Can You Eat Chewing Gum With Braces? Mythbusting Common Misconceptions About Braces

Myths about braces are a dime a dozen, and they can understandably make you nervous about embarking on a journey of straightening your teeth. That’s why today, we’re busting some of the most common myths and misconceptions that we hear. 

Got a myth or concern that we don’t mention? Reach out. We’re here to help.

Top Five Common Myths

I Can’t Eat The Same Foods With Braces

This isn’t necessarily true – while you want to be careful with your braces, and avoid overly sticky or gummy foods where possible, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the foods that you love. Pre-cutting hard and sticky foods into small bites can prevent putting additional strain on your braces. 

I’m Too Old For Braces

This is simply not true – there’s no age limit on a smile that you’re confident in. Our goal is to help you feel like yourself. Whether you’re 15 or 45, we can help you.

Braces Hurt Too Much

While there may be some discomfort, your braces shouldn’t be exceptionally painful. We use the DamonTM system for braces and brackets – which are exceptionally high-quality. Better yet, they provide you with one major benefit. More comfort. 

We’re talking less discomfort, less rubbing and a busted myth.

Traditional Braces Are My Only Option

A lot of us can still see braces as the large and bulky metal system that it once was. That no longer is the case. Braces are sleek, discrete and in some cases can be downright invisible. There are even braces that sit along the backs of your teeth, giving the illusion of no braces at all.

In fact, braces aren’t even the only option anymore – clinics can also offer aligners, clear and essentially invisible guides that help align your teeth. Think of them as retainers that do the straightening. 

Braces Take Years To Work

Many patients that come through our doors worry that braces take upwards of two years to work. But that is not the case, with today’s brace technology. Instead, we’re looking at many patients finishing their teeth straightening journey in around a year. 

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, our results speak for themselves. Our team can provide you with a treatment plan and custom quote, as well as bust any other myths you may have heard.

Reach out to our team today for a free consultation.

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