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    Posted: Jan 06 2013 at 2:50am
I say - get them. It was one of the best things I ever did for myself.
 
I don't know how old you are but it's never too late. My teeth were straight but everyone in my familiy has a small gap between their front 2 teeth - it was not that big but it drove me nuts.Ouch
 
I thought about it for years but at age 31 - I had them installed. My company's health insurance paid for it 100%. They only put the old fashioned 'train tracks' on my first front 8 teeth and only for 6 months which completely closed that gap. (Actually, this inspired several of my co-workers to get braces!)
 
Then a few years later .. the gap came back. I was bad about wearing my retainer too .. so wear it!
 
By then I was with another company and they paid for this new work completely too. Tongue This dentist explained that I had a thick piece of cartilege (something like that) between my two front teeth and that's why the gap between my two front teeth gradually came back. So even wearing the retainer .. I would have had problems keeping that gap from coming back.
 
So he performed surgery and removed that bit of gum and then he put me back into braces again (the same front 8 teeth) for another 6 months.
 
Afterwards, he cemented a bit of wire on the back of my front 2 teeth so that MAKES SURE the gap cannot return.Smile
 
So my teeth are perfect IMO.


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choose a really good ortho.

I didn't mind braces, I wore mine for 3yrs when I was in college. it could be awkward b/c I look really young and w/ braces, I looked 15. very awkward when you have HS guys hit on you Confused

I don't think that everyone can get invisaline...I have heard it depends on how much work your teeth need.

when you are done, wear your retainer. don't skimp on it.
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Originally posted by Luv2Teach Luv2Teach wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

http://www.georgiahealth.edu/dentalmedicine/patientservices/becomingapatient.html

Thanks for posting this! I'll make that hour and half drive to Augusta. 


gurlllll.....I contacted the lady to see if they were accepting patients for adult orthodontic work.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

damn girl, your teeth couldve been straight by nowLOL


I couldn't afford it Cry
Whyyyy do they have to be sooo expensiveCry
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I'm looking at invisalign now instead of traditional
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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:


HOLY CRAP! Shocked

How much of a cost difference is it!?!????

Originally posted by Bored w/Out Me? Bored w/Out Me? wrote:

My Son got the invisaligns and they do in 6 months what braces do in 2 years. He had a quarter inch gap 6 months ago, it's completely closed now...




Its around the same price as braces I think. Total cost for invisalign was $5700.00, He's still on My Health insurance so Insurance paid $3000.00. My Son paid $2700.00 out of pocket.
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I plan to get them maybe next year
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I am at the end of my course of Invisalign and it is the best money I ever spent! 
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Originally posted by iSMILE13 iSMILE13 wrote:

7 years later and I still wear my retainer
 
I still wear mine and they are invisalign retainers.  Out of my braces for almost 3 years!!!
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I wish Invisalign would've existed when I had braces back in the day.
I had em for 4 years.

The end results were great, my teeth are straight and have stayed that way even without wearing my retainer (oops lol)
However I've had a lot of long term problems resulting from having them on so long.

Just choose your dentist/orthodontist wisely!
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