10 Fun Facts About Orthodontics!

Whether you’re wearing braces or you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, there’s a lot of information you ought to know when it comes to straightening your smile. But that information doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Believe it or not, some information about braces can be quite fascinating. And as such, we wanted to spend some time highlighting some of the fun and interesting facts about braces!

Trapnell Orthodontics is proud to provide an array of orthodontic treatments for those around Utah County. We have offices across the Utah Valley, from Provo to Payson. Regardless of which orthodontic treatment you choose, we’re dedicated to providing quality care and education to each of our patients. Call Trapnell Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment! Otherwise, keep reading to learn our 10 fun facts about orthodontics.

Fun Facts About Orthodontics!

  1. 4 million Americans are currently wearing braces.
  2. All orthodontists are trained dentists, but only 5% of dentists are also orthodontists.
  3. You can thank NASA for modern braces. They developed the alloy that is currently used to make braces.  
  4. Braces are nearly 300 years old, but orthodontic devices can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt.
  5. Nearly 80% of Americans have had a cavity by age 17.
  6. Modern archwires are activated by your body heat. They are also reactivated after having a cold drink.
  7. Right handed? You probably chew your food on the right side of your mouth! Same goes for lefties.
  8. The best time to begin orthodontic treatment is at age 7, but most people don’t visit the orthodontist until late adolescence.
  9. Retainers are just as important as braces.
  10. Our teeth shift forward throughout our lives, meaning that as we get older the front of our mouth looks more crowded!

Orthodontic Treatment at Trapnell Orthodontics

At Trapnell, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Choosing the right treatment can be rightfully stressful, but don’t worry, we’ll help you find the perfect treatment! And regardless of which dental office you choose in Utah County, you can rest assured that our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make your orthodontic treatment worthwhile.

Seeking Orthodontics?

Look no further than Trapnell Orthodontics, your Utah orthodontist! Don’t hesitate to call us today if you’re interested in any of our orthodontic services. You can contact one of our offices here to schedule a consultation!