Choosing to pursue orthodontic treatment is a big decision. And although there are many factors to consider from cost to length of treatment to aesthetic, Dr. Jim Watson and the team here at Watson Orthodontics are experts in orthodontia near Huntsville, TX, and we want to alleviate your fears! Here are our top 5 myths (some silly, and some understandable) about braces, BUSTED!

Busting Orthodontic Myths about Braces

Myth: They’re always painful

Some discomfort is inevitable, but due to advancements in materials used, the minor pain experienced is more than manageable! There are also other teeth straightening options that offer varied levels of comfort and discretion.

Myth: Traditional braces are your only option

When you think of braces, you may think of clunky, metal headgear. The truth is that there are other alternatives that can be more comfortable and less obvious. They include (but aren’t limited to):

Myth: You can’t play an instrument

As an expert in orthodontia near Huntsville, TX, Dr. Watson would never discourage his patients from doing something they love, especially something as important as playing music. At first braces will be foreign to you, and you will go through a period of adjustment, but once that’s over you will hardly notice that they are there, and you’ll be playing music as beautifully as before!

Myth: I will be more apt to be struck by lightning

You’d be surprised at how often we are asked about lightning! Our patients have a 1 in 700,000 chance of being struck by lightning. And guess what. The same goes for people without braces. We’re glad to report that braces do not make you a lightning pole!

Myth: I’m too old

We hear this all of the time! The truth is that 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults. And with the development of some of the above mentioned options in treatment (most popularly, Invisalign), more adults are committing to pursuing orthodontics in order to improve their health, as well as their confidence!

Dr. Watson and the team here at Watson Orthodontics want nothing more than for you to be comfortable with your choice to pursue orthodontic treatment near Huntsville, TX. These myths prevent people from choosing to get braces that could improve the quality of his/her life! If you have any questions or concerns, we are always happy to bust the myths that may be keeping you from having your most beautiful smile!


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in orthodontia. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in the 77429 zip code area: Cypress, Harris County, Houston, Spring, or Tomball, TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: 281.955.7612