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Orthodontic Treatment: It’s Necessary - Not Just Cosmetic

The primary goal of orthodontic dentistry is to fix the patient’s teeth and set them in the right place.The fact that Orthodontic treatment is recommended as early as age 7 is just one fact that dispels the myth that this treatment is only undertaken for cosmetic reasons. The earlier it is performed, the better. Orthodontic treatment is so much more than mere cosmetic dentistry. Though the result of this treatment might be considered cosmetic dentistry to some, the primary goal of orthodontic treatment is more fundamental than cosmetic dentistry.

Myth: Braces Made of Metal Are Magnetic

Some people still insist that metal braces are magnetic. So let’s set the record straight about one of the biggest myths that should put a smile on your face. Newsflash! Braces made of metal are not magnetic! Now that we’ve cleared that up you can safely proceed through the airport’s metal detector or, for example, get an MRI. Another thing- not only are braces made of metal not magnetic but you no longer must be self-conscious that you have a magnet-attracting cage in your mouth when you open it to smile. To ensure that perfect smile, today’s modern braces made of metal are made of metal alloys that are not magnetic. They may look like the braces that your parents may have worn but it’s even possible that even they never experienced magnetic problems with their metal braces. In any event, you won’t.

A Startling Statistic: 25% of Patients Don’t Wear Their Orthodontic Retainers As Directed

Did you know that some 25% of patients who get braces don’t wear their retainers? That’s a startling number taking into account that improvements in dental technology have made them simpler to wear. Because these patients weren’t dilligent about wearing their orthodontic retainers , they had to get braces again- a costly blunder and totally avoidable. All because they refused to use retainer with their teeth.

Are Retainers Important?

Many patients think that retainers are optional, or merely a precaution, prescribed by overzealous dentists. Nothing could be further from the truth.

How NASA Has Influenced Orthodontics

NASA is one of the leading inspirations for new orthodontic technology. Here is a list of how NASA affects dental science.

Orthodontic Stats and Facts

In this article, we hope to tell would be or current orthodontic patients some fun facts they might have missed.

Foods To Avoid During Orthodontic Treatment

There is a longlist of foods to avoid when getting braces. Here is a clarification of why you should avoid them.

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

An orthodontist is a very special kind of dentist. Here is what you need to know about them and how they are different from each other.

Why Visit The Hygienist Before and After Braces?

Regardless of what kind of treatment you are getting and why, it is best to see the hygienist before, during and after orthodontic treatment.

What a bad bite can do

A bad bite can do a lot of harm. In this article, we will talk about them and how you can cure them.

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