The Truth About Braces: Busting The Top 5 Orthodontic Myths

Choosing to pursue braces as orthodontic treatment in Allentown PA for a dental condition is a big decision. There are many factors to consider from cost to length of treatment to aesthetic. Dr. Bob Bryan and the team at Bryan Orthodontics are experts in braces in Allentown PA and we want to alleviate your fears! Here are our top 5 myths (some silly and some understandable) about braces, BUSTED!

Busting Orthodontic Myths

Myth: Braces are always painful!

Some discomfort is inevitable when wearing braces, but due to advancements in materials used, the minor pain experienced is more than manageable! There are also options in Allentown PA outside of traditional braces that offer varied levels of comfort and discretion.

Myth: Traditional braces are your only option!

When you think of braces, you may think of clunky, metal headgear. The truth is that there are new options outside of traditional, metal braces that can be more comfortable and make the appearance of braces far less obvious. They include:

  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign Teen
  • Clear/Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
Myth: I can’t play an instrument with braces!

As an expert in braces in Allentown PA, Dr. Bryan would never discourage his patients from doing something they love, especially something as important as playing music. Because braces are foreign to you, you will go through a period of adjustment, at first, but once that’s over, you will hardly notice that they are there, playing music as beautifully as before!

Myth: I will be more apt to be struck by lightning!

People who wear braces have a 1 in 700,000 chance of being struck by lightning, which is the same as people without braces. We are glad to report that braces do not make you a lightning pole!

Myth: I’m too old for braces!

We hear this, all of the time! The truth is that 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults. With the development of some of the above mentioned options in treatment (most popularly, Invisalign), more adults are committing to pursuing orthodontics in order to improve their health, as well as their confidence!

Dr. Bryan and the team at Bryan Orthodontics want nothing more than for you to be comfortable with your choice to pursue braces in Allentown PA. These myths prevent people from choosing to get braces that could improve the quality of his/her life! If you have any questions or concerns, we are always happy to bust the myths that may be keeping you from having your most beautiful smile!


Dr. Bob Bryan and his staff at Bryan Orthodontics are experts in braces in Allentown PA. If you have an questions pertaining to clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Allentown PA, 18104 zip code area, Emmaus PA, Bethlehem PA, Lehigh Valley PA, or Lehigh County PA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bryan, contact Bryan Orthodontics at: (610) 435-2788.

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