While we all agree that going to the dentist for regular check-ups makes sense, there is a whole lot of scepticism about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is probably the most misunderstood of all medical fields. Some people think it’s unnecessarily risky while others believe that it does nothing to improve dental health. Let’s set the record straight: Following are 5 of the most common myths about cosmetic dentistry, debunked.
Myth-1: You Are Forced To Wear Those Ugly Metal Braces To Get Your Teeth Aligned.
People often stay clear of getting their teeth straightened because they cannot bear the thought of wearing metal braces. We completely understand, these braces are ugly and kind of make you look like a nerd. However, there is a new type of brace available in the market called Invisalign. These braces are made from transparent plastic. Once fitted these braces are undetectable and also aligns the teeth at a much faster rate than traditional metal-wire braces.
Myth-2: Cosmetic Dentistry Is Only About Making You Look Better.
This is probably the most common myth about cosmetic dentistry. The word ‘cosmetic’ is often misinterpreted and a lot of people believe that cosmetic dentistry does nothing improve functionality. Imagine this, you walk into a dentist’s office with a chipped tooth. Once completely restored your tooth not only gets back its functionality but it also looks normal again. Even though restoration was done by a cosmetic dentist, the procedure does restore functionality.
Myth-3: Most Dental Procedures Hurt A Lot.
While there can be some uncomfortable moments, cosmetic dentists usually do everything in their power to provide a pain-free experience. A good cosmetic dentist will Dentists will often numb the entire mouth with anaesthetics before going ahead with anything that might cause pain.
Myth-4: Getting an Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Product Is Better Than Going tothe Clinic.
Over-the-counter whitening kits do a decent job in removing the stains on the surface and do not do anything to better the dental health. Teeth whitening sessions performed at the dentist’s office not only deliver longer-lasting and better results but also focuses on improving dental hygiene.
Myth-5: Procedures Are Always Too Expensive.
There is no denying the fact that some dental procedures are costly. Most dentists, however, sit down with their patients and take thetime to understand the budgetary constraints. During the consultation stage, dentists usually offer multiple options to suit their patient budget and end goal.