In the world of orthodontics, there are many misconceptions. We want to calm your fears and clear up some things you may have heard. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to call the True Image office!
Misconception #1: My orthodontist is just like my family dentist.
The Truth: While it is true that the goal of both orthodontists and dentists is to help patients achieve lifelong oral health, we go about these goals in completely different ways.
An orthodontist will help patients achieve oral health by addressing the alignment of your teeth. By correcting these issues, we are able to help patients with a variety of oral health issues including; crowded teeth, bite problems and even speech impediments.
A dentist works with patients to prevent and treat a variety of oral hygiene and health issues including; teeth cleaning, gum disease, tooth decay and other common oral health problems.
If you are receiving orthodontic care, you must continue to visit your dentist for teeth cleanings, and to look out for gum disease and tooth decay.
Misconception#2: Orthodontists only treat children.
The Truth: While many children and teens get braces, more and more adults are visiting our office! Because there are many causes for crooked teeth, treatment for crooked teeth can happen at any age. It’s never too late to improve your smile, and we have a variety of solutions that work best with your budget and lifestyle.