Post # 1
So i had my dental check up yesterday and the conclusion was i need braces,
i have a very high prescription for glasses and braces on top of that
but anyways i was considering getting the Ceramic braces, because the metal ones just freak me out lol
Im just wondering what your experience is if you have or had braces
Post # 3
I had braces as an adult and never regretted it for one moment. Many adults get braces these days.
I had a congenital abscence of permanent teeth. The two lateral upper incisors never came in so my other teeeth shifted to fill in the space. My parents couldn’t afford braces. As an adult I had 75% coverage for orthodontics.
The way I looked at it was” I can wear braces and be two years older when they come off with great teeth and a great smile, or I can be two years older still with ugly teeth”.
Post # 4
I had braces in junior high and loved them. Don’t ask me why but I totally felt cool wearing them. I was an odd child. I have no idea what ceramic braces are but I wore the iinvisalign braces for awhile and they were nice because no one could tell.
Post # 5
I had braces twice! I had them as a kid 13-16 and then broke my retainer and didn’t have it for almost a year. My teeth shifted and so I had to get invisilign a few years ago.
It didn’t take long probably let than a year and it wasn’t very noticable. You should see about getting those.
I’m trying to work on FI looking into them now. He has a hard time flossing because his teeth are so tight.
Post # 6
I had braces twice also. The first time in junior high, then because I did not wear my retainer, decided to get them again as an adult. I had the clear or ceramic braces and they really were hardly noticable. The second time I only had them a little over a year, although I do have to say I did break them several times eating things I wasn’t supposed to (like popcorn).
Post # 7
@Missus_LLC: I am wearing Invisalign braces right now! I had metal braces as a kid, and I must say Invisalign tops metal any day of the week.
Post # 8
I got braces in October 2011 and got them off this past year in december. I had overlapping teeth in the front, and they were all packed together on the bottom. Best decision I ever made. I was self conscious about the braces for the year that I had them, but now, you cant keep me from smiling! Definitely worth it rather than being self conscious forever 🙂 I also had the ceramic(white) ones. Slightly more expensive…they are supposed to be “less” noticable but to be honest, they were still really noticable. But WORTH it!
Post # 9
I had metal braces twice as a child. My teeth have since shifted but are still straighter than what I had. If I got them again as an adult I would either get ceramic or the metal ones on the back of the teeth (at least for the top). A friend had ceramic and I couldn’t really tell until she was talking right next to me, she liked them and her teeth are great!
Post # 10
I’ve had ceramic braces for the past 14 months now! I don’t mind them really, but can’t wait to get them off. You usually can’t see them in pictures unless it’s REALLY close up.
Post # 11
I had braces as an adult, in my twenties, and have never regretted my decision. I wore them for three years and had the full-on metal kind. Back then, there weren’t any choices. I had an overbite and overcrowding; I had to have four teeth pulled during treatment. It really helped my self esteem!
Post # 12
I also have had braces twice. Once when I was younger and then just got my last set off this past August. I understand the part of not wanting them to show, but they aren’t that terrible. I pormise! My mother has worked for my Orthodontist for about 15 years. When I asked about getting the ceramic braces, they informed me that I could do that BUT they do take MUCH longer to work than the metal ones do. So make sure to keep that into consideration. Also, the ceramic ones can stain over time from coffee, tea, cokes, etc.
The Invisalign are a good option but there are a couple things to think about with them. Certain things can not be fixed with Invisalign and they are MUCH more expensive than the regular metal braces.
Hope this helps!! 🙂
Post # 13
I am currently finishing my invisalign treatment and I am 29. 🙂 I don’t regret it at all!! I love not being so self contious about my smile and on my wedding day, I will have straight teeth. 🙂
Post # 14
My mom has braces and she is 52, it’s never too late to fix your teeth!
Post # 15
im 23, and i am considering getting them i just dont want a metal mouth lol or to look dorkier than i already do (my glasses).
im a little nervous because my friend got some last week and she said theyre suuper painful!
i did see the invisalign, do they give you the same result as ceramic ones?
i think itd be a pain to take them off and on all the time, i tend to lose things so yeah lol
how long do you have to wear braces for?
i know this is kind personal but if you guys mesg me a pic id really appreciate it
Post # 16
I have ceramic braces and they are wonderful. I only have to have them on for less than 9 months – they will be off before the wedding. Not too noticeable, it takes a lot of people a while to see them. Very few issues with pain, but of course a majorly increased maintenance time. This is them just after I got them. My teeth have moved a bunch since then.