Afraid Of Orthodontics? Don’t Be!

Do you really want to come in for orthodontic care but you are also really afraid? If so, we suggest that you open your mind up to a fresh perspective that goes a little something like this: Treatment is actually nothing to worry about and its benefits are absolutely worthwhile. Learn more!

It’s Surprisingly Comfortable

The most common concern we hear about orthodontic care is, “But isn’t it going to hurt?” The truth is, you can experience minor irritation and soreness. However, there are ways to address all of them, so any discomfort is only fleeting (an over-the-counter pain reliever will alleviate any mild, short-lived soreness). Most of the time, you’ll forget all about your treatment.

The Results Can Last

Perhaps you are afraid of orthodontic care because you have friends who had braces or aligners and their teeth are no longer aligned. This detail is very important: If this is the case, your friends did not follow their orthodontist’s post-treatment recommendations. Wear your retainers and you’ll keep that alignment!

Focus On The Benefits

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the possible concerns that begin to fill your mind. After all, you may have to care for your smile differently for a while. You will either have to navigate cleaning your smile with brackets and wires or you’ll have to keep up with trays. It may pose a tiny bit of inconvenience. However, we encourage you to focus on the benefits: Your smile will look exceptional, you’ll feel better about your appearance, your dental hygiene will become optimized, and you won’t have to worry about it again … ever!

Discover The Benefits Of Orthodontics

Don’t let a little hesitation keep you from achieving a beautifully aligned grin that’s better for your oral health. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!