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The Truth: Dispelling 6 Common Myths About Getting Braces

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Dr. Mal Braverman

There are many cosmetic dental procedures available today that help people get a bright, straight and beautiful smile. Discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chipped or broken teeth, whatever the problems are, a cosmetic dentist can correct them.

Braces are one popular and effective means to achieve the perfect smile. Although they have been around for decades, the processes and materials used for today’s braces are better than ever.

An NYC Cosmetic Dentist Can Help

An experienced cosmetic dentist can determine if braces are the right solution for you. In NYC, Dr. Mal Braverman has been creating beautiful smiles for years.

He has worked with numerous celebrities and TV personalities, and he has established a reputation for quality work. For more information or to schedule an appointment, Call Us At 212-688-3838 Today!

6 Myths About Braces

Some people who need braces shy away from getting them because of misconceptions that they have heard. Here are some of the common myths that people believe about braces:

1. Braces are only for kids or teens.

Actually, as many as one out of every four patients that get braces are adults. People have been known to get braces even in their 70s and 80s. Nobody is ever too old to achieve a wonderful smile!

2. Braces hurt constantly.

When braces are first applied, they can cause some discomfort, and when they are routinely tightened, they’ll be a little bit uncomfortable. However, other than that, they are virtually pain free.

3. Braces set off metal detectors.

Nowadays, people often have to pass through metal detectors. Fortunately, braces are made out of materials that do not set them off.

4. Braces stay on for years and years.

The amount of time a person has to wear braces depends entirely on their individual situation. However, that average patient wears braces for somewhere between 18 and 30 months. That’s a lot less than

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