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Orthodontic Treatment: Myths You Must Know

Orthodontics Marietta GA

While National Orthodontic Health Month is six months away in October, it’s always a good time to set the record straight regarding orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, here are a few myths you must know.

Anyone who provides braces or aligners is considered an orthodontist

Perhaps you’ve seen dentists and other companies offer braces or aligner therapies. Does this mean that these providers are orthodontists? The answer is no. In order to be considered an orthodontic specialist, one must complete additional years of advanced training and education at an accredited residency. The same is required in order to be a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. Thus, if you are looking for a qualified orthodontist, look for the AAO logo or simply ask!

Orthodontists are very expensive.

Like other specialty health care providers, orthodontists provide customized treatment plans to their patients. This leads many to assume that they are very expensive. The truth is—each case is unique, yet the benefits of specialized care is worth it in the end. As such, most orthodontists offer affordable, flexible financing to suit every budget.

Regular office visits are not needed to obtain straight teeth.

Simply put, regular orthodontic visits are highly valuable, as a qualified orthodontist can detect problems or make treatment corrections as needed to produce the best results possible.

Orthodontic treatment is purely cosmetic.

While the visible benefits of orthodontics leads many to believe that it is purely cosmetic, there are enormous benefits in regards to function. In other words, a patient’s biting, chewing and speaking improves, not to mention their oral health improves, as teeth are easier to clean.

Orthodontists only offer metal braces.

As the most familiar type of braces, metal brackets and wires remain a popular, traditional method of straightening teeth. However, other methods include fixed or removable appliances and devices, as well as clear aligners and bilingual and ceramic types.

Orthodontic treatment is only for children.

It’s true—many children undergo orthodontic treatment. Yet, the AAO reports that in 2014, nearly 1.5 million adults were treated! As such, age is never a concern when it comes to obtaining a healthy, straight smile.

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C. – Orthodontic Specialist

With over thirty years of experience as an orthodontic specialist, Dr. William R. Kincer leads a unique practice in Marietta, where he values personalized patient care and treatment for individuals of all ages.

For a complimentary consultation to discuss options to straighten your smile, call today!

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

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  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

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  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.

    Franny

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