Great results take time
Every few weeks or so, I talk with a potential patient who's been promised the same orthodontic services I offer, but with the braces off in half the time.
As an efficiency-minded person myself, I understand the desire to save time and money. But just like the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The time it takes for an orthodontic system to work depends on a variety of factors, everything from diet and metabolism to the speed of bone formation on the cellular level. Each person is different, making it challenging to predict how quickly teeth will move until some time has passed.
And while there have been tremendous changes in the orthodontics industry overall, you should beware of oversold promises about any particular brand.
Today's braces use thinner wires that are more flexible and sit at a lower profile on your teeth. This, in turn, makes the braces more efficient and more comfortable. Of course I am personally committed to utilizing the most current and efficient technology. But these changes have been adopted by all major companies, and the differences between brands is mostly based on individual orthodontists' preferences.
Instead, what truly matters is the experience of your orthodontist and their commitment to doing the job right. Braces are a big expense that affect your appearance for life. It is important to choose a provider based on quality of results, being careful about what is promised in terms of time and cost. Wilson Orthodontics
17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202
Sherwood, OR 97140
3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210
Newberg, OR 97132