Post # 1
My teeth are in BAD shape. I’ve had fillings on almost every one, I’ve had 2 teeth on the bottom kind of near the front pulled because the cavities got so bad they decayed. I also have a snaggle tooth on top that always bothered me. Also pretty much all my back teeth are stained so badly they’re brown and gross but my dentist said there’s nothing he can do besides try to polish them. So I want to get braces to fix the snaggle tooth and hopefully get rid of the holes from the missing teeth on both sides…would an orthodontist even be able to do braces on me?? I get sick to my stomach sometimes when I look in the mirror and smile…I want to have pretty teeth for my wedding 🙁
Post # 3
I think there’s no harm in at least going in for a consultation. They may not be able to get them PERFECT, but I do think they can at least improve them. I would also look into the many different types out there now.
Post # 4
Well, you’d have to actually see an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist to get a true answer, but I’d guess there has to be something they can do. I also know you’ve probably heard this a million times — but brush three times a day, and floss! Get a whitening tooth paste and whitening rinse and use that every day.
As a side note, I have braces on right now to fix my teeth. I had some that were slightly turned, and one that was set back from the rest. They are on in my profile picture — so you can see that they are as close to invisible as invisible gets. The braces are called “Six Month Smiles” and it literally is a six month program to fix problem teeth. I’m 4 months in, and it’s a fantastic difference.
Post # 5
The one problem with braces is it makes it very difficult to floss, which might cause more problems for you. I would look into invisiline because you can take it out to brush your teeth & floss. (I had braces as a teen and had friends use invisiline, but I’m not an expert on it.)
Post # 6
@asscherlover: It’s more time-consuming to floss with braces, but it’s definitely still possible.
@kmarie422: Most orthodontists will give you a free consultation and tell you what they can do, the approximate price, and about how long it will take if you follow all their rules. Be warned though- if that’s your real wedding date, you may not be able to finish all the work before then… I was supposed to have braces for at least 2 years (though I got mine off early since I was so good about caring for them and putting in my rubber bands). No harm in looking into it though!
Post # 7
I worked with both a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontist to fix my teeth before the wedding. I didn’t have nearly as much time as you, but 6 months of Invisalign + nite white bleaching + comestic bonding made my smile as close to perfect as its ever been! Find a cosmetic dentist and orthodontist that work together often because they will need to coordinate and get appointments ASAP! By the way, I wasn’t completely done with the Invisalign by the time my wedding rolled around but the plan was to take off any attachments and apply temporary bonding just for the wedding and then go back to the Invisalign when I returned from the honeymoon.
Also, the Invisalign does a pretty decent job hiding the spaces in the meantime, so my engagement photos didn’t look half bad 🙂
It can be done! Good luck!
Post # 8
Yes go and make an appointment. I had braces for 1 year and a half and they cost me $6000, best money I have EVER spent!!!!! Do it!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 9
I did Invisalign too! It definitely takes less time than braces (which I did as a kid) and bonding your teeth makes sure that they’re less likely to shift (you do still have to wear your night retainers). You should definitely ask if Invisalign is an option. Flossing is a bit of a nuisance and eating too (must slice fruits like apples instead of just biting in) but it’s worth it =)
As for the stained teeth, maybe consider getting veneers?
Post # 10
Yes but braces take a long time treatment . and braces usually stain your teeth so all dentist at the end of your treatment they whiten your teeth. i personally have braces.