What a friendly orthodontist would say to you.
A straight and white smile is there for the taking. Here’s how.
We had a very good level of feedback to our recent blog about a young man who was fearful of getting braces as he believed they would make him ‘stand out’ and look different to his peers.
Most of the responses were from parents, who confirmed that their own children had exactly the same reservations about having braces fitted. And to be honest, we understand why youngsters might feel this way. In your teens, you tend to believe that you're the centre of the universe and that everybody you encounter is scrutinizing you.
The truth, of course, if that very few people care very much, either way, as to whether you’re wearing braces or not. Indeed, the vast majority of them won't even notice that you’ve had braces fitted.
The fact of the matter is that, these days, you almost look out of place if you haven’t paid a visit to the orthodontist, so there really is no need to fret over ‘looking different’ to your mates.
It’s also worth pointing out that lots of celebs have gone down the braces route, and have carried off the look with great success. Examples of this include Niall Horan, Dakota Fanning, Brooklyn Beckham, Willow and Jaden Smith, and Emma Thompson. So if it's good enough for them, then we’d have to urge our younger readers to be proud of their new look. After all, they’ll only be wearing their braces for as little as six months, so the time will literally fly by.
This is a major breakthrough from the ‘bad old days’, when patients had to endure their braces for two years or more. And to be honest, the old-fashioned ‘train tracks’ were quite uncomfortable versus their modern-day rivals. Today, many of our patients tell us that after a couple of weeks, they forget they're even wearing braces.
The modern generation of braces are rightly referred to as invisible braces, as they're highly discreet and you really need to get very close to someone to spot that they're wearing braces. And let’s face it, if someone gets that close to you, chances are that you welcome the attention!
Another point we’d make to anyone who has qualms about getting braces is that they won't break the bank for your parents. Because you spend less time in the dentist’s chair, we can afford to charge them less, so the overall cost has dropped very significantly in recent years.
Also, if they’d like to spread the cost over three months, six months or nine months, they can do so by opting for our 0% Dental Finance Plan. This means that they don't have to shell out for the full treatment in one go.
And one final point we’d make about the modern generation of braces is that if you're in the market for an orthodontist Dublin is a really great place to source one. We’ve got some really talented professionals working in the Greater Dublin Area, including the guys here in the MyDental Surgery.