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1. Braces are just for kids

Braces aren’t just for kids—people of any age can get braces to straighten their teeth. Although orthodontic treatment tends to be faster in younger patients, teeth can be moved at any stage of adulthood. Plus, there are more orthodontic treatment options available for adults today than ever before.

2. Having crooked teeth is simply a cosmetic concern

Crooked teeth can negatively impact both your oral health and your quality of life. Orthodontic treatment not only enhances the appearance of your smile but also improves the health of your mouth, helping you to avoid potential dental issues down the road.

3. Orthodontic treatment is only necessary to fix crooked teeth

While crooked teeth are a common issue, orthodontic treatment can address a variety of alignment problems that aren’t immediately visible when you smile. Jaw alignment issues, for example, can be significantly improved with the right orthodontic care.

4. Metal braces will not look good on me

Worried about the appearance of metal braces? They’ve actually become something of a fashion statement! If you’re still concerned, there are multiple discreet treatment options available, such as ceramic braces or clear aligners, that are less noticeable.

5. Orthodontic treatment is too expensive

Orthodontic treatment is an investment due to the materials and expertise involved. However, at Broadbeach Orthodontics, we strive to make it accessible. We can assist you in obtaining insurance rebates, setting up flexible payment plans, or even offering discounts in qualifying situations.

6. Metal braces could set off airport metal detectors

Rest assured, the materials used in metal braces are too lightweight to trigger airport metal detectors.

7. Getting braces means I have to give up my favourite foods

If you opt for traditional metal braces, you’ll need to avoid certain foods during treatment. However, if you qualify for Invisalign® or other clear aligners, these are removable, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods without worrying about damaging your braces.

8. Orthodontic treatment is inconvenient

While straightening your teeth does require some commitment, modern techniques have made the process more convenient than ever. At Broadbeach Orthodontics, we offer:

  • Family appointments
  • Same-day treatment approval for Invisalign®
  • 3D imaging and treatment planning with an iTero Scanner
  • Free initial consultations with a specialist orthodontist
  • Remote consultations for at-home check-ups

9. It takes years to straighten teeth

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies. Minor issues can sometimes be resolved in as little as three to six months, while more complex cases might take 12 to 18 months. A free initial consultation with our specialist orthodontist will give you an estimate of your treatment timeline.

10. When orthodontic treatment is done, my teeth will be straight forever

Braces or aligners can significantly improve your smile, but maintaining those results requires wearing a retainer. Your orthodontist will provide personalised instructions on how to keep your teeth in their new positions after treatment.

For more information or to schedule your free consultation, contact Broadbeach Orthodontics today. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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