Is it true that my braces can rust? Are braces always painful? Dr. Steven Harrison and his team members have heard many concerns that clients share regarding braces. In this blog from Parkcrest Dental Group, we debunk several myths about braces.
Myth #1: Braces Are Always Painful
While this may have been true in the past, modern braces are created with dynamic and flexible materials that are generally comfortable for the wearer. It is true that your initial weeks or months of wearing braces may be a bit uncomfortable, but keep in mind that you are still growing accustomed to them.
Myth #2: Braces Will Rust
Sometimes braces are worn for long periods of time, and patients worry they may rust. Braces are extremely durable, made of a rust-proof titanium alloy, and are meant to be worn for varying lengths of time. Patients have no need to worry about rust forming on their braces.
Myth #3: Braces Create Permanently Straight Teeth
Though this seems to be a commonly held belief, this is untrue. In order to maintain the results that have been achieved through braces, it is imperative that you wear the retainer that will be given to you following the removal of your braces. Consistent retainer usage will help you to maintain your post-braces smile.
Myth #4: All Braces Are Bulky
This myth ties closely with Myth #1. As previously stated, modern braces are made with comfortable and durable materials. Braces technology is constantly adapting. With the creation of modern solutions like “invisible braces,” there are many options available to you.
Myth #5: Braces Are Always Long Term
Braces do not stay on for a specific period of time. The length of time that braces remain on depends on what they are correcting. Although it is up to the judgment of your orthodontist, you might wear braces for as brief a period as four to five months, or as long as two to three years or more.
Fact #1: Dr. Harrison and His Team Are Here To Help You
Dr. Steven Harrison and his team at Parkview Dental Group can help you dispel other fears you may have regarding braces. Dr. Harrison and his team have the experience and expertise to help you select the right braces option for your dental needs. Schedule an appointment with him today.