By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
April 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces  

Wondering if everything you thought you knew about braces is true?

Maybe you know someone who’s had braces before, and they told you some pretty wacky stories. Perhaps your teen is a little nervous about getting braces because they’ve been reading up on them and they have some reservations. There is a lot of misinformation out there, whether on the Internet or through word of mouth. Our Marion, AR, family dentist Dr. Wayne Cook wants you to know the truth about getting braces.

Myth: Braces are only for kids!

Braces aren’t just for kids. While we often associate kids and teens with braces, this doesn’t mean that you age out of getting orthodontic treatment. In fact, your dentist has been treating more adults with braces than ever before.

We also offer easy, discreet orthodontic systems such as Invisalign that fit into your lifestyle and make it easier to get a straighter smile without worrying that others will notice your braces.

Myth: It will take years to see results.

While it can take time to achieve full results if you are dealing with more complicated orthodontic needs, for the most part, people won’t have to wait years to get their braces off. Thanks to high-tech orthodontic planning and amazing orthodontic options these days, there are many ways to help our patients achieve faster results. Since treatment times can vary, it’s important to discuss this with your Marion, AR, family dentist during your consultation.

Myth: Braces are bulky and cumbersome.

Yes, a long time ago braces were considered to be a bit awkward and bulky, but these days orthodontic treatment is designed with patient comfort in mind. The braces we offer our patients today are so much more advanced and sleeker than the braces you remember from decades past. Traditional braces have gotten a makeover with thinner wires and lightweight, smaller brackets. Braces don’t have to be awkward and uncomfortable.

If you have any questions or concerns about getting braces, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Marion, AR, dentist Dr. Cook who would be happy to answer your questions and discuss orthodontic options with you. Call us today at (870) 739-8799.


Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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