Orthodontic patients are automatically considered at heightened risk of cavities and other dental ills. An orthodontic device traps more plaque and can sometimes dry out the mouth, and these are conditions that make it more hospitable to bacteria.
Misconceptions about dentistry are very common, as teeth are one of the things people tend to worry about a lot. Anyone who has ever had a toothache knows this is one of the most harrowing experiences that can happen to a person. And when one wants to avoid such harrowing pain one might believe anything, thus are myths born.
Many people are confused about what the use of elastics is in orthodontry, what those little rubber bands do, why they are there, and most folks in their early teens are convinced it is done for the sole purpose of making their smile even uglier than it currently is with a bunch of metal attached to it.
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