posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got braces to straighten my teeth before the wedding. I did not want them visible so I had them put on the back of my teeth.  My sister is an orthodontist, so she was willing to do the braces on the back of my teeth.  Because you can’t see the braces they will actually be on at the wedding.  If you are uncomfortable about your teeth I reccomend getting braces.  Clear or brace on the back of your teeth are good alternatives to the traditional braces.   

Post # 18
25 posts

Get the braces asap. Have them temporaily remove them for your wedding. It takes a few months only before your teeth are waaaay better. So theyll be much nicer for your wedding. 

I got braces in grade 11 and had them temporaily removed for my grad photos in gr 12. Its worth taking them on and off. Just make sure you remove them close to your wedding day and put them on quickly because your teeth shift around Very quickly!


Good luck with your decision!

Post # 19
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


I wish I had a before pic, but I had mega buck teeth. And you’ll have a year with the braces on by the time of your wedding, so your teeth will be pretty darn straight in the braces. If you’re having a professional photographer at your wedding, they can actually edit your braces out in Pro pics, so you’ll just look like you have really straight teeth.


Post # 20
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

funnily enough i never had this problem. My smile is reminiscent of Mona Lisa’s, it doesnt show my teeth. At all. Unless im laughing, that is.

Post # 21
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

About the white spots on the teeth after braces – that is (I believe) caused by demineralization of the tooth bit that is under the glue on the bracket. My dentist sold me a toothpaste to use that supposedly “remineralized” the tooth a little bit every time I brushed my teeth… I dont know it thats what did it, but I didnt have any white spots.


And the wax they give you to put over the pokey bits of wire… such a godsend. Braces destroy/rip up your cheeks for the first bit… and then a bit more every so often anyways.

Post # 26
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Oops, repeat post

Post # 27
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m 26 and I got braces for my wedding as well. I will be getting them off 6 months before the wedding. I noticed a change in them within 3-4 months, BUT my overbite is still there and they are not super perfect yet (I’m at 6 months). Your smile will be incredibly different in one year. Also, a snap on smile could run you $500-$1,000 per arch. Do you have insurance?  I was able to get the Damon system braces for $1,375 which was amazing since it was originally supposed to be $6,999. And if you don’t, they have payment plants (as many others have mentioned). I would say go for the braces instead of the snap on. When are you ever going to use them again? Its an expensive fix for one day when you could permanently have them fixed with braces. Also, go with the Damon system! You dont have to get the rubber bands on them like the old ones and they are a lot less painful. Let me know if you have any questions. 



Post # 28
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had metal braces as a teen and then, invisalign but the invisalign was done by a not-so-great dentist so I had to redo them as an adult last year.  I was able to find a doctor who did “simple aligners” which are the generic version of invisalign for much cheaper.  Maybe you can find a orthodontist who uses simple aligners? 

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