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Myths About Fixed Braces – Debunked


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Fixed braces have been used to realign teeth for decades. Over the years, several myths have emerged surrounding orthodontics, but which tales are true?

Popular myths about fixed braces

Fixed braces are painful

Initially, all braces feel a little uncomfortable, but after a couple of days you’ll get used to wearing braces. Modern friction-free technology is designed to optimise comfort and help you enjoy the process of achieving a beautiful straight smile.

You can’t eat properly with fixed braces

Although you might have to cut down on certain types of food, for example hard or chewy sweets, wearing a fixed brace shouldn’t have a major impact on your diet. To begin with you might feel strange eating with braces, but it’ll soon become second nature and you’ll be able to eat your favourite foods with ease.

Wearing braces causes tooth decay

The risk of tooth decay is increased with fixed braces, but they do not cause decay. Food can become trapped in the wires of a brace, and this increases the risk of plaque formation. However, regular tooth-brushing and keeping your braces clean should ensure you stay problem-free.

Braces cause speech impediments

For the first couple of days, your speech might alter slightly, but there should be no major changes in this area. In the long-term, wearing braces can actually improve the clarity of your speech.

Fixed braces look unattractive

Many are reluctant to wear fixed braces due to the stigma attached to their appearance. Modern braces such as Cfast, Six Month Smiles, Damon braces and lingual braces are incredibly discreet, so there’s no need to worry about your image.

Myths About Fixed Braces – Debunked

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