5 Common Misconceptions About Orthodontics by San Mateo and Half Moon Bay, CA’S Favorite Orthodontist


Maybe you need orthodontic treatment, and you have some concerns about the orthodontic field and its services. And maybe your concerns are keeping you from coming in and benefiting from what your Orthodontist can offer to you.

The truth is that orthodontics is commonly misunderstood by most Americans. Here are five commonly held misconceptions about orthodontics which we would like to address with some key information . In-depth information which may help you to look at what we do in a new light.


One: Orthodontists and Dentists Perform The Same Procedures
Without question, both Orthodontists and Dentists help you and your family to maintain dental health throughout life. While Dentists assist you with cleanings, fillings, gum disease, implants, and other similar treatments, Orthodontists help you to align your teeth and modify the growth and development of your jaw. Orthodontists are dentists as well, but their specialty within dentistry focuses on correcting bites, out-of-place teeth, which is how your teeth come in contact with one another, and the straightness of your teeth.


Two: Only Children and Teens Wear Braces
We often see children and teens with braces. But the truth is that more and more adults are using Invisalign to give themselves a beautiful smile. People of all ages, young and older, seek and receive orthodontic treatments.

Did you know that about 20% of those who receive orthodontic treatment are adults? It is never too late to see an Orthodontist and give yourself the confident smile that you’ve always desired.


Three: Orthodontics Is Obvious To Other People
We understand that you may be concerned about how your orthodontics may make you appear. Your orthodontist will examine your teeth and mouth closely and develop a customized plan that’s right for you. If you’re worried about wearing metal brackets, don’t be. Dr. Alborzi is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the United States. Adults today have two less noticeable options:

  • Invisalign: Invisalign is the brand name for clear aligners. They’re not traditional braces, but they do deliver gentle pressure to move teeth. As the name implies, these aligners are practically invisible.
  • Clear braces: Clear braces are tooth-colored (ceramic) brackets that move teeth much like traditional, metal braces. They come with clear or tooth-colored wires, too.


Four: Orthodontics Is Too Expensive
With numerous orthodontics options and payments plans available, a solution can be found to get you the orthodontic treatment that you require and desire. A personalized consultation with Dr. Alborzi can help you to fit your preferred orthodontic treatment choice, all within your own budget.


Five: Braces Are Painful And Require Years of Treatment

Fortunately, the treatment options used by Dr. Alborzi are the most comfortable available in orthodontic care. Because of advances in modern technology, you will feel much less pain than you expect and treatment often occurs in less time than most expect.


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