5 Myths About Braces
1. MYTH: Braces are painful and take two years or more for the desired result.
FACT: After the adjustment period, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, braces are comfortable. Some may be worn for months, not years.
2. MYTH: Braces are for kids.
FACT: One in five orthodontic patients is an adult.
3. MYTH: My family dentist says he can straighten my teeth.
FACT: An orthodontist has two to three years of specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightening teeth.
4. MYTH: Braces are ugly, call attention to themselves and would be embarrassing in business settings.
FACT: Today's braces may be nearly invisible, made from clear plastic, or unseen, mounted on the back (lingual) side of the teeth.
Adapted from Braces.org