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.
Luckily, there are articles like this one that help debunk and demystify what really goes on in a patient’s mouth when wearing braces. Also included is a nice checklist of things to be and not to be afraid of, and the neat numbered questions can also serve as a guide to how to live with braces.
Many enjoyable activities, such as sports and kissing, are generally thought of as off limits when one has braces. This article helps in debunking these, and a host of other myths as well. It also stresses the importance of wearing your retainer, which is a must for the success of any orthodontic treatment. As teeth have a natural tendency to be set in a certain way, the retainer helps in finalizing the effects set up by the braces, and keep them in the position they need to be in, but are also removable, and this is why many people tend to forget or minimize the importance of this appliance. This and many other facts are conveyed in this most useful article.