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Netales
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Need some help.

#1 Post by Netales » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:26 am

I am 18 years old and thinking about getting a brace. I had retainers from age 11-14 and when I was given the ok to upgrade to the brackets, I said no (grr at my 14 year old self) because I was sick and tired of the jaw pain. I sucked my thumb from birth until I was 9 and so I have an overbite, and recently it's really been bothering me. I want braces, but I'm not sure if I really need them or I'm just paranoid.

I know I should make an orthodontic appointment but it costs a lot of money so I thought I'd get some free advice from you people first =) Is it worth it? Here is a small pic of how my teeth look now.

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Eurgh, I really think they are awful.

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#2 Post by jaswi » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:18 am

Consultations with an orthodontist are usually free. I suggest you go talk to one and see what they have to say. Most people here will agree with me when I say that yes it is worth it.
And the younger you do it, the better.

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#3 Post by funshine » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:28 am

A year or two in braces is totally worth the 20, 30, 50 years you'll have with a beautiful smile.
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#4 Post by Lisa65 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:44 am

Where do you live? Consultation appointments are often free in the US, but in the UK you will pay £70-80 for a consultation.

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#5 Post by Netales » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:48 am

Lisa65 wrote:Where do you live? Consultation appointments are often free in the US, but in the UK you will pay £70-80 for a consultation.
Yes I live in the UK. Sucks.

Thanks for all your input :)
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#6 Post by diande » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:13 pm

It's def. worth it! You'll be real glad you did at the end, and even inbetween when the soreness stops and you start to see the changes :)
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Braced on 13 September 2006 - Ceramic upper and lower brackets - Estimated time was 12 Months

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#7 Post by GiovanntiLawing » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:15 pm

Definately go see an orthodontists!

You don't want to have to get braces at an older age. They cost more!

Why pay 6000.00 when you can get them for 3000.00 or less!!

Most consultations are free!
Giovannti. 26 years old with braces..

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2nd Time w/Braces
Metal-First time 10 years ago
Ceramic-(Second time) Top Arch Installed 7/9/2008, Bottom Arch Installed 9/10/2008

Next Adjustment 11/25/2008

Word of advice: WEAR YOUR RETAINERS!!

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