Orthodontics can be a big topic of conversation for parents and kids alike. There is a lot of information out there, and often we find that patients have been misinformed by others or even the internet. In our book, Beyond Braces, we discuss 13 myths that we commonly hear from our patients. In this blog post, we will be discussing 3 of those myths and the truth behind them.

Myth: My orthodontist told me years ago that my case couldn’t be treated.

Orthodontics has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days of the bulky “metal mouth” look, treatments lasting 3 or 4 years, and painful or uncomfortable appliances. Additionally, the technology used in orthodontics has advanced tremendously, meaning we can now treat even the most complicated cases with ease.

If you have been told in the past that your case could not be treated with braces or aligners, we encourage you to give orthodontics another shot and be seen for a consultation to assess your needs and goals for your smile. You will be surprised what orthodontics could do for your smile with today’s technology!

Myth: All orthodontists do the same thing, so it doesn’t really matter where you go.

We understand that at a glance, all orthodontists seem the same, and with so many out there to choose from, they all blur together. However, we challenge you to look again. While in theory, all orthodontists do the same thing (put you in braces or aligners to straighten your smile), their values, specialties, offerings, payment options, and technology typically differ greatly.

Myth: I can’t afford orthodontics.

Orthodontics is certainly an investment, that much is true. But many orthodontists are passionate about making treatment accessible for all who need or want it, and therefore offer a variety of payment options and programs to make the cost more manageable. At our practice, we work with you to create a payment plan and help you maximize your insurance benefits.

Get down to the truth

Don’t let orthodontic myths scare you away from getting the smile you’ve always wanted! Be sure to get your information straight from the source and talk to your orthodontist about any questions you have.

Find out the truth behind all 13 of our most commonly heard orthodontic myths and more in our book, Beyond Braces! If you are interested in learning more about treatment options for you or your child, visit our website and give us a call to set up a consultation.