted smiles. While orthodontics are certainly used for cosmetic purposes, there is much more to orthodontics than what you can see on the surface level.

Straighter teeth can result in better oral hygiene by providing an easier canvas to brush and floss on, as well as make it easier to bite and chew without pain or discomfort. These are just a few reasons to consider orthodontic care as an adult. There are other services to consider as well as an adult patient.

Not sure of what service to consider? Consider a free consultation today.

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