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Dispelling 4 Myths Of Orthodontics

The vision that so many of us have of lanky teenagers wearing a mouth full of metal and bands is one that has put off many patients from undergoing treatment for teeth straightening in Basildon; So we thought we’d take this opportunity to dispel once and for all, 4 of the most common myths surrounding orthodontics.

  1. Orthodontics is for kids

teeth straightening in BasildonAlthough many teenagers visit an orthodontist to get fitted with braces, there has been a huge increase in the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Regardless of whether you’re 8 or 80, an orthodontist in Basildon can identify problems with your teeth, jaw, or bite and discuss the best dental options available to you.

  1. Metal braces are the only option

The great news is that thanks to advancements in dental technology the range of braces is wider than ever before and many are so discreet that they’re barely noticeable. Nowadays patients can choose between fixed clear and ceramic braces, removable braces, lingual braces which hide the wire behind the teeth, and clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign which are worn like a gum shield. In addition, accelerated orthodontics means that for patients with minor dental problems, the time spent wearing a brace to straighten their smile can be just a matter of a few weeks. Together, you and your dentist in Basildon will be able to pick just the right braces system to meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

  1. Orthodontic treatment is just for straightening teeth

It’s fair to say that most dental patients seek orthodontic treatment because they want to straighten crooked teeth but it’s worth knowing that orthodontics can treat a lot more dental problems too. Whether your jaw is misaligned, you have an under or over bite, or you have missing teeth, an orthodontist in Basildon can help with all manner of problems involving the teeth, gums and jaw.

  1. Orthodontic treatment is very expensive

It’s true that many orthodontic treatments do come with a high price tag, but most dental clinics work with their patients to offer flexible payment options, enabling them to spread the cost of their treatment over several months, so that everyone has access to the treatment they need

If you’re tired of your crooked smile or misaligned teeth, then remember it’s never to late to get orthodontic treatment. If you’re simply wanting your teeth straightened and are more concerned about the aesthetics of your smile, then Six Month Smiles which focuses on the teeth which show when you’re smiling could be right for you. However, if you have more complex dental problems then you may need an alternative brace system. Why not book a consultation with Felmores Dental Care by calling 01268 726789 or book online at We’re a private and NHS dentist in Basildon committed to helping you achieve a healthy beautiful smile.

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