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Old 01-08-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
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Crooked teeth - what options are available?

Hi,

I'm an 18 year old male, I've got crooked teeth and I did attempt a brace when I was 14 but it involved 2 steps - braces that I was able to take out, but had large pieces of plastic on them - I think they were to correct my underbite, and then I think I was going to have the 'train track' ones to correct the crooked teeth. I gave up on the ones with plastic on them after about 2 months and havn't been back to the orthadontist since and now I'm afraid that my teeth have fully grown and braces wont have any effect.

So is it true that having braces later on in life will not correct your teeth and also what options are available to me to have them straightened?

Thankyou

- Andrew

 
Old 01-08-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re: Crooked teeth - what options are available?

I like invisiline. They take an impression of your teeth and make a retainer that goes over your teeth. Its clear plastic and nobody will ever know that you are getting your teeth straightened.

 
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Crooked teeth - what options are available?

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I like invisiline. They take an impression of your teeth and make a retainer that goes over your teeth. Its clear plastic and nobody will ever know that you are getting your teeth straightened.
I was told that invasalign only works if your bite isn't that bad.

 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:55 AM   #4
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Re: Crooked teeth - what options are available?

Hi,

You can still get braces. I am also 18 and just got braces in dec 29. A lot of adults get braces. Braces in adults will take longer. If you want more info and support do a search for archwired they are a support group for adults with braces, I think I am the youngest but they are of all ages.

Michele

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Hi,

I'm an 18 year old male, I've got crooked teeth and I did attempt a brace when I was 14 but it involved 2 steps - braces that I was able to take out, but had large pieces of plastic on them - I think they were to correct my underbite, and then I think I was going to have the 'train track' ones to correct the crooked teeth. I gave up on the ones with plastic on them after about 2 months and havn't been back to the orthadontist since and now I'm afraid that my teeth have fully grown and braces wont have any effect.

So is it true that having braces later on in life will not correct your teeth and also what options are available to me to have them straightened?

Thankyou

- Andrew

 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:20 AM   #5
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Re: Crooked teeth - what options are available?

My Brother in law got his braces when he was 45 and his teeth did great. He got "train track" braces as he was not concidered a good candidate for invisiline. His teeth were very crooked. He did opt for porcilin(sp) brackets so they were less noticable. If you did not stick with the removeable bracket before I am not sure you would want to do invisiline as they are also removeable.

 
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