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5 Myths About Braces That Simply Aren’t True

April 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sbworcester @ 7:08 pm
Orthodontist holding up model of teeth with braces

Have you heard that braces attract the attention of fish? Or that the brackets and wires increase your chances of being struck by lightning? These are two of many common myths about metal braces. In reality, this traditional orthodontic treatment is one of the most versatile and reliable! If you’re considering getting them for yourself, then keep reading to learn the truths behind some of the most popular myths.

Myth #1: Braces Will Rust

When metal and water interact, rust is a natural consequence. So, it’s natural for patients to wonder if their brackets and wires will rust over time. Fortunately, that won’t happen. Your braces are actually comprised of a state-of-the-art titanium alloy that is designed to stay in pristine condition throughout your treatment, whether it’s a few months or several years!

Myth #2: Braces Make It Impossible to Play an Instrument

Naturally, braces won’t get in the way of you playing guitar or drums. But what if you play a wind instrument, like the flute? Don’t worry – the start of your orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean the end of your musical career. While you may experience a slight adjustment period at the beginning, putting in a few extra hours of practice will get you back up to speed in no time.

Myth #3: Your Braces Can Get Locked with Someone Else’s When Kissing

Have you ever heard the horror stories of people leaning in for a kiss and their braces locking together? How embarrassing! Fortunately, braces today are incredibly sleek, making that scenario pretty much impossible.

Myth #4: Braces Permanently Straighten Teeth

While it’s certainly true that braces can straighten your teeth, it’s ultimately up to you to keep them there. Once the brackets and wires are removed, your teeth can begin shifting back into their previous positions. The good news is that wearing your retainer can help reduce your chances of experiencing orthodontic relapse significantly.

Myth #5: Braces Are Only for Kids and Teens

Since children and teens are two of the largest age groups with braces, it’s not surprising patients assume that the boat has sailed once they hit their 30s. Luckily, that’s not the case. In fact, orthodontic treatment can help patients who are 15, 35, 55, and older! After all, you deserve a beautiful smile and perfectly aligned bite at every age.

Since braces have been around for ages, it’s not surprising that several myths have surfaced throughout the years. Fortunately, you can now separate them from the facts!

About the Practice

From convenience and comfort to quality and value, our team at Super Braces wants everything to be super! Our exceptional orthodontist, Dr. Jamie Moon, is here to answer any questions you have about orthodontic treatment. That way, you can feel confident and well-informed during every phase of your teeth-straightening journey. If you want to learn more about the truth of life with braces or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to visit our website or call (508) 755-2207.

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