‘Metal mouth’, ‘brace face’, ‘train tracks’… these are just some of the delightful names that come to mind when one contemplates straightening their teeth.
Who doesn’t remember that one kid in class with miniature rubber bands stretched between top and bottom braces as they struggled to eat and spat as they spoke? But once they came off — well, those kids were batting in a totally different ball game.
If you’ve made it to adulthood but maintained that crooked smile, you probably think the idea of straight teeth is a long lost dream. Because let’s face it, most sane adults would baulk at the idea of filling their mouth full of metal, regardless of the reward.
But maybe it’s time to think again, because when it comes to teeth straightening myths abound. We’ve debunked some of the most common ones here, proving things have changed drastically with the advent of The Invisalign System.
And hey, it might just be time to consider straightening things out once and for all.
Myth 1. Braces are the only way.
No doubt, braces are the most famous teeth-straightening option. Described by the Urban Dictionary as “the most horrifying thing to have in your mouth,” braces are no longer the only option when it comes to fixing crooked teeth. Thankfully.
For a similar cost, an Invisalign-trained orthodontist or dentist can use the advanced technology of the Invisalign System to predict the movement of your teeth, so you’ll have an idea of how long your treatment should take and what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the road – before you even begin.