The stereotypical braces wearer – in middle school, with a mouth full of metal brackets – has led to numerous myths about orthodontics that discourage many people from getting the dental care they need. Dr. Ashlee Weber and our staff would like to put some of these myths to rest.
Orthodontic treatment is for kids. Although teenagers often visit the orthodontist to get braces, adults represent a growing proportion of orthodontic patients. Whether you’re 8 years old or 80, a consultation with an orthodontist can identify problems with your teeth, jaws, or bite that can be corrected by orthodontic interventions.
Traditional metal braces are my only option. Advances in orthodontic technology have rendered improved braces and other orthodontic appliances that are much less noticeable than the braces of yesteryear. Ask Dr. Ashlee Weber about Invisalign® braces and other more aesthetically pleasing options that make sense for your situation.
Orthodontic treatment is only helpful for crooked teeth. Sure, a crooked smile is a common reason that patients seek orthodontic care. However, orthodontic interventions help with a range of dental health problems. From missing teeth to overbite to jaw misalignment, your orthodontist can help with many problems associated with the teeth, gums, and jaws.
Orthodontic treatment is too expensive. As with any medical procedure, orthodontics can be pricey. However, our Kansas City orthodontist team works with patients to find payment plans, insurance coverage, and other payment options that reduce the financial burden. Why not schedule a free consultation to get all the information before determining whether or not orthodontic treatment is outside your budget?