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3 Myths About Braces

Published on November 13th, 2018

Getting braces, no matter how old you are, can be an unnerving time. You are never quite sure what you can expect throughout the process. Throughout the years, our orthodontist in West Loop and Bloomingdale has heard many different myths regarding orthodontic treatment, especially braces. Here are some common myths about braces and the truth about the series of wires and brackets that straighten your teeth.

Braces Will Make Your Smile Permanently Straight

Wearing your braces will only do so much. Yes, they will help you achieve a straight smile, but your teeth will shift back into their natural position if you do not wear your retainer when you get your braces off. Why go through the process of getting braces only to let your teeth shift back into a crooked position?

Braces Are Always Painful

You will likely feel sore after you get your braces put on or adjusted, but that pain will subside as your mouth adjusts. Many patients tell our orthodontist in West Loop and Bloomingdale that they forget their braces are there!

Braces Are Only for Teens

It’s true that most of our patients get braces when they are in their teens, but that doesn’t mean braces are a great way to straighten your teeth as an adult! No matter how old you are, investing in a confident smile is worth the time. It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted!

Don’t let the myths surround braces stop you from getting the smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in braces, please schedule a reservation with our orthodontist in West Loop or Bloomingdale.

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