Over the years, traditional braces have gained a reputation for being something only geeky adolescents wear, through their painful teenage years. Traditional braces have been cast in a negative light because people think they’re painful, take a long time to work and are embarrassing. You may have heard some of the following myths about braces, but that is what they are, myths! With the modern-day advancements in the orthodontics industry, braces have now become a popular choice for those wanting that sort after, beautiful smile in a short amount of time.
Myth: Braces hurt a lot
When traditional braces are first fitted you may experience some discomfort. If you do experience any pain or discomfort, the Invisible Lingual Braces team can give you advice on how best to manage it. Each case is different but your pain will never be extreme. When you come in for a consultation your orthodontist can answer any questions you have, and help you feel at ease.
Myth: Braces are for children
We have many patients who – before coming to see us – believed that braces were just for children. The truth is you are never too old, and it is never too late for you to get braces. Some adults may be wary about getting tradition braces. This is why we offer alternatives like lingual braces and clear aligners.
Myth: Braces set off metal detectors
Modern braces are made of a very lightweight material called titanium alloy. This material is not susceptible to setting off metal detectors. Whether you’re walking through airport security, or security detectors in a store, your braces won’t be setting off any metal detectors.
Myth: All traditional braces take years to work
In regards to how long you will have to wear braces, each case is different. Our average case takes between 12-14 months. Before you worry about how long your braces will have to stay on, you should have a consultation with your orthodontist.
Don’t let myths and old wives’ tales keep you from achieving a beautiful smile! Contact Invisible Lingual Braces to organise a consultation!