Common Myths about Braces

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As founder of an independent orthodontic practice in South San Francisco, California, William Fay, DDS, has placed braces on patients for more than 20 years. William Fay, DDS, uses clear ceramic brackets to help patients maintain a confident smile throughout treatment.

Braces have a reputation for being painful, unattractive, and inconvenient. Mainstream media has contributed to many of these ideas as orthodontia is often pictured in television and movies as a stereotypical mouth full of metal. The fact is, however, that contemporary advances in orthodontia have allowed practitioners to offer brackets that are close to unnoticeable for those who prefer a subtle look, while colored rubber bands enable patients to express themselves in fun and creative ways.

Braces are also not as disruptive to everyday life as common wisdom suggests. Orthodontists are able to work with patients to help them continue their favorite activities, which can even include contact sports as long as individuals wear the correct protective gear. Even the braces themselves are not as uncomfortable as patients think, as the flexible wiring now available means that practitioners can minimize the amount of force and thus keep patients more comfortable over the course of treatment.


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William Fay DDS.

Possessing dental offices in South San Francisco, American Canyon, and Mountain View, California, William Fay, DDS, serves as a leading figure in orthodontic care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Fay draws on four decades of experience in the dental field. He continues to advance his knowledge of the field, staying up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Most recently, Dr. William Fay has embraced the use of the In-Ovation-C system braces, which gently straightens teeth. As a result, treatment is generally quicker, requires fewer office visits, and allows patients to smile confidently, even during treatment. In order to ensure that every patient receives high-quality care, regardless of their financial status, William Fay, DDS, offers convenient payment plans with little or no interest. He gives patients the opportunity to express what kind of payments they can afford to make each month, then does his best to accommodate those needs. In extreme circumstances, Dr. Fay has even offered treatments at no cost to the patient. Passionate about helping those in need, he makes sure anyone who wants top quality orthodontic care is able to receive it. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. William Fay serves as Director of Pacific Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate group. He oversees all operations at the firm, which focuses on commercial and industrial real estate throughout California. He has also been Vice President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, a team of seven consultants charged with planning community development in San Francisco. In this role, he worked directly with the Mayor and City Council on various community issues, including transportation, land use, and neighborhood planning.

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