I’m Dr. Roger S. Lim and I would like to say thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  As a orthodontist with over 10 years of experience, I would like to start off by displaying some of the myths and facts about dental care. Below I have listed some of the most important facts and myths that will answer the most concerns people have about normal dental care procedures and that of a orthodontic dentist and orthodontic procedures.

For instance did you know a orthodontist has 2-3 years specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightning teeth and insuring proper form and function. Please read the myths & facts below to fully understand when you should consider a orthodontist as appossed to a regular dentist

MYTH:  Orthodontists are appropriate only for the most challenging and complex orthodontic cases.
FACT:  Orthodontists recognize the difference between a simple case and a complex one. And when a case is challenging, orthodontists know what to do.

MYTH:  My family dentist says he can straighten my teeth.
FACT:  An orthodontist has 2-3 years of specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightening teeth and insuring proper form and function. A dentist may see a handful of cases a year amid drilling and filling. An orthodontist only practices orthodontics and treats hundreds of patients.

MYTH:  Braces are for kids.
FACT:  One in five orthodontic patients is an adult.

MYTH:  Orthodontists charge more than general dentists for orthodontic treatment.
FACT:  It’s not the same work. The value in seeing an orthodontist for treatment is that the orthodontist is an expert, highly experienced and understands form, function and a wonderful smile


  
MYTH::Braces are painful and take two years or more for the desired result.
FACT:After the adjustment period, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, braces are comfortable. Some may be worn for months, not years.

 
MYTH::Braces are painful and take two years or more for the desired result.
FACT:After the adjustment period, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, braces are comfortable. Some may be worn for months, not years.

MYTH:Braces are ugly, call attention to themselves and would be embarrassing in business settings.
FACT:Today’s braces may be nearly invisible, made from clear plastic, or unseen, mounted on the back (lingual) side of the teeth.

MYTH:Any dentist may join the American Association of Orthodontists
FACT:Only orthodontists may become members of the American Association of Orthodontists.

 
 
Please visit our main site via link below for further inquires such as our hours, schedule a appointment, map & directions, questions about your dental health or your childs need for braces and more:
 
 13320 Riverside Dr Suite 218 Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423 (818) 783-4565

www.oaksortho.com 

 

 
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