Something that has been bothering me a lot all these years is the fact that almost nobody seems to fully understand their orthodontic treatment. You ask them why they had it done and they say, “It was something with my bite,” or, “There wasn’t enough room for my teeth”. However, peoples’ expectations of how the whole thing should be solved, why the problem occurred in the first place and the final outcome seem very vague. They put their entire fate and the responsibility in the hands of the orthodontist. I am no exception myself. I trusted the experts, I didn’t have to understand, or so I thought. They had been treating patients with these methods since the beginning of time, of course they knew exactly what they were doing! I have regretted having that kind of trust in them about a thousand times since then. I don’t think I will ever stop asking myself: “Why didn’t I ask more questions? How could I accept that there weren’t any alternatives?”
In this clip, Dr. Hangtalks about all of this. When he explains how the Biobloc treatment is going to turn out, he does it carefully so that the patient and the parents will understand. When the whole method makes sense to you, only then can you decide to have it done. Otherwise you shouldn’t accept treatment. I quote: “The last reason in the world to make the teeth straight is ‘because the doctor said so, we didn’t really get why but he’s the doctor. He should know!’” Dr. Hang had teeth pulled and braces himself as a kid but he never got the concept behind the treatment, he doesn’t remember and neither does his mom. Everybody wore braces! He now realizes that you have to ask yourself the big Question: “Why am I having this done?” If you are smart, you try to understand, he says and I couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult who are looking for braces treatment or if you’re researching this on the behalf of your child. Understanding is the key!