I'm new to this message board, but I have been spending a lot of time reading everyone's posts and opinions on lingual braces. Thanks to everyone, they are very helpful!
A couple of days ago, I visited the dentist because the left side of my teeth were always hurting and I couldn't really eat on that side due to the pressure pain. She informed me i have an overbite and I may need corrective jaw surgery. This is when they break the jaw and move in back into postition.
I came home and researched all about it. Much to my dismay - you need braces for probably 20-22 months with this surgery.
I am 19 years old, and to get the traditional braces is a big no no for me. I am too self concious for that, and the thought of having a visable metal mouth scares me to death! So i researched lingual braces...and they seem to be much better than traditional braces. (cosmetic wise!)
I have a few questions:
1. I'm at university, and currently single. So meeting guys is a big thing in my life right now...I am so worried that if we had our "first kiss" it would be awful because he would be able to feel my braces and worst of all - cut his tounge?! Please anyone with experience in this sector tell me if guys can feel it and does it ruin a kiss? so worried!!!
2. I know people have said you can't see them...but surely the ones on the bottom you can see if theyre behind your teeth...Also, this may sound silly, but sometimes when someone takes a picture with a flash, you can see my filling which is silver through the tooth...will the flash show up the lingual braces?
3. The pain element is putting me off, my dentist said that my tounge will just get cut up all the time, i'm worried i'll be in so much pain i'll have to get them off! How long does the pain last until you don't notice it?
Sorry for the long post, I'm just worried about getting them!
Hope someone can help